OLD LYME — On Wednesday, June 21, at 6 p.m., the Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council (SECWAC) hosts Michael F. Oppenheimer from the New York University (NYU) Center for Global Affairs, who will give a presentation titled, “The Future of US Soft Power in US Foreign Policy.”
The in-person event will be held at the First Congregational Church of Old Lyme on Ferry Rd. starting with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. An online option will also be available. Attendance is free to SECWAC members and $20 to guests.
Soft Power, defined as our ability to generate support from other states without the threat or use of force, has been considered by most experts as essential to U.S. influence in the world.
OLD LYME – The Old Lyme Democratic Town Committee (OLDTC) has announced their Campaign Kickoff Picnic Fundraiser will be held Sunday, Sept. 10, at Town Woods Park, 26 Town Woods Rd., Old Lyme from 1 to 4 p.m.
The OLDTC invites the community to join them at Town Woods Park to support their neighbors running for local office.
Old Lyme DTC Chair, Mary Jo Nosal, notes, “This is a great opportunity to meet and speak with local Democratic candidates for important boards and commissions in Old Lyme, including Selectwoman Martha Shoemaker, Commissioner Jim Lampos and Treasurer Mike Reiter.”
She adds, “State officials have also been invited.”
Nosal further advises, “There will be picnic fare, music, and the second annual Cornhole tourney. This is a rain or shine event and families should come expecting to have a thoroughly enjoyable time.”
The OLDTC would appreciate registration to assist with planning food and the cornhole tournament.
For more information about the event and to register, visit the OLDTC website at this link.