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February, 2015, LWVMZC Newsletter Articles

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Our League News

Our Calendar for February and the following few months of 2015

The next few months of our planned activities.

LWV Calendar February 2015
February 2015  
Sat, February 21 The annual LEGISLATIVE LOWDOWN will be held on Saturday, February 21, at
1:30 pm, at the Dolores Library Conference Room
with Senator Ellen Roberts and Representative Don Coram.
Meeting is open to the public.
March 2015  
Sat, March 14 League program meeting at Ponderosa Restaurant, 9 am. Mike Preston has lots to share on the water plans for the state (as well as locally).
Meeting is open to the public.
April 2015  
Sat, April 18 League program meeting at Ponderosa Restaurant, 9 am. League member Judy Schuenemeyer has arranged a meeting concerning the Southwest Memorial Hospital building/expansion plan.
Meeting is open to the public.
May 2015  
Thur, May 14 Luncheon Meeting
at noon at the Fellowship Hall of the Cortez First United Methodist Church,
515 North Park St., Cortez (across Park St. from Cortez Police Department).
Topic: Human Trafficking with speakers from Denver based COVA (Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance) Following a general presentation at the luncheon, there will be more specific training opportunities in the afternoon for victim assistance agencies, police officers, etc.
May 16−17
LWV Colorado Convention. Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, CO Starts Saturday 9 am, concludes Sunday at 12:30 pm.
Registration: $60. Hotel special rate: $145 + taxes Additional tour: $10

Comments from Co−Convener Eleanor Kuhl

We are so delighted to be able to have a “Legislative LowDown” session this year. The date was actually suggested by Senator Ellen Roberts and it will be Saturday, February 21, at 1:30 pm at the Dolores Public Library.

Happy 95th Birthday League of Women Voters!!

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Colorado Convention 2015

The first call has been issued for the League of Women Voters of Colorado Convention, May 16 & 17, 2015, to be held at the Millennium Harvest House in Boulder, CO...

Futures in Peril: Human Trafficking among Homeless Youth

Human traffickers prey on the vulnerable and marginalized in society. The Polaris Project, an organization dedicated to eradicating this form of modern day slavery, lists...

LWVUS Adopts a Position on Human Trafficking

At the National Convention in Dallas on June 6−10, the LWVUS adopted a concurrence with the LWV New Jersey Human Trafficking position.

Silent Auction

A fund raiser is held at the state Convention. It is a silent auction. Local Leagues are invited to donate items for the Silent Auction. The revenues from the donated items are shared between the state and the local League.

Be thinking of something you have of value that could be donated to this Silent Auction at the Convention in Boulder. More information will be available in March with the final call to Convention 2015.

LWVCO Legislative Letter Link

The following is from the Colorado LWV:

“The LWVCO Legislative Letter is made possible by the hard work of our dedicated Legislative Action Committee volunteers, along with Chris Watson, our staff lobbyist, the LWVCO office, and the support of all of you who donate to the LWVCO Lobby Fund and subscribe to the Legislative Letter. Thank you for your continued support and dedication to producing this important publication.

If you find this letter to be useful, and would like to share it with others, we ask that you send the URL link to the LWVCO website instead of forwarding the Legislative Letter:


At our website all the letters are available for download within 2−3 days of publication, and we offer the opportunity to become a subscriber or make a donation to support the ongoing production of the Legislative Letter. Thank you.”

Montezuma League Membership

Thanks to all of you for returning your 2015 League dues so promptly. We have 24 members this year, down just slightly from last year. Keep bringing your friends and neighbors to the meetings −− we want to share our programs with the community.

Membership Application and Renewal Form (PDF)

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Our Board

Our Board for 2015 with contact information.