LWVN Annual Meeting on June 2nd!

Join LWVN members in celebrating our accomplishments this year and voting in the new program and Board for next year.
We will have our Annual Meeting on June 2nd at Karoun

839 Washington Street, Newtonville

Dinner will begin at 6 p.m., with our meeting planned to begin around 7 p.m.  Cost for dinner is $20 per person, payable to LWVNewton, with other donations welcome! Please RSVP by email to info@lwvnewton.org OR by clicking the RSVP Here link (below) so that we can properly plan the evening.  Hope to see you there!

RSVP Here!

LWVN Annual Meeting This Thursday–Don’t forget to RSVP!

See old friends and join LWVN members at our Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2016, where will will plan for next year.  The meeting will start with dinner at 6 p.m. at Karoun, 839 Washington Street, Newtonville.  Cost is $20 per person for dinner, with a cash bar.

RSVP as soon as possible to info@lwvnewton.org.  You can pay in advance on the LWVN website or pay at the door.  See you soon!

RSVP now for the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this Wednesday!

LWVN has once again reserved a table at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th, from 7:30 am to 9 am at McElroy Commons, Boston College Main Campus.  All members are invited, but we can only fit the first 10 at our table.  We ask for a $20 donation toward the table, payable that morning.  Email info@lwvnewton.org if you’d like to attend.

Sit with LWVN at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th

LWVN has once again reserved a table at the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 25th, from 7:30 am to 9 am at McElroy Commons, Boston College Main Campus.  All members are invited, but we can only fit the first 10 at our table.  We ask for a $20 donation toward the table, payable that morning.  Email info@lwvnewton.org if you’d like to attend.

Help Register Students to Vote on May 31 and June 3

LWVN volunteers will be at Newton North and Newton South High Schools, registering seniors to vote.  If you would like to help, please contact info@lwvnewton.org.  The dates and times are:

  • Newton North High School:  Tuesday, May 31, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
  • Newton South High School:  Friday, June 3, 10 am to noon

2016 Handbook Sponsorships

The LWVN’s bi-annual handbook will be coming this spring, so now is the time to ask friends, family and favorite businesses to support the League. Sponsorships start at $50 for a quarter page. Please invite your favorite florist / tailor / fill-in-the-blank to support the League by purchasing a spot!  Download and print the letter and form below, or direct them to our easy online form.

Dear Friend,

As a member of the League of Women Voters of Newton, I would like to invite your business to be a sponsor of the 2016-2018 edition of our Handbook.  This year we are once again placing a “Yellow Pages” section of supporters in the Handbook and are seeking sponsorship from businesses and services that individual Newton League members have found useful and would recommend to others.

Our handbook, published every other year just after local elections, is an important tool for our members and other influential citizens in the community.  It contains a directory of all current elected officials, from Newton’s municipal government up through U.S. President; contact information for all of our members; municipal meeting calendars; League position statements; and other pertinent information.  The new edition is being prepared now for publication in June.

I have found my association with your business to be one that I want other League members to know about, and I hope you will agree to sponsor the League.  The list of rates and terms is outlined on the accompanying sheet.  Please note that we must receive copy and payment by Tuesday, May 24, 2016 for sponsorships to appear in this year’s handbook.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our system of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.  The League of Women Voters is nonpartisan in that it does not support or oppose any political party or candidate; it is political in that it takes positions on selected governmental issues after member study and agreement.  The League’s enduring vitality and resonance come from its unique decentralized structure.  The League is a grassroots organization, working at the local, state, and national levels.

The Newton League has a robust membership of over 200 informed and active citizens.  In order to help Newton citizens become educated, informed and active voters, we:

  • Promote and assist in the registration of voters;
  • Provide information about elections and voting procedures, and help the electorate learn the views of all candidates through Candidate’s Forums and Voter’s Guides;
  • Work to assure that government is accessible to all, by recruiting and training League members to observe and report on municipal meetings;
  • Join with other Newton organizations to sponsor forums to inform Newton citizens about important local issues; e.g., All About Charter Commissions; the League’s Candidates’ Workshop, Don’t Just Stand There, Run; Taking Action Against Climate Change: A Carbon Fee for Massachusetts.

If you have any questions, please contact me or our handbook editor, Lisa Mirabile (617-332-5374 or handbook@lwvnewton.org).

Thank you very much for your support of the League of Women Voters of Newton.

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