Candidate School 2015

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Candidate School is an opportunity for local citizens considering running
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2015 Events:

Tray George, Topeka Housing Authority
Trey George: "Topeka Housing Authority + Aquaponics Program"

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January 2015

Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME. Policy Position Update 2015-2016 will follow Tuesday Topics.
   Guest speaker is Trey George, Executive Director, Topeka Housing Authority, who will speak on “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.
   Luncheon menu
: Vegetable soup w/deli meats, condiments, homemade buns, cookie and iced tea. $8.25

"Policy Positions Update" Meeting to follow January Tuesday Topics
Plan to attend the "Policy Positions Update" meeting after January Tuesday Topics. We will:

  1. Review the changes we recommended last year to LWV state positions.
  2. Consider a new Update/Study of our local LWV Health position re Health Agency.
  3. Review other local positions if needed.
  4. Agree on local and state priorities for Action in the coming year for our League.

Our League has been very effective in recent years with our advocacy and in fostering positive change in our community, such as Curbside Recycling and the Mental Health Court. What would you like to accomplish in the future?

If you are excited about a certain area for study or action, come. We want your opinions. We would especially like to hear from our observers who do such great work for us, and to thank those who have taken action and given testimony in the past!

Board Meeting, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, @ Noon.
You may bring your lunch on a tray from the Millenium Café. Our room is open at noon.
All members are welcome to attend Board Meetings!
Deadline for articles for the February VOTER (Peggy Hinck) and web page (Carol Yoho).

JEDO Study Group will continue its examination of the Joint Economic Development Organization
@ PT’s, 17th and Washburn, 7 PM 
Economics professor Dr. Paul Byrnes, Washburn University, will join us as a consultant to our study. Additionally, we are pleased to learn that some of the JEDO members are interested in developing objectives and performance measures for Go Topeka’s economic development initiatives.


Guest speaker for the Center for Kansas Studies Kansas Day event will be Julene Bair, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Iowa Nonfiction Writing Program. She has won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Arts Council. Her essay collection, One Degree West, won Women Writing the West's WILLA award and was a finalist for the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award. She has taught at the University of Wyoming and the University of Iowa, and currently lives in Longmont, Colorado. Julene has published editorials on the Ogallala Aquifer, most notably for USA Today and The New York Times.

This free Kansas Day event is open to the public and to be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Mulvane Art Center, North Gallery, First Floor, Washburn University, Topeka, at 4 PM. Julene will speak, answer questions and sign copies of her book, The Ogallala Road. Kansas Day Celebration refreshments will be served to attendees after her presentation.

See also: Topeka C-J article by Jan Biles.

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.

Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka. Meeting starts at Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Larry Weigel, “Health Care Compact” —Visit his Medicare Coach blog.
Menu: BBQ beef sandwich, baked beans, potato salad, brownie and iced tea. $8.25

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, “How to Interpret Polls
Menu: Quiche w/tossed salad, assorted dressings, rolls, butter cookie and iced tea. $8.25.


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

Holiday Inn and Convention Center
200 McDonald Drive
Lawrence, KS 66044
10 rooms are held @$89/night for Friday, April 24, 2015

Meeting details to come


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.
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.

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

January 6, 2014:
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 Teresa StambaughGlennie Buckley
January meeting collage
Policy Position Update

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