Join Us for the next Roundtable Breakfast and Workshop

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Come and learn the importance of the laws governing Conflict of Interest and Ethics in our local government.

Scotti Finnegan from the League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area will speak about the law governing Conflict of Interest as well as how Ethics play a role in our local politics.

There will be a short presentation as well as time for questions and discussion. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn valuable information and insight into an important part of our political process.

It is always easier to play the game when you KNOW THE RULES!

Friday, February 16, 2018  8AM-10AM

Location TBD

Registration requested; Breakfast will be available for purchase.

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REGISTRATION OPEN! International Women’s Day Breakfast March 2, 2018

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Friday, March 2, 2018

7AM-10AM

The Doubletree by Hilton

 287 Iyannough Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601

The event is free but registration is required. Seats are limited

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

This year’s theme is WE ARE RESILIENT! It has been an exciting year for women and women’s drive to be heard and have a seat at the table will continue!

The  energy to make positive change; to be heard; to tell our stories and share our perspective has continued to blossom as the national political scene becomes more and more tumultuous.

Women’s representation and voices at the table are an essential ingredient to the future success of our country. Come hear stories of women-just like you-who found their voice, a passion for their cause and are making a difference in our local policies.

An opportunity to learn how to craft your story and to tell it to your local officials is just one skill you will take away from this year’s breakfast.

We know you will be inspired to continue the work we all started last year!

Come learn and be inspired to act!

Show the world that We Are Resilient!

 

 

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Join us for our upcoming meetings and events

More details for each event to come – watch this space!
Oct 20 – Friday Roundtable – (Optimist Cafe) A workshop on public speaking to prepare for the Cape Cod & Island Commission of the Status of Women hearing
Oct 26 – CWC Open House – Hyannis Golf Club (details pending)
Nov 17 – CWC Friday Roundtable – (Optimist Cafe) A presentation and discussion of County Government

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Another successful event! Keep on marching through the summer … stay tuned

We had a successful and productive morning Friday, June 16.  Stay tuned for information about our next event.

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Join us for our next Breakfast Roundtable and Workshop!

Research & Speak Your Mind

Summer is a time sunshine and beaches here on Cape Cod. We slow down a bit, shift focus. Let’s keep some focus on moving forward with what is best for our community. Let’s keep our momentum through the summer months so that we can hit the ground running in civic engagement come September.

Please join the Cape Women’s Coalition for our discussion and workshop:

June 16, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
Optimist Cafe, Yarmouth Port, MA

Over breakfast and conversation learn:

Key points of effective Letter and Editorial Writing facilitated by Julie Lipkin, Letters to the Editor for the Cape Cod Times Editor
Tips and how to Researching the Issues in Your Town

July 4th will be here before we know it. Join us and explore how you can sustain your voice in civic engagement AND enjoy the summer.

TO REGISTER:

Use Eventbrite:
Eventbrite - Continue the Momentum

Or directly with PayPal

$10 FOR SINGLE

$16 FOR YOU AND A GUEST

PLEASE NOTE SEATING IS LIMITED.
RESERVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!

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Women Wanted: Become a leader in your community

This program is a key component of the work Cape Women’s Coalition does. As town elections are taking place, appointments to boards and committees will follow.
Now is the time to get your application in, now is your chance to get involved! Be a leader in your community. Look at the opportunities in your town and jump in. Putting your name out there by filling out an application is the first step.
If you or someone you know, fits the background or skills needed for a town committee, recognize that not enough committees have represent the percentage of women in the populations they serve.
Go for it!

Joining a Town Committee

Don’t Just Get Mad, Do Something!

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 just want to learn about issues unfamiliar to you. A Point Person from the Cape Women’s Coalition will be happy to meet with you to answer any questions and explain some of the responsibilities of serving in your town. Point Persons also keep abreast of vacancies on boards, committees, and commissions.

CWC Point Persons:

Helen Bresnahan (sunrisedawn110@aol.com): Mashpee and Sandwich
Amy Sharpe (amy_sharpe@msn.com; 508-317-8402): Bourne, Falmouth, Brewster and Eastham
Florence Seldin (florencecape@comcast.net; 508-945-0192) Chatham
Susan Keohan (sue@sealightphotos.com; 508-349-0192): Wellfleet
Kathy Teahan (kathyteahan@hotmail.com;781-789-3317 ): Yarmouth, Barnstable, Truro, Provincetown, Orleans
Bev Johnson (wwkids@msn.com): Harwich and Dennis

The following list provides information about boards and committees and applications by town – find your town, get involved!

BARNSTABLE:
Webpage describing boards and committees the list of available seats on committees/commissions/boards
Application for Boards and Committees

BOURNE:
List of links to each board and committee details
List of vacancies and how to apply

BREWSTER:
Committee openings, with a link to a list and description of all committees and application form

CHATHAM:
List of committees, with links to vacancies and application form, conflict of interest information, and more

DENNIS:
List of boards and committees and a printable version as well

EASTHAM:
List of boards and committees here

FALMOUTH:
Committee vacancies
Application form

HARWICH:
Committee vacancies
Application Form

MASHPEE:
Committee vacancies
Application form

ORLEANS:
List of committee vacancies with links to application form, description of committees, and individual committee pages

PROVINCETOWN:
Links to information regarding boards and committees, including application

SANDWICH:
Fill out this form to apply for boards and committees

TRURO:
List of committees, with link to application form

WELLFLEET:
Boards and committees
Application form

YARMOUTH:
Committee vacancies with link to application

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