League of Women Voters of Saratoga County

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Calendar of Events

In addition to our Meet the Candidate Events, the League provides programs that are open to the public. The calendar below includes upcoming events sponsored by the League as well as some sponsored by other groups that we believe may be of interest to our members. Non-League events are marked as such.

April 26, 2018
Thursday
7:00 pm

Your Tap Water

Hear about the various sources and required treatment of municipal water systems and the qualities of the different springs in the Park. In the news we have learned about Hoosick Falls, NY and Flint, Michigan having problems with their water quality and even some local schools. Find out about the risks and advantages of tap water.

Speakers will be Brett Johnson, the Chief Water Treatment Operator for the City of Saratoga Springs, and Allison Schweizer, the Environmental Educator at the Saratoga Spa State Park.

Saratoga Springs Public Library
49 Henry Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

May 2, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

May 10, 2018
Thursday
1:30 pm

Book Club

Earning the Rockies by Robert Kaplan

Discussion leader: Helen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6ziMYB0I

Location: Clifton Park - Half Moon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

May 15, 2018
Tuesday

School Board & Budget Votes

All school districts in the state will be voting on their budgets on Tuesday, May 15. The hours, locations and registration/no registration requirements vary by district. Check your district's website for the budgets, names of school board candidates, voting information.

We will collect information about contested elections in Saratoga County, and expect it to be available on this website at least one week before the election. 

May 16, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Human Trafficking in Our Area

John Kelly, DARE officer and retired Police officer, will be our speaker. Mr. Kelly has been coordinating local efforts in the Saratoga County area and will help those of us wondering how to be more involved in this important issue.

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

May 22, 2018
Tuesday
5-7:30 pm


Celebrating the Year of the Woman

In this Year of the Woman, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society is celebrating 40 years of advancing women's rights -- advancing a vision of a world where people of all backgrounds participate equally in shaping the future. The Center cordially invites you to join us to lift up the importance of women's rights in New York State and beyond and to commemorate the work of the Center in breaking down gender barriers.

  • 5 p.m. - Registration, Networking, and Passed Hors d'oeuvres
  • 5:45 p.m. - Awards Program
  • 7 p.m. - Open Dinner Reception and Networking

Details and Registration

Note that this event is not sponsored by the League. We include it in this calendar because we believe members may be interested in this event.

New York State Museum
222 Madison Ave., Albany

May 23, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

Getting the Medical Aid YOU Want at the End of Life

Our speaker will be Corinne Carey from Compassion and Choices. The program will include a discussion of living wills, advance directives, medical orders, and proposed new laws.

Clifton Park - Halfmoon Public Library
475 Moe Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065

June 6, 2018
Wednesday
7 pm

LWV Saratoga County Board Meeting

United Methodist Church, Rooms 2 and 3
175 5th Ave., Saratoga Springs

June 9, 2018
Saturday
11 am

Saratoga Springs Flag Day Parade

March with the League.

The Flag Day Parade is a big event in Saratoga Springs and we are going to march in it. The parade steps off at noon on Saturday, June 9 from North Broadway and marches to Congress Park.

The exact time to assemble is still to be determined – and we'll have to see if they will allow some convertibles for those who can't walk that far. We'll try to wear white and we have the gold sashes, and a banner to march behind.

Plan to join us. Contact us to let Linda McKenney know if you are interested.

June 13, 2018
Wednesday
5:30 - 8:30 pm

Annual Meeting

All members are encouraged to attend our annual meeting. We're trying something different this year: No speaker, no fee, an evening in the middle of the week- just drinks and hors d'oeuvres in the elegant North Broadway home of Elizabeth Rossi. Of course, we will attend to the business of the annual meeting (elect officers, pass the budget, etc.).

5:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails
6:30 pm Meeting starts

2018 Annual Meeting Agenda

RSVP required.
Please RSVP by calling Barb Thomas at 518-681-7530.

Location:
720 North Broadway
[Please note that entrance is on 2nd Street]
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

June 14, 2018
Thursday
1:00 pm

Book Club

Pot luck luncheon.

Location: Home of Francine Rodger, 34 Hemlock Drive, Clifton Park, NY

June 20, 2018
Wednesday
7:00 pm

LWV Meetup: Foreign Trade Agreements & Tariffs

LWV Saratoga member, Mary Estelle Ryckman, will lead this informative session . She will offer background on how US trade policy is made and lead a lively discussion on the recent trade actions taken by the new Administration and reactions from our trading partners.

What does it all mean and how might it affect the regional and NY State economies?

Ms. Ryckman is a former U.S. trade negotiator who spent thirty years shaping global trade and investment policy. During her career at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), she held numerous positions, including Senior Policy Advisor, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Trade and Development, and Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Canada.

Meetups are a way for us to come together to explore, understand and advocate for issues that matter to us.

Adirondack Trust Office Building Community Room
(enter through top floor of parking garage on Woodlawn and Church Streets)
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Map

June 24, 2018
Sunday
1:00 pm

Board Organizational Meeting

Potluck luncheon followed by meeting. For current and incoming board members, and off-board chairs. Only current board members to bring food.

Location: Home of Ann Kril, 60 Hillcrest Drive, Wilton.

June 26, 2018
Tuesday

Congressional Primaries

Polls open noon to 9pm.

In the 20th Congressional District, the incumbent is Paul Tonko. There probably will not be a primary for this district, but if there is one in any party we will plan to hold a candidate forum, probably in conjunction with other capital district Leagues.

In the 21st Congressional District, the incumbent is Elise Stefanik, and there likely will be a primary in both the Democratic and Republican parties. We hope to partner with other grassroots organizations to hold candidate forums, but may hold one on our own.

Check back closer to this date for announcements of these events.

June 28-July 1, 2018
Thursday - Sunday

Chicago skylineLWV Convention 2018:
Creating a More Perfect Democracy

LWV's Biennial National Convention will be held at the Chicago Hilton on Museum Mile. More information and the full "first call."

July 4, 2018
Wednesday

Independence Day

The Saratoga National Historical Park will have a program at 10:00 am to celebrate the day. Listen to fifes and drums, hear cannon salutes, see some people dressed in Colonial costumes and Boy Scouts carrying the flag. Included in the program will be the naturalization of new citizens. We will be there to provide voter registration forms and copies of the First Vote pamphlet, and to greet new citizens and to help others who need to update their voting status.

648 NY-32, Stillwater, NY 12170

November 19, 2019

100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of New York State

February 14, 2020

100th Anniversary of the National League of Women Voters

August 26, 2020

100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in the US

100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment by the U.S. Secretary of State.

  

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