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8
Sep

September 2016 Unit Meetings

Breakfast Unit Meeting: The Breakfast Unit will be meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at 7 am at the New Atlas Grill- 415 S. Boston Ave.

 

Midtown Unit Meeting: The Midtown Unit meeting will be replaced with the Hot Topic Lunch this month. You may find more information about this event here.

 

N. Tulsa Unit Meeting: The North Tulsa Unit will not be meeting this month.

6
Sep

Education Bond Policy Update

The LWVMT Education Bond Study Committee hosted a consensus meeting on Saturday, August 20th.  The committee is grateful for those members who were present and we offer a special note of thanks to Mr. Cody Way, CFO of Jenks Public Schools, for joining us.

We can report it was a lively dialogue and all present left the meeting feeling more thoroughly informed about school district bond proposals. Membership present reached consensus on moving forward with a recommendation to the full board to adopt positions that will allow the LWVMT to endorse or oppose school bond measures put forth to voters in the future.

6
Sep

Letter from the President

Dear LWV Members,

It was my great honor to begin a term as President of the Board of Directors for the League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa. Since my board internship through Leadership Tulsa in 2014, I have watched, and hopefully helped with, the amazing civic outreach in the community over the past two years.

A little bit about me; I am 31 years old, graduated from Bixby High School, attended the University of Tulsa and am a small business owner, in which I do PR, business, nonprofit and political consulting. My work in politics is what brought me here to the League. On the campaign trail, I have encounteCharity Marcusred many citizens who lacked the knowledge of our candidates, political process and voters’ rights, or did not care about voting at all. Because of this, I wanted to do more. Campaigns only last so long, and I wanted to engage the community on a more continuous basis. I cannot tell you all how excited and blessed I am to take the next year off from political consulting to work closely with you all as we navigate what is sure to be one of the most controversial and important presidential elections! It is a very exciting time to be in a leadership role with the League.  For the next year, I look forward to continuing to educate voters, intensify our organizational reach into minority communities, lead the county in voter registration, and increase our membership! Peter Drucker taught that to achieve results we have to use all the available strengths, as these strengths are the true opportunities. “The unique purpose of an organization is to make strength productive,” he wrote. The League of Women Voters has the exceptional bounty of opportunities found in the strengths of our board, staff and members, and the unique purpose of the board is to build results. I believe that we have the vision of what we are capable of doing as a membership organization and my goal as board president is to keep us loyal to that vision.

Each and every member is an asset to the League that we greatly appreciate. We hope to see your continued membership and involvement in the organization!

Charity Marcus
President, League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa

3
Aug

August 2016 Unit Meetings

During the month of August the Breakfast Unit will be discussing local political issues while the Midtown Unit will discuss some of the State Questions that will appear on the November ballot. The North Tulsa Unit does not meet during the summer months and will resume in September.

The Breakfast Unit will meet on Tuesday, August 23 at 7am at the New Atlas Grill in the Doubletree hotel, downtown.

The Midtown Unit will meet on Tuesday, August 16 at the League office- 3336 N. 32nd Street, Suite 4. Bring your own lunch and visit (if you wish) at 11:30am. Discussion will begin at 12pm. Mary Jane Lindaman, state and local LWV Voter Services Chair will lead the discussion. We will focus on several of the state questions.  Specific readings will be sent to regular attendees by early August. If you wish to receive theses items as well please contact the office at 918-747-7933 or info@lwvtulsa.org.

3
Aug

Education Bond Policy Task Force- Consensus Meeting

The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Tulsa will be holding a Consensus Meeting this August to discuss school bond measures. Below you will find additional details regarding the consensus meeting as well as a summary put together by the members of the Education Bond Policy Task Force.  Please contact the LWVMT office with any questions.

 

Consensus Meeting- School Bond Measures

Saturday, August 20th, 2016 | 10:00 am 

Herman & Kate Kaiser Library | 5202 S. Hudson Ave., Suite B |  Tulsa, OK 74135

A short summary of the Education Bond Policy Task Force’s study may be found here:  School Bond Measure Study- Consensus Meeting