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October 2013

Candidates Night

October 22, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Town Hall Auditorium, 2 Renshaw Road
Darien, 06820
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Agenda Moderator: Kay J. Maxwell No Campaign Materials or Videotaping Allowed in the Auditorium Questions can be submitted via email after 7:20pm to lwv.darien@gmail.com 7:00 – 7:20pm Reception in Lobby 7:20 – 7:25pm Pledge of Allegiance, Introduction of Moderator 7:25 – 7:35pm Moderator Kay J. Maxwell: Opening Remarks, Recognition of All Darien Candidates for Office November 5, 2013 7:35 – 8:05pm Candidates for Office of Planning & Zoning: Richard DiDonna (R) Stephen Olvany (R) John Sini, Jr. (R) Eric Voigt…

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$10

Book discussion with Jeff Greenfield, author of “If Kennedy Lived”

October 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Community Association (DCA), 274 Middlesex Road
Darien, CT United States
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The Darien LWV is excited to host political and cultural author Jeff Greenfield, discussing his new book “If Kennedy Lived”. The program is sponsored in conjunction with Barrett Books of Darien and will be held at the Community Association (DCA), 274 Middlesex Road on Tuesday, October 29th 7:00 PM -9:30 PM, Tickets at $10, can be purchased at Barrett Books 314 Heights Road, at Darien LWV events or at the door. The event is open to the public. Book Summary…

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Board of Education Candidates Forum

October 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Darien Library Community Room, 1441 Post Rd
Darien, 06820
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Candidates for the Office of Board of Education will participate in a discussion and debate.  This is a contested race with four candidates, two Democrats and two Republicans, running for three positions on the Board.  The evening begins at 7:00pm (no opening reception) and concludes at 8:15pm. Questions can be sent after 7:00pm via email to lwv.darien@gmail.com

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December 2013

LWV Darien – Holiday Party

December 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Save the Date: Friday December 6th Hosted by: Priscilla and Jim Wong. Save the date – invitations will be sent shortly.  The Darien LWV social event of the year!  Always a great time.  Members and spouses only. All members are welcome to join the “choir” as a writer or singer.  No experience or special talent needed. Rehearsals will be Sundays 3:30 – 5:00 PM, beginning 11/10.  Contact Gwen Mogenson if interested.

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February 2014

Meeting With US Congressman Jim Himes

February 2, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Home of Martha Banks, 17 Harbor Road
Darien,
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Like the legislative coffee, your membership provides the opportunity to meet with national elected officials in an informal, small group setting. Members and guests only.  (RSVP info to follow).

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Legislative Coffee

February 4, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Joyce Critelli’s home, 39 Shields Road
Darien, CT United States
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Meet our state elected officials, Senators Bob Duff and Carlo Leone and Representatives Terrie Wood and William Tong for a focused, small group discussion of issues important to Darien and the League.  Members and guests only.  Open Q&A is always lively making this one of your best membership perks. (RSVP info to follow).  

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March 2014

Gun Violence and Mental Health

March 5, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

As a follow up to last year’s Annual Meeting discussion on Gun Violence and Mental Health please consider attending the Connecticut Against Gun Violence Benefit Luncheon CAGV Benefit Luncheon

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June 2014

Regionalism and the M.O.R.E. Commission Panel Discussion

June 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free and Open to the Public, no RSVP required   The State Municipal Opportunities and Regional Efficiencies (MORE) Commission was formed in 2010 with a goal of recommending cost efficiencies through greater regional cooperation.  New legislation, in essence, requires municipalities to join one of eight state wide Council of Governments (COGs). Darien’s RTM must vote on this measure.  Our panel includes the MORE commission chair, ranking minority member and a commission member involved in defining the composition of these regional groups.  The…

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Annual Meeting and Old Board/New Board Luncheon

June 9, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Home of Priscilla Wong, 59 St. Nicholas Road
Darien,
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Monday, June 9th, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Hosted by Priscilla Wong, 59 St. Nicholas Road  All members are invited  Since the program portion of our Annual Meeting is the MORE Commission event, we are combining our required Annual Business Meeting with a potluck luncheon to thank existing and welcome new Board members.  Invitation and RSVP/Food Contribution instructions to follow.  Hope to see you there.

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October 2014
$50

SUNDAY LUNCH WITH SENATOR KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND

October 5, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wee Burn Country Club, 410 Hollow Tree Ridge Rd
Darien, 06820
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10:30 AM Registration and Check In 11:00 AM Program, Lunch and Book Signing Ticket Price: $50 includes Copy of “Off the Sidelines”

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$15

Welcome Back Luncheon

October 8, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Weed Beach Paddle Hut, Nearwater Lane
Darien, CT, 06820
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Darien League of Women Voters Wednesday, October 8th Noon – 1:30 PM Weed Beach Paddle Hut Kick off our season with an informal lunch and a chance to view the Channel 79 “Community Matters” video featuring League members Jim Cameron, Enid Oresman, Gwen Mogenson and Molly Meyers. Bring a guest and learn about the League in a friendly, fun fashion. $15 per person RSVP to Susan Moore Or RSVP and Pay On-line

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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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