Who We Are and What We Do: LWV Whidbey serves the citizens of Whidbey
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, political organization (for both men and women) that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We do NOT support any candidate or political party. We provide objective and informative Voter Forums on North, Central, and South Whidbey covering candidates and issues. We have annual opportunities for members and guests to meet with our legislators, county commissioners, and the three mayors on the island. We study important public policy topics, come to consensus, and act as one voice in advocating for positions at the national, state, and local level. MORE
Why Join LWV?
Through participation in League projects, you will:
contribute valuable service to the community
gain knowledge and experience through the study and discussion of timely and important topics
discover new interests, develop new skills and learn about crucial issues in your community
make professional contacts and develop lasting friendships as you meet others in League who share your interests
We are devastated to report that Joyce Peterson, who was a former co-president of the Whidbey Island League of Women Voters, has passed away within 2 months of being diagnosed with cancer at home with her family present on Friday, July 19 at age 63. Joyce and her husband, Fran Einterz, met in Kenya when they both were doing volunteer work for Peace Corps.
After moving to Whidbey Island she and Fran started a successful business called Service Alternatives which provides residential care for dependent people on contract to Washington State. Joyce also worked as an Occupational Therapist for the Oak Harbor school district as well as being active in the League and being on the board of Small Miracles. She also enjoyed singing in the community chorus and dancing.
Joyce's immediate family besides her husband Fran includes son Isaak (32) and daughter-in-law Blair, and granddaughters Holland (15 months) and Elliott Joyce (5 weeks), and son Micah (30) and partner Kelly. Joyce has 3 siblings, twin sister Jan, sister Joan, and brother Norris. She will be greatly missed by family and friends for the wonderful person she was and the wonderful things she did. We cannot express how much we will miss her.
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