Reception for Robin Lois with State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

Wednesday, September 13, 6pm to 8pm
Join State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli
and the Dutchess Democratic Women’s Caucus

for a reception supporting Robin Lois,
candidate for Dutchess County Comptroller.

Vassar Alumnae House – 161 College Ave., Poughkeepsie NY
$10 * $100 * $200 * $500
For questions or to RSVP
contact Ernest Klepeis at

Saturday May 13 Celebrate Local Women Making a Difference

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

Local Political Activism Forum

Get the inside scoop on local Dutchess County politics
and participate in a discussion on how to get involved starting now.

Monday evening April 3 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Boardman Road Library in Poughkeepsie, Greene Rooms 2 & 3.

We will be joined by Diane Jablonski, former Dutchess County Comptroller, Debbie Wright, chair of the Washington town Democratic Committee, Elisa Sumner, chair of the Dutchess County Democratic Committee, and Sandy Goldberg, former Democratic leader in the Dutchess County legislature.
Topics to be covered include:
  • Dutchess County Voter Demographics
  • Local Election Patterns
  • Dutchess County Political Structure
  • Town and City Structure
  • The Petition Process
  • Local Issues
  • Working on a Local Campaign
RSVP appreciated at so we can plan the light supper. But come even if you have not RSVPed. And bring a friend.

2017 Annual Meeting

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.