June 2014 Awards to Three Local Leagues

Posted Jul 14, 2014

Congratulations to the three Leagues awarded Daniel Scharfman Citizen Education Grants: Hamilton-Wenham, Acton Area, and Needham. The total amount dispersed in this cycle for the four grants was $750.

For information on the grant program click here.

The grant program offers funds to help Leagues carry out events and projects in the areas of citizen education and voter service. Generous contributions to the Lotte E. Scharfman Education Fund have made this successful grant program possible. Please consider donating to the fund. Donations can be made through the website, lwvma.org, and a big thank you to those of you who have donated in the past, making this grant program possible.

Hamilton-Wenham put updated “Know Your Town” information on its website, along with information about town meeting in the two towns. It is printing basic town information and links to further information on a card to be mailed to all residents, and the grant will go toward that effort.

The Acton Area League grant goes toward its annual Civics Bee.

Needham will use its grant to update its large public signs used to promote candidate forums, to purchase pitchers and League mugs to replace plastic water bottles for candidates at the forums, and to purchase League buttons to identify members working at the forums and other League events.