International Women's Day


Salute To International Women's Day

Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 8:30-11:00 a.m.

Walkway Over The Hudson (Poughkeepsie)  

See photos of the 2015 celebration!

Sponsored by: 
MidHudson Regional Hospital | IBM | The Arc of Dutchess | Associa New York | Dutchess Community College | KeyBankOmega Institute for Holistic Studies | Poughkeepsie Galleria

International Women’s Day is both a celebration of women around the world and an opportunity to educate people about the plight of women in other countries. Thousands of events occur not just on these days, but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

This year’s theme is “Fit Women make Fit Leaders”. Dr. Pamela Edington of Dutchess Community College is the keynote speaker. Krista Jones of Sparrow’s Nest is the guest speaker and will announce the 2016 nonprofit of the year. Also speaking is Pari Forood of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. The candidates for nonprofit of the year are:

Astor Services for Children & Families | Children’s Home of PoughkeepsieEleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill | Girl Scouts - Heart of the Hudson | Omega Women’s Leadership Center

There will be entertainment provided by the Poughkeepsie High School Choir conducted by Joe North, Kyleigh Rothmand and Evergreen Chorus of the Sweet Adelines.

Shuttle service will be provided between the Highland and Poughkeepsie side of the walkway by The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel & Conference Center.            

Refreshments provided by Sam's Club.

Samples provided by Hudson Valley Skin Care and Harney and Sons Fine Teas

Not-for-Profit Tables:

Alzheimer's Association Hudson Valley Chapter| American Heart Association-Dutchess/Ulster Division | Astor Services for Children & Families | Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie | Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of DC | Dutchess County Department of Community & Family Services | Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill | Girl Scouts | Go Red for Women | Mental Health America of Dutchess County | Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation | Omega Women’s Leadership Center | Sparrow’s Nest | Walkway Over The Hudson

Special Thanks to the IWD Committee:

Linda Campbell, The Arc of Dutchess - Chair | Ellen Hennebery, Walkway Over the Hudson | Joan Szerba, The Arc of Dutchess | Judith Brush, D/J Brush Associates | Molly Ahern, Full Deck Design | Gloria Cukar, MidHudson Regional Hospital | Nancy Cozean | Theresa Giovanniello, Dutchess County Dept. of Community & Family Services | Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess Tourism | Cammie Jones, Cynthia Wonnel, Lori Scolaro, Dutchess Community College.


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