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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Moving Solar Energy Forward in Florida

Moving Solar Energy Forward in Florida

By Kathy Panko

Deirdre Macnab, former President, League of Women Voters of Florida, and currently a member of Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, spoke at the Palm Beach County Hot Topics Luncheon on May 17, 2017.  Hot Topic:  Solar for Florida!

Deirdre reported that Florida has fallen behind in solar home installations for two reasons:  Knowledge and Price.  But with citizen support and the passage of Amendment 4, tax breaks are now provided to solar homeowners. You should be aware of Florida’s laws:

  • Everyone/anyone can put solar on their roof.  HOA’s cannot prevent!
  • Utilities must offer NET METERING – they buy back unused power.
  • Residential solar installation costs are EXEMPT from both property and sales tax.

Deirdre explained that Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is a non-profit that …

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Hot Topics: Solar Florida

Hot Topics: Solar Florida

MOVING SOLAR ENERY FORWARD IN FLORIDA

Deirdre Macnab, former President, League of Women Voters of Florida, and currently a member of Florida’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission, spoke at the Palm Beach County Hot Topics Luncheon on May 17, 2017. Hot Topic: Solar for Florida!

Deirdre reported that Florida has fallen behind in solar home installations because of two key reasons: Knowledge and Price. Everyone should know Florida’s laws:

  • Everyone/anyone can put soar on their roof. HOA’s cannot prevent!
  • Utilities must offer NET METERING – they buy back unused power.
  • Residential solar installation costs are EXEMPT from both property and sales tax.

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Deirdre explained that Florida Solar United Neighborhoods (FLSUN) is a non-profit that educates Floridians about the benefits of …

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June Hot Topics Luncheon

June Hot Topics Luncheon

June 21, 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

RICHARD ROCHE, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR THE HEALTH CARE DISTRICT OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

Rick Roche
Chief Administrative Officer and Hospital Administrator

Featuring Rick Roche

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

Rick Roche is the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s Chief Administrative Officer and Hospital Administrator for Lakeside Medical Center. Rick is in his fifth year at the Health Care District, and has more than 25 years of experience in healthcare operations.

Prior to joining the Health Care District, Rick served as Vice President for Human Resources and Support Services at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga. Prior to that, he was the …

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Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente

On April 23rd at Atlantis Country Club, LWVPBC, in conjunction with the National Council of Jewish Women, the ACLU and the Women’s Foundation of Florida, held a very special event.  Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente spoke to a crowd of about 125 people, including many judges, members of the bar, and elected officials, about the “Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary.”

After four decades in the legal profession and on the bench, Justice Pariente was very well placed to give us this overview.  The Justice’s engaging address highlighted the importance of an independent judiciary

  • the threats it faces from those outside who want to politicize it the need to promote civic education so that people understand the judiciary’s role as an equal and separate branch of
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Justice Barbara Pariente- Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary

Justice Barbara Pariente- Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary

Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente spoke on the “Current and Future Challenges facing Florida’s Judiciary”

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, together with NCJW, ACLU, and the Women’s Foundation, hosted Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente at a luncheon at Atlantis Country Club on April 23, 2017.  Justice Pariente spoke eloquently about the role of the court and the importance of an independent judiciary.  After completion of her prepared remarks, she took time to answer several questions from the audience of more than 125.  She explained the difficulty of separating her personal opinions from the rule of law in order to reach rulings in everything from death penalty cases to whether proposed ballot language for citizen initiated constitutional amendments is lawful.  Her remarks
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April Hot Topics Luncheon Report

April Hot Topics Luncheon Report

By Carol Nikov

“It is a hard time to talk about Politics—it is so visceral”

Dr. Kevin Wagner, Phd, professor at FAU, former attorney, and lecturer on American Politics started his April Hot Topics on a serious note, but succeeded in making all in attendance laugh while learning how modern media has transformed the political process in America. In talking about his 2014 book Tweeting to Power: Social Media Revolution in American Politics  (Oxford University Press, 2014), Dr. Wagner quipped that he did not predict the rise of President Trump through the use of twitter, but did say the phenomenon has been good for his book sales. That was the first of many humorous statements he made while informing all in attendance about how media has changed …

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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

 

Next Month:

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

Next Month:

June 21 – Darcy J. Davis speaking on Healthcare

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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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