The League of Women Voters of Hingham held its annual meeting and dinner at the South Shore Country Club on Thursday May 2nd. The program featured a presentation on the state’s new civics education mandate by guest speaker Dr. Karen Mazza, and recognition of special guest, retiring Hingham School Superintendant Dr. Dorothy “Dot” Galo.
Guest speaker Dr. Karen Mazza, education specialist for the Legislative Action Committee of LWVMA, and former Superintendant of Chelmsford Schools, informed an attentive audience about the recently enacted Massachusetts Civics Education legislation. Curriculum changes to incorporate the civics mandate are underway in many towns, though some provisions don’t yet have funding from the state.
Elizabeth Danis, concluding her term as Chair of the LWV of Hingham Steering Committee, conducted the annual meeting which voted in updated bylaws and elected the Steering Committee for 2019-2020. Elizabeth also saluted outgoing Steering Committee member Jane Malme who received an enthusiastic round of applause for her many years of engaged involvement in leadership roles for the League of Women Voters of Hingham.
LWV of Hingham Membership Chair Kate Boland (at podium) announced another year of membership gains for the local league (+20 members in past year) and recognized the new members in attendance.
LWV of Hingham Steering Committee member Eileen McIntyre highlighted plans underway to recognize the 2020 centennial year: 100th anniversary of both women’s suffrage and the founding of the League of Women Voters.
Retiring Hingham School Superintendant Dorothy H. “Dot” Galo received a bouquet and appreciative round of applause from the League of Women Voters of Hingham members and guests in attendance. Hingham Chair of Social Studies Andy Hoey, shown here with Dr. Galo, was also a guest at the annual dinner.
An attentive audience for Dr. Mazza’s informative presentation.