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Coming Events


Summer Leadership Conference

July 21-23, 2017

Cazenovia College

Cazenovia, NY
 

Speakers:

  • Cordy Galligan, AAUW VP for Marketing and Communications: Harnessing our Energy!
  • Dr. Karen Pastorello, Professor: Labor Feminism
  • Bailey Morse , College at Brockport student: CAP Grant: Be the Revolution!

Programming:

  • Small but Mighty: Simple projects for branch outreach
  • Skillbuilding for Success: concrete skills for all leaders

Participation:

  • ALL AAUW members are invited!
  • Subsidized by AAUW-NYS ($115 for the entire weekend (2 nights, 6 meals) -  $120 for paper registration)

Registration closes on June 25th!

Register HERE!

www.aauw-nys.org/RegistrationForms/cazenovia_form.html

 


Summer Activities

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July & August activities!


Recent Events


Annual Meeting and Installation Dinner

Sandra Opdycke>>

delighted all of us with her presentation “When Women Won the Vote,” on  June 8, 2017

 

Another highlight of the evening was the naming of Gloria Gibbs>> as the recipient of our Cornerstone Award for 2017.

Each year, our branch honors a member who represents the “foundation” of AAUW.  Gloria has contributed her energy, enthusiasm, and talents to AAUW but is rarely in the limelight.  Through her efforts, she helps to further our mission, increase branch visibility, and make others feel that they, too, are a vital part of who we are.

 

Others honored were:

Sheila Zweifler, Diana Babington, Mary Ann Boylan, Mary Ann Hogarty, Barbara Lemberger, Lori Scolaro, Barbara Van Itallie

Officers elected for 2017-19:
Program Vice President – Monique Jones
Program Vice President – Sandy Lash
Membership Vice President – Susie Blecker
Membership Vice President – Sheila Zweifler
Development Vice President – Jocelynn Banfield

Officers continuing for 2017-18:

President - Maria DeWald
Communications VP - Bonnie Auchincloss                               Secretary/Bylaws - Kathy Friedman
Treasurer - Diane Jablonski
Membership Treasurer - Mary Ann Hogarty

 


MEET LUCY STONE

Prominent American orator, abolitionist
and suffragist

 

Our May 11th program presented by Judith Kalaora was a pleasure for all.  We were introduction to Lucy Stone though Judith Kalaora’s presentation.  Judith Kalaora, Founder/Artistic Director of “History At Play” helped us commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage movement in NYS.

See May issue of The Branch for more information.
 

A Letter from Judith Kalaora>>

 


8th Annual Writers' Tea & Auction

A benefit for the AAUW Scholarship Funds,
Community Initiatives and Events.

 Sunday, April 2, 2017
 
The Links at Union Vale

A wonderful afternoon!  Our writers' both gave amazing presentations, food was excellent and our very generous members spent lots of money at the auction!

Pictures of the event>>
 


REHABILITATION THROUGH THE ARTS

On March 9, 2017 Katherine Vockins, Founder of RTA and Charles Moore, Alumni of the program gave an outstanding presentation explaining and outlining the need for rehabilitation in our state prisons.  RTA, starting 20 years ago, is a creative arts program, operating in 5 NYS maximum and medium security prisons.  Through workshops and performances in theatre, dance creative writing, voice, music and visual arts those incarcerated are able to develop life skills and change behavior patterns that help them cope upon release.

The program is largely self supporting and shows that arts are so much more than just a pretty picture or a fun experience.  We saw two amazing videos of the program at work and the comradery of the inmates as they participated. “Art allows you to think differently, so you behave differently so that you can get different results.  To me, that’s the definition of rehabilitation.”
 

 

ADVANCING EQUITY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGH ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, PHILANTROPHY, AND RESEARCH

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