Please join us for our annual festive tea and champagne reception to honor local women making a difference and to remember the original meaning of Mother’s Day as a call to women’s political activism.
The event will be held on Saturday May 13 from 3 to 5 pm at the historic Kenyon House at the Poughkeepsie Day School.
We are honoring three local women with the Lucille Pattison Woman of the Year Award: town supervisors from diverse areas in Dutchess County who had the courage to step up and run and run again in areas previously dominated by Republicans:
- Aileen Rohr, Hyde Park town supervisor since 2012
- Elizabeth Spinzia, Rhinebeck town supervisor first elected in 2013
- Linda French, Dover town supervisor elected in 2015
Guest – $65 DDWC Member – $50
You can mail your reservation to our PO Box or you can pay online
Defending and protecting our democracy starts here in our cities and villages and towns with local boards and councils, local offices, and town supervisors; and in our county with restoring Democratic control of the County Legislature and winning county wide offices.
The money we raise at our May event will be used in this local election year to support Democratic women candidates and the county-wide get out the vote effort.
|Lucille Pattison was the first woman elected County Executive in New York State and the first Democratic woman County Executive in the United States. She was a founding member of the Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus
Please Join Us for Our 2017 Annual Meeting
Saturday, January 28, 1 to 3 pm
Vassar Alumnae House, College Avenue, Poughkeepsie NY
In 2017, we will need to organize, demonstrate, raise a ruckus, and reach out to everyone in Dutchess County to forcefully but peacefully resist the Republican anti-woman anti-democracy agenda.
There will be a short business meeting to review 2016 accomplishments and challenges, to review the 2016 financial report, to approve the 2017 proposed budget, and preview our plans for 2017.
Our guest speaker is Joan Mandle, Executive Director of Democracy Matters, a non-partisan campus-based national student organization working to develop and mentor the next generation of leaders. Joan recently relocated to Poughkeepsie after retiring from Colgate University where she directed the Women’s Studies Department. She was the first women to be the campaign manager for a winning member of Congress.
Directions to Vassar Alumnae House
From Route 9: Exit at Spackenkill Road (Route 113). Proceed about 0.5 miles on Spackenkill Road. Turn left at the second traffic light onto Wilbur Boulevard. Turn right when Wilbur ends at Hooker Avenue. Turn left at first traffic light onto Raymond Avenue. Travel about 1.5 miles and turn left at the second traffic circle onto College Avenue. The Alumnae House entrance is approximately 100 yards on your right.
From Route 55 traveling west: Make a left turn onto Route 376 Extension/Van Wagner Road (which becomes Raymond Avenue), and proceed less than 1 mile. Turn right at the second traffic circle onto College Avenue. The Alumnae House entrance is approximately 100 yards on your right.