Making Democracy Work

Calendar

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
New Castle Town Hall LWVNC Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6-9 pm
Crabtree's Kittle House Women's History Month LWVNC Sparkle for a Cause. On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the League of Women Voters of New Castle in recognition of Women's History Month will honor Former Town of New Castle Supervisor Marianna "Polly" Kuhn at our winter Sparkle for a Cause fundraiser. Please join us to pay tribute to Polly, who has humbly set an example for many women in our community. Kuhn, a longtime League member, lives in Somers now and continues to be active in her local League. Her tenure on the New Castle Town Board spanned from 1986-1996 for six years as a Board member and then four as Supervisor.

There is no cover charge. Crabtree's Kittle House will make a donation of 30% of the evening's Sparkle for A Cause proceeds to the League of Women Voters of New Castle (excluding tax and gratuity.)

Reservations are appreciated. For more information please contact LWV Program Director Ronni Diamondstein at 914-772-7363 or maggiemae10514@gmail.com

Thursday, March 16, 2017
10am-12pm
New Castle Town Hall Conversation with the Supervisor. The League of Women Voters of New Castle invites the community to join in a conversation with Town Supervisor Rob Greenstein. Rob is the Supervisor and chief fiscal officer of the Town of New Castle. He establishes agendas, presides over Town Board meetings, signs all agreements and contracts on behalf of the Town and is responsible for maintaining financial stability of the Town of New Castle.

Join us for a lively discussion on many topics and issues of the day.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available.

Sunday, March 19, 2017
4-6 pm
Scattered Books, 29 King Street Information Session for Potential CCSD Board of Education & Chappaqua Library Candidates. All potential candidates are welcome to join us for an information session co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New Castle and the Chappaqua PTA.

Chappaqua Library Director Pam Thornton and members of both boards will be present to provide information and answer questions.

DEADLINE: Candidates for board seats must submit their petitions with requisite number of signatures by April 17th at 5pm.

Pizza and activities will be avialable for the kids!

Monday, March 27, 2017
9:30am-11:00am
Crabtree's Kittle House LWV of New Castle Member Book Group. The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America by April Ryan

The group is open to all League members and guests. The cost for each breakfast meeting is $18 per person. Please register in advance. For more information or to register contact Ronni Diamondstein maggiemae10514@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 6, 2017
7 pm
Chappaqua Library Theater "Media and Politics: The Impact on Our Democracy" Forum. The days of newsman, Walter Cronkite "the most trusted man in America" have passed. Today, 24/7 cable channels, broadcast media and social media have changed the way we receive the news. With the many cable news networks, Twitter and Facebook it is often hard to sort out fact from fiction and news from entertainment. Some people are bombarded with information and then there are others who avoid social media and cable news. All these factors have had a great impact on the electoral process in the United States.

The League of Women Voters of New Castle Forum on media and politics will address these issues and the impact they had on the 2016 Presidential election and will have on elections moving forward, both local and national.

Moderated by: Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D., Political Analyst and Professor at Iona College

Panelists: Jon Klein, Cable News and Internet Executive; Jerry McKinstry, Media Strategist and Journalist; Tara Rosenblum, Emmy Award-Winning News Reporter/Anchor

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
New Castle Town Hall LWVNC Board Meeting.
May 2017
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
TBD Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
7 pm
Chappaqua Library Theater Candidates' Night for Board of Education and Library Board.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
9:30 am - 11:00 am
New Castle Town Hall LWVNC Board Meeting.