April 2019 Meeting

Fourteen members attended, including a new member, Karen Sladek. Congratulations to Jennifer Howard, who has been nominated to the LWVNJ Board, and to Ellen Kemp, on her nomination for a third term as LWVNJ state treasurer.

Voter Service

GOTV – Jeanne Turner and Cindy Gordon will organize Get Our the Vote for the November election. Jeanne described LWVUS’s plans for GOTV. Those plans were sent to members in an email from Chrystal Schivell, who will organize GOTV during the week before the primary. If you have questions or wish to volunteer, please contact Jeanne at jeanne7x7@gmail.com.

It was agreed that LWVPA will participate in GOTV as a League and that LWVNJ will be so notified.

Annual Dinner

Details were discussed and approved. The slight increase in price will assure a more delicious menu. Members are reminded to reply by May 14.

Rita Ludlum Award

Kathleen Moriarty created a nomination form that can be sent to candidates for the award by any League member. There was agreement that the nominee should show a passion for the League’s mission. The Leadership Committee will choose among the nominees and the winner will be invited to the Annual Dinner.

There was discussion about promoting internships in the future, especially to help with VOTE411.org. Suggestions included notifying local high school guidance counselors and publicizing the Rita Ludlum Award. Cindy Gordon volunteered to do such PR, but any action was postponed.

Treasurer's Report

The treasurer's report was made available to members.

State Convention

LWVPA will pay the registration fee for the four delegates to which we are entitled. So far, Jennifer Howard, Kathleen Moriarty, and Sandy Smith have agreed to represent us, but we have room for one more. Please let the Leadership Committee know immediately if you wish to be a delegate since the deadline is April 15.

Fifty-year members who wish to attend the Convention luncheon but cannot drive may contact Chrystal Schivell for a ride.

Princeton Community Housing

Toshi Abe will be the League of Women Voters’ representative on the Community Board of Princeton Community Housing. Because LWVPA is partners with Princeton Community Housing and the Princeton Historical Society, we will alert our members when a fundraising campaign is underway at either organization.


Thanks to Jeanne Turner, who volunteered for Callathon. LWVPA earned $287 through her efforts to remind members to respond to LWVNJ’s yearly appeal.