League of Women Voters of Seminole County

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Gun Safety Action Team Meeting this Wednesday

Interested in Gun Safety?  Join the League for their Action Team Meeting this Wednesday, October 11th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm.  For information on this or other meetings, contact Maggie Albertson, Chair, by visiting our website at http://www.lwvseminole.org.


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Girls in Goverment Recap

The “Girls in Government” was held at South Seminole Middle School (SSMS) this past week.  The Leadership Hall was the site breakfast with 50 SSMS students, teachers and administrators, as well as the speakers.

Zelda Ladan, President, League of Women Voters, Seminole County and DeDe  Schaffner of the League’s Action Team on Education were two of the League Members who spoke at the event along with these local leaders:

Karen Almond, Member, Seminole County Public School Board
​Charlene Glancy, Mayor, City of Casselberry
​Jean Hovey, Member, City of Winter Springs Council
​Sandra Solomon, Member, City of Casselberry Council

The students broke into work groups where the speakers could circulate and answer their prepared questions.   The attendees also shared lunch.

A trip to the courthouse has been planned for the future.

Thanks to all who made this event a success.  If you are interested in visit the League’s website at http://www.lwvseminole.com to contact us.

Details provided by Cindy Huggins

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Leadership Conference Reminder

Don’t forget to register for the Leadership Conference to be held at the Sheraton Orlando North on October 20th and 21st.  You can register using the link below:


This Leadership Conference is for all members, because we are all leaders in our community and state! Whether you’ve been a member for 5 days, 5 weeks, 5 years, or even 50 years! Our goal is to have you walk away with a skill set that you can immediately put to use to effect change in your communities!   What makes a good press release? How do I mobilize my local League’s members? How can I get more involved in a leadership role with my local League?

If you’ve found yourself asking these types of questions, our leadership training is for you! Join us in Orlando on October 20 and 21 to learn best practices from League pros on how to use your volunteer power, improve communications, utilize technology, and more! League ‘super members’ and outside professionals will give presentations and make sure that you are prepared to meet the challenges of leadership head on.

Register today for our special Early Bird price of $149 ONLY UNTIL OCTOBER 13! This price includes dinner, breakfast and lunch as well as entry to all of our workshops and take home materials!

You can also find out more on how to become a Red, White, and Blue sponsor! This exclusive sponsorship covers your $149 registration fee, a private VIP reception with keynote speakers and the state board, and a seat at the President’s Table with Pamela Goodman, State Board members and our other keynote speakers!

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Things to do this week with the League


EDUCATION ACTION TEAM – Girls in Government


HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON at a new location, Bonefish Grill in Longwood.  Guest speaker is Grant Maloy, Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller of Seminole County.  Please  bring school supplies for A GIFT FOR TEACHING!  Event starts at 11:30 am

Join the National Resources Action Team for FL Sun Webinar:  1 year and 14 Solar Co-Op’s Later, What’s Next?  1-2 PM



Check out the League Website http://www.lwvseminole.org to RSVP and get additional information.


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Travel back in time with the League to Seneca Falls!

You are invited to join the LWV Florida as we explore the connections of the twin civil rights struggles in America — Gender and Race November 1-5, 2017.

Join us as we walk in the halls of Susan B. Anthony’s home where she penned her many fiery letters and planned her assault on both slavery and the fight for women’s rights.

We will also gaze out of the windows of Elizabeth Cady Stanton at the trees her boys climbed while she wrote her eloquent speeches and we will walk in the hallowed place of the first Women’s Convention in Seneca Falls.

Join us as we stand under the apple trees of Harriet Tubman on her homestead sold to her by the Sewards who also provided protection to runaway slaves. Its all so powerful and interconnected! You won’t want to miss paying your respects to the gravesite of Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. It is awe-inspiring what a person can do with their lives.

Early Bird Pricing:
Single occupancy: $2,499
Double occupancy: $2,099

This is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in New York! It seems fitting to spend your days walking the paths of so many New York women leaders in Rochester, Auburn, and Seneca Falls. This will be a trip that you won’t forget. You will come home inspired, educated, and with a more profound understanding of the powerful and difficult fight for civil rights that has made our nation the beacon of democracy in the world.

Register by using the link provided below: