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2016 Events:

Dale Dennis
Dale Dennis:
"Kansas Budget Woes As They Affect Public Education"
Randy Peterson
Randy Peterson: "Health Issues"
Juanita Ericson
Juanita Ericson: "United Way's On-Grade Achievement Community Impact Council"
Beth Clarkson
Beth Clarkson: "How Trustworthy Are Electronic Voting Systems in Kansas?"
John Hunter
John Hunter: "Heartland Visioning"

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Calendar 2016
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Help Wanted

The League Board of Directors is looking for a League member who is willing to serve as facilitator for our After Topics program.
  This would involve meeting with newer members of our League following the Tuesday Topics speaker—once a month or, maybe, once every other month. The idea is to informer newer members about the League and what opportunities exist for involvement in League programs, studies and other initiatives.
   Nancy Wagner, who formerly facilitated After Topics, is no longer able to handle this.  However, she has some outlines and notes available for the next facilitator. If you are interested, please contact Camille Nohe.


Tuesday Topics, University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College, @ Noon.
Luncheon Menu: Poppy seed chicken casserole, spinach salad with citrus dressing, roll, mandarin orange cake, and ice tea, water, coffee or hot tea @ around $8.00/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Andrew Howell, Shawnee County Elections Commissioner, speaking on “A Look Under the Hood at Shawnee County's New Election Equipment and Processes.
LWVTSC Board of Directors meeting at TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. League members are welcome!
Books, Bags & Baubles: a fundraiser for LWV-TSC, at the home of Judy and Don Moler, 401 S. Danbury Lane, Topeka, @ 5-7 PM.
This Tuesday evening event is planned for League of Women Voters members and their guests. Purchase gently used purses, books and jewelry at reasonable prices, and enjoy refreshments and fun on a summer evening with the League. Admission is $10 per person. Call Judy to donate your unused, unworn or unread items!
All articles for VOTER and website are due today by 5 PM.

Membership, Leadership, Development (MLD) meeting at Carrie Lancaster’s home @ 3:00 PM.

Tuesday Topics, University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College, @ Noon.
Luncheon Menu: TBA @ $8.00/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Tues. Topics speaker TBA.
LWVTSC Board of Directors meeting at TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. League members are welcome!
All articles for VOTER and website are due today by 5 PM.

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, Betsy Rohleder via email or phone 357-1995, or Anita Epps via email or phone 232-4851 or Bernadette Forge via email or phone 232-9078.

Helpful links to City/County/State/National governmental info

2016 Events Wrap-up:
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May Voter Registration Events:
May 4: Silver Lake High School, 200 E Lake St, Silver Lake
May 16: Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave,
May 17: AM & PM events, Topeka Metro Quincy Street Station, 820 SE Quincy Street
May 20: Naturalization Ceremony, White Concert Hall, Washburn University [Two photos, below, by Galen Dale]
—Events were managed by Bernadette Forge, LWV-TSC Voter Service chair

Bernadette Forge in charge at Naturalization Ceremony

Tuesday Topics, May 3, 2016
Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner, Kansas State Department of Education, speaking on “Kansas Budget Woes As They Affect Public Education”

May meeting collage

Tuesday Topics, April 5, 2016
Randy Peterson, CEO of Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, spoke on “Health Issues
LWV-TSC Annual Meeting followed the Tuesday Topics program.

April 2016 Tuesday Topics

Carol JoryIn Memory...Carol Jory

Carol Adele Jory, 83, passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Oakley Place in Rossville, Kansas. A long time member of League, Carol he served on the boards of the Historic Ward Meade Park, Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Topeka Cemetery. She was awarded Washburn University s Person of the Year in 2004. She contributed anonymously to Washburn University Foundation, Mulvane Art Museum, Baker University, KTWU Public Television, Topeka Rescue Mission, Topeka Zoo, performing arts organizations, and the public libraries in Topeka and Rossville. She contributed to many other groups for historic preservation, conservation, the visual, musical and performing arts, animal welfare, and the senior center. Read Carol's obituary on online.

Tuesday Topics, March 1, 2016
Juanita Ericson, general director of elementary education for USD 501 in Topeka, spoke on: “United Way’s On-Grade Achievement Community Impact Council.”

March 2016 Tuesday Topics

Joe Sargent, M.D.In Memory...Joe Sargent

Dr. Joseph D. Sargent, M.D., 83, of Topeka, passed away Monday, February 29, 2016. Per his wishes, Joe will be cremated. A memorial service is pending. Dove Cremation & Funeral Service is assisting the family. Joe was a long-time member of League of Women Voters of Topeka and Shawnee County, along with his wife, Nancy Sargent, who survives him. For many years Joe supplied League's Voter newsletter with Observer Reports on the Topeka City Council meetings. Read Joe's obituary on online.

In Memory...Nancy Kindling

Nancy KindlingNancy Marie Hendrikx Kindling died peacefully at home on Friday, February 19, 2016 at the age of 81. Born in Rochester, NY, she became a Registered Nurse and formed opinions about health care issues - opinions she would further refine over the years and readily elaborate whenever an opportunity presented. She met and then married Paul Helmut Kindling in 1960. In 1961, the couple moved to Detroit, MI for his internship and surgical residency, then to Topeka, KS in 1967. Nancy decided to further her education at Washburn University, graduating with a BS in Political Science. Nancy s sensitivities about people and commitment to this community were apparent as she devoted much time to local organizations such as Alcohol & Drug Advisory Committee, CASA Citizens Review Board, Crittenden Services, First Presbyterian Church, Judicial Evaluation Commission, Leadership Greater Topeka, League of Women Voters, Mainstream Coalition, Shawnee County Health Board, Stormont-Vail Foundation and Auxiliary, Topeka Symphony League, Topeka Youth Project, United Way Health Care Committee, Washburn Women s Alliance, and YMCA Board of Managers. Nancy is survived by her husband, children grandchildren and a great-grandson. A Celebration of Life will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison, Topeka on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 4 pm followed by a gathering for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nancy s honor to Washburn Women s Alliance, c/o Washburn University Foundation, 1729 SW MacVicar Ave, Topeka, KS 66604, or a charity of the donor s choice. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting the family. To leave the family a special message online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Search "Nancy Marie Hendrikx Kindling"

Tuesday Topics, February 2, 2016
Beth Clarkson, Ph.D., statistician from Wichita, asked “How Trustworthy are Electronic Voting Systems in Kansas?
Clarkson is an ASQ-certified quality engineer with a Ph.D. in statistics. She has filed lawsuits asking to review voting records because of questions about electronic voting. In an article in the Wichita Eagle last October, she said, “in a democracy like the U.S., someone like me ought to be able to legally get access to our voting records, determine the accuracy of the official reported results and make those findings public.”
Voice Meeting followed Tuesday Topics, concerning the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) Study. By the end of December, League members will have received via email a number of reports prepared by the JEDO Study Group that details various aspects of the study.

“Wichita State statistician casts vote for regular auditing of Kansas election returns,” by Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/2/2016

Beth Clarkson presentation

Good crowd and good questions

Tuesday Topics, January 5, 2016
John Hunter, Exec. Director, speaks on “Heartland Visioning
Voice Meeting followed, concerning the Joint Economic Development Organization (JEDO) Study.

January Tuesday Topics, 2016
John Hunter AJohn Hunter BJohn Hunter C
John Hunter DHeartland VisioningManagement CommitteeKansas River Downtown Plan

In Memory...Barbara Reinert

Barbara ReinertBarbara F. Reinert died January 2, 2016 in Northport, Michigan, at the age of 92. Barbara and her husband, Ed, lived in Topeka for twenty years, beginning in 1950 when Ed went to work at Menninger Clinic. While in Topeka Barbara joined the local League of Women Voters and remained a local member for the next 20 years. She was also a lobbyist for both Planned Parenthood and the Police Union, was an active member of the Mulvane Art Center Board of Washburn University, developing also her own artistic talents—all while raising her three children. When Ed was appointed Director of the VA Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1970, Barbara left Kansas, but continued her association with League until her passing. Barbara's entire obituary is available at cjonline.

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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 volunteers A volunteers B studio Maryanna Quilty ran the show 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 Topeka Capital-Journal reporter Andy Marso captures a digital photo crowd B Grace Wilson and presener, Shelley Bukley Ann Mah crowd A VOICE meeting followed Tuesday Topics meeting Carol Albott Rameriz introduces Josh Grace Wilson speaks Josh Dieker speaks February 2013 attendees Jan Waide asks a question Speaker Sand Praeger Contact info visual WIBW sent videographer Half our crowd Second half of crowd Jim Colson, Topeka City Manager Jim Colson, Topeka City Manager B Tim Carpenter and Andy Marso receive recognition from League member Linda Williams Betsy Rohleder introduces new Board Carrie Lancaster clarifies wording change on League policy statement Outgoing President Marge Ahrens introduces Annual Meeting business Tuesday Topics crowd for April Incoming League President Maryanna Quilty Glennie Buckley clarifies League policy statement edit Outgoing Board member Grace Patterson receives a bag in thank-you Nancy Wagner and Shelley Bulkley introducing annual meeting business Discussion of business 2013-14 Board in attendance Maryanna thanks Marge for her leadership of our local League Maryanna and Shelley Rex Buchanan, Kansas Geological Survey Oil and Gas Map Oil rig September crowd Attendees A Treats Man-talk Marge and Barney Heeney Larry Wilson speaks of his League membership experience Attendees B Attendees C Ann Mah and tablet Vicki Schmidt explains November attendees WIBW Channel 13 covered our meeting League School took place directly after the Tuesday Topics meeting Attendees ask questions Kansas State Legislators Don explains how rainwater makes its way to the Kansas River January 2014 meeting attendees Don shows us the runoff map Water department employee chimes in Don Rankin, superintendent of Topeka Utilities Betsy Rohleder addresses League School about Annual Meeting function March League School attendees March Tuesday Topics attendees Camille Nohe introduces March speaker Doug Anstaett speaking B Doug Anstaett speaking A Luncheon meeting at McCrite Retirement Plaza Annual Meeting handout Dennis Bosley announcement Dan Brennan announcement Glennie Buckley, Linda Williams and Gwen Elliott honored as outgoing Board members Tuesday Topics speaker, David Steward LWV-TSC President Maryanna Quilty Hallway discussion about Kansas water resources Kathleen Harvey B How to get a Green Card Voter Registration snags Bernadette Forge speaks at League School May attendees Kathleen Harvey A Duane Goossen 2 Duane Goossen 1 LWV-TSC members at lunch, McCrite Plaza Susan Metzger speaks Water resources map League business Brochure and flag July attendees Check-in Val VanDerSluis, guest speaker Linda, Gwen, Val and Maryanna Leaders in their LWV tee-shirts Democract us bit a spectator sport Cash back to LWV for sales at The Eclective Networking A Networking B Networking C Camille Nohe Lea Billinger Overview Teresa Stambaugh Diana Siegel Marge Ahrens Orion and Carole Jordan Scott and PowerPoint image Scott Smathers Georgia Sandlin Glennie Buckley LWV brochure NOTO street lights, pre-dark NOTO Arts Center building Art is an Invitation to Activism Reception table Art E Dolls by Beverly Dodge Radifeld Art D Art B Art C Art A Anita Wolgast chats Young musicians Steve and  ?? ?? Chat B Chat E Chat D Chat C Connie Gibbons League president Maryanna Quilty Host Jim Ogle Anita Wolgast welcomes guests Boys play one last song More chatting About to pack up All five Every Vote Matters award winners Congratulating 2014 award winners Anthony Hensley receives his award from Glennie Buickley and Bernadette Forge Grace Wilson, Glennie Buckley and Bernadette Forge joined LWV-TSC president Maryanna Quilty in presenting awards League president Maryanna Quilty announced names of honorees Award winners with League members and current school board president Janel Johnson Jerry Farley A Jerry Farley C Jerry Farley B Question Luncheon attendees Jerry Farley D Shawnee County Commissioners speak at December Tuesday Topics Mayor, Topeka City Councilpersons and Shawnee County Commissioners Trey George Topeka Housing Authority flyer Aquaponics Program Topeka Housing Authority logo Pine Ridge Partnerships Glennie Buckley Teresa Stambaugh Against the Death Penalty in Kansas Maryanna Quilty and Lea Billinger Willard Bridge rating downgraded recently Wanamaker Rd. reworked Shawnee County 1/2 cent sales tax plans Tom Vlach, February Tuesday Topics speaker Marryanna Quilty Larry Wolgast, mayor Margaret Ahrens Marge Heeney TeresaStambaugh LarryWeigel Glennie Buckley Camille Nohe Dr. Mark Peterson Taking questions and comments from attendees Members stayed for the 2015 Annual Meeting Teresa Stambaugh makes comments from the podium Outgoing president, Maryanna Quilty, accepts "thank-you" from incoming president Camille Nohe Maryanna Quilty Patrick Woods It's All About the Brain Parents as Teachers has a lasting impact Camille with Cap-Journal article Ken Kurle and Dennis Bosley are honored Judy Moler reminds of Purse event Dean Clark Coco of Washburn Tech overview Flowers and newsletters University United Methodist Church A University United Methodist Church B Carrie Lancaster Camille Nohe, President Orion Jordan Glennie Buckley Joan Graves Michael Kaye Case parents A Case parents B Kaye with program title Tuesday Topics August attendees Judy Molar Orion Jordan Camille Nohe, LWV-TSC President Captain Brown chats after the meeting with attendees September meeting attendees Topeka Police Captain James Brown Overall Drime 10 Year Perspective Citiznes on Patrol logo Denise Low poses with sunflower Denise Low reading Denise Low books on display Annette Billings poses with sunflower Annette Billings reading Annette Billings books on display Leah Sewell poses with sunflower Leah Sewell reading Leah Sewell books on display Megan Kaminski poses with sunflower Megan Kaminski reading Megan Kaminski books on display Override death penalty Glennie Buckley Georgia Sandlin Camille Nohe Orion Jordan Natasha Martinez Dr. Taylor Porter Carrie Lancaster Camille Nohe Gwen Glennie Buckley Betsy Rohleder Grace Wilson and Camille Nohe Carrie Lancaster Traffickling title Trafficing slide A Trafficking slide B Jennifer Rapp, speaker Dennis Bosley Betsy Rohleder Camille Nohe Attendees Panelists Representative John Alcala Senator Laura Kelly Representative Annie Kuether Representative Annie Tietze Senator Vicki Schmidt Question A Question B Question C Question D Question E Question F Question G Question H Camille Nohe Glennie Buckley Carrie Lancaster Marge Ahrens Dennis Bosley Beth Clarkson shows slides Presentation slide Beth Clarkson with Capital-Journal event coverage LWV-TSC President Camille Nohe Question A Question B Question D Question E Question F Question G Question H Question I Question J Question K Standing room only Ran Hu, Up with People Glennie Buckley and Camille Nohe Grace Wilson Dennis Bosley Glennie Buckley Bernadette Forge, Voter Services Camille Nohe and Glennie Buckley Sign-in desk Juanita Ericson, guest speaker President Camille Nohe Nancy Wagner Waiting in line to make announcements Maryanna Quilty Judy Moler Carrie Lancaster Grace Wilson Dennis Bosley League President Camille Nohe Sharon Mayo Glennie Buckley Medicaid Expansion Facts Speaker Randy Peterson Betsy Rohleder Judy Moler Camille Nohe Sarah Carkhuff Fizel Vickett Arnett Carole Jordan Dale Dennis B Dale Dennis C Glennie Buckley