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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Add-on Event: Thursday Border Tour

Add-on event for the 2015 LWVC State Convention
Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter ~ Tijuana, Mexico
Thursday, May 14th, 2015
9:00 am to 5:00 pm (return time is approximate)
$100.00 per person

The LWV of San Diego is planning an all-day bus tour across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. The focus of the tour is the deportation of Mexicans and other undocumented people, especially children and families, who are in our country illegally.

border-photosTour highlights:

  • Friendship Park along the US and Mexico border fence.
  • El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (College of the Northern Border or COLEF).
  • A shelter for deported women and children.
  • Discussion with the American Consulate in Tijuana who assists Americans whose family has been deported.
  • Invited speakers include professors from COLEF, an attorney from Casa Cornelia who is defending many children and asylum seekers in San Diego, and Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials
  • Luncheon and snacks are included

If you live in northern, central or southern California, the tour is sure to provide indispensable information about the realities of U.S. immigration policy that can be shared with local Leagues.

Please consider adding this pre-Convention event to your schedule when registering. It will provide a rare opportunity to learn about our immigration process firsthand.

All participants must have a valid U.S. passport with an expiration                                         after November 14, 2015.

Convention registration begins February 1, 2015. Due to limited space, the event is currently limited to Full Registration Convention attendees. Priority registration for this event concludes April 1, 2015.

Contact: Beryl Flom at or 858-459-4406

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We would like to thank our generous 2015 Convention sponsors!

Civic Engagement Sponsors

Greene Group Industries
League of Women Voters of San Diego


League of Women Voters of North County San Diego
League of Women Voters of San Diego County Inter-League Organization
Thomas and Veronica Seay


Jeanne Brown
Kay and Mal Bruce
Elizabeth Gabrych
League of Women Voters of Sacramento County
League of Women Voters of San Francisco
Lucy Killea
Sharon and Terry Holdt
Gary Nessim
Kay Ragan

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