Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.
This calendar also reflects information about other events that are of interest to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, October 27, 2014
7:00pm
Needham Public Library
Community Room
Climate Reality Project. According to the Climate Reality Project, a national environmental organization, to avoid the worst impacts of climate change global rise in temperatures must be kept to under 2 degrees Celsius, yet global temperatures are on a pace to rise by 4 degrees Celsius by 2100. Climate change is one of the most important issues we face.

To learn or review the basics of climate change, what the risks are and what we can do about it, join us at 7 p.m. at the Needham Public Library Community Room for a Climate Reality Project presentation, to be given by Quentin Prideaux, a representative from the Climate Reality Project.

After the presentation, enjoy light refreshments and visit educational tables set up in the room. This program is co-sponsored by Green Needham Collaborative and the Needham League of Women Voters.

Monday, October 27, 2014
7:30pm
Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Special Town Meeting. For Warrant information, visit the Town's website.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:00pm
John Eliot School
135 Wellesley Avenue
Needham
Candidate Forum Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex State Senate District. The League of Women Voters of Needham, Natick, Wayland and Wellesley are hosting a Candidate Forum with incumbent Richard Ross (Republican) and challenger Dylan Hayre (Democrat), who are running for the Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District State Senate seat.

The Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex District includes Needham precincts A, B, C, I and J.

See the flyer for more information.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
  State Election. Last day to register to vote in this election is Wednesday, October 15. For more information about voter registration and the polling locations, see the Town Clerk's web page.

For the Secretary of State's information about the FOUR ballot questions, visit the Secretary of State's website.

Visit LWVMA website for their online Voters' Guide to Statewide Offices: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer and State Auditor.

Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00pm
Needham Public Library
Community Room
Massachusetts New Domestic Worker Rights Law. What does it mean for you?

Guest Speaker: Lydia Edwards, the pre-eminent attorney who has argued and presented the case for the law before the state legislature. She is Equal Justice Works Fellow of the Greater Boston Legal Services and implementation coordinator for the Massachusetts Commission on Domestic Workers.

For more information, see the flyer.

Friday, November 21, 2014
9:30am
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: The Politics of Food: The Local Farmers' Perspective.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, January 2, 2015
 
Town Clerk's Office Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members. Nomination Papers for Town-wide Offices and Town Meeting Members will be available in the Town Clerk's Office beginning January 2, 2015 for the Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Candidates for Town-wide Offices must obtain at least 50 valid signatures of registered voters town wide and new Town Meeting Member candidates must obtain at least 10 valid signatures of registered voters in their precinct.

Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.

Thursday, January 8, 2015
6:00pm
  Local Program Planning. Members welcome!
Look for a separate email invitation or contact us for details.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
 
Mail your postcard to the Town Clerk's Office Last day for incumbents to file Nomination Papers. Incumbent Town Meeting Members will receive notice by mail for re-election which must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by Tuesday, February 17, to be included on the ballot.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
 
Town Clerk's Office Last day to file Nomination Papers for Town-wide Office and Town Meeting Member.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
2:00pm
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
Needham
Second Annual LWVN Civics Bee. This free event is intended to spur civic engagement and interest and will be a fun competition. The Civics Bee is co-sponsored by LWV-Needham and the Needham School Department.

Teams of three will compete for prizes. Teams can be composed of adults, high-schoolers, eighth graders or any combination of three.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
9:00am-8:00pm
Town Clerk's Office
Needham Town Hall
Voter Registration Deadline. This is the last day to register to vote prior to the April 14, 2015, Town Election. The Town Clerk's office is open extended hours today.

Additional information can be found at the Needham Town Clerk's website.

Thursday, April 2, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, April 6, 2015
 
TBA Candidates' Night. Look for the LWVN Voters Guide in the April 9 Needham Times with candidate information and a list of those running for Town Meeting in your precinct.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
6:45am-8:00pm
  Town Election. See the Town Clerk's website for current polling locations.
Monday, April 27, 2015
7:30pm
Pollard Middle School Warrant Meetings. New Town Meeting Member Orientation with Moderator, Michael Fee, 6:45 p.m.

The League of Women Voters Needham annually hosts Warrant Meetings. This is a wonderful opportunity for Town Meeting Members, and anyone else, to learn about the issues that will be voted on at Town Meeting the following week.

We will divide into small groups, by precinct. Town department representatives will informally discuss the Warrant articles relevant to their expertise. Town Meeting Members will have the opportunity to ask questions and get those questions answered within those small precinct groupings.

Monday, May 4, 2015
7:30pm
James Hugh Powers Hall, Needham Town Hall Annual Town Meeting Begins. Helpful documents for Town Meeting can be found at the Town's website.

Additional information about Town Meeting:

The Needham Town Meeting Handbook

Current Town Meeting Members

Thursday, May 7, 2015
7:15pm
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Saturday, May 16, 2015
 
TBA LWVMA Convention. Information will be found at the LWVMA website in the Spring.