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Past Events, Awards and Recognition!

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Look back on some of our past events, awards and recognition.

Memories of the 2017 LWV California convention

convention 2017

State conventions are a great place to make new friends and learn about the issues that mean most to members. You then get a chance to participate and have your voice heard about what we do in the future. Plan to attend the next LWV California State Convention. It's a worthwhile adventure.

Click here to read all about our participation and impressions in 2017.

A successful community event

Our presentation of Elections the American Way was held at the Oceanside Library recently to an audience of enthusiastic voters and League members. We were glad to do this outreach to the community and appreciate the help of Principal Librarian, Monica Chapa Domercq in working out the details at the Library.

E is for Election Day

We had to opportunity to participate in #readacrossamerica and Dr. Seuss' birthday celebration recently.

Our member, Claudine Jones read E is for Election Day by Gloria Gavris to the students at Kelly, Poinsettia and Aviara Oaks Elementary in Carlsbad. The librarians and staff were so welcoming and we were happy to donate the book to each school's library.

We were successful in expanding the project to all nine elementary schools in the Carlsbad Unified School District with a grant from LWV San Diego County. Now the plan is to move on to more schools in North County. If you are interested in working on this great project, contact our webmaster. Stay tuned!

Do We Have to Take This Much Initiative?

Panel at January 2013 Event

We were pleased with the attendance at our panel discussion on the Initiative and Referendum process focusing on civil discourse. Pictured are our moderator from State League, Trudy Schafer; Glenn Smith, Professor of Law at Cal Western; Robert Stern, former president of the California Center for Governmental Studies; Thad Kousser, Political Science Professor at UCSD; and Joe Mathews, commentator and author of California Crack-up. A stimulating conversation.

If you missed it or want to see it again, click here to see video of this terrific event.

Civil Discourse is our League's issue for education and advocacy.

LWVNCSD Presents to Leadership North County

Imagine:  North County without the League

The class roster read like North County's A-team: chiefs of police, school district officials, and business and good-governance executives. On October 16th League members, Jackie Stone and Mary Thompson, addressed twenty-two participants of CSUSM's Leadership North County's 2015 class on their first full day of class. "Government Day" is dedicated to understanding all aspects of government in North County. Fittingly, the class was held in the Council Chambers at the San Marcos City Hall.

In remarks on "Voter Engagement," Mary and Jackie provided a glimpse at the League's history, a snapshot of voter registration and participation statistics from June 2014 and November 2012, and asked the group to imagine the North County without the League's voter service and advocacy efforts, with particular focus on the LWV Observer Corps.

Click here to see all the slides and narrative presented.

We scored a Trifecta at the 2013 LWV California Convention

Convention Delegation 2013

LWV North County San Diego sent a seven member delegation to the LWV California state convention in San Jose on May 17-19, 2013. We were fortunate to bring back three awards, best website, best newsletter (The Voter) and a Yellow Rose award for our Civility project. It was great to meet with other League leaders and we learned a lot from the speakers and the workshops.


LWVNCSD Civil Discourse Event at Mira Costa College

Mary Crowley addresses Mira Costa students Relive our successful Civil Discourse event cosponsored with Mira Costa College, held last fall. It included a showing of the film Patriocracy and a panel discussion with the producers, Brian and Cindy Malone at both the San Elijo campus and the Oceanside campus with a VIP reception on Friday night.

Kudos to Mary Thompson and Martha Cox and their committee for spearheading our participation in the inspiring event.

Click here to see the photos taken at the two events.

Our thanks to Hugh Cox for his great photography.