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  • Read the latest publications from AAUW National. 

  • Get all the facts about Poughkeepsie AAUW from the printer friendly version of the 2016-17 Membership Booklet>>
  • Provide funds for all the activities of Poughkeepsie AAUW. 
  • Power of Membership>>
  • Poughkeepsie AAUW "Leading to Reading" Project has distributed over 25,000 books.
  • Remarkable Women of New York State.  Buy from Amazon>>
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  • AAUW is open to all who hold an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a  regionally accredited college or university.
  • Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc. was founded in 1925.
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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 13: "Utopia," 7 pm
    Poughkeepsie Library
    Boardman Road Branch
  • Oct 15: "Beyond Barriers and Bias - Fulfilling the Potential of Women." District 4, Schenectady.  All information here>>
  • Oct 19: "He Named Me Malala," film screening, 6:30 pm
    Adriance Memorial Library
    93 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Sunday, Oct 23: Woman of the Year, Krista Jones of Sparrow's Nest


  • Nov 5: "Live Your Dream Girls' Confernce" at DCC.  Registration and Information>>
  • Apr 2, 2017: Writers' Tea & Auction>>
  • Apr 21-23, 2017:
    AAUW-NYS Convention
    Syracuse Doubletree Inn




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The Branch

AAUW-NYS Fall Focus>>

Poughkeepsie AAUW and the

Poughkeepsie Public Library presents:

Return of the Victorian Lady – In an All New Program

“Utopia, Alternative Societies in the
19th Century”

Sue McLane, 
“The Victorian Lady”

October 13, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Please be prompt!

Poughkeepsie Public Library
Boardman Road Branch
141 Boardman Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Sue McLane marks her 25th year of researching and presenting programs.  She is a member of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association.  “Utopia” will tell the stories of some of the alternative lifestyle groups in the 19th century and how that affected women’s experience then and now.  As last year, Sue will be using clothing as a vehicle for her presentation along with other “show & tell” items.

Sue McLane has been a Living History presenter known as “The Victorian Lady” since 1991.  Sue was drawn to the Victorian Era’s simpler way of life and to the study of history itself.  Her love of antique clothing enticed her to discover details about each piece and its origin, which developed her fascination with history.  Sue McLane says that each outfit tells a story and looking at the details explains not only what it took to create it, but opens a window into the past.  Many of her outfits have appeared in movies such as “Out of Africa.”

Questions: Sandy Goldberg 297-7670 or
Betsy Kopstein-Stuts 485-7044

Please join the Poughkeepsie Branch of the American Association of University Women, Inc. to honor our:

Woman of the Year 2016

Krista Jones

Executive Director
of Sparrow’s Nest
of the Hudson Valley

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1-4 pm
Le Chambord>>
2372 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY

Reservation Information>>

Biography of Krista Jones>>


You may use PayPal to make your reservation or pay by check using the reservation information above.  To make a reservation using PayPal, select the PayPal (Donate) button below, follow the onscreen directions. When PayPal asks for special instructions to Seller, click in that box and type "Woman of the Year," your phone number, the full name of everyone you are including in your reservation and the meal choice for each. Your reservation details will be forwarded to the committee.  You do not have to contact them separately

November 5, 2016

Dutchess Community College

Click on the image above for more
information and registration!

2016 AAUW Action Fund Voter Guides

For pressing races across the country, the AAUW Action Fund voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidates’ positions on issues like equal pay, education, campaign finance, and reproductive rights. Candidates’ positions on the issues are determined using their voting records, public statements, and campaign position papers, as well as information posted by trusted sources on the Internet. All campaigns are contacted via e-mail in advance of publication.

AAUW Action Fund voter guides are provided as a public service and are not intended to be an endorsement of any candidate or political party. No AAUW policy position is implied by the descriptions of these issues. See our complete member-endorsed Public Policy Program for more information and contact VoterEd@aauw.org with any questions.

Voter Guide for Presidential Candidates>>

Voter Guide for Vice Presidential Candidates>>

Recent Events

Annual Meeting and

Officer Installation Dinner

      Lisa Ghartey>>

June 9, 2016,Lisa Ghartey spoke about the importance of being an education champion for children, "Every Child Deserves a Champion."  She gave us ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.


Officers were elected:
President                  Maria DeWald
Communications VP   Bonnie Auchincloss
Secretary                  Katherine Friedman
Treasurer                  Diane Jablonski
Membership Treas.    Mary Anne Hogarty

Awards were given:
EOF Honorees
Eleanor Burch       Mary-Jo Cottrell
Karen Haynes       Ann Pinna
Linda Roberts       Linda Roy
Emerging Leader
Katherine Friedman
New Cornerstone Award
Margaret Nijhuis


May 15, 2016


Lucinda Franks                         Jeffrey T. Sammons

“Timeless: Love, Morgenthau,    "Harlem's Rattlers and the
and Me”                                    Great War"

More information on our writers and the event>>



Presenter: Maria Idoni


On April 14, 2016, Maria Idoni,  the AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Area Director for the Hudson Valley and Westchester chapters gave an important discussion concerning suicide.  She took us through the statistics, the research, the prevention and what we could do to fight suicide.  To the surprise of everyone there are over 800,000 death per year in the world due to suicide and this is felt to be greatly underreported.  She called for the need to treat mental health as we do physical health and seek help

This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.  Watch for warning signs and reach out to other and seek help for yourself.


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