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HSOT Annual Meeting, Dinner, and Program Reminder

Nov 3, 2017

2017 ANNUAL MEETING & HARVEST DINNER
American Legion Stephen Sikora Post No. 1322 • North Tonawanda, NY
Wednesday November 8, 2017 • 6 PM

AFTER DINNER PROGRAM
Denise Reichard as Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New York State

At the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton became one of the major authors of the Declaration of Sentiments modeled on the Declaration of Independence that put forth the basic tenets of the women’s rights movement including the right to vote. This experience helped Elizabeth become aware of her abilities to write and speak compellingly, conveying a logical and powerful message. She would spend the rest of her life working for those pledges made in Seneca Falls.

On November 6, 1917 the votes were cast in New York State that gave women the right to vote. It had been a long, hard-fought campaign by many women like Susan B Anthony, Lucy Stone and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, none of whom would live to exercise those rights. Full suffrage would not come until August 1920 when the 19th Amendment was added to the United States Constitution.

On November 8, 2017, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Suffrage in the State of New York, our guest speaker, Denise Reichard, will present her compelling and dramatic interpretation of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Dressed in period vintage clothing, Denise will bring to life those events that shaped Stanton’s thinking. The influence of her relationships with her father and husband, her education, and role as a mother of seven.

Denise Reichard is considered, by some, an accomplished actress and, by others, a creative public speaker. For more than 25 years, Denise has been entertaining and educating audiences all over western New York and neighboring states. She recreates the lives of great women of history and her storytelling talent has been described by many as “a gift,” “believable,” and “engaging.” In her weaving of fact and sensitivity, Denise transports the listener back in time to learn of other eras, traditions, and ways of life. Her presentation will come to life by combining history and live theatre.

Denise holds a BA from Mount Union College and an MA from the University of Pittsburgh. She teaches speech communication classes at Niagara County Community College and Houghton College.

Besides her characterization of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Denise Reichard presents programs on Dolley Madison, Beloved First Lady; Amelia Earhart, Challenging and Dynamic Pilot; Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, Our Nation’s First Educated Female Physician; and Clara Barton, Founder of The American Red Cross.

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