The League of Women Voters of Edina (LWVE), a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League has approximately 100 men and women members and is part of the State League and National League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Edina has had an active role in Edina since 1954.
LWV Edina elects new board at annual meeting
Thank you to the following LWVE members for volunteering for the upcoming year!
2013-14 LWVE Board of Directors
Debby McNeil - President
Jennifer Janovy - First vice president/voter service chair
Lonni Skrentner - Second vice president & action chair
Nancy Gooch - Secretary
Judy VanOsdel - Treasurer
Andy Otness - Membership chair
Suzanne Kerwin - Public relations chair
Sandy Fox - Unit meeting coordinator
Idelle Longman - CMAL liaison
Karen Knudsen - Finance drive
Ann Keenan - Member directory
2013-14 LWVE off-board positions
Budget Committee: Paulette Hutton, chair; Susan Clark
Newsletter editor: Pattiann Nordgren
Newsletter assistant: Andy Otness
Nominating Committee: Joni Bennett, co-chair; Carol Frisch, co-chair, Kay Bach, Pattiann Nordgren, Andy Otness
Scholarship Committee: Paulette Hastings, chair; Jim Hovland, Doris Grimes
Website & Facebook: Keeya Steel
LWV Minnesota state convention
Eight LWVE members attended the 2013 LWV Minnesota State Convention: Engaging the Voter: Past, Present & Future on May 17-19. At the convention, delegates elected new state officers, passed a budget and approved a program for LWVMN, as well as attended workshops. Delegates were asked to approve a restructuring of LWVMN and LWVMN Ed Fund into a single 501(c)(3) organization, making contributions tax-deductible.More information.
Left to right: Debby McNeil, Sue Davison, Suzanne Kerwin, Andy Otness, Connie Hondl, Keeya Steel, Nancy Gooch. Not pictured: Carol Frisch.
Volunteer to register new voters
Since January, 2011 LWV Minnesota has registered 18,000 new voters at Minnesota naturalization ceremonies. This volunteer opportunity is both fun and inspiring. Please email Judy Stuthman at email@example.com if you can volunteer at the following ceremonies in the Twin Cities.
May 24th, Friday
10 AM & 2 PM for 11 AM & 2 PM ceremonies
U of MN Law School, Minneapolis
June 12th, Wednesday
9:15 AM and 1:15 PM for 10 AM & 2 PM ceremonies
Washington Tech Magnet School
1495 Rice St. St. Paul
July 26th, Wednesday
9:30 AM and 1 PM for 10:30 AM and 2 PM ceremonies
Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center 55430
March meeting on health care reform
On March 14, Stefan Gildemeister, Minnesota's state health economist and director of the Health Economics program for the Minnesota Department of Health presented to LWVE on health care reform. In case you missed the meeting, you can view his presentation here.League of Women Voters Edina |
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