|President: Gail Dryden
||Editor: Carol West
In This Issue
State of the California League of Women Voters
A Summary of Past President Karyn Gill's Address LWVC State Board, 1997 - 1999
Looking forward from a successful convention, Gail Dryden presents ideas for the coming two years.
About our May 1999 Convention...
Convention Decisions on Program Issues for Emphasis
Delegates to the LWVC Convention '99 adopted an ambitious program agenda for 1999-2001.
Election System Study Adopted by California Delegates
To get this new study passed by 3/5 of the delegates was an example of successful grassroots organizing.
Small People Doing Small Things
A Summary of President-Elect Gail Dryden's Acceptance Speech to the League of Women Voters of California
The Future of the League of Women Voters
Selected excerpts from the speech by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins, President, LWVUS to our State Convention
The Growth & Impact of Smart Voter
Smart Voter is the League of Women Voters unique Internet-based election guide which revolutionizes
the way voters get nonpartisan information on candidates and issues.
50/50 by 2020
Excerpts from a speech by to the State Convention by Jean Askham, President, LWV Orange County.
The Challenge to Women in the New Millennium
Summary of Banquet Speech by the Honorable LaDoris Hazzard Cordell
Awards Presented At Convention
From several categories, several Leagues were honored to receive awards.
Diversity Workshops at Convention '99
League members looked at the LWVUS Diversity Toolkit and discussed ways to reaffirm their commitment to making the League a more inclusive organization.
Public Relations Workshop
This exciting workshop had League members not only thinking "outside the box" but also
"on top of the box" (our SOAP box).
Speakers Training Workshop
Two experienced speakers presented tips on how to be an effective speaker -- on and off camera at a convention workshop.
Open Door Computer Training
One member describes his enthusiasm for learning about entering the online world.
LWVC: Today and Tomorrow...
Invitation to Hold Convention 2001 in Los Angeles
LWV of Los Angeles has put out the welcome mat and would like to host the first California
convention of the new millennium.
Taylor describes her ideas for the new Citizen Education portfolio.
New LWVC International Relations Committee
Committed members have organized to do a study of the LWVUS International Relations positions.
Be a Part of Our Action Team
"In Just Eight, You Can Advocate", is a program perfect for busy members. You just need eight minutes
(or less) and e-mail to participate in the state League's new Grassroots Action Team.
Promoting Activism on League Positions
A program of rapid response when action is
needed to protect reproductive choice issues has been established.
How to Keep A Good Thing Going
Why one member has made a trust bequest to the League...
Smart Growth Resources Available
How local Leagues can connect with "Smart Growth" resources was the topic of the Managed
Growth Workshop at State Convention.
NEWS From around the region...
News items involving the League
The League and Charter Reform
The Los Angeles League has played a role in charter reform since the days its founder married the man who headed the commission that authored the 1924 charter. And it continues that role.
Grants For Local League Projects
Community or regional foundations are a wonderful source of funding for League education
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