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October 2014

4th US Congressional District Debate

October 19, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wilton High School Clune Auditorium, 395 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897 United States
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Jim Himes (D) and Dan Debicella (R) will participate in a timed debate, sponsored by the Fairfield County Leagues. The timed debate will be  moderated by former State and National LWV President, Kay Maxwell.

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January 2015

Legislative Coffee

January 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Home of Joyce Critelli, 39 Shields Road
Darien,
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Legislative Coffee Hosted by Joyce Critelli Come meet and question your State officials Senators - Bob Duff (D) and Carlo Leone (D) Reps - William Tong (D) and Terrie Wood (R) Tuesday, January 13th, 9-11 AM 39 Shields Road

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Planning meeting for the Town Plan of Conservation and Development

January 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Darien LWV has been invited to provide input to the update of the Town Plan of Conservation and Development.   The next planning meeting is Tuesday, January 13th, 8:00 PM, Town Hall, Room 206   The League was very involved in the previous 2006 Plan Development. If you are interested in participating in this multi-year planning process please contact Gwen Mogenson immediately.

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Free

Hebdo and The First Amendment

January 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Darien Library Auditorium, 1441 Post Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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Hebdo and The First Amendment: A Panel Discussion with Legal and Journalist Experts Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 p.m. Darien Library Auditorium Free and Open to the Public

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February 2015

Film Screening:Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House

February 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Darien Library Auditorium, 1441 Post Road
Darien,
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Join us for a free screening of Thank You Mr. President: Helen Thomas at the White House Sunday, February 8th, 2:00 PM Darien Library, Auditorium A legend in political reporting, Helen Thomas covered every President since JFK. This documentary traces her journey from the daughter of illiterate immigrants to her status as a fearless journalist. After six decades with the White House Press Corps, she notes "I think that Presidents deserve to be questioned, perhaps irreverently, to bring them down…

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March 2015
$15

Town Officials Lunch

March 18, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Depot, 45 Heights Road
Darien,
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Join us for an informal lunch and discussion with our top elected Town officials. It’s always a great opportunity to learn what’s happening (and learn what’s being planned).  First Selectwoman, Jayme Stevenson and representatives of the Board of Education, Board of Finance, Planning and Zoning Commission and RTM Moderator, Sarah Seelye will be available to take your questions. RSVP to Clara Sartori    

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June 2015

LWV Darien Annual Meeting

June 9, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Home of Priscilla Wong, 59 St. Nicholas Road
Darien, CT United States
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September 2015

September Speaker Katie Burke

September 17, 2015 @ 10:45 am - 12:30 pm
Country Club of Darien, 300 Mansfield Avenue
Darien, CT United States
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October 2015

Candidates Night

October 20, 2015 @ 6:40 pm - 9:00 pm
Town Hall Auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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The League will once again sponsor this timed and structured discussion involving our local and state elected representatives.  So come down and hear what the candidates have to say.

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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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$50

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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