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September 2014 Meeting

VOTER SERVICE
Voter registration will take place Thursday, September 25, 11-3 at the Farmers’ Market in Hinds Plaza and on September 27 at McCaffrey's from 9-5 and at the Montgomery Farmers' Market from 9-1. This year, the League will also register at the Trenton Farmers' Market on October 11 from 9-2. The Packet will again publish Voters' Guides for candidates from Princeton, Montgomery, and West Windsor-Plainsboro. 

BACK TO LEAGUE NIGHT 
Back to League Night will take place in the Community Room at Witherspoon Hall on October 14 at 7PM. The League's UN Observer will speak about the role of the observer and what's going on at the UN. 

At the November 11 meeting, which will be held at our usual room in the Suzanne Patterson Building, there will be a discussion on the league’s charter school study. Members will have been given the charter school study also available on our website and will come prepared to discuss this and reach a consensus. Further information about this meeting will be on our website. 

MEMBERSHIP FEE
Reduced membership fees are available for eligible prospective members.

SUPPORTING LOCAL EVENTS 
The Princeton Area League will continue to support local events which are in keeping with its mission statement. 

LINDA MATHER RELOCATES 
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.

Linda's many contributions to the LWV include being president of LWV-Princeton Area from 1987 to 1991, and Membership Leadership Develpment (MLD) coach for the Burlington League.

Linda has been one of the LWVNJ's most sought-after moderators, and she also moderated in Pennsylvania. She has run training programs for prospective moderators and worked with LWVNJ in many capacities.

Linda hints that she may return each October to help out, but we'd be content with just a social visit. Linda is one of the most dedicated and experienced League members in all of New Jersey, and we're proud that she has been a long-standing member of the Princeton Area League. We offer her our sincere thanks for her many contributions, and will greatly miss her.

Linda Mather's letter to League members:

Oh dear, I was just packing books and found the copy of Jim Lehrer's Tension City that Chrystal had presented as a token for moderating. Needless to say, it - along with memories too numerous to mention - is coming with me. 

Just so you all know, United has two daily nonstops to Portland from Newark. 

From the very first time I joined LWV some 44 years ago, going from the Woodbury League to the Camden County League to Princeton Area, I have been impressed with the women I have met. I always learned something at a League meeting but more importantly, I have made friends too numerous to mention. 

I don't think laptops appreciate tears so I'll stop now. Au revoir and auf wiedersehen. 
Linda