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President Vicki Arnett


President’s Perspective

October 2019

It is hard to believe fall is here and we are gearing up for another election day. Our Shawnee County Election Office is in need of poll workers. Please contact the election office to help. The more voters who register, then turn out to vote, the more poll workers are needed to assist with the election process. This November will be a good practice run for the 2020 elections. 

Our league will also be learning more about advocacy work as we learn from Davis Hammet, LoudLight, “The Divide Between People, Politics and Policy” at our Oct. 1, 2019 Tuesday Topics. Our own Carrie Lancaster will be scheduling a training on advocacy and the legislative process. More details about this event will be coming soon.

Our board has been focused on Voter Services and preparation for the upcoming election. In just a few short months, Jan Martens will leave the Voter Services position and LWVTSC board. Although Voter Services will be in very capable hands, Jan will be greatly missed. Her energy, commitment and creativity are exceptional.  Mary Galligan will focus on community voter registration events, while Leslie Prentice will focus on registering in the schools. If you would like to join our talented, capable, fun loving board, please contact me or Gwen Elliot, nominating committee chair. 

We continue to plan 19th amendment centennial events. Plans are underway for a community discussion led by the league, high school and college students on issues of civic engagement. Your modern suffragists are hard at work. More to come. 

Your LWVTSC membership renews in November. Please keep your league strong by renewing your membership prior to the end of November 2019. We want you to continue to be a member of the Topeka Shawnee County League of Women Voters. Everyone is welcome! As a member, you will:

  • have the opportunity to participate in local, state, and national League work
  • get exclusive civic information you can trust
  • know that your membership dues add to our grassroots strength and our financial resources.

Membership Levels include:  Individual $60, Household $100.  Become a sustainer for an additional $30.00

Student Memberships are free.  

You have the option of paying by pay pal which will charge a $3.50 processing fee.   

If you prefer to write a check for your membership, please mail your check to Allan Foster, 6321 SW 25th St., Topeka, KS 66614 or Theresa Kiernan, 3620 SW York Way, Topeka, KS 66604. Please let one of us know if there has been a change in any of your personal information. Thank you.