RMSC Council

RMSC Council

In 1941, several Rochester women founded the Women’s Council for social interaction and to support the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC). These women volunteered their time and energy by creating special activities and annual fundraising events.

In 2018, the RMSC Women’s Council opened its membership to men and women, changed its name to the more inclusive RMSC Council, and expanded its mission to provide educational programming to the Rochester community. Since its inception 78 years ago, RMSC Council has proudly donated more than $2 million to RMSC.

Our Council is a volunteer service organization that also supports RMSC with special events and fundraising activities.

Explore our 2019 brochure


Join Us!

We welcome new members to the RMSC Council, and offer opportunities to use your special skills and interests in a variety of projects and events each year.

Our members are women and men with a common interest in the RMSC and our community. We ask that each RMSC Council member volunteer at least 30 hours per year to our projects. Membership to the RMSC is also required.

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Event Calendar 2019

May 10–11


Beautiful Bloom Sale Order Pick-Up

June 7  

Dine & Discover Lunch

Sept. 25–29


Fantastic Findings Sale

Nov. 22–24   49th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts and Crafts Sale


Social Events 2019

Oct. 21


Tri-Council Meeting
Location: George Eastman House

Oct. TBD  

Cocktails & Books
Location: RMSC


Monthly Meetings 2019

Nov. 12   Spectacular Holiday Arrangements 

Speaker: Michael Miller, Kittelberger Florist 

Dec. 10   RMSC Updates from the CEO
Speaker: Hillary Olsen, CEO, RMSC


Donate to the Fantastic Findings Sale

Getting ready to move? Trying to declutter your home? Know someone who is? The Women's Council can help! A committee is now accepting donated items for the Fantastic Findings Sale 2018 and will provide you with a form so that you can claim the donation on your tax return. Please call Joan Gaylord at 585.415.2941 to make arrangements.

RMSC Council Members


Dora Alexander

Susan Allen

Mary Rose Bianchi

Robbie Dresson

Judith Emmanuel

Anne Fassanella

Sandy Foley

Joan Gaylord

Kathy Giuffrida

Deb Gulla

Bev Henning 

Marion Mench

Pat Rush

Nancy Samuelson

Carol Sweeney

Connie Szostek


Missing from photo:

Jennifer Eike

Marcia Loomis

Nes Rideout


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