(serving Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties)
“Farewell to Downton Abbey”
“Farwell to Downton Abbey” is the theme of this year’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) celebration fundraiser which will take place on June 12 from 1 to 4 pm at the Eccentric Club, 109 N Main St. The afternoon will include a high tea catered by Union Hall, music, a cash bar, silent auction and raffle baskets.
The Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the AAUW will be celebrating the achievements of the local branch and raise money for future philanthropic, advocacy and educational initiatives locally while reminiscing about their favorite characters and episodes of the PBS series, “Downton Abbey.”
AAUW is an organization of college graduates and has presented Sister-to-Sister summits and the tech-savvy summits for girls. It provides awards for excellence in math and science to eighth grade girls, and gives scholarships to high school seniors and FMCC graduates. In addition, the branch has provided community programs including “A Place At the Table” movie and panel on hunger awareness, showing of “Feminist: Stories From Women’s Liberation” at FMCC, and most recently, a program for Gloversville Middle School students regarding cyber bullying and the dangers of social media and cell phones.
Donations to underwrite the celebration are being solicited. The following are a list of suggested sponsorship levels:
- Dowager Countess Lady Violet, $1,000
- Robert, Earl of Granthen, $750
- Cora, Countess of Granthen, $500
- Lady Mary Crawley/Lady Edith Crawley, $250
- Isobel CrawleyTomBrason, $150
- Mr Carson/Mrs Hughes, $100
- Mr and Mrs Bates, $50
- And Mrs Patmore/Daisy, $20
Items for raffle baskets and silent auction would also be appreciated. Tickets to the AAUW Celebration are $45 each. Tables of six or eight may be reserved. Room is limited. To make reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is May 27.