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LWVHC Calendar

January

Board Meeting
January 6, 5:30 P.M.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka
Program Planning
January 15, 5:30 P.M.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka
Choices Coalition Breakfast
January 30, 7:45 A.M.
Baywood Country Club
3600 Buttermilk, Arcata
Call Planned Parenthood for tickets and info

February

Board Meeting
February 3, 5:30 P.M.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka
Program Planning
T.B.A.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka

The League of Women Voters
of Humboldt County

Our Mission: The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

NEWS

Program Planning and Speaker on January 15

Adult and Juvenile Detention Facilities and Programs in Humboldt County

This year we've decided to spice up our Program Planning process by dividing it up into two, information-packed meetings. At Annual Meeting in May, 2014, the membership approved the review of our LWVHC local positions on Detention Facilities and the Grand Jury. Because they are both such important and current topics, we'll have two membership meetings, both with speakers or panel discussions.

Join us on Thursday, January 15 at 5:30 at the League office. Light dinner will be provided!

2015 Civic Contribution Award Recipients Announced

Many Nominations Submitted

In the last VOTER we asked you to remember the date of our State of the Community Luncheon on Friday, April 17, 2015. We also asked that you send in nominations for our Civic Contribution Awards. We were thrilled to receive over twenty nominations, from Leaguers and from the community. Thank you to everyone who submitted such excellent nominations. The decision was very hard; we wish we could honor every person and organization that was nominated! But the committee finally chose the recipients of the Civic Contribution Awards and I am happy to report that we will be honoring Ruth Mountaingrove and Helen Person, two amazing nonagenarians, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods.

They will all be featured in a future VOTER so be on the lookout for that article. I hope you will celebrate with us in April.

President's Greeting

If you were one of the Leaguers who attended our Holiday Party on December 16 hosted by Anne Hartline at her home, you know that a League potluck is the best way to celebrate. We had delicious food and plenty of good fellowship. Anne’s tree was beautiful, and our generous Leaguers brought many gifts for teenaged girls to be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of the Redwoods. Some people also brought nonperishable items for Food for People. Thank you so much to Anne for her hospitality, to Becky Simpson and Kathy Johanson for their help in planning, to everyone who brought gifts and to Helen Andrews for delivering the gifts the next day. I hope it was the beginning of a wonderful holiday season for you all.

And now 2015 is here––can you believe it? Happy New Year to you all! Watch the VOTER for announcements of our activities. I hope you all will attend the Program Planning meeting in January, and that you will help us look at our positions for their relevance to our community and our League. And please continue to bring your ideas to the committee that is working on our new study on Civic Engagement. The November meeting on that study was well-attended and full of thoughtful and interesting ideas for developing a new position. A study and new position often generate interest from potential new members so bring a friend to a meeting.

~LWVHC Co-President Byrd Lochtie