President's Message

President's Message


We could all do with “a little more love in our hearts,” right? I am trying to build that in to my daily communications this year! 

First, a big THANK YOU to our legislators who were able to attend our Afternoon with Our Legislators event on Jan 27! We had State Senators Marci Francisco and Tom Holland and State Representatives Eileen Horn, Boog Highberger and Mike Amyx. Barbara Ballard and Ken Corbett were unable to attend. We had a broad ranging and lively discussion. It was a productive two hours! 

I would also like to thank my co-president, Anne Fluker, for all her help, encouragement and intelligent insight! Anne has decided to resign to better focus on full-time work and a brand new baby girl! She promises to continue to offer her guidance. I will most definitely miss her! 

Please mark your calendars for our next Drinks & Democracy. Friday, February 22, 5–7 pm at Johnny’s Tavern North. We are changing the day to the fourth Friday of every month. Our January event, changed to Friday due to the ice storm, was such fun! Around 20 people joined us! So let’s make it a party! Plan to be there!. 

We are working with a journalism class at KU to improve our social media presence. Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for changes to our Facebook and Twitter as well as a brand new Instagram profile! It’s exciting to work with the students and get their ideas and insight! Also, another group is working with the League at the state level on the Centennial celebration. 

Plan on joining us for a General Membership Meeting at Lawrence Beer Company, 826 Pennsylvania St, on Tuesday, Feb 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. It will be a great opportunity to learn more about the League, upcoming events and how you can get involved! We will socialize and enjoy great food and drinks! 

See you there!

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