Women’s Alliance

Women’s Alliance: Schenectady High Students

The Women’s Alliance is partially funding back to school starter kits for Schenectady High students this fall. Many arrive on campus with not so much as a pencil and while we cannot equip everyone, we can supply several hundred with notebooks filled with the basics to begin classes. Teachers direct students in need to the … Continued

A Tea Party with The Women’s Alliance!

A Tea Party-June 1st with The Women’s Alliance! At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 12noon! Get out those hats, for a fun luncheon and tea party. Tea sandwiches, salad, petit fours and tea for $13. Make your Reservations by May 26th with Pat Lambert at patricialambert21@gmail.com or 377-8917. Come and enjoy good food and good … Continued

The Art of Bonsai with Drew Hamelink!

May 4th the Women’s Alliance will present  the “Art of Bonsai” with Drew Hamelink at the Unitarian Universalist of Schenectady. Drew’s love of gardening lead him to study bonsai, with bonsai master Pauline Muth of West Charlton. Bonsai is artistic horticulture, to grow and keep the unique and beautiful trees, thriving in an artificial environment. Drew … Continued

The Grand Canyon Geology on the Rio Colorado

Thursday, April 6th will feature the Women’s Alliance Luncheon will feature George H. Shaw! The Grand Canyon is one of the best overall exposures of geology anywhere. This talk will take you on a river trip, examining the rocks and discussing what they tell us. The scenery is spectacular, the geology is spectacular, and the … Continued

The Women’s Alliance: March 2nd

The next gathering of the Women’s Alliance will be on Thursday, March 2 at the Turf Tavern in Scotia at 11:45am.  Lunch is served promptly at noon and lunch choices include Chicken Florentine or​ Panko Parmesan Tilapia. A vegetarian option is also offered. The cost is $13. Our guest speaker is Marsha Mortimore,​a well-known community activist and recorder of … Continued

Alliance Special Appeals 2017!

The Women’s Alliance is seeking requests for donations from our Special Appeals Fund.  Over the years, we have awarded donations to a variety of organizations, including grants to the UUSS Soup Kitchen Committee, Green Sanctuary, Dining for Dollars, and the Youth Group.  We have also awarded donations to community non-profits such as SICM, the YWCA, … Continued

Women’s Alliance – January 5th

Happy Holidays to all from the UUSS Women’s Alliance! A little know fact is that The Women’s Alliance has been part of our Schenectady Church since 1901. On January 5th, Women’s Alliance members will bring in the New Year with a luncheon and membership meeting in the church dining room. Happy 2017! Happy 116th birthday! … Continued

Women’s Alliance Luncheon: December 1st

Women’s Alliance invites one and all (male and female!) to our December 1st Luncheon at the Turf Tavern, Mohawk Avenue, Scotia.  The Director of Education and Training at Youth Build, Rebecca Paavola, and the Director of Schenectady Works, Nathan Mandsager, will present, “Empowering Young People to move from generational poverty to sustainability, leadership and influence”.  … Continued

Women’s Alliance Program: November 3rd

The Women’s Alliance will feature Diane Wilkinson, Principal of Schenectady High School here at UUSS on Thursday, November 3rd.  Her presentation is, Young Women at Schenectady High School: Their Challenges and Triumph. Ms. Wilkinson has been in education in the Schenectady City School District for over 25 years.  She has worked at Oneida Middle School … Continued

Women’s Alliance Luncheon: October 6th

If you subscribe to the Daily Gazette, you know the name of columnist Sara Foss.  Sara will be the featured speaker at our October luncheon at the Turf Tavern on Thursday, October 6.  Sara, the daughter of a minister and an educator who grew up in New Hampshire and began her career in elementary school, starting a neighborhood … Continued