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LWVGL Board of Directors

2019-2020 Letter from the Board

image of 9 Board members in 2 rows, standing in front of the quilt on the second floor of the West Lafayette Public Library

2019-2020 Board of Directors back, l-r, Ken Jones, Sallie Fahey, Nancy Clement, Gretchen Bertolet, Barbara Kerkhoff, Denise Ottinger; front, l-r, Margaret Haas, Deanna McMillan, Barb Clark

LWVGL is pleased to announce that many of the Board members have decided to serve another term for the 2019 + 2020 year. This should make for a smooth start to the year. Our three executives are continuing with experience and enthusiasm. The executive for Advocacy is Margaret Hass, for Business is Barbara Clark, and for Events is Deanna McMillan. The other Board of Directors are Gretchen Bertolet (Communication), Nancy Clement (Membership), Sallie Fahey (Environmental Sustainability), Ken Jones (Voter Services), Barbara Kerkhoff (Secretary), and Denise Ottinger (Treasurer and Nominating). This group of experienced League members will be participating in a retreat in October to coordinate our activities for the year.

The State League of Women Voters Convention was held in Lafayette on April 2019. This was a great event that brought about 100 League members from all over Indiana to Lafayette. Because of the timing of the LWVIN Convention, we held our Annual Meeting on June 4, 2019. Our annual Summer Pitch-In will be August 24, 2019. We look forward to hearing from our speaker Dr. Natasha Duncan at the Pitch-In. Since 2020 is the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the League of Women Voters and also the year that the local League was formed, we expect to have several exciting events to commemorate this important anniversary.

As everyone is aware, 2020 is a presidential elections year. Voter Services has many activities planned for both the local and national elections. There will be candidate forums, voter registration events, and information available on Vote411.

The League continues to have the monthly programs of Mix and Mingle and League Link Lunches for networking and socializing with other League members. The Board Meeting will continue to be held from 6:00 + 7:30 pm on the first Tuesday of the month at the West Lafayette Public Library. We are working on making our web presence and social media more accessible to everyone so you can easily find out about the events as they happen. We hope to see you at one of our events this year.

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