TOPIC: Transparency in government; what are we really seeing? What is the Freedom of Information Act?
WHAT: March 11 to 17 is the American Society of News Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press's sponsored Sunshine Week that celebrates a free press. In furtherance of its public service mission, the League of Women Voters of Butte County is offering its Spring Lunch and Learn to the public at large to recognize and promote the importance of a free press in our community. Supporting reporting: use it or lose it.
At the end of a successful afternoon of presentation and hands-on learning smart phone aps and other techniques to let their legislators hear their voices, San Jose AAUW's public policy chair and our speaker, Peg Carlson-Bowen (center), is surrounded by our local AAUW-LWVBC workshop support team. Carol Holzgrafe, Debra Barger, Helen Gesick, Marcelene Brown, Katy Azevedo and Jane Wanderer.
The League of Women Voters of Butte County invites citizens and representatives of organizations to an informational forum on being prepared for a catastrophic emergency or evacuation in Chico similar to the 2017 Santa Rosa Fire Evacuation and the Oroville Evacuation.
The event will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, 850 Palmetto in Chico on Tuesday, January 30 at 7:00pm. A potluck dinner will be available at 6:00.
Each of the panelists will discuss their agency or department role during an emergency or disaster. The four panelists who will address the public:
Making a commitment to be part of the solution, community and League members, in collaboration with the Office of Civic Engagement at CSU, Chico, gathered to conduct civil, community-building conversations. Discussion was facilitated by Martha Cox, First Vice President of the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund.
League of Women Voters of Butte County members Linda MacMichael and Mahalley Allen share information on registration and voting with an interested Chico State student.
Southside Oroville Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road
The League of Women Voters of Butte County invites Butte County citizens and organizations to an informational forum on the intent, design, building, maintenance, safety, management, licensing, recreation, and business importance of the Oroville Dam
Matt Murray, Department of Water Resources View Mr. Murray's Presentation
Brian Ring, BC Assistant Chief Administrator View Mr. Ring's Presentation
Sandy Linville, Oroville Strong!
Robert Bateman, Roplast Industries
Paul Gosselin, BC Water and Resource Department
Bruce Spangler, Explore Butte County
Kevin Zeitler, Oroville Recreation Advisory Committee
View Chico Enterprise Record Coverage
We won! We are just back from the League of Women Voters of California Convention in Sacramento. The Convention was splendid and the thrilling news is that we won two top honors for our Voter Service work!!
The awards we received are:
1. Effective Community Engagement AwardWe were recognized for creating partnerships with Chico State and local Chambers of Commerce to expand voter service efforts among community members and university students.
2. High Visibility AwardWe were recognized for creating partnerships with local TV channels for voter service events, which provided mentoring opportunities for students who are considering a career in broadcasting.
Our work during the 2016 election season was outstanding. 21 candidate forums, 13 pro & con programs and more.. Wow! Voter Service Director Rose Kelley did exceptional work and deserves every accolade. Thanks to each of you who give your time, commitment---heart & soul--to our voter service work. These awards are for you! The awards will be framed and placed on our office wall with our Mita Markland Awards, Member of the Year Awards and photo gallery.
And, it was so exciting to see Carol Burr elected to the State Board. The League of Women Voters of Butte County is doing exceptional work. What a vibrant, committed group of Leaguer's!
It is time to welcome your new president and board. I will continue to work on special League projects because League work is a lifelong commitment and there is much to do.
Thanks for all your support over the last two years. It has been an honor to lead this fine organization.
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:
and more....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!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Butte County Battalion Chief, Russ Fowler will also be present to answer audience safety questions during the question and answer portion of the program