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The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Columbus

News

From the President: Amy Pulles

Friday, Apr. 12, 2013

In the April Voter, you'll find all the important details for the Annual Meeting being held on Monday, June 3. At this year's meeting, you'll be asked to approve a new slate of officers and the 2013-2014 budget.

The topic at the Annual Meeting is "How to be nonpartisan while advocating on issues." Join us for a discussion facilitated by Meg Flack about what it means for LWV Metro Columbus to be a nonpartisan political organization- and the challenges and opportunities nonpartisanship brings in an increasingly partisan world.

You'll notice in the Nominating Committee Report that we are asking members to approve a President-Elect position. Creating this Board position has been on our to-do list for a new years now. One problem the Nominating Committee faces when recruiting new Presidents is that many members are interested in stepping up their leadership role but feel that they don't know enough about the League to do so. The coal of creating this position is to give members an opportunity to receive training before taking on the President position. It is our hope that by creating this position, more members will be encouraged to serve as President of the League. Agreeing to serve as President can seem like a daunting task, but having the opportunity to first serve as President-Elect can put members' minds at ease, knowing that they will be well prepared once their year as President begins.

This new position is going to be "tested" over the next year, and if it's a positive experience for the Board members, we'll ask the membership to approve a bylaws change to include the President-Elect position as a permanent Board position at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

Thank you to the Nominating Committee for their tireless work to recruit what I believe will be great additions to our already terrific Board!