LWV-Wake Committees

LWV-Wake has over a dozen committees members may join. Some committees focus on public policy issues and other committees support the operation of the organization. Members decide what they can contribute based on their personal interests, expertise, or time. The best way to get active within the League is to join a committee! (Committee meetings are posted in the meetings calendar.)

Book Club

The Book Club selects readings that enrich participants’ knowledge and enjoyment of American culture, politics, and history. Participants take turns facilitating the meetings and writing discussion guides. Click here for the Book Club schedule. For more information or to join this committee, contact Janis Ramquist at janis@ramquist.com.

communications committee

The Communications Committee works with the Communications Coordinator to promote LWV-Wake events, maintain the website, post to LWV-Wake’s social media feeds, produce a bimonthly newsletter, produce the Annual Report, and increase LWV-Wake’s visibility in the community. For more information or to join this committee, contact Dianna Wynn at diannawynn@gmail.com.

development committee

The Development Committee develops and implements fundraising strategies. This committee is responsible for planning the annual LWV-Wake Women’s Equality Day celebration, currently the primary fundraiser. For more information or to join this committee, contact Mary Jane Slipsky at mjpietila@earthlink.net.

Education committee

The Education Committee focuses on issues impacting public schools in Wake County. Some members of this committee observe Wake County Board of Education meetings. For more information or to join this committee, contact Marian Lewin at marianlewin@gmail.com.

environment committee

The Environment Committee focuses on environmental issues impacting Wake County.  Committee members explore issues related to water quality, sustainability, transit, and open space. For more information or to join this committee, contact Eve Vitaglione at vitaglione@att.net or Jackie Giordano at jgiordano@gmail.com

era committee

The League of Women Voters supports the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. This committee researches the issues, educates the public on the need for the amendment, and advocates for North Carolina to ratify the ERA. For more information or to join this committee, contact Sherry MacQueen at sherrybmacqueen@gmail.com or Elaine Okal at emokal24@gmail.com

field trip committee

The Field Trip Committee plans interesting and fun field trips for LWV-Wake members to area historic, governmental, business, and other sites of interest. For more information or to join this committee, contact Pat Butler at patabutler3@gmail.com.

finance committee

The Finance Committee works with the Treasurer to ensure the fiscal stability of LWV-Wake. Committee members review financial statements, evaluate expenses, and develop an annual budget. For more information or to join this committee, contact Mary Jane Slipsky at mjpietila@earthlink.net.

membership committee

The Membership Committee promotes recruitment and retention of League members. It manages membership databases, organizes League 101 sessions, and hosts new member orientation events. For more information or to join this committee, contact Karen Ferguson at ferguson.karen@gmail.com.

Naturalization Ceremonies Committee

Each month immigrants take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony to complete the process of citizenship. Members of this committee attend the ceremonies and provide voter registration applications to these new citizens. For more information or to join this committee, contact Siobhan Millen at siobhan@nc.rr.com.

nominating committee

The Nominating Committee identifies nominees for election and appointment to the LWV-Wake Board of Directors. Members of the Nominating Committee are elected at the Annual Meeting. For more information, contact Vicki Gerig at tvgerig@aol.com.

redistricting reform committee

The Redistricting Reform Committee works to end the gerrymandering of voting districts in North Carolina. Committee members engage in ongoing research, participate in advocacy, and educate the community on the importance of redistricting reform for fair voting maps. For more information or to join this committee, contact co-chair Dianna Wynn at diannawynn@gmail.com or Sheila Denn at sheila.denn@gmail.com. (Click here to access more information about redistricting reform and resources from the committee.)

Social Committee

League members are hard at work on important issues, but we're not all work and no play. In addition to the December holiday party and the annual summer social, the Social Committee plans other events that are strictly social, such as wine tastings, movie nights, cooking classes, and other events that provide members an opportunity to have fun, relax, and get to know one another. For more information or to join this committee, contact Cheryl Tung at crtung@gmail.com.

timely topics committee

The Timely Topics Committee organizes several lunch and lecture events each year featuring experts speaking on important issues. Committee members select event venues, make arrangements for featured speakers, and attend to all the necessary details for planning and sponsoring a speakers’ series. For more information or to join this committee, contact co-chair Claudia Kadis at ckadis2000@aol.com or Joyce Gad at gadabout2@yahoo.com.

voter services committee

The Voter Services Committee develops nonpartisan voter guides, educates voters about the election process, and hosts candidate forums in the community. Many of the committee members attend and observe public meetings of the Wake County Board of Elections and the North Carolina Board of Elections. For more information or to join this committee, contact Marian Lewin at marianlewin@gmail.com.

propose a new committee

With the approval of the Board of Directors, members may form a new committee to work on an issue that supports a League policy position. Contact Marian Lewin at marianlewin@gmail.com for more information. Please review the policy positions of LWV-Wake and LWV-US. The project proposal form can serve as a useful guide for getting started.