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Review —2012 Speakers and Activities:

Larry Wolgast takes a turn speaking as Maryanna Quilty looks on Judge Vic Miller
Governmental Issues: City Council reps and Co. Commissioners.
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Election Day: no Tues. Topics meeting.

Judge Vic Miller, “Mental Health Court for Shawnee County?”
Phil Waismith Lynate Pettengill Stacy Kramer
Phil Waismith
"Addction and Minimum Sentencing"

Lynate Pettengill
“Hope for the Planet"
Citizens Climate Lobby

Stacy Kramer
"Westar partnership with Topeka Waste Management in use of methane from the landfill"

Don Moler photo not available Doug Kinsinger
Don Moler
"Legislative wrap-up"

Mary Lindsay

“Impact of U.S. Supreme Court Citizens-United decision”
Doug Kinsinger

"Privatization and Go-Topeka."

Sue McKenna Andrew Gray Brad Bryant
Sue McKenna

"Privatization of SRS foster care program."

Andrew Gray

" Privatization of public services."

Karen McCulloh

"Riley Co. Law Enforcement Consolidation

News at Four with Ralph Hipp, WIBWThe League of Women Voters Topeka Shawnee County had representatives making appearances on The News at Four on WIBW TV , Channel 13, 4 PM, to talk about upcoming League events. Maryanna Quilty was our regular, but not-only, "star" television personality. Interviews were conducted by news host Ralph Hipp.


Governmental Issues Forum, Dec., 2012, Tuesday Topics meeting

Topeka Capital-Journal covers LWV-TSC events, by Ann Marie Bush, 9/19/2012:
“League of Women Voters hosts governmental issues forum”

Guests: Bob Archer (was on City Council & about to become a County Commissioner);
Shelly Buhler, County Commission; Richard Harmon, City Council; Karen Hiller, County Commission;
and Larry Wolgast, City Council:

Local Governmental Issues Forum

Bernadette Forge featured on Sunflower JourneysBernadette Forge receives flowers from Marge AhrensAfter our December meeting KTWU, PBS broadcaster of the local program Sunflower Journeys, ran a sneak-preview of the Dec. 6th program, featuring women's suffrage and the work of LWV-TSC chapter in registering voters for the recent presidential election. After the showing, League president Marge Arhrens [right in photo] presented Voter Registration Chair and video focus person, Bernadette Forge [left in photo], with flowers! This program can be watched in its entirety online (#2513) at the KTWU video site. Bernadette is in the "Plains People segment (#3 of 3,beginning @ 19:45) in this program. [Photo of Bernadette with flowers is by Ginney Dowell]

retreat collage

Election 2012 Issues highlighted:

Topeka Capital-Journal covers LWV-TSC Governmental Issues Forum, 12/5/2012:
“Group launches high school voter registration drive”

Guests @ Oct. Tues. Topics::
Photos by Peggy Hinck
Washburn Law Clinic Officer Cochran Vic Miller and Ruth Wilkin

Washburn Law Clinic, (L-R):
Stephanie Randall, Professor Rebecca Woodman, Professor John Francis, Ben Janssen, & Adam Poole

Topeka Police Officer W. Cochran Judge Miller & Ruth Wilkin

Oct. 2012 Voter Registrations:
Capital City School | First Friday Art Walk, NOTO | Parent Leadership Conference, Ramada
Inn | Topeka Rescue Mission | Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library
Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2012:
Lowman Hill Elementary
primary grades voter registration, primary & general
elections for School Mayor
Sept. 2012 Voter Registrations:
Washburn University | Highland Park | Shawnee Co. Public Library | Topeka High |
Topeka West High | Cider Days | Cair Paravel | Hayden High | Silver Lake High |
Seaman High | Shawnee Heights High | Rossville High | Washburn Rural High |
Washburn Tech | Hope Street Academy

LWV-TSC Social Event: Sept. 13 2012
Celebrating a year of accomplishments, tooting our horn for potential new members
at The Eclective Gallary, NOTO Arts District.
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Formal presentation

Voter Registration Effort: Sept. 7, 2012
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Indoor ceremony finishes
participants and families visit tent
cookies and punch, plus voter registration by LWV-TSC
Registration collage

Phil Waismith talks about addiction
In Septmeber Phil Waismith grabbed attention with his talk on addiction and
Kansas minimum prison sentences


Wednesday June 26th, the League of Women Voters Topeka Shawnee County manned the phone banks at the June KTWU pledge drive. Our efforts helped KTWU continue to provide quality television programs to northeast Kansas by raising $70,000. Special thanks to those LWV volunteers who gave generously of their time: Gwen Elliott, Camille No he, Liz Post, Paul Bicknell, Georgia Sandlin, Linda Williams, Nancy Wagner, Jan Waide and Maryanna Quilty.

Marge Heeney leads Independence holiday celebration

January Governmental Issues, January 31, 2012
Kansas Legislators, event co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Public Management Center
Governmental Issues Public Forum, January 31, 2012

January Tuesdeay Topics, January 3, 2012
Karen McCulloh, who discussed "Riley Co. Law Enforcement Consolidation," attracted Shawnee Co.
Sheriff Barta, other law enforcement officers, a city council member and a Shawnee Co. commissioner,
many of whom stayed and discussed the topic after the meeting.
Tuesday Topics, Safe Act discussion

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Kansas State Legislators Discussion was run by Charles Jones A young mom attends League of Women Voters co-sponsored this event League registered voters on site Grace Wilson helped plan this event KU students helped host this meeting Crowds attended Just outside the tent LWV-TSC registers voters League members help register New citizens register to vote Registering Registering 2 Chatting C Chatting B Chatting A Treats Listeners D Listeners E Listerners A Listeners B Listeners C Marge Ahrens, current local League president Georgia Sandlin leads brainstorming session Grace Wilson wins political quiz Board members pull together Gwen Elliott listens to president Marge Ahren's next suggestion Listners Bob Archer Question B Karen Hiller comments City Council reps and County Comiissioners Question A Larry Walgast comments Library meeting A comment from League memberDiana Siegel

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LWV-TSC tour of Jeffrey Energy Center, St. Marys, KS Georgia receives gift of scarf from Gwen Georgia, Brenda and Gwen read League poem Outgoing president Georgia Sandlin presides at annual meeting Remembering Gwen Elloitt, remembering Joe Sargent, remembering Jan Waide, remembering Pat Stinson, remembering Patty Pressman, remembering Betsy Rohleder, remembering Charlotte Adair, remembering Diana Siegal, remembering Ruth Wilkin, remembering Gwen Elliott, incoming League president listeners chatting afterwards 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 Donna Schneweis, second speaker Rebecca Woodman, first speaker June Windscheffel in tiara eatting holiday finery Mary Ann brings more plates checking in Vicki Schmidt, Elizabeth Ensley and Laura Kelly discuss campaigning Local League members help with registration, primary and general elections Photo A Photo B Photo C Photo D Photo E