The 2011 LWVAA
Annual Meeting was held on June 9th at Samira’s on the
river in Cuyahoga Falls. Bruce Greer’s wonderful slide show of all
the League’s activities for the year ran continually throughout the
After dinner and
the usual good League conversation, there was a presentation on the
proposed changes to the 2011 Voters Guide. The League Board has
been investigating ways to make the guide more eye-catching and
President of Mimi Vanderhaven, a monthly publication mailed
to households in West Akron, Bath, Copley, Fairlawn and Richfield,
has agreed to design a new Voters Guide. The material in the guide,
candidate and issue information, will be the same; the appearance
will be better. Mr. Allen and his daughter Morgan Lasher presented
their ideas for an updated guide.
The guide would
be a separate pull-out section in the October issue of Mimi
Vanderhaven. League will be able to purchase extra
copies for distribution to our usual locations – libraries and Acme
Following Mr. Allen’s
presentation, League President Diana Kingsbury called the LWVAA
Annual Meeting to order. The proposed local program was adopted
with the addition of the new recall position under the City of Akron
section. The 2011-12 budget was amended to include $1800 for the
increased cost of the new Voters Guide. LWVAA Education Fund will
contribute $2000 toward the updated guide. The proposed nominated
slate was elected.
New board members will
be Roberta Aber, Ardith Keck, Helen Humphrys, and Mary King.
Maureen Sullivan will be VP Organization and Martha Lester,
Secretary. The 2011-13 Nominating Committee will be Tina Merlitti,
Chair, and Jodie DeLamatre.