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Annual Meeting


President Vicki Arnett and the Board of Directors encourages all members of the Topeka & Shawnee County League of Women Voters to take part in our “virtual” annual meeting, which was scheduled for April 7.

The Board has decided it is necessary to take the unprecedented action to suspend our bylaw requirement to conduct an annual meeting in person to comply with the Shawnee County Health Department’s stay at home order. We considered alternative approaches and have decided to ask you to participate in this year’s meeting by email vote and conference call for questions. We know that this may not be as convenient for some of you and we regret that we can’t accommodate as many as we would like.

You will receive an email on Friday, March 27 with details on how to participate and documents to review.


Vicki Arnett, President



April 2020 

The President’s Perspective

Vicki Arnett, Chapter President

The LWV has an amazing history and heritage. This history began 72 years before we gained the right to vote. Determination and a steadfast belief that women’s rights are human rights powered the women who paved the way. They stood up for many of the same things we continue to strive for 100 years later. All the more reason to stay strong and move forward.

One foundation of our strength is our annual business meeting. LWVTSC 95th annual business meeting, which will be conducted virtually due to the Shawnee County stay at home order. Please check your email for directions on how to participate by email and phone to provide your input and VOTE on our proposed budget, bylaw change proposal and board of directors. We will recognize departing board member Jan Martens. We will also welcome our new board members. The board approved a $2 increase in the price of lunch to $12 effective May 5, 2020. The current lunch vendor is passing on the cost of paper goods and sales tax. The previous vendor absorbed the cost in our charge. This amounted to a 14% increase in the cost of lunch. The new charge for lunch reflects a 10% increase.  

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do not support nor oppose any political party or candidate.