[LWV] League of Women Voters®
of St. Lawrence County

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Oct. 15 - Dec. 7: Medicare open enrollment around the corner - Whether qualifying for the first time or changing plans, the open enrollment period will begin this Sunday. Open enrollment ends Dec. 7. “People’s health and financial status can change over the course of a year. At the same time, plans can change what they will cover and also adjust the cost to the beneficiary. This is an important time of year for older adults to review their plans ... to ensure they are getting the best deal for themselves,” said New York State Office for the Aging’s acting director Greg Olsen, in a public statement. “Health Insurance Information, Counseling and Assistance Program counselors at each local office for the aging can provide older New Yorkers with the information needed to make an informed choice.”

November 2017 - Native American History Month

Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 (Jan. 31, 2018 in NYS!) ACA Enrollment: Enrollment for 2018 ACA (Obamacare) starts on November 1 and ends on December 15. If you need to sign up or change policies, this is the time to do it. Trump has cut the funds to announce when people can enroll, so this post may be the only thing they'll see in time to sign up for health insurance for next year. Because New York runs its own insurance exchange, however, it can set its own deadlines. "Our goal is to ensure that consumers have adequate time to shop for and enroll in the health plan that is best for their family," said State of Health Executive Director, Donna Frescatore. “New York is more committed than ever to ensuring that core protections of the Affordable Care Act remain intact," she added.

November 11-19: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

November 13-17: National Education Week

November 16: League Day at the United Nations: A Briefing on Forced Labor and Human Trafficking from 3-5 pm (lunch and tours available, too, starting at 11:30 am). This year we will have a panel of UN experts discuss the issue of Forced Labor and Human Trafficking. The panel will also discuss what individuals can do to help reduce this problem. Registration information.

November 17-27: House recess (district work period)

November 20-24: Senate recess (state work period)

November 23: Thanksgiving

November 25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Nov. 28-29: “Triumph of the Micro-Monsters: How Parasites Shape Our Natural World.” Clarkson Biology Prof. Andrew David will describe how beautiful and biologically intriguing parasites are, and present some of his work the creatures in Africa and the Adirondacks. Science Café at 7:15 pm on Tuesdays in the Rushton Conference Room at the Best Western University Inn, Canton; repeat at 7:15 pm on Wednesdays at Jernabi Coffeehouse, 11 Maple St. Potsdam.

November 19, 2019: 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of New York State

February 14, 2020: 100th Anniversary of League of Women Voters of the United States

August 26, 2020: 100th Anniversary of the official certification of the ratification of the 19th amendment by the US Secretary of State

The Julye 2017 NYS Voter from LWV-NYS is on-line.