A Public Voice, A Voice for Change
League of Women Voters of Lubbock County firstname.lastname@example.org
1706 23rd Street Lubbock, TX 79411 www.lwvlubbock.org
What’s Inside: PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE...
We have a very busy fall with many League activities. Our public
Celebrate Glenna forum on Mandated Achievement Testing in Texas Public Schools will
& the League take place on Thursday, September 20. Panel members will be Dr.
Lubbock Hero Peggy Johnson, Associate Dean for Teacher Education at Texas Tech,
-Page 3- Rita McDaniel, principal of Lubbock Cooper North Elementary School,
-Page 3-New Office
Our and Vicki Lishman, counselor at Lubbock High School. We know that
Manager public education, like the right to vote, is essential in a democracy.
Our New Office
Manager We want students and educators to be accountable. As our
-Page 4- becomes more our schools face many challenges.
population becomes more diverse, diverse, our schools face many
challenges. What works--TAKS, exams, or something or something
What works--TAKS, end-of-course end-of-course exams, else? We will
else? these explore September 20. I served on the state
exploreWe will issues onthese issues on September 20. I served on
Regional Training the state but can't but can't claim credit for the Issues written by
committeecommittee claim credit for the Facts and Facts and Issues
Many Thanks to written by co-chairs Anne Roussos and Nan Clayton. I highly
co-chairs Anne Roussos and Nan Clayton. I highly recommend this
-Page 5- recommend this outstanding document. You should a copy from the
outstanding document. You should have received have received a
Calendar Texas League. You can also view it by view it by accessing Our
copy from the Texas League. You can alsoaccessing this link. this
-PageOfficers & consensus meeting Voter. Our testing will meeting on statewide
link included in thison statewide consensus take place on October 10.
Become a Volunteer
Directors Before will take place on October read you consensus questions. If
testing the meeting, I hope you will10. Ifthesecan’t attend in person,
Deputy Registrar may attend the consensus questions and get them to get
you can’t answer in person, you may answer the questions and the
Celebrate Glenna &
-Page 6- League office in person, by U.S. mail, or via email, by October 12.
them to the League office by October 12.
Join the League!
Guides ... You are warmly invited to our membership party on Sunday, Septem-
are warmly invited to our membership party on Sunday,
ber 23. Feel free to bring a friend along with you--especially a pro-
September 23 at 3210 23rd Street. Feel free to bring a friend
(Continued new member! We will honor Glenna Burns, our recently-
spective on page 3)
P a g e 2 T h e V o t er
Honoring a Lubbock hero
Former Lubbock Leaguer Carolyn families in 25 West Texas counties.
Lanier was honored at the Lubbock
Area Foundation’s Hero’s Luncheon
on September 12 at the Lubbock Our members filled two Lubbock
Country Club. Carolyn has changed League tables and several more
our community and the world, as a League members were present at
Lubbock League board member and this event.
“...nearly 14 million chil-
president, founder of Breedlove dren live in households that
Dehydration Center, and creator of sometimes have difficulty
the South Plains Food Bank. providing enough food.”
Currently, the South Plains Food -Economic Research Service,
Bank provides food for needy
Computer Recycling IN
Don’t throw your used and Lubbock Solid Waste assure hard drives are
computer outdated computer Department began completely erased prior to
hardware to the hardware in the participating in the Texas refurbishing activities.
dumpster...RECYCLE! Department of Criminal
state agencies, Justice (TDCJ) Computer
The TDCJ offers the
Bring any hardware refurbished computer
cities or school including your hard drive, Recovery Program. The hardware to state agen-
districts at no monitor, keyboard, mouse,
collected for recycling is
cies, counties, cities or
or printer to the Southside school districts at no
charge.” Recycling Center located sent to one of two TDCJ charge. To view
facilities for refurbishing
at 1631-84th Street (84th commodities available for
and Avenue P). Hours of (Huntsville and Snyder). purchase from the TDCJ, or
operation are from 8 a.m. TDCJ inmates inspect all for more information on
to 5:30 p.m. on Monday items and make needed the TDCJ Computer
through Friday and from repairs to insure that the Recovery Program, visit
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p. m. on computer hardware is in their website at:
Saturdays (closed between working order. Inmates
noon and 1:00 p. m. each are given the opportunity
day). If you have a large to gain skills to become
Recycle your used computer quantity of computer certified computer
hardware, please call technicians and gain
767-3545 to make special employment after their
arrangements for drop off. incarceration is completed.
Special care is taken to
In August 2006, the City of
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Our New Office Manager
Meet our dynamic new office manager, has been selected for Tech's
Kristina Rios. Kristina grew up in Lubbock Women's Leadership program.
and is a Lubbock High School graduate. She will complete her B.B.A. in
She is the single mother of four children. Business Economics in December “Meet our
Jacob is a seventh-grader at Lubbock- and then continue work on an
Cooper. Megan, Jordan, and Jason are in
dynamic new office
M.B.A. degree. She works part time
the fifth, fourth, and second grades at at the Garrison Institute on Aging. manager,
Hodges Elementary School. Kristina Kristina will be in our office on Kristina Rios.”
teaches eighth graders at St. John Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Neumann Catholic Church on Sundays. mornings. Kristina brings many
She is a member of Feminist Majority skills, much enthusiasm, and new
Leadership Alliance at Texas Tech and ideas to our organization.
President’s Message, cont’d.
along with you--especially a prospective new member! We will honor Glenna Burns, our recently-retired
office manager, former League president and board member, and outstanding citizen. We can get to
know one another better, welcome new members, and talk about upcoming League activities.
Our public forum on Immigration is scheduled for October 18. Carolie Mullan, chair for this national
League study, will serve as moderator. Hector Hernandez of Catholic Family Services, Professor Calvin
Lewis of Texas Tech School of Law, and Ed George, Professor of Classics Emeritus at Texas Tech and
Co-Chair of West Texas Organizing Strategy, are our panel members.
Please plan to attend the Regional Training on October 20 right here in Lubbock at the Volunteer Center
There were some errors in the calendar that was sent to you along with your membership form, so a
correct calendar is attached with this Voter. I'll proofread more carefully from now on!
P a g e 4 T h e V o t er
training October 20
Plan to attend the League’s Regional Training, the Conference Room. Please call the office
which will take place right here in Lubbock at by Thursday, October 18, to let us know
the Volunteer Center Conference Room. Your whether you can attend the training and
attendance is free: our League is paying a fee whether you want to have lunch with us
that will cover as many members as wish to beforehand.
attend. The time for the training is from noon
until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. For a
cost of $6.00, we’ll have spaghetti, salad,
garlic bread, and iced tea for lunch at 11:30 in
M a n y , m a n y t h a n k s t o o u r
c o n t r i b u t o r s !
The League of Women Voters of Lubbock County depends on fundraising to support activities like our
nonpartisan Voters Guides for the May 12 Elections and June 9th Run-off Election available both in
print and on-line. We are looking ahead to Voters Guides for elections this November, next February
(state-wide primary) and May (Lubbock Mayor and several City Council Districts). This is only possible
with the generous support of many contributors. We recognize below recent contributors to the
League of Women Voters of Lubbock County or the Lubbock League Education Fund. Contributions
have been made in memory of the following individuals:
Lewis Earl in memory of Inez Crawford
Drue Farmer in memory of Millie Davis
Several contributions have also been made to honor the following:
Glenda Boverie in honor of Linda Krefting
Ann Burbridge in honor of Glenna Burns
Linda Krefting in honor of Betty Anderson
SarahLee Morris in honor of Wanda Stewart
Carolie Mullan in honor of Glenna Burns and Carolyn Lanier
Sellie Shine in honor of Ruth Lauer
Kathy Suchy in honor of Linda Krefting
Jackie Williams in honor of Glenna Burns
Louise Underwood in honor of Glenna Burns
Martha Hise Cieszinski in honor of Glenna Burns
Generous contributions have also been received from:
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Become a volunteer deputy
registrar of voters
It’s easy to become a deputy take long. We receive requests
registrar of voters. Just go down to register voters regularly —
to the Office of Elections and most recently at the Fiesta del “It’s easy to
Voter Registration at 1308 Llano on September 15. If you
Crickets Avenue (formerly Ave- can help with voter registration become a deputy
nue G) on Tuesday morning be- at First Care’s Employee Appre- registrar of
tween 8:00 a.m. and noon, or ciation Day on October 12,
Thursday afternoon between please give the League office a
1:00 and 5:00 p.m. It won’t call.
Glenna and the If you haven’t sent in your membership
league” form yet, please get it to us as soon as
possible. If you didn't’ receive one, give
Please come to our membership party on Sunday
the office a call and we’ll get on to you.
afternoon, September 23rd, between 2:00 and
4:00 p.m. We’ll gather together to honor Glenna
Burns, who has served the Lubbock League as presi-
dent, board member, office manager—she’s done it
all! And we’ll have a chance to meet and greet one
another and especially our new members.
Voters Guides in 2007-2008
by Linda Krefting
The League’s nonpartisan Voters Guides are important even-numbered City Council districts).
both to our mission of informed participation in
government and to our visibility in our community. The Board is seeking your help as the Voters Guide
Expanding distribution of Voters Guides was a topic distribution plan for the coming year is prepared. We
during “I Wish the League” at our 2007 Annual Meeting. invite you to provide names and addresses for interested
Some wished to add to the mailing list while others individuals (especially potential LWV members!) to add to
wished to have additional copies to share. our mailing list for Voters Guides. If you would like Voters
Guides to distribute yourself for one or more of the
Voters Guides are funded by our Education Fund. upcoming elections, please let us know how many you
Distribution needs to be consistent with the League’s would like and how they would be distributed (e.g.,
nonpartisan policies and approved by the Board. The personal friends, at work, a group or association, etc.).
coming year will be a busy one with Voters Guides for We ask that you provide this information to the League
elections in November 2007 (Constitutional Office by September 30 (email@example.com)
Amendments), spring 2008 (federal, state and county so a plan can be prepared for consideration at the
primary) and May 2008 (Lubbock Mayor and Board’s October meeting.
League of Women Voters of Lubbock County
17069 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX 79411
...where hands-on work to safeguard
democracy leads to civic improvement.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF LUBBOCK COUNTY
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
President Glenda Boverie
Vice Presidents Wanda Stewart, Catrennia Williamson
Secretary Isabel Gutierrez
Treasurer Nadine Bartsch
Directors Carolyn Moore, Sarahlee Morris
Mollie Spain, Tess Trost