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Tuesday, April 4 is Equal Pay Day

Spread the word about the gender pay gap by joining AAUW’s Equal Pay Day Twitter storm from 2 to 3 PM ET on Tuesday, April 4! Join the conversation and fight for pay equity by using the hashtag #EqualPayDay.

More info:
http://www.aauw.org/event/2017/04/celebrate-equal-pay-day-with-aauw-on-twitter/

Send me your Equal Pay Day thoughts, ideas, actions, etc. Thanks for all you do!…

Susan H., susan-holland@usa.net

Additional 2017 Equal Pay Days

3/26 at 1:30 – See Outside Mullingar with AAUW Kingston

This is a reminder about PAW‘s production of Outside Mullingar. It’s a hit – standing ovations last weekend! Sign up today with Ruth Bean for the matinee on 3/26.

A prickly Irish romance

Sunday, March 26

1:30 PM 

Mescal Hornbeck Community Center

56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY
(call Ruth at 845 -255-5752 for directions)

Directed by Ellen Honig

with

John Adair, Joe Bongiorno, Adele Calcavecchio,

and Maria Elena Maurin

A romantic comedy set in central Ireland, near the town of Mullingar, the play tells the story of two middle-aged neighbors living on adjoining farms who secretly pine for each other, but are held back by circumstance and acute shyness. Shanley’s lively dialogue is a delight as the characters spar with each other and their parents.

Group Rate: $18

Reserve your seat now!

Email Ruthdbean@gmail.com or call 845-255-5752 and send your check payable to AAUW Kingston to:

Ruth Bean, 115 Rose Lane, New Paltz, NY, 12561

2/14: 1 Billion Rising ♡ V-Day ♡ Women’s March on Family Court

1 Billion Rising ♡ V-Day ♡ Women’s March on Family Court
Tuesday, February 14
Noon to 2 PM
Ulster County Family Court
16 Lucas Avenue, Kingston

More info:
http://www.onebillionrising.org/events/womens-march-on-family-court/

“One Billion Rising Hudson Valley, NY” Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/OBRUlster/

General Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/315372708864102

Our annual holiday party: “…and a good time was had by all!”

Branch members had a lovely time at our annual holiday party at the Kingston Library on December 20. We shared some good conversation and good food. We listened to, and sang along with, the marvelous Mark Rust, who was back with us this year by popular demand. Thanks to all of the organizers, helpers, cooks, and bakers – you made the day a very merry success!

To see some great photos of the party, taken by our own branch historian Marge Roberts, go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/AAUW.KingstonNY/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1424066860950457

(You don’t have to be “on Facebook” to see the photos!)

If you haven’t yet, while you’re there, please make sure you “Like” our AAUW Kingston Branch Facebook page!

Also, click here if you aren’t receiving website posts in your email, and you would like to!
Susan H. 

12/3: AAUW & SSIP NYC Bus Trip – RSVP Today!

Saturday. December 3

Bus trip to an NYC Museum! Choose one:

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art
    featuring:
    Jerusalem 1000-1400: Every People Under Heaven
    Fragonard: Drawing Triumphant
    Max Beckmann in New York City
    The Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche

2. The Museum of Art and Design
featuring the special exhibit
Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags Upon Bags

Since the mid-2000s, Josh Blackwell has salvaged discarded plastic bags from city streets, kitchen cupboards, trunks of cars, and everywhere in between to use as “substrate and armature” for his unlikely combinations of colorful wool yarn, silk thread, and patterned cloth. Trained as a painter, Blackwell considers every embellishment applied and every embroidery stitch sewn into the surface of his plastic bags to be proxies for painterly mark-making. Additive and expressive, Blackwell’s interventions into and upon the form of the plastic bag-a globally ubiquitous symbol of capitalist waste-cohere into gorgeous, geometrically abstract compositions that intermix color, texture, and pattern.

— with a stop at Trader Joe’s on the return!

Cost: $59 ($56 for members of AAUW, SIP, and SSIP)
includes bus, driver tip, and one museum entrance
For the bus alone: $40 (Ask about our cancellation policy.)

The bus leaves the Kingston Plaza (behind the former Ames)
at 8:30 AM, picks up at New Paltz Thruway Park & Ride at 9 AM,
and returns at about 6 PM.

For reservations, call ViVi at 845-331-0155 or write vvhlavsa@aol.com,
then make out a check to AAUW Kingston and send it to:

Susan Hirsch, 30 Stephan Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Open to all, the AAUW supports educational opportunities for women and girls locally, nationally and internationally. SSIP helps people to stay in their own homes and keep active in their own communities. Ask for more information with your reservation.

10/15: District IV Conference in Schenectady (RSVP today!)

District IV Conference
Program: Beyond Barriers and Bias – Fulfilling the Potential of Women

Saturday, October 15, 2016
9:30 am – 1:30 pm

RSVP by 10/8

Zion Lutheran Church
153 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY

9:00-9:30 am   Registration / Continental Breakfast

9:30   Welcome – *Eleanor Aronstein, President of AAUW-Schenectady Branch

9:35-10:45   Martha Asselin, PhD, Vice President of Student Affairs, Schenectady County Community College will speak about gender barriers and bias

10:45-11:00   Break

11:00-12:00   Maxine Getty , retired Senior Master Sargent, US Air Force and re-enactor portraying Mary A.R. Livermore, abolitionist, teacher, nurse, suffragette and writer.

12:00-1:00   Lunch – Networking & hear from SUNY Albany students who have taken part in the AAUW “Elect Her Training” and the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)

1:00-1:45   A Jewelry Workshop (optional): Create a bracelet for yourself – Donate a bracelet to a woman at our local women’s shelter
*Eleanor Aronstein, former Poughkeepsie AAUW member and “founder” of our interest group, Word Games!!

Cost: $25 AAUW members, $27 non-members, $15 students
(If non-members decide to become members at the conference, not only will that save money for the lunch, they will get 50% off the National dues.)

More info and registration form:

http://aauw-nys.org/attached%20files/district/District%204%20Flyer%202016.pdf

8/23: Candidate Forum, 9/13: State & Local Primary

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, is State & Local Primary Day!
If you are eligible, please get out and vote.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote too.
Polls are open in our area from noon to 9 PM.
Call me if you need a ride to the polls.
If you have other useful forum/primary information, please send it to me for posting.
Susan H, 845-389-3961, susan-holland@usa.net

Democratic Candidate Forum – Ulster County Surrogate’s Court Judge 
Tuesday, August 23, 7 PM
Saugerties Senior Center
207 Market Street, Saugerties

As part of a Saugerties Democratic Committee meeting, you can hear from two attorneys from Ulster County who are running for the position of Ulster County Surrogate’s Court Judge. Sara McGinty and Sharon Graff will be present to answer questions and speak their mind. What is the purpose of the Surrogate’s Court Judge? What are the requirements for the position? What kinds of cases are ruled on in the Surrogate’s Court? Bring your questions for the candidates!

Election information (LWV website)
http://www.vote411.org

Board of Elections websites
– Dutchess County:
http://www.dutchesselections.com/
– Greene County:
http://greenegovernment.com/departments/board-of-elections/
– Ulster County:
http://ulstercountyny.gov/elections
– NYS:
http://www.elections.ny.gov/

6/28: Congressional Primary Day

Today, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, is Congressional Primary Day!
If you are eligible (a registered Democrat or Republican), please get out and vote.
Encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to vote too.
Polls are open from noon to 9 PM.
Call me if you need a ride to the polls.
Susan H, 845-389-3961, susan-holland@usa.net

Election information (LWV website)
http://www.vote411.org

Board of Elections websites
– Dutchess County:
http://www.dutchesselections.com/
– Greene County:
http://greenegovernment.com/departments/board-of-elections/
– Ulster County:
http://ulstercountyny.gov/elections
– NYS:
http://www.elections.ny.gov/