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Leadership Committee

Members and Roles of the Leadership Committee (LC) June 2019 - June 2020 
  • Lee Forbes: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokesperson
  • Cindy Gordon: Publicity 
  • Jennifer Howard: Advocacy Team
  • Ellen Kemp: Directory and Email List Coordinator; Treasurer
  • Chrystal Schivell: Advocacy Team; Secretary; Voter Service Team
  • Sandy Shapiro: Advocacy Team; Webmaster
  • Sandy Smith: Advocacy Team; Convener/Spokespe; Voter Service Team
  • Jeanne Turner: Voter Service Team
Description of Roles
Advocacy Team: Chrystal, 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 -- Chrystal
    • Fiscal Policy
    • Government -- Lee
    • Immigration
    • Natural Resources -- Sandy Shapiro
    • Women and Family Issues -- Sandy Smith
    • Young People's Network
Convener/Spokesperson: Lee Forbes 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
  • Liaison with other local Leagues, to coordinate event when possible
  • Finding a speaker as needed
  • Publicity and invitations
  • Handouts or other materials 
Membership Team
  • Encourages members to build the League by inviting others to join
  • Welcomes and involves new members, and orients them to League practices
  • Incorporates membership recruitment into League eventsSecretary: Chrystal 
Publicity: Cindy Gordon
  • Promotes League visibility by advertising our activities and events
  • Develops plan to approach students about volunteering
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 (Lee Forbes is backup)
  • Oversees dues payment and renewals
Voter Service Team: Chrystal, Sandy Smith, and Jeanne Turner
  • Coordinates activities related to voter service, including debates (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
Business Meeting Schedule
All meetings to take place from 7-9 PM at the Suzanne Patterson Building in Princeton
    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019: Lee Forbes
                            Welcome new Members; focus on Voter Service for November election
    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019:  Sandy Smith
                            Recap of voter service activities and plan for rest of year
    • Tuesday, January 14, 2020: Lee Forbes
                            LWVNJ Program Planning
    • Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Sandy Smith
                            Plan for next year