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Upcoming Events

  • Oct 21: AAUW District IV Conference  "Moving Forward: Influencing the Future">>
  • Oct 29: Woman of the Year, Beekman Arms.
    See left for information and reservations!
  • Nov 4: 

    Eleventh Annual Live Your Dream Girls' Conference>>

    "Threading My Prayer Rug: One Woman’s Journey From Pakistani Muslim To American Muslim" by
    Sabeeha Rehman
    Unitarian Fellowship,
    7 pm
  • Dec 14: "Five Cent Cookies" - A Journey to Senegal, Amy Thrasher, Unitarian Fellowship
  • Jan 11, 2018: "Protecting Yourself and Your Family from the Perils of Online Activity," presented by Investigator Thomas Roidl 
  • Apr 15, 2018:  NINTH Annual Writers' Tea & Benefit Auction>>
  • Apr 21 - 23, 2018:  AAUW-NYS Convention




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Coming Events

Join us for Lunch
to Honor our  Woman of the Year 2017

Mariel Fiori

Managing Editor of La Voz

October 29, 2017

12-3 pm

Beekman Arms
6387 Mill Street
(Corner of Rt 9 & Market Street)
Rhinebeck, NY


More information on our honoree and the luncheon menu>>

To make reservations by mail>>


To make reservations using PayPal, select the yellow (PayPal/Donate) button below and 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(s) of those included in your reservation and the choice of food for each.  You do not need a PayPal account to use this method just a credit card.  You do not have to contact Betty Harrel separately.  The cost for the event when using PayPal is $52 per person.


Sponsored by Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW, Inc.

Moving Forward: Influencing the Future

  • How can AAUW members make our voices heard?
  • Presentations on Health, Education and Governance.

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Location: Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, an urban renewal project in the City of Poughkeepsie (8 North Cherry Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601).  Parking available behind the building.


Live Your Dream Girls’ Conference

November 4, 2017

Eleventh Annual Live Your Dream Girls' Conference
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY


2017 Information Brochure with registration form to mail>>

Registration form on which you can type information/print/mail>>

For additional information, click on the logo above.

Recent Events

Bettering our Community: Using Resources Wisely



Thursday, October 12,  at The Barn, Vassar College Environmental Cooperative, Bettering Our Community was presented by Atticus Lanigan, General  Manager of Zero to Go, and Siennah Yang, Branch Head of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

We discussed our "relationship to garbage and trash," what was valuable to recycle and how to plan our day to create less garbage (take your water and snacks with you).  We heard overwhelming statistics about the quantity of food waste.  There were 91,000 lbs of food rescued in the area since June. We found that a great deal of waste can be credited to a misunderstanding of date labels.  We heard what we could do - maybe bring your own coffee cup for use at the next AAUW meeting and save that paper cup! And never ever use Styrfoam!

Do some recycling of household objects by using:

How to Get Rid of Stuff>>


Here Comes the Judge .... and Comptroller

On October 10, Poughkeepsie AAUW and the League of Women Voters held an outstanding Candidates Forum. 

Candidates for State Supreme District 9 (Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Westchester Counties), Christi Acker and Linda Murray, and candidate for DC Comptroller, Robin Lois, made strong cases for winning our votes.  Unfortunately Jim  Coughlan was not present nor was a representative from his office.

We all learned more about the Supreme Court and more about the requirements for a Comptroller that will make each of us a better informed voter on November 7th.


Open House

On Thursday, September 7, AAUW members and guests met at the Hellenic Center for a review of the past year and a showcase of what it means to be a member of Poughkeepsie AAUW.  Plans for the coming year were also highlighted.

At the meeting new members joined and everyone signed up for Interest Groups, Community Service Initiatives and Board Committees.  The Membership Booklet for 2017-18, containing very thing you need to know about Poughkeepsie AAUW, was distributed and you may find a printer friendly here>>

If you know of a friend, neighbor, or relative who was unable to attend this meeting but have interest in joining Poughkeepsie AAUW, please contact Sheila Zweifler or 845/462-6478.


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Website comments are welcome and may be directed to Mary King. This page last updated on Oct 16, 2017