Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Focus:

Makes presentations to local civic clubs, colleges, community organizations and residential groups, educating the public on state and local issues.  Training and materials are provided.
The Speakers Bureau offers presentations on The Electoral College; Restore the Vote  Your Florida Government, Your County Government, Constitution Revision Commission and Gun Safety.
Chair: Ethelene Jones (ethelenejones@gmail.com, 561-444-8693)…

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Speakers Bureau Presentations 2018

League of Women Voters Speakers Bureau Announces Presentations
April 2018

The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County is pleased to announce topics offered by our Speakers Bureau. To schedule speakers for your organization, please contact the Chair of the Speakers Bureau: Ethelene Jones, M.D., 561-444-8693,  ethelenejones@gmail.com.


The November 2018 Ballot Proposals
This presentation will be available in September and October. It will present each of the proposals on the November 2018 Election Ballot. For each proposal, the presentation will explain what a “yes” vote means and what a “no” vote means. Call early to schedule a speaker for this one. Our bookings for the Ballot Proposals presentation fill up early.

Earning Back Eligibility to Vote
Florida is one of only 4 states that permanently disenfranchise …

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Speakers Bureau Expanding To Meet Demands

Our local league has a very active Speakers Bureau that goes out to community groups and presents programs on an array of issues (Health Insurance and Coverage, Education, Voting Rights, Gun Safety, National Popular Voting Initiative, etc.)

As the league visibility has increased in the county, members may receive inquiries about coming to speak on issues. When this happens, please notify either

We will arrange for a speaker who is trained and well versed on the subject. We will insure the quality and prevent conflicts in dates and times.

Please note that per our bylaws, only the President or her designee may speak on behalf of the League. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Speakers Bureau

By Ethelene Jones

2017 Calendar Year-End Activity Summary

In non-election years like 2017, the Speakers Bureau receives fewer requests for presentations than in election years. This is because the League’s presentations on ballot proposals generate high demand. For this reason, 2017 (and 2015) were not nearly as busy as 2016.

Calendar Year 2017

Non-Election Year

2016 General Election Year 2015

Non-Election Year

Presentations 36 70 26
Total Audience Served 971 2843 810

Next year, the November ballot promises to be very long because it will include proposals for amendments to the Florida Constitution from the Constitution Revision Commission. We expect that the Speakers Bureau will be very busy fulfilling requests for presentations to help voters understand the ballot proposals.

The Speakers Bureau has 20 members. We thank the

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Speakers Bureau Shout Out

Speakers BureauBy Ethelene Jones, M. D.

 

Since March 1 of this year, the Speakers Bureau has given 12 presentations to a total audience of 178 people. We have raised $475 in donated honorariums. Eight additional presentations are already scheduled.  Requests for our speakers are higher during fall and winter months and especially high in election years. After a quiet summer, we expect to swing back into action with training and presentations on timely new topics.

Help the League reach others!

If you know of a group that would like to have a speaker, ask them to contact:

Ethelene Jones, M.D.

(561) 687-4433

ethelenejones@gmail.com

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The Speakers Bureau 2016 Report

By Ethelene Jones, M.D., Chairperson

In the 2016 Presidential election year, the referendums and constitutional amendment proposals on the primary election and general election ballots generated a lot of interest and many questions.

Our Speakers Bureau was in great demand to help voters understand the issues. We filled 73 speaking engagements, reaching an audience of 2,893 persons.

Many of the groups who invited our presentations donated honorariums to the League. In 2016, the Speakers Bureau generated donations totaling $2371.00.

The topics we offered were:

  • The August 30 Primary
  • Campus Carry
  • Your Florida Government
  • Your County Government
  • Gun Safety
  • Climate Change
  • Decision 2016

Our speakers were: Rosalie Almborg, Christene Campbell Gabor, Debra Chandler, Barbara Eriv, Ethelene Jones, Geoff Kashdan, Diane Kessler, Marcia Lamel, Corinne Miller, Barbara Phillipi, Mary Jane

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Thank You to MJ

The Speakers Bureau

In the 2016 Presidential election year, the referendums and constitutional amendment proposals on the primary election and general election ballots generated a lot of interest and many questions. Our Speakers Bureau was in great demand to help voters understand the issues. We filled 73 speaking engagements, reaching an audience of 2,893 persons. Many of the groups who invited our presentations donated honorariums to the League. In 2016, the Speakers Bureau generated donations totaling $2371.00.

The topics we offered were: The August 30 Primary; Campus Carry; Your Florida Government, Your County Government; Gun Safety; Climate Change; and Decision 2016. Our speakers were: Rosalie Almborg, Christene Campbell Gabor, Debra Chandler, Barbara Eriv, Ethelene Jones, Geoff Kashdan, Diane Kessler, Marcia Lamel, Corinne Miller, Barbara Phillipi, Mary Jane …

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