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League Newsletter February 2014

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The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area
 Volume 28  Issue 5
  February 2014

   In This Issue

    LWVNJ Callathon

    LWVUS Convention

    LWVNJ Brunch

    Princeton Community Housing

    June Annual Dinner


    March Meeting

  2014 Calendar

   Meeting Dates

   March 11, 10:30 AM
        Princeton Public Library 

    April 8, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building

    May 13, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building

    June 10, 7 PM
        Suzanne Patterson Building             

    Special Events -
            Please Volunteer!

    April 25
        Stand Against Racism

    April 27



The League of Women Voters
of the Princeton Area

welcomes information
about issues

in our League area and
encourages comments at


LWVNJ Annual Appeal and Callathon
phoneBy participating in Callathon, the LWV of the Princeton Area will receive 10% of whatever Princeton members donate to State. The Leadership Committee has agreed to make 100 calls. Anyone willing to take on part of this list should contact  Completed lists will be collected at the next regular monthly meeting, March 11.
LWV National Convention
Lee Forbes will represent LWV-Princeton Area at the National Convention in Dallas, June 6-10. Others are welcome to join Lee at their own expense. Read more about how to participate.
LWVNJ Brunch
Lee will attend the LWVNJ Brunch on Saturday, February 22 at the office in Trenton. Others are welcome to attend.
communiversityThe LWV-Princeton Area will have a table at Communiversity on Sunday, April 27. Please volunteer to help! We have two-hour slots from 12:30 to 6:00.  We'd also like to update the ballot questions on which the children vote. Contact us if you have suggestions and/or are interested in staffing our table.
Collaboration with Princeton Community Housing
On the evening of Monday, May 5, 2014, LWV-Princeton Area will co-sponsor a presentation by Princeton Community Housing to update the League and the greater Princeton community on the local affordable housing situation. The event will take place at Monument Hall in Princeton, the exact time to be announced.
SheilaBSheila Berkelhammer, past president of Princeton Community Housing and a member of LWV-Princeton Area, is being honored at the Princeton YWCA's 31st Annual "Tribute to Women" Awards Dinner on March 6th  for her efforts on behalf of affordable housing. Congratulations to Sheila!  To purchase tickets to the Awards Dinner, please click on this link for tickets.

June Annual Dinner
Please send your suggestions for a topic and speaker for the LWV-Princeton Area annual meeting to
Much of the February meeting was devoted to brainstorming solutions to the Catch 22 faced by the League and many other organizations: Members are needed to staff its activities, but without “active “activities it is difficult to attract members. Brainstorming, which included emailed suggestions, yielded interesting solutions.
Read more.

Esther Dresner, a 50-year member of LWV-Princeton Area, died peacefully on January 26 at the age of 83 after a long illness. The League sends its condolences to her husband, daughter, and other family members.
March Meeting
The LWV-Princeton Area March meeting will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 10:30 AM at the Princeton Public Library, Second-floor Conference Room. Please arrive promptly at 10:30 since we must be out by 12:30. This will be the last daytime meeting. Starting in April, meetings will take place at 7:00PM in the Suzanne Patterson Building.

Summaries of LWV-Princeton Area monthly meetings may be found at

Reminders about upcoming events will continue to be sent by email, but everyone should go to the League website and click on rss-button Subscribe to be sure of missing nothing.