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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.


Voter Registration Event: Parent Tip Tuesday at Pine Ridge, 9:00 – 10:00 AM.
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM, catered by the Library. Luncheon Menu: Lasagna with meat sauce, garlic bread, tossed salad, assorted dressings, pie and iced tea @ $8.25/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Beth Clarkson, Ph.D., statistician from Wichita, asks “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.”
“Wichita State statistician casts vote for regular auditing of Kansas election returns,” by Tim Carpenter, Topeka Capital-Journal, 2/2/2016

Voice Meeting follows our 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.
   All League members are encouraged to attend one of the Voice Meetings to let your voice be heard.  A modified local economic development position will then be developed and presented for vote at the April Annual Meeting.
Voter Registration Training will follow Tuesday Topics meeting.
LWVTSC Board of Directors meeting @ TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. League members are welcome!
Voter Registration @ Alorica Employment, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
JEDO Study Group, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ 7:00 PM
Voter Registration @ Pine Ridge Family Bingo Night, 5:30-7:30 PM
Voter Education Presentations to Topeka High School U.S. Government classes

League Day at the Capitol, February 25, 2016League Day at the Capitol: 
Topeka/Shawnee County Public Library,
9:AM --3:00 PM. This day is set as League Day at the Capitol.
Visit the LWVK Calendar for details
or download the PDF Registration Form.
This year, as with all of the recent years, it is crucial to contact our legislators regarding issues of concern.  League Day will be an excellent opportunity to do this in person.

  • February 25 is the last day of the first half of the 2016 Kansas Legislative Session,
    in other words just before the mid-point of the session.
  • Our League Day schedule will follow the legislature's schedule to allow busing of members to the Capitol. We will gather in a committee meeting room for Paul Johnson's in-person legislative report and get directions for participating in the activities of the day.
  • We have invited a speaker on the issue of transparency.

Download Registration as a .doc file

Voter Registration Event: at Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, 6:00 – 8:00 PM.
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM, catered by the Library. Luncheon Menu: Quiche with tossed salad, assorted dressings, rolls and butter, cookie and iced tea @ $8.25/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Juanita Ericson, General Director of USD 501, “Local Education Issues
Voter Registration Training will follow Tuesday Topics meeting.
LWVTSC Board of Directors meeting @ TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. League members are welcome!
Membership, Leadership Development (MLD) will follow Tuesday Topics meeting.
Voter Registration @ Antioch Baptist Church, 9:00-11:00 AM
Voter Registration Training will follow Tuesday Topics meeting.
Membership, Leadership Development (MLD) @ at Carrie Lancaster's home, 3:00 PM
Voter Registration @ Topeka Metro Bus Station, 7:15-9:15 AM & 2:15-5:45 PM
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM, catered by the Library. Luncheon Menu: Turkey Club Croissant, fruit cup, cake and iced tea @ $8.25/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Randy Peterson, CEO of Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, “Health Issues
Annual Meeting will follow Tuesday Topics speaker.
Tuesday Topics, TSCPL, 1515 SW 10th Av., Topeka, @ Noon. Optional lunch begins at 11:30 AM, catered by the Library. Luncheon Menu: Fruit plate with chicken salad, rolls and butter, cookie and iced tea @ $8.25/meal. PUBLIC IS WELCOME.
Speaker, TBA, “Topic 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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2016 Events Wrap-up:
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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 Marge Ahrens Dennis Bosley