"We warmly invite the public to join us at our annual fall membership meeting," says Phyllis Wright, president of the League of Women Voters of Warren County (LWV-WC). The LWV-WC's fall meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., Warren.
The highlight of this year's meeting will be a presentation by Dr. Brandon Hufnagel, Superintendent of the Warren County School District, who will speak on a variety of issues related to the school district. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by Dr. Hufnagel's presentation at 7 p.m., and end with a short business meeting.
"Everyone - men as well as women are encouraged to consider joining LWV-WC as a great opportunity to study issues affecting our lives and community, and to enjoy events," continued Wright.
LWV-WC board members, from left, Kathe Frank, Susan Swab, Christa Williams and Phyllis Wright prepare for upcoming events.
The LWV-WC is proudly celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Warren Chapter in 1962. On Oct. 13, the LWV-WC will host an alumni reception at the Woman's Club of Warren to honor those who established the Warren chapter and grew it during those early years.
The alumni reception is a companion event to the presentation of the "Equality of Rights the First Women's Rights Convention" play on the same day. The play highlights the dramatic events of the Equality Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, N.Y., in 1848, an important event in the struggle for women's Suffrage. The play's production involves four partners: the Warren County Historical Society, the Allegheny Center for the Arts, the Woman's Club of Warren, and the LWV-WC.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization. It encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. More information is available at www.palwv.org.