It is. LWVPBC will be closing out this important month with a Cool Topic Presentation on “Senior Women and Safety” at the STEM Center in Dreher Park (across from the Science Museum) on Saturday, 3/28/20 at 10 A.M.
Dr. Shelley Plumb is the Moderator. Jan Killilea of First Wives Advocacy will talk on "Senior women outliving their resources and denied alimony"
Michael B. Edmondson, Executive Assistant to State Attorney Dave Aronberg will discuss "Elder Abuse"
Jennifer Rey, Program Services Diresctor of Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Inc. (AVDA), will discuss "Domestic Violence"
Verdenia C. Baker, PB County Administrator will speak on "Female homelessness in PBC and resources for senior women"
All are welcome, senior or young with mothers and grandmothers or planning on getting older; female or male; members of the League or not.
LWVPBC is extremely thankful to PBC NOW for assembling such a great panel of speakers. PBC NOW worked hard, especially Rebecca Andre, to get us a powerful and informed panel and I hope many will come to hear what they have to impart to us.
Top L: Dr. Shelly Plumb, Top R: Jan Killilea, Bottom L: Mike Edmundson, Bottom R: Verdenia Baker
SECURING YOUR VOTE
With rising concerns about voting security, the Florida League is encouraging voters to vote in person at early voting locations or in their precinct on election day. If voters select to vote by mail, all local Leagues are requested to remind those that vote by mail to track the receipt of their ballot with the Supervisor of Elections Office. It can be done on computer or by phoning 561-656-6200.
SOME FRIENDLY ADVICE FROM HEALTHCARE ISSUE GROUP By Nancy Gau and Brent Schillinger, M.D.
The LWVPBC Healthcare Committee would like to provide our members with some helpful information about the potential spread of the neo-coronavirus virus in the U.S. All tips were taken from the CDC website.
- First and foremost, STAY CALM.
- Proper hand washing technique: use warm water and soap, and scrub for 20 seconds.
- When you are out, use hand sanitizer. (It should be at least 60% alcohol.) (Some say this is actually better than 100% rubbing alcohol.)
- Stay home if you do become ill, except to visit your physician.
- If you become symptomatic and contact your physician for an appointment, advise them of your symptoms and wear a mask if possible, to protect others in the office.
- Never touch your mouth, nose, or eyes (without hand washing first).
- Avoid shaking hands. (Bump fists instead!)
- When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose with your arm, instead of your hands.
- Consult the CDC and FL Department of Health websites for additional information.
- Don’t check your investments for the next two weeks.
That last one was just a bit of humor folks. In all sincerity, stay calm and stay well.
LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS FOR "LOCK IT UP!"
The Lock It Up Team is excited to report on a busy and effective start to 2020.
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IF YOU COULD PROTECT VOTES FROM BEING HIJACKED----
Would you? Could you? You can! Join our Election Protection project! READ MORE
The EIG met on February 1st to review issues, events, and upcoming projects. To see them, READ MORE
LWVPBC MINI CROSSWORD PUZZLE BOOK, SERIES 4
The Celebration our 100th Anniversary reminds us all of how women have made a difference in every area of American Life. The Civics Education team is proud to introduce you to series 4 of our LWVPBC MINI crossword puzzle booklets, Notable American Women.
FEBRUARY 4 DELRAY BEACH COMMISSION ADOPTS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BY SERENA LAURIE
After some deliberation about density restrictions, the Delray Beach City Commission adopted the Always Delray Comprehensive Plan. On other topics, READ MORE
LIKE TO TALK ON THE PHONE?
Our 2020 VOTERS' GUIDE Candidates’ team needs you....... to call and confirm contact information for candidates, once they qualify to run in the November election.
ELECTION SEASON IS ALMOST HERE
LWVPBC is the place to go for reliable voter information and resources for the 2020 Election. We need your ideas on ways you and your issue groups can assist in providing information and promoting:
Election-related Hot and Cool Topics
Speakers Bureau presentation
Civics Education in the schools and communities
We need your ideas, so please contact us to see how you can help promote this effort to educate people and get them out to vote in 2020.
Make an important difference for our League.
We need savvy business people to serve on the Finance Committee. You can help us review new projects, research investment opportunities, budget for our future, review our books. We do a lot with a little. You’ll learn a lot about how our League operates.
The NEWS is looking for help. The position of editors open. If you are interested in this position, let us know. If you have experience or interest in publishing, or questions about the position, contact Debra Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 254-4441. Please consider joining this crucial part of the League & see the NEWS first. We need you.