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LWVHC UPDATES
The Official Newsletter of LWVHC

May 1, 2022
 
Most of man's problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage.

Frances Perkins
 
STUDENT VIDEO AWARD WINNERS!!
"How We Can All Do Our Part To Keep Our County Clean"
 
 LWVHC announced the award winners of our 2022 Student Video Contest for Middle School students.  1st prize: Ari Nichols at Rugby Middle School; 2nd prize: two, tied entries, also from Rugby Middle School, Aunica Tomlinson and the duo of Lauren Koch and Khloe Labruno; 3rd prize: Caleb Marshall at Flat Rock Middle School.

The judges were Graham Fields, assistant to the president of Advent Health and chair of Chamber of Commerce Education Committee; Jeff Jennings, president of ECO and a Founder of Friends of DuPont Forest; and Lucy Butler, who serves on the Henderson County Environment Advisory Committee and is a co-lead volunteer with Mountain True’s water quality program.

Many area merchants joined the LWV in support of this educational and creative endeavor including: Shermans Sporting Goods, Kilwins, Pinball Museum on Main Street, Celtic Creamery, Mills River Creamery, Team Ecco, Aquarium and Shark Tank, Elijah Mountain Gem Mine, Marco’s Pizza, and Second Act Coffee Shop.

See winning videos HERE.
 

 

 

LWVHC Program:
Child Advocates in Henderson County
Tuesday, May 10th
4:30 PM social time; 5 PM program
Meeting Room, Hendersonville Co-op 60 South Charleston Lane, Hendersonville NC

Melani Lainhart, Henderson County Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Program Supervisor, along with two volunteer child advocates, will explain the challenges and rewards of their involvement in the GAL program. Established by statute in 1983, the North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program has been serving abused and neglected children for more than 30 years. GAL volunteers are adults who come from diverse communities, cultures, and life and work experiences. While no particular experience is required, all GALs share a sincere concern for the well-being of children.

 

 
Join us as we begin a discussion on Money in Politics & the Role & Influence of Non-Profits and Foundations

The Alice Group engages in conversation around an article or topic of interest. Board member Paul Goebel facilitates our group. 
May 12, 3:00 - 4:30 PM via Zoom

Register for this program 
HERE
After registering, you will receive a Zoom link to attend the meeting.

Read this provocative article:
 "The End of Progressive Intellectual Life" HERE.  
and this article on philanthropic transparency HERE.

Green Drinks "Good Growth Makes Good Sense" presents:
State of the River: How Land Use Planning Can Make or Break Water Quality
Thursday, May 12th 6:00-7:00 PM
Part 4 of a 4-part series

(This series is a collaboration between MountainTrue and Conserving Carolina)

 The guest speakers will be MountainTrue's Central Region Director and former Green Riverkeeper, Gray Jernigan, joined by the French Broad Riverkeeper, Hartwell Carson.The presentation is in direct response to public input, as reflected in the results of the early phases of Henderson County’s 2045 Comprehensive Planning process.  In order to attend the webinar, please register MT TRUE HERE
 
At the end of our April 20th program on Climate Change participants asked for a list of solar company recommendations. Below is a list of recommended companies, provided by our presenter Amos Dawson:

RC Construction Solar
Renu Energy Solutions
Summit Solar
Sugar Hollow Solar

If you missed the presentation, you can view the recording HERE on our YouTube Channel.
May 22, 2022 1:00-3:00 pm
LWV Asheville-Buncombe Celebrates
Installation of Roadside Marker Honoring Helen Morris Lewis
Patton Parker House, 95 Charlotte Street, Asheville

 
Helen Morris Lewis was the President of the first women’s suffrage association in North Carolina founded at the Patton home in 1894. The marker is the result of a grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s “Votes for Women National Trail” in honor of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States. Jo Nicholas, President of the LWVNC and Katherine Cutshall, Pack Memorial Library Manager of Buncombe County Special Collections, will speak at the event. 
 
A brief ceremony and marker dedication will begin at 1:30 pm. The Patton Parker House (an Asheville Historic Landmark) will be open with informational displays.

 SAVE THE DATE
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 11 am
Via Zoom

Celebrating Our Influence

 

Mark your calendar and plan to attend our Flag Day Annual Meeting.
We need your vote in order to conduct important League business.
Detailed information on our business Agenda will be mailed to all members in mid-May. 

Registration is required in advance of this meeting
HERE.
After registering you will receive a link to join the meeting,

                                              

Important Primary Election Information

May 10: Last day to request an absentee ballot

May 14: Last day to vote at One Stop Early Voting

May 17: Deadline to return absentee ballot in person

Requests for absentee ballots and the schedule for One Stop Early voting can be found at https://www.hendersoncountync.gov/elections

One Stop Early Voting started on April 28. During One Stop, you can register to vote and vote on the same day. You can vote at ANY of the polling places during One Stop. For a full schedule of the times and locations for One Stop, go to ONE STOP SCHEDULE HERE.

VOTE411 went live on April 22. Go to VOTE411.org and enter your address to check your voter registration, to get information on when and where to vote, and to read responses from the candidates.

Because of redistricting, NC district lines have changed for Districts 113 and 117. If you are uncertain which district is yours, you can check at NC STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS to use the Voter Search. Once you enter your information, your name will appear. Click on your name and go to the Jurisdiction section.  You can also use this interactive map located at INTERACTIVE MAP HERE. 

 

 
CALENDAR
 
All meetings held virtually unless otherwise noted. Email to register as indicated.

MAY
4- Voter Services Team, 1:00 pm. To register send an email to   voterservices@lwvhcnc.org

5 - Board Meeting, 10:00 - Noon, Register in advance for  the Board meeting. 

10 - 4:30 pm social, 5 pm program. Child Advocates in Henderson County, Hendersonville Co-Op Meeting room. Details above.

12 - Education Team - 1-2 pm via Zoom.
Register in advance for the Education Team meeting.

12 - Alice Group - 3- 4:30 pm via Zoom. Register in advance for the Alice Group meeting.

16 - Immigration Team Meeting- 1:30 pm via Zoom. Register in advance for the Immigration Team meeting.


25 - Voter Services Team, 1:00 pm. To register send an email to   voterservices@lwvhcnc.org

26 - Home & Observer Team, 10:00 am. Register in advance for the Home & Observer Team meeting.

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 2238
Hendersonville, NC 28793

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