Deadline to register for the Border Tour is May 1!

border-photosAs of today, LWV San Diego has opened up the border tour and you do not need to be fully registered for Convention in order to attend.

The border tour is no longer a registration option on the LWVC online registration form. If you are still interested, please contact Beryl Flom at

Don’t wait too long– there is still limited space on the tour buses, and the final deadline to sign up is May 1!

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The Convention Workbook is Now Available

book10The final workbook is now available for download on the convention blog at It contains the proposed budget, nominating committee report, program and bylaw amendments, and the proposed convention rules.

Registered yet? Last day to register with early-bird rates is today! Don’t forget to include the add-on events when you sign up!

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Nominees for the 2015-2017 term

The 2013-2015 LWVC Nominating Committee is pleased to present the Nominees for LWVC Officers and Members of the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee Members for 2015-2017, for consideration by the Delegates to LWVC Convention 2015 this May in San Diego.   This slate of leaders reflects representation from all areas of California, from the far north in Redding, to the far south in San Diego.

Your Nominating Committee invites you to meet the Nominees at a special “Meet & Greet” session on Saturday morning, May 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

The 2013-2015 Nominating Committee extends thanks to the membership for the opportunity to present this outstanding slate of individuals for the 2015-2017 term.

Caroline de Llamas, Chair
Charolette “Lottie” Fox
Ann Havlik
Kathy Souza
Ellen Wheeler

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To Request and Recognize!

Forms are now available to request a caucus room or a marketplace table!

Nominate a League or League member for an award in any of the following categories:

Yellow Rose Awardyellow-rose – The Yellow Rose Award will be presented to local Leagues for action and/or community education at a local level. We know that all local Leagues work hard—so tell us about what you did! We encourage every League to tell us about your successes in advocating on LWV positions and/or educating your community. You may submit multiple nominations, but please use a separate form for each.

awardVoter Service Award – We’re looking for outstanding examples of non-partisan voter service efforts in California. Having just wrapped up another election cycle in 2014, Leagues around the state have plenty of breakthroughs and shining examples to celebrate! Think about nominating your own League, a team of volunteers, or a non-partisan community based organization that had great impact with diverse populations or tried a new approach, or garnered exceptional visibility to reach more voters.

LWVC Color LogoBest Web Site Award – A nomination form is not needed to be awarded for Best Web Site. Just make sure your League’s Web site is in tip-top shape from now until the start of Convention!

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Smart Voter Dinner Guest Speaker: Michael Vu, San Diego County Registrar of Voters

Smart Voter Dinner
Thursday, May 14, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel
$75 per person

Whether you’ve just returned from the Border Tour, or just completed a four-hour Voter Service workshop, finish the day by joining us at the Smart Voter dinner on Thursday night. If you are not attending either sessions, but will be arriving at San Diego Thursday evening, consider treating yourself to this very special pre-Convention event.

Michael-VuWe are pleased to have Michael Vu, San Diego County Registrar of Voters, be our guest for the evening.

Mr. Vu has over 18 years of election experience. He was appointed in April 2007 as the San Diego County Assistant Registrar of Voters and promoted in December 2012 to Registrar of Voters. Michael is responsible for election administration of the third largest election jurisdiction in California and the eighth largest election jurisdiction in the country, with a registered voter population of over 1.56 million in San Diego County. Mr. Vu oversees all primary, general, special, and district elections for the County as well as elections for the surrounding municipalities.

Before his appointment in San Diego County, Mr. Vu worked for three-and-a-half years as Director of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Ohio. During his tenure as Director, he worked to improve the elections process and was involved on both a local and national level to discuss the status of election administration. He has testified before the United States House Administration Committee and the United States Election Assistance Commission. He has also spoken with numerous international, national, and local media outlets, most notably the New York Times, CNN, TV Asahi, the Washington Post, and the BBC.

Prior to relocating to Ohio, he spent seven years working for the Salt Lake County Elections Division under the direction of the Salt Lake County Clerk. There he managed all related elections for the county, assisted in policy development, and oversaw efforts in utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for election-related statistics and projects.

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Registration is now open!

Register TodayBefore you register, please take a look at the registration options and the workshop descriptions to ensure you’re signing up for the correct events.

Add-on events require additional fees, and some have limited capacity, so register today!

The agenda will give you an insight on when things are happening. Please contact the LWVC office if you have any questions.

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Add-on Event: Friday Night Local League Hosted Dinner

Local League Hosted Dinner
Friday, May 15, 2015
6:15 pm to 8:30 pm
Buca Di Beppo Italian Restaurant
$60 per person

The League of Women Voters of San Diego is pleased to invite you to dinner at one of the Gaslamp Quarter’s most popular restaurants and hear from one of San Diego’s most respected public officials, Stacey Fulhorst, Executive Director of the City of San Diego Ethics Commission.

Stacey-FulhorstStacey Fulhorst is the Executive Director of the City of San Diego Ethics Commission, which administers the City’s campaign, lobbying, and ethics laws. Ms. Fulhorst was the Commission’s first investigator in 2002 and has served as the Commission’s Executive Director since 2003. She is a San Diego native and a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.

As Executive Director, Ms. Fulhorst’s goal is to ensure that public servants put the public first. Under her leadership, the ethics commission has dramatically increased efforts to educate candidates, officials and lobbyists on all applicable laws; process and investigate complaints; audit campaign committees; litigate violations and negotiate settlements; and update ethics laws when necessary.

Ms. Fulhorst has stated, “The city cannot afford not to have an Ethics Commission if it hopes to reinforce the public’s trust in local government.” No matter how well one’s city addresses ethical issues, Ms. Fulhorst is sure to provide insight into the most efficient and effective methods to promote a culture of ethics in municipal government.

As seating for this event is limited, we encourage you to register soon and include this relaxing and thought-provoking dinner in your Convention registration package.

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