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LWVWV Convention Information for May 4, 2013

Dear LWVWV Members:

This is the official call to the State League Convention to be held in Charles Town on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The Jefferson Co. League has graciously agreed to host the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites, 157 Pimlico Dr., Charles Town. Registration will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the call to order at 10:00 a.m. Business should be completed by 3:00 p.m. Business to be conducted includes the election of officers and directors and approval of the budget, bylaws changes and program. Sean O’Leary, a journalist with the Martinsburg Journal, is the guest speaker. Attached is an abstract of our consensus positions, proposed budget, proposed bylaws change and nominating committee report.

Who is eligible to attend convention? Each local League is entitled to one delegate in addition to its president, or an alternate should the president be unable to attend. Leagues having more than 15 voting members are entitled to one additional delegate for each additional 10 voting members or major fraction thereof as of January 31, 2013. Other League members attending are designated as “visitors.” The registration fee for delegates and visitors is $25.00, which includes lunch, and may be paid on the day of the convention. Please pre-register by April 25 by contacting Susan Watkins at 304-343-8574 or susanwatkins@suddenlink.net.

Based on the membership numbers reported in January 2013, each League may send the following number of delegates:

Huntington (59): president + 5 delegates

Jefferson Co. (35): president + 3 delegates

Morgantown/Monongalia Co. (56): president + 5 delegates

Wood Co. (37): president + 3 delegates

We hope to have a good turnout and look forward to seeing you on May 4. If you have any questions, please contact susanwatkins@suddenlink.net.

Susan K. Watkins, President
League of Women Voters of West Virginia

The League is where hands-on work to safeguard democracy leads to civic improvement. Join us!

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