National Women’s Equality Day
National Women’s Equality Day is August 26 and marks the 98th anniversary of women in the United States winning the right to vote with the Constitutional Amendment in place August 26, 1920. This courageous 72-year-long political movement was carried out by tens of thousands of women and men working to form a more perfect union.
The women’s’ suffrage campaign made a positive difference with political and social impact telling of our nation’s history. With little legal or political power of their own and facing well-financed opposition, women fought state by state for their rights as citizens. To win the right to vote, petitions, speeches, newspaper, radio, and traveling throughout the country was done to win support. People were ridiculed, harassed and thrown in jail and the treated brutally when they protested. Women in public service and government have worked to clear barriers, enforce laws, and implement ideas to bring about change in attitude toward women.
The League of Women Voters of Warren County (www.lwvwc.org) will be joining the National League, the National Women’s History Project (firstname.lastname@example.org), and other organizations to celebrate the next two years of the right to vote, plus the National League of Women Voters’ 100th anniversary.
Local league leaders recently elected for 2018-19 are Susan Swab, president, Debbie Haines, secretary, Christa Williams, treasurer, Phyllis Wright, VP of communications, Michelle Gray, VP for Membership, and Jennifer Bliss, VP for Programs.
To learn about the educational services provided by the local and national league, plus recognizing and celebrating the diverse and historic accomplishment of women, go the websites given above.
Class to breakfast
The men of the Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Perkins in Warren.
Fire police to meet
Warren County Fire Police will meet Sunday, Aug. 26, at Bear Lake Fire Hall. There will be no breakfast, just coffee, and donuts.
Halls Of Ivy
Joseph Wiler of Youngsville was recently inducted into the Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society at Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia. Wiler’s GPA of 4.0 qualifies him for this honor exclusive to full-time online students. Students that are nominated are based on a GPA of 3.2 or higher in their online studies. Joseph is a graduate of Youngsville High School and will begin his second year at Liberty University in the Rawlings School of Divinity program pursuing a degree in Religion.
NY Pest Task Force
The Chautauqua County Forest Pest Task Force (CCFPTF) is a volunteer organization of forestry professionals, scientists, natural resource managers, local officials and private citizens. CCFPTF has organized to facilitate a science-based response to the ecological, economic and public safety impacts of invasive forest pests within the forests and communities of Chautauqua County.
RTPI will host the next meeting of the CCFPTF from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Carri Marschner and Nick Dietschler from the NYS Hemlock Initiative will be joining the meeting to discuss the state of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in New York and provide a training/introduction to HWA phenology and how citizens can get involved in a specific project studying the seasonal development of HWA (this information will help inform biological control management).
This meeting is open to the general public, and light refreshments will be provided.
Contact Elyse Henshaw at (716) 665-2473, ext. 231, or ehenshawATrtpi.org for more information.
NY Weavers Guild
Chautauqua County Weavers Guild will hold its next meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the YWCA in Westfield, NY. Members will start planning their next weaving project using the information presented at previous meetings. Anyone interested in weaving or the guild is welcome to attend.
For more information, contact the guild at email@example.com.
The Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield would like to invite the public to come camp Labor Day weekend. This will be the last camping opportunity of the season. Several campsites are available August 30 to September 2 for $25 a night, or take advantage of the season special, stay all four nights for $75; this includes water, electric, garbage and dumping station. There are restrooms and shower facilities on the premises. For information or reservations, call Sue at (814) 730-2890. All proceeds go towards improvements to the fairgrounds.
Warren Public Library’s Turning Outward team is hosting a series of community conversations about your wishes and dreams for our community. The team promises to listen and wants to hear your thoughts so it can share them with the community, local leaders and decision makers.
All conversations will be held in the Slater Room (third floor) of the Warren Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday,
All are welcome.
Can’t come but want to learn more? Stop in or call the library at (814) 723-4650 and ask for a member of the Turning Outward team, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not about what the library can do or be, it’s how all of us want our community to be.
War Memorial Field Club tickets
The Warren Sports Boosters will be selling Field Club tickets inside and outside of War Memorial Field on Friday night for the home opener of the Warren Dragons, beginning at 7 p.m. vs. Fairview. Its biggest fundraiser for War Memorial Field, $50 tickets can win $225 each quarter of each home game, as well as a $5,000 grand prize at halftime of the final home game October 26 vs. St. Marys. You do not need to be present to win. All proceeds go to the upkeep of War Memorial Field.