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Date: 12/9/2021
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins



The League of Women Voters of Orange County has a history of more than 80 years in this community as an activist, grassroots organization whose members believe citizens should play a critical role in advocacy.  We do not endorse or oppose political candidates or parties at any level of government.  Our advocacy positions are based on the merits of each issue, after careful study and consensus.

The LWVOC Board of Directors held a Retreat on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4 at the Maitland Library. Perhaps to no one’s surprise, it was the first time this entire Board had the opportunity to meet in person, a fact that was enthusiastically greeted by all.  Click to learn more about our Board of Directors and read a summation of their meeting HERE (Photography by Carol Wonsavage)

 
The entire LWVOC will be meeting JAN 29 for our Annual Program Planning Meeting: Register here: Program Planning Meeting - 1/29/2022
Lifetime LWVOC Members were honored last night at the Holiday 2021 party.  In attendance, shown above l. to r., Rosemary Durocher, Linda Chapin, Jean Siegfried
Unable to attend but honored:  Jeanine Walsh and Susan Simasek
"Tonight we are honoring those stalwart members of our League who have been members for at least half a century.  They have been granted the status of LIFETIME MEMBERS--a special title given to those who have been members for 50 years or more.  Becoming a lifetime member is a singular honor.  Over our League's 82 years, only 13 Orange County Leaguers have become lifetime members." 
Continue reading  Ann Patton's informative article about these special members.
 
Enjoy a few more snaps below by photographer Carol Wonsavage from last night's event.  She'll be uploading the full photo album soon!
Shown above l to r: Lee Rambeau, Saudi Ellis, Cassandra McAdams, Fairolyn Livingston, Sara Rich, Barbara Lanning, Carol Wonsavage
Show below l to r: Charles Davis, Ann Hellmuth, Michele Levy, Grace Lias, Darlyn Jimenez

TONIGHT, make your voice heard!
 
Learn more about Redistricting  and consider joining our 
Save the Date!
Jan. 6 @ 5:30 pm
An Evening with Cecile Scoon, LWVFL President
Join Cecile for an evening gathering for updates about Redistricting, Voter Suppression and your questions.  
Food and drink available - details to come!

Peg Cornwell
 
Nancy Nix in recognition of the hardworking Voter Services Committee members
 
Delores C Wright in memory of James Henry Wright
 

Kitty M Woodley gave a generous donation to the LWVOC Fund in memory of Janie Bing

"In memory of my grandmother whose birthday is today (DEC 2) Fierce and feisty, a woman ahead of time who stood for women in a man's world!  See the Bing Rooming House Museum in Plant City, FL."

 
 
Curious about why our League continues to need financial support regardless of dues?  Scroll to bottom of newsletter and see how membership dues are allocated between local/state/national League organizations.  With our lack of revenue opportunities due to two years of pandemic stress, we're very appreciative of your monetary support as well as committee involvement.

Turn on AmazonSmile in the Amazon app to generate donations.  Every purchase supports LWVOC and helps us continue to defend democracy.   So SMILE and get shopping!  Click above to get started.
Another option for "giving back" to the League is to give "forward" and Gift a Membership.  No wrapping involved, just click below.

Jessica Roberts
Sam Williams
Susan Donnelly
 
Questions about joining or renewing?  Click here: Member Signup / Information
We also offer Gift Membership which is a great option for all gift-giving occasions.
 
*Renewal time is upon us.  Scroll to bottom of newsletter for more information.

 
Make your year-end donation by DEC 31
 
Single or recurring donations are tax-deductible and can be made "In honor" or "In Memoriam" etc. to someone. 
Visit Donations or if you have questions, contact Karen Estrin or Leslie Feinberg
Newsletter Checklist:
  • Below, check out the cool party table last night with grand selfie service from Tiffany Hughes (send us your League selfies so we can include you next time)
  • Sign up with AmazonSmile and shop while supporting the League.
  • Give back by giving forward.  Gift a Membership to the League
  • It's member renewal time.   Log into LWVOC.ORG for easy renewal.
 
SAVE THE DATE!!
 
Our Annual Program Planning Meeting will be JAN 29, 9am-noon
 
2022 is a mid-term Election Year which means we will be extra busy, needing your input and volunteerism.
 
For answers to any of your membership questions, email:  lwvocmembership@gmail.com