Branch Programs

Program Calendar

The Program Committee is putting together a schedule of programs for the upcoming year that is sure to have something to please every AAUW member. While you will find some events that have become a tradition, such as the annual International Women’s Day Program, others will be new ventures. We’ve tried to include a variety of topics, and a mix of educational offerings with plain old fun. For questions please contact Program VP Lilyen Mascellino, and watch for further postings! Please stay tuned for updates!


Tuesday, September 19 at 6 pm
Renew old friendships and begin new ones!
Fall supper at Chef’s Restaurant, 291 Seneca Street in Buffalo

Wednesday, October 18, 6 pm-8 pm
“Behind the Scenes Tour of the Pan-American Exposition”
Buffalo Museum of Science – 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, 14211.
$25 for non-museum members, $15 for museum members.

Saturday, November 4 – District Conference
Panel Discussion
“Immigration – The Effects on Women and Their LivesMichael’s, 4885 Southwestern Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075

Thursday, November 9 – LWV Luncheon co-sponsored by AAUW Buffalo
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s winning the right to vote in New York State!

Saturday, December 9, 2 pm-4 pm
Play – “It WAS a Wonderful Life”
Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14209


Tuesday, January 23 – “Living Blind in a Sighted World”
Bob Evans Restaurant on Niagara Falls Blvd
6:00 pm for dinner (order off the menu), 7:30 for program only
Carol Chiodo Fleischman, author of Nadine, My Funny and Trusty Guide Dog

Thursday, February 15 – “The Challenges Women Face when Running for Public Office”
Panel Members:

  • April Baskin – Erie County Legislator and Founder of The College Stimulation Experience
  • Vanessa Glushefski – 2017 candidate for Erie County Comptroller
  • Lynn Marinelli – 17 years in Erie County Legislature, currently Director of Intergovernmental Relations, WNY Regional Office of Empire State Development
  • Lynne Dixon – current Erie County Legislator for 6 years, 22 years as journalist
  • Barbara Miller Williams – Erie County Legislator
  • Diana Cihak – Founder and Board President of WEPac/Electing Women into Office

Classics V Banquet & Conference Center – 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, NY 14228
6-8:30 p.m., Dinner at 6 p.m., Program at 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 8 (International Women’s Day)
“Native American Women’s Issues
Dr. Lori Quigley
Medaille College

Saturday, March 17, Tech Savvy 13
University at Buffalo North Campus

Tuesday, April 10, at the Audubon Library
“Meet the Pharmacist”
Your chance to ask questions and discuss drug/pharmacy issues with a pharmacist from Wegmans.

Friday-Sunday, April 20-22, Radisson Hotel in Corning, NY
AAUW-NYS Convention. See the state website – – for details.

Saturday, May 19 – annual meeting, awards, and elections
Luncheon at Banchetti’s, 550 N French Rd – 11:30 arrival, 12:00 lunch

Wednesday – Sunday, May 30-June 3
64th Annual Scholarship Booksale, location to be announced

Friday-Sunday, July 20-22, Cazenovia College
AAUW-NYS Summer Leadership Conference. See the state website – – for details.