On November 12, 1975 the Poughkeepsie Branch held a dinner at the Vassar Alumni House to commemorate the International Women's Year and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of our branch. Eight women were honored for outstanding service to the residents of Dutchess County. Since that time, the Poughkeepsie Branch AAUW has selected a local woman to honor as our Woman of the Year. These women exemplify the goals stated in AAUW's mission statement:
The American Association of University Women advances equity
for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
We invite you to nominate candidates for consideration of this honor using the form linked below to print, fill in and mail. Your nomination will be in consideration for two years from the date you submit the form to one of the Woman of the Year Committee Co-Chairs: Gail Sisti, 313 Forest Rd, Wallkill, NY 12589 or Mary Lou Davis, 125 Andrews Rd, Lagrangeville, NY 12540
Honored at the 50th Anniversary of AAUW in 1975
From the program of the celebration of this anniversary:
Mrs. Race received her Master's degree from Duke University, and also studied at New York State University College at Albany for Director's work. She became the Director of the Poughkeepsie Children's Home in 1937. She is a member of the Committee of Rules and Standards of the New York Dept. of Social Welfare. She was "Woman of the Year" in 1965 awarded by the Poughkeepsie Business and Professional Women's Club.