Hopefully this has been a safe summer for you and your families thus far. August starts the beginning of what will be a busy fall for our League. We, as a group, have done a good job so far in adhering to the rules to keep the COVID-19 virus at bay. This virus is going to be with us for a while, so we must make mask wearing, social distancing, and frequent hand washing a part of our everyday lives in order to bring infection rates back down.
Though we may still be doing many events virtually, an election year is where Leagues around the country gear up to help inform members and our communities on voting. This year will be especially challenging with mail-in voting option education, challenges to the provision of education, and Fair Tax referendum lobbying.
The LWV IL Criminal Justice Committee continues to virtually work on the analysis of the information gathered by the original study group. That being said, we are still seeking more members to participate in this important study in order to update the LWV IL position on Criminal Justice.
We want to thank Johan Walsh for her dedicated work as Board Secretary for the past few years. With
her stepping down, we are in need of a member to take minutes for the monthly second Tuesday Executive and fourth Tuesday Board Meetings. Since these meetings will be virtual for at least the next few months, this work can be done from your home. Also note that since the meetings will be recorded, minutes can be taken after the fact if needed.
Finally, we are seeking a co-chair for the Drinks and Dialogue Committee. Because these meetings will be on Zoom for the foreseeable future, the position would only entail finding guest speakers. A familiarity with the community would be helpful.
Please contact me if you can help with any of these opportunities to get more involved with our League.
We are off and running!
LWV OPRF President