On November 12, 1975 the Poughkeepsie Branch held a dinner at the Vassar Alumni House to commemorate the International Women's Year and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of our branch. Eight women were honored for outstanding service to the residents of Dutchess County. Since that time, the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW has selected a local woman to honor as our Woman of the Year. These women exemplify the goals stated in AAUW's mission statement:
The American Association of University Women advances equity
for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
Honored at the 50th Anniversary of AAUW in 1975
From the program of the celebration of this anniversary:
Since 1971 Mrs. Bohmer has been the Director of Social Services of the Poughkeepsie Family Development and Day Care Center. She helped establish the Dutchess County Child. Development Committee and served as its first chairman. She has been involved, in many local and national programs concerning child, care. and. child development.
Mrs. Bohmer has a Master's degree from the New York School of Social Work, Columbia University.