Calendar of Events

Delaware Coalition for Open Government Events

  • Always open to the public
  • Free unless otherwise noted

2019

MARCH

March 10 – 16

CELEBRATE SUNSHINE WEEK

You have the right and the
obligation to fight for freedom of
information. Protect the Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA).

Sunshine Week Website

 

March 28

LEAGUE DAY IN DOVER

“Promoting Democracy and
a Clean Environment in Delaware”

Wednesday, March 28, 2019

The Outlook at The Duncan Center
500 W. Loockerman Street
Dover, Delaware 19904

$30 – includes a.m refreshments & lunch

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Meet with legislators in Legislative Hall

302-571-2019-5731

Registration Deadline: March 22

email RSVP to
lwvde@comcast.net


APRIL

April 8

“Open Government and Freedom of Information in Delaware”

Program: 
6:30 p.m. – Meet and Greet with light refreshments.
7:00 p.m. – Overview of DelCOG.
7:30 p.m. – FOIA presentation with Q & A.

The event is FREE and open to the public. 

You are cordially invited to bring guests.

Presenters
•  DelCOG president Nick Wasileski and other board members will talk about about the organization, its mission, and its recent activities.
•  Christina Jedra, an investigative reporter for The News Journal, will conduct a presentation about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to make FOIA requests.  Q and A to follow.

Location
Lewes Public Library
111 Adams Avenue
Lewes, Delaware  19958

Directions and Parking
The Lewes Library, handicap accessible, is all on one floor.
There is ample free parking in the library lot.
Get  Map and Directions to Lewes Library

For more information:
Nick Wasileski
heeltoetoe@gmail.com


April 12 – 13

2019 Freedom of Information Summit

Host: the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC)

Cohost: the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas (FOIFT)

The FOI Summit: The 2019 National FOI Summit, marking the 30th anniversary of NFOIC and the FOI Summit, will convene in Dallas, Texas, April 12-13, 2019.

This year’s summit topics may include issues regarding access to public records and meetings, court transparency, access to public employees and elected officials, open data and technology, and other related matters. Special features are planned in recognition of NFOIC’s 30th anniversary.

Register for the summit here!

The summit hotel: the Magnolia Dallas Downtown. Attendees can take advantage of a special hotel rate.

Magnolia Hotel Dallas Downtown
1401 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX 75201, US

Click here to book your room at our special room rate.

For updates: check back here at or send your email to nfoic@nfoic.org with “FOI Summit” in the subject line for updates by email.

 

MAY

May 6

DelCOG Board Meeting

Noon

Woodlawn Public Library  •  2020 W. Ninth Street  •  Wilmington, Delaware

Open to the public    FREE

 

SEPTEMBER

September 17

U. S. Constitution Day

Commemorates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787, in order to ensure that all citizens should know about their rights as outlined in the Constitution. A clause in the 2004 bill that established a day to honor the Constitution mandates the teaching of the Constitution in schools that receive federal funds as well as in  federal agencies.

September 28 

International Right to Know Day

Raises awareness of every individual’s right to government-held information and to know how elected officials are exercising power and how taxpayer’s money is being spent.

DECEMBER

December 15

Bill of Rights Day

We celebrate the 228th Anniversary of The Bill of Rights.

Bill of Rights Anniversary