League of Women Voters News - JUNE 1, 2019
UPCOMING EVENTS
For a complete listing of events,
click the button below to go to our Calendar!
Register for events at LWVPBC.org or by contacting Estelle Friedman at efriedman@bellsouth.net or (561) 968-4123.
You can view streamed events on LWVPBC Facebook Live.
WE'RE LEARNING HOW TO RECYCLE
JOIN THE "DAYTRIPPERS" ON THEIR NEXT ADVENTURE
LWVPBC Daytrippers are going to the Solid Waste Authority's Energy Park. The two-hour tour is free and includes some walking and a bus tour.

  • Date: July 9, 2019

  • Time: 1:00 P.M.

  • Location: 6751 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach, FL. 33412

  • For information and to register, Contact Diane Marks at (561) 752-8311 or dimarks@gate.net

FRIENDS OF PALM BEACH SPOKE TO ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES GROUP

Diane Buhler , founder and president of Friends of Palm Beach , spoke to the LWV, Environmental Issues Group, on April 13, 2019. Diane lectures and attends events to educate the community on the ocean’s plight and how everyone has the power to combat single-use plastics.

For more information about Friends of Palm Beach or the Environmental Issues Group, click the button below.
PBC STUDENTS USE MINI- CROSSWORD PUZZLES
AS STUDY AID

Sari Simpson from Palm Springs Middle School wrote Christene Campbell-Gabor a lovely letter about the Mini Crossword Puzzles. Her class is using them as a study aid.


"Christene, 
Students are actively working in their Crossword Puzzle books this week. Our countdown is on for the Civics EOC Exam! We test on Monday- May 13th. 
I can't begin to tell you how much we are loving the books. It is the ultimate review! 
THANK YOU!!!!!!"


Sari Simpson
Palm Springs Middle School
7th Grade Civics 
Social Studies Department Instructional Leader

To learn more about the Civics Education and Civility Issue Group and see more photos of the students, click the button.

SPEAKERS BUREAU IS BUSY TRAINING SPEAKERS AND ASSISTANTS

At the recent Speakers Bureau meeting, members were introduced to three issue-related presentations. Christene Campbell-Gabor showed the members two presentations related to Civics Education: Your Voice, Your Power, Your Vote, and The Three Branches of Government. 

Pat Doman , demonstrated the presentation on the 2020 Census. Committee meetings for the Speakers Bureau are lively and entertaining. Members receive training on strategies for handling difficult audience members and how to give stellar presentations. There are currently 65 committee members serving as speakers and/or associates. 
Christene Campbell-Gabor models appropriate public speaking techniques when delivering a League of Women Voters presentation.

Committee Members from left: Christene Campbell-Gabor, Ancy Louis, Rebecca Cohen, Marcia Lamel, Catherine Emihovich, Karen Leader, Ashley Cacicedo, Kelly Domnick, Paulette Armstead, Pat Doman, and Barbara Walker.
THE 2019 FLORIDA LEGISLATURE HAS ADJOURNED: HOW DID AFFORDABLE HOUSING TRUST FUNDS FARE?

Sadowski Act state and local housing trust funds were the focus of advocacy work all over the state, from the adjournment of last year's legislature until the close of this year's. To learn what happened to the funds earmarked for affordable housing in Florida, click the button below.
THE NEWS NEEDS YOUR INPUT

As promised last issue, we have a short, two-question survey we are asking you to take. It will only take a minute or two to complete and will help us create a newsletter that is designed with our readers in mind.

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L to R: Barbara Markley, LWV Broward Gun Safety Chair, Dr. Monica Monahan, VA Medical Center Suicide Prevention Lead, and Dr. Thomas Gabor, Best-selling Author and International Gun Safety Expert.
"LOCK IT UP" AND MORE

An outstanding panel discussion moderated by LWVPBC President Ken Thomas and organized by the LWVPBC Gun Safety Issue Group highlighted critical issues surrounding the safe storage of guns. The expert panelists provided the audience with in-depth facts on gun violence and various methods of safely storing them. They even provided the audience with free trigger locks.

Read more about the event by clicking the button below. You may also view it on LWVPBC's Facebook page.
HELP WANTED

Are you looking for ways to help the League? Please share your skills and experience. There is a need for help in the following areas:

Do you know how to stream videos?
We need you to act as a backup to Ken Horkavy to live-stream League events, particularly Hot and Cool Topics.
Please contact Ken Horkavy at kenhorkavy@gmail.com or 231-926-4550.

If Issue Groups or Standing Committees have needs in specific areas, please contact Debra Chandler at dachandler55@gmail.com to arrange a "Help Wanted" notice.
NEWS EDITORIAL VOLUNTEERS
Debra Chandler, Managing Editor
Ken Horkavy and Connie Christians, IT
Karen Corbin, Anette Evans, Susan Feinberg, Cecily Feldman, Lori Marden, Kristen Murtaugh, Debra Peters, MaryJane Range, Emily Rosen, Harvey Rosenfeld, Faith Schulman,, Marsha Vinson, Rita Wachs
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