Work & Eat

COMMITTEES AND
WORK GROUPS

Committees

Communication Committee

  • Assures consistency across communication platforms in all formats

  • Manages electronic and paper publications and membership-wide electronic messages, except those managed by Voter Services

  • Coordinates requests to send member-wide communications, assures presidential approval and sends approved communications

  • Initiates use of new forms of social media as appropriate to LWVT needs after seeking Board approval

  • Understands use of and at least one committee member is able to use all online services and technologies used for communication

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Membership Committee

Trish Neely, Chair

 

Membership Committees play an important role in keeping the League of Women Voters the most effective and respected grassroots organization in the country.

For over 100 years the League’s Membership Committees have successfully sought passionate activists who volunteer in all 50 states and in more than 700 communities; we have about 500 such activists and supporters here in our local League.

Committee Members come from varied backgrounds: for example, Research & Development, Marketing and Sales, Planning, Technology, Education and Administration.  A Membership Committee relies on skills from all those career paths along with heavy doses of creativity! 

Bringing new Members into the League involves leveraging existing relationships with individuals, communities, and other organizations – sometimes talking to someone at the right time.  But this is just the first step.  Retaining those members involves helping to uncover and engage their passions, recommend League activities to identify and develop leaders, and keep members knowledgeable and informed of historical facts and current events. 

To successfully complete our tasks, we often work closely with our local Board of Directors, our President and Treasurer, and our Communications Chair.  Roster Management involves updating information in the National League database and working with the State of Florida Executive Director to assure accuracy of member information.  All Membership activities and projects are filtered through the National League’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens.

Please join us on our exciting mission to grow and maintain a dynamic and influential membership base that is truly reflective of the communities we serve.  

Communication & Membership Work Groups

Voter Services Working Group

Identifies and brings to president and/or Board for approval other outreach opportunities; finds volunteers to staff such opportunities as:

  • Downtown Market Coordinator (March through November):

    • Manages outreach supplies/ boxes, table and chairs

    • Assures outreach materials are up-to-date and sufficient in number

    • Trains new volunteers as needed

    • Assures an adequate number of certified voter registration volunteers are available

    • Assures timely turning in of voter registration forms to Supervisor of Elections office

 

The Voter Newsletter   (electronic and printer issues every month except June and July)

Editor: Stuart Baker

Proofreader: Jan RuBino

  • Editor solicits articles from President, Study and Action Chairs, for feature articles and regular columns

  • Editor develops electronic version in Constant Contact (online communication service)

  • Proofreader assures correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Editor produces print version for printing

Membership Database

Database Manager: Stuart Baker

Treasurer:  Anne Newman

  • Treasurer receives dues and member information and sends to Local Roster Manager

  • Local Roster Manager: Peggy Ramsey

    • Maintains database of member information and interests

    • Periodically retrieves from formsite.com information from Interests & Activities forms to add to database

    • Informs appropriate person(s) of member’s interests

Website

Webmasters: Deb Berlinger - lwvtweb@gmail.com

                      Erin Edwards - lwvtallahassee@gmail.com;

                      Stuart Baker

Communications Committee

  • Webmaster updates content independently and as requested by LWVT leadership for both lwvtallassee.org and vote411.org websites

  • Communications Committee reviews content of lwvtallahassee.org periodically for needed updates and additions

  • Voter Services provides content for vote411.org​​​

 “Know Your Public Officials” Publication (works in November-January; every two years)

  • Published in digital and print versions: Digital editor – Stuart Baker, Print editor – Marilynn Wills

  • President seeks volunteers to update information on elected officials

  • Secures underwriting for printing (e.g., Leon County Supervisor of Elections)

  • Coordinates distribution to public by Board members

State Legislative Interviews (works before Florida Legislative session begins; annual)

  • Leader(s) appointed by president; leader(s) solicit volunteers

  • Interviews local legislative delegation, first developing and sending to legislators questions that will be asked during the interviews.

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