About

Rye Civic League  P.O. Box 971

Rye, New Hampshire  03870

MissionStatement:  The Rye Civic League believes an informed citizenry helps to create a more effective government.

Founded 1968 – Revived 2009

The Rye Civic League [“RCL”] is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, voluntary organization.  Its purpose is to educate and motivate the residents ofRye,New Hampshireto be informed citizens.

RCL believes that an informed citizenry produces a more effective government.  The monthly RCL meetings to discuss town issues and its E-Civic News serve to promote this goal.

In 1968, Frances Holway, Joan La France, and Marjorie Miller founded the Rye Civic League.  RCL members attended town board and commission meetings, raised issues, sponsored candidates’ nights, and published and distributed the monthly Town News. The League was disbanded in 1992.  In 2009, the RCL was revived and is carrying on with this civic-minded tradition.

RCL Contributions since 2009

Sponsored candidates’ nights, 2010, 2011, 2012.

Sponsored statewide candidates’nights, 2010, 2012.

Co-sponsored Health Care forum with theRyePublic Library.

Researched, wrote, and published the Rye Town Handbook, outlining town government services and functions. Hardcopies are available at the Library and Town Hall.  It is also available on the RCL Website.

Provided input to the Board of Selectmen regarding the hiring the new building inspector.

Assisted citizen petitioners gather signatures required for petitioned  warrant articles in 2012.

Supported implementation of voter-approved warrant articles.

Offered suggestions on funding needed repairs and improvements to theRyeTown Hall.

Researched town government space needs and provided input to the Town Space Needs Committee.

Regularly attended Board of Selectmen meetings.

Provided the opportunity forRyeresidents to meet on a monthly basis to discuss Town issues.

Published  on a monthly  basis the Rye Civic News with  notes on selected meetings to put issues into perspective.

To receive the monthly E-Civic News, please to go to ryecivicleague.org and enter your name or send your name and e-mail address to co-editor, Alex Herlihy at: alexherlihy@comcast.net.  In addition to the monthly E-Civic News, subscribers are notified of special town board and commission meetings and other issues of interest to Rye citizens. Published copies of the Civic News are also available at the Rye Public Library.

Volunteers are welcome to attend the monthly meetings of the Town of Rye Boardsand Commissions then report on these Town meeting in the E-Civic News.

Volunteers are also needed to support additional RCL tasks including:

  1. Keeping current the distribution list,
  2. Supporting website information,
  3. Researching current town issues,
  4. Aiding citizens in the preparation of petitioned warrant articles,
  5. Organizing RCL-sponsored forums, and
  6. Assisting on Election Day.

 

2018 RCL Election Support

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Rye Clean Water Information

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RCL Support for Property Assemsment

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RCL Discussion Topics

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RCL Joint ZBA & Planning April 18, 2018

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Rye Beach Walking Tour on the Big Screen May 20th

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Conservation Commission April 12, 2018 RCL notes

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May 23rd Young Adults Writing Workshop

Teen Writing Workshop May 23rd

2018 Memorial Day Celebration

2018 Memorial Day Celebration

TOWN OF RYE MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY & PARADE On Monday, May 28, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. the Town of Rye […]

Select Board March 26, 2018 RCL notes

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