July 2020 Newsletter
League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island
PO Box 1933, Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Calendar (*more info below)
July 20 Primary Candidates Forum (Commissioners) (Monday) Zoom
July 21 Primary Candidates Forum (State Representatives) (Tuesday) Zoom
July 22 Primary Candidates Forum (US Representative) (Wednesday) Zoom
August 6 Annual Board Retreat (Thursday)
Please note: We welcome all members to participate in any of our meetings. If you would like to be added to the list, we will happily add you to the email list with the Zoom link for the meeting.
In this newsletter:
In the news: LWVUS shares position on racial equality
Give BIG to Local League
Forum Committee Call for Candidates Questions
Primary Forums Schedule
T-shirts for sale!!!
Cool masks available
In the news: LWVUS (former) President Chris Carson sent a statement declaring the Leagues solidarity with efforts to address racial inequalities. Read her statement here: http://participate.lwv.org/c/10065/blastContent.jsp?email_blast_KEY=225372
Give BIG to your Local League: We did it! We balanced the 2019-2020 fiscal year budget. Thank you all for your generous donations! Looking ahead to fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, times are uncertain. Our usual fund-raising opportunities may not be available. Some of you have sent donations that will be placed in our account for the new fiscal year. Thank you! We anticipate unexpected expenses to be able to hold virtual events. We appreciate your support. You can donate online through PayPal on our website or mail a check to PO Box 1933, Oak Harbor WA 98277. Thank you for your generosity.
VOTE411.org is live!!! The board is working hard to contact all candidates to use this website to provide their leadership vision and priorities. Please join us in that effort. This election will be challenging to candidates as they try to spread their message during social distancing. VOTE 411.org is more important now than ever. It’s easy to enter your address and have access to state and local candidates. Many of our local candidates have entered their answers to our questions. CHECK IT OUT!
Forum Committee: The Forum Committee is continuing its work. Contact Carla Grau-Egerton through League email if you have questions.
Primary Candidates Forums:
We are hosting candidate forums for the primaries. These will be virtual with a Zoom Webinar format. The Zoom link will be posted to our website homepage 2 hours before the event begins. Our license will accommodate 500 attendees. You will receive these links in your email. Others will access the links from our website.
Monday, July 20 7:00-8:30 pm: County Commissioner candidates for Districts 1 and 2
Tuesday, July 21 7:00-8:30 pm: Legislative District 10 State Representatives Positions 1 and 2 and State Senator candidates
Wednesday, July 22 7:00-8:30 pm: Congressional District 2 US Representative
These events are co-sponsored by the League and Sno-Isle Libraries
If you would like to submit a question for any of these forums, please send that in soon. Our Forum Committee is working to develop questions for the candidates. We want your ideas.
Watch for upcoming T-shirt sales to celebrate our LWV Centennial!
You’ll be able to order soon from our website. I’ll send you a reminder when we’re ready to take orders.
Thank you, Karin Bolstad for the awesome design!
Cool masks designed by LWVWA available: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/51434862
Attendees to LWVWA Council this spring received one from our state league. I thought you might be interested in ordering your own. (Karol)
We encourage you to attend board meetings!
Our board meetings are open to all members and would be a good opportunity for you to share your thoughts and support the work of the League. You are welcome to receive the board meeting agendas. Email us at email@example.com, and we will happily add you to the email list.
President: Karol Pulliam
Past President: Carla Grau-Egerton
Secretary: Joann Roomes
Treasurer: Diana Conners
Elected Directors: Karin Bolstad, Barbara Seitle, Claudia Olson, Dolly Lister
Appointed Directors: Joseph Busig, Kristi Adams
Want more TRYs? (They Represent You) The 2020 TRYs are here! Covid 19 has seriously impaired our efforts to distribute these. If you would like some to distribute, email Karol at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to Sno-Isle Libraries for their efforts to make these available to everyone. Contact email@example.com if you would like more copies.
In Case You Missed It!
Thanks to Mendy McLean-Stone, Carla Grau-Egerton and Karin Bolstad for submitting these to the Whidbey News Times! July 15 edition--PageA8.
Would you like the new LWVWI membership list?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email it to you. For League business only!
Helpful contact information for our parent organizations:
League of Women Voters U. S.
League of Women Voters WA
1402 Third Avenue, #430
Seattle, WA 98101
206-622-8961, fax 206-622-4908