Save the date and be a sponsor: Champagne and Chocolate on April 8th

Join us on April 8th for an exciting Champagne and Chocolate fundraiser!  The event is at the recently renovated historic Allen House, the home of the Newton Cultural Alliance.  Our guest speaker is Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Anita is a dynamic speaker who will discuss the intersection of arts and politics.   And of course, champagne and chocolate will be served!  Tickets are $50 per person.  RSVP info will be available soon.

Help make this fundraiser a success–be a supporter, sponsor or patron!  The League does very little fundraising*, so please give as generously as you can–you can even make it tax-deductible!  Here are the levels of giving:

  • Supporter: $125 (plus 2 tickets)
  • Sponsor: $250 (plus 2 tickets)
  • Patron:  $500 (plus 4 tickets)

Please contact us at to support Champagne and Chocolate, or if you have any questions.

*Wondering about your dues?  LWVN keeps $5 for every $60 membership–the rest goes to support the work of LWVUS and LWVMA, including lobbying and other support for LWV priorities at the national and state level.  The money we raise every 2 to 3 years through this fundraiser goes to pay for space for events, our biennial supper for newly elected officials, our annual contribution to the Poll-worker’s Thank You Party, and other hospitality-related needs.

Topic Meeting: Local League Program on Wednesday, March 21st, 7 pm

Join LWVN members to make plans for next year..what do we want to accomplish?  what should our focus be?  We’ll meet at Bonnie Carter’s house, 177 Homer Street in Newton Center, at 7 pm on Wednesday.  See you there!

LWVN registered 91 voters on Friday–join the team to register more this week!

LWVN was invited to Newton South High School on Friday to register new voters… with the help of an amazing group of students!  Together, they registered (or partially registered*) 91 voters–almost all of whom are students.  Special thanks to Sharyn Roberts, LWVN Voter Registration Chair, and Phyllis Kirschner, LWVN volunteer, for their great work!

Join LWVN at Newton North High School for a voter registration drive on Tuesday and Wednesday.  NNHS students will be helping register their peers with guidance from LWVN.  Contact us at to volunteer.

*Students need to have their social security numbers to register to vote…if you know someone who is registering for the first time, please remind them to have that info available.

Thanks for the New Member Tea!

Thanks to all who joined us today at the Waban Library Center to talk about how/why we joined the League and how we can get involved.  We heard from Arlington LWV member Colleen Kirby about a new LWVMA program to build stronger connections between our state representation and individual Leagues.  Colleen also shared information about our state criminal justice system and legislation that the League is working to support.

Thanks so much to Colleen for her presentation, and to Bonnie Carter and Pat Acton for planning this friendly and inspiring event!

New Member Tea Open to All Members on Sunday, March 18

All are welcome to come to the New Members’ Tea on Sunday, March 18 from 3 to 5 pm at the Waban Library Center, 1608 Beacon Street Newton, MA 02468.  We will meet and greet new and long-time members, share our thoughts about the League, and hear from Colleen Kirby of the LWVMA about the Legislative Envoy Program and criminal justice reform. 

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