By Ann Hellmuth
It has been a few weeks since my last president's letter. I apologize for the lapse. The League has been constantly on my mind but everytime I sat down at the computer my mind went blank, the phone would ring or I had to run an errand. I'm just not very good at juggling the Florence Nightingale role with other duties. But my husband is slowly recovering from his heart surgery and life is returning to normal.
We have a board meeting today (Monday, March 12)with much to discuss. The financial budget for the coming year has to be voted on and we need to complete arrangements for the April 26 annual meeting. The meeting will be held at the University Club in Winter Park, starting at 5 p.m. There will be wine and snacks and lots of good conversation. Among the items on the agenda - confirming the LWVOC board for the 2012-2013 term and approving the League's program, which sets our priorities for the year ahead. We'll also be giving out awards and honoring those of you marking 50 years with the League. Think about it. A half-century of helping to safeguard democracy and advocating for better government. What an amazing record.
Andrea Kobrin and Sara Segal are still fine-tuning the April Hot Topics program. It will be held on April 11 and the subject will be the 2012 legislative session. Veteran journalist Bob Shaw, government/politics editor at the Orlando Sentinel and State Rep. Scott Randolph have already signed on to be among the speakers. We'll keep you posted.
Adopt-a-Precinct chair Laurie Wack has some of us working the Orlando City Elections on April 3. We'll be at Precinct 3301, North Park Baptist Church in Baldwin Park. Love to think we are watching democracy in action and making money for the League at the same time.
The May 9 Hot Topics program will be a newsmaker. The candidates for Orange-Osceola State Attorney - Lawson Lamar, Jeff Ashton and Ryan Williams - will be our speakers.