- Election - VOTE!
- November 4
- Board Meeting
- November 4, 5:30 P.M.
- League Office
- 434 7th St. Eureka
- Civic Engagement Study Meeting
- November 13, 5:30 P.M.
- League Offices
- 434 7th St. Eureka
- Community Event: Housing Forum
- November 15, 5:30 P.M.
- Eureka Woman's Club
- 1531 J St. Eureka
- 2015 Civic Contribution Award Nomination deadline
- December 1
- Download our Award Nomination form
- Board Meeting
- December 14, 1:45 P.M.
- 2249 Graham Road, Bayside
- Holiday Party
- December 14, 2 P.M.
- 2249 Graham Road, Bayside
- Bill of Rights Day
- December 15
- Commemorates the ratification of the Bill of Rights on this date in 1791
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.
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It takes time to finalize an election, but the election night results for contests on Humboldt ballots are available here:
Civic Engagement Study and Observer Corps Dinner Meeting
It's been a while since we've had a new study, and we need YOU! This is your chance to help generate a new LWVHC position! If you are interested in taking part in the study on Civic Engagement or the Observer Corps please contact me at 616-7209 or send me an email at email@example.com. The first study meeting for Civic Engagement is on November 13 at 5:30 at the League Office.
The meeting will start with a brief New Member Orientation. Then at 6 we will pin down the exact wording of our purpose and then develop the protocols we'll use as we go into the community, gathering data for this study. Don't worry – we'll take breaks, eat, and laugh!
~LWVHC Vice President Krista Miller
Community Event: Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) Forum
An Important Issue in Humboldt
The LWVUS has long had a position of Meeting Basic Human Needs, including housing. There is a community-organized forum coming up to address homeless housing alternatives which League members may wish to attend.
The forum features Andrew Heben, author of Homeless Housing Alternatives, From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny Houses. Heben is an urban planner, writer and tiny house builder.
The public is invited to attend the Affordable Homeless Housing Alternatives (AHHA) forum on November 15, 2014 at the Eureka Woman's Club, 1531 J Street from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Pre-registration is not necessary. Contact Kay Escarda, 442-7495 or Rudy Ramp, 822-7790 for more information
Holiday Party - December 14, 2 P.M.
Join us for friendship and good cheer!
We are a hard-working organization, but we like to have fun as well! Please bring an appetizer to share, and a can of food (to go to the Food Bank) or donate a gift for a teen-aged girl (soaps, lotions, make-up, hair accessories, nail polish, etc.) Please RSVP your attendance to Anne at 822-1161. Leaving a message on her machine is just fine.
Directions: From 101, take the Bayside Cutoff. At Old Arcata Rd., turn left. Graham is the first right. We’re the third house on the left. Park on the street, the grass, or in the driveway. Car-pooling is recommended.
There will be a brief Board meeting at 1:45 before the party begins.
Whom Will You Nominate?
2015 Civic Contribution Award
Humboldt County is blessed with many people and organizations who go above and beyond to make our community a better place to live. Let us know about YOUR local heroes by emailing the League about why your choice is a good match for our Civic contribution award or by filling out our nomination form and submitting it by December 1.
Download our Award Nomination form and find out more.
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Renew Your League Membership!
Thank You Being A Member of the League
League dues are due, and we've made it easy to renew your support of the League.
Happy Autumn to everyone! We have had so many beautiful sunny days—and we have even had some of that rain that we need so badly. I hope you are enjoying our beautiful Humboldt County. I KNOW you have all been busy with our many League activities. I hope you have all had a chance to learn about candidates and issues from our KEET-TV forums and community presentations of Pros and Cons on the California Ballot Propositions and local Ballot Measures. Presenting unbiased information to voters is what we do in our Voter Service and Community Education as we prepare for the November 4 election. We have also registered many new voters through our booths at fairs. A big thank you to our many members who volunteer for these programs.
Last month I asked you to let me know if you were reading the VOTER online, and I offered a gift to the first five people who responded. Two Past Presidents, Judy Bennett and Nan Nieboer, were in the first five but they asked not to be considered for a gift, so the five winners were Peg Gardner, Elaine Weinreb, Willa Mauro, Wendy Harden and Pamela Nakamoto. Congratulations to all of you! I appreciate everyone who responded, but I had hoped to hear from many more of you. We are still working to find the best ways to communicate with our members. We are also trying the new meeting times (Sunday afternoon and Thursday evening) to see if they are easier for you to attend. Please let us know if we are on the right track and how we can serve YOU better.
One of our greatest communication tools is our VOTER. For a number of years Amanda Windsor has been our VOTER editor, producing a consistently attractive and informative newsletter to let you know about our many League activities during the year. She even received LWVC awards for her work! She has earned a well-deserved rest from this particular job as she is now Co-President and has many other duties in that role. Please join me in thanking Amanda for her excellent job as our VOTER editor for so many years!
However, we could not have let Amanda retire without our new board member, Leslie Leach, stepping up and offering to take over the job as VOTER editor. We know she will do a great job in this position, and we look forward to her first edition in November. Thank you, Leslie!
Check out the calendar for the Civic Engagement Study meeting on November 13 and our Holiday Party on December 14, when we will celebrate the holiday season with good food and friendship! I hope to see all of you there.
And remember to VOTE on November 4!
~LWVHC Co-President Byrd Lochtie