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Date: 5/26/2022
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins

"The desire for a state and country free from gun violence is not a partisan issue. America must find the courage to do what’s necessary to keep people safe from gun violence."  LWV of Florida
As an LWVOC member, you are automatically a member of the LWV of Florida.  Read the positions of the League in dealing with gun safety issues, advocacy, and legislative goals.  Visit LWVFL Gun Reform and learn about our statewide efforts, links to resources, and proposed steps forward to combat the scourge of gun fatalities.  And if you're ready to reach out to your representatives, find their contact info HERE.  And for an impactful video: Click HERE to view Gun Lock PSA.

We've passed the halfway point of available seats for next month's HOT TOPICS!  That means there's a few dozen seats left so hurry and
Click for a special message from Scott Maxwell   We expect him to have plenty to say about this week's tragic events as well as the subsequent responses from state government and news outlets.
We’re giving the mic to Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell to talk about none other than it’s a HOT MESS: THE STATE OF POLITICS AND JOURNALISM IN FLORIDA. Be prepared to get mad and laugh at the same time as our town’s best speaker and writer takes the stage to challenge us to defend our democracy.
Register NOW for June 8 Hot Topics 11:30 AM – 1 PM, Doors open at 11.Winter Park Events Center,  $30 members, $35 guests.  Vegan meals available upon Pat Grierson,

LAST CALL for stipend scholarships!
JUNE 23-26,  League of Women Voters National Convention in Denver, CO.
Interested in attending?  We have a limited number of scholarships to aid you in that endeavor.  

Karen McClintock
Barbara Green
Aldo Bartolone
Adriana Bartolone
Dr. Mary Graham-Lawrence
Kelly Chisholm
Marlys Harris
Dr. John Bickerton
Dr. Joan Bickerton
Nikki Mims McGee
Pallavi Dacre
Kay Haxton
Diane Knudson
Patricia Burke
A hearty welcome to our newest members!
And since spring is the season of renewal, perhaps you should make sure your membership is up-to-date!?
THANK YOU for your generous donation to the LWVOC Fund.
Elizabeth J Starr
Lauren Robertson
Martha Haynie
Cynthia M Stump
Jill A Giese
Margalie Belizaire
Lorraine M Robinson
Lisa G Nason
Visit our Donations page.  2022 is queued up to be a politically challenging year and your donations help us fight for #Votes4All
Donations can also be made "To honor, In memory, In tribute or recognition" etc. for a special someone.

Mark your calendars for the next Chat with the LWVOC Co-Presidents, Barbara Lanning and Nicolette Springer.
JUNE 9th, 12:00PM
Second Thursday Monthly
Members, visit Board of Directors page to view the last chat.  And watch your in-box for upcoming messages from your Co-Presidents.

Volunteer ~ Support ~ Work

Board Member Opening
We have regretfully accepted the resignation of Shan Rose as Treasurer effective immediately.  Shan has filed to run for HD41 and as you all know from your close reading of the Bylaws and Policies & Procedures, she is no longer eligible to serve as a result.  We thank Shan for her willingness to step up and serve the League.
Share your financial expertise as our new Treasurer.  We have experienced former Treasurers who are ready to help you transition into that role.
Leagues of our size typically have paid administrative support but we've relied completely on volunteers...until now.  With the growth of the LWVOC and the challenges of Board transitions, it's time to hire an Executive Assistant.
With this kind of support, we can give our hard-working volunteers more space to concentrate solely on their advocacy passion.  
Whether you're a member or a friend of the League and are interested in working for the LWVOC, click this link for full job description.  Please share this position with your interested friends, colleagues, etc.

The Adopt-A-Precinct (AAP) program is a community partnership initiated by the Supervisor of Elections.   Participating organizations “adopt” a precinct, or several precincts, during an election by providing the people to staff the polling place for that precinct. The Supervisor of Elections then writes a check to the organization, rather than paying the individual workers. The AAP program funnels tax dollars to AAP groups and back into the community through their efforts.
Continue reading HERE. Interested in volunteering?  Email: Mary Montanus

Volunteers Needed--VOTE411 is the League’s online Voter Guide that will be available at the end of June.  We are working on our local version right now.  We would like to have the candidate descriptions and questions in Spanish as well as English. We need a couple of volunteers with proficiency in writing Spanish to translate for us.  If you have such skills and would like to volunteer, please let us know.  Contact Kathy Sheerin
or Terry Gillam
Teachers Wanted!
The Education Committee is looking for local educators who would like to participate in this year's Harvard Case Method Civics Workshop, AUG 20.  All training, case materials, and ongoing teacher support is FREE.  Learn more HERE about nominating a local teacher.  Nomination deadline is JULY 10.

LWVOC is starting a podcast.  We're first starting with interviews of members and non-members related to voting. Some of the questions will be related to the first time you voted, thoughts about voting, why you vote, etc.  Our hope is to launch the first episode by the end of June. 
The podcast will move on to other topics of interest to the club as we progress through the year.
Any questions, or if you want to volunteer to be interviewed, please reach out to Susan Baxter at

Newsletter Checklist:
  • May is coming to a close with a tragedy out of Texas.  If you're interested in sharing thoughts, questions, etc. we're ready to start up our Blog again on the website.  Just respond to this newsletter.
  • Thank you to all our MAY donors!  We have a few days left; help us reach our May goal.
  • Last call for National LWV Convention stipends!  Let us help you get there with a $$ scholarship.
  • Lots of LWVOC advocacy opportunities this month including a hired position!

Donations can also be made "To honor, In memory, In tribute or recognition" etc. for a special someone.