LWVLPC mission, structure, statements, policies and current activities
JANUARY 22, 2019, 12:15 PM
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, BOWMAN HALL
SOUP LUNCH AT 12:15, MEETING TO FOLLOW
This will be our annual planning meeting, as required by League policy, to discuss national League Issues & Positions, whether there are any changes or new studies we want to support, and to reaffirm support for all others. If you want to review (or read for first time) the full Policy Positions, go to this website: https://www.lwv.org/sites/default/files/2018-05/impact_on_issues_2016-2018.pdf .
We will have this discussion while finishing our soup, then welcome our speaker, Lisa Pool, Southwest Field Organizer, Conservation Colorado. Lisa will give us an introduction to Conservation Colorado and her work in Durango, and what the organization will be supporting in the Legislature this session.
Please join us and give your input on National League policies, plus enjoy a good lunch and hear about some important Colorado legislative happenings.
We welcome you to bring a pot of soup, or some bread, to share for lunch. Please let me know if are able to help with this. Thanks and see you on the 22d.
*The 2019 Great Decisions discussion group will begin Tuesday, January 29 and conclude May 7.
Sessions will be held bi-weekly (every two weeks) from 11:45am to 1:45pm in Program Rooms 1 & 2 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave in Durango, CO.
Checks for $25 for each briefing book should be made out to "LWVLPC" and mailed to Susan McGinness, 756 E. 6th Ave, Durango, CO. 81301.
*Great Decisions 2019 Series: Tuesday, January 29th, at 11:45 a.m. at the Durango Public Library, our first discussion will be "The Middle East: Regional Disorder."
Moderator Katherine Burgess will present background materials and a film by the Foreign Policy Association, and lead participants in a discussion of the issues.
*For more info, click Jan 29 session.
La Plata County Leaguer,
*September was membership renewal time. Our national reporting deadline is January 31. The sooner you are able to renew the better. That saves both of us a series of reminders. Just send a check for your renewal dues ($55 for regular members and $35 for each additional household member) payable to LWVLPC, and mail to Buck Skillen, Treasurer, 776 Animas View Dr. Durango, CO 81301. For this year, student memberships are free, so welcome any students you know to join us in League. If there are changes in your contact information notify Kathleen Adams, Interim Membership Chair, at the address below.
*If you are becoming a new member of the LWVLPC, Please fill out a 2018-2019 LWVLPC Membership Form and include a copy to Buck Skillen at the address above. WELCOME and THANKS.
Only a very small amount of local dues remains with the local league - $6. If you can add an additional amount as a donation to LWVLPC, that would help significantly to continue our work. Please note that donations to the general fund are not tax-deductible; BUT donations to the Education Fund are deductible. Donations are greatly appreciated and we promise will be used wisely. Instructions are below and on the membership form and the web site.
Upcoming League events of interest, please join us for these:
Mail your renewal check, payable to LWVLPC, (($55 for regular members and $35 for each additional household member) to Buck Skillen, Treasurer, 776 Animas View Dr., Durango, Co 81301.
Consider joining and/or helping with the leadership core. We have vacant board positions + Our monthly board meetings involve an equal amount of fun and work.
Consider including a tax deductible donation to the LWVLPC. Include a separate check payable to "LWVCO Education Fund " write "La Plata County" on the memo line. This donation will be used locally for voter education activities.
Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments and especially offers to join the leadership core. We are looking forward to another year with you in the LWVLPC.
LWVLPC Membership Chair firstname.lastname@example.org
*read LWVCO Board Briefs from the January 9,2019 Board Meeting
Click HERE to read the January 17, 2019 version of the LWV League Update.
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