I am delighted to report that with the help of Judith and Edmund McDevitt, we conducted our first Annual Meeting on Zoom. Thirty-three members attended and the business of the League was conducted with dispatch. Edmund assisted members with technical issues, and Judith hosted the meeting providing instructions on voting and commenting. The new slate, presented by Joan Petertil, introduced three new Directors, Julianne Bonwit, Judy Crown and Jane Hastings, new Vice President Michelle Fitz-Henry, and new Treasurer Pauline Koch, was approved unanimously. The number of Vice Presidents was reduced from three to two.
We thanked outgoing Vice Presidents Kathy Balk and Mary Haley for their service,
as well as Treasurer Sarah Shirk, Directors Leigh Eicher, Fran Sampson, and Joan Fiscella. Mary will continue as Membership Committee Chair, Leigh as Membership Recording Chair, and Kathy Balk as Director. Suzanne Isaacson will join Joan Petertil as Co-Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Special mentions were made to Marge Massarello for her work on the Centennial Committee and to Mary Cay Murray, Judith McDevitt, Jane Hastings and Michelle Fitz-Henry for their participation on the 2020 Census Committees.
A big thank you to speakers Sarah Shirk, Johan Walsh, Mary Haley, Joan Petertil, and Kathy Balk for doing a great job.
Marsha Borders, League Member for twenty years, was the recipient of the Hazel Hansen Award. We are very proud of her!
As Fundraising Chair, I announced that 69 League Members purchased $6,384 worth of plants at the LWVOPRF Garden Sale at the Good Earth Greenhouse, earning the League $957.73! Thanks to all our members who participated.
An announcement and brief explanation of the upcoming Criminal Justice Update Study was read and members were encouraged to join the Google Group in order to read new updates. More detailed information will be forthcoming.
Our Board Transition Meeting will be on June 23, also on Zoom.
Have a lovely summer and here's hoping that next years's Annual Meeting will be in person.