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STATE CONFERENCE: “DIRECTIONS TO THE BOARD”


A feature at the end of each LWV convention and each LWV council is the “Directions to the Board” in which local Leagues ask the state Board to take action on a current issue or current event.

At the just completed 2015 LWV Florida Conference, LWVSC President, LaVonne Grayson, and Director, Pat Southward, submitted this letter to the LWVF Board on behalf of Seminole League,state conferene asking the state Board to write to each member of the 2015 Legislature in support of full funding of Amendment One.

Other directions included asking the Board to submit an amicus brief in the lawsuit that Governor Scott recently filed against the federal government regarding LIP funding and a technical question regarding the timeliness of state notifications to local Leagues.


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HOW DID SEMINOLE COUNTY STACK UP IN WATER & LAND LEGACY SUPPORT?


Last year’s statewide support for the preservation of our water and land  was overwhelming; the Results By House District released by Florida’s Water and Land Legacy classifies support, district by district.  We, in Seminole County, can pride ourselves for being one of the top boosters, but the work is not jet done; now’s the time to prove our commitment by monitoring the money trail.

 


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Natural Resources Update


LWVS NATURAL RESOURCES REPORT FOR MAY On 4/30/15, Sharon Lynn and Pat Southward attended a Green Chamber of Commerce meeting at the First Green Bank in Winter Park. Featured Speakers included Michelle Thatcher and Bill Weinaug (Wekiva Island). Speakers thanked the League for their participation in the event. Following the reception in the bank lobby, the LWVF/LWVOC held their regular monthly meeting in a conference room provided by the bank. Chuck O’Neal is stepping down as the LWVOC Natural Resources Chair, but will remain the State Chair. Marty Sullivan is the new Natural Resources Chair for LWVOC. Both Marty and Chuck consider the local committee to be a regional committee to include Seminole County, and at some future point, Osceola County. Marty asked Sharon to continue as the Secretary. Aliki Moncrief spoke to the committee about visiting their State Reps about Amendment 1 spending before they go back to Tallahassee for a special session. Pat Southward helped Desta Horner man a CCL (Citizen’s Climate Lobby) table at Lake Eola, for an Earth Day event. Part of the goal was to get more area participation in CCL.

Sharon Lynn,
LWVS Natural Resources Chair


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ALL ABOARD Wrap-Up


All who attended the “All Aboard” luncheon in Winter Park got a great preview of Central Florida’s  transportation plans IMG_2089presented by Commissioner Bob Dallari and FDOT’s chief SunRail engineer, Tawny Olore.  In addition, they enjoyed an excursion on SunRail, shopped in tony Winter Park, and spent quality time with fellow leaguers from Orange County.

Flood did a phenomenal job of planning the day, and even wrangled some discounts from local merchants!   We hope you will join us for our next field trip.


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SANFORD HERALD REPORTS ON 4TH ANNUAL LWVS WINE & CHEESE EVENT


WC 3 12For any who missed this year’s phenomenal Wine & Cheese with the League, this brief article in the Sanford Herald will fill you in on the details, but if you want to see just how much fun and exciting the event was, you’ll just have to mark your calendar for next year’s Wine & cheese, so stay tuned for the date and location announcement later this year.  In the meantime, spend some time considering how you will participate as a guest, a sponsor, or an organizer!


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MAY HOT TOPICS – HOMELESS IN SEMINOLE COUNTY


Beth Davalos has earned a place in the hearts of Seminole County residents through her dedication to children, and in particular, children whose families are in transition.  The May Hot Topics will focus on her work.  Members are encouraged to attend and bring with them any of the following items:FIT_Brochure_English_Page_1

  • underwear for any age student
  • socks
  • personal hygiene products, such as:

dental
bath
shampoo

Financial contributions are also welcome!

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