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Fall 2015 Issue
Aug 15, 2015

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Welcome to the American Association of University Women of New York State.

Registration form for the summer conference at Cazenovia College July 24-26 is now available HERE! Information regarding the conference is available HERE.

The Wild Women are Coming!

Members from the NY/NJ WILD (Women in Leadership Development) are attending the AAUW National Convention in San Diego and hosting a round table discussion.  Led by Joan Monk, they will be promoting Phase 3 of the WILD Project as well as the new project “Leadership: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” Robin Gerber, keynote speaker at the National Convention in 2013 inspired these women to focus on leadership through her book “Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way.” There are monthly conference calls, convention workshops and program planning.  You too can become “WILD” and join in Phase 3 that starts this July.  Members connect on the third Tuesday of each month to review and discuss the current chapter with a focus on the leadership virtues Eleanor exemplified. 
Eleanor was named as the most influential first lady of all times by a Siena Poll in 2014. Ken Burns made her an integral part of his new series, “The Roosevelts” last fall. The UN has designated her birthday as the date to celebrate International Day of the Girl. The time is right for you to establish a relationship with Eleanor or renew an old friendship. Robin’s book connects you to Eleanor in a very personal way.
Eleanor believes that we were all ‘born to be WILD.’

Find resources on our NYS Projects Page!

The CONVENTION - was wonderful! April 17-19 on Grand Island, NY

Pictures now available on the convention page.

AAUW Leadership...The Eleanor Roosevelt Way

As our branches prepare to nominate a new set of officers to lead AAUW in our communities, let's remember that it is an honor rather than a burden to be seen by our peers as worthy of leading - it's a sign that they are ready to follow you!

Eleanor Roosevelt stated that “Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world…” As we look for members to step up to take leadership roles in our branch, Eleanor has words of encouragement:

* Claim Your Right to be a Leader
* Shake Things Up
* Be Bold and Principled
* Stick to the Mission

Find your voices and inspire others to find theirs. Remember to avoid the “5 Cancers,” described by Steven Covey in “Eighth Habit:” criticism, complaining, comparing, competing and contending. Claim your right to be a leader! Step up to volunteer to lead your branch/state and continue the AAUW mission in your community! You can do it!

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---Special thanks to the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown Branch for providing these words of inspiration

Important dates for AAUW in 2014-2015.

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