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Leadership Committee

LWV of the Princeton Area Leadership Committee
Term of Office June 2020 - June 2021

Our League includes the communities of Kendall Park, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Princeton, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor.

Business Meeting Schedule:
Most meetings will be in-person from 7-9 PM at the West Windsor Public Library located at 333 North Post Rd, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550.
Some meetings may be virtual, as needed.
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020: Sandy Smith;
                Welcome new members; focus on Voter Service for Nov. election
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020: leader TBD;
                Recap of voter service activities and plan for rest of year
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021: Jennifer Howard;
                LWVNJ Program Planning
  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021: Sandy Smith;
                Plan for next year

Members and Roles of the Leadership Committee (LC)
  • Cindy Gordon: Publicity 
  • Jennifer Howard: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokesperson; Facebook page Administrator
  • Ellen Kemp: Directory and Email List Coordinator; Treasurer
  • Chrystal Schivell: Secretary; Voter Service Team
  • Sandy Shapiro: Advocacy Team; Webmaster
  • Sandy Smith: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokesperson; Voter Service Team
  • Jeanne Turner: Voter Service Team
Description of Roles
Advocacy Team: Jennifer, Lee, Sandy Shapiro, and Sandy Smith
  • Keeps list of local League positions 
  • Mentors members new to advocacy
  • Distributes information about LWVNJ and LWVUS advocacy campaigns
  • Handles letters to the editor and other action items for the LWVNJ standing committees
    • Education -- Jennifer
    • Fiscal Policy
    • Government
    • Immigration
    • Natural Resources -- Sandy Shapiro
    • Women and Family Issues -- Sandy Smith
    • Young People's Network
Convener/Spokesperson: Jennifer Howard and Sandy Smith 
  • For business meetings: Develops and issues agenda; identifies issues for discussion; presides at meetings
  • Speaks for the League in community
Directory and Email List Coordinator: Ellen 
  • Maintains a member directory and email list 
  • Along with other members of the Leadership Committee, issues email communications to members
  • Books rooms for business meetings
League members will volunteer to support events, including:
  • Booking venue and coordinating refreshments, invitations
  • Liaison with other local Leagues, to coordinate event when possible
  • Finding a speaker as needed
  • Providing handouts or other materials
Membership: all League members
  • Builds the League by inviting others to join
  • Welcomes and involves new members, and orients them to League practices
  • Incorporates membership recruitment into League events
Publicity: Cindy Gordon and Leanne Turner
  • Promotes League visibility by advertising our activities and events, and building partnerships with local organizations to establish our League as a commit resource.
  • Develops plan to approach students about volunteering
  • Maintains an up-to-date Facebook page (Jennifer)
Secretary: Chrystal
  • Keeps minutes of meetings and prepares meeting reports
  • Coordinates with webmaster to prepare Vertical Response newsletters and webpage updates
Treasurer: Ellen
  • Develops budget and manages League funds 
  • Has authority to write checks and access all financial accounts
  • Oversees dues payment and renewals
  • Maintains membership roster for LWVUS
Voter Service Team: Chrystal, Jeanne Turner, and Sandy Smith
  • Coordinates activities related to voter service, including forums (Chrystal), voter registration (Sandy), and preparation of Voters' Guides on Vote411.org (Chrystal)
  • Coordinates activities for Get Out the Vote, GOTV (Jeanne)
  • Guides and supports Voter Service volunteers
  • Coordinates Speakers' Bureau (Sandy)
Webmaster: Sandy Shapiro 
  • Maintains an up-to-date website 
  • Coordinates website content to include meeting reports and announcements
  • Formats reports into Vertical Response email communication