THE BALDWIN VOTER
Published by the League of Women Voters of Baldwin County
P.O. Box 937 Fairhope, AL 36533
OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, 2004
LWV/BC Board of Directors - 2004 - 2005
President: Jeanne Lacey 626-4133 Treasurer: Libby Byars 990-6047
1st VP Helen Spotswood 626-4412 * Directors: Jeanine Normand
2nd VP Jeannine Stutsman Pat Laraway
Secretary: Phyllis Springen App. Dir. Mike Nevins 928-5485 *
IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that email is almost instantaneous. Those of you receiving snail mail will be a day or more behind. When urgent items come up, I am asking that you adopt one of these members to be sure they are kept up to date.
Jinx Bachtel Barbara Casey Jule Moon Virginia Nelson
928-1818 928-0410 990-3735 929-2460
Amy R. Waldrop Mary L & Ellis Lord Mary Brennan Joan Mills
929-7838 626-9788 987-1664 968-1333
PRESIDENTS MESSAGE: The past two months have been difficult for all of us. I pray that you are rapidly recuperating. From the messages I have received, you are all survivors. It is most urgent that we regroup immediately, budget our time wisely, and go about our work. Your Board has been very busy juggling a new schedule and rolling with the punches. Our Board meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Daphne Library. The time has been changed to 11 AM. Remember, these are open meetings for members to attend as you wish. Rebecca Sebring will not be able to continue publishing The Baldwin Voter, but extends her loving support to us. NOW, on to the NEWS!
HELP PROMOTE A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION!
Your assistance is cordially requested to help promote a new petition drive. The ACCR is launching an aggressive campaign to persuade the Legislature to call a constitutional convention. The petition reads as follows:
We, the undersigned residents of Alabama, petition the elected officials of this great state to take the action necessary to call for a convention of elected citizens for the purpose of presenting a new constitution to the voters of Alabama as soon as possible.
The Baldwin Voter Oct, Nov, Dec 2004 - page 2
Cathy Golden, Chair of the petition drive, recently announced, "We will launch a yearlong campaign to gather 50,000 signatures to present to our elected officials so that they understand how serious the people of Alabama are about reforming our outdated constitution. We are looking for volunteers to work at polling places in Baldwin County on Election Day, November 2nd."
From: Robert M. Schaefer (Univ. of Mobile) 442-2312 RobtSchaefer@aol.com
(This is the call to arms we have been waiting for! Helen Spotswood and I are going to Birmingham Tuesday, October 26th, to the Annual Meeting of ACCR at Samford Univ.
from 1:30 to 5:30 PM. We will return Wednesday morning ready to organize groups to go to selected Baldwin County polls, set up our routine, and get started on those signatures! State League is in full support of the effort. Watch the newspapers!!!
What we need from you is your commitment of a few hours of your time on November 2nd to begin the grassroots movement. The first step is to mark your calendars and prepare to say yes when we call on you!)
ACCR dues start at $15.00. Mail to: PO Box 10746 Birmingham, AL 35202 - NOW!!
If you wish to attend the meeting, call Sandra Behel at 205-540-7501 or email at Sandra.email@example.com
Grease is one of the major factors in causing sewage spills along the coast!!!
The Baldwin Voter - Oct, Nov, Dec 2004 - page 3
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All of our elected officials are being invited. Dress up, bring your prospective members.
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Get to know everyone. Let's show the spirit of the League in action!
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