Reservations accepted for Women Voters’ luncheon

A focus on youth will be the topic at the annual Luncheon Meeting of the Utica/Rome League of Women Voters on Saturday, May 19 at Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive.

Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with a luncheon buffet to follow at noon. A presentation will be given after lunch. Cost is $21 for members; $25 for non-members. Reservations are required by Friday and can be made by calling 733-6244 and leaving a name, the number attending, contact number and special accommodations if needed, such as sign language interpretation. Reservations may also be e-mailed to

Two students, David Byrant from Proctor High School in Utica, and Edythe Malara from Frankfort High School in Herkimer County, will share their experience at the Students Inside Albany conference. The conference this year was designed to increase students’ awareness of their responsibilities in a representative government and provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.

Also speaking is Chip Bassett, chief planner in the Oneida County Planning Department, who will talk about the Teen Assessment Project or TAP, a safe, confidential and anonymous way for a large number of youths to respond directly to a wide range of questions on free time, education, personal concerns, and substance abuse and sexuality.