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ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
Wednesday, December 11
12 noon-2PM with registration from 11:30-12 noon at the Van Curler Room, Elston Hall, Schenectady County Community College.
Join us for our holiday luncheon! This year's entre selections are:
Sautéed Chicken Cutlets or Lemon Broiled Salmon with Shrimp Butter or Grilled Vegetable Plate.
The cost for the meal is $30.00 and includes coffee/tea and dessert. Let us know if you have any food restrictions to nuts or gluten.
December will be here before you know it so make your reservation now! Call or e-mail Carol Furman phone: 346-2746 by December 4 with your choice of entrée.
Our Speaker will be Michael Saccocio, Executive Director of the City Mission speaking on the topic of THE CULTURE OF POVERTY.
Health Disparities in Schenectady/Next Steps. How will the Community Respond?
Join us on January 8th at 6:30-8pm to hear about the results of the UMatter Community Health Assessment and other county health data which identifies health disparities within Schenectady County and within the region and state. Hear about the action plan to address key health indicators and the involvement of many community organizations and individuals in committees which will identify interventions to reduce these disparities. How have other municipalities addressed similar issues? Poor health in individuals has wider effects on the family, employment, housing, schools, medical services, and the community. How can we join the response to this plan of action? Speakers include Erin Buckenmeyer, Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Ellis Medicine; Dr. David Pratt, Medical Director, Schenectady County Public Health Services; and Judy Rightmyer, The Capital District Tobacco Free Coalition. The program will be held in the McChesney Room at the main branch of the Schenectady Public Library on Clinton and Lafayette Streets. Parking is available beside the library.
Would you like to be involved in a study?
The New York State LWV is sponsoring two studies this year and would like the local chapters to form small groups to look at these issues and hold a consensus to develop a new position. More info
Legislative Agenda for 2014
Each year the State LWV develops a list of four or five priority items to follow and lobby for in the NYS Legislature. This year's items
Agriculture Study Committee Being Formed
The newly forming Agriculture Study Committee will meet at noon on Monday, December 9th at the Moon and River Café, 115 S. Ferry St., Schenectady. Planning for the study will be the focus of the meeting. Readings related to the study will also be discussed. (more info
Schenectady Recycles! Seeking New Members
Schenectady Recycles! is a newly formed group with a clear mission and an ambitious, but achievable, goal. The group's goal is to increase recycling in the City of Schenectady from its current 8% to the statewide average of 34%. The group is actively seeking new members to help in this effort. (more info
Ballot Access Study
How do candidates for elected office gain access to the general election ballot? In New York State, that most often entails obtaining political party ballot lines via various mechanisms. The League of Women Voters Ballot Access study will examine the role of both the main and third parties in the process of gaining access to the general election ballot. (more info