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May 2013

Monthly Meeting and Pot Luck Luncheon

May 6, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Priscilla Wong’s Home, 59 St. Nicholas Road
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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11:30 AM short business meeting followed by food and fun.  Bring a dish and bring a friend to learn more about the League.  We’ll be discussing “League 101″ over lunch to let those who can’t make it to our regular monthly meetings know about our activities and plans.  Newer members are particularly welcome but this is open to all members and their guests.

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Membership Drive

May 13, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Mary Ellen Moore’s home, 23 Red Coat Pass
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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Please stop by to help personalize our membership solicitation materials and get the info out in the mail.  Bring your address books to help us contact potential new members.  Many hands make it a short (but important) task.

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$30

LWVCT Symposium on International Relations (SIR) “Water, Water Everywhere, But Not a Drop…”

May 22, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Sacred Heart University, University Commons, 5151 Park Avenue
Fairfield, CT 06825 United States
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8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Panel discussion on the quality and supply of waterthe potential impacts of climate change on water resources, international collaboration on and engineering approaches to water issues and the global economic impacts of water abundance and scarcity. $30 per person For more information and to register go to SIR 2013 If you wish to carpool, please contact Carolyn Bayne

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June 2013
$25

Annual Meeting and Lunch

June 12, 2013 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DCA, 274 Middlesex Rd
Darien, CT 06820 United States
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The Health of Mental Health

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September 2013

LWV – Darien Monthly Meeting

September 4, 2013 @ 9:10 am - 11:00 am
Darien Historical Society, 45 Old Kings Highway North
Darien,
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Meeting Agenda for September 4, 2013 Call to Order and Approval of June 12, 2013 minutes. Treasurers Report (prepared by Kate Larson) Year to Date Financials Membership Update (Priscilla Wong) Roughly 88 current members out of 125 target.  Many board members have not renewed. Priscilla will send follow up letters but needs someone to help her with membership going forward.  Volunteers? It shouldn't be a large job. Thanks Yous June 12th Annual Meeting and panel discussion of the "The Health…

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$100

Mental Health First Aid Training – I

September 20, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Darien EMS Post 53 Headquarters, Ledge Road
Darien, CT 06820
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As a follow on to the League’s Annual Meeting panel discussion of “The Health of Mental Health”, the League is promoting “Mental Health First Aid Training” on Friday September 20th and Friday September 27th. This 12-hour certification course helps an individual, who doesn’t have clinical training, assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course will be offered at the Darien EMS Post 53 Headquarters on Ledge Road from 9AM – 4PM on Friday,…

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$6

Documentary film “Shored Up”

September 24, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Avon Theater, 272 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT United States
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The Darien LWV is co-sponsoring the documentary movie “Shored Up” along with the Greenwich and Westchester County NY Leagues. The nation’s shoreline development has put us in a tough predicament and it’s time to start looking for solutions. This film asks tough questions about our coastal communities and our relation to the land and water. The film will be followed by a discussion with Denise Savageau, Conservation Director for the Town of Greenwich. It will be screened, Tuesday, Sept 24th…

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$100

Mental Health First Aid Training – II

September 27, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Darien EMS Post 53 Headquarters, Ledge Road
Darien, 06820
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As a follow on to the League’s Annual Meeting panel discussion of “The Health of Mental Health”, the League is promoting “Mental Health First Aid Training” on Friday September 20th and Friday September 27th. This 12-hour certification course helps an individual, who doesn’t have clinical training, assist someone developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The course will be offered at the Darien EMS Post 53 Headquarters on Ledge Road from 9AM – 4PM on Friday,…

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“Marching On”, a conference on gun violence prevention

September 28, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Following up on the League’s involvement with Connecticut Against Gun Violence (CAGV) the public is invited to attend “Marching On”, a conference on gun violence prevention to be held Saturday, Sept 28th, 8:30 – 2:00 PM at the Exley Science Center at Wesleyan University, Middletown CT. The keynote speaker is Governor Dannel Malloy and various breakout sessions are planned. For more information and to register for the event go to www.cagv.org.

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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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