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Date: 6/9/2022
Subject: LWVOC Newsletter & Events
From: Lisa K Adkins

“Local newspapers play a critical role in our communities, making us all stronger and more engaged citizens. Newspapers are dedicated to keeping you informed. Whether it is a local issue or a worldwide pandemic, they are there to provide consistent news coverage that you can trust.” Jim Fogler-CEO, FL Press Assoc.

Scott Maxwell enlightened us yesterday at Hot Topics about the fate of newspaper bureaus across the county, state, and nation.  Click HERE to learn about an initiative that supports community journalism beyond a subscription.
TUNE IN TODAY! Chat with the LWVOC Co-Presidents, Barbara Lanning and Nicolette Springer   JUNE 9th, 12:00PM
Click here to join the Zoom call.
Members, visit Board of Directors page to view the last chat.

Record-breaking!  Yesterday's sell-out Hot Topics luncheon program had 250 registered—the highest in the Orange County League’s history.  Barbara Liston has written a review HERE of the event and you can also watch it on our YouTube channel.  Set your calendars now because next up are the popular local Judicial Candidate Forums for July and August.  Have you noticed that judges in Florida and across the nation are continually in the news?  Prepare your questions, register for the luncheons, and expect another HOT program at the Winter Park Events Center, our new home for Hot Topics.
*Shown below, Scott Maxwell left and right, former LWVOC Presidents, Leesa Bainbridge, Ann Hellmuth, and Michele Levy. Second row below left-Jillian Bello with young guests and right, Theo Webster and Margaret Bell. Photos courtesy Carol Wonsavage.

Jeri Spriggs – Ida B. Wells Member

Marilyn Frazer

Tobitha Allen
A hearty welcome to our newest members!

Need a meaningful gift idea?  Consider giving a membership to LWVOC, a thoughtful gift for all generations.
Over 20% of our members are case you need Father's Day ideas!
Charline F. Kennedy
Pamela Lindon
Lucy V. Barnes
Linda Manzonelli
Stephen Carter
In HONOR of my mother Betty F. Carter who was a long time member of LWV.
She served as Orange County Supervisor of Elections 1981-1995 and passed January, 2012.
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.

Congratulations to our LWVOC Leaguer Jennifer Adams on her LWVFL appointment!
Jennifer Adams has been appointed to fill the position of LWVFL Program/Advocacy Chair. This position aids in executing the League's adopted program. The state program, which is adopted biennially at state League conventions, helps shape day-to-day advocacy work.
Adams also currently serves as an elected director on the LWVFL Board, LWVFL Juvenile Justice Chair, and as a Vice President of the LWV of Orange County.
"For Jennifer, life’s challenges have been surmounted through a combination of determination, believing the best in people, resourcefulness, and being an influential agent for positive change with a servant leader mindset. As Executive Director of Florida Community Partnership, an industry leader in the creation of innovative legislation, policy, community engagement, and implementation framework methods, Jennifer strengthens efforts to develop solution-focused best practices for successful outcomes to complex initiatives."  Read more about Jennifer on our Board of Directors page.

Volunteer ~ Support ~ Learn

VOLUNTEERING Opportunities available with Voter Services Committee (Leaguers only.)   Learn more by clicking below:

MetroPlan ORLANDO, June 20 Virtual Meeting
A public meeting will be held to discuss the proposed Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) FY 2022/23 to 2026/27. MetroPlan Orlando is seeking input on the region’s five-year transportation plan.  We will be using the Zoom web conferencing platform for the meeting, and it will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. The meeting will feature presentations on projects contained in the Transportation Improvement Program, and there will be time for questions and comments from the public. REGISTER HERE 

Do you want to learn more about how the City of Orlando operates?
Learn about city government, become an active resident and network with like-minded individuals. Students of Mayor's City Academy go on department tours and interact with city employees.
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.

Board Member Opening
We have regretfully accepted the resignation of Shan Rose as Treasurer effective immediately who 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.
Share your financial expertise as our new Treasurer.  We have experienced former Treasurers who are ready to help you transition into that role.
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:
  • Anyone else still chuckling about Scott's comments at Hot Topics?  
  • Our fundraising team sent you an important letter yesterday; please consider a June gift to the League.
  • Know any educators who would like to take part in a Harvard Methods workshop?  We have a special opportunity.
  • Need a Father's Day gift?  Make him a League member!