Welcome to the Greater Rochester Area (NY) Branch!

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUSAN B. ANTHONY’S BIRTHDAY

February – GRAB will be hosting a table for the annual Susan B. Anthony Museum and House Luncheon at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from noon – 1:30 pm.

Billie Jean KingKey Note Speaker will be Sports Icon, Humanitarian, and Champion of Equal Rights Advocate, Billie Jean King. King has won thirty-nine Grand Slam singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles during her tennis career. She defeated Bobby Riggs in the 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” match. King is the founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, which seeks to address inclusion and diversity issues in the workplace, and the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Cost is $75 per person. Please contact Lorraine Cappellino at auntsusan@frontiernet.net to reserve your place at the AAUW table.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Tyrik “Ty” McKeiver, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Outreach and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement AffairsMarch –Saturday, March 12, 2016, our March Branch Program will feature Tyrik “Ty” McKeiver, Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary and Senior Advisor for Outreach and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. State Department’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Ty is a contributor to diplomatic efforts that help strengthen relations and engage strategically with U.S. state and local government criminal justice and law enforcement agencies that deliver foreign assistance globally. Cost is $25 ($15 student). Please RSVP to Stephanie Augonis at stephanie.augonis@gmail.com.

PUBLIC POLICY

Cheryl Scorpio, Pharmacologist for the United States Consumer Product Safety CommissionApril – Thursday, April 14, 2016, our Branch Dinner and Program Speaker will be Cheryl Scorpio PhD, Pharmacologist for the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cheryl’s main role is to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of types of consumer products.  Cost is $25 ($15 student). Please RSVP to Stephanie Augonis at stephanie.augonis@gmail.com.

ANNUAL MEETING

May – Thursday, May 26, 2016, our Branch Dinner and Program will feature the annual meeting, including honors and awards and elections to the Board for 2016-2017. Cost is $25 ($15 student). Please RSVP to Stephanie Augonis at stephanie.augonis@gmail.com.

BRANCH PICNIC

June – Thursday, June 9 or 16, 2016 (exact date TBD). Cost is $25 ($15 student). Please RSVP to Stephanie Augonis at stephanie.augonis@gmail.com.


ABOUT AAUW GREATER ROCHESTER AREA (NY) BRANCH

The 73rd annual NYS AAUW Convention took place the weekend of April 17-19, 2015 in Buffalo. Attendees from branches all over the state participated along with special guests.

Mayor Warren (center) and NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathie Hockul (3rd from left) speaking at NYS AAUW Convention

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN

AAUW has a long and distinguished history of advancing educational and professional opportunities for women in the United States and around the globe. One of the world’s largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW is providing more than $3.7 million in funding for more than 244 fellowships and grants to outstanding women and nonprofit organizations in the 2014-15 academic year. Due to the long-standing, generous contributions of AAUW members, a broader community of women continues to gain access to educational and economic opportunities — breaking through barriers so that all women have a fair chance. Fellowship and grant recipients perform research in a wide range of disciplines and work to improve their schools and communities. Their intellect, dedication, imagination and effort promise to forge new paths in scholarship, improve the quality of life for all and tackle the educational and social barriers facing women worldwide.

Contact: aauw@scholarshipamerica.org
Website: www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/


WHEN WOMEN succeed AMERICA succeeds, Seneca Falls, NY.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than 170,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 800 college and university partners. Since AAUW’s founding in 1881, our members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political. GRAB Vision GRAB AAUW Is a World Class lifelong Learning & Teaching Center for all generations of Women & Girls and seen as a key Community Resource and a Driving Force for any and all Women’s Issues in the Greater Rochester Area. GRAB Diversity Statement In principle and in practice, AAUW values and seeks a diverse membership. There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or class. AAUW’s Value Promise By joining AAUW, you belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women and girls have a fair chance.