Honoring Ed Havens

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Please join us for

An Evening to Honor Ed Havens

Honorary Chair,
U.S. Representative John B. Larson

Join us for special night to recognize a special person, South Windsor’s Deputy Mayor Ed Havens.
On Saturday, January 31st 2015, the former mayor, long-time town council member, businessman, and outstanding citizen will be honored for his many years of community service.

An Evening to Honor Ed Havens will bring together members of the South Windsor community, as well as dignitaries from around the region and across the state to thank Havens for his 50 years of public service and philanthropy.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering
65 Rye Street, South Windsor

Reception with cash bar 6 pm – 7 pm.
Dinner at 7:15 pm

Dinner Menu

Garden Salad
Roast Sirloin au Jus
Vegetable Herb Stuffed Chicken Supreme
Seaford Stuffed Fillet of Sole with Lobster Cream Sauce
Over Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans with Glazed Baby Carrots
Vegetarian Option: Spinach Ravioli Primavera
Dessert & Coffee

Please RSVP before or by January 20th

Please download the required Contributor Certification Form by clicking here and include with your check made payable to:

South Windsor Democratic Town Committee

Mail to:

Linda Jeski
70 Mohegan Drive
South Windsor, CT 06074

For more information call Elizabeth at 860-644-0690

 

 

 

A message from the Mayor – Just the Facts. No Hype.

It appears that the partisan politics are at work once again.

The South Windsor Republican Party took out a paid advertisement in the Journal Inquirer recently alleging that the appointment of Keith Yagaloff and Associates has violated the Towns charter. It further alleged that the appointment of this firm was based on partisan politics.

I want to make the facts known to the community so that there are no misconceptions.

First, the vote to hire the Town Attorney was bipartisan, 6-2.  Each member of the Town Council stated that the selected firm was qualified to be Town Attorney, in a bi-partisan vote including Republican Councilors Mirek, Snyder, Prague and Delnicki.

The hiring process was fair and objective and the candidate firms were rated on many factors. The firm that was hired was one the two top firms that were interviewed.

Please consider just spending 12 minutes watching this and this should clarify the reality.

The arguments have been made by a small minority that the hiring process was compromised. There are also allegations of charter violation.

This allegation is based on a statement from the controversial Republican Town Committee Chair of Vernon, who happens to be a lawyer.

Because of this allegation, Town Council members and I, including the Democrats and Republicans, had agreed to get an independent assessment from Robinson and Cole, a company which has not sought the position.

Their independent evaluation clearly stated the Charter was not violated. 

The Secretary of State’s office was asked for a determination relative to the end of a council person’s term. Their response also reassures us that the charter was not violated.

I think that it is important for the Town Council to continue to do the work that is so much needed at this time.

It is critical that this partisan bickering and attacks stop and we do the job that the community has elected us to perform.

Attorney Yagaloff of Keith Yagaloff and Associates has the reputation and record of being an excellent attorney. I am confident that he will serve our town ethically and work in the best interest of our town. Please join me in congratulating him on being appointed to this important position.

Mayor Saud Anwar, M.D.

 

Hunger Never Sleeps and the SWDTC Acts

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It goes without saying that it takes a committee of volunteers to “get the work done.”

The South Windsor Democratic Town Committee of angels showed up yesterday and went into action for our “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Holiday Food Drive”. I am indebted once again to those who were able to not only work the food drive, but to those who could not work but dropped off food and cash donations both at the Center and to me anyway and to those who were able to let me know of personal conflicts.

We raised $800 in cash donations, as well as four vanloads of groceries–vans packed to the “gills.”

The outpouring of caring and sharing was evident, more than ever before. While cash donations were down a bit overall (donations have varied over the past five years from $750-1,400), the food donations were up. We were overcome with pure joy having customers come out with one, two, three, four bags for us—and walking away with either no bags of groceries for themselves or just one or two personal bags. Generosity prevails still, gratefully, in these uneasy times. But nothing tops what happened at Geissler’s: Aubrey, age 4, collected food for the Food Bank at her birthday party yesterday. After her friends left, Aubrey, her sister, and mom brought the food to Geissler’s to donate.

It just does not get any better than that. It just does not.

I know that you join with me in sending a shout out to all who volunteered, including Em and Maddie Appleton, Mark Lassman, and Roger Anderson (Patriotic Commission), and to members Pat Saimond, Sheila Appleton, Joe Kennedy, Winnie Wilson, Steve and Karen Wagner, Liz Pendleton, Jeanne Spencer, Bill Flagg, Tony and Debbi Duarte, Judy Mercadante [and husband Tony, also], Betty Kuehnel, and Joan Walsh.

Hunger does not take a holiday. Hunger knows no one race, creed, age, social status, or gender. Hunger is mask-less and exists in our community.  

Want to get involved in make a difference in our community?  Please click here to find out more, because Hunger Never Sleeps.

Democrats take the Lead – Energize South Windsor Starts TODAY!

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Under the leadership of Democrats on the South Windsor Town Council, “Energize South Windsor”, promoting energy conservation to residences and business across our community.  Events such as “lighting fairs” and other community based events will take place through the summer and beyond.

Check out the extensive Calendar of Events for Energize South Windsor:

Lighting FairsThe Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk

June 29, July 19, August 23, September 20
11am-3pm  

Visit Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor to purchase long-lasting, energy-saving lighting at special pricing offered through Energize Connecticut.  These efficient bulbs use 70 to 80 percent less energy than incandescent lightbulbs and last 7 to 10 times longer!

Community Center PresentationsSouth Windsor Community Center

July 16, August 13, Sept 17
7pm-8pm    

Learn about home improvement services designed to reduce your monthly utility bills through energy efficiency. Identify financial incentives and payment plans available for upgrades to achieve greater energy savings. Take advantage of a special insulation rebate designed for South Windsor residents for a limited time!

Library Presentation – The South Windsor Public Library     
June 26th
7pm to 8pm

Learn about home improvement services designed to reduce your monthly utility bills through energy efficiency. Identify financial incentives and payment plans available for upgrades to achieve greater energy savings. Take advantage of a special insulation rebate designed for South Windsor residents for a limited time! Refreshments will be served,

Senior Center Presentation – South Windsor Community Center
August 27
11am  


For those on fixed or limited incomes, come and learn about free home improvement services designed to reduce your monthly utility bills through energy efficiency. Identify incentives and payment plans available for upgrades to achieve greater energy savings. Refreshments will be served,

South Windsor Farmers Market – South Windsor Community Center

July 5, 19, August 09, 23, September 06, October 04, 18, 
       

Learn about home improvement services designed to reduce your monthly utility bills through energy efficiency. Identify financial incentives and payment plans available for upgrades to achieve greater energy savings. Take advantage of a special insulation rebate designed for South Windsor residents for a limited time.