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2018 LWVOWC Planning Meeting

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting and those who submitted your suggestions via email. Please contact us to volunteer to host or help organize an event, or suggest speakers or other organizations to partner with us in both counties. Looks like we’ll have a full schedule, especially with the Primary and General Elections and two counties to cover! Times, dates and locations are not locked down yet, but here is what’s coming up:

LWVOWC 2018 Meeting Schedule (draft)
Month Topic Proposed Speaker

21 Aug

WSRE-TV 2018 Primary Rally N/A (but volunteers needed to help host this event in Pensacola!)

Aug and Sep

Okaloosa/Walton Solar Co-op Info Sessions in both counties Solar United Neighbors


Back to League: Election Cyber-Security Updates in both counties SoEs Paul Lux and Bobby Beasley


Movie & Discussion: Reinventing Energy Earth Ethics and Sierra Club


Plastics: Impacts, and How to Alleviate or Eliminate Use Earth Ethics
25 Sep Voter Registration Event @ NWFSC, Niceville Campus N/A (but volunteers needed!)
Oct Proposed Amendment Info Sessions in both counties Mary Blackwell (other volunteers?)
Nov Alternatives to Closed Primaries LWVFL expert
9 or 16 Dec Holiday Party N/A (volunteer to host it!)
Jan Crestview Bypass: Impact & Timing Mike Chesser
March Customary Use of Beaches in both counties Surfrider Foundation
Apr Stormwater Impact in both counties BOCC members
May or June State of the County Report Local elected officials
May or June Mitigating Effects of Sea Level Rise in both counties FSU experts, Kim Ross of ReThink Energy Florida

2018 State of the County Report

Did you miss it? Watch the video on Crestview Community TV or read the Daily News article.

Help us build Okaloosa County’s Community Alliance

In 2000 Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) was empowered to establish a community alliance in each county to “provide a focal point for community participation and governance of community-based services.” Accordingly three of the four counties comprising Circuit 1 formed an alliance of community leaders and stakeholders to collaborate on DCF activities within the circuit. Okaloosa County was the missing link, but in 2017 our own County Community Alliance formed under the aegis of Rick Owen from the United Way. Will you help us keep our Alliance going? Call 850-621-4088 or email to volunteer.

Your Email Address: Be an informed League member

To effectively and efficiently communicate within the organization, League employs technologies—such as email —that achieve the broadest reach possible. LWVUS does not sell or trade member email addresses! They send national action alerts and weekly “Leaders’ Update” to those on the mailing list. Email is easily deleted if you don’t want to read it, but if you don’t receive it, you may miss out on important League information.

Be sure the League has your email address. Individual members can add their own email address to the national database through the national website.

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