ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WINE TASTING SCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2024 FROM 6:00-8:00 PM AT 2 SOULS WINE BAR IN ELIZABETH CITY.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! WE CAN’T WAIT TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.
Don’t miss out on our most exciting event of the year! A sellout every year, our wine tasting in honor of International Women’s Day features wines from women-owned and operated vineyards and guest speaker Sandra Krueger, the Miles Clark Endowed Chair at the College of the Albemarle. $55/person. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/international-womens-day-wine-tasting-tickets-794859565357?aff=oddtdtcreator
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOSTS ANNUAL FRIENDSGIVING HOLIDAY GET-TOGETHER, DECEMBER 2023
Thank you to all who came out to enjoy food, friends, and a fabulous presentation by Sailor Jones of Common Cause NC.
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HOSTS CIVICS 101 CLASS, SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2023
A hearty thank you to all of our speakers and all those who attended our five-week Civics 101 class in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. What a great event!
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS MEMBERS SPEAK AT REDISTRICTING HEARING IN ELIZABETH CITY, SEPTEMBER 2023
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA HOLDS THEIR ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT, JULY 2023
Thanks to President Sue Engelhardt for hosting a successful board retreat again this year. Board members reviewed the past year and made plans for the upcoming year, then enjoyed a delicious lunch and excellent company.
SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WINE TASTING EVENT IS A SUCCESS
The League of Women Voters of Northeastern North Carolina hosted their second annual wine tasting in honor of International Women’s Day at 2 Souls Wine Bar in Elizabeth City on March 7, 2023. The sold-out event featured wines from three different women-owned and operated wineries and an inspirational speech by Charlene Wade, President of WorkForce Resources, Inc.
THE HONORABLE JANICE COLE ADDRESSES ANNUAL MEETING IN JUNE
The League of Women Voters of Northeastern North Carolina (LWVNENC) held our Annual Meeting on June 29, 2022 at the Fellowship Hall at Cann Presbyterian Church from 6 to 8 PM. The Board of Directors provided dinner for those in attendance prior to the beginning of the meeting, with approximately 20 members in attendance plus 1 guest (who decided to join LWVNENC at the meeting).
The annual meeting began with comments from our guest speaker, Retired Judge Janice McKenzie Cole. Judge Cole spoke for about 30 minutes on her career as a woman of color in a man’s world. She began her career as an NYC police officer and attended law school in the evening. She moved to Hertford, NC in 1983, and in 1990 was elected District Court Judge in the North Carolina 1st District, the first woman and the first African American elected as a judge in that District. In 1994, she was appointed as the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She returned to private practice in 2001 and her portrait hangs in the Perquimans County courthouse. She currently serves as the Interim Town Manager for the town of Hertford and is very active in the community, having served on Boards at the local and state levels.
Her talk kicked off a productive annual meeting, with approval of the budget, installation of new Board members, and 2021-22 Year in Review overview, highlighting positive involvement in redistricting, voter education/outreach, and membership activities. Our July Board retreat finalized priorities for the upcoming year.
NO BOARD MEETING IN MAY
But stay tuned for information coming on our voter registration event at the North Carolina Potato Festival in Elizabeth City, May 20-22, 2022. We’ll be partnering with You Can Vote and we’ll need your help. Also, mark your calendars now for our annual meeting, to be held on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth City.
CAITLIN METZGUER WITH YOU CAN VOTE SPEAKS AT THE LWVNENC BOARD MEETING IN APRIL.
On Wednesday, April 6 at 12:00 PM, Caitlin Metzguer, Deputy Director of You Can Vote, addressed members about You Can Vote’s efforts to educate, register, and mobilize voters. Learn more about You Can Vote at www.youcanvote.org.
The League of Women Voters of Northeastern North Carolina will be partnering with YOU CAN VOTE on various voter registration opportunities, including the upcoming Elizabeth City Potato Festival from May 20-22. Thanks to the Museum of the Albemarle, we will be setting up a voter registration table on the Museum portico, in front of our “Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote” mural. What an honor to have the women represented on the Mural as our focal point as they well understand the importance of registering to vote and voting.
We will be asking for volunteers to assist with the Potato Festival voter registration and will be providing times/dates for sign-up as the date gets closer.
MARCH FULL OF EXCITEMENT FOR LOCAL LEAGUE!
Our March board meeting included an informative presentation by League member Ann Hoffman on Women Givers of Northeast North Carolina. We are also so pleased to have sponsored a sold-out celebration of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8 at 2 Souls Wine Bar in Elizabeth City. We all enjoyed remarks by Elizabeth City Mayor Bettie Parker and Hertford Mayor Earnell Brown as well as a wine tasting featuring wines from women-owned/operated vineyards.
PASQUOTANK NAACP PRESIDENT SPEAKS AT LWVNENC MEETING
Keith Rivers, President of the Pasquotank County chapter of the NAACP, was the featured speaker at the League’s January Board meeting.
League of Women Voters Annual Friendsgiving
The annual LWVNENC Friendsgiving and Holiday Get-Together was on Wednesday, December 8 from 12:00-1:30 PM at Cann Memorial Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Elizabeth City! Everyone enjoyed lunch and excellent company while learning about the League and hearing from local Realtor Heather Sawyer.
How can you get involved in the League’s advocacy? Check out our Action Alerts here: https://lwvnenc.org/action-alerts/
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