Leadership Committee

LWV of the Princeton Area Leadership Committee

Term of Office July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Our League includes the communities of Kendall Park, Montgomery, Plainsboro, Princeton, Rocky Hill, South Brunswick, and West Windsor.

Business Meeting Schedule:

Announcements about the date and time of business meetings will be issued in advance, with the agenda issued a few days prior to the meeting.

Members and Roles of the Leadership Committee (LC)

    • Ellen Kemp: Directory and Email List Coordinator; Treasurer

    • Kathleen Moriarty: Convener/Spokesperson

    • Jean Nitzberg: Events; Voter Service Team

    • Chrystal Schivell: Secretary; Voter Service Team

    • Sandy Shapiro: Advocacy Team; Webmaster

Members of Nominating Committee

  • Kathleen Moriarty

  • Chrystal Schivell

  • Jeanne Turner

Description of Leadership Committee Roles

Advocacy Team: LC and other League members

    • 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

      • Fiscal Policy

      • Government -- Jean Nitzberg

      • Immigration

      • Natural Resources -- Sandy Shapiro

      • Women and Family Issues

      • Young People's Network

Convener/Spokesperson: Kathleen Moriarty

    • 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 Kemp

    • 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

Events: Jean Nitzberg and other League members

League members will volunteer to support events, including:

  • Booking venue, coordinating refreshments, invitations

  • Liaison with other local Leagues, to coordinate event when possible

  • Finding a speaker as needed

  • Providing handouts or other materials

Membership: all League members

  • Builds the League by inviting others to join

  • Welcomes and involves new members, and orients them to League practices

  • Incorporates membership recruitment into League events

Publicity: LC and other League members

    • Promotes League visibility by advertising our activities and events, and building partnerships with local organizations to establish our League as a commit resource

    • Develops plan to approach students about volunteering

    • Maintains an up-to-date Facebook page (Jennifer)

Secretary: Chrystal Schivell

  • Keeps minutes of meetings and prepares meeting reports

  • Coordinates with webmaster to prepare Vertical Response newsletters and webpage updates

Treasurer: Ellen Kemp

    • Develops budget and manages League funds

    • Has authority to write checks and access all financial accounts

    • Oversees dues payment and renewals

    • Maintains membership roster for LWVUS

Voter Service Team: Chrystal Schivell, Jean Nitzberg, and other League members

    • Coordinates activities related to voter service, including forums (Chrystal), voter registration (Jean), and preparation of Voters' Guides on Vote411.org (Chrystal)

    • Coordinates activities for Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

    • Guides and supports Voter Service volunteers

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