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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy

Annual Meeting
League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada
April 29, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Cafe at Adele's
1112 N Carson St, Carson City, NV


Speaker: Elisa Cafferata

              Chair, Nevada Commission for Women

   President and CEO of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates


Please RSVP via email by April 15. to: LWVNNV@gmail.com

bring $27 for lunch, cash or check

OR use PayPal by April 15 to prepay on our website: http://lwvnn.org/

Either way, feel free to round up to $30, with the difference as a donation to the League.


Agenda

Annual Meeting

League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10:00 am

Adele's, 1112 N Carson St, Carson City

 

10:00 am Business meeting

 

1.      Secretary attending or need volunteer?

2.      Election of new officers and board members

3.      Approval of minutes of January 10, 2017 board meeting

4.      Approval of 2017-2018 budget – Jan

5.      Membership report - Mary

6.      State updates – Jan and Joan

7.      Report of 2016-2017 activities – Judy, Nancy Scott, and Maud

a.      Election Forums

b.      Nevada Day Parade and Vote411 stickers

c.      Sierra Nevada

 

11:00 am Speaker

 

Elisa Cafferata

Chair, Nevada Commission for Women

President and CEO of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood Affiliates

 

12:00 Lunch

 

12:45 Issue Prioritization - Jan

 

1:30 Adjourn

Nevada Wilderness Activist Marge Sills

Longtime Nevada Wilderness Activist Marge Sill Dies


Marge Sill, a longtime member of the League of Women Voters has died at the age of 92. She died at her Reno home on Sunday, October 23, 2016, shortly after falling ill.

 

Marge was also a long time environmental activist known as the “Mother of Nevada Wilderness”. Her advocacy work helped lead to creation of Great Basin National Park in 1986 and passage of the Nevada Wilderness Protection Act in 1989. The latter protected 1,100 square miles of wilderness statewide, including Mount Charleston, the Ruby Mountains and Reno’s Mount Rose.

 

The family says before Marge passed, she was writing stories about her life for a family book on the Leite women (Marge’s maiden name) and they plan to continue this book.  If you have Marge stories or photos, you can share them at this email (msill@juno.com) or send them to the following address (Family of Marge Sill, 720 Brookfield Dr, Reno, NV 89503).  

 

 

There will be a celebration of Marge’s life at her church:

When: 1 pm, December 2nd, 2016

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada, 780 Del Monte Lane

Reno, Nevada  89511 [http://www.uufnn.org/]

 

In the spirit of Marge, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to an environmental organization of your choice in her name.


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