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The Montgomery Voter

May, 2006

Trunetta Gambles, President
Telephone 334-264-8683

The Montgomery Voteris the monthly newsletter published by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery, Alabama. The printed edition is re-formatted here for web publication with index and links added. Web Editor's navigational notes are added in [bracketed italics].

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President's Message

The LWVAL Spring Council in Auburn last Saturday was really outstanding.  Wish all of you could have been with us.  Those who represented you were Anne Permaloff, Darlene Chandler, Ruth Ott and me.  You can find a write-up below…….This month is our Annual Meeting when we elect officers, adopt our program study and our budget for the coming year.  It is so important that each of us make an effort to attend this meeting and prepare for our next year which begins in September.  Your input is needed and wanted.  Please come.
 
For the first time in our memory, our league will not be purchasing “I Have Voted” stickers for elections.  This year the county put the cost in their budget and plans to continue furnishing them in the future.  We are donating the ones we have on hand for the coming primary….
 
Many thanks to all the officers and board members for their work this year.  See you next Wednesday.

-- Trudy Gambles

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State Council Report

The program at State Council was really outstanding.  Mary Lynn Bates, an attorney on State Board gave a concise and very clear presentation of the pros and cons of judge selection – both elected and appointed.  The best system, to this reporter, seemed to be appointment, followed by a retention election at the end of the first term……..Workshops included a report on the problems still lingering from Katrina, and plans for the coming season. especially impact on our coastal wetlands…A panel, including. Auburn Professor Christa Slaton, Adam Bourne from Nancy Worley’s office, and Lee County Probate Judge Bill English, reviewed requirements for changes in election processes and equipment, including the need for an updated statewide voter list which can be approved under the new voting act, HAVA.
 
In the business session, Facts and Issues on the Legislative study were passed out to all the local league representatives.  Additional copies can be ordered from Ruth Wright in Auburn.  Since the study finished in an off-year, the distribution of the League’s new position to members of the Legislature and the general public will be held until fall.
 
Outgoing president Becky Sylvester was thanked for her service to League and incoming President of the League of Women Voters of Alabama, Sandy Robinson of Auburn was welcomed.

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Call to Annual Meeting

Make your plans to be with us this coming Wednesday, May 17th, for our annual business meeting and luncheon.
 
WHEN:            Wednesday, May 17th
TIME:              11:30 A.M.
PLACE:           Kobe/Jade Palace
                        6050 Atlanta Highway
                       (one-half block past Frazier Church)
 
This will be a seated luncheon of deliciously prepared Chinese cuisine.  The cost is only $8.00 per person and that includes your tip.  You can pay Ruth Ott at the restaurant. In order to speed up service for those who must return to work, we will be using a single billing for the meal.  Please come and bring a friend. If you miss Ursula’s call, please let her know if you are coming so we can get a number to set up the tables correctly.
 
Thank you for your cooperation in letting us give a head count by Wednesday morning. Hope to see you there.

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