AAUW chapter to hold luncheon

AMSTERDAM – The Amsterdam-Gloversville-Johnstown branch of the American Association of University Women will celebrate the holiday season with a luncheon at Parillo’s Armory Grill in the city Dec. 7.

The meet-and-greet and business meeting will began at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and entertainment by Malta harpist Nancy Walko will follow at 1:45 p.m.

Menu choices include chicken Parmesan, chicken Francaise, eggplant Parmesan and haddock. The cost is $17. Checks made payable to AAUW should be send to Ella Ryder, P.O. Box 111, Mayfield, NY 12117. Menu choice should be included. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday.

As part of their annual holiday giving, the AAUW branch will be accepting donations for the Fistula Repair Fund, which will help women with childbirthing-related injuries in countries that do not have readily available obstetric care. The goal is to raise $450, which will cover the costs of one fistula repair surgery.

The local AAUW branch has previously funded two such surgeries as part of the NYS AAUW My Sister’s Keeper initiative.