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President's Message
 

LWVNN PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

April 2014

 

 

Renewal

It’s time again for your membership renewal.  If you click on the “Join” tab, you will see a link to a renewal form.  I ask you to note those volunteer activities you might be willing to participate in.  We will be active this year on election activities in Carson City and Reno, running candidate forums and responding to voter queries.  On-line registration has eliminated most public voter registration, but we occasionally get requests for such assistance.  We are going to try to provide a Voter’s Guide this year if we can get enough “people power” to do so.  Lastly, we are going to try to revive the Observers Corps for School Board, City Council, and Legislative Sessions.  If you choose to participate in this, you would attend your chosen venue wearing a large LWV badge, take notes, and report back to a coordinator who in turn would summarize and report to the Board.

 

Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting will be held at Mary Liveratti’s house, 2533 Christmas Tree Lane, Carson City, 882-3145, on Saturday, May 3 from 10-1 with lunch provided for $10.  As required by our bylaws, we will elect a new slate of officers and adopt a budget and establish program priorities for the upcoming year.  

 

Communications

Some of our members have experienced difficulties with getting national communications.  Since the League stopped publishing their magazine several years ago, the sole means of communication has been email.  Because of this, you need to insure both they and we have an accurate email address for you (application).  If you are not getting their newsletter the last week of the month, either your email address is invalid, you don’t have one, or you have a SPAM blocker that is preventing distribution.  All these problems can be fixed.  In addition, I encourage you to visit both the National League website (lwv.org), and our own (lwvnn.org) for information about upcoming events, copies of slides of public forums, and links to key information sites.  In addition, the younger generation of Leaguers is making increasing use of Twitter, blogs and Facebook, links which you will see on the national website.

 

We hope you’ll join us this year, in person, and/or with a check.  With voter participation under assault nation-wide, the League (who gets a large portion of your check) is a necessary protection for the potentially disenfranchised.




 Jan Browne, President, League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada