Candidate School 2015

Candidate School
A second session for candidates who win their primary will be scheduled in early-March and a forum for those candidates to meet the public and discuss issues will be held approximately ten days before the April 7 general election. Candidates will be notified of the dates and times of these events. Questions? Call Curtis
Sneden
at (785) 231-6025.

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2015 Events:

Tom Vlach
FEB-
Tom Vlach: "Bridges & Road Work Using the Half-cent Sales Tax"
Tray George, Topeka Housing Authority
JAN-
Trey George: "Topeka Housing Authority + Aquaponics Program"

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Calendar 2015
| February | March | April | May | June |
February
3
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Guest speaker is Tom Vlach, Director of Public Works/County Engineer. He will speak on “Bridges and Road Work Using the Half-cent Sales Tax.
Luncheon menu: Chicken-la-King in a puffed pastry shell w/fruit cup, cookie and iced tea. $8.25.
After Topics: "What is going on with our Local 'Observer Corp'?"
Don't miss this event! It will be held immediately following Tuesday Topics and last about 20 minutes.
10
LWVTSC Board of Directors Meeting, TSCPL @ Noon. League members are welcome.
11
Membership, Leadership, Sustainability conference call, 3 PM.
13
Deadline for articles for the VOTER (Peggy Hinck) and web site (Carol Yoho).
25
JEDO Study Committee Meeting, TSCPL, 7 PM. League members are welcome.
March
3

Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Larry Weigel, Medicare expert, will discuss “Health Care Compact” —Visit his Medicare Coach blog. Weigel earned degrees in business administration and education from Kansas State University. He is a former KSU basketball player and assistant coach, a fundraiser for the KSU Foundation and director of the KSU Alumni Association. He now is a Medicare coach.
Menu: BBQ beef sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, brownie and iced tea. $8.25
Mayor Larry Wolgast also will appear at the meeting to make brief comments on the upcoming city election.

11
LWVTSC Board of Directors Meeting, TSCPL @ Noon. League members are welcome. —NOTE: This meeting is on Wednesday, not Tuesday!
Membership, Leadership, Sustainability conference call, 3 PM.
13
Deadline for articles for the VOTER (Peggy Hinck) and web site (Carol Yoho).
25
JEDO Study Committee Meeting, TSCP, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. 7 PM. Members welcome!
April
7
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Guest speaker is Dr. Bob Beatty, Washburn U. Professor of Political Science, “How to Interpret Polls
Menu: Quiche w/tossed salad, assorted dressings, rolls, butter cookie and iced tea. $8.25.
League's Annual Business Meeting will follow Tuesday Topics. League members are encouraged to stay for the business meeting.
25

Kansas League of Women Voters 2015 Convention
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Holiday Inn and Convention Center
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
www.holidayinn.com/lawrenceks
785-841-7077
10 rooms are held @$89/night for Friday, April 24, 2015

Meeting details to come

May

5
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Guest speaker is Patrick Woods, “Early Childhood Education and Parents as Teachers
Menu: Fruit plate with chicken salad, rolls, butter, pie and iced tea.. $8.25.
June
2
Tuesday Topics, Meeting location TBA. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Guest speaker is Dean Clark Koko, Washburn Institute of Technology

Tuesday Topics are held in room JCM 101B, across from the Millennium Cafe
at the Topeka-Shawnee County Public Library, unless otherwise indicated.
Meals are available to the first twenty-five arriving, @ $8.25/ea.
Checks payable to the Millennium Café.
If you need a ride to any League event, contact Betsy Rohleder.

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February 2, 2015:
Tom Vlach, , Director of Public Works/County Engineer. He will speak on “Bridges and Road Work Using the Half-cent Sales Tax.
After Topic: "What is going on with our Local 'Observer Corp'?" followed Tuesday Topics.

Announcements
February Tuesday Topics collage
After Topics, Feb. 2015

January 6, 2015:
Trey George, Executive Director, Topeka Housing Authority,"Topeka Housing Authority, Aquaponics Program."  E3 Aquaponics is an urban farm that raises fish and produce in a contained system that involves young Topekans as co-owners.
Policy Position Update 2015-2016 followed Tuesday Topics.

Maryanna Quilty, LWV-TSC President <empty>Teresa StambaughGlennie Buckley
January meeting collage
Policy Position Update

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