Windsor’s Democratic Town Committee (DTC) continues to meet and reach out to the community. Meetings are taking place on-line while health restrictions remain in effect, but we remain active and committed to ensuring Windsor remains an inclusive, diverse and welcoming community, with an outstanding quality of life for all.
Check this website, and our facebook page, for details about how you can help and take part.
Due to the pandemic, the Democratic State Central Committee has directed that no nominating caucuses be held this month. We had a caucus set for May 21, to nominate candidates for Registrar of Voters and Justice of the Peace. Instead, the DTC is to make the nominations, but must do so during the caucus timeframe.
Therefore, our regularly scheduled May 7 meeting is cancelled, and we are calling a special meeting for May 21 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held by conference call.
Our local party rules require that when calling a special meeting, the chair give DTC members the opportunity to suggest agenda items. If there’s anything you want on the agenda, please let Chairman Adam Gutcheon know by May 14 by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some resources to help with new challenges:
Information and Resources:
State of Connecticut ct.gov/Coronavirus
Comprehensive web site, with updated town-by-town statistics, full text of the Governor’s executive orders, and resources for health care providers, workers and employers, citizens and other audiences.
Town of Windsor Townofwindsorct.com
The town is open for business although closed to the public due to social distancing. Visit the web site or call for help. Playgrounds are closed but parks are open. See below for phone numbers and more detail.
Connecticut Public: ctpublic.org/coronavirus
A comprehensive web site with resources on a variety of resources continually updated by WNPR.
Ways to help or volunteer:
- Foodshare urgently needs volunteers to keep our region’s food banks operating in this time of great need. All open volunteer positions follow strict safety protocols. https://foodshare.volunteerhub.com/
- There are also opportunities to “virtually” volunteer from your home. https://volunteer.unitedwayinc.org/aem/corp/event/?doc_id=5884&key=12d3eaa03b02752bc12d809665fe8ab0
- The CT United Ways have a statewide fund to provide quick cash relief to families impacted by Covid-19. http://www.ctuwcovid19responsefund.org/
- The CT Restaurant Association has set up a relief fund for restaurant and hospitality workers. https://www.ctrestaurant.org/relief.html
- Donate to the Windsor Food and Fuel Bank:
- Support local restaurants by ordering take out and support local businesses through pick up service:
- The 211 website has ways to volunteer and/or donate in the region:
- TO GIVE BLOOD: Medical providers are in dire need of blood and the Red Cross is offering several drives, observing safe social distancing practices. Call 1-800- RED CROSS (733 2767) to find a drive near you.
The Windsor Chamber has a Covid-19 resource page for businesses, updated frequently at windsorcc.org/covid-19/
Mental Health and General Resources: 211 CT
Call 211 or visit uwc.211ct.org for links to providers of counseling services for adults and children and mental health support group and for other support services