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Date: 3/18/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins




Special Women's History Month recognition:  Join us TODAY, March 18, noon via Zoom
 
Show your support for defending democracy and the importance of telling women’s stories at this second annual Women’s History Month celebration, presented by the Orange County Regional History Center and LWVOC.
This year’s honoree, Mabel Norris Reese, fought for justice and civil rights in Lake County at the helm of the Mount Dora Topic, as she investigated the case of the Groveland Four and the instances of grave injustice. Speakers include our own Jackie Brockington and Co-President Gloria Pickar. 
Tickets are $25 and benefit the Historical Society of Central Florida. Register at thehistorycenter.org/event/womens-history-month-celebration/
A limited number of scholarships are available for students and others. Email Amanda.Henry@ocfl.net

Women's History Month

Click above for more information.  Be sure to send us your pics and stories about how you're celebrating this month.  We'd love to feature you in our social media.  Also, check out this Timeline of Women's History that member Marilyn Baldwin shared with us. 

SAVE THE DATE!  Register now: 
 
If you missed last week's Hot Topics, you can view it on our YouTube Channel HERE  Don't forget to subscribe to our channel for all our updates! 

 
New Hope for the ERA

The US House of Representatives voted to advance the Equal Rights Amendment by removing its arbitrary ratification deadline. This is an important step towards adding the ERA to the Constitution and creating a more equal democracy. Thank you to all our members and supporters for reaching out to your representatives to support this legislation.  Continue reading LWVUS statement HERE

 
Interested in this topic?  Find out MORE about our newest committee Women's Rights 

Join us virtually on April 8th!

Learn. Advocate. Celebrate.
Make A Difference, From Wherever You Are.
General Admission Ticket: $35 
  • Environmentally preferred option, no materials provided
Toolkit Ticket: $50 
  • Printed material + a LWVFL swag item mailed to ticket holder prior to event
Registration Deadline: March 31st
MEMBERS ONLY~Interested in Lobby Day but need some $$$ assistance.  The LWVOC is offering a $35 stipend to enable more participation.  Click HERE to fill out our reimbursement stipend form AFTER you have registered/paid for the event.

Valerie Anthony
Evelyn Martinez
Deborah Ryan
 
Who's missing here?  Your friend, colleague, and family member.  Also, encourage any students you know to join as membership is FREE or them.  Members who need to renew can also click on the link below and we offer the ability to "gift a membership" to someone you know.
 

SAVE THE DATE for next month's Members Only 6-8:30 PM ANNUAL MEETING via Zoom - 4/22/2021
 
There's much to be done in 2021 and we'll be introducing our new Board of Directors and highlighting our upcoming Program for 2021-2022  (Shown below, screenshots by Carol Wonsavage of our Board during their Strategic Meeting this month.)

Looking for a way to volunteer from home to keep the rest of us informed about what is happening in local government?  One of the important functions of the LWVOC is sending observers (mostly virtual now) to monitor local governments around Orange County and report on what they are doing.  Learn more about our Government Observer Corps HERE and consider applying.

Newsletter Checklist:
  • Register RIGHT NOW for the Orange County Regional History Center event at NOON today!
  • Mark your calendars for all our April events
  • New stipend available for LWVFL Virtual Lobby Day on April 8

NEW FEATURE on our website. Click Covid-19 to learn about the Myths vs. Facts as well as FAQs about the coronavirus.
 
These will be highlighted on our social media.  Be sure to follow us on Instagram @lwvoc, Facebook-League of Women Voters of Orange County, FL, and Twitter @LWVOC