Betty Hill Forum on
International Affairs: Its History and About
Hill Forum is conducted annually in conjunction
with the LWV of Weston's Annual Meeting in the
Spring. The first such event was attended by
Betty Hill, and a report appears here.
Directions in Global Trade: Searching for
Alternatives to the WTO System." was the
topic for the second Forum;
in Islam and Muslim Communities" was the third topic;
Challenges in American Foreign Policy" had Mitchel Krauss
speaking - report here.
and Opportunities" - and economist's perspective -
learn to make a difference and save their own
lives was the topic for 2005 - report here
to Eurabia: The Impact of Global
Immigration" was the topic for 2006 - report here.
International Forum 2007" on June 8 (luncheon at
Cobb's Mill Inn, then hear from speaker on "One
Child" policy) - read
about her new book, "China Doll" here.
International Forum 2008" on May 16, 2008 at
Cobb's Mill Inn heard from Hon. Julie Belaga - “Restoring
American Leadership in Global Environmental Affairs”
Forum 2009" taking place this year at the Red Barn
in Westport on May 15, 2009 after the morning's
Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
- Samples of more recent Betty Hill Forum reports online: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
N N U A L M E E T I N G
2 0 0 9 (LWV business meeting) then
10TH ANNUAL BETTY HILL FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
S A V
E T H E D A T E ! ! ! Annual Meeting
(in the morning) at the Red Barn... then lunch and the Betty Hill Forum on
ANNUAL BETTY HILL FORUM on May 15
"INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: LESSONS FROM THE FRONT LINES"
Samuel Connor will be this year's guest speaker at the League of
Women Voters of Weston's 10th Annual Luncheon and Betty Hill
Forum on International Affairs. Mr. Connor has spent 14 years in
the field fostering grassroots community development in Africa
and Asia. Beginning his work with the Peace Corps in Togo, West
Africa, he later served as a senior field director for a leading
international non-profit agency, most recently in Myanmar.
Mr. Connor will be speaking about what has and hasn’t worked in
international development and where challenges and opportunities
exist for meaningful change.
He is currently Director of Foundations and Trusts at Save the
Children, the international non-profit agency based in Westport.
This year's LWV luncheon and Betty Hill Forum will be held at
the Red Barn restaurant in Westport on Friday, May 15th. There
will be a reception beginning at 11:30 a.m. followed by the
lunch and presentation. Reservations can be made by calling
Helen de Keijzer at 226-7830 or by going to the League’s web
site at www.lwvweston.org. All are welcome.
E-mail Lucy for more specific info (official notice coming
soon) at firstname.lastname@example.org
At the waterfall at Cobb's Mill ...“Restoring
American Leadership in Global Environmental Affairs”
is Hon. Julie Belaga's topic for this Ninth Annual (2008)
Betty Hill International Forum at 12 noon at Cobb's Mill
NINTH ANNUAL BETTY HILL
INTERNATIONAL FORUM MAY 16, 2008 - read Weston FORUM report
Friday, May 16th, Annual Meeting (in the morning) went well, and
then we did lunch and the Betty Hill International Forum.
This year our guest was Hon. Julie Belaga, and
her topic (altho' she used the title, given to her by
the Weston League as a jumping off point): "Restoring American Leadership
in Global Environmental Affairs."
D. Belaga is a former Connecticut politician. She served in
the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1977 until
1987. She chose not to seek re-election to her seat in 1986
in order to seek the 1986 Republican nomination for
becoming the Republican nominee, she lost the November
election to the popular Democratic Governor William A.
and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Belaga moved to
Connecticut with her family in 1965 and immediately became
involved in local politics. Prior to being elected to the
State House of Representatives, she served as Chairman of
the Westport Planning and Zoning Commission from 1972 to
serving in the legislature, Belaga had major legislative
successes on a number of critical environmental issues. She
took the lead in drafting and implementing Connecticut's
coastal management laws that protect coastline and valuable
resources. She served on Connecticut's water supply task
force and led the fight to assure safe drinking water in
Connecticut. She played an active role in the development of
Connecticut's hazardous waste management service and was
instrumental in realigning and reforming the state's
Resource Recovery Authority.
received an education degree from Syracuse University.
1990 Belaga was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as
Region 1 (New England) Director of the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). She was later appointed by
President Bill Clinton to the Export-Import Bank.
Joan Lewis photograph
Where? Cobb's Mill Inn. Save the date - Friday, June 8,
2007, luncheon and Betty Hill International Forum.
You are cordially invited to:
The 6th Annual Betty Hill Forum on International Affairs,
sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Weston
When: Friday, May 13, 2005
Where: Three Bears Restaurant, Westport
Time: LWV Annual Meeting 10:00 a.m.
Luncheon/Speaker: 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
The luncheon is open to the public
and anyone interested in this topic is welcome to join
us. The cost per person is $28 and includes appetizer,
salad, entrée, dessert and coffee or tea. Please tear
off the bottom portion of this invitation and return it with
your payment (payable to “LWV of Weston”) and luncheon choice
Barbara Rowland, 12 Merry Lane,
Weston, CT 06883.
For more information you can reach Barbara at
email@example.com or 226-6432.
Please RSVP by Friday, May 6, 2005
Entree(s): Broiled Salmon______Marinated Flank
Chicken Piccata____Pasta Primavera (basil-tomato sauce)____
ANNUAL MEETING & LUNCHEON/Betty Hill Forum on
International Affairs 2004
Friday, May 21,
2004 (registration here)
The Three Bears
Professor of Economics, University of Connecticut
& LUNCHEON/Betty Hill FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL
Friday, May 30, 2003
Cobb's Mill Inn
should be an Annual Meeting, Luncheon and Betty Hill
Forum on International Affairs not to be missed!
is one of the most picturesque
restaurants in Southern Fairfield County...
WESTON LEAGUE OF
you to attend
ANNUAL MEETING /
F. KABASAKAL ARAT
POLITICAL SCIENCE, PURCHASE
MAY 31, 2002 THE RED BARN, WESTPORT
9:30-11:30 Annual Meeting
Cost: $30 - Cash Bar - Patron $50
Kindly RSVP by sending your check,
payable to LWV WESTON to :
Smits, 26 Birch Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883
return the slip below with your check
indicating your choice of entree.
*Note: The public is welcome
to attend this luncheon and FORUM
you will join us for this exciting event
__YES, I plan to attend the LWV of
Weston Annual Meeting/Betty Hill International Forum
__NO, I cannot attend the event, but
would like to make a donation to the LWV of Weston.
____Persons attending at
attending at $50_________
Please chose one entree per person:
Pan Seared Atlantic
Please send your check and this slip
to Laura Smits, 26 Birch Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883
by MAY 24th, 2002 (203) 454-2780
LWV OF WOMEN VOTERS OF WESTON, CT.
MEETING May 18th (9:30-11:30am) ...at Cobb's Mill Inn
(see below)...attend local league annual business
business meeting...the LUNCHEON:
BETTY HILL FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS"...
May 18 (Friday) Annual Meeting '01:
from 9:30am to 11:30am, and THEN...
2nd ANNUAL BETTY
HILL FORUM ON INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS...
(Luncheon--11:30am to 2:00pm) - all of this at the most
beautiful site for lunch in Fairfield County--in
Weston--Cobb's Mill Inn...send check for $30 ($50
patron) to Christine Lomuscio, 42 Cannondale Road,
Weston, CT 06883 and set aside May 18th for Annual
Meeting and the Second Annual BETTY HILL FORUM ON
Speaker at luncheon
will be Dr. Mark LeClair: "New Directions in Global
Trade: Searching for Alternatives to the WTO