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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 2015-16 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>>
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  • 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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AAUW-NYS Summer Focus>>



Join us as Poughkeepsie AAUW takes you for a ride through our 20 Interest Groups, our 9 Community Initiatives, our monthly meetings, and other wonderful events throughout the year! 



September 8, 2016
7:00 pm
The Hellenic Community Center

24 Park Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603.

The Hellenic Center is located off Hooker Avenue on Park Avenue between Ziegler Avenue and Grand Avenue.  It is behind the Greek Orthodox Church and next door to Temple Beth-El.

If you have any questions or concerns about the open house, please contact Susie Blecker (845-462-7074) or Sheila Zweifler (845-462-6478).


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>>


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

Reservation Information>>

Biography of Krista Jones>>


You may use PayPal to make your reservation or pay by check using the reservation information above.  To make a reservation using PayPal, select the PayPal (Donate) button below, follow the onscreen directions. When PayPal asks for special instructions to Seller, click in that box and type "Woman of the Year," your phone number, the full name of everyone you are including in your reservation and the meal choice for each. Your reservation details will be forwarded to the committee.  You do not have to contact them separately

November 5, 2016

Dutchess Community College

Click on the image above for more
information and registration!

Recent Events

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>>



Presenter: Maria Idoni


On April 14, 2016, Maria Idoni,  the AFSP’s (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention) Area Director for the Hudson Valley and Westchester chapters gave an important discussion concerning suicide.  She took us through the statistics, the research, the prevention and what we could do to fight suicide.  To the surprise of everyone there are over 800,000 death per year in the world due to suicide and this is felt to be greatly underreported.  She called for the need to treat mental health as we do physical health and seek help

This is a community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide.  Watch for warning signs and reach out to other and seek help for yourself.


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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Aug 17, 2016