Needham LWV Agricultural Study Meetings

You’re Invited To

League of Women Voters of Needham

Agriculture Meetings

When: Wednesday, April 9 at 9:15a.m

Where: Wingate Residences

235 Gould St., Needham

(enter parking garage and take

elevator to 2nd

floor)

or

When: Thursday, April 10 at 7p.m.

Where: North Hill

865 Central Ave., Needham

The meetings are part of a national LWV study

to update the League’s advocacy position on

agriculture. Topics include~

· Food Safety and Labeling

· Animal Management Practices

· New Technologies/R & D

· Federal Agriculture Policies

Come discuss the politics of food.

Norwood VFW Ladies’ Auxilliary Spring Fling!

The Ladies Auxilliary of the VFW is holding a Spring Fling Saturday April 12th from 7pm to midnight. The cost is $10 per person. There will be dinner, dancing and raffles. All proceeds will benefit the VFW Ladies Auxilliary programs which help veterans and their families.

The dinner will be a buffet of many dishes including pasta and meatballs, chicken cacciatore, lasagna, salad, dessert and other dishes that I don’t know about yet.

There will be a DJ and lots of dancing.

If you are looking for a night of fun and good food and drink, consider coming and bringing a friend or your significant other.

Money and Politics Discussion, Finally Rescheduled!

A presentation by the League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Westwood Library, 668 High Street.

Citizens United has been described as another nail in the coffin of democracy. Where do “we the people” stand in a post Citizens United world? Does our political system work on behalf of the general public good? Can citizen engagement still work to protect the people’s interests, or has the voice of citizens been neutered by the special interests of politicians and profit-driven corporations? Please join us for a presentation and discussion of these important questions and related issues.

Norwood LWV Candidates Forum

Join the Norwood League of Women Voters for their semi-annual Candidates Forum on Monday, March 24 at 7:00 at Norwood Town Hall. All candidates running for municipal office in Norwood will be there to state their positions and take questions from residents.

LWV Video Contest

The League of Women Voters of Massachusetts (LWVMA) invites all Massachusetts high
school students to enter the “Dear Future Governor…” Student Video Contest.
Please encourage any high school students you know to be part of this fun initiative designed to foster youth civic awareness! We need your help to get the word out.

What is the “Dear Future Governor…” Student Video Contest?
The Massachusetts gubernatorial election is just 9 months away! LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos illustrating a problem or issue in their communities that the next Governor should address.

Are there prizes? YES! First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. The winning videos will be publicized and appear on the LWVMA website.
Who can enter?

The Contest is open to any Massachusetts high school student in grades 9-12.
When is the Contest?

Entries may be submitted online at http://www.lwvma.org starting February 1, 2014. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014. Judging will take place in April, and winners will be announced in May.
What can you do to help?

Please forward this email to high school students, educators or anyone you think will be interested. Please download a flyer to print and share. Or follow us on Facebook and share our posts.
For more information: Please go to www.lwvma.org, email us at lwvma@lwvma.org or call

617-523-2999

Lexington LWV Presentation on “The Politics of Food”

The Politics of Food: Why Should We Care?

Friday, February 7, 2014; 9:15 AM
Community Room, Carey Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA

Everyone has a personal relationship with food, but not everyone is aware of the politics and policies that surround the origins of our food and how it actually travels to our plates. Recently, the State of Massachusetts awarded the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) a contract to create a state-wide food policy.

So what is a food policy and why should we need one? Will it affect our local farmers, our thriving farmer’s market and community based food programs? Will it improve the quality of our food and the efficiency and fairness of food distribution?

Join us for a lively panel discussion on this topic. Our panelists include: Jim Wilson owner of Wilson Farm, Liza Connolly, co-founder Kids Cooking Green and Board Member of Lexington Farmers Market, Charlie Radosolovich (the “Rad Urban Farmer”) and Lauren Yaffee, Owner of Meadow Mist Farm.

Westwood/Walpole LWV Presentation on Campaign Finance, Weather Update

ANOTHER UPDATE: THIS PRESENTATION HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 19

UPDATE: This presentation has been postponed until February 5.

A presentation by the League of Women Voters of Westwood-Walpole will take place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Westwood Library, 668 High Street, Westwood Ma.

Citizens United has been described as another nail in the coffin of democracy. Where do “we the people” stand in a post Citizens United world? Does our political system work on behalf of the general public good? Can citizen engagement still work to protect the peoples’ interests, or has the voice of citizens been neutered by the special interests of politicians and profit-driven corporations? Please join us for a presentation and discussion of these important questions and related issues.

Bulliten is posted

Please check out our Bulletin page for up to date information on Norwood League Activities!

Voter 411 Site

The national League has put out a voter information site, for all the information you need about upcoming national, state, and municipal elections.
Check it out!

Fall Forum on “Safety Matters”

NORWOOD LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FALL FORUM

OCTOBER 3, 2013

“SAFETY MATTERS”

GUEST SPEAKER:

Norwood Police Chief: William G. Brooks, III

Where: Norwood Police/Fire Building Community Room

When: Thursday, October 3, 2013 7:00 pm

137 Nahatan Street, Norwood

Light refreshments included.

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League members, guests, and interested residents are cordially invited to meet Police Chief Brooks and hear how the police department is working to keep Norwood  a safe and secure place to live. Question and answer period will follow. We know that ‘safety matters’ to all of us. Current issues related to local crime and personal safety will be discussed. Learn some tips on personal and home safety and how we can assist our community in the area of safety matters.

Space is limited; please email: tonie@norwoodlight.com or call/leave a message at 781-769-7865 if you would like to attend.