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LWV Lower Cape Fear in the News

League Participates in March for Our Lives in Wilmington

League members were out in force at the very impressive student-organized and led March for Our Lives in Wilmington on March 24th. Police estimated the crowd at about 2000; the students spoke eloquently and urged those present to register and vote. We were there to help!

2018 Women's March in Wilmington

LWVLCF President Carol Roberts
Large crowd turned out.
Register to Vote at our Table.
Barbara Burrell, Voter Services Chair, speaks about Equal Rights Amendment
Signing petition for Fair Elections and Redistricting Reform.

Lower Cape Fear and Gail Bromley Honored at LWVNC 2017 State Convention

The great work of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear was recognized by the statewide organization at the biennial convention in Greensboro May 5-7, 2017. Lower Cape Fear received the Outstanding Local League Award (over 40 members) and Voter Services chair Gail Bromley received the Gertrude Weil Award. You can read the award descriptions by clicking here.

Sheila Fellerath, LWVLCF President and Margaret Salinger, LWVNC Director

Gail Bromley Accepts Gertrude Weil Award

Brunswick County Candidate Forums Oct. 19, 2016

House District 17 candidates Iler and Warren.

Audience at Brunswick County candidate forums.

Gabe of WECT at work.

Brunswick School Board Candidates.

New Hanover Board of Commissioners & Board of Education Candidate Forums Oct. 12, 2016

Candidates for NHC Board of Commissioners

Candidates for NHC Board of Education

A full house turns out to listen.

House District 18 and Senate District 9 Candidate Forums Oct. 5, 2016

Jon Evans and Gail Bromley confer.

Candidates Benton and Hamilton respond to questions.

Candidates Barnhill and Lee respond to questions.

Candidate Benton with League members Sandra Sink and Carol Morris.

Chatting with audience members after the forum.

Engaged audience.

Annual Meeting 2016

What a vibrant and successful Annual Meeting at Temptations Everyday Gourmet, with 37 attendees. Mike Giles, NC Coastal Federation, was our guest speaker. He reviewed the history of efforts to block the Titan expansion into our area and especially focused on lessons learned from that process that may be applied to other advocacy efforts.

Mike Giles

LWV-LCF Program Planning Meeting

On February 13, 2016, 30 members of the League of Women Voters Lower Cape Fear met at the NE Branch of New Hanover County Library from 9:30-noon for our annual program planning meeting. A lot was accomplished during the meeting. Highlights included:
What is the process of program planning?
Reviewed by President Sheila Fellerath.
Educational Roundtable study of charter schools:
Presented by Bonnie Bechard, Anne Eitelmann
and Anne Cousineau
Nominal Group Technique activity
to identify possible programs
Led by Cindy Linn
Photos from the meeting:

Beginning Nominal Group Technique Process to identify possible programs. Group discussion of program planning protocols Anne Cousineau begins the presentation from the Educational Roundtable.

Members listen as Sheila Fellerath explains program planning. Members discuss our response to LWV-US program. Anne Cousineau introduces the Educational Roundtable report on charter schools.

Jana Albritton records program planning suggestions from members. Members use their 5 sticky dots to vote for their program planning priorities.

Jana Albritton records program suggestions. Members prioritize possible programs with sticky dots.

UNCW Honors Myrna Wexler

On January 14, 2016, our friend and League colleague Myrna Wexler was honored and remembered at a reception at the Cultural Arts Center of UNCW for her many contributions to the Art and Art History Departments of UNCW over the years. Several members of the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear were there for the event. Many community leaders, art enthusiasts and faculty were also present. Faculty from the Arts Department gave tributes and spoke of the contributions of both Myrna and her husband Owen to the University's Art Department and UNCW. Myrna and Owen's volunteer gifts to Wilmington were numerous, varied and well known and that included all the hours she donated to the League of Women Voters. We remember Myrna fondly.

Photo 1: Owen Wexler and grandsons; Photo 2: Plaque and photo of Myrna (courtesy of Gail Bromley)

Board of Elections Survey 2015

The League of Women Voters of North Carolina recently partnered with Democracy North Carolina to survey the directors of elections in a number of NC counties about their needs and concerns. Several members of LWV Lower Cape Fear participated in this project. Read the August 2015 report here.

boe survey

Citizenship Ceremony at Moores Creek

On September 19, 2015, the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear attended a naturalization ceremony at Moores Creek Battlefield and registered many of the new citizens to vote. Thirty-one countries were represented and 59 new citizens were sworn in. The League handed each new citizen a voter registration form; many completed the form and brought it to our booth for delivery to the Board of Elections. Others took them home to be mailed.

Naturalization Ceremony
Joan Rosko Miller setting up League booth

Park Superintendent Ricardo Perez with Joan Rosko Miller
Sue-Ann Rush with two new citizens

40th Anniversary Celebration 2014

Keynote Speaker Karen Gottovi

Founding Members