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September 2018

Judy Moler, Chapter President

I was so excited about the Books, Bags and Beyond event article that I wrote for last month’s Voter that I forgot to include pertinent information. The event will be September 20 from 5-7 at our home, 401 SW Danbury Lane. As of this writing, there are a couple of ways to get to our house due to road construction. The cost of the evening is $10.00. A check made out to the LWVTSC and sent to me will hold your reservation. You may also pay at the door. Gently used books will be available for purchase. There will also be designer bags as well as other gently used handbags. Jewelry and a few other “beyond” items will also be for sale. This is a fun evening that I hope you will plan to attend.

Another big September event is the Candidate Forum for those seeking House seats in Shawnee County. This is held in conjunction with the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, YWCA and others. There is more information available in this edition of the Voter. We will also work with the YWCA in October to sponsor a Candidate Forum for those seeking statewide office. The LWVTSC has forged many community partnerships which I think serves to make us stronger. The Sierra Club has approached our Board, and we have agreed to publicize each other’s events. The Sierra Club will hold their General Meeting on  September 11, 7:00 pm, at the Universal Unitarian Church, 4775 SW 21st.

Leslie Prentice, Advocacy Chair, wrote an Op-Ed piece highlighting the League’s support of the proposed 2037 Comprehensive Plan for Shawnee County. It was published in the Topeka Capital Journal Newspaper in August and spoke compellingly of the League’s position on the need for such a plan for Shawnee County.

Thanks for all the good work you all do on behalf of the League.