Several Jefferson County Branch members attended the 2010 AAUW-NYS Summer Leadership Conference. It was held July 9 through 11 on the campus of Cazenovia College. The two day leadership conference opened with remarks from Cazenovia College President Dr. Mark Tierno who spoke on “Paving the way for Women at Cazenovia College”. Other people who presented to the group included: Maria Ellis, AAUW NYS District Director; and Eileen Hartmann, AAUW NYS President.
Conference participants could attend break out sessions throughout the weekend that focused on membership matters or convention planning. There was also a public policy presentation on voter education and issues in communication.
Those from the Jefferson County Branch thoroughly enjoyed a presentation by Debby Rooney, President and Co-Founder of BEADS for Education. Debby’s work was featured in Half the Sky, the groundbreaking book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Her session was one of the highlights of the conference. To learn more about BEADS for Education click here.