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  • Read the latest publications from AAUW National. 

  • Get all the facts about Poughkeepsie AAUW from the printer friendly version of the 2016-17 Membership Booklet>>
  • Provide funds for all the activities of Poughkeepsie AAUW. 
  • Power of Membership>>
  • Poughkeepsie AAUW "Leading to Reading" Project has distributed over 25,000 books.
  • Remarkable Women of New York State.  Buy from Amazon>>
    or Barnes and Noble>>
  • AAUW is open to all who hold an associate, baccalaureate, or higher degree from a  regionally accredited college or university.
  • Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc. was founded in 1925.
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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 15: "Beyond Barriers and Bias - Fulfilling the Potential of Women." District 4, Schenectady.  All information here>>
  • Oct 19: "He Named Me Malala," film screening, 6:30 pm
    Adriance Memorial Library
    93 Market Street
    Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Sunday, Oct 23: Woman of the Year, Krista Jones of Sparrow's Nest


  • Nov 5: "Live Your Dream Girls' Confernce" at DCC.  Registration and Information>>
  • Apr 2, 2017: Writers' Tea & Auction>>
  • Apr 21-23, 2017:
    AAUW-NYS Convention
    Syracuse Doubletree Inn




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The Branch

AAUW-NYS Fall Focus>

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

Woman of the Year 2016

Krista Jones

Executive Director
of Sparrow’s Nest
of the Hudson Valley

Sunday, October 23, 2016
1-4 pm
Le Chambord>>
2372 Route 52, Hopewell Junction, NY

Biography of Krista Jones>


November 5, 2016

Dutchess Community College

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information and registration!

2016 AAUW Action Fund Voter Guides

For pressing races across the country, the AAUW Action Fund voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidates’ positions on issues like equal pay, education, campaign finance, and reproductive rights. Candidates’ positions on the issues are determined using their voting records, public statements, and campaign position papers, as well as information posted by trusted sources on the Internet. All campaigns are contacted via e-mail in advance of publication.

AAUW Action Fund voter guides are provided as a public service and are not intended to be an endorsement of any candidate or political party. No AAUW policy position is implied by the descriptions of these issues. See our complete member-endorsed Public Policy Program for more information and contact VoterEd@aauw.org with any questions.

Voter Guide for Presidential Candidates>>

Voter Guide for Vice Presidential Candidates>>

Recent Events

“Utopia, Alternative Societies in the
19th Century”

Sue McLane, “The Victorian Lady,” returned to present another amazing program on, October 13, 2016. 

The program was preceded by a special welcome for our new members in the form of a light supper with the board. 

Ms McLane took us through the lives and beliefs of the Shakers with seeds and flat brooms, the American Indian Nations that lived in New York, the fight for women's and Seneca Falls and other societies that developed in New York State during the 19th Century.

It was an enjoyable and informative evening.

Annual Meeting and

Officer Installation Dinner

      Lisa Ghartey>>

June 9, 2016,Lisa Ghartey spoke about the importance of being an education champion for children, "Every Child Deserves a Champion."  She gave us ways we can all improve educational outcomes for our most vulnerable children regardless of our profession.


Officers were elected:
President                  Maria DeWald
Communications VP   Bonnie Auchincloss
Secretary                  Katherine Friedman
Treasurer                  Diane Jablonski
Membership Treas.    Mary Anne Hogarty

Awards were given:
EOF Honorees
Eleanor Burch       Mary-Jo Cottrell
Karen Haynes       Ann Pinna
Linda Roberts       Linda Roy
Emerging Leader
Katherine Friedman
New Cornerstone Award
Margaret Nijhuis


May 15, 2016


Lucinda Franks                         Jeffrey T. Sammons

“Timeless: Love, Morgenthau,    "Harlem's Rattlers and the
and Me”                                    Great War"

More information on our writers and the event>>



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