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February 2016

Darien LWV sponsored POCD Program

February 22, 2016 @ 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

Using interactive technology to access community input. The program will include a presentation by external consultant Glenn Chalder from Planimetrics and include discussion by Town Planner, Jeremy Ginsberg and Planning and Zoning Chair, Susan Cameron, followed by Q&A. 

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Film “Suffragette”

February 28, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Darien LWV and Darien Library present the Film “Suffragette” Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan star in this film recounting the sacrifices our sister, British suffragettes made to gain the right for women to vote in their country. Free and open to the public – Invite a friend!

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November 2016

LWV Speaker series – CT Attorney General George Jepsen

November 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
December 2016

LWV Darien Holiday Party

December 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Callie Sullivan, 118 Five Mile River Road
Darien,
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It's our annual potluck, BYOB festive get together. Members and guests only. Featuring our own on in-house "Capitol Steps" like political parody song program. Great fun! Invitations and RSVP information coming soon. Board members, please plan to provide an entree to serve 8 people as your potluck contribution.

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March 2017

Engage With Your Government

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A Nonpartisan Letter Writing Campaign Got an issue with your local, state or national government? Want to give an “attaboy” or “attagirl” to an official you think is doing something right? Put your thoughts into action by writing a letter to one or more of your elected officials! We’ll provide the supplies, contact information and even cover the postage. An old-school handwritten letter often gets the most attention in an elected official’s office. More of a digital letter writer? Bring…

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A Conversation with Your Muslim Neighbors

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St Luke’s Parish, Youth & Community Center, 1864 Post Road
Darien, CT United States
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Sponsored by WomanPower Action Network of CT We are living in divisive times where people find themselves unsure of whom to trust. With a media and leadership who sometimes use skewed or false information to spread fear and intolerance, now more than ever communities need to come together to try to build bridges. The Darien LWV is pleased to recommend this informative event. This panel will attempt to dispel or subvert stereotypical notions of what and who your Muslim American neighbor is.…

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April 2017

Monthly LWV Meeting (all members invited)

April 5 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
The Depot, 25 Heights Road
Darien, CT
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9:10 AM Coffee and Conversation (bring your own coffee) 9:30 AM Business Meeting Agenda and March Minutes to follow Join Us for a review and discussion of our recent League activities. Learn the background of the League’s involvement and support of the National Public Vote Position. Help prioritize and clarify the issues we want our local elected officials to cover in that evening’s Town Officials Event.  Engage in the conversation!

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May 2017

LWV – Darien Monthly meeting

May 3 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
The Depot, 25 Heights Road
Darien, CT
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Open to all members, 9:10 AM coffee and conversation 9:30 AM business meeting

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Food For Thought

May 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
30 Hale Lane, Darien, CT, 1441 Post Road
Darien, 06820 United States
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Hosted by Ann Ferris.  All members are invited Join a freewheeling discussion of a topical news subject. The topic is not announced in advance so no preparation is required

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Darien LWV Annual Meeting and Program

May 25 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Avenue
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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 11:30 AM, 2nd Floor Conference Room   Followed by 12:00 PM Luncheon  Presentation by Clyde White of political non-profit "No Labels" $50 luncheon ticket, program and payment details to follow   Call to order and Approval of May 3, 2017 meeting minutes (Gwen Mogenson) Treasurers Report (Kate Larson) Membership (Molly Myers) Welcome pre-paid new members for 2017-18, Tiffany O'Connor, Debra Ven and Sally Houlihan Congratulations to LWV Volunteer of the Year Karla Coe, Program Chair and long-serving chair of our monthly free-form discussion…

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September 2017

September Monthly Meeting

September 6 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
The Depot, 25 Heights Road
Darien, CT
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Please welcome Elona Vaisys, chair of the three year State League policy push to continue public funding for State and Local Elections. This program is very much at risk in the current legislative calendar. To learn more about CEProud and how you can support this initiative click Here Note: we meet the first Wednesday of the month, Sept - May at this time and place, excluding December.

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National Voter Registration Day

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
DHS Auditorium, 80 High School Ln
Darien, CT
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Volunteer to help our Registrars register Darien High School Seniors  Also need volunteers for DHS registration on Wednesday October 18th, 11AM - 1 PM Contact Clara Sartori to volunteer

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The State Budget: A 30 Minute Explainer of an 80 Year Old Problem

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wee Burn Beach Club, 6 Anchor Rd
Rowayton, CT 06853 United States
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Please join the Darien LWV in welcoming Keith Phaneuf, Connecticut Mirror reporter. Mr. Phaneuf has spent 24 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances. He will speak to us about the state budget on Thursday evening, September 28, 2017. Cash bar will be available at 6:30 pm Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 pm with talk to follow $50 members $55 non-members RSVP by September 22 Pay online at: lwv.darien.org or with check mailed in advance to:…

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October 2017

October Monthly Meeting

October 4 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
The Depot, 45 Heights Road
Darien,
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Coffee and Conversation 9:10 AM Business Meeting and Speaker 9:30

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DHS Voter Registration

October 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
DHS Auditorium, 80 High School Ln
Darien, CT
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Help our registrars register eligible high school students (those turning 18 on or before Election Day, November 7th)   Contact Clara Sartori to volunteer

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Board of Education Candidates Forum

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Hall Auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road
Darien, 06820
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Darien is facing a steep decline in state funding for education including special education reimbursement. Learn how BOE candidates expect to deal with this situation along with the many other challenges faced by our Board of Education representatives.   This is a League sponsored, timed and moderated discussion, ensuring equal opportunity for all candidates to respond to audience questions.

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Candidates Night

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Town Hall Auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road
Darien, 06820
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2017 is a municipal election year so we will elect a new First Selectman, Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance, Board of Education, Planning and Zoning Commission, 1/2 of the RTM (Representative Town Meeting members) and numerous other town officials. These are the people who provide your your most immediate governmental contact. There are big issues facing our town so please pay attention.  The League is pleased to sponsor this moderated, timed candidate discussion including questions from the audience (on line…

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November 2017

Darien LWV November 1, 2017 Meeting

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

NOTE New, One Time, Location  

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Voters Guide Publication

November 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hard Copy at Darien Times and on-line at lwv.darien.org   The Darien LWV develops position specific questions for our local and state candidates and requests a limited word count response which is published unedited. Learn what your candidates think about a position related issue. Thank you to the Darien Times newspaper for their pro-bono publication of our efforts. If you would like to volunteer for this project - contact Nancy Cahoon

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Election Day

November 7 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm

Make it Happen!  If you would like to volunteer as a poll worker, please contact the Darien Registrars, John Visi or Susan Gray

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