EBWA--Welcoming All Women of All Ages

January 29, 2015

"My Journey to Constituent Representative for Paul Tonko and Issues of Importance to Women"

Cora Michelle Schroeter, MBA, will speak to the women of EBWA on January 29th about her personal journey to role of manager and constituent representative for Congressman Paul Tonko. In this capacity Cora advises the congressman on legislation, especially on matters of interest to women, and is his local liaison. Cora has brought many experiences and interests in the local community to her current role. She has held jobs in several human service agencies, and served on boards of directors or advisory boards on a number of other social and educational agencies. She has always lived in the Schenectady area and has followed the example of her mother Helga Schroeter, local volunteer and activist. Cora’s dedication to volunteerism, advocacy and education demonstrate her commitment to her personal motto, “It’s up to me!”

Women can make reservations for the vegetarian meal served at 6:15 pm by e-mailing Gabrielle Reals at by Monday, January 26th or by calling her at 382-5685 by 8 pm Tuesday, January 27th. If you require a gluten-free meal, please tell Gabrielle when making your reservation. Cost of the entire evening is $15. If you come for program only, the cost is $3; be sure to arrive before 8 pm.


Looking ahead:  On February 26th Dana Carroll will speak about Costa Rica: History, Volcanology and Biological Diversity.


Next Steering Committee meeting, Wednesday, January 7 in the UUSS Emerson Room at 9:30 am.   We plan to meet in the morning for the December-February dates.  Come and join us!

We operate without elected officers.  All activities are coordinated by a steering committee of persons who simply like being a member of a group of all women.  Responsibilities are shared and rotated.  Help decide on programs, get to better know the women involved and double your enjoyment of EBWA.  For general information:  Contact Carol Hamblin, 861-6034;


More detailed information about EBWA meetings and policies can be found by opening the following link: http://tinyurl.com/WA-Evening-Branch.