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2017 Events:
Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast
May
Larry Wolgast
"Topeka: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"
Dennis Tenpenny
APR-
Dennis Tenpenny
"Long Term Services and Supports in Kansas: How are Seniors Faring?"
Janice DeBoer
MAR-
Janice DeBoer
"K4ad: Making Topeka Liveable for Seniors"
Angela McHardie
FEB-
Angela McHardie
"Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative"
Cindi Haines
JAN-
Matt Pivnarik
"Destination Topeka"

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Calendar 2017
| June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov | Dec |
Calendar 2018
| Jan | Feb |

if you are still in the giving mood, please consider purchasing and bringing a box of diapers to the January Tuesday Topics meeting -- for the moms at Pineridge HousingVicki Arnett says diapers are an on-going need.  Vicki will take the diapers to Pineridge on behalf of our League.


Today's Suffragettes note cardsNew note cards are now available for purchase. 
These note cards show a color photograph of a sampling of our members standing by the statue of Lincoln on the Capitol grounds, with text that says “We are today’s suffragettes.”  We are selling packets of 5 note cards plus envelopes for $10. Buy cards on-line!

 

June
6
Tuesday Topics, University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66604
Lunch provided by Church staff, beginning at 11:30 AM. Speaker at Noon.
Speaker will be Sarah Oglesby-Dunegan, Pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka and member of Topekans for Racial Justice.
July
4

Tuesday Topics: No meeting because of Independence Day holiday.

August
1
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka.
Lunch provided by Millinium Café beginning at 11:30 AM. Speaker at Noon.
Speaker will be Amber Miller, Kansas Children's Service League, will speak about the work of KCSL at Highland Park Central and Stout elementary schools. Title TBA.
September
5
Tuesday Topics
Speaker will be Susan Fangman, Kansas State University Extension Office, will speak about Medicare Part D. Title TBA.
October
3
Tuesday Topics
Speaker will be Beth Clarkson. Title TBA.
November
7
Tuesday Topics
Speaker will be Imam Omar Hazim, Islamic Center of Topeka, will speak about the Islamic faith. Title TBA.
December
5
Tuesday Topics.
Forum--panel. Details TBA.
January 2018
2
Tuesday Topics,
Speaker will be Bill Riphan, Topeka Parks and Recreation, speaking on “The History of Parks in Topeka.”
February 2018
7
Tuesday Topics
Speaker will be Dene Mosler, Discovery Center. Title TBA.

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.

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2017 Events Wrap-up:
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Candidate School, Tues., May 9, 2017
LWV-TSC cosponsored a school for potential political candidates in collaboration with the Topeka Chamber, the Community Resources Council and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. The Candidate School was planned to help persons interested in running for local office gain a working knowledge of the local process. Topics included how to file required reports and paperwork, basic election laws, fund raising and marketing. These groups will sponsor a second session for candidates this summer and a candidate forum for the public to meet candidates before the Nov. 7 general election. More information is available from Curtis Sneden at the Topeka Chamber, 785-231-6025


Topeka Mayor Larry WolgastTuesday Topics, Tuesday, May 3, 2017
Mayor Larry Walgast, Topeka Mayor, spoke on “Topeka: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”
Mayor Larry Wolgast, who has announced he will not seek another term in November, told a large Tuesday Topics audience that Topeka continues to make progress despite occasional frustrations
  "I know you join me in wanting Topeka to be a place where young people want to live and wanting us to work together toward the future. It will take individuals rolling up their sleeves and working together to improve Topeka," he said. "Thank you for all you do."


In Memory...Nicki Stein

Nicki SteinLucy Ann "Nickie" Nichols Stein died in Topeka May 3, 2017. Nickie and Joe moved to Topeka in 1953. Nickie and Joe loved living in Topeka, where they raised three children and actively participated in local arts, education, and issues. During her career, Nickie worked in diverse roles as a registered nurse in nearly every hospital in Topeka, including Stormont-Vail, St. Francis and the Menninger Foundation's psychiatric hospital. She was a legislative lobbyist for the Kansas State Nurses Association and the League of Women Voters. In 1972 she completed a Masters in Education Administration degree at Washburn University. Nickie was an avid supporter of arts and culture in Topeka, and she was a panelist for The Panel of American Women, a diverse group of women who fostered open and inclusive discussions about how to acknowledge and resist racial and religious prejudice in the community. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters, and she and Joe worked with local progressive political projects. Read Nicki's complete obituary at the Penwell Gable web site online.


Sat., April 8
Community Legislative Coffee ,
a Q & A forum with our local senators and representatives at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. League co-hosted this event, with the Topeka Chamber of Commerce. Zach Ahrens, Editor of the Topeka Capital Journal, moderated. Some prepared questions were used. However, note cards and pencils were made available so attendees could write out questions that they wanted answered.
   The following quote, and the photo used here, is lifted from "Vicki's Voice," State Senator Vicki Schmidt's on-line newsletter:

"Thank you to the Topeka Chamber, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, League of Women Voters, Heartland Visioning, Forge Young Professionals and The Topeka Capital-Journal for sponsoring the Community Legislative Forum today! From left to right the legislators in attendance were Rep. John Alcala, Rep. Vic Miller, Sen. Vicki Schmidt, Rep. Brenda Dietrich, Rep. Jim Gartner, Sen. Laura Kelly, Rep. Fred Patton, Rep. Virgil Weigel, Sen. Anthony Hensley and Rep. Annie Kuether. Matt Johnson of the Topeka Capital-Journal was the moderator! Thank you to all who attended! I appreciated the opportunity to dialogue with so many of you on issues important to all of us."

Community Legislative Coffee event


Tuesday Topics, Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Speaker was Dennis Tenpenny, of Valeo Behavioral Health Center, speaking on “Long Term Services and Support in Kansas: How Are Seniors Faring?”
Annual Meeting followed the speaker at 1:00 p.m. Topics included proposed changes to our League's bylaws, approved by the Board, were discussed and acted on.

Camille NoheCarrie LancasterDiana SegelMarge AhrensGlennie Buckley
April meeting included talk by Dennis Tenpenny and Annual Meeting


Tuesday Topics, March 7, 2017
Janice DeBoer, Executive Director, Kansas Association of Area Agencies on Aging & Disabilities, speaking on “K4ad: Making Topeka Liveable for Seniors.”
The Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association advocates helping older Kansans remain active, independent, and free from abuse and neglect. K4A is a strong voice for seniors in the creation of new and increased resources to meet their needs. K4A monitors legislative activities on the state and federal levels and provides testimony on issues important to Kansas seniors and their caregivers.
March 2017 Tuesday Topics meeting


Art Is An Invitation to Activism
—Fundraiser was a SUCCESS!

Feb. 18, 2017   7-9 p.m.  935 N. Kansas Ave.

A fundraiser for the Topeka-Shawnee County League of Women Voters. Enjoy the photographs of Carol Yoho and poetry from Dennis Bosley, both League members; poetry from Topekans Annette Billings and Dennis Etzel; the childrens’ book written and illustrated by Leaguer Glennie Buckley and Barbara Waterman Peters, and dancing of Spanish sevillanas—flamenco--by Silvia Bueno Montavez and her daughter, Noa Fernandez Bueno. Support the League’s mission with local art and artists.

Maryanna Quilty serves wine as hostessAttendee looks through photo exhibitChattingSharingdancers Silvia Beuno Montavez and duaghter, Loa Fernandez Bueno and daughter, Noa Fernandez Bueno
Carol Yoho, photography exhibitAnnette Hope Billings and Dennis Edset share their poetryDennis Bosley reads his poemsEnnis Edsel signs a copy of his recent book of poetryCrowd enjoys Spanish sevillanas --flamenco-- dancing Spanish dancers 2
—Photos by Orion and Carol Jordan
Art Is An Invitation to Activism


Tuesday Topics, February 7, 2017
Angela McHardie, Deputy Director of the Juvenile Detention Center in Shawnee County, spoke on “Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative.”

2017 League president Camille NoheAnnouncement from Grace WilsonAnnouncements,  February 2017
February collage


The Women’s March on Kansas was held Saturday, January 21, 2017, with active participation by members from various local Kansas Leagues in attendance. Members of the general public of all genders and ages were invited to gather at the south-steps plaza of the State Capitol Building, with an estimated crowd of 4000 attending. Guest speakers and presenters included Kansas legislators, advocates, and musicians from across the state. Immediately following the main event, attendees joined organizers for a march around the Capitol. A brief advocacy training and networking opportunity was held after the event in the Historic Fire Station No. 2 located at 719 SW Van Buren (north of the Capitol).
Photo essay on event. There is more to do. Visit www.womensmarch.comWomen's March on the Kansas Capitol
State League members marched together.


Ruth Curd DickinsonIn Memory...Ruth Curd Dickinson

Ruth Curd Dickinson, 83, passed away suddenly on January 17, 2017 at her home in Topeka, Kansas. Born April 27, 1933 in Wilmore, Kentucky, she was raised in Evansville, Indiana. In 1959, Ruth moved to Topeka, she raised three children, participated in numerous community groups and activities, and, from 1967, worked in public policy and mental health.
   Ruth was lively, engaging, widely traveled, and interested in innumerable subjects. She was an Episcopalian, a staunch Democrat, and involved with numerous groups, including the Topeka Symphony, the Topeka Public Library, and the League of Women Voters. Read Ruth's complete obituary at the Penwell Gable web site online.


Tuesday Topics, January 3, 2017
Speaker was Matt Pivarnik, President and CEO of Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and GO Topeka, speaking on “Destination Topeka”

Matt Pivnarik GoTopeka Presidnet and CEO, and Curtis Sneden< VP Government Relations
January Discussion Session


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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 Vicki Arnett Carole Jordan Dale Dennis B Dale Dennis C Glennie Buckley More members test-vote Ballot reader Meeting handouts Members try their hands at feeding the new machinery Camille Nohe introduces June meeting Blanche Parks invites League members to consider ceoming election volunteers Andrew Howelll intoduces new voting equipment Edie Zarger stands beside new electronic ballot reader Andrew Howell discusses electronic voting machine option Judy's grandkids as Miss Liberty and a hound dog displaying bags Judy Moler and books for sale Guests arriving snapping photos with famous characters Payment desk Bags for sale books for sale Food A Food B Don Moler beats Native drum eating treats Billboard A2 Billboard AC Billboard A1 Bike lock Demonstrating bike use Betsy Rohleder wins bike towel Demonstrating log-on Karl talks nice crowd Host and timer Stage area Vicki Schmidt, KS Senate, District 20, R Joe Patton, KS Senate, District 20, R Candace Ayers, KS Senate, District 20, D Vic Miller, KS House, District 58, D Bret Kell, KS House, District 58, D Ben Scott, KS House, District 58, D Zach Ahrens, Program Moderator, is editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal Larry Geil, KS House, District 58, D Lane Hemsley, KS House, District 58, D Brenda Dietrich, KS House, District 52, R Ross Hutchison, KS House, District 50, D Chris Huntsman, KS House, District 50, D after, candidates chat with attendees A after, candidates chat with attendees B after, candidates chat with attendees C after-chat A after-chat B Library flags at sunset Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library entrance at sunset Chat A Chat B Chat C Chat F Chat D Chat E Glennie Buckley Grace Wilson Orion Jordon Zach Ahrens A Listening B Listening A Zach Ahrens C Zach Ahrens B Second billboard A Second billboard B Second billboard C Your Vote Matters B Your Vote Matters A Third LWV Billboard posted at 27th and SE California, Topeka Overview 27th and California Camille Nohe Vicki Arnett Natasha Martinez, Washburn student, honored Marge, Carrie and Glennie Evelyn Wilson A Evelyn Wilson B Evelyn Wilson C Pedro Irigonegaray C Pedro Irigonegaray B Pedro Irigonegaray A Credits Checks and Balances Kansas Court Responsibilites Title Three branches of government Sarah Green, October speaker Sarah canoeing Sarah Green's water report in print Leaguers chat Bernadette Forge with bouquet making announcements Today's Suffagettes Camille Nohe with Today's Suffragists cards Orion Jordan Vicki Arnett Vicki Buening Glennie Buckley Betsy Rohleder  Cyndi Haines and Jessica Lehnherr Carrie Lancaster Jessica Lehnherr  Cyndi Haines President Camille Nohe Gwen Elliott Betsy Rohleder Elaine Schwartz, Topeka City Council Jeffrey Coen, Topeka City Council Kevin Cook, Shawnee County Comissioner Karen Hiller, Topeka City Council Tony Emerson, Topeka City Council Shelly Buhler, Shawnee County Comissioner Question A Question B Question C Question D Question F Question G Question E wrap-up, Schwartz wrap-up, Coen and Emerson Karen Hiller Network A Network C Network B Matt Pivarnik photo A Matt Pivarnik photo B Matt Pivarnik photo C Curtis Sneden, VP Government Relations LWV-TSC president Camille Nohe, with microphone Question three Georgia Sandlin comments LWVK co-president Marge Ahrens asks a question Angela McHardie A Angela McHardie B JDAI Fundimentals Dangers of Detention Angela McHardie explains numbers Angela McHardie C League president Camille Nohe Comments from Jocelyn Lyons, Executive Director, JAAA League voices wait turns to share Janice DeBoer A Janice DeBoer B Janice DeBoer C Question from Grace Wilson Tenpenny A Tenpenny B Tenpenny C Slide A Slide B Annual Meeting business Annual Meeting attendees Slide C