You’re invited to our Annual Meeting on May 2!

Join us as we gather with members and friends from near and far and reflect on an interesting year!


Sunday, May 2

6:30 pm-8:30 pm
NepRWA’s Zoom “Ballroom”

Join us as we attend to the business of our organization, reflect on the accomplishments of 2020, and hear from our featured guest speaker, Lawrence O’Donnell, about growing up near the Neponset River in Dorchester.

Lawrence O’Donnell hosts “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” at 10 PM on MSNBC. Each night, O’Donnell relies on his extraordinary background in politics, entertainment, and news, to provide the last word on the biggest issues and most compelling stories of the day.*


  • 6:30 pm – Virtual Reception with Board & Staff
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome, Year in Review, and Business Meeting
  • 7:30 pm – Featured Guest Speaker, Lawrence O’Donnell
  • 8:15 pm – Kayak Raffle

Buy Annual Meeting Tickets

Important – after you pay for your Annual Meeting tickets:

  • You will receive a confirmation email that contains a confirmation link.
  • Click the confirmation link to finalize your registration and obtain the online meeting login details.

There are door prizes!

We’ll be giving away door prizes every Friday (until May 2) to our Annual Meeting guests. You will be automatically entered to win once you have purchased your tickets.

Door prizes include $25-$50 gift cards to Bass Pro Shops, Cedar Grove Gardens, Patriot Place, Trillium Brewing Company, Venezia Restaurant

And there’s a kayak raffle!

Thanks to Paddle Boston, we are offering a raffle for a new Old Town Heron 11XT kayak with paddle.

This kayak features a padded Comfort Flex Seat and a stern Click Seal Hatch with a bulkhead. It’s a great choice for beginning and recreational paddlers who may want a little extra room and a few more creature comforts.

The winner’s name will be drawn at the end of our Annual Meeting.

Buy Kayak Raffle Tickets Only (no meeting tickets)

If you have any questions about the raffle, please contact NepRWA Office Manager Nancy Mahon at 781-575-0354 x324

Thanks to our Annual Meeting sponsors!

NepRWA By-laws 2021: Vote on Revisions to Statement of Purpose and Bylaws

The NepRWA Annual Meeting plays an important legal function, bringing together our members to elect the Board of Directors who manage the organization on their behalf.

This year, NepRWA’s Board will propose revisions to both our bylaws and our statement of purpose during the “business” portion of the Annual Meeting. The proposed changes can only be adopted by a vote of the members at the Annual Meeting.

There will be very limited time to discuss the proposed changes at the meeting. Therefore we urge you to review the changes beforehand and submit questions or concerns to Ian Cooke, Executive Director, via by April 26. Thank you!

Details of Proposed Changes:

Summary of Proposed Changes
New Statement of Purpose
New Bylaws
Old Statement of Purpose
Old Bylaws

A huge “thank you” to our Governance Committee and pro-bono attorney Michael Andresino for doing a great job on this project!

*Lawrence O’Donnell joined MSNBC as a political analyst in 1996. He is an Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series “The West Wing” and creator and executive producer of the NBC series, “Mister Sterling.”

From 1989 through 1992, O’Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In 1992, he was Chief of Staff to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works. From 1993 through 1995 he was the Chief of Staff of the Senate Finance Committee. He first began working with Sen. Moynihan as Director of Communications in the Senator’s 1988 re-election campaign.

A writer prior to entering politics and government, O’Donnell published the book Deadly Force (1983), which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. He has written essays and articles for several publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New York Magazine, People, Spy, and Boston Magazine. O’Donnell has also appeared on NBC News’ “Today,”

“Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” and several other programs. Suffolk University awarded O’Donnell an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 2001.

Born in Boston, O’Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College.



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