Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7:00
John Eliot School, 135 Wellesley Ave., Needham, MA 02494 Pre-Primary Candidate Forum. We are co-sponsoring, with the Needham League, a debate among the democratic candidates for the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex State Senate District. For more information: click here.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
4:00-6:00pm
Home of Jessica Wolfe League Night. What is the League of Women Voters? What do we do? Why should you be a members? Join us for a fun evening while we share the secrets of the LWV over wine and cheese.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
12:15-2pm
Home of Marlene O'Brien LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Friday, October 10, 2014
12-2pm
Home of Dona Kemp LWVW Action Lunch. Discussion about upcoming Town Meeting issues with members of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee. BYO lunch.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
2-3:30pm
Willard School Auditorium, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord, MA, 01742 Treasurer and Auditor Candidates' Forum. This League forum will feature the candidates for Massachusetts State Treasurer and Auditor. We are co-sponsoring this event with LWV of Concord and other area Leagues.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
7:30pm
Kingbury Room, Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St. NOTE CHANGE OF LOCATION! Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of the Warrant for Special Town Meeting. Open to the public.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1:30pm
Kingsbury Room, Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St. Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of the Warrant for Special Town Meeting. Open to the public.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7-9pm
John Eliot School, 135 Wellesley Avenue, Needham, MA Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex State Senate District Candidates Forum. This forum, cosponsored by LWVs of Needham, Natick, Wayland and Wellesley, will feature Richard Ross, Republican candidate, and Dylan Hayre, Democratic candidate, for the Massachusetts State Senate. A "meet and greet" session will begin at 7pm, followed by the program at 7:30pm. Click here for detailed information,
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
7am-8pm
  General Election. Don't forget to vote today for various statewide and local offices, including Governor of Massachusetts and more.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
12:30-2pm
At the home of Susan Clapham LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Monday, November 17, 2014
7:30pm
Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills Chapel Opening Meeting: "Women in Politics" with Victoria Budson. Victoria A. Budson is the founding Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
12:30-2pm
At the home of Jean Childs LWVW Holiday Party. Join us for a festive gathering! A potluck lunch will be served. Everyone is also welcome to attend the December monthly board meeting, which will start at 11am.
Monday, December 15, 2014
7:30-9pm
Home of Marlene O'Brien LWVW Book Club Meeting. Pick up a copy of "Destiny of the Republic," by Candace Millard and join us for the first LWVW book group meeting, featuring our own Joellen Toussaint as discussion leader.
Thursday, January 8, 2015
12:30-2pm
Home of Jenny Zannetos LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
1-2:30pm
Wellesley High School cafeteria, 50 Rice Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 Public Information Session: Special Town Meeting January 20. Session to discuss the acquisition and uses of the North 40 through the use of Community Preservation funds and a debt exclusion.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Lise Olney LWVW Special Town Government Focus Group. Join us for dessert and an opportunity to participate in a special league-only focus group. This year the Wellesley Town Government Study Committee is studying the structure of our local town government and would like to involve the LWVW -- no preparation necessary!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:30-9pm
Great Hall, Wellesley Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley MA 02482 Public Information Session: Special Town Meeting January 20. Session to discuss the acquisition and uses of the North 40 through the use of Community Preservation funds and a debt exclusion.
Friday, January 16, 2015
12-1:30pm
Home of Marlene O'Brien Brown Bag Discussion of the "North 40". Familarize yourself with the research, review and thoughts on potential uses of the "North 40," the large tract of land recently put up for sale by Wellesley College and now under a purchase agreement by the Town of Wellesley. Guest discussion leader will be Ann Rappaport, member of the Wellesley Town Advisory Committee.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
12:30-2pm
Home of Jean Childs Ad Hoc LWVW meeting. Come help formulate questions for Candidates Night, to be held February 28 and sponsored by the LWVW.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
7:30-11pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium, 50 Kingsbury St., Wellesley MA 02481 Special Town Meeting. Meeting to determine whether the town should acquire the property at 156 Weston Rd., known more commonly as the "North 40," as well as how to fund the purchase and related expenses. To read the warrant article, visit the Town of Wellesley website.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7-9pm
Bentley University, Waltham Politics of Economic Inequality. Plan to attend a panel discussion on the "Politics of Economic Inequality," cosponsored by LWVMA and Bentley University's Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences. This forum, open to the general public, will explore the relationship between growing economic inequality and political power in the United States -- not only for the current generation but for future generations as well.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
12:30-2pm
Home of Irene Flint LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
7pm
Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street Meet the Candidates. Meet the candidates for elected office on the slate for the March 3 Town of Wellesley election. Retiring Town board members will also be recognized and honored.
Monday, March 2, 2015
7-8:30pm
Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton, MA State Legislators "Commonwealth Conversations". Join State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) and other Senators next Monday, March 2, from 7-8:30pm at the Newton North High School cafeteria (located at 457 Walnut Street) for the latest stop on the MA Senate's "Commonwealth Conversations" Tour. Members of the public are invited to speak on an issue by signing up, and comments are limited to two minutes to give as many people as possible an opportunity to participate.

Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D- Amherst) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R- Gloucester) have tasked all Senate members with assembling regional days to highlight and showcase their districts and to bring the State House to local communities. They, along with Senator Creem and Metro-West colleagues (Senators Richard Ross, Michael Barrett, Eileen Donoghue, James Eldridge, and Karen Spilka) will be attending a full day of events with business and community leaders from Plainville to Lowell, ending with this public forum in Newton.

These tours allow Senators to hear directly from the public, learn more about the issues of other districts and better understand the needs of the Commonwealth. Every Senator is also attending events in other districts.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7am-8pm
Town Polling Sites Town of Wellesley Election. Vote for candidates for town offices, including Town Meeting representatives. Decide whether to approve a request for a debt exclusion to fund the purchase the "North 40" by the Town of Wellesley.
Monday, March 9, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Monday, March 23, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Althea Gliick LWVW Book Club Meeting. Join us for what is sure to be a lively discussion of "My Beloved World" by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Participants will also choose the book to be read at the May book group meeting.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:30-9pm
Community Room, Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St., Wellesley Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of warrant articles to be presented at Annual Town Meeting; moderated by Heather Sawitsky. Town Meeting members and other interested Wellesley residents are welcome to attend.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
1:30-3pm
Community Room, Wellesley Police Station, 485 Washington St., Wellesley Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of warrant articles to be presented at Annual Town Meeting; moderated by Barbara McMahon. Town Meeting members and other interested Wellesley residents are welcome to attend.
Monday, March 30, 2015
7:30-11pm
Wellesley Middle School auditorium, 50 Kingsbury St., Wellesley, MA 02481 Annual Town Meeting. Opening evening of Wellesley's Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:30-2pm
Home of Jean Childs LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10am-12noon
Massachusetts State House, Boston LWVMA Day on the Hill. Lobbying day for LWV members at the State House.
Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWVW Book Club Meeting. Join us for a lively discussion of "Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David" by Lawrence Wright. This engaging narrative incorporates flashback history, exceptional profiles of individuals and insightful assessments.
Friday, May 8, 2015
12-2pm
Home of Amy Benjamin Lunch with State Representative Alice Peisch and State Senator Richard Ross. Meet your state representatives and hear about the latest legislative issues. All members are encouraged to attend; friends and neighbors are welcome to attend. Bring your lunch; we'll provide beverages.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
12:30-2pm
Home of Jenny Zannetos LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Saturday, May 16, 2015
 
Springfield, Massachusetts State LWV Convention. The theme of this year's LWV State Convention is "Women Leading the Way." For more information, visit the state website
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30pm
Home of Helen Stewart Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner. Join us for our Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner. We will review this year's activities, elect a new board of officers and discuss plans for next year.
Monday, June 8, 2015
7-9pm
Home of Jean Childs Discussion of Wellesley Town Government Study Committee Draft Recommendations. The Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) presented their draft recommendations on May 11. Key recommendations include hiring a town manager, consolidating several relevant departments into a Land Use Division and changing several boards from elected to appointed. Understanding how these changes would impact town government is central to the League's mission. At this LWVW meeting we will discuss these recommendations and develop a list of questions which we will ask the TGSC to address.

Please review the presentation, bring any questions you might have, and join us for this discussion.

Monday, June 15, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Monday, July 27, 2015
7:30-9pm
Home of Ann-Mara Lanza LWVW Meeting on Proposed Changes to Town Government. It may be July, but local political issues aren't on vacation! The Wellesley Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) has responded to questions from our league regarding recommendations for changes in Wellesley's local government structure. Questions from the LWVW about the draft proposals centered on proposed changes such as the appointment of Town Boards and Town Clerk, hiring a Town Manager, the strategic planning process and implementation of a land use division. We look forward to discussing these responses -- please join us!
Thursday, August 20, 2015
9:30am
Home of Jenny Zannetos LWVW Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the monthly board meeting.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
10am-noon
Home of Althea Gliick LWVW Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the monthly board meeting.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Noon
Home of LWVW Member Helen Stewart Brown Bag Lunch with Members of the TGSC. Join us for lunch with members of the TGSC for further discussions. The final draft of the proposals will be coming out in early September. This meeting will focus on the revised and more details proposal which will be brought before the Special Town Meeting scheduled for November 2-3. RSVPs appreciated but not required. Please contact us at league@lwvwellesley.org
Friday, September 18, 2015
9:30am
Needham Public Library
1139 Highland Ave,
Needham Heights, MA 02494
LWV Needham Friday Forum: Invasive Plants: Not Just a Nuisance. Do you know why invasive plants are harmful beyond our gardens, extending to the local food web? Are you curious about which invasive plants are in our area? How can we recognize them? How can we eliminate them from our own yards and community? Dr. Eric Olson, an expert on invasive plants, will address these questions at the League of Women Voters of Needham's first League Friday Forum of the season. A question and answer period will follow. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Olson is a professor in the Sustainable International Development Graduate Program at Brandeis University, with a PhD in evolutionary biology and ecology, specifically in the ecology of "tri-trophic" interactions: host plants, the insects that feed on these plants, and the wasps, birds, and other predators that feed on those insects. He also teaches courses in water & sanitation, climate change, ecotourism, environmental impact assessment, and environmental health.

To see the flyer, click here

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
All day
  National Voter Registration Day. Take advantage of the new Massachusetts online voter registration system today -- or send the link to a friend. Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
7-9pm
Wakelin Room, Wellesley Free Library Town Government: Why Change?. Join us for an update and lively discussion at this townwide opportunity to learn more about experiences, successes and failures when changes in local town government structure and processes have been adopted.

The event will feature a presentation by Michael Ward, Director of Municipal Services for the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies of UMass/Boston. Representatives from neighboring towns will also speak about how changes to their town governments have impacted their communities, and where potential challenges may arise. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion.

Michael Ward works on a variety of municipal government projects, including municipal performance management efforts, organizational studies, research projects, regionalization and service-sharing work, and charter reform. He co-founded and currently manages the Collins Center's Government Analytics Program and has led the New England StatNet program since it moved to the Center. Ward has worked for local government in Massachusetts and New Mexico, and holds a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Amherst College.

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 8, 2015
10-11:30am
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the monthly board meeting.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7pm
Home of Jean Childs Discussion of Proposed Changes to Wellesley Town Government. Discussion about the Town Government Study Committee (TGSC) proposals for changes in Wellesley's government structure and processes will continue at this meeting. League members have been observing meetings of the TGSC over the summer months, reviewing the TGSC responses to League questions, and learning from League members in other towns about what their communities experienced in making a transition to a new form of government. A Special Town Meeting in November has been called to vote on the proposed changes.

Bring a friend to learn more about this important topic. For details please contact league@lwvwellesley.org

Thursday, October 29, 2015
7-9pm
Kingsbury Room
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington St.,
Wellesley, MA 02482
Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of the Warrant for Special Town Meeting. Open to the public.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
2-4pm
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Town Meeting Prep Session. Discussion of the Warrant for Special Town Meeting. Open to the public.
Monday, November 2, 2015
7pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Major topics will include the final draft proposals from the Town Government Study Committee, as well as a school security package, repairs to police station, among others.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
7pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Major topics will include the final draft proposals from the Town Government Study Committee, as well as a school security package, repairs to police station, among others.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
10-11:30am
Home of Irene Flint LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend the monthly board meeting.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
7-10:30pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Major topics will include the final draft proposals from the Town Government Study Committee, as well as a school security package, repairs to police station, among others.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
7-10:30pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Major topics will include the final draft proposals from the Town Government Study Committee, as well as a school security package, repairs to police station, among others.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
1pm
Massachusetts State House
Room A-2
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 01233
State Public Hearing on Election Laws. The Joint Committee on Election Laws will hold a hearing Tuesday, Jan. 19, starting at 1 p.m. in room A-2 at the State House in Boston.

LWVMA will be testifying in support of Election Day registration and against bills requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls.

League members are encouraged to attend and lend their support. The State House side entrance on Ashburton is closer to the hearing room.

Saturday, January 30, 2016
9-11am
Kingsbury Room
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Special Town Meeting Preparatory Session. The League of Women Voters of Wellesley will hold a Town Meeting Preparation (TMP) session. All TMMs as well as interested community residents are invited to ask questions about the Warrant articles that will be discussed at the Special Town Meeting, which will begin Feb 1, 2016. Please note: No food or drinks are allowed in the room. Park only on Washington Street, not on the property.
Monday, February 1, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Special Town Meeting to complete the work on Town Bylaw amendments (Budget, Human Resources, miscellaneous)

The Warrant is closed and will be posted on the Wellesley Town website.

The Advisory public hearing on the STM motions will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Special Town Meeting. Special Town Meeting to complete the work on Town Bylaw amendments (Budget, Human Resources, miscellaneous)

The Warrant is closed and will be posted on the Wellesley Town website.

The Advisory public hearing on the STM motions will take place on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Thursday, February 4, 2016
10:45ma-12:30pm
Wellesley High School
50 Rice Street
Wellesley MA 02481
Voter Registration Drive. LWVW members will be providing forms and information for high school students who will be new voters to register to vote in time for the March elections. Registration deadline is February 10, 2016.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
10am-noon
Gardner Auditorium
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 01123
LWVMA Day on the Hill. LWVMA's annual lobbying day (snow day February 23) i Registration begins at 9:30am. Come learn how the legislative process really works from experienced legislators and other experts. Then put this knowledge to use, visit your own representatives and senators, and show that democracy is not a spectator sport.

The theme this year is "Why This? Why Now? What Finally Moves Legislation." A panel will explore why bills that are introduced session after session finally gain traction and a chance to become law.

For more information, or to register, visit the LWVMA website.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
10-11:30am
Home of Susan Clapham. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 
Wellesley Polling locations Massachusetts Presidential Preference Election.
Monday, March 7, 2016
10:30am-noon
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
7-9pm
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Free Library
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Meet the Candidates Night. Meet the candidates for elected office on the slate for the Town of Wellesley election to be held March 15. Retiring Town board members will also be recognized and honored.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
9am-4pm
Curry Center
Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Local Action Environmental Conference. Join community leaders, environmental advocates and experts from across New England to learn, connect, get inspired, and take real action for change; cosponsored by LWVMA. For more information or to register, visit the Local Environmental Action website.
Sunday, March 13, 2016
1:45-4:30pm
Trinity Episcopal Church
Concord, MA
Homes for Low-Income Families: Do We Care Enough?. Never have there been more homeless families in Mass. Each night, nearly 3,100 families are in shelters and 1,850 more families are in motels, with serious long-term effects on the social, psychological and physical health and development of children. Find out more at the 12th annual forum held by the Advocacy Network to End Family Homelessness (ANEFH), co-sponsored by the LWVMA. Details are available at the Advocacy network website
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
7am-8pm
Wellesley polling locations Town of Wellesley Election. Annual election to choose members of Town Boards and Town Meeting. This year Wellesley voters will also decide whether to approve a Special Act to restructure town government as a town manager/Board of Selectmen form of government.

Absentee ballots for those who are unable to vote in person on the day of the election are available at Wellesley Town Hall or may be requested by mail. For more information about absentee ballots or where to vote, please check the Wellesley Town Clerk website.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
7-8:30pm
Griffin Museum of Photography
67 Shore Road
Winchester, MA 01890
Building Up People, Not Prisons. The League of Women Voters of Winchester will host guest speaker, Andrea James, the executive director and founder of Families for Justice as Healing, a criminal justice reform organization which focuses on the incarceration of women and its impact on children and communities.

Ms. James, a 2015 Soros Justice Fellow, will discuss the high number of incarcerated women who are primary caretakers in the United States and her efforts to support a shift toward community wellness as an alternative to incarceration. For details, please visit the LWV Winchester website.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
7:15-9:15pm
Kingsbury Community Room
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Town Meeting Prep Session (NOTE NEW DATE). Discussion of warrant articles to be presented at Annual Town Meeting, moderated by KC Kato and Virginia Ferko. Town Meeting members and other interested Wellesley residents are welcome to attend.
Monday, March 28, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, Ma 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Opening evening of Wellesley's Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed. To view the 2016 Advisory Report, which includes submitted motions and supplementary material, go to the Town's website.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Monday, April 4, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
7-10:30pm
Auditorium
Wellesley Middle School
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Monday, April 11, 2016
7-10:30pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
10-11:30am
Home of Althea Gliick LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.

For details please contact <league@lwvwellesley.org>

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7-10:30pm
Wellesley Middle School Auditorium
50 Kingsbury Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting. Annual Town Meeting. Continues to meet until all articles have been completed.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
7am-8pm
All polling precincts Special Wellesley Town Election. "Shall the Town of Wellesley be allowed to exempt from the provisions of Proposition two and one-half, so called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds issued in order to fund the plans and specifications, construction, equipping and furnishing of the Tolles Parsons Center building at 494-496 Washington Street?"
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
10:30am-noon
Home of Ann Hile LWVW Board Meeting. LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.

For details please contact league@lwvwellesley.org

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:30-9:30pm
Home of Helen Stewart Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner. Join us for our Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner. We will review this year's activities, elect a new board of officers and discuss plans for next year.

For details, please contact league@lwvwellesley.org

Monday, June 13, 2016
7-9pm
Home of Susan Clapham LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend. For details please contact league@lwvwellesley.org
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
10am
Home of Susan Clapham LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend. For details please contact league@lwvwellesley.org
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
10am
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All members welcome to attend.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
 
Local polling places Massachusetts State Primary. A number of statewide offices are contested this fall. For information about the primary election, visit Vote411
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
10:30am
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate.
Monday, September 26, 2016
8-10pm
Home of Ann-Mara Lanza Presidential Election Debate Watching Party. It's on -- and we're there! Join your LWVW friends as we watch and discuss the first Presidential Election debate between nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Moderated by NBC News anchor Lester Holt, the first debate will consist of 6 questions to which each candidate will have 2 minutes for a response, followed by an opportunity for the candidates to respond to each other. Dates of subsequent debates can be found here

For more information about the Debate Watching Party, or to RSVP, please contact the LWVW at league@lwvwellesley.org

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
  National Voter Registration Day. This year, National Voter Registration Day is September 27, 2016 and hundreds of events are being planned across the nation. In Massachusetts, voters must register by October 19 to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Election in November. For information on how to register or where to vote in Wellesley, please visit the Town Clerk website,
Thursday, October 6, 2016
7:15pm
Community Room, Needham Public Library
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492
The Environmental Voter Project. Join the LWV Needham for their opening meeting as they welcome Nathaniel Stinnett, founder and CEO of the Environmental Voter Project. The presentation will focus on (1) the latest research on environmental voters, (2) big data in modern political campaigns, and (3) how to increase voter demand for progressive environmental policy. For more information, see the flyer
Thursday, October 13, 2016
10am
Home of Jenny Zannetos LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
10:30am
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7-9pm
Library
Wellesley High School
50 Rice Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Opening Meeting; "The Growing Problem of Substance Abuse in our Community and in Massachusetts". Come hear Wellesley Deputy Chief of Police Jack Pilecki and Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael discuss the ongoing issues of substance abuse in Wellesley and in the state at large. Results from the most recent Metrowest Survey of Teen-at-Risk Behavior will also be discussed. This meeting is free and open to the public.

Chief John Carmichael is currently the liaison for the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association to the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Program and the Governor's Interagency Council on Substance Abuse & Mental Health. He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Committee through which he continues to recognize and help implement sound responses to drug issues and policy in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and throughout the country.

Deputy Chief Jack Pilecki, a 30-year veteran of the Wellesley Police Department, served as a Court Officer as well as Lieutenant supervising day-to-day activities in the department before his appointment as Deputy Chief three years ago.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friday, October 28, 2016
9-10:30am
Juliani Room
Wellesley Town Hall
525 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Expanding Charter Schools: A Forum on Ballot Question #2. The forum will feature a brief summary on Question 2, information from guests on both sides of the question (pro and con) and questions from the community. Featured guest speakers will be Lisa Guisbond, Executive Director of Citizens for Public Schools. and Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk District (includes Wellesley) State Representative. This meeting is free and open to the public. Please join us.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7am-8pm
Local polling places Presidential Election Day. Voters will go to the polls to choose the next President of the United States, together with candidates for statewide office and several ballot questions. For specific details on candidates and ballot question issues, visit Vote411
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
10am
Home of Dona Kemp LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All members welcome to attend. For more information, or a copy of the agenda, please contact LWVW.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
10:30am
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Noon
Home of Susan Clapham Annual Holiday Luncheon and Get-Together. Members of the LWVW are invited to celebrate the season with a festive luncheon and update on League activities. Note: members are also invited to attend the LWVW board meeting being held immediately beforehand at 10am.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
10am
Home of Susan Clapham LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information or a copy of the agenda, please contact LWVW.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
10:30am
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
10am
Home of Irene Flint LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact LWVW.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7-8:30pm
Warren Recreation Building, Room 216
90 Washington Street
Wellesley, Ma 02481
How to Run for Town Office. For residents interested in becoming Town Meeting members or running for other townwide elected positions, the League of Women Voters of Wellesley will be holding a information session on Wednesday, January 11, at 7pm in Room 216 of the Warren Recreation Building on how to run for town office. Kathy Nagle, Town Clerk, and Peg Metzger, Town Meeting Moderator for nearly a decade, will provide a brief overview of how Wellesley Town government works, as well as detailed information how to become a candidate. Completed papers for town-wide office are due Friday, January 13, and for TMM on Friday, January 27. A "Meet the Candidates" night is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, at 7pm in the Wellesley Free Library.
Friday, January 13, 2017
 
  Completed Nomination Papers for Townwide Office Due. For information on how to run for local office, please visit the Town Clerk website.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:30am-noon
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate.
Monday, January 30, 2017
7pm
North Hill
865 Central Street
Needham, MA 02492
LWVMA Charter School Study. The LWVW will join the Needham League for this evening consensus meeting, details forthcoming. Consensus study materials are available on the LWVMA website. Final details about the time and location will soon be available on the Needham League website. Click on Calendar to see details.

LWV Wellesley members who would like to share a ride to the meeting in Needham are invited to contact Susan Clapham.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5pm
  Completed Nomination Papers for Town Meeting Members Due. The last day to take out nomination papers for Town Meeting Member is Friday, January 27, 5pm. The completed papers are due on Tuesday, January 31, by 5pm. For information on how to run for Town Meeting, please visit the Town Clerk's website
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
10am
Home of Erica Johnson LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. For more information or to receive an agenda, contact the LWV Wellesley.
Friday, February 10, 2017
12-1:30pm
Home of Dona Kemp Meet Our New Town Executive Director. Join us for a Brown-Bag Lunch with Blythe Robinson, Wellesley's new Executive Director (details forthcoming). Bring your own lunch; drinks and dessert provided.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:30am-noon
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7pm
Wakelin Room
Wellesley Main Library
524 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Meet the Candidates Night. Meet the candidates for local Town of Wellesley elected positions as well as recognize those retiring from elected Town Boards.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
All Day
Local polling precincts Town of Wellesley Election Day. Vote for candidates running for Wellesley town government positions, including Town Meeting representatives. Information about absentee voting and precinct maps can be found at the Town Clerk's website.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:30am-noon
Wellesley Hills Branch Library
210 Washington St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
LWVW Position Review Committee meeting. The LWV Wellesley is conducting a year-long review of our positions on various local political issues. LWVW members are invited to participate
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7-9pm
Home of Joan Savitt Where Do We Stand? Position Review. NEW DATE!!

Join us for dessert and libation as we discuss where our local LWV stands on various issues affecting our community.

The LWVW Posiiton Review Committee has spent much of the year reviewing studies and positions taken in the past, and is now preparing to make recommendations to the Board regarding positions currently held by the Wellesley League. Please come for an update on their progress. You can find our current positions on pages 33 - 41 of the red LWVW Membership Guide & Directory.

There is still time to join this committee. Working on this committee is a great way to gain an historical perspective on our local positions. The next meeting will be at 10:30 am at the Wellesley Hills Library on Wednesday: March 15. For more information, please contact Ann-Mara Lanza or Irene Flint.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10am
Home of Susan Clapham NEW DATE LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact LWVW.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
7-9pm
Community Room
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Town Meeting Prep Session. Learn the details on issues to be brought forth at the upcoming Wellesley Annual Town Meeting. Various committee chairs and community leaders will be on hand to speak about the articles to be voted on. All Town Meeting Members and Wellesley residents are welcome to attend either the Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon session.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:30-3:30pm
Community Room
Wellesley Police Station
485 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
Town Meeting Prep Session. Learn the details on issues to be brought forth at the upcoming Wellesley Annual Town Meeting. Various committee chairs and community leaders will be on hand to speak about the articles to be voted on. All Town Meeting Members and Wellesley residents are welcome to attend either the Thursday evening or Sunday afternoon session.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
10am
Home of Ann-Mara Lanza LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact LWVW.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:30pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham, MA
Affordable Health Care for Our Communities: Still At Risk?. The status of the Affordable Health Care legislation remains uncertain. Plan now to attend "Affordable Health Care for our Communities: Still at Risk?", a forum presented by the Needham LWV, and cosponsored by the LWV Wellesley. Numerous health care professionals will be speaking on various aspects of how changes in this legislation may affect us all. For details, see the flyer
Friday, April 28, 2017-Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01701
LWVMA State Convention: The Future of Democracy. The 2017 LWVMA Convention "The Future of Democracy: Facing the Challenges" will be held April 28-29 at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, MA. Convention brings local League delegates together to hear distinguished speakers, approve program for the next biennium, elect a new board of directors, approve the budget, and network with leaders from across the state. For a flyer, click here

To register, click here

Friday, April 28, 2017
12noon-1:30pm
Home of Ann Hile Brown Bag Lunch with WPS School Committee members. Join us for lunch with members of the WPS School Committee, including the newest member Melissa Martin, and hear about the latest issues related to the Wellesley Public Schools. All members are encouraged to attend and to bring a friend. Bring your lunch; we'll provide beverages. For details, contact us at league@lwvwellesley.org.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3-4:30pm
Home of Susan Clapham Reception for New LWV Members. A special welcome to new members! Take this opportunity to learn about the League of Women Voters of Wellesley, meet LWV board members, and how our organization interacts with the state and national LWVs. For more information, please email President@lwvwellesley.org
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
10am
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact LWVW.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
6:30pm
Home of Helen Stewart Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner.. Join us for our Annual Meeting and Potluck Dinner. We will review this year's activities, elect a new board of officers and discuss plans for next year. Please RSVP to Irene Flint (ireneflint1@gmail.com)

Those attending are asked to bring their copies of the May 2017 Annual Bulletin and the Proposed Program Update Printed copies of these publications were mailed out about 2 weeks ago in a brown envelope.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
7pm
Home of Anne Rippy Turtle LWV Wellesley Board Meeting. All LWVW members welcome to attend. New board members will have an opportunity to become acquainted with each other, and board policies will be discussed and voted on. For more information or to receive an agenda, please contact LWVW.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
noon - 1 pm
Swan Boat Landing
Boston Public Garden
4 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02116
Women's Equality Day. Presented by The Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of MA (WSCC), City of Boston, Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Visit the website of the WSCC for more information.

This event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
9:30-11 am
Home of Ann-Mara Lanza LWVW Board Meeting. Monthly business meeting. All members welcome to attend.