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Poughkeepsie AAUW

October 2019 Newsletter>>

September 2019 Newsletter>>

AAUW-NYS & National News>>


Live Your Dream Girls Conference
November 2, 2019 Registration>>


Coming Events


Join Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW for this enlightening discussion!


Christie VanHorne,
M. Ed., MPH

will present

Gender Bias in Healthcare:
A Long History


October 10, 2019

Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

10 Children’s Way

            7:00 pm

Have you ever felt dismissed, ignored, and left a doctor’s appointment with more questions than answers?  You are not alone.  After a look back in history, we will discuss how the problem persists.  Participants will leave with an understanding of how our healthcare system continues to leave women sick, misdiagnosed and dismissed

More information>>

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

Honor our Woman of the Year 2019

Hon. Joan S. Posner


Dutchess County Family Court Judge

Acting Supreme Court Justice

Sunday, October 27, 2019

12-3 pm

Dutchess Manor
263 Route 9D
Beacon, NY

(Type your address
on the top line)

Complete Biography>>

Event Chairs: Mary Lou Davis, Margie Ouart 896-6928 & Gail Sisti 564-4268

Details & mail in reservation>>

Reservations by Credit Card through PayPal

Select the yellow PayPal donate button below, follow the onscreen directions. Where it has $0.00 put in $52 for each reservation you are making for the Woman of the Year event.  Where PayPal asks for special instructions (indicated by a pencil), click in that area and type your phone number, the full name of everyone you are including in your reservation and meal choices for each (chicken, fish, pork, vegetarian or gluten free).  Your reservation details will be forwarded to the committee.  You do not have to contact them separately. You may select to use your personal credit card instead of a PayPal account at this same site.


STEMming the Tide: How Women and Girls are Changing the World

AAUW-NYS District 4

Sunday, October 20, 2019
10:30 am to 2:00 pm
Stonehedge Restaurant, Route 9W, West Park

The Kingston Branch is host this year for the annual District IV conference.  Members from Poughkeepsie, the Adirondacks, Schenectady, Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branches will gather to learn about ways to support the AAUW mission.  Other branches and other organizations that support AAUW's mission and the general public are invited.

The theme, STEMming the Tide:  How Women and Girls are Changing the World, will explore the role women are playing in various environmental endeavors in our region. Speakers will include Janice Brown, AAUW-NYS president; Laura Petit, Ulster County Legislator; Beth Roessler, NYS DED; Aliza Krevolin from FeedHV and and Emily Vail, Hudson River Watershed Alliance.  There will be ample time to mingle with them and meet other members of the community who are having a positive impact on the Ulster County environment.

More information>>

Registration Form (due October 12)>>

  Select "About" then "Directions"


Poughkeepsie AAUW
Year 2018-19 in Review

President's Report 2018-19>>

Diane Jablonski


The events of 2018-19>>

Taken from the pages of our newsletter The Branch


Recent Events

Open House/Reunion

On Thursday, September 12 at Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church, AAUW gathered for their annual Open House/ Reunion to introduce the program for the year.  This included the monthly programs, interest groups and initiatives.  Current members were welcomed back and prospective members were welcomed to the organization.  This was a new meeting venue for AAUW and was found to be most effective.



At the June 13th meeting fun pictures were taken, AAUW members and friends chatted and met new people, elections were held, officers installed and members honored.  That was all before the program started with the recipients of the Irene Keyes Scholarship speaking about their trip to the NCCWSL conference.  The final part of the evening was a talk by Sabrina Marzouka, "Improving the Lives of Women and Children."  We were told to "open our briefcase of talent and change the world."  Sabrina closed with a quote she has on her office door by Angela Davis "I am no longer accepting the thing I cannot change. I am changing the things I can not accept."  It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all.

Additional information>>

Committee: Sharon Fleury, Diane Jablonski, Joan Kimmel & Ann Pinna

Goldee Greene, Vocal Artist

Tom McCoy, Music Director

Diverse Divas in Opera, Jazz & Musical

May 9, 2019 AAUW  had a true musical experience.  Goldee Greene charmed us with excerpts by opera divas such as Cleopatra, Tosca and Delilah as well as real-life prima donna’s like Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, Mae West and Marlene Dietrich.

Many genres express the laughter, love, struggles and empowerment of women through the ages - from Puccini to Duke Ellington.  In collaboration with world-class pianist and arranger Tom McCoy, we were treated to  a stirring, wheels-within-wheels evening of songs and piano solo (from Ellington).

More program information>>

Sabashnee Govender introduced her co-chair, Judy Longacre and once again AAUW members were most generous with donations for Days for Girls>> .

Annual Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction>>

 April 14, 2019  

Our Writers

Michael Korda>>           Irene O’Garden>>

Vassar Night Owls entertained us!


Click on the picture for more information!

Equal Pay Day

April 2, 2019

Proclamation by Dutchess County Legislature>>






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