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October 2011
Calendar of Events

Pathfinder Award Gala a Success

 Ruth w Bryn Mawr friendsThe 2011 Pathfinder Award dinner honoring Ruth K. Nelson was a record-breaking fund-raising event. It was also a very fun evening honoring one of Tulsa's most distinguished women.Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who donated so generously. Those dollars will be used to support our important voter education projects and other advocacy work.  

The photo above shows Ruth in the center flanked by surprise guests from Bryn Mawr, her alma mater. At her right is Bryn Mawr College President Jane McAuliffe.Read on.
League Leaders Speaking on
Voter ID and Charter Change

As we gear up for the November elections, your League leaders have been speaking to groups across the city to inform voters of our opcasting ballotsposition to the city charter change proposals on the ballot. We're also educating voters on the requirements of the new Voter ID law.

More than 10 meetings have been scheduled so far including organizations as diverse as the Great Decisions group of the Tulsa City-County Library, the Tulsa Housing Authority, the Jewish Retirement Center and The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges.

Check the League calendar for the latest schedule of speaking engagements. Contact us if you'd like a speaker at the next meeting of an organization you're affiliated with.  
State Water Study Topic at Units 
In October, all unit meetings will take a survey on the most important water issues facing Oklahoma. You are invited to help shape the study of water issues.

The future of our city and our state depend on having enough clean (pollutant-free) water for all our needs. The Leagueriver-downtown of Women Voters has a long history of supporting clean water initiatives and has taken positions at the national and state levels. However, it is time to expand and update the state position. Read on.

Member Honored   
Please join us in congratulating League Member StJeannie McDanielate Rep. Jeannie McDaniel who is being presented with the 2011 Faith and Freedom Award from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.

The ceremony is 4 p.m., Sunday,
Oct. 23 at Temple Israel.

Call for more information:
918- 481-6444 or 918-583-3651

In This Issue
League Talks: Voter ID and Charter Change
State Water Study Topic of Unit Meetings
Member Honored
New Members
Voter Guide Coming
Gifts in Memory
Welcome New* and Returning Members

Faith Garlington
Brandon Harrington
Betty Casey*
Celia Powles
Stacey Bayles
Kelly Bayles*
Arlene Johnson
Frances Conkling*
Tiffany Greco* 


Invite a friend to join.


 Voter Guide Available Oct. 20
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The General Election is Nov. 8. Meet the candidates and make an informed choice about League-opposed city charter change proposals. The Voter Guide will be distributed through the City-County Library system as well as available online: lwvtulsa.org.


 Gifts in Memory

Liz Finlayson

We've recently received gifts in memory of long-time member
 Liz Finlayson, who died at age 98 in September.
Thank you
Nancy McDonald,
Marjorie Swofford and Penny Williams
for your contributions.
Join Now!
Invite your friends to join the Tulsa League of Women Voters! We're always looking for civic-minded individuals who want to help make a difference. Our membership dues is the best deal in town: $55 a year for an individual member and only $25 more for another member in the same household. Forward this newsletter to your friends. Ask them to be a part of something special.


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