Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – GRAB AAUW Branch Dinner and Program from 5-8 pm, with Buffet Dinner from Dave’s Sidewalk Café, to include Baked Chicken, Ziti with Red Sauce, Roasted Potatoes, Italian Green Bean Salad, Tossed Garden Salad, Rolls & Butter and Dessert.

Reservations are being taken by Stephanie by Friday, September 9 at (585) 233-6180 or email her at

Please join us on Saturday, September 17, 2016 for GRAB AAUW’s annual Card Party.

The card games and fun starts at 10 am, includes lunch and lasts until 3 pm.

Cost is $20/person. Dr. Nora Wilcox will match all proceeds in honor of her mother, Francie Wilcox.

This year’s proceeds are earmarked for updates to the men’s and women’s restrooms.

For Reservations: Call Carol Achilles at 585-421-0876 or email Carol at by Friday, Sept. 9th!

For further information, please click on the following link.

Branch Dinners/Luncheons and Programs will include the following dates:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 – 5-8 pm
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – 5-8 pm
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 – 5-8 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2016
Wednesday, February 15, 2017—for Susan B. Anthony Luncheon
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – 5-8 pm
Tuesday, May 23, 2017—Annual Meeting – 5-8 pm
Tuesday, June 13, 2017—Picnic – 5-8 pm


JANUARY — The January 2016 GRAB AAUW Branch Luncheon and Program will be held from 11:30 am – 2 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Perkins Mansion. Featured Speaker will be Cynthia Benjamin, Community Content Editor at the Democrat and Chronicle. Cost is $25 ($15/students). Please RSVP to 585-736-1681 or by email at by January 4, 2016.

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.

Key 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 585 943 5275 or e-mail her at before Jan. 5th 2016.

March 2016

Thursday, March 10, 6-8 pm, International Women’s Day event on Civic Engagement. GRAB AAUW Branch President Gaynelle Wethers will address a group of SUNY Brockport students on the value of Civic Engagement. Members are invited to attend. There is no cost to attend. RSVP is requested to Gaynelle Wethers before March 7 at

Saturday, March 12, 5-8 pm, St. Patrick’s Day Party Branch and Dinner Program, featuring St Patrick’s Day fare and a visit and conversation with Valerie O’Hare, Owner of Pike Stained Glass Studios. Valerie will discuss her work and art. $25/Member and Members’ Guests. $15/Student. . Cost includes 1 free drink, snacks, program and dinner. For further information and to RSVP (by March 8), please contact Membership VP Stephanie Augonis at 585-233-6180 or at

Friday, March 18, 2016, GRAB AAUW is hosting a Nights Out for Friends, Members and Guests, from  5-7 pm in the Perkins Mansion Solarium, $5 includes snacks and a drink. Please reach out for more information and RSVP to Stephanie at 585-233-6180 or at

Monday, March 21, GRAB AAUW will host a Family Leave Panel Discussion co-sponsored with League of Women Voters. This event will take place at the Perkins Mansion from 7—8:30 pm. There is no cost to attend. RSVP is requested to Gaynelle Wethers before March 18 at

APRIL 2016

Join us for two big events on Tuesday, April 12 in honor of Pay Equity.

Please join the Susan B. Anthony Center, GRAB AAUW and the Coalition on Pay Equity (COPE) on Tuesday, April 12 at 8 am at the Perkins Mansion when we will announce the results of our Rochester pay equity survey.

This event is free and open to the public.

Coffee and refreshments will be served.

To attend, please RSVP to the Susan B. Anthony Center by e-mail at or by phone at 585-275-8799. Please refer to the linked flyer for further information.

Please join us on Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 5 – 8 pm, for GRAB AAUW’s April branch dinner and program to hear guest speaker Luticha Doucette talk about Intersection of Women’s Rights, Racism, and Disability Rights.

LutichaPlease invite your friends and family for the branch dinner and to hear guest speaker Luticha Doucette talk about Intersection of Women’s Rights, Racism, and Disability Rights.

Luticha is a former Ms. Wheelchair New York (2011) and was 2nd Runner Up at Ms. Wheelchair America 2012 with a platform of science education for those with disabilities. She has also served as a judge and head judge for the New York pageant. Her passion for science translated to her previous job as a researcher/bio-informaticist in genomics at the University of Rochester.
In the summer of 2015, she embarked on a different career path as a research analyst for the newly formed Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, a data driven research and development team whose current efforts are focused towards reducing poverty in a targeted area in partnership with the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative.

In her free time, she enjoys facilitating discussions on racism, serves as a peer mentor for people with disabilities and serves as a board member of Rochester Adaptive Adventures—a nonprofit organization founded by Luticha which focuses on bringing inclusive recreational activities into existing community programs. When not engaging in social justice, Luticha loves to fence at the competitive level, crochet, read, and loves to travel and has experienced great countries such as Hong Kong. In 2008, she was an ambassador to Costa Rica through Mobility International USA exchange.

April 14 Branch Dinner Menu is baked Chicken, green bean almandine, ziti with broccoli and mushrooms in white wine sauce, tossed green salad, and roasted potatoes with rolls and butter.
Cost $25 and $15 for students.

RSVP by April 11 to Stephanie at (585) 233-6180 or email:

Time: 5-8 PM

Come one, come all to the GRAB AAUW 2016 Annual Meeting
Where you will hear about:

  • The State of the Branch
  •  The State of the GRAB AAUW Charitable Trust
  •  The Women Helping Girls Program
  •  The Educational Loan Fund
  •  Vote for new 2016-2017 officers and leaders of or our branch
  •  Honor and memorialize those Great Women of our Branch who have passed this year
  •  See “Memories of GRAB AAUW” video
  •  Meet the class of 2016-2017 and more!
  •  Up for elections are several board positions with the nominees. Each position will begin on July 1, 2016 and serve for a two year term.

JUNE 2016 — GRAB AAUW Branch Annual Picnic Dinner and Program will be on Thursday, June 9 from 5-8 pm. Cost is $25. Please RSVP to Stephanie Augonis at or 585-233-6180.