April 2019
Message from the Leadership Team
You have the power to make a difference!!

While you are waiting to cast your vote in your local elections, the League of Women Voters of Texas is encouraging everyone to take the “Voting and Elections Scavenger Hunt” on the Texas Secretary of State website. The survey was created by the LWV-Texas to learn how Texans find information about voting and elections. Please note that i t focuses only on how people learn about voting and elections, not on the politics of voting. It doesn't matter to the League who you will vote for.

The survey will take 10-20 minutes. Your assistance will help improve services for the voters of Texas. Click here to take the "Voting & Elections Scavenger Hunt; Review the Secretary of State's Website."
Candidate Forum, Saturday, April 13
The League of Women Voters-Hill Country will host a candidate forum for the Kerrville City Council candidates on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Dietert Center, 451 Guadalupe Street. Please enter through the door at the east end of the building .

The table dialogue-style forum will be held in the Grill Room. Three candidates have agreed to participate: 

Place 1: George Baroody
Place 2: Kim Clarkson and Mario Garcia

Gary Cochrane, who is also a candidate for Place 1, will not be able to participate due to a conflict.

Please visit for candidate answers to League questions related to this election.
Kerrville City Council Election, Saturday, May 4
The Kerrville City Council election is Saturday, May 4

Early voting begins on Monday, April 22 and ends on Tuesday, April 30. Curbside voting will be available.

Early voting takes place in one location: the Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts, 910 Main Street, Kerrville, on the following dates and times:
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25
April 26
April 29
April 30
E lection Day voting also takes place in one location: the Cailloux Center for the Performing Arts, 910 Main Street, Kerrville. Curbside voting will be available.
Belk Charity Sale, Saturday, May 4
The League of Women Voters-Hill Country is one of many charities that benefit from Belk’s semi-annual charity sales. This year's spring charity sale is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, from 7am to 9pm. This "first-time-ever" shop-all-day event is a fundraising tool for participating organizations that sell $5 tickets to their friends, family, and supporters. All ticket holders will receive $5 off their first purchase. 

On the day of the Belk Charity Sale, 100 Belk gift cards valued anywhere from $5 to $1,500 will be given away. In addition, one lucky person per Belk Division (a total of two winners) will walk away with a gift card worth $1,500. No purchase necessary!

Not only is the event an opportunity for customers to take advantage of special in-store discounts on purchases during the event, it is also a great way for them to support local nonprofits. Please contact Mary Ellen Summerlin at to purchase tickets for the event.
Annual Membership Meeting, Thursday, May 16
The annual membership meeting will be held on Thursday, April 16, at the Pint & Plow, 322 Clay Street, Kerrville. The evening begins with time for socializing from 5:30pm to 6:00pm, followed by dinner at 6:00pm. The meeting will begin at 6:55pm.

The cost for dinner is $15 per person, which includes a pizza buffet, salad, and drink. Beer is available at the bar in the restaurant. (One red wine and one white wine are also available.) Spouses and guests are welcome.

No program is scheduled for this meeting, as it is the time each year when we hear "The Year in Review," receive and approve next year's budget, vote on proposed bylaw changes, receive the Nominating Committee's report and elect new officers, and conduct other business as needed.
Mark Your Calendars

Saturday, April 13 - Candidate forum for Kerrville City Council candidates
 Saturday, May 4 - Kerrville City Council elections
Saturday, May 4 - Belk Charity Day
Thursday, May 16 - Annual membership meeting
Saturday, October 19 - LWV Texas 100th Anniversary luncheon in San Antonio
Join Us!
Be a member of the League; we invite you to join us!  A membership form can be found on our website or you may contact Julie Sentell, Membership Coordinator, at  

Our League’s annual dues are $60 for an individual or $85 for two in a household, and $5 for student memberships.  Dues are prorated from January. Please include your name(s), address, email address, and phone number. Make your check payable to LWV-Hill Country and mail to LWV-HC, PO Box 290303, Kerrville, TX 78029-0303.  Join the League and help make democracy work.
And consider giving a membership to a student, as they need only be 16 years of age to join.
League of Women Voters-Hill Country - Leadership Team
Treasurer : Mary Ellen Summerlin
Membership Coordinator: Julie Sentell
Facebook Administrator: Twanda Brown
Voters Service:  Jeanette Ruark
Webmaster : Debby Berry
Members-at-large : Bunny Bond, Gillian Davidson, Maggie Megee
President’s email ( :  Debby Berry
Stay Connected

The LWV-Hill Country welcomes your questions! Post to our Facebook page or submit questions via e-mail to
About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a local, state, and national nonpartisan organization.  

Please visit the LWV-Texas state website, There you will find more voter information and the League positions on a variety of issues.  The League develops its positions after study and consensus.

The LWV-Texas position on the issue of human trafficking in Texas: The League of Women Voters of Texas is opposed to all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking.  We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern-day slavery and support measures to prevent the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit a person for sexual or labor purposes, to prosecute traffickers and to protect victims. 
Go to for the free, four-hour TEA continuing credit course on issues of human trafficking. Teachers, take note of this!   This is the online course for which we received the state award.

 The national League, LWVUS, is actively working to influence public policy through education and advocacy.  Go to this website and see the range of issues from voter rights, voter turnout, reforming money in politics, and defending the environment.
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