Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Party and Branch Meeting: Dec. 14, 2010, 4pm

The Party: Join us at 4pm for refreshments, visiting, and shopping. The shopping? Donate a gift; shop for a gift. Proceeds to benefit our philanthropy fund.

Andrea Newman-Winston
Rita Kogler-Carver

The Program:
Emmy award winning lighting designer Rita Kogler-Carver and stage manager (and AAUW member) Andrea Newman-Winston  will share stories and tips for preparing for major productions. While their productions take place in the theater, on TV, or the Olympics, you can apply many of their strategies in planning your major productions - holiday festivities, weddings, special parties, for example.

Kogler Carver won her Emmy for lighting design for the 2000 Sidney Olympics.  She has worked extensively on Broadway and television productions, including the Montel Williams show. Semi-retired now, she is the artistic director and producer for the nonprofit Dragonfly Performing Arts Center in Green County.

Newman-Winston began her theater career in Boston and has focused on teaching theater arts and managing local theater productions. Both began their backstage careers at a time when both lighting and stage management were considered men's roles.

You can see the results of their planning at the current Dragonfly production of "It's a Wonderful Life,"  a musical version presented as a 1940's radio drama, December 3-5, 10-12
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Virginia Kohli

Virginia Kohli - profile to follow

  • Branch Historian, 2010-11
  • Telephone Tree

Rokki Carr

Rokki Carr - Profile to follow
  • International Chair, 2010-11
  • Public Policy Chair, 2009-10

Carole Leib

Carole Leib - profile to follow

  • Recording Secretary, 2009-11

Sheila Beall

Sheila Beall - Profile to follow
  • Directory/Data Base, 2009-11

Ruth Bean

Ruth Bean -- profile to follow
  • Membership Vice President, 2010-11

Pat Stedge

Pat Stedge handles hospitality with Ginger Yaple. She's a talented musician and has coordinated collecting biographies of exceptional NY women for us.
  • Hospitality, 2009-11
  • Branch President, 1998-2000

Jane Riley

Jane Riley has stepped up to the plate to serve as treasurer. More details to follow.

  • Treasurer, 2010-11
  • Newsletter editor

Ginger Yaple

  Ginger shares Hospitality responsibilities with Pat Stedge. She spends part of the year in the sunny south but is with us in spirit all year long. More details to follow.

  • Hospitality, 2009-11

Beverly Sloane

Profile to be added
  • VP for Programs, 2009-11

Joan Reis

Profile to be added
  • Corresponding Secretary, 2009-11

Dolores LaChance

Dolores LaChance often bridges the gap between our branch and the League of Women Voters. She lives in Saugerties, retired from her career as a teacher, and loves to travel.

  • Legal Action Fund Chair, 2009-11