League of Women Voters News - March 15, 2018
  UPCOMING EVENTS

HOT TOPIC LUNCHEON   
Wednesday, March 21 2018, 11:30 a.m. 
Atlantis Country Club
    Speaker: John Englander, Oceanographer
   Topic: Reality of Sea Level Rise

COOL TOPIC
NOTE DATE CORRECTION    
Wednesday, March 28 2018,
Registration at 5:30 p.m. Presentation 6-7:30 p.m. 
STEM Education Center
4802 Dreher Trail North
(Across from the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium)
 Panel Discussion
Topic: Civics Education in PBC & the State

YOUNG LEAGUERS
For Adults 16-45
Tuesday, March 27 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Palm Beach Tech Space
313 Datura St, #100
Speaker: Tatiana Bertsch, PBC Public Defenders Office
Topic: The Modern Death Penalty
For more information, email amonagan@gmail.com
or call 561-276-4898

ANNUAL GOVERNMENT BEE
April 7, 2018
EVENT CANCELLED
VOTING AT ANNUAL MEETING
Karen Wilkerson, President

You will soon be receiving an email about the upcoming Annual Meeting on April 18 at Atlantis Country Club. The email will include
  • a report of all our committees
  • a proposed budget
  • minutes of our last annual meeting, which was held in 2017
The meeting will also present a proposed budget for the education fund and the minutes of their last annual meeting in 2017. 

As a member, we urge you to attend the Annual Business Meeting which will be held
April 18, 2018 at 9:15 a.m.
Atlantis Country Club
If you are unable to attend,you may assign a proxy vote. To vote by proxy, please click HERE to print a copy of a proxy form. After completing the form, please mail to Diane Marks (our secretary) at 8124 Cormyour Way, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
LEARNING ABOUT LEAGUE!

On Saturday, Feb. 10, 46 new members and prospects gathered at Palm Beach State College for a New Member Orientation to learn about all aspects of League programs and positions. All the Issue Group Chairs were present giving information about how to join their committees.
People left enthusiastic and ready to get engaged for action!
Another New Member Orientation will be held on
Saturday, May 5
Palm Beach State College 
Registration is at 9 a.m.
Orientation starts promptly at 9:30 a.m. and ends by 12:30 p.m. 
Register to attend by contacting dkostrub@aol.com or phone 561-852-0496.
WHY COURTS MATTER: 2018 SERIES

Once again the Voting Rights Coalition has won a grant from Progress Florida Education Institute to educate Floridians on Why Courts Matter.
This year we have lined up distinguished speakers on important subjects:
  • May 6: Judicial Selection for the Federal Courts
  • September 8: Gerrymandering and the Courts
Save the dates! More information coming!
Come to the Voting Rights Coalition. We’re working on
  • Why Courts Matter
  • 2nd Chance: Voting Restoration Amendment
  • Sabotage of the 2020 Census
We need you!

Next meeting Thursday April 5, 2 pm,
Compass Community Building, Lake Worth
For more information, contact Nancy Cohen at nancyecohen1@icloud.com
FLORIDA SUGAR TOUR
By Kathy Panko, Environmental Issues Group
The Florida Sugar Cane League, Inc. hosted a tour of the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) for the League of Women Voters on January 24th. The tour was both educational and fun!
TREASURY NOTES
by Joan Karp

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS DUE OCTOBER 1

Members who renewed or joined as SBA MEMBERS
Mary Dunn
Dorothy Einstein
Sheila Reinken
Marian Katheryn Smith
Robert Weinroth

Thank you to our generous Donors
Education Fund
Karen Brill
Debra Chandler
Kathleen Crampton
Marci Ball Elordi
Mr. & Mrs Feldstein
Tom Gabor
Elayne Goodman
Dan Goldstein
Ted and Trudy Winsberg

Operating Fund
Helen Laurence
Solon Liberman
Marion Rosencrans
Erika Steffen
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