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This year we will have the annual dinner meeting on Monday June 11 at the Turf Tavern in Scotia. We will post the menu options as soon as they are available.
Along with the good company and food, we will have our annual business meeting. Members will be voting on the Proposed Leaders of LWV of Schenectady County 2018/2019 and the proposed budget. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
In honor of the passage of Women's Suffrage in New York State in 1917 the Thursday Musical Club will present a concert, "Songs for Suffrage, Voices for Votes", in the Carl B. Taylor Auditorium at Schenectady County Community College on April 11 at 7 pm.
The Thursday Musical Club is a women's chorus founded in Schenectady in 1913, directed by Julie Panke and accompanied by Elinore Farnum.
Guest artists will include Totally Pitchin', the student a cappella chorus at SCCC. A prologue to the concert will be presented by Dawn Standing Woman of Mohawk/Turtle Clan heritage and Eric Marczak, specialist in Native American flutes, illustrating the influence of the Mohawk culture to the suffrage movement.
Two songs from the British suffrage movement by Ethel Smyth will be presented as well as "Petition", with a text from an 1874 petition to the United States Congress in support of women's suffrage and set to music by Katie Ballantyne of Ithaca. "And Ain't I a Woman", has a text taken from Sojourner Truth's speech at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851. "The Spirit of Women", by Vermont composer Gwyneth Walker, is an updated trilogy of African American spirituals.
A reception following the concert will include representatives from several local women's organizations: the SCCC student club of the American Association of University Women, the Schenectady County League of Women Voters, Girl Scouts of USA, and YWCA of Northeastern NY. Darlene Lee and Anne Rockwood will be available to discuss their research on two Schenectady women who were active in the suffrage movement. Lee is writing a biography of Harriet Leonard Colburn and Rockwood has researched Izetta Jewel Miller.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors/students and available from TMC members and at the door. SCCC students will be admitted free with student ID.
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Present: the 2018 Hugh R. Jones Memorial Lecture at Albany Law School
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30
Introduction: Hon. Janet DiFiore, Chief Judge of the State of New York
Speaker: Hon. Susan Phillips Read, Associate Judge of the State of NY (Ret.)
Albany Law School, 80 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, NY
Reception to follow. There is no fee for this event.
For more information: call 212.541.6741 or email email@example.com
This forum will be held on April 25th from 6-7:30pm at the McChesney Room at the Schenectady Public Library
How significant is the problem in our community and how can we influence this threat to our families and community.
Similar to many other League members, Anita has joined the LWV due to concern for the current political environment in this country. She plans to help with voter registration activities. Her other interests include education and the environment. Anita lives in Montgomery County and joined the Schenectady Branch of the LWV since it is closest to her residence
Bernice Dunn has recently retired as a counselor at the Schenectady Community College. She has joined the LWV due to concern with the current political environment in this country and plans to support voter registration activities as a League member. Bernice has always been active in Niskayuna community initiatives, including PTA and PTO. In 1988, she created the Niska-Game (a fund raising game using a life size Monopoly board) that is still being used by middle school students to help support school activities and the Niskayuna Community Action Program.
It is the prerogative of a member to take no action or to take contrary action as an individual. Thus, as individuals, we all have the right to contact our public officials about matters of concern. What we learn from League sources can always be used to inform a person's individual action. "
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