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    All LWV meetings are open to the public

General Meetings are normally held on the third Saturday of the month at the New Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave.   Usually, coffee is available at 10:15 am with the program starting at 10:30 am. For information: lwvpba@gmail.com or (850)937-7769


Standing Committees Are Scheduled As Follows:

Communications Committee (The Voter, website, facebook, twitter and public relations) Contact: Vivian Faircloth, vfaircloth at iname.com or 438-5539.

Development Committee - Ray Hudkins, rud66 at gmail.com, 346-5199

Education Committee - Paula Montgomery, montpns at aol.com, 438-8891.

International Relations: Great Decisions discussions - 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 am, at Azalea Trace Auditorium - Contact: 850-607-7114.

Natural Resources Growth Management - Contact: Carolyn Kolb, c.kkinfla at gmail.com, 939-8653 or Ann Davis at danddavis at cox.net, 384-7159.

Planning Committee - Ray Hudkins, rhud66 at gmail.com, 346-5199.

Social Policy (Juvenile Justice) Committee - Shirley Lewis-Brown, shirleylewiss_brown at hotmail, 479-4918

Voter Service Committee - Contact: Charlyle Partish, 932-0854 or ccparrishs at usa.net.

Women Issues Committee - Contact: Mary Collins, 346-5520 or marycollins5349 at gmail.com, 4th Tuesday at 6 pm, Downtown library, 239 N. Spring Street.


September 25, 2018, National Voter Registration Day

September 24, 2018, Monday, 6:00 pm, Back Pack Full of Cash to be viewed at BT Washington High Schoo, Contact Paula Montgomery, montpns at aol.com

September 17, 2018, National Constitution Day

September 15, 2018, General Meeting, Tryron Branch LIbrary, 1200 Langley Ave, 10:15 am coffee program 10:30 am, Constitutional Amendments Presentation: Pro and Con

May 12, 2018, Annual Meeting, Pensacola Yacht Club, luncheon speaker: Andy Marlette

April 21, 2018, General Meeting, 10:15 Coffee, Program 10:30 am - State of the Counties.

March 22, 2018, 5:30 pm Hot Topic Meeting- Excessive Bail for P persons Accused of Crime, Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring Street. Benjamin Stevenson, ACLU Staff Attorney, will discuss how bail determinations are made in Florida. His presentation will include the unconstitutional use of monetary bail, the impacts of our community, and the need for reform.

March 17, 2018 Weis Community School, Tryron Branch Library, Holly Magee, Principal of Weis Community School, will be the speaker. A community school is a publicly funded school, which not only educates children but also provides a center for community life. More importantly, it is a place where the community provides extra services to children and families to enhance the ability of the children to succeed.

February 27, 2018 Contitution RevisionCommission (CRC) Public Hearing, UWF Conference Center 1:00 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m. if there are people waiting to be heard that late. Come to the Leagye workshop on February 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring Street for help to prepare.

February 24, 2018 Cyber Security Panel, 10:15 am Downtown Library. Panel of Experts: John Corliss is a local expert in the Department of Homeland Security. Randy Ramos is the Chief Executive Officer of a local cyber security company. David Stafford, Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, is a member of a national team focused on election security.

February 21, 2018 League Workshop to prepare for the CRC public hearing at the University of West Florida. Your attendance at the hearing is very important an, even if pu do not want to speak, just being there is very important. For information or questions, please contact Ray Hudkins (346-5199) or rhud66 at gmail.com.

February 17, 2018, General Meeting, Fake News in the Digital World, Panelists Lisa NeillessenSavage, Executive Editor Pensacola News Journal, Mickaela Lusignan, Digital Media Sales Manager of PNJ, and Rich Outzen, Independent News, will discuss Fake News in todays world at the League meeting on February 17 at the Tryon Branch library.

January 24, 2018, Citizen Advocacy Training, 6:pm, Downtown Library, Lobbyist Holly Parker, Surfrider Foundation Director

January 20, 2018, General Meeting 10:15 Coffee Program 10:30 am - The Silence is Broken, by Ed Watson, Tryon Branch Library

January 16, 1 pm, Solar Co ops for Pensacola Area Discussion, Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring Street Pensacola, Contact Mary Gutierrez,549-7472

January 3, 10:am CRC Presentation: Q&A by Dr. Carol Weissert,Leroy Collins Institute Director, Downtown Library - View her slide presentation here.

December 10, Holiday Social at Ann Davis's home 2-4 pm

December 2, Silent Protest - 9:45 am meet at Palafox and Garden Streets

November 18, General Meeting - Military Pollution: the protection paradox by Frances Dunham.

November 8, 2018, 6:30 pm, Re-usable Bag Legislation - Public Forum, Downtown Library meeting room C, Surfrider Foundation Director, Holly Parker.

October 21, 2017, General Meeting - Pay Equity , Mary Collins, Chair of the Women's Issues Committee.

October 16, 2017, 5:30 pm , Pipeline to Prison VIII: Florida Law & Effect of Adult Incarceration of Youths, Sponsored by the LWV, Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, Coffee Party, Campaign for Youth Justic at Franco's Italian Restaurant. Please RSVP to Paula Montgomery, 850-438-8891 or montpns (at) aol.com. Program will feature a short documentary, with Q&A on the legal, judicial, social and psychological effects of childhood incarceration.You will be instructed on actions you can take to make changes.

October 10, 2017, 6:30 - 8:40 pm, showing of the film Equal Means Equal at AMC Bayou 15, 5149 Bayou Boulevard, $11.00 General Admission. The film is an unflinching look at how women are treated in the United States today. 25 minutes discussion after the film. Tickets available at Tugg.com.

October 7, 2017, 10 am - 3:30 pm Cyber Security: Ask the Experts, Panel of experts will answer questions on personal, business and national cyber security - Pensacola State College- Hagler Auditorium. Bag lunch available. Registration is available through Eventbrite here. Cancelled due to hurricane. Watch for this to be rescheduled.

September 21, 2017, Go See Tour of the ECUA Recycling Faclity at 10:00 am. The tour will begin at the ECUA offices on Old Chemstrand Road with a presentation by Jim Roberts about the Recycling facility and then attendees will either be transported via a 14 passenger van or carpool to the Beulah landfill area on Beulah Road (20-minute drive) for  an hour long tour of the recycling center. Reserve your spot! Contact Ellen Roston at ekroston (at) aol.com or 850-453-0730 for more details.

September 16, 2017, Shannon Nickinson, Project Director Studer Community Institute, "Making Pensacola an Early Learning City" Recognizing that children are exposed to their earliest learning in the home, and that there are vast differences in our homes, which prepare children differently for more formal education in the schools, the Studer Institute in collaboration with the University of Chicago has undertaken to bring more equity to the home environments in Pensacola. This enormous undertaking has promise for transforming school readiness and performance for Pensacola's children.

May 13, 2017 67th Annual Meeting, Luncheon Speaker is Paul Wallis, Justice for Children. Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St. Registration 9:30 am - Business Meeting 10 am - Luncheon at noon. Watch the video by Dr. James Scaminaci III here.

April 8, 2017 The Economics of Immigration - at the Downtown Library on Spring Street. TheSpeaker is economist Dr. Kalyan (Kal) Chakraborty, Haas Center. A pdf of the presentation is here and the slide show presentation is available here. Do not copy or reproduce this material without the permission of the author. Contact information for Dr Kal is kchakraborty@uwf.edu.

March 18, 2017, Documentary, Equal Means Equal, created by filmmaker Kamala Lopez, on the subject of Americas systemic war on womens rights. The film features interviews with well-known feminists such as Patricia Arquette and Gloria Steinem along with stories of ordinary women across the country impacted by discrimination and legislation ignored. It makes a solid case for the Equal Rights Amendment, which was approved by Congress in the 1970s, but fell three states short of ratification. Contact: Mary Collins, Women's Issues Chair, mcollins5349@gmail.com, 850-346-5520.

February, 18, 2017, Open Primary Study Discussion & Consensus Meeting, Ray Hudkins, LWV Florida Open Primary Study Committee member, will lead the discussion and consensus meeting on the Florida Open Primary Study.

January 21, 2017, Election Survey Results, Brian Williams and Amy Newburn of the Haas Center.

December 11, 2016, Holiday Social, Riviera Party Room, 615 Bayshore Dr. Contact 937-7769

November 19, 2016, " LWV Florida Open Primary Study Overview" Ray Hudkins, member of the State Study committee will examine the question: Can We Improve Florida Primary Election Turnout? The Florida League of Women Voters is conducting a two-year statewide study of voter turnout and possible replacement of the state's closed primary. The study includes research, relevant interviews and a survey of millennial voters and non voters. Final report to the Florida State Board of Directors is expected by April 2017.

October 26, 2016, Pipeline to Prison V - Workshops Continued... at the j Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola. There will be a 30 minute documentary called America Divided. The documentary is co-produced by Oprah Winfrey, Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes. A panel discussion will follow the documentary. The topic is children in adult court and adult prisons. Watch the Video of the forums by James Scaminaci III here.

October 20, 2016, Racial Tension: Cooling the Fires - Workshop 2, Friday, , J Earle Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, Pensacola 6:00-8:00 pm. Join us in this effort to understand the problems that lead to racialseparateion in our area and to move toward problem-solving as we approach the beginning of a new year. For information, contact Julie Pattat 380-5878 or jpatton@uwf.edu. View flyer here.

October 15 2016, Pro/Cons of Constitution Amendments, General Meeting, program 10:30 am at Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave. Presenters: Haley Richards, co-president and Dr. Paula Montgomery, past-president.

September 17, 2016, "Your Vote Counts", speaker David H. Stafford, Escambia SOE, will discuss the elections, Program 10:30 am at Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave

September 16, 2016, Constitution Day Hot Topic Meeting, Conference Room 1 in Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, brown bag 11:30 am, program 12 - 1:30 pm. Skpeaker Amy Newburn, assistant director at the Haas Center at UWF.

September 15, 2016, Race & Reconciliation, First workshop series on "Understanding and Reducing Racial Tensions in Pensacola." Bowden Building, 120 Church Street, 6-8 pm. Contact Julie Patton, 850-474-2618.

August 20, 2016, Florida Gun Laws, Patti Brigham, First Vice President and Gun Safety Action Committee chair of LWVF at Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Ave, program at 10:30 am.

May 7, 2016, 66th Annual Meeting - 9:30 am registration, 10 am, Lunch at noon at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street. Luncheon speaker: Pamela Goodman, President LWV Florida. "What a Difference a Map Makes... The Leagues' Legacy for Florida". Reservations required. Lunch is $25.

April 18, 2016, 5:30 pm, School to Prison Pipeline IV, Panelist will be affiliated with the Escambia County School District. They willl discuss the way school discipline is handled in eachxchool and provide statistics on expulsion, suspension and graduation rates during the last five years. The League's goal is to learn what is being done as well as outcomes for the children in the County's public schools. Ckontact Paula Montgomery at 438-8891 or montpns at aol.com

April 16, 2016, 10:30 am, "State of the Counties" with County administrators, Tony Gomillion, Santa Rosa county, and Jack Brown, Escambia county.

March 19, 2016, 10:30 am, "Do you know as much as a 7th grader about our government? Cherie Arnette, Social Studies Curriculum Specialist for Escambia County Schools will tell us abut the new curriculum and how it is taught. Take their test.

February 20, 2016, 10:30 am, State of the Cities and Towns in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

January 25, 2016 5:30 pm at Franco's Restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street. School to Prison Pipeline Part III co-sponored by the LWV Pensacola Bay Area, the Coffee Party, ACLU and Escambia Youth Justice Coalition. Representatives of the school system as well as law enforcement will discuss the changes that have been made to produce better coutcomes, what effect they have had and what future plans have been made. RSVP with Paula Montgomery at 438-8891 or montpns at aol.com.

January 16, 2016 10:30 am, Discussion and Consensus of Money in Politics Study led by Elizabeth King. Read the background packet here.

December 6, 2015 2-4 pm, Holiday Social at Rviera Party Room, 615 Bayshore Dr. Bring Finger food and/or wine to share with League friends. For directions or information, call 937-7769.

December 5, 2015 10:30 am. FYI meeting: The League is updating our position on campaign finance through study and consensus to consider First Amendment-political speedh issues. Accomplishing this requires member understanding and agreement about these issues. The Money in Politics Committee will provide information on these issues. Downtown Library, 2 N. Spring Street.

December 3, 2015 Paper Tiger, an award winning documentary, will be shown at the Pensacola News Journal Community Room, 2 N. Palafox Street. Co-sponsored by the LWV Pensacola Bay Area and the National Association of Social Workers. Following the documentary, there will be a panel of experts to discuss and field questions. For more information or to RSVP, contact Paula Montgomery at 438-8891 ir montpns@aol.com.

November 21, 2015 General Meeting, Discussion and Consensus of Constitutional Amendment Study led by Janet deLorge,

October 26, 2015 Forum: School to Prison Pipeline II: Should Our Youth Spend a Lifetime behind Bars? This section of the Pipeline will cover the actions of the legal and court system as well as the impact of incarceration of the youthful offenders their families and their community. Dinner is available for $15 payable at the restaurant. RSVP to Paula Montgomery 850-438-88891 or montpns@aol.com.

October 17, 2015 General Meeting White-paper & panel discussion on Deep Well-injection. Panel member: Mary Gutierrez, Linda Young and Dr. Enid Sisskin.

October 14, 2015 "Let the Sun Shine In" - Discussing the Solar Ballot Initiative. Panelist: Dan Gardner, co-founder of Compass Solar Energy and Alvin Peters the LWV solar initiative director. Sign in at 5:15; program starting at 5:30 pm at the Downtown Library, Meeting Room B, 239 N. Spring Street.

September 19, 2015 General Meeting Funding Education - Patty Hightower will discuss how funding is determined for the schools and how district allocations are decided.

August 31, 2015 Dinner and panel discussion of the School to Prison Pipeline. A panel made up of members of the judiciary, law enforcement, penal and school communities will discuss how we can help stop the incarceration and consequent loss of potential of so many our young people. The panel moderator will be Pensacola News Journal Editor Lisa Nellessen-Lara. 5:30 pm dinner at Franco's Restaurant, 523 East Gregory Street is required. Dinner is $15. Contact Paula Montgomery at 438-8891, montpns at aol.com.




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