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League of Women Voters of Collier County 2009 - 2010 Annual Report


The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Our goal is to empower citizens to shape better communities worldwide.

2009 - 2010 OFFICERS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

President

Sandy Parker

3 ....... Message from the President

First Vice President

Lydia Galton

6 ....... 2009 - 2010 General Meeting Programs

Secretary

Kathleen Slebodnik

Treasurer

Marjorie Joder

8 ....... Additional General Fund Events 9 ....... Anniversary Celebration

Resignation during the year: Second Vice President Jennifer Marquis

10 ...... General Fund Committee Reports 2009 - 2010 DIRECTORS

15 ...... General Fund Financial Overview

Rose DiBiasi

Bernice Schmelz

Joyce Fletcher

Patricia Snyder

Anne Lewallen

Chris Straton

16 ...... Education Fund Committee Reports 17 ...... Education Fund Financial Overview 18 ...... Donors

Resignation during the year: Marilyn Bogen

2009 - 2010 NOMINATING COMMITTEE Jennifer Walker, Chair Sandy Diamond

Jinny Johnson

Lydia Galton

Chris Straton

Resignation during the year: Katherine Todd

SERVICE TO THE FLORIDA AND NATIONAL LEAGUE LWV of Florida Off Board Chair for Health Care

Ann Campbell

LWV of Florida Liaison to the Everglades Coalition

Kathleen Slebodnik

LWV of Florida Representative to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition

Chris Straton

National Convention Resolutions Committee

Chris Straton

THE 2009 - 2010 BOARD Seated, from left: Marjorie Joder, Kathleen Slebodnik, Chris Straton, Sandy Parker Standing, from left: Joyce Fletcher, Bernice Schmelz, Marilyn Bogen, Anne Lewallen, Rose DiBiasi, Jen Marquis, Patricia Snyder Absent, Lydia Galton


2009 - 2010 ANNUAL REPORT

FROM THE LEAGUE PRESIDENT

Dear Members and Friends, I am pleased to present the 2009 – 2010 Annual Report of the League of Women Voters of Collier County (LWVCC) and its Education Fund (LWVCCEF). The 2009 – 2010 League year was one in which the League continued to provide educational programs and services to the community of which our members and supporters can be proud. We also continued our advocacy efforts on the local level, and supported the Florida League in its advocacy efforts in Tallahassee. Below is a summary of our contributions and accomplishments this past year. A detailed list of our programs can be found in this report. Our October-through-April General Meeting speaker programs continued to draw our largest crowds. A special evening program was also well-attended and well-received by the public. I believe we had greater attendance at these meetings this year by non-League members due in part to our new Facebook group, which has 122 fans! Our popular Education, Justice and Social Policy committees held monthly meetings at which small groups of members and guests engaged with knowledgeable speakers in their areas of focus and always asked, “How can we help?” Our Government Committee observed county commission and advisory committee meetings, hosted a “hot topics” program on Hometown Democracy – Amendment 4, continued their study of charter government, and held “Coffee and the Capitol Report” meetings during the state legislative session at which members followed legislation of interest to our community and the League. The LWVCCEF’s Voter Service Committee hosted a well-attended forum for Naples City Council candidates that was televised live from City Council chambers; a video of the forum was made available on the League’s website. Members also participated in the post-election checks and balances by observing the Canvassing Board’s review of absentee and provisional ballots, manual audit of a randomlyselected precinct, and certification of the election results. After the election, the Committee updated our Voters Guide to Elected Officials 2008 – 2010. This handy reference, available on our website, provides contact information and terms of office for our local, state and national elected officials, as well as information about how to register and vote. Our members influenced public policy by representing the League in several local coalitions, including the Collier County Non-Discrimination Coalition, the Healthy Teens Coalition of Collier County, the Juvenile Assessment Center Advisory Committee, the Juvenile Justice Council and the Substance Abuse Coalition of Collier County. Members also represented the League at the state level in the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and the Everglades Coalition. The League has long been a supporter of redistricting reform, seeking an objective, standards-based approach to drawing voting districts. As in the past, League members, both here and around the state, collected signatures on petitions and explained the issue to local groups. This time, enough signatures were collected, -3-


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and proposed amendments 5 and 6 were approved by the Florida Supreme Court for placement on the November ballot. We also advocated for League positions with our local elected officials. I presented the Florida League’s 2010 legislative priorities to the Southwest Florida Legislative Delegation in November, emphasizing, in my oral remarks, the need for equitable taxation, and provided follow-up information that was shared with the Delegation regarding the League’s position on redistricting reform, education reform, and open government. I represented the League as one of 22 community members who spoke out at the December School Board Meeting about an internationally-publicized incident of intolerance at North Naples Middle School. The meeting was well-attended, including by 15 LWVCC members who went to express their concern. I asked that the incident be used as an opportunity to engage the school district - students, teachers, staff and administration - and the community in a dialog about tolerance. In a big win for the year, the Education Sub-Committee of the Collier County School Board voted to televise its meetings. This sub-committee was the only one of three whose meetings were not televised. I am especially proud of the role we played and happily share our success with Naples Daily News Editorial Page Editor Jeff Lytle for his outspoken support of our efforts. Reaching beyond our members to encourage informed and active participation in government, I presented “Candidate Forums: An Opportunity to Shine” at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce’s two-day Campaign for Leadership workshop last spring. In the fall, I presented “Understanding Florida’s Government” to the Greater Naples Leadership’s Class XIV, and this winter, I participated on a panel on “Southwest Florida Women in Politics” at Florida Gulf Coast University with Collier County School Board Chairwoman and LWVCC member Kathleen Curatolo, and State Representative Trudi Williams. League members also partnered with the Collier County Public Schools and the Collier County 4-H for the 30th “Know Your County Government Teen Citizenship Program,” served on County Commissioner Donna Fiala’s “Complete Count Census 2010 Committee,” participated in the Economic Development Council’s “Project Innovation,” and acted as time-keepers for a series of community programs offered by the Naples Daily News and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. In March, we celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Collier League and the 90th anniversary of the National League at the Naples Backyard History Museum in downtown Naples. The generosity of two of our members made it possible for us to print and distribute copies of the League publication Our Florida Government to the 10 Collier County public libraries and the 12 Collier County public high schools. The book is a primer on state and local government that was updated and edited by LWVCC members last year. Due to lack of funding, a hoped-for printing of the book was cancelled. It can be downloaded from our website at www.lwvcolliercounty.org. Thanks to our local media – the Naples Daily News; The Naples, North Naples and Pelican Bay Journals; the Collier Citizen; the Marco Island Eagle; é Bella Magazine;

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and Somos Magazine – many articles about League programs and LWVCC guest commentaries, letters to the editor, and monthly columns were printed this year, enabling us to reach community members with information about voting and elections, as well as League positions on important local issues. As you can see, it has been a busy and productive year for the Collier County League. We informed and educated our members and the community, and urged our elected officials to act in accordance with League principles, positions and priorities. In a difficult economic year, we even achieved a small net increase in membership. New members – women and men – are always welcome! It has been an honor to serve as president of the League of Women Voters of Collier County. I extend my deepest appreciation to the 2009 – 2010 Board and off-Board portfolio chairs for the countless hours they spent at board meetings, training sessions, general and committee meetings, and more. I also offer my appreciation to the members who took on the many thankless administrative tasks that keep the League running. The commitment of all these people – in fact, of all of our members and friends – makes it possible for us to do the important work of the League in our community. My heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you. Sincerely

Sandy Parker President – League of Women Voters of Collier County President – League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund

Our Diversity Policy The League of Women Voters, in both its values and practices, affirms its belief and commitment to diversity and pluralism, which means there shall be no barriers to participation in any activity of the League of Women Voters on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, or disability. The League of Women Voters recognizes that diverse perspectives are important and necessary for responsible and representative decision-making. The League of Women Voters subscribes to the belief that diversity and pluralism are fundamental to the values it upholds and that this inclusiveness enhances the organization's ability to respond more effectively to changing conditions and needs. The League of Women Voters affirms its commitment to reflecting the diversity of America in its board, staff, and programs. Revised and adopted by the LWVCC Board of Directors, January 4, 2010.

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2009 - 2010 GENERAL MEETING PROGRAMS We offered monthly programs to the public from October through April on general topics of interest to the community.

Update on the Collier County Public Schools Dr. Dennis Thompson Superintendent, Collier County Public School District

Your Tax Bill, the Budget and the Services You Expect John Yonkosky, Collier County Office of Management & Budget Mark Isackson, Senior Management & Budget Analyst Steve Harrison, Chairman, Collier County Productivity Committee Donna Fiala, Commissioner, Collier County Board of Commissioners Abe Skinner, Collier County Property Appraiser

Holiday Party Music by Art Isenberg

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Pre-Hospital Emergency Care in Collier County Today – What Changes Would Fire District Consolidation Bring? Donna Fiala, Commissioner, Collier County Board of Commissioners Jim Burke, Fire Commissioner, N. Naples Fire Control and Rescue District Robert Tober, M.D., Director, Collier County Emergency Medical Services Jorge Aguilera, Deputy Chief of Medical Services and Community Relations, N. Naples Fire Control and Rescue District

The Changing Face of Everglades Restoration Janet Starnes, South Florida Water Management District Jennifer Hecker, The Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Youth Relations Deputies in the County Schools Captain Tim Guerrette, Division Head, Youth and Delinquency Services Division, Collier County Sheriff’s Office Ed Messer, Safety and Security Coordinator, Collier County Public Schools

The Road to Citizenship: Toll Road, Super Highway or Dirt Road? Casey Wolff, Esq., attorney specializing in immigration, naturalization and business transactions Myrtha Coreus, naturalized citizen

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ADDITIONAL GENERAL FUND EVENTS

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Going Green in Collier: An Update Jennifer Languell, President, Florida Green Building Coalition; Owner, Trifecta Construction Solutions Nicholas G. Penniman VI, Past-Chair of the Board, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Clark Hill, Member, Tourist Development Council; General Manager, Naples Hilton Evening Program October 2009

Hometown Democracy Amendment 4 for 2010 Leslie Blackner, President, Florida Hometown Democracy Matt Hudson State Representative, District 101 Hot Topic Program January 2010

Private Tour of the Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida February 2010

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THE COLLIER LEAGUE’S ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: 35 YEARS FOR COLLIER COUNTY; 90 YEARS FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE

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GENERAL FUND COMMITTEE REPORTS Our League’s committee members share an interest in a particular area of public policy. Committees generally meet monthly from October through April. Some committees have guest speakers on topics of interest to members; others are more action-oriented. The following is a summary of our committees’ goals, activities and participants this past year.

EDUCATION COMMITTEE - Sheilah Crowley, Chair Goal: To support and influence the promotion of high standards for student achievement through adequate funding, well-rounded curriculum and the highest levels of professionalism for teachers, administrators and school board members in the Collier County Schools

Programs: Why Do Florida's Non-English Speaking Children Get Only One Year and One Day Instead of Three Years and One Day to Attain Proficiency in English (the Federal Requirement)? - Dr. Maria Torres, Executive Director of Federal Programs and English Learner Programs, Collier County Public Schools (CCPS) Childhood Obesity and the Free or Reduced-Price Lunch Program - Dawn Houser, Director, Department of Nutrition Services, CCPS Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring and Citizenship are the Six Pillars of Character Dr. Diedra Landrum, Coordinator of School Counseling, CCPS How Technology Has Changed Teaching - Amy Hance, Instructional Technology Specialist, Department of Instructional Technology, CCPS An Informal Discussion About What We Have Learned This Year - Kathleen Curatolo, Chair, Collier County District School Board The Challenges of Communicating School and School District Issues to the Community - Joe Landon, Executive Director, Communication Services, CCPS and The Education Channel (Cable 99) Participants in Education Committee Activities: Marilyn Bogen, Ann Campbell, Kathleen Curatolo, Linda Denning, Rose DiBiasi, Joyce Fletcher, Marilyn King Isbrandtsen, Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick, Barbara Leonard, Anne Lewallen, Jennifer Marquis, Sandy Parker, Estelle Rauch, Kathy Ryan, Amy Saad, Bernice Schmelz, Carole Soling, Chris Straton and Nancy Wolfe

GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE - Lydia Galton and Joyce Fletcher, Co-chairs Goal: To educate ourselves and the community about the workings of state and county government and important government issues, and influence governmental decisionmaking through our informed and active participation Meetings: Observation and/or monitoring of meetings of Collier County Board of County Commissioners and Productivity Committee Hot Topics: Hometown Democracy (Amendment 4) Forum with Leslie Blackner, Chair, Hometown Democracy Campaign, and Representative Matt Hudson (District 101), followed by (Continued on page 11)

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Lively League discussion Coffee and the Capitol Report to follow bills in the State Legislature that impact League priorities or are sponsored by our local representatives Special Initiatives or Coalitions: Charter Government Subcommittee - Joyce Evans, Chair Goal: To determine the pros and cons of adopting a charter government for Collier County, and identify the criteria to be used to assess the merits of any charter proposed in the future Members: Lydia Galton, Crystal Kinzel, Sandy Parker and Chris Straton Redistricting Reform - Joyce Fletcher and Kathleen Slebodnik, Co-chairs Goal: To assist the Fair Districts Florida coalition (of which the LWV of Florida is a member) in bringing fairness to redistricting and giving voters a real voice in choosing their representatives Programs: Solicitation of signatures for the petitions; presentations to civic groups and Lely Palms Retirement Community; collection of funds from members to defray petition certification costs Census 2010 Complete Count Committee (a project led by Collier County Commissioner Donna Fiala) LWVCC Representatives: Lydia Galton and John Snyder Goal: To brainstorm and execute ideas to engage the community and encourage people to complete the 2010 Census Project Innovation (a project of the Economic Development Council of Collier County) LWVCC Representative: Joyce Fletcher Goal: To create a culture in Collier County that will attract a more diverse workforce and an environment that will support world-class talent through a shared community vision and by stimulating innovation Programs: Participation in early meetings and Driver Work Group on Governance; attendance at other presentations Collier County Non-Discrimination Coalition - LWVCC Representative: Rose DiBiasi Goal: To promote the passage and implementation of a nondiscrimination ordinance in Collier County that will include age, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, familial status, veterans status, marital status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation and physical characteristic as enumerated categories. The ordinance will provide for investigation, enforcement and community education relating to its provisions. Participants in Government Committee Activities: Ann Campbell, Florence Chandler, Sheilah Crowley, Elissa Goldstein, Dorothy Hirsch, Marjorie Joder, Jinny Johnson, Crystal Kinzel, Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick, Ann Lewallen, Eileen Mann, Tom McCann, Sandy Parker, Linda Penniman, Estelle Rauch, Judy Salzer, Bernice Schmelz, Kathleen Slebodnik, Vi Steffan, Chris Straton, Ellen Taylor, Jen Walker and Nancy Wolfe

JUSTICE COMMITTEE - Bernice Schmelz, Chair Goal: To support and influence decisions to promote delinquency prevention and assure justice for all Collier citizens by reducing juvenile delinquency, reducing human trafficking and promoting restoration of rights to former felons Programs: Collier County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit - Sgt. Ron Byington, Collier County Sheriff’s Office Truancy Court Observation - Judge Elizabeth V. Krier presiding, 20th Judicial Circuit (Continued on page 12)

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PACE Center Immokalee - Field Trip Juvenile Court Observation - Judge Lauren L. Brodie presiding, 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender - Kathleen Smith, Esq., 20th Judicial Circuit Coalitions and Partnerships: Collier County Juvenile Justice Council - Bernice Schmelz, LWVCC representative Goal: To support and engage various state and local agencies and stakeholders in reducing juvenile delinquency in Collier County Collier County Juvenile Assessment Center Advisory Committee - Bernice Schmelz, LWVCC representative Goal: To guide and coordinate the operation and management of the Committee, consistent with Florida Statute 985.209(3) Collier County Coalition Against Human Trafficking - Ann Allen, LWVCC representative Goal: To eliminate forced servitude in Southwest Florida Operation Medicine Cabinet (a project of Drug Free Collier) - Ann Campbell, LWVCC representative Goal: To reduce youth prescription drug abuse by removing the source from their homes Participants in Justice Committee Activities: Ann Allen, Liese Barnes, Marilyn Bogen, Kris Bruer, Ann Campbell, Sheilah Crowley, Victoria DiNardo, Asia Rial Elsbree, Renee Hansen, Linda Hyde, Jinny Johnson, Bethann Kassman, Anne Lewallen, Sandy Parker, Mary Schell, Dee Senft, Carole Soling, Chris Straton and Ellen Taylor

SOCIAL POLICY COMMITTEE - Ann Campbell, Chair Goal: To inform our committee members, LWVCC and the general community about health and social services in Collier County and to take action when it is appropriate and timely Programs: The Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Helping to Fill the Primary Care Gap Doreen Cassarino, ARNP Two Unique Nonprofits - Jean Anne Lynch, Baby Basics; Susy Warren, Laces of Love Project Help, Inc. - Michele English, Executive Director, and Eileen Wesley, Director of Administration Naples Children and Education Foundation Pediatric Center - Field trip - Hosted by Dr. Erin Taylor and Dr. Michael Celletti Veterans’ Health Services - Peter Kraley, Director of Veteran Services, Collier County Scope of Services Provided by Planned Parenthood, and Sex Education in the Collier County Public Schools Kim Slote, Director of Education and Advocacy, Planned Parenthood of Collier County, and Jen Marquis, LWVCC liaison – Collier County Healthy Teens Coalition

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Coalitions: Collier County Healthy Teens Coalition - Jen Marquis, LWVCC representative

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE - Anne Lewallen, Chair Goal: To ensure members, guests and the public feel welcome at League events and ensure smoothly-operating logistics for General and special meetings Participants in Hospitality Committee Activities: Ann Allen, Marilyn Bogen, Rose DiBiasi, Joyce Fletcher, Lydia Galton, Elissa Goldstein, Sandy Parker, Bernice Schmelz, Pat Sndyer and Chris Straton

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Anne Lewallen and Patricia Snyder, Co-chairs Rose DiBiasi, Executive Assistant to the President Linda Olbrych, Database Manager Goal: to recruit new members, retain existing members, and encourage active participation in the League • •

Number of members on March 1, 2010: 145 Number of members new to the League since March 1, 2009: 35

New and Prospective Member Orientations: November 3, 2009, and January 11, 2010 In Memoriam: George L. Willis, Ph.D. Participants in Membership Committee Activities: Marilyn Bogen, Sheilah Crowley, Victoria DiNardo, Lydia Galton, Estelle Rauch, Dorothy Senft, Patricia Snyder, Chris Straton and Nancy Wolfe

PUBLICITY - Ann Campbell, Chair Goal: To publicize League events and maintain great relationships with local and social media Participants in Publicity Activities: Deana Bess, Joyce Fletcher, Laura Murdaugh, Sandy Parker, Wendy Riedel, Denise Rochford and Chris Straton

SPEAKERS’ BUREAU - Kathleen Slebodnik, Chair Goal: To offer topical and informational programs to the community when invited to do so Presentations: • East Naples Kiwanis Club - Redistricting Petition Drive •

Lely Palms Residence Facility - Redistricting Petition Drive

Marco Island Kiwanis Club - Redistricting Petition Drive

Pelican Bay Kiwanis Club - Legislative Session Issues (Continued on page 14)

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Greater Naples Leadership - Class XIV - “Understanding Florida Government”

Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce - Campaign for Leadership - “Candidate Forums: An Opportunity to Shine”

Additional Speakers’ Bureau Presenter: Sandy Parker

THE VOTER COMMITTEE - Sandy Parker, Chair Goal: To ensure that the LWVCC VOTER provides complete and timely information about upcoming League activities for members, prospective members, and friends of the League Awards and Initiatives: LWV of Florida VOTER Award (1st Place) Issued special summer edition, including dates and topics for the year’s General Meeting programs, and dates for the year’s Board Meetings New monthly columns in the VOTER this year: • Spotlight on New Members • News from the State League • News from the National League • It Takes a Village (Help Wanted) • 2009 - 2010 Meeting Schedule

Note: The Housing, International Relations and Natural Resources Committees were inactive this year.

Publishing Team: Kate Albers, Judith Gartner, Pat Lawrence, Linda Olbrych and Chris Straton Reporting Team: Deana Bess, Marilyn Bogen, Ann Campbell, Sheilah Crowley, Joyce Fletcher, Lydia Galton, Anne Lewallen, Jen Marquis, Denise Rochford, Bernice Schmelz, Kathleen Slebodnik and Pat Snyder

FACES OF SOME OF OUR MEMBERS

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GENERAL FUND FINANCIAL OVERVIEW 2008 - 2009 REVENUE The LWVCC General Fund is a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization.

$4,088

Contributions to the LWVCC General Fund are NOT tax-deductible.

Contributions Dues 2008 - 2009 EXPENSES $3,735

Natl/State LWV Mtgs

Committee Expenses

Storage/Admin & State Filing Fees

Insurance The VOTER

Lobby Fund

The League of Women Voters of Collier County is a 501(c)(4) organization #CH31843 registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-TREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

FACES OF SOME OF OUR MEMBERS

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EDUCATION FUND COMMITTEE REPORTS The LWVCC Education Fund is a separate legal entity that supports our Voter Service and civic education activities. We are committed to keeping the public informed so that they can be active and informed participants in government.

VOTER SERVICE COMMITTEE - Chris Straton, Chair Goal: To create informed and active voters with focus on “Get out the Vote” Programs/meetings: Conducted Naples City Council Candidate Forum on January 12, 2010 Attended three Canvassing Board meetings following City Election Special initiatives: • Sent requests to all civic associations in Naples inviting them to suggest questions for the candidates • Distributed materials regarding voting including absentee ballots and closing dates • Prepared articles for the Naples Daily News and the Naples Journal on Naples City election and primary and absentee voting • Assisted the Naples Daily News and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce by serving as time-keepers for their community forums on Offshore Oil Drilling, Hometown Democracy and the State of the Economy Participants in Voter Service Activities: Joan Byerhof, Joyce Fletcher, Dorothy Hirsch, Marjorie Joder, Anne Lewallen, Dianne Mayberry-Hatt, Sandy Parker, Beth Povlow and Bernice Schmelz

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Note: The League University Committee was inactive this year.

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WEBSITE COMMITTEE - Sandy Parker, Chair Goal: To ensure that the LWVCC website (www.lwvcolliercounty.org) provides up-to-date, accurate and useful information for voters and about the League for members and non-members alike Awards and Initiatives: LWV of Florida Website Award (2nd Place)

Avera g Avera e Daily Vi si g e Da ily Hit ts: s:

60 New to the Website This Year: 619 • LWVCC Event Calendar • Google Search feature • Link on Home Page to printable membership renewal forms, Naples City Council candidate questionnaires and video of Candidate Forum • Ability to pay for memberships, renewals and contributions to LWVCC and the LWVCC Education Fund by credit card

Participants in the Website Committee: Liese Barnes, Jen Marquis, Linda Olbrych and Chris Straton

Education Fund Financial Overview 2008 - 2009 REVENUE $6,458

Contributions

The LWVCC Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Luncheons (net) Other

Contributions to the LWVCC Education Fund ARE tax-deductible. Immokalee Trip

Adopt-A-Precinct

2008 - 2009 EXPENSES $4,206

Insurance Storage/Admin & State Filing Fees

Immokalee Trip

Other Website Fees

Natl/State LWV Evening Meetings Mtgs

The League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization #CH28195 registered with the Florida Department of Agriculture. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-TREE 800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

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IN RECOGNITION OF OUR VALUED MEMBERS’ SUPPORT The League of Women Voters of Collier County thanks the following individuals for their generous contributions during the 2009 - 2010 fiscal year: Carrie Chapman Catt members (regular dues + $135) Ann Campbell

Lydia Galton

Sandy Parker

Susan B. Anthony members (regular dues + $35) Ann Allen Jinny Johnson

Linda Penniman

Marilyn Bogen

Bethann Kassman

Cecile Rivel

Sandra Brown

Patricia Lawrence

Bernice Schmelz

Rose DiBiasi

Anne Lewallen

Kathleen Slebodnik

Joyce Fletcher

Wendy Lord

Viola Steffan

Morton Friedman

Mary Lynn Moser

Chris Straton

Dianne Mayberry-Hatt

Linda Olbrych

Anne Vitale

Marjorie Joder

Molly Ottina

Other contributors: Ann Allen

Sheilah Crowley

Nancy Nodell

Rose DiBiasi

Patricia Lawrence

Nancy Wolfe

Patricia Clark The League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund thanks the following individuals for their generous contributions during the 2009 - 2010 fiscal year: Liese Barnes

Marjorie Joder

Cecile Rivel

Claire Beckler

Crystal Kinzel

Bernice Schmelz

Eleanor Bedell

Thomas McCann

Kathleen Slebodnik

Sheilah Crowley

Nancy Nodell

Patricia Snyder

Joyce Evans

Sandy Parker

Viola Steffan

Joyce Fletcher

Linda Penniman

Chris Straton

Lydia Galton

Marilyn Read

Barbara Yeager

The League of Women Voters of Collier County Education Fund thanks the Community Foundation of Collier County for their generous grant, which helped make possible: •

attendance by two board members at the League of Women Voters of Florida Biennial Convention;

a “Board Best Practices” workshop conducted by the Community Foundation of Collier County’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence;

creation of a VOTER archive and Google search feature on our website.

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