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
Thursday, February 5, 2015
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Needham Public Library
Community Room
League Friday Forum: First Responders: How is Needham Prepared for Emergencies?.
  • What types of emergencies are we prepared for?
  • How do we respond to these emergencies?
  • How do departments coordinate with each other and with the state in an emergency?

Philip E. Droney, Needham's Chief of Police
Dennis Condon, Needham's Fire Chief
Timothy McDonald, Needham's Director of Public Health

The forum will focus on the work of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and what it means to be a nationally certified community.

Come and meet the newly-appointed Fire Chief and Director of Public Health.

See the flyer here.

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 have received 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.

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

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Town Clerk's Office Last day to file Nomination Papers for Town-wide Office and Town Meeting Member. Visit the Town Clerk's website or call 781-455-7500 for more information or with any questions.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Broadmeadow School
120 Broadmeadow Road
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, the Needham School Department, and the Richard Patton Melick Foundation.

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

Click here for more information, including registration. Last day to register is Wednesday, February 25.

Civics Bee brochure.

Civics Bee flyer.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  "There Oughta Be a Law" Student Video Contest. What is the Student Video Contest? The next two-year session of the Massachusetts state legislature begins in January. LWVMA is asking Massachusetts high school students to submit two-minute videos letting our state legislators know what new legislation should be passed to keep Massachusetts healthy, productive, safe, and clean.

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 from Feb.1 until March 31.

Are there prizes? Yes! First place wins $1000; second place wins $500; and third place wins $250. Judging takes place in April, and winners are announced in May. All winners will be invited to the Massachusetts State House for the award ceremony.

Click here to see last year's winning videos!

Thursday, April 2, 2015
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Monday, April 6, 2015
Broadmeadow School 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
  Town Election. See the Town Clerk's website for current polling locations.
Monday, April 27, 2015
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.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Massachusetts State House LWVMA Day on the Hill. As information is made available, details will be found at the LWVMA website.
Monday, May 4, 2015
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
  Board Meeting. Members welcome!
Contact us for details.
Friday, May 15, 2015-Saturday, May 16, 2015
Clarion Hotel
West Springfield
LWVMA Convention. Information will be found at the LWVMA website in the Spring.