- To develop strategies to increase and diversify membership
- To recruit, mentor, and retain new LWV members.
- To provide hospitality for Hot Topic Luncheons and other League events.
Chair: Darlene Kostrub (email@example.com) 561-852-0496
Meetings: As needed…Read more →
By Emily Rosen
Dr. Tom Gabor, author of best selling Confronting Gun Violence in America
Are you aware that, in the United States, almost 100 people die from gunshot wounds every day? For 27 years the League has been proactive in its stated position to control the proliferation of handguns and semiautomatic assault weapons in the United States. The LWVUS has joined the multitudes urging Congress and State Legislatures to enact common sense legislation to combat gun violence.
The LWVPBC is uniquely fortunate to have among our members an expert in the field. Dr. Thomas Gabor is a noted Criminologist, Sociologist, and author of the recently published Confronting Gun Violence in America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2016), in which he examines the link between gun ownership and homicide, suicide, …Read more →
By Darlene Kostrub, Membership Chair
New Member Orientation on April 1 was attended by 51 new members and prospects!Read more →
Thanks to Kim Ardila-Morgan, who was our host at Palm Beach State College, as well as all the Issue Group Chairs who attended. Karen Wilkerson and Linda Sorenson assisted with the presentation, and Pam Middleton, Pam Maldonado, Patty Whitehill, Mary Zuskin registered the attendees.
We learned some interesting highlights about some of our new members. Debra Peters owns a Tiny House on wheels called “The Sunflower.” Sammy Alzofon was formerly the Library Director at The Palm Beach Post. Katie Gettinger enjoys a stained glass hobby. Clare Miller graduated from the same high school as President Obama. Susan Ivers is a former Latin teacher while Jennifer Ligeti is a …
51 new members and prospects attended Orientation on April 1 at Palm Beach State College to learn about the programs and advocacy opportunities that abound in League. The attendees went away prepared to become involved and engaged in issues and action avenues. Enthusiasm and passion for good government were palpable in the air as all learned together.
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LWVPBC GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
By Ellen Norman
The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County held a General Membership Meeting on March 1, 2017. The almost 70 attendees heard an informative presentation on the Electoral College.
Karen Wilkerson, President, welcomed everyone and urged anyone present who was not already a member to join the League and become an active member.
She introduced Nancy Cohen who spoke about the Electoral College. Nancy informed the audience that the Presidential candidate who won the popular vote in 2 of the last 5 elections did not become president. She further explained that our electoral vote in Florida is worth 1/3 that of a less populated state. Because of this, in 1970 the LWVUS took a position in opposition to the Electoral …Read more →
By Darlene Kostrub, Membership Chair
Members of LWVPBC manned outreach and issues tables at a variety of events across the county. This important work in the community spurs the healthy growth of our League and promotes action on our issues.
- Mary Jane Range, Arlene Ustin and Ethelene Jones staffed a table to gather signed petitions for the restoration of felon voting rights at the Martin Luther King Breakfast on January 16 in West Palm Beach.
- Kim Ardila- Morgan coordinated a table for League outreach at the MLK Awards Ceremony at Palm Beach State College at which Rhonda Rogers was presented the MLK Alumni Service Award.
- Dorothy Einstein and Patty Whitehill facilitated a League outreach table at a Volunteer Fair at Boca Pointe recently.
Thanks to Linda …Read more →
MARCH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
By Nancy Cohen
Amid all this political foment, let’s keep our eyes on one way to make positive change for the future:
NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE INTERSTATE COMPACT.
NPVIC is the only system proposed that:
- makes all states competitive
- makes every vote count
- guarantees that the candidate with the most votes nationwide win the presidency
- pushes presidential candidates to adopt agendas that unite voters
- would NOT require an amendment to the US Constitution
Come to our League Meeting:
Wednesday, March 1st, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Quaker Meeting House
823 North A Street, Lake Worth
Lennie Jones, our Speakers Bureau Chair, will talk about the Electoral College and NPVIC.
An excellent article that provides some background on the subject is The League’s …Read more →