What An Amazing Day!

Over 1,000 strong women, men and children represented Old Saybrook in the March today. It was an enthusiastic and well-received crowd!  Thanks to all the organizers and participants for their hard work!

Old Saybrook March

 

 

Women’s March on Washington

Hear ye! Hear ye!

We all know about the marches in Washington D.C. And New York. And Boston. And Hartford.  But did you know Old Saybrook is hosting one too?!?!?!

There will be a sister march in Old Saybrook on Saturday 1/21/17 from 10-2 on the town green.  The information from the Sister Marches website states “We invite anyone who’d like to demonstrate support for the Women’s March, occurring in Washington D.C. and throughout the country, to join us in front of the Old Saybrook Town Green on the day of the march, Saturday, January 21, any time between 10am and 2pm”.  The invitation also encourages you to bring posters or banners calling for equal rights for women and all persons entitled to fair and equitable treatment, regardless of their sex, orientation, age, race or creed.”

For more information and to RSVP, visit this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/demonstration-in-support-of-womens-march-in-dc?source=email&  If the hyperlink doesn’t work please copy and paste it into your browser to access the information.

Details are also available on our Facebook page and local newspapers.

OSDTC Holiday Party 2016

We had a wonderful time celebrating the holidays with members and friends of the OSDTC.  Happy Holidays & have a wonderful New Year!dsc_0523 dsc_0531 dsc_0533 dsc_0539 dsc_0540 dsc_0542 dsc_0547 dsc_0549 dsc_0556 dsc_0557 dsc_0562

Congratulations to Eileen Baker

The Old Saybrook Democratic Town Committee would like to congratulate Eileen Baker for achieving the level of Master Board of Education Member.  The following is taken from the Harbor News:

Eileen Baker Photo by Trent Gerbers

Eileen Baker (Photo by Trent Gerbers )

Baker Honored by Connecticut Association of Boards of Education

Published December 01, 2016. Last updated 02:37 p.m., November 29, 2016

Baker was one of nine board of education members recognized for her achievement in attaining this level by participating in numerous hours of board-related professional development activities for the 2015-2016 school year. To achieve the Master Board of Education level, a board member must first accumulate at least 20 credits, becoming a Certificated Board of Education Member (CBEM). The Master Board of Education member must earn an additional 20 credits above and beyond the CBEM level. The areas of study are leadership, effective meetings, school/community relations, strategic planning, group dynamics, board member ethics, school finance, labor relations, and school law.

“CABE is pleased to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of members of Boards of Education across Connecticut who have attained the Master Board of Education Member level,” said CABE President Ann Gruenberg.

“Board members attaining the Master Board of Education Member level are recognized for very strong ongoing commitment to high performing leadership teams, and a willingness to address a broad range of relevant issues to ensure high quality educational opportunities for students in Connecticut.

Thank You

We would like to thank you for all your efforts for our candidates in this hard-fought campaign,  Whether you were involved in phone calling, canvassing, stuffing mailers, putting up signs, writing editorials, working the polls, etc., we appreciate your hard work.  Let’s continue to work together for the good of our town, our state, and our country.