More seats added: Join us for ‘Moving from Marching to Action’ May 4

Moving from Marching to Action

Thursday, May 4th, the Cape Women’s Coalition will host “MOVING FROM MARCHING TO ACTION.” This event will educate and inspire women who are interested in becoming more involved in community and civic engagement.  Seating is limited but we have added seats, creating room for more women.  Register with Eventbrite.

The evening will feature presentations by the League of Women Voters, the Cape Cod and Islands Commission on the Status of Women, and The Cape Women’s Coalition, focusing the work they are doing, the events and advocacy they have planned, and how women can get involved.

The presentations will be followed by a cocktail hour and networking with the presenting organizations and other local and regional organizations.

The Cape Women’s Coalition (CWC) is a non-partisan coalition of individuals and representatives of organizations working together as an agent of change to encourage and support women to enter public life and become leaders through civic engagement. We know that “if you don’t have a seat at the table, you are probably on the menu.” Currently there are many openings on Town Committees, Boards, and opportunities with local organizations where a woman’s voice would greatly impact the conversation.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

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Join us for our next event ‘Moving from Marching to Action’ May 4

Moving from Marching to Action

Seats are limited!

Join us for this next step. Local organizations will join us so you can:

  • Hear about organizations on Cape Cod that are making a difference for women and the community.
  • Learn more about CWC’s mission/vision and activities over the last year.
  • Take the opportunity to explore groups on the Cape and how you can get involved.

May 4, from 6 – 8:00 pm at the Hyannis Golf Club, 1840 Google Map

This event will be offered at no cost, if you would like to make a donation visit our Patron Page or use the link on the right.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

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Join us for our next event ‘Moving from Marching to Action’ May 4

Moving from Marching to Action

Join us for this next step. Learn  more about CWC’s mission/vision and activities over the last year and about organizations on Cape Cod that are making a difference for women and the community.

May 4, from 6 – 8:00 pm at the Hyannis Golf Club, 1840 Google Map

This event will be offered at no cost, if you would like to make a donation visit our Patron Page or use the link on the right.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

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Announcing the 2017 Breakfast Round-tables for women interested in civic leadership

OptimistFrontPhoto4Join us Friday, April 21, from 8 – 10AM at the Optimist Café, , for the second in our series of Cape Women’s Coalition’s breakfasts for women who are interested in becoming involved in local  leadership.

Are you are interested or considering running for local office, supporting women running for local office, or joining a town government board committee or commission? Join us for round-table discussions with women who have experience in local leadership.

You may bring up to two guests. Please RSVP, below, with your name and town, and the name (s) and email addresses (if available) of your guests. (Coffee is on us, all attendees responsible for their own breakfast.)

RSVP for Women’s Breakfast Round-table, Friday April 21, from 8-10 am:

Optimist Cafe: 

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Announcing the 2017 Breakfast Round-tables for women interested in civic leadership

OptimistFrontPhoto4Beginning this Friday, March 17, from 8 – 10AM at the Optimist Café, the Cape Women’s Coalition will hold breakfasts for women who are interested in becoming involved in local  leadership.

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IWD Breakfast tomorrow: The show will go on!

A Message from Cape Women’s Coalition:

The show will go on!

The Fourth Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast will proceed as planned tomorrow.  We, strong women, won’t be deterred by rain, sleet or snow.

Speakers have all confirmed and the tables have been set.

We’re looking forward to an inspiring occasion, and to seeing you there.

Cape Women’s Coalition: Fourth Annual International Women’s Day Breakfast
Friday, March 10, 2017 from 7:15 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)
DoubleTree by Hilton
287 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA 02601

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Breakfast Program: Let’s Continue to March Forward

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We are looking forward to this year’s breakfast this Friday!  As promised, this is a preview of our program for this year’s breakfast:

  • Welcome Liz Rabideau
  • Message From Elizabeth Warren
  • Remarks from Premier Sponsor, Cape Cod 5 Cents Savings Bank Anne Bailey Berman
  • Remarks from Amelia Earhart Sponsor, Cape Air Dan Wolf
  • We Marched and Were Heard Stories from the March
  • In Washington, Robbin Orbison
  • In Boston, Katia Regina Dacunha
  • On Cape Cod Flannery Rogers
  • Action Workshops
    • Speak Out: Let Our Representative Know Elizabeth Harder
    • Where and How You Can Be Active: Amy Sharpe/Kathy Teahan
    • Cape Women Influencing Legislation: Know Your Community Penelope Duby
  • Closing Words From Cape Women’s Coalition
  • Get Involved Andi Genser
  • Women’s Voices (Poem) Kristin Knowles

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Attending Organizations:
League of Women Voters CIVIC
Engage SWIFT
WE CAN Independence House
Cape Cod Women’s Association PATH
Commission on the Status of Women
American Association of University Women

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Breakfast tickets now available

This year’s breakfast reservations filled within days of our announcement.  Sign up to receive our emails to be among those notified as soon as reservations are available for next year’s breakfast and more events this year!

CWC’s Fourth Annual
International Women’s Day Breakfast

Let’s Continue to March Forward!

March 10, 2017
7:15 AM to 10:00AM
Doubletree Hotel by Hilton Cape Cod
287 Iyannough Rd., Hyannis
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We need YOU! This year’s International Women’s Day Breakfast needs your help

Be a Patron.

The Cape Women’s Coalition endeavors to keep its program free and open to all women who want to learn and participate in civic engagement.  To ensure this we need your assistance. Become a patron of this year’s breakfast and help bring other events throughout the year.
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You can become a patron with an online donation, or by sending a check payable to WILPF to L Cebula, PO Box 157 Harwich Port MA 02646.

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The Cape Women’s Coalition relies on donations to keep our breakfast, events and workshops available to all women free of charge,  and we need your support.

We expect more than 200 women to attend our breakfast this year, and we want to keep this event free of charge for everyone. We can’t do that without help from our community.

A donation for as little as $20 will sponsor one breakfast, $40 for two and $200 for ten.

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You can donate online or by sending a check payable to WILPF to L Cebula, PO Box 157 Harwich Port MA 02646.

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We are grateful to you for helping us make this breakfast and our events available to all women.

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We need more women in local leadership, here’s how to get involved

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It’s time for Cape women to get involved in local government.

As this chart clearly demonstrates, the ratio of women to men serving on local boards, committees, and commissions is out of balance. Women’s perspectives and voices need to be a part of the decision making that determines our quality of life on Cape Cod today and in future.

In 2015 and 2016, women made up slightly more than a quarter of the chief executive and policy making bodies of Cape Cod towns. Twenty-two of 83 (27 percent) town councilors and selectmen were women.

However, in 2016, two towns – Bourne and Orleans — had no women on their select boards. In general, planning boards and zoning boards of appeals had even lower total numbers of women (22 percent and 12 percent, respectively). Bourne and Eastham have no women on their planning boards, but, in Dennis and Brewster, women are majorities on the planning boards. In 2014, the number of women on planning boards and finance committees was slightly higher than in 2015 and 1016. Housing committees continue to have the highest numbers of female members.

Join a board, committee or commission because you want to make a difference!

You may see one with issues that interest you, or you may Continue reading