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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 Diane Jablonski, 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 2018-2019

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


  • Sunday, August 26, 2018 - AAUW-NYS District IV Conference,
                Women’s Equality Day Brunch & Program
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm

                 Queensbury Hotel & Hyde Collection, Queensbury, NY
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2018 -  "Meet & Greet," Open House
                7:00 pm           
                The Barn, Vassar College Environmental Cooperative
                50 Vassar Farm Lane, Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, September 11, 2018 -  "Sexual Harassment in the
                Workplace; Compliance and Response”
                 presented by: Leah Feldman, Brittney L. Denley, Esq,
                                      and Jonna Spilbor, Esq
                7:00 pm           
                Vassar College, Villard Room, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 - "The Evolution of New York State's Family
                Courts and the Challenges of Achieving Justice Today"

                presented by: Judge Tracy MacKenzie,
                Dutchess County Family Court Judge

                7:00 pm
                The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

                10 Children's Way, Poughkeepsie
                Prior to the meeting there will be a "New Member Reception"
  • Sunday, October 21, 2018 - "Woman of the Year"
                honoring Dr. Pamela R. Edington, President
                              Dutchess Community College
                12:00 - 3:00 pm
                 Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D, Beacon, NY
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018 - "Live Your Dream Girls' Conference"
                Dutchess Community College
  • Thursday, November 8 , 2018 - "Beyond Betty Crocker: How Americans
                 Learned to Love Chow Mein, Stir-Fries, and Chinese Food "
                 Presented by Willa Zhen, Professor of Liberal Arts and Food Studies
                 at The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park           
                 7:00 pm  U
    nitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
                 67 S Randolph Ave., Poughkeepsie
    This program is presented in partnership with The NEA Big Read and highlights this year’s book selection, Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You. The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

  • Thursday, December 13 , 2018 - “Unshattered," a nonprofit social
                enterprise that employs women who are “winning their
                fight against addiction”

                Presented by Kelly Lyndgaard, founder
                7:00 PM
                Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie 
  • Thursday, January 10 , 2019 -"Race Soldier"
    Presented by Jocelyn Johnson-Kearny
                 7:00 pm
                 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie

  • Thursday, February 14 , 2019  - "Dutchess County High Risk
                 Response Team"

    Presented by Leah Feldman, Poughkeepsie AAUW member
                 7:00 pm
                 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019 - ‘You Are Going To Have To Delete That,
                Honey’: Photojournalism's #METOO Moment”

                Presented by Rachel Somerstein, PhD 
                Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie   
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 - "Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction"
                The Links at Union Vale
                153 N Parliman Rd., Lagrangeville

  • Friday - Sunday, Apr 26-28, 2019 - AAUW-NYS Convention
                The Otesaga Resort, Cooperstown, NY
  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 - "Woman of Song "               
                Presented by Goldee Green & Tom McCoy   
                Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Poughkeepsie   
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 - Annual Meeting/Dinner

Program Committee 2018 – 2019

Cori Cumming, Maria DeWald, Barbara Durniak, Christine Eidel, Gloria Ghedini, Karen Goodman, Betty Harrel, Cathy Kinn,
Marticia Madory, Carole Wolf





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