Branch Meetings

Branch meetings will be held at the Greenburgh Public Library (GPL),
300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford, unless otherwise noted.
All are welcome, including guests and non-members. 

In the event of inclement weather, listen for news of any meeting cancellation or delay on radio stations WHUD (100.7 FM) and

 

THEME “Connecting, Developing, Inspiring Action”

 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11         Branch Meeting    5:30 p.m.         First  Unitarian Society
Celebration of Cultural Diversity:  Internationally themed pot-luck supper.  Members bring a traditional dish to share.
ProgramCelebrity Chefdom – A Journey in Creating Fine Cuisine
Speaker:  Josyane Colwell, President and Creative Director, Le Moulin Event Planning and Fine Catering

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16        Branch Meeting                         10:30 a.m.                                 GPL
ProgramLeading the Fight to Protect Women’s Rights in New York State
Speaker: TBD
This year we have seen efforts around the nation to dramatically roll back women’s rights and health care options.  The speaker will discuss important legislation to ensure that New York State women’s rights are protected.

 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6      ranch Meeting                         10:30 a.m.                                 GPL
Program: Protecting Our Health in a Wireless World
Speaker:  Patricia (Patti) Wood, founder and executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education
As wireless technologies become ever more ubiquitous in our culture and communications, what impact is the radiation exposure from this technology having on our health?

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4   Holiday Luncheon                     12:30 pm
Location: Tesoro D’Italia Restaurant, Pleasantville, NY
Program:  Breaking Barriers: A Jazz Pianist, a UN World Traveler, and a Street Walker
Speaker: Dede Emerson, Branch member, Jazz pianist, retired UN Executive, author, photographer
“Community Service Project – Holiday Gifts for Kids”: Please bring unwrapped toys, books, or cash donations for the Hour Children Program at the Bedford Hills Prison.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4        Branch Meeting                         10:30 a.m.                                 GPL
Program: Revolution on the Bronx River
Speaker: Stephen Paul DeVillo, author of “The Bronx River in History and Folklore” and “The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street”

The talk will cover the role the Bronx River valley played in the American Revolution.  We will learn how the Bronx River helped save the Revolution at White Plains, and hear tales of spies and raiders, as well as the experiences of women caught in the conflict.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5        Branch Meeting                         10:30 a.m.                             GPL
Program: The Empowerment of African American Women
Speaker: Lorrin Johnson, Co-President Westchester Branch AAUW

The discussion will cover pathways for African American women to achieve successful careers.  The talk will include historic examples of women who attained a variety of careers. It will include the resources and support available to these women.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4        Branch Meeting                         10:30 a.m.                             GPL
Program: Women’s Issues in Westchester County
Speaker: Catherine Parker, Majority Leader and District 7 Legislator, Westchester County
The speaker will discuss how Westchester County has worked to protect women and families this legislative term and highlight some issues she hopes to see addressed in the near future.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1   Annual Branch Meeting                          6:00 p.m.               TBD
Vote on budget and slate of officers
Program: Libraries Now
Speaker: Diana Lennon, Librarian II, Greenburgh Public Library, AAUW Branch member
Diana Lennon will discuss what is happening in the library world—from an international perspective to the local level in Westchester.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 6   Branch Meeting                                         6:00 p.m.                   GPL
Program: AAUW Fellowships and Grants
Speakers: Maria Ellis and 1 or 2 AAUW Fellows
Maria Ellis will speak about AAUW Fellowships and will bring 1 or 2 Fellows who will talk about their own career path development and life experiences in the NYC area.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3     Spring Fling                                5:30 p.m.               St. Andrews Golf Club
Installation of Officers
Honoring our Westchester Community College Scholarship recipients