52nd WNYLRC Annual Meeting of the Membership
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:30 pm to 7:00 pm

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Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa


WNYLRC’s 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership

Freedom Crossing:  Turning Memory into Action

Niagara Crossing Hotel and Spa

100 Center Street, Lewiston, NY

Annual Meeting of the Membership
Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Register: for WNYLRC's 52nd Annual Meeting of the Membership by Friday, September 7, 2018
Cost: $35
Questions?:  Call Pat Klaybor at 716-633-0705, ext. 100
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Business Meeting
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Happy Hour (Cash bars, appetizers)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Guest Speaker: Ally Spongr
6:30 pm – 6:45 pm WNYLRC Member Awards
6:45 pm – 7:00 pm Closing Remarks/Announcements
***For anyone with specific dietary needs or restictions, please contact Pat Klaybor directly at (716) 633-0705 ext 100 or pklaybor@wnylrc.org

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. Call 716-754-9070 and refer to the WNYLRC room block when making your reservations in order to get the special rate.

Standard room rate: $89.00

Riverview/doubles/suites rate: $109.00

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Ally Spongr, Director & Curator at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Speaker Bio:

Ally Spongr is the Project Coordinator for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Director & Curator for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center. The organizations’ work includes preserving, protecting and promoting the historic, natural and cultural resources of the area stretching from Niagara Falls to Youngstown, New York. As the Director & Curator at the Heritage Center, Ally provides dynamic leadership to the Center’s operations, fundraising, exhibitions and initiatives. Through her work, Ally takes a creative approach to ensuring the successful implementation of the Center’s mission and vision.

Prior to her current positions, Ally held positions at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, BT&C Gallery, and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) – with whom she continues to assist with special projects and events. Serving in multiple capacities in the arts and cultural sector, her work includes curating exhibitions, event planning, project management, and program development. Ally holds her BFA in Fine Arts with a second major in Art History and has completed courses for her MA in Museum Studies on the Collections Management and Curatorial Track at Buffalo State College. She lives in Buffalo and is also a photographer, and exhibits her work throughout Western New York.

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Bus Trip To ACRL 2019 - Cleveland, Ohio

WNYLRC & RRLC are co-sponsoring a charter bus to Cleveland, OH, for ACRL 2019. The bus will leave Rochester on April 9th and return on April 13th. Cost is $40 per person. Please be aware that this charter bus includes transportation only (does not include conference registration or lodging).

To ride the bus with us, fill out the form here.


9:30am Bus departs Bushnell's Basin Park & Ride (Rochester)
10:40am Bus arrives at WNYLRC office
10:55am Bus departs WNYLRC office
11:55am Bus arrives at SUNY Fredonia
12:10pm Bus departs SUNY Fredonia
2:30pm Bus arrives at Cleveland Convention Center

12:45pm Bus departs Cleveland Convention Center
3:05pm Bus arrives at SUNY Fredonia
3:20pm Bus departs SUNY Fredonia
4:20pm Bus arrive at WNYLRC office
4:35pm Bus departs WNYLRC office