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President's Report for 2014

League Members Hear Newly Elected State President

The League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County held its 2014 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 14, at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Incorporating flag decorations on each table, plus red, white and blue balloons to mark the Opportunity Drawings the League celebrated the closing of a highly successful year which saw gains in membership and participation. The final highlight was LWVC Helen Hutchison's explanation of League program and lobbying works on the State level. Helen Hutchison, is the newly appointed President of the League of Women Voters of California, is currently Vice President for Advocacy & Program for the LWVC. She was appointed President of the LWVC by the Board of Directors on May 18 and will assume the presidency effective June 30, 2014.

Our Latest Event!!!

LWVSLO Moderates Discussion about Homeless Center in SLO

Left to right are G. McIntosh, L. Weir, B. Thoma, and J. Spatafore

To a crowd that included "standing room only" attendees, the League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County moderated and co-hosted a public forum on a homeless center to be built at 40 Prado Road. Marguerite Bader moderated the May 9 event at the City/County Public Library Community Room. View the video complete with audience questions and answers. *

The FREE forum was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County, partnering with the San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund, United Way of San Luis Obispo County, and the Community Foundation San Luis Obispo's Action for Healthy Communities, and The Tribune. Funding support for the public forum was provided by the County Board of Supervisors' Community Project Grant program. (Standing left to right are M. Bader, Moderator, M.B. Armstrong, Timekeeper, K. Henderson and S. Leap, Runners; seated are: P. Dale and E. Penfield, Sorters.)

What Have We Done Lately?

LWVSLO Hears Social Media Specialist

Whitney Diaz, currently the Digital Brand Strategist at Verdin, was the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters Salon Series presentation on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00 a.m. in the Community Room of Union Bank. Ms. Diaz discussed how to harness the power of social media for yourself, your family, your favorite organization, or your business to build an engaging online community and maintain personal security and privacy.

The Tribune selected Ms. Diaz last month as one of the Top 20 Under 40 in San Luis Obispo County. She met The Tribune's criteria: ". . . young women and men under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence in their professions and commitment to community service." Discussing her approach to social media, Ms. Diaz explains, "Digital media can often be a scary prospect for some people, but it's my job to help clients overcome those fears, and make sure they or their brand is well-represented in the digital space."

The Salon Series is a service of the League of Women Voters of San Luis Obispo County providing learning opportunities for League members and the public. The presentation was FREE and open to the public.