The board met in September to begin the process of merging with the LWV of Shrewsbury and to plan two events for the fall. The first event will take place on Friday, October 20 at the Broken Creek Winery in Shrewsbury at 6:30 pm. This is a social event for members of the Grafton and Shrewsbury leagues to get better acquainted. It will also be fun to do a wine tasting at the winery and enjoy some appetizers.
The second event will take place on November 6 at 7:00 pm at the Municipal Center.Adam Friedman, Executive Director of Voters Choice, will speak about Ranked Voting and how it can improve the process of electing a candidate that is the choice of the most voters. The public is welcome to attend this event.
The board decided the name of our combined league would be Grafton Shrewsbury Area League. We hope to attract some members from adjoining towns that do not have local leagues. We have notified the LWVMA of our plans to merge and they have sent us the requirements needed to make this official. We will be working on that paperwork for the next couple of months. We also discussed the local issues our members brought up at Annual Meeting and several board members will be exploring ways to improve the repair of gas leaks in Grafton and Shrewsbury and the possibility of a Civics Bee with Middle school students.