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2017-2018 Branch General Membership Programs/Meetings
& Event Schedule

The following AAUW membership programs/meetings
and events are open to the public.

Poughkeepsie AAUW, Inc.'s General Membership Programs are planned both to fulfill the mission of the Association and to target members' interests. Detailed information about each program can be found in the monthly newsletter,
The Branch >>

Contact for questions: Program Co-VPs:
             Monique Jones (845/849-1692) or email
             Sandy Lash (845/227-4650) or email

The monthly membership programs offer a presentation of general interest for members and guests and also provide a time for all to enjoy the company of their fellow AAUW members.  They are usually held on the second Thursday of the month.  When needed, business of the organization will also be conducted at these gatherings.  Join us to discover how we can make a change for the better.  Our branch programs are free and open to the public so invite family, friends and colleagues to join you. Our schedule usually looks like this:

7:00 - 7:30 pm: Refreshments and informational
         notices from Maria DeWald, Poughkeepsie Branch
         AAUW President.
7:30 - 8:30 pm: The program presentation and a
         "questions and answer” period.
8:30 -8:45 pm: Any additional announcements
The location: Most often at Unitarian Universal Fellowship of
         Poughkeepsie, 67 South Randolph Avenue. 
The location may change depending on the program.

Schedule for 2017-2018

Please check the Poughkeepsie AAUW newsletter
"The Branch"
for details and/or changes


  • Thursday, September 7, 2017 -  "Back to AAUW," Open House
                7:00 pm
                Hellenic Community Center
    54 Park Avenue, Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 - "Bettering our Community: Using Resources

                presented by: Siennah Yang, Coordinator of Rescuing Leftover
                Cuisine in Mid-Hudson New York
    and Atticus Lanigan, General
                Manager of Zero to Go
                7:00 pm
                The Barn at Vassar College’s Environmental Cooperative

                50 Vassar Farm Lane
    Prior to the meeting there will be a "New Member Reception"
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 - AAUW-NYS District IV Conference,
                Beyond Barriers And Bias –Fulfilling The
                 Potential Of Women
    9:00 am – 1:00 pm

                 Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory Community Café,
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017 - "Woman of the Year"
                honoring Mariel Fiori, editor La Voz
                12:00 - 3:30 pm
    Beekman Arm, Rhinebeck, NY 
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017 - "Live Your Dream Girls' Conference"
                Dutchess Community College
  • Thursday, November 9 , 2017 - "Threading My Prayer Rug: One
                 Woman’s Journey from Pakistani Muslim to
                 American Muslim"

                 Presented by Sabeeha Rehman
                 7:00 pm

                 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie 
                 67 S Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, December 12 , 2017 - “Five Cent Cookies”—My Month in Senegal
                Amy Thrasher, IBM Corporate Service Corps
                (Amy is a member of Poughkeepsie AAUW)
                7:00 PM
                Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie 
  • Thursday, January 11 , 2018 -"Protecting Yourself and Your Family
                 from the Perils of Online Activity"
    Presented by: Investigator Thomas Roidl, cybersecurity expert
                 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, February 8 , 2018  - "The Many Faces of Trafficking and
                 What We Can Do"

    Presented by Grace Roebuck, Vassar College Sophomore
                 7:00 pm
                 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 -Lean In? Lean Out? What's a Woman To Do?
                 What’s a Woman to Do?”

                 Panel Discussion presented by Wendy Maragh Taylor,
                 Vassar College Director for Campus Life ALANA Center
                 (Wendy is a member of Poughkeepsie AAUW)
                  The Aula at Vassar College
  • Sunday, April 15,  2018 - "Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction"
                The Links at Union Vale
                153 N Parliman Rd., Lagrangeville

  • Thursday, May 10, 2018 - "World War Women: The Unsung Heroines
                 of WWII"
                Presented by Judith Kalaora of History at Play   
                Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie   
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 - Annual Meeting/Dinner
               Children's Home of Poughkeepsie


Program Committee 2017 – 2018
*People directly involved with 2017-2018 programming.

Lula Allen, Kay Bishop, Mary Coiteux, Maria DeWald*, Barbara Durniak*, Gloria Ghedini*, Sandy Goldberg, Betty Harrel*, Gwen Higgins*, Cathy Kinn, Betsy Kopstein-Stuts, Pat Luczai*, Marti Madory*, Wendy Maragh-Taylor*, Barbara Van Itallie*, Carole Wolf  





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