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Please join us to welcome

Danielle Strauch as the new

Chapter President, along with our

new board members!

May 15, 2024, at 5:30 pm

The Wine Room at Cosimo’s

120 Delafield Street, Poughkeepsie, New York

$30 members of MHWBA and WBASNY

$50 nonmembers 

You can buy tickets at Eventbrite today or send checks to

MHWBA at PO Box 68, Poughkeepsie 12602.

We wish to thank our sponsors:

          Van Dewater & Van Dewater, LLP

          Advent Valuation

          Birch Hill Wealth Advisors


Please contact us if you would like information about sponsorship opportunities

Any questions, contact

Board members to be installed for terms starting June 1, 2024:

Danielle Strauch - President

Rebecca Valk - Vice President

Joanna Longcore - Treasurer

Andrea Gellen - Recording Secretary

Hon. Linda Murray - Corresponding Secretary

Maureen Keegan - Director

Amy Posner - Director

Kerri L. Yamashita - Past President
Terry Raskyn - WBASNY Delegate


What have we been up to lately?


Annual Meeting

We met for our Annual Meeting on April 3, 2024.

We were pleased to vote unanimously in favor of the WBASNY slate and the MHWBA slate. 

We were also pleased to share the news that our Chapter President, Kerri Yamashita, has been elected to serve as a WBASNY officer beginning on June 1, 2024, when she is sworn in at the WBASNY Convention in Saratoga Springs! Congratulations, Kerri!





We were thrilled to announce that one of our members has won the WBASNY Joan Ellenbogen Founder's Award! Our long time member and ardent supporter, Adina Gilbert will be awarded the WBASNY Founder's Award at the WBASNY Awards Dinner on May 31, 2024! We are so thrilled for Ms. Gilbert and so honored to have her as a member of our chapter!















Third Thursday Luncheon

We gathered this month for a lovely luncheon at 225 Warren Street in Hudson! This was the first time we have hosted a Third Thursday Luncheon in Columbia County!


Women's History Month Celebration

We celebrated Women's History Month with an event at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. The Keynote Presentation was presented by Diane O'Leary, Esq. and the subject was Susanna Bedell & Charlotte Frank: Their Remarkable Backstories


Third Thursday Luncheon

Our membership met up at Mill House Brewing Company for lunch with members of the Board! 


The Mid-Hudson Chapter joined together with the Rockland Chapter, Westchester Chapter, and Orange-Sullivan Chapters of WBASNY to present a CPLR CLE via Zoom that was free to all WBASNY Members! The event was very well-attended and we look forward to welcoming Judge Dillon to another event in the near future!


Annual Holiday Party

We joined together for a lively celebration of the newest members of the judiciary from our ranks: the Hon. Laura Wong-Pan, Hon. Linda Murray, and Hon. Angela Thompson-Tinsley. We raised funds for domestic violence victims at Grace Smith House and Ukrainian refugees.

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