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League Newsletter December 2016

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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 
Update  
 Volume 31  Issue 2
  December 2016

    In This Issue

    Voter Service Chair

    Voter Service Report

    Next Business Meeting

    Members



    2016-17 Calendar

    Princeton Area League
    January 10, 2017
    Business Meeting


 

The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at

MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK

 
 
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Wishing You a Very Happy Holiday Season!
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Wanted: Voter Service chair
Chrystal Schivell is stepping down as chair in June but will remain on the Voter Service team as mentor and the organizer of forums. Voter Service truly is a team effort. Sandy Smith will continue to oversee registrations and Patricia Casey Connolly will assist with VOTE411 or Voters’ Guides. The team also includes members who will cover races in their own municipalities.
 
The responsibilities of Voter Service chair have evolved to be largely organizational. The most important duty is to receive from Ellen Kemp the emails sent to the League’s gmail account and decide how to redirect or address them. The chair also directs volunteers to one of the three segments of Voter Service and ensures that potential members who sign up at Voter Service events are followed up. Although Chrystal has written lengthy reports, LWVNJ now has a simple spreadsheet that will suffice for this duty.
 
Chairing Voter Service does not mean duplicating what Chrystal has done for the past eight years. The new chair will be the point person, the one who will, with others on the team, decide what requests and events are feasible and what should take priority. If you are interested and would like to discuss details, please get in touch with Chrystal or Sandy.

Voter Service Report 2016
WW-VoterRegistrationCut-OutVoter Service was extremely active in 2016‒both at the June Primary and in the General Election. The League was often commended for its service. The League website was visited by more people than last year, and video of League forums attracted hundreds of viewers. VOTE411 was a success and will make informing voters about their candidates even easier and more far-reaching in the future.  Please click here for the details and exciting statistics.  And congratulations to the members of the Princeton Area League, the majority of whom participated in Voter Service activities. Teamwork makes success. 

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. Above, the market manager poses with one of the poster cut-outs.

Next Business Meeting
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7-9 PM
Suzanne Patterson Building, Princeton

Topics to be discussed include:
  • LWVNJ Study Sexual Assault on College Campuses with discussion leading to consensus: Please click here for more information about the study.
  • Program Planning for 2017-2019: Please click here for current positions as well as definitions, criteria, and guidelines for program planning
  • Voter Service
  • Callathon
  • Planning for Annual Meeting
  • The League's non-partisan policy
  • Updating bylaws

Anyone needing a printed copy of the documents listed above may contact Lee Forbes nickoleforbes@hotmail.com.

Members
Membership lists, LWVNJ State Board Reports, and other files are available through our Members Only webpage. To gain access, go to the bottom of our homepage, lwvprinceton.org and click on the link. For instructions on signing up for access, email lwvprinceton@gmail.com
 
Reminders about upcoming events will continue to be sent by email, but everyone should go to the League website lwvprinceton.org and click on rss-button Subscribe to be sure of missing nothing.