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Hello Woburn
Residents,

The brisk winter is quickly
approaching and every year the Woburn Youth Council collects coats from the
community and donates them to charity.

From Dec. 7th - Dec. 15th
the Youth Council will provide hangers to the community so all Woburn
residents can participate.
Traditionally, the hangers are dropped off at front doors in each
residential
area. Please don’t hesitate to donate any coats due to stains or broken
zippers because local cleaners have volunteered to remedy any problems.
If
you are a retailer and you wish to donate coats you can drop them off
at the
Social Capital Inc. (SCI) office located at
165 New Boston Street Suite 233, Woburn
MA
.

On Saturday December 15, 2007 the
Youth Council will make rounds in the community to pick up all donations from
12pm-3pm. Feel free to leave your donations at the front door on the hangers
they’ve provided. For all inquiries please contact me at (781)
935-2244 or by clicking here. Thank you for your participation.

City Clerk Bill Campbell is known to be a good prognosticator in terms of predicting voter turnout, and he estimates about 32% will vote today. It's drizzly, the Mayoral race is not contested, and local elections haven't gotten quite as much coverage as the triumphs of our local sporting teams. So if anything, one might think Bill's estimate is on the high side. But here's to hoping that more than 1/3 of us will exercise our basic right to vote today.

At first I planned to voting after work. But we were up early today, having not quite adjusted to the time change fully in our house, and I thought it would be fun to take my two year old to the polls with me on the way to daycare. It was a great excuse to expose him to two important things--voting and school! I did try to explain voting to him a bit, though he was more interested in watching kids eat their breakfast in the school gym/cafeteria. Nonetheless, I hope this early exposure to the process will remain with him some rainy election day when he's older, and he'll make the effort to take an extra 15 minutes to participate in our democracy.

Sure, there are reasons not to vote. But today as I walked past candidates standing in the rain, I was reminded of the hard work and risk they take to participate as candidates. I was reminded of those that have served our country--be it in the military or the civil rights movement--to ensure that we all have the right to vote. Fifteen minutes on a rainy day is not much of a sacrifice by comparison.

Click here to find out where to vote today.

Our annual canned food drive

The Woburn Youth Council is looking for members. If you are a Middle School or High School student and live in Woburn, the application process is easy! Applications are available at the Woburn Boys & Girls Club, or at Woburn Memorial High School, Arlington Catholic, the Kennedy Middle School, and the Joyce Middle School.

 

 

SCI is embarking upon a stage of significant growth, with our budget more than doubling as we add 20 full-time AmeriCorps members in our three current communities and develop new strategies for expanding our impact across Massachusetts. We are recruiting to fill a new Development Associate position to implement the fundraising activities needed to support our growth. The Development Associate will support SCI's fundraising efforts by running the annual event, managing the grant proposal process, and managing the day-to-day development systems. View the full job description by clicking here. Please help us find great candidates for the position by telling others about this announcement.

Last year’s Impact Woburn Healthy Communities planning process identified increasing arts & cultural opportunities as a top priority. As a result, we are pleased to announce the new Woburn Arts & Culture Today collaborative project. This will help enhance existing arts & cultural opportunities and create new events that use the arts as a community building tool. Plans for the project include coffee houses, an artist directory and arts & culture calendar.

Thanks to committee member David Eggleton for his work on getting this initiative started and to Impress Graphics for their logo design work. We look forward to working with all of our collaborating partners on this project. For more information or to get involved, contact Andrew by clicking here. This project is funded by a Healthy Communities grant from CHNA 15 and Lahey Clinic.

 

 

Hi everyone, this is Andrew, live from our table at the Woburn Business Association Expo at the Woburn Hilton. Here we will be engaging businesses and organizations that stop by our table and we will be showcasing this website. This is an exciting endeavor and I look forward to seeing all the people I will get to meet tonight.

The City’s Preliminary Election is this coming Tuesday, September 18. The final Election will be Tuesday, November 6. SCI has launched an Elections Blog with a list of certified candidates; a link to where to vote; and links to relevant news stories on the elections from the local papers. All candidates are encouraged to register for the site, as in the coming weeks site users will be asked to submit their questions for the candidates online. Click here to visit the blog!  Please note that Ward 6 and 7 are the only Wards with primaries on Tuesday.