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Date: 1/14/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins




Tonight, we salute our hard work in 2020 and welcome the opportunities in the new year.  There's work to be done in 2021!
Log-in to your LWVOC account & click here to register and receive Zoom log-in info: Happy Hour—Goodbye 2020, Happy New Year 2021 - 1/14/2021 

 
There's work to be done in 2021.  Help us plan for another exciting year.
 
Our upcoming virtual LWVOC Annual Planning Meeting will be
Saturday, JAN 23. 
 
Log in and click to register: 9:00-12:30PM PLANNING MEETING - 1/23/2021

Please note the special circumstances for our JANUARY Hot Topics:
 
*We are partnering with LWV Seminole County which means our normal event date has been moved to later in the month, JAN 28th at 12:00 PM.
 *When you register for this NO FEE event, it will be off site but we will have a record of our members who have RSVP'd. 
 
 
Our topic is Healing Our Communities which given the racial, social and political divides that became more apparent than ever in 2020, is a topic that could not be of greater importance or more timely.

Our panelists are Dr. Thomas Bryer of UCF and Liz Joiner of the Village Square.  Dr. Bryer has done extensive research in the areas of public participation and collaboration across segments of society, including government, nonprofit, private, faith-based, and voluntary sectors.  Ms. Joiner is founder and CEO of the Village Square.  The Village Square is a non-partisan public educational forum on matters of local, state and national importance.  The organization believes in the power of dialogue and disagreement. It spearheads a variety of programming centered around civility and community-building (especially among political opposites)

League of Women Voters of Florida
Our Lunch & Learns are returning in a new way on January 15th! Our Lunch & Learn series will be biweekly moving forward.

Our first program of 2021 will feature Jessica Lowe-Minor: former LWVFL Executive Director and current LWVUS Vice President. Jessica will address the League's response to the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building.
Agenda:
  • Discussion-LWVUS Response to U.S. Capitol Insurrection
  • Emphasizing Safety for League Members
  • Q&A Session w/ Patricia Brigham & Jessica Lowe-Minor
 


 
Jim Ingram

Lavon Bracy

Deborah Shields

Heather Jacobs
 
 
The Nominating Committee is hard at work setting the slate for the next Board of Directors. If you would be interested in serving on the Board or know someone who would make a great addition please contact Nominating Committee Chair, Sara Rich at sararich14@gmail.com
 
Find out more about our current (shown above) 2019-2020 Board HERE and envision yourself in a leadership role for 2021-2022.
 
 

Get started on your 2021 resolutions!  You'll need to have active membership to sign up for some of the above events.
 
 
If your membership has lapsed, log in and RENEW your Membership
 
FREE membership for all students!!
 
And don't forget, men make up a sizeable % of our League.  Encourage the men in your life to join us.
 
 
 
 

On January 9 the League was informed of the passing of a dear and gentle soul, Sister Teresa McElwee, one of the beloved Nuns from the HOPE CommUnity Center.  Sister Tersea dedicated her life to social and economic justice for the farmworkers in the Apopka area. She will be greatly missed. Noted for her sense of humor, Sister Teresa took with her, a list of seven demands she wanted to give "The Boss" when she got there. On that list: Comprehensive Immmigration Reform, an end to Racism and White Supremacy and Save the Environment. She signed the list by stating, "So, get on with it God!" To send condolences please go to :
HOPE CommUnity Center 1016 N Park Ave, Apopka, FL 32712
407-880-4673 or visit their website at Contact - Hope CommUnity Center (hcc-offm.org)

Newsletter Checklist:
 
  • See you tonight at our virtual Happy Hour!
  • Don't forget to sign up for our Annual Planning Meeting on JAN 23.
  • Community info below answering Covid Vaccination questions
  • Remember to renew your membership because...
  • There's much to be done in 2021!!

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Also, tune in later today for a Virtual Town Hall (below) concerning the virus and its effect on the Black Community.