Capitol Happenings What’s on the Agenda: An Inside View of Connecticut’s Next Legislative Agenda Location: State Capitol
Capitol Happenings is CWC’s exclusive annual government-affairs program designed to give our members an insider’s view into who the decision makers are and how they shape public policy on the major issues impacting how we live, work and play in Connecticut. This year’s Capitol Happenings will have a keynote address from the first Republican House female leader, Representative Themis Klarides (Derby), as well as a panel discussion moderated by Diane Smith, with key insiders from senior staff from around the capitol who help make sure the trains run on time, the details are managed, the troops are focused and most importantly at midnight on the last day of the session, “the ball has crossed the goal line”!
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 An Evening at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is one of the true cultural gems in the region. The CWC offered an exclusive tour to our members of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland given by the curator of the exhibit, Dr. Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture. Dr. Frank led us on a tour in the Coney Island galleries for the first exhibition in the museum’s newly expanded and renovated special exhibition galleries.
Our Annual Member Appreciation Lunch Enjoy the Beauty of Spring Location: Wampanoag Country Club
Our Annual Member Appreciation Lunch is a fun way to celebrate our members and the continued success of the Connecticut Women’s Council. This is a casual affair, a time to get to know other members, with a brief informal speaking program and our crowd-pleasing trivia contest…with prizes!
Monday Night Jazz in the Park Location: Bushnell Park
The Monday Night Jazz Series has been a tradition for almost 50 years, bringing world famous musicians and aspiring artists to perform in downtown Hartford. CWC members enjoyed dinner, music and conversation in historic Bushnell Park, the first publicly funded park in the US. As an optional added benefit before the concert started, members had an exclusive and unique opportunity to tour the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch, built in honor of the 4000 men from Hartford who fought in the Civil War.
Women In Leadership Series From the Press Box to the Locker Room: One Woman’s Trailblazing Career as a Sports Journalist Keynote Speaker: Christine Brennan, Award-Winning National Sports Columnist for USA Today
While other girls were playing with Barbie dolls, Christine Brennan was collecting baseball cards and listening to the radio for the play-by-play accounts of her favorite teams. Today she is the most widely read female sports commentator in the country. Besides writing for USA Today, Christine is a commentator for ABC News, CNN, PBS NewsHour and NPR. Twice named one of the country’s top 10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors, she has covered the last 16 summer and winter Olympic Games. Christine was the first woman sports writer at The Miami Herald in 1981 and the first woman to cover Washington’s NFL team as a staff writer at The Washington Post in 1985.
New Media Vs. Old Media: Are Digital Natives Killing Legacy Media? Location: CPTV
CWC brought together a panel of four experts in broadcast and print media to discuss the latest trends and challenges in new and old media, and the future of news in Connecticut.
CWC Annual Meeting & Holiday Gathering Location: The Connecticut Historical Society
CWC celebrated the joy of the season and conducted our annual meeting at the Connecticut Historical Society. Established in 1825, CHS is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. It houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center. The CHS collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials.