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EVENTS ARCHIVE: 2010

Review —2010 Speakers and Activities:

Philica McKee and Sally Zellers Lori McMillan Jeffrey Jackson, Washburn Law Professor
JAN-Philica McKee & Sally Zellers
“Keep America Beautiful”
and "Safe Streets"
FEB--Lori McMillan
“Kansas state tax exemptions related to local school funding
"

MAR--Jeffrey Jackson
“Judicial Selection Systems and Diversity"

Joan Wagnon, Kansas Secretary of Revenue Mark Dupree, Judicial Diversity Jim Langford, Topeka Budget and Finance Director
APR--Joan Wagnon
“Kansas Budget— Stop the Bleeding! "

AlsoLeague Annual Meeting
MAY--Mark Dupree
“Mix for Judicial Diversity

JUN--Jim Langford
“Balancing the City Budget "

Marti Leisinger, Shawnee County Audit-Finance Director (retiring) Mike Nolan, with Jessica Collins, Westar Energy
JUL--Marti Leisinger
“County Financial Structures and Issues"

AUG--Mike Nolan
“Green Team from Westar ,"
assisted by Jessica Collins

SEPT-Steve Bolton
"Goal of Curbside Recycling"

Also: Membership Event
Peter Hancock, Director of Public Relations, Kansas Health Policy Authority Shelley Buhler and Karen Hiller

Rebecca Woodman, appellate attorney, and Donna Schneweis, Coordinator for the Coalition Against the Death Penalty

OCT-Peter Hancock
"Affordable Health Care for All Citizens"

NOV-Shelley Buhler, Co.Comm. & Karen Hiller, City Council
"Governmental Issues"

DEC-Rebecca Woodman , Donna Schneweis
"The Kansas Death Penalty"

December meeting, new venue
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The League of Women Voters of the United States announce Safeguarding U.S. Democracy: A Quest for a More Diverse Judiciary, Quest for a More Diverse Judiciarya two-year, statewide campaign [Fall 2008-Fall 2010] focusing on the importance of diversity in ensuring fair and impartial courts, starting in the state of Kansas.  According to the 2008 report from The Brennan Center, Improving Judicial Diversity, most judiciaries do not reflect the diversity in their states—and Kansas is no exception.  In pursuit of this goal and in conjunction with a diverse coalition of partners, Leagues across Kansas will develop and implement strategies for education and advocacy, such as community forums, town hall meetings, events at local law schools, and meetings with appointed and elected officials. Together with the League of Women Voters of Kansas and eight local Leagues across the state, they tackled the question: “Does the Kansas Judiciary reflect the diversity of our state? If not, why not?”

December, 2010, Meeting
Westminster Presbyterian Church, a change of venue
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December 2010 LWV-TSC meeting Donna Schneweis, second speaker Rebecca Woodman, first speaker June Windscheffel in tiara eatting holiday finery Mary Ann brings more plates checking in


90th Birthday Celebration, Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010
Membership Event & Fundraising Auction

Our annual membership event and fundraising event was held at Garden House, Shawnee Lake,
on the rainySeptember Thursday evening. This event was a great team effort, including planning
by Membership Chair Nancy Shaughnessy and auction committee headed by Betsy Rohleder.
Catering was by Ice & Olives. Everyone stayed warm and dry indoors. We had a delicious buffet dinner
and an entertaining evening.
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food dessert checking in shopping
table display auction items more auction items checking framed artwork
Marge donated hats enjoying conversation Judiciary Study bags Garden House facility
Learning auction rules rainy evening at Shawnee Lake League President Gwen Elliott

Winnie Crapson



LWV-TSC mourns the loss of 50-yr. member Winnie Crapson.
A graveside service with inurnment took place Aug. 25, 2010,
at Mt. Hope Cemetery. A memorial celebration of Winnie's life
will take place at a later date at St. David's. In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be made to St. David's Endowment
Fund, 3916 SW 17th St., Topeka, KS 66604 or the charity of the
donor's choice. Read Winnie's obituary on-line.

LWV--TSC 85th Annual Meeting, Tues., April 6, 2010
LWV Topeka-Shawnee County Annual Meeting, April 2010
Above: Clockwise from upper left, Joan Wagnon, guest speaker; right side, three photos of presentation
of roses to the LWV-TSC Board of Directors from Zonta (Zonta International is a global organization of
executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through
service and advocacy); lower left, Dotty Harder and Ruth Wilkin receive pins and recognition for
50 years each as LWV members; left center, Joan Wagnon addresses attendees.

Alice Stoland and family

Long time Leaguer Alice Stoland passed away on February 8, 2010. Alice once served as local League president.
   Most of the League members remember Alice as chairperson of the Tuesday Topics calling committee for many years.  She greeted attendees at the Tuesday Topics registration table.
   Over the years, Board of Directors and committee meetings were held in her wheelchair accessible home.
    Alice loved to cuddle the babies on her lap.  She had tea parties with the little girls and often held and fed Eric, grandson of her caregiver, Pam.
   She will be missed!

Above: Large photo is of Alice (seated, in purple) with her sisters Lillian, Rose and Ruth. Left: Rose, Alice & Lillian. Bottom: Alice's granddaughter, Melissa, with great granddaughters Avarie & Neveah. Right: Alice with Eric, grandson of caregiver, Pam.
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League Board members line up at the front of the room Joan Wagnon, Kansas Secretary of Revenue Joan Wagnon talks about state budget deficits Dottie Harder and Ruth Wilkins earn 50-year pins