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Diversity Poster
“Standing Together” Rally to Celebrate Diversity

Nancy Hedinger, LWVNJ President, and Princeton Area members Lee Forbes and Chrystal Schivell carry a poster at the rally, held at Mercer County Community College on Sunday, May 7, 2017. Kudos to the East Windsor-Hightstown League, especially Arnold and Deborah MacMillan, for their activism in organizing this stand against racism.

Chrystal Schivell Receives Distinguished Service Award from LWV-NJ
Chrystal Schivell
Chrystal is the epitome of a League person—she is fair and equal to all, creating a nonpartisan political environment that earns the trust of all, especially candidates she is working with on forums or candidate debates. Her active participation in all Voter Service activities has encouraged participation of citizens in their government and we in the Princeton Area have been especially fortunate to have her enthusiasm and guidance.

Reminding People to Vote at the West Windsor Community Farmers' Market, Fall 2016
WW Farmer's Market cut-out

LWV-Princeton Area member Joan Bharucha created cute cut-outs for the West Windsor Community Farmers' Market. She asked people to send their photos to friends and remind them to vote. Left, the market manager poses with one of the poster cut-outs.

Sandy Smith and Joan Bharucha
Sandy Smith and Joan Bharucha at the registration table

LWV-NJ Board members Melissa Scott, Ellen Kemp, and Lee Forbes
LWVNJ Board members from Princeton Area League
Princeton Area League members Melissa Scott and Ellen Kemp joined Lee Forbes, as members of the LWV-NJ Board of Directors. Elections were held at the League of Women Voters of New Jersey 61st Biennial Convention on May 2, 2015. Ellen will serve as the treasurer of the LWV-NJ.

Beverly Kestenis wins iPadBeverly Kestenis Wins Raffle
December 11, 2014
Congratulations to Beverly Kestenis, the grand prize winner of an Apple iPad Air in the LWVNJ Education Fund raffle! The drawing was held on December 11, 2014. Thank you to all who contributed to this fund raiser.

Netty Lowenstein
November 17, 2014
Nettie Lowenstein passed away on November 16 at her home at the Stonebridge Retirement Community. A retired social worker, Netty volunteered for the American Red Cross and was active in their program of tracing families caught in the Holocaust and other international disasters. She was a hospice volunteer, chaired the Health Committee at Stonebridge, and contributed common-sense suggestions at League meetings. Chrystal Schivell remembers Netty as funny, feisty, and fiercely proud of her independence. Netty would turn down help moving chairs at a meeting because, of course, she could do it herself. But she tenderly monitored Chrystal's new lip at the League's Annual Dinner to be sure it wasn't drooling. 

Frieda Gilvarg wrote, “Netty will be missed in so many places where the struggle for peace, justice and progress is being fought. There aren't many like her. Not sadly because she lived a wonderfully full life. Her energy and intelligence kept her up todate on everything until her final day.”

Linda Mather
Linda Mather Relocates
September 2014
After many years as a member of the Princeton Area LWV, Linda Mather is moving to Portland, Oregon, where she will continue offering her invaluable services to the League. We wish her much happiness and fulfillment in her new life. To read more about Linda, click here.