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8/20: Trip to Cooperstown – West Side Story + Thomas Cole

AAUW Kingston
Trip to Cooperstown
Monday, August 20, 2018
Leaving Kingston – Herzogs Plaza (near Hannaford)
8 AM departure, 7 PM return to Kingston
West Side Story at Glimmerglass Opera House
Thomas Cole exhibit at Fenimore Museum
AAUW Members: $140 (show + museum) / $130 (show only)
Non-Members: $150 (show + museum) $140 (show only)
By 7/12, call Lynn Gore at 845- 687-9210 and then
send a check (made out to AAUW Kingston)  to:
Marjorie Bot, 58 Twin Ponds Drive, Kingston NY 12401

Last chance to vote on 2018 AAUW National bylaws amendments!

Did you vote on the three 2018 AAUW National bylaws amendments?

The voting deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, June 9 at 9 PM EST, so please take a moment now and vote if you haven’t yet!

Check your in-box for an email from AAUW National (on April 25 or May 9, for example) and click on the Vote Now button to get started.

If you can’t find such an email, you will need your member ID and voter PIN. Check the back cover of your Outlook, call AAUW National at 800-326-2289, or send an email to connect@aauw.org.

To vote, go to: https://www.aauw.org/resource/national-election/

Questions? Call or email me at susan-holland@usa.net, 845-389-3961.

Thank you!

Equal Pay Day is Today, Tuesday, April 10

This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Remember to wear red in solidarity!

Urge your representatives to fight for fair pay:


This year, AAUW has observed or will observe the following additional equal pay days:


Susan H.

Thursday, 3/15: Bus trip to NYS Museum & Albany Institute

Join AAUW Kingston on a bus trip to see marvelous exhibits at two Albany museums,
featuring Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial at the NYS Museum

9 AM – Leave Kingston Plaza (Hannaford parking lot – the section near the ball field)

10:30 AM – Visit the Albany Institute of History & Art (entrance fee included in trip cost)
Current exhibits:
– Well-Dressed in Victorian Albany: 19th Century Fashion from the Albany Institute Collection
– The Hudson River School: Landscape Paintings from the Albany Institute
– Nineteenth-Century American Sculpture: Erastus Dow Palmer and His Protégés Launt Thompson, Charles Calverly, and Richard Park
– A Gather of Glass: Selections from the Museum’s Collection
– Ancient Egypt
– Traders and Culture: Colonial Albany and the Formation of American Identity

12 noon – Bus to NYS Museum

12:15 PM – Drop off at NYS Museum. Lunch on your own at the new onsite café (handicapped-accessible), or, cross the street for more choices on the Concourse

1:15 PM – Visit NYS Museum, featuring the Women’s Suffrage exhibit (free, donations accepted)

Some current exhibits:
– New York’s Suffrage Centennial
– Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal (Phase One)
– A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War
– Adirondack Wilderness Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection – Beneath the City: An Archeaological Perpective of Albany Bird Hall
– Ice Ages
– M&T Bank New York State Museum Earthquake Center
– Minerals of New York
– Native Peoples of New York

3 PM – Leave NYS Museum

4:30 PM – Arrive at Kingston Plaza

$45 for AAUW members, $50 for non-members
Includes comfortable bus, tip, & Art Institute entrance fee

To register – By 3/1, send check made out to AAUW Kingston to: Marjorie Bot, 58 Twin Ponds Drive, Kingston, NY 12401

For more info, contact trip coordinator Lynn Gore: 845-687-9210, lynngore54@gmail.com

2/23: Gov. Cuomo’s Council on Women & Girls: Regional Empowerment Forum at SUNY New Paltz

RSVP by 5 PM today, Thursday, February 22 to: dylan.miyoshi@exec.ny.gov

and join Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul & the New York Civil Liberties Union at Gov. Cuomo’s Council on Women and Girls: Regional Empowerment Forum —

When:  Friday, February 23, 10 AM

Where:  Student Union Multi-Purpose Room, SUNY New Paltz, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz

Parking: In the Route 32 Parking Extension

Goal:  To develop an empowerment action plan and discuss the intersectionality of the women’s agenda for the Mid-Hudson Valley region.

Black History Month in Kingston

There is a lot of great stuff happening for Black History Month
in Kingston, starting with:

Economic Film Series: Black Wall Street
Friday, February 2
6 PM to 8 PM
AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Library
43 Gill Street, Kingston

Black History Month Kingston: Kick-Off Event
Saturday, February 3
1 PM to 5 PM
Lace Mill, 165 Cornell Street, Kingston

More info:



1/22 & 1/24 — Two showings of “Birthright: A War Story”

This film will be shown twice locally, as a remembrance of the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade, and to illuminate some of the current events surrounding this landmark decision.

Monday, January 22, 8 PM, Upstate Films, 6415 Montgomery Street (Route 9), Rhinebeck

Wednesday, January 24, 7:15 PM, Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale

Get to one of these screenings if you can, and bring your family and friends!…Susan H.

11/6: 100th anniversary of NYS women winning the right to vote

NYS Women Vote!

Honoring the Past 100 Years: November 1917 to November 2017

There’s a lot of exciting stuff going on in New York this month, and beyond.
Let’s honor our heritage as we move forward to our future!

Here are a few important dates to keep in mind:

Saturday, November 4, 2017 to May 13, 2018
A Special Exhibit at the NYS Museum in Albany celebrating women’s suffrage
history —
Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial

Monday, November 6, 2017
The 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Election Day!
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.

Please send any other local or state centennial-related events my way for our website calendar – thanks!…Susan H.