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2015 Convention Information

Susan McClary
NYS Convention Local Coordinator


2015 NYS AAUW Convention - put it on your calendars now!

Come help Buffalo celebrate its 125th anniversary!

April 17-19, 2015

Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa
Grand Island, NY

"AAUW Leading The Way: Women Leadership in the 21st Century"

1. First, check out some of the things you might want to do around Buffalo! Click HERE for a partial list!

2. Review the beautiful facilty HERE.

3. Read about the convention itself and Register NOW!

4. Think about a vintage hat or costume you might have that you could wear Friday night to help celebrate Buffalo's 125th birthday!!!

5. Read the nominating committee report so you'll be prepared to vote for officers for the 2015-2017 biennium.


Friday April 17, 2015

12 noon-6:00 PM

Branch Exhibits Set Up

1:00-5:00 PM

NYS State Board Meeting


LAF Fundraiser Items Due

6:00-7:00 PM

Cocktail Reception featuring NYS Wines

7:00-7:30 PM

Convention Opening


  • Welcome by NYS President Edwina Frances Martin


  • Introduction of Guests


  • Special Presentation: Celebration of the 125th Birthday of Buffalo Branch

7:30-8:30 PM  

Plated and Served Banquet in Grand Ballroom

8:30-9:00 PM 

Keynote Address


  • Featured Speaker

9:00-10:00 PM

Nominating Committee

9:30-10:30 PM

Resolutions Caucus

9:30-11:00 PM

Informal Gatherings/Networking



Saturday, April 18, 2015

7:30-8:30 AM 


9:00-10:45 AM  

Annual Business Meeting


  • Election of New Officers

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

STUDENT TRACK - Breakout Sessions on Resume Writing, Internships, Social Media. Meet and Greet AAUW-NYS Members.

10:45-11:00 AM


11:00 AM-12:45 PM 

Opening Plenary


  • Panel Presentation of Elected Women Officials

12:45-1:00 PM


1:00-2:45 PM 

Legal Advocacy Fund Luncheon


  • Speaker: LAF Recipient Michelle Jaureguito Henley

2:45-3:00 PM


3:00-5:00 PM 



  • Education


  • Voting Rights: Women and the VOte: Past, Present and the Future (CLE Credit)


  • Cultivating Women Candidates


  • Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence


  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Leadership: Eleanor's Alphabet Soup

5:00-6:00 PM 

Networking Reception for ALL

6:00-7:00 PM 

Cocktail Reception Featuring NYS Wines

7:00-9:00 PM 



  • Featured Speaker


  • Induction of New Officers


  • Branch Awards

9:00-11:00 PM  

“Fun”raiser – Dance the Night Away!

10:00 PM

LAF Room Closes



Sunday, April 19, 2015

7:30-8:30 AM



  • LAF Basket/Purse Winners Announced

8:30-9:30 AM

Counterpart Sessions: Fundraising, Program, Membership, Communications, and Presidents

9:30-10:30 AM

District Caucuses

10:00-11 AM

Nominating Committee


Checkout Time

11-12 Noon

Call to Action: A Visit with Eleanor


Lunch and call to 2016 Saratoga Convention

1:30 PM