William A. Crooks Memorial Golf Tournament scheduled for July 9, 2012
The William A. Crooks Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Trumbull Republican Town Committee, is set for July 9th at .
“Our golf tournament is a summer tradition, an important fundraising event, and most important, a way for the Trumbull residents to honor the memory of William A. Crooks. Bill was a long-time advocate for our Trumbull community, an active Republican leader and a yearly participant in the Tournament.” Stated Trumbull Republican Chairman, Jack Testani. “We invite all Trumbull residents to join us for a great day of on the golf course,” concluded Testani.
The Tournament will be held on Monday, July 9th at Tashua Knolls Golf Course. Lunch will be served at 11 am, with a Shotgun start at 12:00 noon, followed by dinner and an awards ceremony. Non- golfers are welcome to join us for dinner.
Interested golfers and dinner participants should contact Susan LaFrance at 203.261.2983 or Diane Pomposello at 203.452.1695. Information can also be found online at www.trumbullgop.org.
Trumbull First Selectman's Golf Classic
The first annual First Selectman's Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 24th at Tashua Knolls Golf Course. Proceeds from this event will help support the following 501(c)(3) organizations: Trumbull ACE, Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band, Trumbull High School Boosters Club and Friends of the Trumbull High School Choirs.
Event Details can be found on the below attached flyer. If you are interested in playing in this event please email email@example.com and the registration form will be e-mailed to you as soon as it is available.
Bridgeport Area League of Women Voters Helps Steer National Convention
Trumbull resident Jean Rabinow served as the delegate from the League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area at the 2012 League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) national Convention, held June 9 through 12 in Washington, DC. Rabinow was one of 650 in attendance.
Delegates came together to vote in the League’s agenda for the next two years, placing a special emphasis on working to fight the flood of secret money in politics unleashed by the US Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.
Delegates also reelected Elisabeth MacNamara of Georgia as national President, elected a new Board of Directors, and passed the League’s two-year budget.
While in Washington, Rabinow attended two workshops, at least four caucuses, and all five plenary sessions. The League highlighted its “Power the Vote 2012” initiative as delegates from many states celebrated recent successes in protecting voting rights. “I’m glad to be able to explain to our voters that Connecticut doesn’t have any new restrictions on polling-place ID,” says Rabinow. “Some of the other states aren’t as lucky.”
Rabinow and other attendees were welcomed to the convention by Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC’s non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives, and gave a standing ovation to a keynote speech by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who discussed the Justice Department’s latest efforts to protect voting rights. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, presented the work of flackcheck.com; and delegates heard a panel discussion featuring author and commentator Eleanor Clift, former Congressman Mickey Edwards, and attorney Trevor Potter, most recently known for his work helping Stephen Colbert set up his own super-PAC. At the banquet dinner, pollster John Zogby provided insights about the upcoming election.
The League of Women Voters of the Bridgeport Area was one of 20 Connecticut Leagues that spearhead an effort to keep national dues in check. “We lost by 18 votes,” lamented Rabinow. Although the dues-control effort failed, “I enjoyed representing my League at Convention,” Rabinow said. “There are wonderful people in League, and I learned some new things and brought back some great ideas for my League to use in our community. And the LWVUS’s priority effort to do something about uncontrolled campaign spending is right on target.”