Minutes For January 3rd, 2018

In attendance:

Martha Banks, Jim Cameron, Adele Conniff, Joan Davis,  Mary Flynn,  Mary Genco, Stephanie  Maher, Laura Mosher, Sue Okie, Clara Sartori, Shelly Skogland,  Susan Spain, Jean Sweeney, Barbara Thorne, Arlene Tulacro. . . plus several guests including a reporter from Cablevision who presented an excellent report of our meeting on the Channel 12 evening news. 

Call to Order:

Clara Sartori, Co-President, called the meeting to order at 9:30AM. Special thanks were given to the Hospitality Committee for planning our Annual Holiday Party and to all who participated in and helped with the successful event.

Approval of Minutes:

in the interest of time, November minutes to be approved at the February 7th Meeting.

Treasurer’s Report:  If there are holiday (and other League activity) receipts to be reimbursed, please notify Stephanie Maher immediately. 

Observer Corps Light:

Clara introduced our speakers from THE CENTER for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and Education. The CENTER’S Executive Director, Quentin Ball, and Counselor, Juana Yates, led a timely discussion of sexual assault issues in our local communities along with a presentation of the advocacy and resources their group provides. They emphasized that education is critical in stopping sexual violence. Their Prevention Education program provides individuals of all ages with the tools necessary if they or someone they know have been affected by a crime. The Center offers a range of age appropriate prevention education programs for audiences from kindergarten through college age.  For further information, you can reach out to q.ball@thecenter-ct.org    or 203.487.0671. Thanks to Jim Cameron for publicizing this event.

Save the Dates For January Darien LWV Events:

– January 16th11AM – Noon. Darien Library Community Room

Program on Climate Change and Connecticut – Robert Klee, Commissioner of the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

–  January 18, 12:30-2:00PM Next FFT meeting Thursday Hosted by Ann Ferris, 30 Hale Lane. All members are invited for a discussion of a topical news subject.

Note:

The February 7th meeting will be held at The Depot, 25 Heights Road
9:10 – 9:30 AM – Coffee and Conversation
9:30AM – Business Meeting and Speaker

Featuring, Ali Ramsteck, Director – Darien Human Services

Adjournment: Members voted to adjourn at 11AM. Guest speakers remained to answer questions.

Respectfully submitted.

Susan Spain, Co-Secretary