This page will include messages from

your current LWVMC President,

Peggy Crawford

2017-2018

News Alerts, Opportunities

 

October e-blast

e are still celebrating the success of Voter Advocacy activities of the LWV of Moore County – with thanks to the MANY of you who volunteered your time and energy and expertise.

  • Twenty-two League members at 6 different venues registered 92 new voters and helped numerous others with information – and enthusiasm – about voting!
  • The Candidates’ Forum for School Board members and  Soil and Water Director had twice as many attend as typical for a School Board Forum – and it was  executed with Carolyn Mealing’s grace and poise and experience, with the help of 10+ League volunteers. The video-taping by Jim Heim should be on the LWVMC website soon.
  • The Voters’ Guide is now complete and ready for publication by The Pilot in the October 16 Sunday paper.  It is in full color, with helpful sample ballots, early voting information, and candidates’ responses to our questions from every local race on our ballot  —  and even responses from candidates for US Senate and Governor!  Carolyn Mealing and her committee did a fabulous job. You will be proud!

 Civic Leader Scholarship update:  The Scholarship Committee met this week to review the 11 excellent applications for 2016 and selected 4 Finalists for interviews: one from Pinecrest HS, one from North Moore and two from Union Pines.  The Board voted to dedicate the 2016 Civic Leader Scholarship to John Reagan and Kay Hodge, long-time active members of the League who passed away recently.  If you would like to make a contribution to the scholarship in their memories, you can bring a check to the October meeting or mail it to Doe Ann Litton  20C Pinehurst Manor  Pinehurst, NC  28374.  John’s wife Janice and Kay’s daughter Judy will be notified of your gift (not the amount).

On Saturday, October 15, the state League is sponsoring a workshop on Advocating for Our Issues in Greensboro.  There will be presentations on five issues of concern: Education, Environment, Medicaid Expansion, NC Budget/Taxes, and Redistricting, followed by sessions about how to approach our legislators on these issues.  Please let Jo Nicholas know if you are interested in attending (myrlejo@gmail.com).  This is an excellent opportunity provided by our state League.

This Tuesday night – Oct. 11 – syndicated columnist and renowned political analyst Mark Shields will present the Ruth Pauley lecture on “The Challenge of Governing in a Polarized World.”  His talk begins at 7:30 in Owens Auditorium and should be of special interest to League members.  Reception follows the lecture with a chance to meet Shields.

And last, but certainly not least, is our monthly League Luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at 11:30 at Table on the Green.  In addition to a Get Out the Vote push, the program will focus on Women’s Reproductive Rights, organized by our local League’s study group on that topic.   Our speaker is Janet Colm, founder and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina, a women’s health organization that served 10,000 clients a year with an annual budget of $5 million when she retired in 2015.  Janet has a B.A. in anthropology from Duke University and an M.S. in public health from UNC- Chapel Hill.  She will be joined by Tara Romano, president of NC Women United and executive director of NARAL Pro-choice NC.   Tara holds a Masters of Public Health degree as well as an MS in Extension Education.  We are fortunate to have two dynamic and knowledgeable women to share this important topic.  Please let Charlotte Gallagher know that you are coming: charlotteagallagher@gmail.com.  Guests are welcome, too!!

Hope to see you on October 18!

Peggy Crawford

President, League of Women Voters of Moore County

PS  If you have not yet paid your $50 dues for this year, they will be gladly accepted on Tuesday!

 

 

 

 

Happy Summer to League Members!

The LWVMC’s annual Board and Member Planning Retreat is coming!

Little River Resort and Country Club

Tuesday, August 29th

9:15 am – 1:00 pm

Cost $20 per person includes a continental breakfast with fruit, and also lunch

 

Enjoy fun interactions to get to know other members.

Hear about exciting plans for luncheon speakers for the coming year.

Get updates on Membership, Candidates Forums, and Civic Leader Scholarships.

Help to plan major initiatives for the coming year. *

Give suggestions/input about how we can better serve members and accomplish goals.

 

*Planning – chose one in which to participate for planning:

  • Civics 101 – Kathy Bergquist, facilitator

A mini-course on local government for members and the community

  • 10th Annual Lunch with Legends – Mary Price, facilitator

Bringing back former Legends to celebrate 10 years of LWL

  • Voter Registration – Peggy Crawford, facilitator

Creating and training Voter Registration Leadership Teams at local high schools and SCC

 

If you have interest in Civics 101, Lunch with Legends, and/or working with local high school/college students on Leadership and Voter Registration, this is a chance to significantly help with in-depth planning and to contribute your ideas.

 

All LWVMC members are welcome!   For reservations, please email Hospitality Chair Charlotte Gallagher at charlotteagallagher@gmail.com

I hope to see you on August 29!7

Peggy