Adirondack Branch
American Association of University Women

Greater Glens Falls Area - New York State

Serving the Warren County/Lake George region, Washington County and northern Saratoga County

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VOLUME 28, NO. 2 - OCTOBER, 2016


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10/8 Reservation deadline, District 4 AAUW-NYS Regional Conference, Schenectady, NY

10/10 November Glimpses deadline

10/12 MORNING LITERATURE, 9:30 am, Tour of Just Beverages plant, reservations required, optional lunch at Bogey’s, Joyce Smith, 793-6379

10/13 BOARD MEETING, 3:00 pm, Crandall Library, Holden Rm.

10/14 GOURMET GROUP, 5:00 pm, Merrill Magee, Warrensburg

10/15 AAUW District 4 Conference, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Schenectady, NY (reservations required)

10/17 MEET THE CANDIDATES for the 21st Congressional District, 7:00 pm, SUNY ADK, Dearlove Hall, sponsored by several local groups

10/18 EVENING LITERATURE, 7:00 pm, Rachel Quackenbush, hostess, 747-6076, The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson

10/25 MEET THE CANDIDATES for Family Court Judge, sponsored by AAUW, Ambrosia Diner, 7:00 pm, RSVP


11/9 MORNING LITERATURE, 9:30 am, Nancy Cathers, hostess, 793-7347, Eleanor Randles, program

11/15 EVENING LITERATURE, 7:00 pm, Linda Campopiano, hostess, 798-4637, Havana Nocturne by TJ English

11/17 STEM Panel TBA, 6:30 pm, SUNY Adirondack, Dormitory Multipurpose Room

Click here for all of our monthly Branch programs for the 2016-17 year


Crandall Public Library - 792-6508

de Blasiis at the Hyde Chamber Music Series, Glens Falls - 792-2383

Glens Falls Community Theatre (GFCT) - 792-1740

Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra - 793-1348

Hudson River Music Hall, Hudson Falls - 832-3484

The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls - 792-1761

Skidmore Zankel Music Center, Saratoga Springs - 580-5321

Wood Theater, Glens Falls - 798-9663


Ambrosia Diner, 518 Aviation Rd
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 pm

Meet the Candidates On Tuesday October 25th, our branch will be hosting a "Meet the Candidates" night, 7:00 pm, at the Ambrosia Diner (near Exit 19), 518 Aviation Rd., Queensbury. We have invited our local Warren County Family Court Judge Candidates, Rob Smith and Ted Wilson, to come and discuss the role and responsibilities of a Family Court Judge. We encourage everyone to make an effort to attend this meeting. Bring your questions and bring a friend as this meeting is open to the public. A note to remember is that this Judgeship is for 10 years. You will have the opportunity to order dessert and a drink or whatever you wish off the menu. Your treat. New members may join this evening for a special discounted rate of $45.50.

Please contact either Clare Decker at 668-3327 or Linda Campopiano at 798-4637 so that we can give the Ambrosia Diner an approximate number of attendees. We will be meeting in their back room.


SUNY Adirondack, Dearlove Hall
Monday, October 17, 7 :00 pm

Meet the Candidates The forum will be sponsored by the Warren County Economic Development Corp., Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce, and SUNY ADK Political Science Dept. All candidates for the 21st Congressional District have been invited to attend and Ed Bartholomew will be the moderator. This will be one of the few opportunities available to hear the candidates live and local. Please put the date on your calendar and bring a friend to this event.


Saturday, October 15, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
153 Nott Terrace, Schenectady, NY

$25 AAUW members; $15 Students

A day of presentations, re-enactments and networking with AAUW women in our district from Adirondack, Albany, Amsterdam/Gloversville/Johnstown, Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Schenectady sponsored by the Schenectady Branch. Funded in part by a grant from AAUW-NYS.

Reservations required by Oct 8. Details and reservation form are online here.
Questions, call Nan Scinta, 743-9430.


Branch Bylaws
Periodically, all AAUW branches are asked to revise and update our bylaws and that is occurring again this year. We are asking for volunteers to assist us with this task which will not take a whole lot of time but will need your input. This is a great opportunity to see the more global aspect of AAUW and to know more about how our board operates. Please contact Linda Campopiano at 798-4637 to offer your assistance.

Chronicle Book Fair
On Sunday November 6th, The Chronicle will be sponsoring its annual Book Fair and our Branch has been asked to help with the events of the day. During the day, as a volunteer, you have the opportunity to meet authors as well as see familiar faces and we will get name recognition in our community. Please contact Linda Campopiano at 798-4637 for more information.
Linda Campopiano, Co-President

Panel Presents at September Branch Meeting

As our first branch meeting of the 2016-17 program year, the Adirondack Branch hosted a panel of four speakers for the topic. “Drugs in our Community.” Panel members were Lt. Steve Stockdale from the Warren County Police talking about the legal issues, Susan Roberts-McMannus, Director of Recovery at Glens Falls Hospital and an office in Hudson Falls, speaking on the medical addiction and brain chemistry of substances, Judy Moffitt, mother of an addict in recovery and founder of local NARANON groups, speaking about her journey and Narcon kits, and Ashley Livingston, a recovering addict, speaking about her journey and advocating for education and a local drop-in center for those in recovery. All speakers answered many questions after each giving a part of the total presentation. Resources were available on a table in the room.
Nan Scinta, Co-President


The next Board Meeting will be Thursday, October 13 at 3:00 pm in the Holden Room at Crandall Public Library. If you cannot attend, please notify Linda or Nan.
Nan Scinta and Linda Campopiano, Co-Presidents


Do you need a ride to any of our meetings? Please contact Linda Campopiano in Queensbury (798-4637) or Jo Ann Harig, also of Queensbury (798-1840). We will make arrangements for car pooling. Please do not hesitate to call us. This is a WONDERFUL way to meet new people and to get better acquainted with those whom you might have already met. Try this out, but remember, we need a little time to make arrangements.


National Voter Registration Day, September 27

Connie Bosse, Lita Phelps, Jan Ritter and Nan Scinta will be on campus at SUNY Adirondack on Sept. 27 to help students register to vote. In addition, they will register interested students for free AAUW e-student affiliate (e-SAF) memberships. Students remain e-SAFs as long as they are undergraduates and their institutions retain their AAUW membership. E-SAFs also receive free national membership for the first year out of college. Students attending a college or university that is not an AAUW College/University Partner, can become student affiliate members of AAUW for $17/year.

Oct 20, 2016, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Queensbury Hotel, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls

Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning,
Advance Directives,
Medicaid - Longterm Nursing Home Care,
Medicaid - Community Care,
& Home Care

Advance Registration required by calling The Conkling Center, 793-1494
Presented by The Conkling Center and Warren Co. Bar Assn.

Places to Go, Things to Do

  • Crandall Library Fall Film Series, through Dec. 6. Two showings of each film: Tuesdays, 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm. Christine L. MacDonald Community Room downstairs. The films are free. Arrive early to get good seats and popcorn. The schedule of films is at

  • The Hyde Collection, exhibitions Oct. 15 - Dec. 31: Transforming the Hyde, The Feibes and Schmitt Collection, and Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, the 80th anniversary of this regional juried exhibition.
    The 2nd Sunday of each month is free for everyone, Wednesdays are free for seniors.

  • The Adirondack Film Festival, Fri. & Sat., Oct. 21 & 22, Venues: The Wood Theater, Crandall Library, The 190 Grill, and The Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls. Information, 798-7479,

  • LARAC 32nd Annual Fall Arts Festival, Nov. 5-6, Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm. A juried show featuring over 75 artisans. Location: Adirondack Sports Complex, 326 Sherman Ave, Queensbury,

SUMMER PICNIC - Adirondack Branch
On a beautiful summer day in July you could find about 15 lively intelligent enthusiastic women at Clare Decker's home overlooking English Brook. They gathered to enjoy each other's company as well as take a swim in the lake or a short walk among the Adirondack ambience. The afternoon culminated in a wonderful buffet provided by the participants, the AAUW gals who always out do themselves when Pot Luck is the order of the day.

The conversation was lively and spirited. Many points of view were exchanged and there were lots of laughs as well. A good time was had by all.
Clare Decker, Program Co-Vice President

Women’s Suffrage Quiz
Thanks to Mary Enhorning
  • 1. Which woman spent more time in jail for suffrage than any other person?
  • 2. Who organized a beautiful parade on the day of Woodrow Wilson’s first inauguration where 8000 women participated?
  • 3. What slogan did the parade banners say?
  • 4. What colors were the banners?
  • 5. What did the colors signify?
  • 6. Who led the parade?

  • Answers below


Please call or email the hostess of any study group that you plan to attend. It is not only important for the hostess to know how many guests to expect, but if there is an emergency or change of plans we would be able to notify you.

    This group meets at 9:30 am on the second Wednesday of the months from September through June. New members are always welcome to join us for a book review, a visit from a guest author, or a chance to share poetry or information about a book we think others would enjoy. Please call the hostess if you are planning to attend. Contact Joyce Smith for further information at 793-6379. The next meetings are:

  • Oct 12: Tour of Just Beverages plant; optional lunch at Bogey’s, reservations required, Joyce Smith, 793-6379
  • Nov 9: Nancy Cathers, hostess, 793-7347; Eleanor Randles, program
  • Dec 14: Mary King, hostess, 615-9573, Nancy Cathers, program

    The group meets monthly, usually on the third Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Please contact the hostess if you plan to attend. Our current plans are :

  • Oct 18: Rachel Quackenbush, hostess, 747-6076, The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
  • Nov 15: Linda Campopiano, hostess, 798-4637, Havana Nocturne by T.J. English
  • Dec 13: Elayne Leonelli, hostess, 793-4081, Night by Elie Wiesel

Every member is welcome to join us for the meetings and if you would like to bring a friend, please do as you will find that our book discussions are always interesting. For further information, contact Elayne Leonelli at 793-3081.


The Gourmet Group will meet for dinner at 5:00 pm on Friday, October 14 at the Merrill Magee Inn, 3 Hudson St., Warrensburg. Please call Rachel Quackenbush, 747-6076, or Elayne Leonelli, 793-3081, a week before going for reservations. All members, spouses, or friends are welcome.
Rachel Quackenbush


Please call either Rachel Quackenbush, 747-6076, or Elayne Leonelli, 793-3081, for meeting date and location.
Rachel Quackenbush and Elayne Leonelli

Answers to Women’s Suffrage Quiz
  • 1. Lucy Burns
  • 2. Alice Paul
  • 3. The Great Demand
  • 4. Gold, white, and purple
  • 5. Gold connotes light; white connotes purity; purple connotes loyalty and dignity.
  • 6. Inez Milholland from Essex County, New York

  • Thanks to Mary Enhorning

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AAUW NYS 2017 Convention
April 21-23, 2017 AAUW-NYS Convention, Syracuse Doubletree Inn

June 14-17, 2017 AAUW National Convention, Washington, DC

Notes from the AAUW-NYS Summer Conference

On the weekend of July 22nd, I attended the AAUW Summer Conference in Cazenovia representing our Adirondack Branch. Our new NYS President, Roli Wendorf, welcomed us and urged us to attend the State AAUW Convention, April 21st-23rd, 2017, in Syracuse and the National Convention, June 14th-18th, 2017, in Washington D.C.

Geeta Desai, NYS Program VP, encouraged us to create branch programs that will encourage greater member attendance, attract the general public to our meetings, work with other non-profits to provide stimulating programs and build diversity within our programs.

In conclusion Roli Wendorf encouraged us to use the AAUW Fellowship winners as speakers. A new book has been published by the Association: Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership. We are encouraged to read it either as part of our book clubs or on our own. This research report is available as a pdf download on the website.

This was a very informative conference as I met members from other branches and we exchanged ideas as well as encouragement to one another. I would urge our members to think about attending this stimulating conference next summer as any branch member is welcome to attend.
Linda Campopiano, Co-President

Pay Equity for All Act of 2016

The Pay Equity for All Act (H.R. 6030) would protect job seekers from having to disclose their salary history in order to be interviewed, to be considered for a job offer, or as a condition of employment, and from being retaliated against for refusing to disclose their prior salary.

Many employers base salary offers on a candidate's previous pay - which, because of the pay gap, is often lower for women than for men. On average, women take home only 80 percent of men’s median earnings and, while the gap has narrowed since passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, progress has largely stalled in the 21st century. Eliminating the reliance on salary history in setting future wages would go a long way toward closing the pay gap.

Sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, it was introduced recently. Ask your Representative to co-sponsor this bill. It’s easy to do by using the Two Minute Activist at

Absentee Ballots ... It's Your Vote

If you are going to be absent from your county on Election Day, November 8, 2016, or are unable to vote in person because you have a temporary or permanent disability, or are a caregiver of one or more disabled or ill persons, you qualify for an absentee ballot.

You must apply for an absentee ballot. The form can be downloaded at Upon completion, applications must be mailed to your county board no later than the seventh day before the election (November 1) or delivered in person no later than the day before the election (November 7).

If you do not have access to a computer, you may request an Absentee Ballot by sending a letter to your county board of elections. The letter must be received by your county board no earlier than 30 days (October 8) and no later than seven days before the election (November 1). The letter must contain the following information: the address where you are registered, an address where the ballot is to be sent, the reason for the request, and the signature of the voter. An application form will be mailed with your ballot. The application form must be completed and returned with your ballot.

If you cannot pick up your ballot, or will not be able to receive it through the mail, you have the right to designate someone to pick it up for you. Only that person designated on your application may pick up and deliver your ballot.

If you are permanently ill or disabled, you have the right to receive an Absentee Ballot for each subsequent election without further application. Simply file an application with your county board of elections indicating permanent illness or physical disability. You will then automatically receive an absentee ballot for every election until your registration is cancelled.

AAUW Action Fund Voter Guides

For pressing races across the country, the AAUW Action Fund voter guides provide nonpartisan information about candidates’ positions on issues like equal pay, education, campaign finance, and reproductive rights. Candidates’ positions on the issues are determined using their voting records, public statements, and campaign position papers, as well as information posted by trusted sources on the Internet. All campaigns are contacted via e-mail in advance of publication.

AAUW Action Fund voter guides are provided as a public service and are not intended to be an endorsement of any candidate or political party. No AAUW policy position is implied by the descriptions of these issues. See our complete member-endorsed Public Policy Program for more information and contact with any questions.

Download the AAUW Action Fund templates for congressional and federal races. Please note that your state or branch must be a 501(c)4 organization to create and distribute voter guides. Contact with any questions.

Voter Guides:, which includes information about the positions of the candidates for our 21st Congressional District seat, as well as the candidates for President and Vice President.

Play Debate Bingo with AAUW!

Now that both political parties have held their conventions and have their nominees, it’s time for both candidates to show the American people where they stand on important issues. The presidential nominees will meet for a series of three debates, and their vice presidential running mates will participate in their own debate.

2016 Debate Schedule

  • September 26, 9 pm: Moderator: Lester Holt, NBC News
  • October 4, 9 pm: Vice Presidential Debate, Moderator: Elaine Quijano, Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News
  • October 9, 9 pm: Moderators: Martha Raddatz, Correspondent and Co-anchor of This Week, ABC and Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
  • October 19, 9 pm: Moderator: Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday

Debate Binfo card This year the AAUW Action Fund is proud to announce a new debate bingo feature: interactive bingo cards! You now have the option of either downloading and printing out your bingo cards (great for a large group!) or playing online with our brand new interactive bingo cards! It’s as easy as click, click, BINGO!

Ideas for using the Bingo Cards:

  • have one board for each candidate to see which candidate addresses AAUW issues and gets to BINGO faster
  • use one board and see which topics are collectively discussed (use red & blue M&M’s as markers)
  • play all four boards at one time to improve your chances of winning


As we head into fiscal year 2017, remember that everyone can help recruit new members to AAUW. The AAUW website has many great resources to help you get started. And coming soon: recruiter pins! Members who recruit five or more new members to AAUW throughout the course of the fiscal year will receive an exclusive lapel pin!


AAUW members can give recent college graduates a free, one-year national AAUW membership within two years of graduation, at no cost to you or them. Recipients will receive electronic copies of Mission & Action, AAUW Outlook, and Action Network alerts. What better way to introduce college women to AAUW?

AAUW's advocacy work builds upon a century of responsible public participation at the local, state, national, and global levels.

Visit the Public Policy page for an overview.

On the AAUW Issues page, you'll find links for issues within the areas of Civil Rights, Education, Economic Security and Title IX.

On the Principles and Priorities page you'll find the details for AAUW's current Public Policy program, adopted June 2015.


Check out all the current discounts included with your AAUW membership (the linked page has details about each affinity partner). With each purchase AAUW receives a royalty which is used to support our programs and services, including community programs, leadership development, NCCWSL, and branch resources. Be sure to access the partners' sites from the AAUW page and take advantage of the discount codes offered by some.
List of benefits from the AAUW web site as of March 25, 2016

Education and Career Development

  • My College Options
  • New Scientist Jobs
  • The Princeton Review
  • Road Scholar
  • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium Discount

Books and Publications

  • DiversityComm
  • MagazineLine
  • New Scientist
  • Archived research reports

Insurance and Medical

  • AAUW Prescription Discount
  • Nationwide Insurance


  • Congressional Federal
  • The Actuarial Foundation


  • TravelSmart


  • ShopAAUW, our online store
  • Office Depot and Office Max
  • Target

Branch Services

  • Tugg
  • Connex

Additional Benefits

  • AAUW Outlook Magazine


Please share this digital newsletter with your friends and prospective members!

AAUW ISSUES - Legislative resources are available to all of our members. Often we do not pay attention to politics until an issue is raised that will impact us in some manner. There is a wealth of information on legislative issues available on the web sites of both the national and state AAUWs. You'll find policy statements and information on current legislation which the association and state division are supporting or opposing.

On the NYS AAUW site, check out the Public Policy section for more information on AAUW issues.


Action Network is a convenient and effective way to pressure Congress to act on equity for women and girls. The more people in the Action Network, the more effective AAUW will be. Anyone can sign up for Action Network, AAUW members and nonmembers alike. It is an excellent way to introduce potential members to AAUW's advocacy.

By visiting AAUW's Action Network you can print out flyers to sign up friends, family and co-workers to the AAUW Action Network. These flyers are great to use at branch events, community events, etc.

AAUW Action Network

POLITICAL ACTION "QUICK CLICKS" - Check out these web sites which will provide information on where your elected officials stand on the issues and how you can contact them.

  • - On the GET INVOLVED page, go to Use your voice for change to read about the latest issues in Congress and then e-mail your opinion to your representative.
  • - This is a non-partisan website informing voters about candidates and public officials in five categories: backgrounds, issue positions, voting records, campaign finance, and performance.


Have you visited our national AAUW web site? The recently redesigned site offers immediate clicks to all the membership information you need, as well as today's hot issues of concern to women and girls. and a "Take Action Now" button for you to make your voice heard in Washington. You'll also find links to take action and use your voice for change, to convention, ShopAAUW, publications, and much more. Log in with your member number and password. You can even update your own membership record online. Check it out at!

Don't forget to visit the New York State AAUW web site as well. It too has a wealth of information about AAUW issues as well as leadership categories. You'll find it at

The AAUW web site also includes an online blog, to provide timely commentary on current news and events and the way they relate to AAUW's mission. Periodic entries from guest "bloggers," including outstanding AAUW members, fellowship and grant recipients, and donors, help illustrate the work of AAUW at all levels. All visitors are encouraged to share their thoughts about the issues covered in the blog. Stay up-to-date on all the latest! Visit the AAUW blog regularly at Log in with your member number and password to join the conversation and add your comments.

AAUW IS ON FACEBOOK - You're invited to join a growing community of AAUW members who are connecting with each other on Facebook. Among the AAUW Facebook pages you can read and join are:

AAUW-NYS IS ALSO ON FACEBOOK - Whether or not you have a Facebook account, you can visit AAUW NYS's Facebook page. Take a look around. Facebook members can share information and make comments.
Source: NYS AAUW FOCUS, Spring 2011 issue

Marjory Moeller, Branch Webmistress

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Sharing the Vision logo AAUW PRINCIPLES
  • Mission Statement: AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research.

  • AAUW 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.

  • Vision Statement: AAUW empowers all women and girls to reach their highest potential.

  • 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.


The quarterly newsletter of our state AAUW, NYS Focus, is online,
as well as the national AAUW Outlook magazine.

The branch newsletter will be posted as soon as it is printed, generally just before the first of the month. If you would like to be notified by e-mail when a new issue is available, send us an e-mail with your request.

Previous issues of the newsletter are available on our web site.

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