A workshop on Running for Office will be held on February 8 at the Grafton Municipal Center. Anyone interested in learning more about the requirements for becoming a candidate for a local office is welcome. We will have information regarding the requirements and a panel discussion with Melissa Mazan, a member of the School Committee, Bruce Spinney, a member of the Board of Selectmen and Carol Sotiropoulos, who is a past member of the School Committee and has worked on several recent campaigns.
The merger of the Grafton and Shrewsbury Leagues has been approved by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and we are now waiting for the LWVUS to approve this change. As you know we have been working with Shrewsbury members since September and held two successful events in the fall. Pam Kates and Karen Durand have been updating the database overseen by the national league and it has been great that most of our Grafton members have paid. Shrewsbury members did not receive their dues notice until January since Grafton was not allowed to send the notice to them until LWV of MA gave us permission to do this.
The group that worked to get the Plastic Ban bylaw passed at Town Meeting is now working with the Grafton officials to implement the ban that will take effect July 1st. I am sure they will want some help from other league members when it is time to distribute reusable bags and educate consumers about the bylaw.
We will planning our annual March pot luck soon. If you have ideas for Speakers, please send them to one of out board members.