Comments by President Maryanna Quilty:
""As many of you know, the League of Women Voters of Topeka Shawnee County makes a monthly appearance on Ralph Hipp's community interest show the News at Four. We used this opportunity to invite the public to Tuesday Topics. Sadly, Carole Jordan, our public relations chair, informed me that News at Four will terminate its run on the air June 27. The League will make its final appearance on the show this Friday, June 27, to talk about July Tuesday Topics.
The News at Four gave the League's message invaluable exposure in the community. Our League can not thank WIBW enough for having us on the show for the passed year and a half. 6/24/2014
2014 Legislative Watch Begins:
Our League’s newly constituted Legislative Watch Group has begun monitoring bills and observing selected Legislative Committees. The following members are on board:
Shelly Bulkey Election Administration*
Glennie Buckley Education*
Jan Seagraves Education*
Maryanna Quilty Immigration
Sandra Powell Death penalty repeal
Bernadette Forge Voter issues*
Carol Jordan State employee issues
Camille Nohe Court/judicial issues*
The * indicates an area of State League priority.
What is "League School"?
The Topeka/Shawnee County League is holding League School for new and all interested members. Our League School programs will convene right after our upcoming Tuesday Topics meetings (1 PM). See the Calendar (left) for planned League School topics.
If you would like to learn more about the history of the National, State and local league this is an opportunity to increase your knowledge. The school will last around 15 or 20 minutes.
We would like your input. What league training would you like to have covered. Please send your requests to Nancy Wagner.
The League Board of Directors has supported an initiative to mentor new members.
We are delighted with our recent membership growth and feel we need make a better effort to reach out to these new members. We would like to provide information, answer questions and learn of new members’ experiences and interests. We also hope that these efforts will make all new members feel comfortable and welcome with our League. The program involves matching an established League member with a new member.
Upon joining the League a new member will be asked if they are interested in the Mentor Program. Those interested would be paired with a League Member who is willing to help. The time commitment would depend on the matched pair. You would most likely work with only one new member per year. To make this program a success we need your help. Please contact Teresa Stambaugh or Grace Wilson to volunteer your time and talents to this new program
A sign-up sheet will also be distributed at Tuesday Topics.
Only with your help can we make this a success. Thank you.
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