Welcome to AAUW Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown (AGJ)!

(serving Hamilton, Fulton, and Montgomery Counties)

Registration for Women’s Symposium Underway

Registration is now underway for the 5th biennial Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Symposium. The conference will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 8am-3:30pm at the BOCES VOTEC facility which is located next to FMCC on RT 67 in the town of Johnstown. The Symposium is being organized by the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium and partially underwritten by Nathan Littauer Hospital.

The theme of this year’s conference will be Women Breaking Boundaries 1917 to 2017.  (Registration Form)

The keynote speaker will be SUNY Oneonta professor and Book Review Editor at the New York History Journal, Susan Goodier. Goodier is the author of a book on the anti-suffrage women of NY,  and is publishing a book on the winning of suffrage in NY State

Her topic will be: The Very Greatest Victory: Winning Suffrage In New York State.

Those attending the ECSWC’s Symposium  will have the opportunity to attend 3 out of the 9 workshops offered in three different tracks including Women’s Public Progress; Body, Mind and Soul; and The Power and Spirit of Women.

The Women’s Public Progress track includes  the workshops The Story of Suffrage presented by Samantha Hall-Saladino and Kelly Yacobucci-Farquhar; Mapping Women’s Reform in NY presented by Laurie Kozakiewicz and Nancy Spagnola;  and Stepping on Men’s Toes presented by Maggie Luck.

The Body Mind and Soul track includes the workshops Women Minding the Store presented by Kristina Gillmore, Melanie Pombrio and Kate Ehle; Inspiring Stories of “Super” Women presented by a panel including Rebecca Weiderman, Julee Hart, Jessica Kozakiewicz and Lisa Holland; and Strengthen, Lengthen and Soften – Chair Yoga – presented by Laurie Freeman.

The Power and Spirit of Women track includes the workshops Meet Rose Knox Entrepreneur presented by Anne Niles; The Sway of Fashion presented by Audrey Kline; and Women Serving the Public presented by Mary Ann Johnson, Sarah Slingerland and Mary Farley.

Advanced registration for the ECS Women’s Symposium is required. There is a registration fee of $35 which includes continental breakfast, lunch and admission to three workshops. Vendors will be available for shopping.  There will also be a raffle for baskets prepared by member organizations of the Consortium. Winners of the Art Contest sponsored by Consortium member Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association will be announced at the end of the Symposium and artwork will be on display at the event. Deadline for registration is Monday, March 6. Late registration is $40. Student registration is $15. Scholarships are available.

Registration forms are available at the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, the Fulton County YMCA, Johnstown, Gloversville and Amsterdam libraries and from Consortium members. Registration forms can also be requested by emailing LizDeclares@gmail.com

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton Women’s Consortium which is composed of local women’s organizations supports women’s education, history, culture, leadership and equity. Member organizations include the Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW),  Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association, the Eclectic Society, Women Democrats, the Republican Women’s Club of  Fulton County, Soroptimist International of Fulton Co., Women of FMCC, Girl Scouts of Northeast NY  and the Century Club of Amsterdam.

The group will meet on Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 pm at the Johnstown Public Library  to review the program booklet and finalize Symposium details.  For additional information, call  Helen Martin at 762-7638.