Hot Topics

Hot Topics

Hot Topics
  • A series of luncheon meetings with a speaker at each, discussing one of our Key Issues.
  • There is a $25 fee to attend and you must pre-reserve.
  • Held at Atlantis Country Club.
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Annual Business Meeting

Annual Business Meeting

LWVPBC ANNUAL MEETING NOTICE

April 19, 2017   

9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 -11:00 a.m. Business Meeting

Atlantis Country Club, Atlantis, Florida

The agenda will include:

  • Committee Reports
  • Financial Reports
  • Proposed Bylaw Amendments
  • Proposed Budget
  • Elections to the Board of Directors

Kevin WagnerFollowing the business meeting there will be a Hot Topic Luncheon featuring Professor Kevin Wagner, Ph.D. speaking on “Today’s  Politics.”

To attend the luncheon you should reserve online or call Estelle at 561-968-4123

 

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May 17 – Deirdre McNab speaking on ‘Solar for Florida’

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May Hot Topics Luncheon

hot topics

May 17, 2017   

11:00 am is the time to register and chat with friends.
11:30 am- Lunch is served
1:00 pm- Meeting is concluded.

Atlantis Country Club, Atlantis, Florida

Featuring Deirdre McNab speaking on “Solar for Florida.”

To attend the luncheon you should reserve online or call Estelle at 561-968-4123

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Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

March 15, 2017 Hot Topic was indeed “HOT”!

By Ellen Norman and Nancy Gau

Karen Wilkerson, President of the LWV of PBC welcomed a well attended  Hot Topics Luncheon crowd on March 15.  News from the President:

  • A new Spanish-language directory of elected officials will be published.
  • Darlene Kostrub, Membership Chair,  was commended for the increase of 50 members last month and the more than 60 new members who will attend the April 1 New Member Orientation.
  • Debra Chandler has been appointed to the Citizens Review Committee for the Oversight of the Penny Sales Tax in Palm Beach County.
  • Fourteen League members from Palm Beach County are traveling to Tallahassee to lobby.
  • March 15 was designated as “Hear Our Voice Day,”  sponsored by the Women’s March Committee  and
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“We Are One” – The Voices of “I AM 1” Women

"We Are One" - The Voices of "I AM 1" Women

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March Hot Topics Luncheon

March Hot Topics Luncheon

MARCH HOT TOPICS LUNCHEONRita Thrasher

Updates on Mental Health Issues in Palm Beach County

Rita Thrasher, Chairman of PBC Action Alliance for Mental Health

Rita Thrasher is 1 of 4 citizens whose life has been affected by mental illness.
Rita is a retired reading teacher and mother of three daughters. After her youngest daughter was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in middle school, she became a caregiver and researcher. This helped her manage the mental illness of her oldest daughter at age 29.

Both daughters are now deceased due to mental illness related causes and Rita has emerged as an impassioned, bold and brave community leader with a “loud voice” in advocating and rallying for increased awareness, understanding, acceptance and education to assist agencies and schools in Palm Beach County …

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Restore the Vote- February 15 Hot Topic

Restore the Vote- February 15 Hot Topic

Restore the Vote- February 15 Hot Topic

 Mark Schneider

Mark Schneider

Florida has 1.6 million citizens with prior felony convictions who are prohibited from voting, by far the most of any state!

Mark Schneider spoke on Restoring Voting Rights

In most states voting rights are restored as citizens emerge from prison. In Florida, after completing all terms of sentence and restitution, you must wait another 5 or 7 years (depending on the severity of the crime) to apply for restoration of rights. And then it may take years to have your application reviewed; and most applications are turned down.

At the February 15th Hot Topics Luncheon, Mark Schneider, President of ACLU Palm Beach County and LWVPBC member and speaker, gave a great talk about the campaign to restore voting rights …

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Highlights from October 2016 Hot Topics Lunch

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November Hot Topics

November Hot Topics

DATE: Wednesday November 16, 2016
TIME: 11:00 a.m. Registration – 11:30 p.m. Luncheon promptly served

PLACE: Atlantis Country Club – 190 Atlantis Boulevard Atlantis FL 33462

SPEAKER: Douglas Crane, Director of PBC Libraries
Topic: Your Public Library: Lots to Offer

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Reservations: $20.00 person until November 9, 2016, $30.00 after November 9, 2016.
Reserve online
 or by calling Estelle at 561-968-4123

 

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Hot Topics Lunch – October 2016

Hot Topics Lunch – October 2016bill-clip-art-pbc2

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. registration
11:30 a.m. lunch served
1:00 p.m. adjourned
Place: Atlantis Country Club, 190 Atlantis Boulevard Atlantis FL 33462

Speakers:
Todd Bonlarron, PBC Asst. Administrator – Visions for Palm Beach County
Mary Jane Range, Chair of LWVPBC Speakers Bureau – November Ballot Issues

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Reservations: $20.00 person until October 15, 2016 — extended due to Hurricane Matthew.

$30.00 after October 15, 2016. Reserve online or by calling Estelle at 561-968-4123

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