Poughkeepsie Branch of the
American Association of University Women, Inc.
P.O. Box 1908, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Volume 23, Number 9 Our 55th year of publication. http://www.aauwpoughkeepsie.org May 2010
Online Calendar at www.aauwpoughkeepsie.org
3 LetМs Read Math: 7:00 pm
Learn more - see page 3.
3 Word Games: 2:00 pm
Hostess: Sherry Hudes (462-0220)
Coordinator: Eleanor Aronstein (462-6452)
5 Joint Board Meeting: 7:00 pm
St. John’s Lutheran Church. Details page 5.
6 Professional Women’s Networking: 6 pm
Babycakes Café Details page 5.
Coordinator: Kim B. Butwell (914/489-6400)
8 Trekkers: 8:00 am Dutchess Mall
Storm King State Park/Crow’s Nest Trail
Leader: Roz Werner (462-0630)
Coordinator: Karen Haynes (297-5700)
10 ”The Branch” deadline for June
11 Membership Meeting- next column
14 Daytime Literature: 10:00 am
Book: Abraham Lincoln
By: James MacPherson
Hostess: Jackie Prusak (226-6049)
Coordinators: Dina Gleeson (229-8458)
& Tiz Hanson (229-9394)
17 Manderley Literary Society: 7:30 pm
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Hostess: Dorothy Evangelista (677-9046)
Coordinator: Ellie Burch (297-7828)
18 Cuisine: 6:30 pm
Recipes: Gerri Battista (229-2115)
Hostess: Gerri Battista (229-2115)
Coordinator: Betty Olson (889-4836)
19 Bridge I: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Hostess: Lillian DePasquale (462-4729)
Coordinators: Linda Ronayne (897-9745)
& Mary Ann Ryan (897-9679)
20 All those books...: 7:00 pm
Book: The Return of the Native
by Thomas Hardy
Hostess: Judy Harkavy (471-4973)
Coordinator: Carol Loizides (452-3208)
21 Art on the Go: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
TBA - weather dependent
Coordinator: Mary Coiteux (226-8275)
22 Trekkers: 11:00 am Meet at the Gardens
Innisfree Gardens - bring picnic lunch
Leader: Cathy Bala (227-7293)
Coordinator: Karen Haynes (297-5700)
26 Contemporary Literature: 7:30 pm
Book: The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery
Hostess: Dina Gleeson (229-8458)
Coordinator: Ann Wade (229-5267)
26 Mah Jongg: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Hostess: Gloria Gibbs (454-7262)
Coordinator: Amy Schwed (462-2269)
27 Bridge II: 12:00 pm
Pizzeria Uno’s, Arlington Area, lunch $15
Coordinators: Cathy Kinn email@example.com &
Janet White (462-6675)
27 Diversity Initiative: 5:00 -7:00 pm
Dutchess Community College
“Thriving In A Workplace That Has Not Moved Beyond The Rhetoric” Jacqueline Goffe-McNish, DCC Professor OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - ALL INVITED!!
Coordinator: Sherre Wesley (462-4945)
27 Pins & Needles: 7:30 pm
Hostess: Peggy Kelland (297-0507)
Coordinators: Jane Toll (463-2712) &
Sue Osterhoudt (889-4469)
27 Gourmet: Out & About: 6:30 pm
Crave Restaurant & Lounge, Poughkeepsie
Contact: Jeanette Cantwell (452-4188) AAUWgourmet@msn.com
Jun 3 Tee Off : 10:00 am (ready to play)
Vassar College Golf Course
Coordinators: Dorothy Evangelista (677-9046)
June 2 Program Planning Meeting, 7 pm St John’s Lutheran Church
June 9 Mexican Cuisine - Its History, Culture and Background with Chef and AAUW member Erika Kastel, 7 pm, St John’s Lutheran Church
Oct 23 2010 Woman of the Year
Nov 6 2010 Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference
"Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone." ~ Gladys B. Stern
So we are saying:
THANK YOU! MERCI! GRACIAS!
ASANTE! DANK JE!
Please join us at this special event celebrating the women and accomplishments of our branch!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Cash Bar 6:00 pm Dinner 6:30 pm
155 Wilbur Blvd.,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Guest Speaker: Anne Constantinople*
РGender and Generation in American PhilanthropyП
Election and installation of officers**
Introduction of our named Educational Fund scholarship honorees***
Bergie Lebovitch on Membership Matters!
Cost: $40.00 (this is the cost of the meal)
Make checks payable РPoughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc.П
Mail to: Barbara Van Itallie
17 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Checks must be received by May 4th. There will be no refunds after May 4th and your check is your reservation.
Menu choices to be made that evening:
Filet Mignon - Demiglace Sauce
Breast of Chicken Francese - Egg Battered
Filet of Salmon, Grilled - Dill & Dijon Sauce
Stuffed potatoes, Fresh Vegetables, Dessert & Coffee, Tea
Bring your stuffed animals for Leading to Reading. See page 3
* Page 3 - Anne Constantinople; ** Page 2 - Branch Officer Elections
*** Page 4 - РThe Branch,П April, 2010
BRANCH OFFICER ELECTIONS
Betty Harrel, Nominating Committee Chair
The nominating committee has been working for several months to select a slate of officers and fill appointed board positions for the coming two years. We are very pleased indeed to present the following slate for 2010-2012:
President: Geeta Desai
Secretary: Ginny Marcus
Treasurer: Barbara Van Itallie
A vote will be held at the May11, 2010 Annual Meeting, after which the new officers will be installed.
Other officers continuing in the second year of their term.
Co-VP Program: Susan Osterhoudt & Diana Gleeson
VP Membership: Bergie Lebovitch
Co-VP Educ. Fund: Patricia Luczai & Trish Prunty
Assistant Treasurer: Elizabeth Moesel
Appointed Board Members:
Community Betty Harrel
Cultural Interests Margaret Prescott
Diversity . Sherre Wesley
Education........ Linda Roy
Historian. Eileen Hayden
Hospitality .......... Pat Dogil
Interest Group Coordinator Cathy Lane
International Relations Erika Kastel
Legal Advocacy Fund . Sharon Clarke
Newsletter .... Margaret Nijhuis
Nominating ... Marcine Humphrey
Public Policy . Doris Kelly
Publicity ........ Mary Coiteux
Webmaster ...... Mary King
Woman of the Year .... Mary Lou Davis
WomenМs Issues .. Joanne Sereda
Special Project Coordinators
College Initiative ............................ Sharon Clarke
Diversity Initiative ......................... Sherre Wesley
Leading to Reading ........................ Betty Harrel
Let’s Read Math Coordinator Needed!!!!!!
Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference Marcine Humphrey
How to Make out Checks!
Checks written to our organization must be
Poughkeepsie Branch of AAUW, Inc.
Please do not write your checks any other way. We are no longer AAUW Poughkeepsie.
LIVE YOUR DREAM: Girls Growing Strong
Marcine Humphrey firstname.lastname@example.org
The fifth “Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference” is scheduled for Saturday, November 6th at Dutchess Community College from 8:30-2:30. Would you like to help? There are jobs that require 2 hours or less and some that have no interaction with the girls. Some involve driving, picking up stuff, and delivering it. Here are just a few of the jobs available:
Outreach: Mail Information packets to organizations that have contact with 7th grade girls. Supply names of individuals and organizations that can hand out registration information. Pick up and deliver packages to schools. Call girls and facilitators with reminder two days before conference (script provided).
آ Coordinate program book fundraising. Prepare and send out letters, provide information to women, keep records of ads, forward ads to program book designer.
آ Find sponsors and send the material to the program book coordinator.
آ Work with Margaret Nijhuis on the program book: proofing, pick up books at printer, deliver books to DCC
آ Seek out potential facilitators and refer them to coordinator
آ Do a workshop (1 hour) or chaperone girls during conference (3-5 hours)
آ Redesign existing registration brochure (Publisher experience helps)
آ Drive copies to and from printer
آ Receive registrations via mail and enter them in Excel spreadsheet.
آ Print nametags
آ Staff registration table (1 hour in morning, 1 hour at check-out)
Materials: Decorate and prepare gifts and journals (begin in August - fun and food provided!). Pick up and deliver T-shirts, yoga mats, or similar items (1 hour). Distribute materials during registration and monitor girls during opening activity (2 hours). Shop for cookies and snacks.
Budget: Keep a record of money received and spent
Set up/Clean up - the usual (1 hour)
Photographers: 2 preferred
Interested? Contact Marcine Humphrey (485-7697) or
Check your email each day!
KANGAROOS AND ZEBRAS AND TEDDY BEARS...
Betty Harrel *462-2141* email@example.com
...are all making their way to young children in the Group Emergency Foster Care Center at The Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie.
Thanks to all who donated cuddly stuffed animals during March, the “Leading to Reading” project is completing “Fuzzy Friend” kits for the children in the center. Each kit contains two books, a stuffed animal, and craft materials. Many of the children were removed quickly from their homes and have few belongings of their own. The kits provide comfort and a sense of belonging for them.
If you forgot to bring a stuffed animal, you have another chance! A basket will be available at the annual dinner on May 11th.
A big THANK YOU goes to our many AAUW supporters!
We are delighted to have Anne Constantinople as our speaker on May 11th. Dr. Constantinople is a personality and social psychologist by training; she did her undergraduate work at Smith College and earned her PhD from the University of Rochester. After teaching for two years at Bryn Mawr College, she came to Vassar in 1967 hoping to continue the pioneering work initiated by the Mellon Foundation on normal development in the college years. The evidence for the interaction of nature and nurture in development became increasingly compelling; she co-taught a seminar on Gender for many years with a neuroscientist and became a founding member of the American Culture program at Vassar.
In that context, she co-taught several courses on American history and culture, the final one being a seminar on Philanthropy as an expression of American values and beliefs.
LET'S READ MATH MEETING
On Monday, May 3, 2010, we invite all interested members to join the Let's Read Math Committee. Learn about the Let's Read Math program and how Poughkeepsie Branch got involved. There will be an open discussion about the program and future activities. Learn more about the original program and its creator at http://letsreadmath.com/
Place: Irene Keyes'
178 Cranberry Drive
Hopewell Junction, NY
Time: 7:00 PM
Please let Irene know if you will attending via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 227-6686
PUBLIC POLICY Marcine Humphrey email@example.com
There is no higher priority for the American public than the restoration of the economy, and working towards pay equity is a critical step in that direction. Policy makers need to ensure that women workersТall workersТdonМt just survive the downturn but continue the march toward fair pay and workplace opportunity.
Empowering women is one investment that always pays long-term dividends, not only for the women themselves but their families and the entire nation as well. The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.182/H.R.12) is a comprehensive bill that updates the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by taking meaningful steps to create stronger incentives for employers to follow the law, empower women to negotiate for equal pay, and strengthen federal outreach and enforcement efforts.
Passing this legislationТapproved by the House more than a year agoТis the next logical step following the 2009 enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored the ability of working women to have their day in court.
Equal Pay is an РEconomic Engine Р and legislation promoting pay equity is especially critical given the current state of the economy, which has shed more than seven million jobs since December 2007.
For the first time in American history, women represent half of the paid workforce, and two-thirds of women are either the primary or co-bread winner for their families. In other words, pay equity is not just a moral issue; it is an economic imperative with enormous implications not just for women but for working families, communities and the nationМs recovery. The impact of the РGreat Recession,П Тduring which the importance of a working womanМs wage has never been higherТhas intensified this trend even further.
Please, take a moment to call, email or write to support this Legislation. Visit the national web site which can be accessed from our own home page or contact Lisa Maatz, AAUW Director of Public Policy and Government Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202/785-7720.
HELP SAVE NEW YORKМS LITERACY PROGRAMS ! RESTORE ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION (ALE)
Dee Jakobsen *223-5171* email@example.com
Governor Paterson’s 2010-11 Executive Budget represent a38% reduction to Adult Literacy Education (ALE)!! Last year, the Legislature successfully restored some funding for ALE during budget negotiations.
It’s not too late to do it again this year. Join hundreds of
literacy supporters to call our top leaders and tell them to protect adult literacy education services in the State Budget!
The Adult Literacy Education program supports a wide variety not-for-profits, libraries, community and volunteer based organizations statewide to provide adult literacy education services
Call Senate Leader John Sampson at (518) 455-2788.
Call Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver at (518) 455-3791.
Here’s what you should say to Senator Sampson and Speaker Silver:
Ѓ Hello, my name is (your name) and I live in (your town). I’m calling to ask Senator Sampson/Speaker Silver to restore funding for the Adult Literacy Education (ALE) program in the State Budget.
Ѓ ALE supports a wide variety of and volunteer based organizations statewide to provide adult literacy education services. More than 22% of New Yorkers exhibit below basic literacy skills!
Ѓ The Senator/Speaker should restore ALE in the Budget.
Ѓ Thank you.
Linda Beyer *462-0345* firstname.lastname@example.org
Many of us are off to the state convention where we will hear inspiring speeches, attend informative workshops, connect with our counterparts from across the state and, maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll also qualify for an award or two again this year. Don’t misunderstand .. convention is not all seriousness. We laugh a lot, enjoy great food, and luxuriate in a beautiful conference setting too.
At our annual meeting on May 11th, we will share some experiences from the convention. Come and join in the fun of celebrating our branch and our achievements at Christo’s. A sumptuous dinner is planned and some surprises too. Our guest speaker, Anne Constantinople, retired Vassar psychology professor, will talk about philanthropy which is a topic she has researched and taught. Given that AAUW is a philanthropic organization, what actually does that mean for our understanding of who we are and what we do as members?
The annual meeting is also a time to welcome our incoming Board members and to wish the outgoing Board farewell. Come and be with us for all the fun!
Poughkeepsie AAUW, Inc April 2009 - April 2010
Margaret Nijhuis *635-8612* Rnijhuis@hvc.rr.com
Check out a brief history of our AAUW year. Go to www.aauwpoughkeepsie.org Select Newsletter in the left column. You will be amazed at all that has been done by you and the other AAUW members.
WORKING WOMEN FIND TIME FOR AAUW FUN!
Kim B. Butwell email@example.com
Are you a working woman and wish you had more opportunity to do some of the fun and interesting things offered by AAUW?? It’s hard to take time away from work, but now you can combine work and pleasure! The Professional Women’s Networking Group, a new Poughkeepsie AAUW interest group, will focus on offering working members of AAUW a variety of opportunities to build relationships with other professional women.
We will be meeting on Thursday, May 6th at 6:00 p.m. at Babycakes Café, 1 Collegeview Ave, Poughkeepsie. Come for a bite to eat, a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Bring any networking ideas that you would like to share (interesting groups, meetings, fundraisers). Contact Kim B. Butwell
C. 914-489-6400, W. 845-431-2272, firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know you are coming so I can make a reservation and put you on the reminder list.
The group will provide a chance for AAUW members to meet and share new business practices, exchange marketing ideas and offer business referral opportunities. Eventually we will invite informative speakers to meetings, adding an educational component. If you are a recently retired professional women please come and share your wisdom with newer professional women.
Let’s get The Professional Women’s Networking Group going and attract new members to the Poughkeepsie Branch of AAUW.
Supporters of The Branch!!
Annual contributions from members help defray the expense of publishing The Branch. All patrons and sponsors are listed in each monthly newsletter unless anonymity is requested.
Patrons ($25 or more)
Mary Louise Van Winkle
Sponsors ($10 or more)
To add your name or the name of your business to the list, mail a check payable: Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc. to Margaret Nijhuis, 9 McAllister Drive, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569
Cathy Kinn email@example.com
Diane Browne-Sterdt, guest columnist
Really, Really Short Stories.... A Six Word Contest
You can create literary gems of your own, in half a dozen words. Ernest Hemingway was once given the challenge of telling a story in just six words. "Papa" came up with a zinger...."For sale: baby shoes, never worn." Another writer (an aspiring one) expressed her outlook on Life with: " Young, old...Pretty, plain. Only words."
Larry Smith, a book editor, founded an online community, SMITH Magazine (www.smithmag.net), for personal storytelling. He posed a challenge: Could folks tell their life stories in six words? Tens of thousands of people sent in entries, and the six-word memoir made its' debut! Smith and his co-publisher, Rachel Fershleiser, put their favorites in a book, " Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" (Harper Perennial, 2008).
A few of those published were: “ Nearing sixty. Still on rough draft.,” “Defined at 21. Redefined at 57.," and "Yoga, meditation, workouts. Art. 60. Strong."
We're having a contest. Send a six-word memoir or outlook on Life to Diane Browne- Sterdt (firstname.lastname@example.org ) (no "n" in the e-mail address) by May 1st, and if your entry is selected, you (and one runner-up) will win a coffee and dessert delight at Barnes and Noble (Poughkeepsie), to be enjoyed with Diane and Cathy Kinn. It's not the Pulitzer, we know...but it could be a lot of fun!
JOINT BOARD MEETING
Linda Beyer *462-0345* email@example.com
There will be a combined meeting of the current and the incoming Board members of both the elected and appointed positions on Wednesday, May 5th at 6:00 pm at St. John’s Church. While we enjoy light snacks, we will be discussing AAUW issues in small groups. We hope to encourage new members to begin thinking about their new positions in the upcoming year and to give current Board members the opportunity to share their thoughts and ideas about their Board experiences. Board members usually meet informally with their new counterparts one or more times on their own so this will not be a specific “training” event but a more general discussion.
Current Board members may wish to bring their records or other materials to transfer to their counterpart at this meeting. Current Board members, please have your year-end report ready to submit to me at this meeting.
New Board members are cordially invited to attend the regular Board meeting which will follow the discussion groups at approximately 7:15 - 7:30 pm.
Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc.
Proposed Budget for year starting July1 , 2010
General Fund Receipts
Dues $18,375.00 $20,475.00
Interest $200.00 $160.00
NYS Membership Awards $100.00 $115.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $0.00 $0.00
Contributions from Spec Events $0.00 $2,320.00
Other $0.00 $0.00
Gain/Loss Spec Events $0.00 $0.00
Total Receipts $18,675.00 $23,070.00
General Fund Expenses
Dues $14,455.00 $16,107.00
Administration $450.00 $450.00
Sunshine Fund $0.00 $100.00
Programs / Special Events $1,100.00 $1,100.00
Membership $400.00 $515.00
Communication/Hosting $280.00 $200.00
Directory $325.00 $350.00
Convention $450.00 $450.00
Community $600.00 $900.00
Awards/Gifts $100.00 $100.00
Education $170.00 $180.00
Insurance $275.00 $278.00
Historian $20.00 $20.00
Voter Education $50.00 $0.00
Total General Fund Expenses $18,675.00 $20,750.00
Transfers to DF $2,320.00
GF Income less Expense $0.00 $0.00
Total Dedicated Funds Income $12,710.00 $14,730.00
Total Dedicated Funds Expense $12,710.00 $15,080.00
AAUW Total Income $31,385.00 $35,480.00
AAUW Total Expense $31,385.00 $35,830.00
AAUW Income less Expense $0.00 ($350.00)
Dedicated Funds: Prior Proposed Budget
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $500.00
From General Fund $500.00
Total Income $2,500.00 $1,000.00
Expenses $2,500.00 $2,300.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $3,000.00
From General Fund $500.00
Total Income $0.00 $3,500.00
Expenses (Grants Paid) $0.00 $0.00
Equity for Life
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $0.00
From General Fund $25.00
Total Income $7,910.00 $25.00
Expenses $0.00 $25.00
Leading to Reading
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $2,250.00
From General Fund $0.00
Total Income $0.00 $2,250.00
Expenses $2,000.00 $3,000.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $4,260.00
From General Fund $1,000.00
Total Income $2,000.00 $5,260.00
Expenses $4,800.00 $5,260.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $0.00
From General Fund $0.00
Total Income $0.00 $0.00
Expenses $2,110.00 $1,800.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $250.00
From General Fund $250.00
Total Income $0.00 $500.00
Expenses $1,000.00 $500.00
Let's Read Math
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $850.00
From General Fund $45.00
Total Income $0.00 $895.00
Expenses $0.00 $895.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc.
Total Expense $300.00 $300.00
Receipts less Expense $0.00 $0.00
Contributions, Gifts, Grants, etc. $500.00
From General Fund $500.00
Total Income $0.00 $1,000.00
Total Expense $1,000.00
Total Income $12,710.00 $14,730.00
Total Expense - Dedicated Funds
Income less Expense DF $0.00 ($350.00)
Total Requested from GF $2,820.00
Dear AAUW members,
I wish to express my gratitude for the honor of a named gift to the Educational Opportunities Fund of AAUW. It has been a pleasure to be a part of this wonderful association. I have enjoyed my role as Public Policy Chair and appreciated the support of AAUW members has made the Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference a continued success!
Marcine Humphrey April, 2010
Bergie Lebovitch *298-4045* firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention all members! (Except those who joined after Jan.1st of 2010) It’s that time again, when we have to renew our memberships. The Association has kept their fee at $49.00, of which $46.00 is tax deductible, the State remains at $10.00 and the Fabulous Poughkeepsie Branch is still a bargain at $16.00, also tax deductible. The renewal forms and most newly executed profile sheets will be in the mail by April 30th. It is essential that EVERYONE fill out the personal profile sheet so we will be able to better serve your needs. Please return your profile with your renewal.
This year we have decided to “sweeten the deal” by offering three free National memberships to those who have renewed by May 30th. These three $49.00 refund checks will be awarded after a drawing at the June 2nd Programming Meeting. We’re making it a little more enticing by offering you three chances if you get your renewal in by May 10th; two chances if by May 20th; and one chance by May 30th! (Liz Moesel will be receiving your renewals, and if you are having a financial institution make a direct payment-PLEASE MAKE THEM AWARE that Liz’s name and address must appear on the envelope)
Our “little” Branch is now at 316 members!!!! Number 1 in the State, and currently remaining Number 1 in the Country, in the Member get a Member Campaign. To maintain our status, nationally, we need MORE referrals from you ASAP! We definitely have competition from a branch south of us...(and we need another plaque to “house”!!!!)
Thirty-six members have brought in 77 members since July 1stof last year and they will be honored at the Annual Meeting on May 11th. Check out the two names with an asterisk (*) below and learn of the fantastic story behind them at the Annual Meeting.
According to the National Data Base of the AAUW, we in Poughkeepsie have a few celebrations of longevity milestones. Please join us at the Annual Meeting to honor Elizabeth (Betty) Smith for her 45 years, as she becomes an Honorary Branch Member. Additionally, we have Cynthia Averill, Marjorie DiDonato, Diane Sipos, and Ann Wade who are also celebrating 25 years with the Poughkeepsie Branch. Just think about all that these women have done for our Branch and their tireless efforts on behalf of all women and girls. Thank you all for all that you have done and will continue to do for AAUW.
Our Member Get A Member Honorees:
Patricia Cerniglia- 1
Mary Lou Davis-2
Barbara Van Itallie-2
Mary Louise Van Winkle-3
Please remember, РYou are the M VIP’s...We’ll just do the paperwork!
Join us in welcoming our newest members...
Anne S. Brown
Jill Ann Loeb
Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc. Officers 2009-2010
President Linda Beyer 462-0345
Program V.P. Susan Osterhoudt 889-4469
Diana Gleeson 229-8458
Membership V.P. Bergie Lebovitch 298-4045
Educ. Foundation V.P. Patricia Luczai 463-4662
Secretary Barbara VanItallie 462-3924
Treasurer Carol Loizides 452-3208
Assistant Treasurer Elizabeth Moesel 896-9426
Association website: www.aauw.org
NY State website: www.aauw-nys.org
AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research.
In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in thisorganization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or class.
The Branch is published ten times a year, September through June, by the Poughkeepsie Branch of the AAUW, Inc.. Send articles to the editor: Margaret Nijhuis, RNijhuis@hvc.rr.com (635-8612).