In Memoriam:
Pauline Love, 100, died Dec. 8, 2011
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Comments by Grace Wilson:

On behalf of the League of Women Voters and for me personally, I would like to extend condolences to Pauline's family. Pauline was an absolutely brilliant person, who volunteered to chair our local League's Strategic Defense Initiative Study some years ago - I'm not sure who else could have done this so well! She had so much to add to our all our discussions with her incisive thinking and questions. I enjoyed her so much and I wish everyone in our current membership could have known her. She had moxie! This is the only word I could think of to describe her completely - it means gameness, heart, pluck, spirit, undauntedness, spunk, and skill. Don't you think that describes her well?

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Review —2011 Speakers and Activities:

Brad Bryant Julie Ford Shawnee County Delegation, Governmental Issues
Governmental Issues
Shawnee Co. Delegation
Carol Williams, KS Ethics Commission
Dec- Brad Bryant
"Safe Act" voter registration law changes & their implications
OCT- Julie Ford
USD #501 Interim Superintendent of Schools
Diane DeBacker Alice Weingartner  and Alison Alejos, Shawnee County Health Agency
SEPT- Dr. Diane DeBacker
KS Commissioner of Education
AUG- Alice Weingartner & Alison Alejos
Shawnee County Health Agency
Craig Volland, Sierra Club Laura Pigg, ERC Resource Center
JUL- Craig Volland
Sierra Club
JUN- Laurie Pigg
ERC Resource Center
James McHenry, TSCPL Foundation Dennis Taylor
MAY- James McHenry
TSCPL Library Foundation
APR- Dennis Taylor
KS Secretary Dept. of Administration
MAR- Speaker from Valeo Behavioral Healthcare, Inc., a
drug or alcohol
FEB- Tuesday Topics canceled due to winter storm.
JAN -Carol Williams
"Campaign Finance Reform"


December Tuesdeay Topics attracted nearly 50 attendees, December 6, 2011
Brad Bryant, Assistant Secretary of Elections and Legislation, addressed changes in voter registration laws to take
affect in 2012. Brad was joined in the Q&A session by Eric Rucker, Asst. Secretary of State.
Tuesday Topics, Safe Act discussion

Membership Event, NOTO Arts District, North Topeka, September 8, 2011
League members networked at the new Ecletic Gallary in the NOTO district.
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Photo B Photo C Photo D
President Marge Ahrens is honored Reception Photo E Photo F Photo G Marge (in blue) and the gals are cting up
Moon is outSun has sunkLooking in at the fun

Read "Herself, Back in Topeka," an article about LWV-TSC member Diana Lasking Siegal,
pioneering women's health advocate, in Topeka Magazine, Summer 2011, pp. 42-43.

LWU-TSC helps with KTWU Pledge Drive, June 8, 2011
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event collage

ANNUAL MEETING was held on April 5, 2011, at TSCPL
Special guest: Dennis Taylor, Secretary of the Department of Administration [Read background on Dennis Taylor.]
Lunch at 11:30 a.m.; Annual Meeting business at noon
Menu: Quiche with tossed salad, rolls, butter, cookie and iced tea.
Gwen Elliott, past president, with Marge Ahrens, new president

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