Letter: League of Women Voters pays tribute to Joan Davis

Joan Davis poses in some oversize clogs.

Joan Davis poses in some oversize clogs.

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To the Editor:

In early January, the League of Women Voters lost a loyal member and true friend.

Joan Davis was one of our most enthusiastic and committed supporters for decades. A resident of Darien since she was a preschooler, her love for the Town was evident in her community and public service.

The League of Women Voters was a perfect outlet for Joan’s interest in politics. She attended most of the League’s programs and enjoyed the social and educational aspects of the League. She relished delving into issues and was never shy in expressing her convictions with thoughtfulness and respect. With an ever-present smile , she was always ready to share her knowledge of Darien. A world traveler, tennis player and skier, she loved to recount her experiences and learn of the adventures of her colleagues.

In recognition of Joan’s steadfast commitment to the League and to Darien, we recognized Joan as our outstanding volunteer during the Community Fund Volunteer Recognition Day in 2018.

These words reflect what Joan meant to the LWV.

“As a long time and enthusiastic League member, Joan has used her considerable writing talents to promote civic engagement in the community by preparing news articles about League programs for the local newspapers. In addition, she authored a book, Seeds of Change to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Darien.

Joan not only wrote about civic engagement. She practiced it. An active volunteer in Darien, she was elected to the RTM in 1986 and served as District IV chairman. Much of the time she served on the RTM Education Committee, where she demonstrated her love for learning and her dedication to Darien students.

We will miss her.

The League of Women Voters of Darien