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Want to Meet the BOE Member of Your Dreams? Try the Candi-Date Event

November 4, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

PARES and SOMa Action have decided to do something new. On November 4th 2017 at 2:30pm, we will host our first annual CANDI-DATE event. Based on the popular speed-dating concept, the event will allow candidates to meet a large number of voters in a short period of time.

As the attendees arrive for the evening program, each will be given a number and assigned to a small group. Following brief opening statements from each candidate, the “dating” begins. Positioned around the room, candidates will meet with their first small group, based on the assigned numbers. With no need to repeat their background or vision statements, it will be the voters’ turn to find out more about each candidate. PARES and SOMA Action will, provide “prompting” questions in case conversation needs be jump started, but voters will be asked to come prepared with questions of their own, too.

Ten minutes of conversation and then each group will move to the next candidate. PARES and SOMa Action members will serve as “hosts” for each group to make sure no single attendee monopolizes the time and to keep groups moving along at the end of each round. In about an hour, the voters will meet—and question—the entire slate of candidates.

Please RSVP on Facebook 


November 4, 2017
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Maplewood Memorial Library
51 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ
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