March 1 Deadlines Fast Approaching!

There are a number of deadlines relating to Convention that are fast approaching, including Program Planning, Bylaw Amendments, and Award applications.  Visit the Convention 2014 area for more information.


Big News!!

The updated Member Resources site is coming soon – very soon! The Forums site will be unavailable today, February 19th, as the content of both the Members Area and the Forums websites are merged into one, integrated Member Resources site. The whole process will take several hours with the site re-opening on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

  • The League is one organization with three levels. Remember that you have people resources -- from volunteer colleagues such as yourself in other local Leagues to your state League and your LWVUS Board Liaisons. Sharing ideas and supporting each other between levels of the League is an important benefit of belonging to the League! Leadership in the League can be easy and fun! This publication created by the LWVUS Streamlining Committee composed of LWVUS Board Members and Staff will help you make it so.

  • The Little Green Book is a handbook that will address the aspects of a League Nominating Committee, including Finding Leaders, FAQs, Job Descriptions, Work Plan, Succession Planning, Templates and more. You can view this book in either a Microsoft Word document or an interactive PowerPoint. When viewing the PowerPoint, please turn on your speakers for the full presentation. Please see the downloadable attachments below. If you have any questions about the Nominating Committee, please contact the LWVUS Membership Staff at membership@lwv.org.
  • Take the next step to find League Leaders

    Nominate yourself or another exceptional Leaguer for the 2014-16 LWVUS Board

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    Treasurer

    Job description and tips for the position of Treasurer. The Treasurer serves as the chief financial officer of the League.

  • Job description and tips for the position of Membership Chair. The Membership Chair recruits and involves members in League activities.

  • Detailed information on how to run a successful meeting for your League.

  • Information for planning and executing successful annual meetings.

  • Public relations is the art of using the media to inform and to influence. The PR chair may have primary responsibility for heightening League visibility in the community, but every board member should contribute to the group's PR efforts. Leagues should build a communications strategy into every activity on their agenda.

  • Reprinted from Starting Point (Appendix II.B.10)

    Role

    Maintains communications between the board and the membership by producing and distributing a regular newsletter that accurately describes the activities of the League.

    General

    Promotes good communication within the League.
    Publishes a newsletter that serves as a source of organizational information for current members, as a recruitment tool for new members and as a public relations vehicle in the community.

    Specific

  • Article

    Secretary

    Job description and tips for the position of Secretary. The Secretary serves as the official recorder of League business.

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