Committees

Communications 

Website--R Peggy Smith  -- rpps4u@comcast.net
Voter Editor--Cynthia Stewart -- stewdahl@comcast.net 

Facebook administrator--Annie Cubberly -- anniecubberly@comcast.net 

LWV-TC Communications Committee functions to keep League members, potential members, friends, and allies apprised of what good work LWV-TC is doing and to provide information about opportunities for member involvement in League-related activities and functions. Committee members do this by way of:

  • Newsletter (Voter) generation and publication
  • Website content development and maintenance
  • Facebook postings 
  • Public relations for events and meetings.

Membership -- Carol Goss -- cgosslink@comcast.net

Roster Manager-- Sue Breddensteiner -- suebred@coomcast.net
Volunteer Coordinator -- Shelley Ferer  -- dogwood219@gmail.com

The main goal of the Membership Committee is to recruit, involve and retain members in League activities while ensuring that member data is accurate. We believe that the key to the membership committee success is enthusiasm, patience and persistence. Membership activities include:

  • Planning and coordinating special events that welcome new members and keeps current members engaged
  • Directing members to volunteer opportunities
  • Producing and publishing the annual Handbook and Membership Directory 
  • In 2017 year we began holding events to inform and engage all our members including Coffee with the League. We are planning to expand these types of eventIns.

Voter Services--Co-chair: Gail Wrede -  gailcg@comcast.net

Co-chair: Patricia Harrigan -- james.murray@centurylink.net

Get out the Vote --Pat Dickason--p.dickason@comcast.net 

To achieve its mission of encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government, the League of Women Voters of Thurston County uses a variety of methods to carry out voter services. This is a key way League interacts with the public and demonstrates the values that have been fundamental to League for nearly 100 years. The League provides services to voters by offering:

  • Voter registration information and resources
  • Nonpartisan candidate election forums
  • Election issue forums that allow for all sides of the issues to be heard
  • Publications that identify all elected officials and their contact information in one source
  • Studies that provide thorough analysis of issues.

 

Public Events/Programs -- Julie Frick -- svsurprize@aol.com

Many of the member and citizen civic educational activities undertaken by the League of Women Voters of Thurston County are done through public events and informational programs.  The Board of Director will generally establish a year's programs in advance.  Events, that are often co-sponsored by like-minded organizations, may be planned in a less systematic manner.  Events and programs are the foremost methods used by the League to inform the public about issues of concern to the League and local citizens.  In this way we are able to Promote Democracy by means other than voting.

 

Development -- Julie Frick -- svsurprize@aol.com

The main goal of this committee is to coordinate development and fund-raising activities as directed by the board.

 

Advocacy/Lobby Team -- Paula Holroyde -- hapapafarm@gmail.com

Members of the League of Women Voters are encouraged to be informed about, and advocate for, policy issues consistent with League Principles and Positions.  During the Legislative Session, statewide issues are also brought to the fore, by coordination with and guidance of the State Lobby Team.

Nominating

The nominating committee shall consist of five members.   The chairperson and two members, who shall not be members of the board, shall be elected at the annual meeting from among nominations made by the existing nominating committee.  Two additional members shall be members of the board of directors appointed by the board at the first board meeting following the annual meeting.

Budget--

A budget committee shall be appointed by the board of directors at least two months prior to the annual meeting. The treasurer shall be an ex officio member of the budget committee but shall not be eligible to serve as chair. The committee will prepare a budget for the ensuing year. The proposed budget shall be sent to all members two weeks before the annual meeting.

 

Observer Corps 

Although there is not a formal Observer Corps at this time, individual members do attend and report informally on a number of local governmental bodies.  

To see a guide to observing government in action,

Click here  

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