Speaker Date Topic
MA State Rep. Tram Nguyen Mar 31, 2023
Legislative Update
Legislative Update

Tram Nguyen is the State Representative for the 18th Essex District, which includes parts of Andover, Boxford, North Andover, and Tewksbury. She is a first-generation Vietnamese American immigrant and was the first person in her family to attend college and law school. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law. From the start of her legal career until she took office, Nguyen worked at Greater Boston Legal Services as a legal aid attorney and advocated for domestic violence survivors, workers, seniors, veterans, and children. She also engaged in legislative advocacy and worked with statewide coalitions, lawmakers, and lawmaking bodies to push for laws that address issues of racial and economic justice and protect the rights of the most vulnerable populations. Nguyen was elected into office in November 2018 as the first Vietnamese American woman to serve in the Massachusetts Legislature, and she is committed to public service and continues advocating for others. 

As an attorney, she received the Lawrence Bar Association Merit Award, the Vietnamese American Bar Association Public Service Award, the Reginald Heber Smith Award for innovation and excellence in legal advocacy, and the UAW Social Justice Award. As a legislator, she's received the Women's Empowerment Award (2019), Asian American Women Political Initiative Legislator of the Year Award (2019), YDMA Young Democratic Elected of the Year Award (2020), Council of State Government 20 under 40 Award (2020), NewDEAL Leader (2021),  Gabby Giffords Rising Star Award from EMILY's List (Nominee, 2021), Caring Bear Award from the Caring Force of the Providers' Council (2021), Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance Legislator of the Year Award (2022), and YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts Tribute to Women Award Recipient (2022).

Rotary Goes On The Road Apr 07, 2023
Visit to Melmark - 461 River Rd. Andover
Dave Drinon Apr 14, 2023
Life of an Artist
Life of an Artist

Dave Drino's approach to painting comprises a blend of academic training along with the influence of the Cape Ann School and the Boston School of painters of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Dave’s passion is painting outdoors, on location in all seasons of the year throughout New England.  He then continues to work and complete his paintings in his north light studio.

He studied studio painting at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Dave is a juried member of the Northshore Arts Association in Gloucester, The Rockport Art Association and Museum in Rockport MA and the Copley Society of Art in Boston MA.

He was selected as a featured artist for the 2020 and 2021 Cape Ann National Plein -Air Art Festival.

Dave was selected as the Artist-in-Residence at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell in 2015 and 2016.

Dave’s works are owned by individual collectors as well as a number of institutions such as, City of Lowell(City Hall); Lahey Clinic; Enterprise Bank; Boston Partners Financial Group; Lowell Community Health Center; MKtix Company and Toast Vodka among others.

Among the many venues where Dave has exhibited are: Massachusetts State House, Boston MA; Bristol Art Museum, Bristol Rhode Island; Guild of Boston Artist, Newbury St Boston; Copley Art Society, Boston; Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell MA; Andover Historical Society, Andover MA; Rockport AA and Museum, Rockport MA; NSAA, Gloucester MA; St Botoloph Club, Boston and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester NH.


Town Meeting Preview Apr 21, 2023
Senator Barry Finegold Apr 28, 2023
Brittany Ginsburg May 05, 2023
The Pink Cloud Connect
Megan Keil May 12, 2023
Peace Corps