Connecticut Women’s Council 2017 Programs
January: Capitol Happenings – An Inside Look of How Democrats and Republicans will Share Power in the State Senate
Capitol Happenings is CWC’s one-of-a-kind, annual government affairs program that provides members and guests a rare opportunity to hear first-hand from state leaders and to get your questions answered. At the this year’s program, we were joined by Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff and Republican Senator Kevin Witkos who discussed how the 50/50 Democratic and Republican split in the Senate will present challenges as well as opportunities for collaboration.
March: Come Have a Bowl of Fun!
CWC members are a competitive group and appreciate special opportunities to enjoy each other’s company. Members gathered at Revolutions Bowling & Lounge in South Windsor for bowling, food and a great night out!
April: Lunch Bunch with FBI Agents
Our monthly lunches are usually a casual affair with no topic, but in April we invited three FBI agents to attend and talk about their careers. They briefly spoke about their experiences and how technology is now used to help fight crime.
April: Annual Member Appreciation Lunch
Our Annual Member Appreciation Lunch is a fun way to celebrate our members and the continued success of the Connecticut Women’s Council, now in its 25th year. This year’s lunch was at the Pond House Cafe in Elizabeth Park. It is always a casual affair, a time to get to know other members. There is a brief informal speaking program and, of course, our crowd-pleasing trivia contest…with prizes!
May/June: Page to Stage at TheaterWorks
TheaterWorks is a true gem in the Hartford arts community. This non-profit professional theater company produces high quality, contemporary theater that is relevant to audiences, engages a diverse community, and provides insight into the human experience.
Many CWC members are TheaterWorks regulars, but even veteran season ticket holders will enjoy this “up close and personal” opportunity to view a new TheaterWorks production – Fade, a standout new play by Tanya Saracho. In this sharp, true-to-life new comedy, Mexican-American Lucia is hired to write for a Latina TV character in a cutthroat Hollywood TV studio. Read more about the play.
CWC’s mission is to provide unique programming to CWC members, and we are delivering on that mission by offering three ways for you to enjoy this production – to attend the final technical rehearsal of the play on May 31, to attend the full performance of the play on June 13, or attend both. Prior to each event, there will be a reception with your fellow CWC members.
May: Protecting Our Community:Technology & Crime Fighting in the 21st Century
CWC members were invited by Hartford Police Chief Jim Rovella for a tour of his innovative Real-Time Crime and Data Intelligence Center, where data and fascinating cutting edge technology join with traditional policing tactics to fight crime and improve the quality of life in Hartford neighborhoods. We saw how software deployed live across the City and a new breed of crime analysts work together using real-time data to significantly reduce search time, anticipate and isolate crime, and help street cops make the city safer. After this informative session, CWC members met up at a local well known establishment, the Arch Street Tavern. There is always time to socialize at our programs!
July: Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Hartford Yard Goats vs. Bowie Bay Sox
It was a fun evening at Dunkin Donuts Park for CWC members and their guests. They enjoyed rooftop seating and a beautiful view of the new stadium in its inaugural year.
September: Gender, Religion and Sustainability: The Nexus for Global Development
In a discussion convened by United Technologies, Dr. Alaa Murabit and Steve Curwood explored the critical issues facing our time — gender, religion and sustainability — and how local solutions can fit into the global narrative of sustainable urbanization. This was a dynamic and educational program that our CWC members and their guests thoroughly enjoyed. The conversations continued at the reception…always a sign of a successful and engaging program!
October: CWC Fall Social
Fall is a perfect time to connect again with fellow CWC members by setting aside two hours to relax and join us for a casual social. At this event, members are encouraged to meet some of our new members and also to bring prospective members with them.This is the perfect opportunity for prospects to meet members and hear more about our programs.
November: Women of Science at The Jackson Laboratory
Founded in 1929, The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 1,900 employees who are passionate about their mission: to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. CWC members heard from a panel of women who are critical to the success of the Jackson Laboratory. Among the topics discussed were the history of the organization, the research taking place at their labs, and the Women in Science and Student program. Following the panel discussion, members toured The Jackson Laboratory facilities and finished the evening with a reception.