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September 2017

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

September 28, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

NOTE New, One Time, Location  

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Voters Guide Publication

November 2, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 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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December 2017

Darien LWV Holiday Party

December 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Luke’s Parish, Youth & Community Center, 1864 Post Road
Darien, CT United States
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Food For Thought

December 14, 2017 @ 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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January 2018

Climate Change and Connecticut

January 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Rd
Darien, 06820
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Robert Klee, Commissioner of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection will speak on the subject of Climate Change

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Annual Legislative Coffee

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Joyce Critelli’s home, 39 Shields Road
Darien, CT United States
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Tuesday, January 23, 9:00 - 11:00 AM Hosted by Joyce Critelli 39 Shields Road Join Us for this exclusive opportunity to meet with our State Senators and Representatives for a small group discussion of the important issues facing Connecticut. One of the best perks of membership, you'll be able to engage face to face with those who represent you. Read on - you'll see that our locally elected State officials are among the movers and shakers of our State government. Let…

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February 2018

Darien LWV February 7, 2017 Meeting

February 6 @ 9:20 am - 11:00 am
The Depot, 25 Heights Road
Darien, CT
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Location is THE DEPOT 25 Heights Road 9:20 Coffee and Conversation 9:30ish Business Meeting 10:00 or slightly later Speaker from Darien Human Services

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May 2018

Darien LWV May 2, 2018 Meeting

May 2 @ 9:10 am - 10:30 am
The Depot, 25 Heights Road
Darien, CT
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9:10 Coffee and Conversation (BYOB Coffee) 9:30 Short Business Meeting Presentation by Jonathan Perloe of CAGV  CT Against Gun Violence Call to order and Approval of Apr 4th minutes (Clara Sartori) Thanks to Laurie Williamson for taking Apr minutes Treasurers Report (Stephanie Maher)  2018-19 proposed budget emailed to members. Will be voted at Annual Meeting Membership (Gwen Mogenson) LWVUS and LWVCT will not charge student membership dues through 2021. Local leagues are free to adopt a student membership level and set…

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Kathy Finnegan – Climate Reality Project

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Darien Nature Center, 120 Brookside Road
Darien,
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A Citizen’s Action Guide: Putting Information to Action Thursday, May 3, 7:00 PM Darien Nature Center Kathy Finnegan, Climate Reality Project Leader and Environmental Ambassador will lead a follow-up working session to the “Inconvenient Sequel” film screening, though you do not need to see the film to benefit from this discussion. The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to catalyzing a global solution to the climate crisis by making action a necessity across every level of society. Kathy helps us turn…

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LWV Annual Town Officials Event

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All Darien residents are welcome Wednesday, May 9, 2018 7:00 PM Board of Education Meeting Room--35 Leroy Avenue Join us in meeting with our top elected town officials for a conversation about the major issues facing our town. The impact of the state budget on our town budget is sure to be a topic. Other topics might include the three re-development projects approved for Darien as well as the proposals for the Ox Ridge Elementary School and the land purchased…

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Annual Meeting 2018

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Avenue
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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The State of Journalism and the News Thursday, May 24 the Darien LWV welcomes John Dankosky, Executive Editor of the New England News Collaborative   Mr. Dankosky is an award-winning host of several NPR programs. He has held the chair in journalism and communications at Central CT State University and is a regular moderator for political debates and conversations.   The Country Club of Darien        300 Mansfield Ave, Darien CT 06820 Annual Meeting (for LWV members) begins at 10:00 AM…

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September 2018

Darien LWV Monthly Meeting September 5th

September 5 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North
Darien,
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SAVE THE DATES - Yes Our Fall Schedule is already filling up   September Monthly Meeting  Wednesday, September 5th   NEW LOCATION: Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North (next to Goodwives Shopping Center)  9:10 AM Coffee (BYOB) and Conversation 9:30 AM Business Meeting

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Fall Kickoff Event – Myth-Busting: Immigration Today

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wee Burn Beach Club, 6 Anchor Rd
Rowayton, CT 06853 United States
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Darien League of Women Voters welcomes Aleksandr Troyb Thursday, September 20, 2018 Wee Burn Beach Club: 6 Anchor Rd, Rowayton, CT 06853 Cash bar will be available at 6:30 pm Dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 pm with talk to follow $45 members        $50 non-members For more information and to pay for the event please click here.

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October 2018

Program on CT State Economic Outlook

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presentation by Jim Smith and Bob Patricelli, Co Chairs of the Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth Commission, Introduced by State Representative, Terrie Wood Monday October 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  Darien Library

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