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May 2017 Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 23- 6:00 to 8:00 pm

First Baptist Church 850 Palmetto Avenue Chico, CA

Annual Meeting and Elections for Board of Directors. All members and prospective members are encouraged to attend the annual meeting. This is a very important meeting. We are going to:

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And, as a special treat, we will have a guest speaker. Twelve year old Madison Cunningham is a 7th grade student with Core Butte Charter. She recently competed in the 2017 Butte County National History Day competition. The theme was `Taking a Stand in History'. Madison researched the suffragette Alice Paul and created an exhibit about Alice Paul's life and work. Madison won in the Junior Division and has progressed to the State of California History competition on May 6th. Madison just may be on her way to the National competition soon!

30 Year Memories at Gloria Steinem Lecture

February Program

Electoral College Panel Discussion February 22, 2017, 6pm First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto, Chico

Moderator: Mahalley Allen, PhD., League Member and Department Chair of Political Science, CSUChico

Panelists: Diana Dwyre, PhD, Political Science Professor, CSUChico Cynthia Bynoe, Political Science Instructor, Butte College Robert Main, PhD, CSUChico Professor Emeritus

Pizza & Salad dinner will be served. Donation for dinner encouraged and the public is welcome. RSVP at:

January Program

Train Transportation of Crude Oil through the North State How risky is it? Members Dave Garcia & Linda Furr interviewed about January 26, 2017 program. Dave will show two short videos examining crude oil transportation in the North State and enlighten us about the issues. Crude oil trains travel through the Feather River Canyon. What are the risks to Butte County? What is the risk to the State water supply?

Butte County Battalion Chief, Russ Fowler will also be present to answer audience safety questions during the question and answer portion of the program



Annual Awards

Left to Right: League of Women Voters of Butte County President Margaret Swick, on behalf of League members, presented Rose Kelley the Mita Markland Award for excellence at our annual Holiday gathering. Ms. Kelley organized over 17 Forums for the general election. Jane Wanderer, Past President, managed Voters Edge for Butte County and League chapters throughout California.She received the Member of the Year award. Their work directly promoted and enhanced Voter Service and Education during this election year.

Pros and Cons

Carolyn Dusenbury and Clair Greene present proposition pros and cons at the fall meeting.


Annual Awards

Carolyn Dusenbury(left) was presented the annual Member of the Year award. Jane Wanderer received the Mita Markland Award for Excellence at the annual Holiday gathering.