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Beginning in January, 2007, our newsletter, The VOTER, has been published in pdf format.
Previous issues of the newsletter are available at local libraries.

2017 -- Volume 44

Volume 44, No. 5, May 2017Past Events: Annual Dinner, State Conention; Other: Observer Corps (Oconee County Council, 4/17/2017), New member welcome (Catherine Farris, Joanne Shalaby, Ann Fuhr, Carolyn Huff, James Claeys, Marty Duckenfield, Jill Gemmill, Cece Parker, Cassie Thomas, Ruth Reed, Lois Martin).

Volume 44, No. 4, April 2017 Future Events: General Meeting (April 18, Small Town Leadership), State Convention (April 29 & 30), Annual Dinner (May 9); Past Event: Government Issue Group; Other: Treasurer's Report & Proposed Budget, Nominating Committee Report, Voter Service (Jazz at Ram Cat Alley), Wine Tasting photos.

Volume 44, No. 3, February 2017 Future Events:  March General Meeting (March 21, Child Welfare),Wine Tasting (April 1), Tour of SCG&E Energy Innovation Center (April 6, Charleston), April General Meeting (April 18, Small Town Mayors), State Convention (April 29-30, Columbia), Annual Meeting and Dinner (May 9); Past Events: Good Government Issue Group; Other:Youth Voter Registration Project.

Volume 44, No. 2, February 2017 Future Events: General Meeting (Feb. 21, SC State Energy Plan), State Convention (April 29-30); Past Events: LEAD DAY; Other: New Age of Activism, Tri-County Women's March, ACA Benefits Medicare, New Member (Christine Prado), Sad News (John Martin).

Volume 44, No. 1, January 2017 Future Events:  Pickens County Legislative Delegation (Jan. 9), Good Government Issue Group (Jan. 10), Health Care Consensus (Jan. 17), LEAD Day (Jan. 28), Program Planning (Feb. 4), Solar and Alternative Energy (Feb. 21);  Other: New member welcome (Janet McLeod, Fran and Stuart Rundlett), Can We Save Medicare?

2016 -- Volume 43

Volume 43, No. 8, November 2016  Future Events:  Holiday Party, Nov General Meeting (Education), Jan Genral Meeting (Health Care);  Past Events:  Clemson City Council Forum (photo);  Other:  Say Issue Groups, Help Wanted, New Member (Louise Huey), New Address (Elinor Baron), NO! to Internet Voting.

Volume 43, No. 7, October 2016  Future Events:  Earth Dialogue (Oct. 24, Creating Environmental Stewards),  Past Events: September Meeting (Election Issues); Other:  Voter Registration (637), Candidate Forum (Pickens County School Board, District 3), Voting We Can Trust 3 (The Illusory Recount), Observer Corps (Seneca City Council), Transitions (Elinor Baron, Albert Holt, New Member (Gretchen Saule).

Volume 43, No. 6, September 2016  Future Events: &nbspSeptember Meeting (Sept. 20, politics, gerrymandering); PastEvents:Past Events:&nbspWomen's Equality Day Celebration, Other: A Story of Birds and Bees (pesticides), Voting We Can Trust 2 (South Carolina System Makes Hacking Difficult), League Activity Opportunities.

Volume 43, No. 5, August 2016  Future Events:  Calendar, Voter Registration, Help Us Register New Citizens, Sept. Earth Dialogue;  Past Events:  Lobby Day and Convention 2016, Candidate Forums, Observer Repts (Pickens County Council), Annual Meeting;  Other:  Issue Groups Explained, Voting We Can Trust: Paper Ballots.

Volume 43, No. 4, May 2016  Future Events:  Invitation to Annual Meeting, LWV-SC BI-Annual Council, Currently Schedule Candidate Forums;  Past Events:  New MemberOrientation, Taking Effective Action on Legislation;  Other:  Legislative Updates from Lynn Teague, New Member Welcome (Pamela Davison-Smith), Quick Review of Voter ID, Sponsor of Earth Dialogue, and Observer Reports.

Volume 43, No.3, April 2016  Future Events:  April Meeting: Roads, Annual Meeting: S C Energy Innovation Center, National Voter Registration Day;  Past Events:  March Meeting: Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence, Wine Tasting Success;  Other:  Annual Budget, Nominations, Opinion: One Woman's Experience with Voter ID.

Volume 43, No. 2, March 2016.  <Future Events:General Meeting on the Status of Women in SC, Wine Tasting FUNdraiser, Annual Meeting;  Past Events:   Criminal Justice meeting, Program Planning/Consensus Meeting, Sarah Leverette's Wise Words at LEAD Day;  Other:  New Member Welcome (Ted Taylor, B. R. Skelton), Voter Registration Update.

Volume 43, No. 1, February 2016  Future Events:  Annual meeting on Criminal Justice, Wine Tasting, Annual Meeting; Past Events  Student Voter Registration Success, Holiday Party; Other:  Carl Ulbrich (1932-2015), New Member Welcome (Shelley Freeman, Elizabeth Vogt, Brad Meyer), Opinion: We Need a Solar Bill of Rights, Pickens County Leg. Del. Meeting, Book Review: Just Mercy,

2015 -- Volume 42

Volume 42, No. 8, December 2015  Future Events: Holiday Party, Student Voter Registration, Anderson County Leg. Del. meeting, Pickens Co. Leg. Del. meeting;  Past Events:  League Testimony to SC Leg. Committee, General Meeting on Water, Lynn Teague talks to Clemson Univ. Students;   Other:  Welcome to New Members ( Dan Warner, Ellen Saltzman), Book Review: Give Us the Ballot by Ari Berman, Book Review: Harness the Sun by Philip Warburg.

Volume 42, No. 7, November 2015  Future Events:  General Meeting on Water, Fall Voter Registration, Consensus on Constitutional Amendments;  Past Events:  Meeting on Money in Politics, New Member Orientation;  Other:  Welcome New Members (Nigel and Cary Kaye, Pat and John Martin, Matt Saltzman).

Volume 42, No. 6, October 2015  Future Events: Meeting on Money and Politics (Oct. 20), New Member Orientation (Oct. 20), Meeting on Water (Oct. 20);  Past Event: Meeting with Local Legislators;  Reports:  Affordable Primary Healthcare at Foothills Community Healthcare FQHC, Observer Corps (Pickens County Elections Sept. 1 and Clemson City Council Sept. 21), Book Summary (BLUE FUTURE by Maude Barlow);  Other:  Welcome to New Members (Ann Russell, Sarah McNeill, Matt Saltzman, Heather Cumbie), League Requests Assistance of SC Attorney General.

Volume 42, No. 5, September 2015  Future Events: Meeting with our Legislators (Sept. 15), Preview of meeting on Campaign Finance Reform (Oct. 20), National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 22);  Past Events: Voter Registration Efforts, Meeting with David Ball to plan Health Care Study, Women's Equality Day Celebration (Aug. 25);  Reports:  An Elections Dilemma in Pickens County, Observer Corps/Pickens County Board of Registration & Elections, Observer Corps/Pickens County Council;  Other:  Disposing of unwanted medications.

Volume 42, No. 4, May 2015  Future Events: Women's Equality Day (Aug. 25), Preview of Fall General Meetings;  Past Events: Annual Meeting (Walker Miller on Policies for the Future of Food), Convention (A New Member's Impressions), April Meeting (the ACA and Medicaid Expansion in SC), New Member Orientation;  Reports: Observer Corps (Clemson City Council, Pickens County School Board);  Other:  Shayna Howell article in LWV Blog.

Volume 42, No.3, April 2015  Future Events:  General Meeting on Health Care (April 21);  Annual Meeting: Policies for the Future of Food (May 5); &nbsp:Reports: General Meeting (Are Corporations People?), The Green Crescent:  Making a More Walk-able, Bike-able Clemson;  Special Feature: Pictures from our Wine Tasing FUNdraiser;   Opinion: The House of Representatives Budget Resolution is Bad News;  Observer Corps: Pickens County School Board, Clemson Planning Commission, URLs of minutes;  League Business: Nominating Committee Report, Change to Local Program statement.

Volume 42, No. 2, March 2015  Future Events:  General Meeting on Financing Elections (Mar. 17), Convention 2015, Annual Meeting  (May 5);  Reports from LEAD Day:  Mike Shealy, Kyle Michel;  Past Events:  General Meeting on Immigration (Feb. 17), Other:  Proposed 2015-16 Budget, Guest Editorial on Pickens County Schools (Robin Miller);  Obituary:  Bill Steirer

Volume 42, No. 1, February, 2015  Future Events:  Program Planning (Feb. 14), General Meeting on Immigration (Feb. 17);  Past Events: January meeting on nuclear waste and Savannah River Plant, Holiday Party photo;  Other: Catherine Mobley wins Class of '39 Award, A New and Impressive Voting Machine, Statement to the Pickens County Delegation, LWV Blogs.

2014 -- Volume 41

Volume 41, No. 9, December 2014 (will open in a new window)  Future Events: Holiday Party; Past Events: Meeting on SC Public Schools; Candidate Forum Clemson City Council; Other:  Voting Snafu in Pendleton, SC Supreme Court Education Decision, Patriotic Partners, New SC Plans and Benefits (HealthCare.Gov), Medical Help for the Uninsured, How states can help undo Citizens United, Book Report (The ALL NEW Don't Think of an Elephant).

Volume 41, No. 8, November 2014 (will open in a new window) Future Events: General Meeting on Education; Candidate Forums: Pickens County School Board (District 2), Oconee County School Board (District 1); Other:  Voter Registration, There is NOT an App for That (reading barcodes on ballots), Views expressed by Pickens County School Board candidates.

Volume 41, No. 7, October 2014 (will open in a new window)  Future Events: November meeting on public school funding; Past Events:  General Meeting on How to Influence Local Government; Other: Explanaition of Voter Photo ID Requirement, Explanation of ballot questions, Discussion of electing the Adjutant General; Letter to the Editor: Proposed Oconee sales tax referendum.

Volume 41, No. 6, September 2014 (will open in a new window)  Future Events:2014-2015 Calendar, General Meeting on Citizen Input to Land Use Decisions; Past Events: Report on LWVUS Convention, Report on Women's Equality Day Celebration, Reports on Voter Registration activities; Candidate Forums photos; Other: Not-for-profit groups cut cost of voting machines, Hobby Lobby Holding as a law student would learn it, Women legislators need to step criminal domesic violence; Letter to the Editor How pressing is the need for new voting technology?

Volume 41, No. 5, May 2014 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Anderson County Candidates Forum, May 12; Oconee County Council Forum, May 19; SC House of Representatives, District 3 Forum, May 22; SC House of Representatives, District 5 Forum, May 27; LWV National Convention in Dallas, June 6-10; Democratic and Republican Party Primaries, June 10;  Past Events: Common Core Standards Meeting; 2013-2014 Successes; SC Inland Port; SC State Council Meeting; Elaine Epstein Honored; High School Voter Registration; Observer Corps Reports (Clemson Planning Commission and Clemson City Council for April and May); Other: Photo: Red, White and Blue Hybrids.

Volume 41, No. 4, April 2014 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Common Core Standards, April 15; LWVSC Council Meeting, April 26; Annual Meeting with Reno Deaton on the SC Inland Port, April 29;  Past Events: Forum for Pickens County School Board District 5, Wine Tasting Fundraiser - Huge Success, Forum for Oconee County Special Election, LWV Tests Voting Machines; Other: Voting Machine News, ACA and Health Care Landscape, Common Core Standards, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 41, No. 3, March 2014 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: General Meeting (March) Panel discussion of Affordable Care Act, March 25; Pickens County School Board Candidate's Forum, March 27; General Meeting (April) Common Core Standards, April 15; LWVSC Leadership Council, April 26  Past Events: Summary of Consensus of Agricultural Policy; Other: Rethinking Observer Corps, Photo: Candidates for Seneca City Council, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 41, No. 2, February 2014 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: National Program Planning Meeting, February 1; General Meeting: Consensus on Agriculture Policy, February 18; Fourth Annual Wine Event, February 22; Past Events: Election Directors Explain Election Mechanics, Truthful Tuesday Report, Report on Oconee Legislative Delegation Meeting; Other: Call to Action: Oppose HB3943 and SB 300, Common Core Standards, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 41, No. 1, January 2014 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: 2014 Pickens County Legislative Delegation Annual Public Meeting, January 2; 2014 Oconee County Legislative Delegation Annual Public Meeting, January 6; Truthful Tuesday, January 14; General Meeting: "Ready, Set, Vote", January 21; National Program Planning Meeting, February 1; Wine Tasting Fundraiser, February 22; Past Events: Summary of Consensus of Agricultural Policy; Other: Take Action on Ethics Legislation, In Memoriam: Dr. Mary T. Kelly, Statement to Pickens Legislative Delegation, New Member Introduction, Advocacy with Lynn Teague, Project XX-SC, SC Hospitals Lose Millions, Photos: Holiday Party, Successful Advocacy Story, Clemson Comprehensive Plan Needs You, New Year's Resolution, LWVUS Agriculture Study Update, Observer Corps Schedule.

2013 -- Volume 40

Volume 40, number 8, November 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Municipal Elections, November 5; General Meeting: Voting Technology, November 19; Holiday Party, December 10; Past Events: October Meeting Recap, Legislative Panel in September; Candidate Forum in Central; Other: New Meeting Place at OLLI, Obtaining Insurance - ACA, Discussion of Pickens County School Board Membership, Pickens County Election Commission Provides Photo ID, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 7, October 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchange Program, October 7; Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Exchange Program, October 8; General Meeting: SC Water and Conservation, October 15; Candidates' Forum for Central Town Council Candidates, October 29; Past Events: National Voter Registration Day; Other: Health Care Exchanges, Petition to Add At-Large Pickens School Board Member, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 6, August 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Voter Registration on CU Campus, August 20; League Leaders Day, August 24; Women's Equality Day, August 26; New Member Welcome/Program Year Kickoff, August 27; General Meeting; Legislative Delegate Panel, September 17; National Voter Registration Day, September 24; Other: 2013-2014 Calendar, Volunteers for 2013-2014, Upcoming Elections in 2013, LWVCA Dues Notice, Home Rule, Cost Comparison of Voting Technologies, Voter Photo ID Card Poorly Executed, LLD Registration Form, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 5, May 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: New Member Welcome/Program Year Kickoff, August 27; Holiday Party, December 10; Wine Tasting Fundraiser, February 15; LWVCA Annual Meeting, May 6; Past Events: Oconee Hot Topics with Scott Mulder; Annual Meeting Recap, Spirit of Democracy Award, Report on April Meeting: Act 388, ; Other: Youth Voter Registration Project, Advocacy: Sales Tax on Internet Purchases, Project Vote Investigation, LWVSC Convention Photos, Advocacy: Ethics Legislation, Home Rule Issues, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 4, April 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Oconee Hot Topics with Scott Mulder, Mar 27; General Meeting: Paying for Education, April 9; LWVSC State Convention, April 27-28; LWVCA Annual Meeting, April 30; Past Events: Report on March Meeting: Health Care Policy Issues and SC, Wine Tasting Event a Rousing Success; Other: High School Voter Registration, Proposed Budget, Local Program and Nominating Committee Report, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 3, March 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: General Meeting: Implementation of the Affordable Care Act, March 12; LWVSC State Convention, April 27-28; LWVCA Annual Meeting, April 23; Past Events: Wine Tasting Event a Success, Hot Topics in Pickens County with Jeff Martin; Consensus on Retention & Evaluation of Effective Teachers; Other: New Member Introduction, On Keeping Members, Project Vote, Proposed Budget, Local Program and Nominating Committee Report, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 2, February 2013 (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Photo ID Seminar, Feb 5 and Feb 7; General Meeting: Campaign Finance Reform; Pickens County Hot Topics with Jeff Martin, Feb 15; Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Feb 23; Past Events: Consensus on Teacher Effectiveness, Consensus Questions; Presentation to Pickens County Legislative Delegation on Jan 3, Dollars & Sense in American Politics; Other: Photo ID Requirements - New for 2013, One Woman's Opinion: School Choice, Medicare Expansion in SC, Observer Corps Schedule.

Volume 40, number 1, January 2013  (will open in a new window)   Future Events: Pickens County Legislative Meeting, Jan 3; General Meeting: Campaign Finance Reform, Jan 8; Registration & Election Commission Meeting, Jan. 15; State & Local Program Planning, Jan 19; Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Feb 23; Past Events: Dialogue with B.R. Skelton: Recap, League Assists with Research on Voting; Photos: SC Senate District 2 Forum and Pickens County School District 5 Forum; Other: Volunteering at the Pickens County Elections Commission, Press Release from LWVSC: Three-Judge Panel Blocks SC Voter Photo ID Law for 2012, Observer Corps Schedule.

2012 -- Volume 39

Volume 39, number 8, November 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: General Election, Nov. 6; General Meeting: Dialogue with Legislative Panel, Nov. 13; Holiday Party, Dec. 14; Past Events: Photos: Oconee Candidates' Forum; Observer Corps Report from Clemson City Council Meeting; Other: 2012 Voting ID Requirements; General Election SC Constitutional Amendment Question; Update on Act 388.

Volume 39, number 7, October 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: Candidates' Forum SC House District 1 & 2, October 11; Anderson County Council Candidates' Forum, October 15; Candidates' Forum Oconee County Sheriff & Auditor, October 18; Candidates' Forum Oconee County Districts 4 & 5, October 25; Canddiates' Forum Pickens County School Board District 5, October 30; Past Events: National Voter Registration Day, Report on League Leaders' Day, Observer Corps Report for Clemson City Council; Management of SC Water Resources; Other: Candidates in Contested Races for General Election-Summary; Other Pickens County Candidates' Forums; LWVCA Programs for 2012-2013, Membership Renewal, New Members Intro, Photo Voter ID Update.

Volume 39, number 6, Sept. 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: "Where has all the water gone?" Sept. 11; League Leaders' Day (in Columbia), Sept. 15; Action Tuesday (Sept. 18); National Voter Registration Day (Sept. 25);  Past Events: LWVUS Convention; Judiciary Project Closing Forum; Women's Equality Day/Welcome Back; Voter Registration at CU; Other: Voting Requirements; Membership Renewal.

Volume 39, number 5, May 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: Candidates Forum for Oconee County Council Districts 2, 4, & 5, May 8; Candidates Forum SC House Districts 1 & 2, May 10; Candidates Forum for SC House District 3, May 21; Candidates Forum for Pickens County Sheriff, May 29; Candidates Forum for SC Senate Seat 2 & SC House District 4, June 4; Candidates Forum Oconee County District 4, June 4; SC State Primaries for Democratic and Republican Parties, June 12; Past Events: Report on Forum for Oconee County Sheriff; Highlights of "Funding Higher Education"; Action Tuesday Report; LSVSC State Council Report; Observer Corps Report: Clemson City Council; Other: Youth Voter Registration Project, LWVSC Legislative Agenda (as of 4/24/2012), Spirit of Democracy Award.

Volume 39, number 4, April 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: General Meeting: "Higher Education Funding" April 10; SWVSC State Council, April 14; Action Tuesday, April 24; Annual Meeting, May 1; Past Events: Observer Corps Report on Clemson City Council; Other: Proposed Budget, Local Program, and Nominating Committee Report, Proposed By-Laws Changes, Consensus Results on Privatization.

Volume 39, number 3, March 2012 (will open in a new window) Future Events: General Meeting on Privatization (Mar. 13) and consensus questions; Hot Topics (Mar. 20), Action Tuesday (Mar. 27). Past Events: Wine Tasting Fundraiser (photos), February meeting at "Green Facility" (photo). Other: No Dead Voters Found by State Elections Commission; S1025 is a very good bill.

Volume 39, number 2, February 2012  (will open in a new window) Future Events: General Meeting (Feb. 14): What's Green in Clemson; Wine Tasting South American Style (Feb. 24); Glancing at March Meeting (March 13); Hot Topics; Past Events: General Meeting on Voting 2012; Other: Highlights of Program Planning; Proposed position on US Post Office; New Photo ID law blocked by DOJ; Possible High Speed Rail Through Clemson

Volume 39, number 1, January 2012  (will open in a new window) Future Events: Pickens County Legislative Delegation Meeting, January 3; General Meeting: "Voting 2012", January 10; Action Friday (on TUESDAY), January 17; National Program Planning, January 28; Past Events: Glancing at Consensus: Federal Role in Public Education; Photos: Voter Education at Hannah High School; Other: Glancing Ahead to February: "What's Going 'Green' in Clemson"; Voting Rights and the Election Process; Recognizing Robin Kimbrough-Melton.

2010-2011 -- Volume 38

Volume 38, number 11, October 2011 (will open in a new window)  Future Events: Action Friday Luncheons November 4, 11, and 18; General Meeting: "Role of the Federal Government in Public Education", November 15; Past Events: The Well-Being of Children: What Advocates Need to Know; Photo: Candidates Forum in Central; Other: Glancing to January: Privatization of Government Services.

Volume 38, number 10, October 2011 (will open in a new window)  Future Events: October General Meeting: Well being of South Carolina's Children; November Consensus Meeting: Role of Federal Government in Public Education (includes: History, Common Core Standards, Equity and Funding); Announcement of Candidate Forums in Central and Six Mile; Action Fridays; Past Events: LWVCA's Conversation with our Legislators; League Leaders' Day; Other: Voter Photo ID Update.

Volume 38, number 9, September 2011 (will open in a new window)  Future Events: League Leaders' Day, Aug. 27; Welcome meeting, Aug. 30; A night with our legislators, Sept. 13; 2011-2012 Program including Hot Topics and Goals; Action Fridays.  Past Events: Observer Corps Report.  Other: Voter Photo ID Law; Redistricting Update; New officers; Facebook; Update on Auditing the 2010 General Election.

Volume 38, number 8, March 2011 (will open in a new window).  Future Events: Judicial Diversity: What's Wrong With the Judge? ; LWVCA Annual Meeting; LWVSC Convention; Past Events: Wine Tasting FUNdraiser; General Meeting on Affordable Care Act; Other: Local Program; Recycling; Voting Systems: Cost Considerations; Nominating Committee Report; Redistricting is Coming; Auditing Electronic Voting Data; Invitation to Annual Dinner; LWVCA Member Survey; LWVCA Budget.

Volume 38, number 7, January 2011 (will open in a new window).  Future Events: Schedule of LWVCA Events; February 15 meeting (Under Cover of Darkness); Legislative Advocacy Day; Oconee County Legislative Delegation Meeting; February 20 Wine Tasting Fund Raiser; Other: LWVUS Judiciary Project; Time to Talk with your Legislators; Redistricting; Voting Irregularities in Colleton County; Transparency in Elections; $$ Keep Our Voting Machines Working

Volume 38, number 6, November 2010 (will open in a new window). Future Events: General Election, November 2; After-Election Party/Commentary, November 4; General Meeting: "South Carolina vs. North Carolina: Go with the Flow", November 9; Book Discussion, November 13; Holiday Party, December 14; State Program Planning/Consensus Questions on School Governance, January 11; Informal Membership Luncheon, January 26; Past Events: September General Meeting Focuses on Education; Photos: Pickens County Council Forum; Conference on Ensuring Judicial Independence & Diversity in South Carolina; Other: Vote411, Active Summer for Voting Machines, New Member Introduction, National Popular Vote: A Strategy for Direct Election of the President and Vice President, Elisabeth MacNamara on the DISCLOSE Act, Fill the GAP! SC Gubernatorial Appointments Project (SC GAP), The $14,286 Tax Deduction: An Update on School Voucher Legislation.

Volume 38, number 5, August 2010 (will open in a new window). Future Events: General Meeting on Education, September 14; Informal Membership Lunch, September 22; Flea Market/Yard Sale, September 29; "A Place at the Table", October 11; Past Events: Tax Policy Update for League Leaders Day; Other: Hot Topics Luncheons, Dues are Due!, Book Discussion Group, 2010-2011 Calendar, Photo: Celebrating Women's Equality Day.

Volume 38, number 4, April 2010 (will open in a new window). Future Events: LWVSC State Council; LWVCA Annual Meeting; LWV National Convention: Voter registration at local high schools; open house for Pickens County Comprehensive Plan; Wine Tasting Fundraiser; Past Events: Prospective Member Luncheon; Other: Nominating Committee Report and Slate of Candidates; Budget Committee Report and Proposed Budget for 2010-2011; Proposed Local Program and Policy Positions for 2010-2011; Response Form (How do you use your newsletter?), Fundraising Letter and Donor Form.

Volume 38, number 3, March 2010 Future Events: General Meeting on taxation, March 23; Oconee County Hot Topics Lunch, Apr. 6; LWVSC State Council Meeting, Apr. 24; 2010 Annual Meeting, May 10 (includes interview with our speaker about her trip to Antarctica); LWV National Convention, June 12 - 14;  Past Events: Candidate Forum for the Clemson City Council; February General Meeting on ABCs of Advocacy; Oconee County Legislative Delegation meeting;  Other: Proposed Bylaw changes.

Volume 38, number 2, February 2010  Future Events:  General Meeting, Feb. 16, The ABCs of Advocacy; 2010 Legislative Advocacy Day, Feb. 23; 2010 Annual Meeting, May 10; ;  Past Events: 2010-2011 Program Priority Topics; Book Discussion, Going Up the River of Shame; LWVUS President Visits SC; Other: 90th Anniversary League Proclamation;  Discussion of SC Voter ID Bill;   Reassessing Property at Point of Sale; LWV Still Strong After 90 Years.

Volume 38, number 1, January 2010 Future Events: General Meeting, Jan. 19, Program Planning; Book Discussion, Jan. 29, Going Up the River of Shame;  Legislative Advocacy Day, Feb. 23 in Columbia; Past Events: "Hot Topics" luncheon in Anderson County; Other: Political Will Needed to Raise SC Cigarette Tax; Membership Committee sponsors New Member Luncheons.

2009 -- Volume 37

Volume 37, number 10, November 2009 Future Events: General Meeting with legislators, Nov. 17;   Past Events:  General Meeting on Sustainable Energy;  Candidate Forum for Town of Central elections;  "Hot Topics" lunch in Pickens County;  Other: Thanks to Duke Energy for publishing our directories of public officials; Looking Ahead to the 2010 Census; Spotlight on new member, Ellie Taylor; Know Your State published; Thank-you to Barbara Hamberg; Breaking Big Money's Grip on the Political Process.

Volume 37, number 9, October 2009.  Future events: Meeting on Sustainable Energy, Oct. 20, Book discussion, Candidate forum for Central , Dr. Hodding Carter will be at Furman; Past events: Welcome Back Party, Report on September meeting on School Governance;  Other: Census, Oconee County Vision Plan, Insights into Finance and Taxation, Dues are past due.

Volume 37, number 8, September 2009.  Future events: General meeting on how we run our schools, Fall book discussion, Hot Topics are coming, Thinking ahead to October meeting on energy;  Past events: Observer Corps report on Anderson County Council meeting, Women in the corrections system and their children;  Other: Learning more about health care reform, LWVCA on Facebook, Report on children and poverty in our area, Local members attend League Leaders' Day, LWVCA dues are due.

Volume 37, Number 7, August 2009.   Future events: Join the LWVCA Book Discussion, Thinking Ahead to the October Meeting: Considering Sustainable Energy, Yard Sale Announcement; Past events: Oconee County Council Candidate Forum; Other: 2009-2001 Calendar, Report from Program Planning Team, Report from Membership Committee (incl New Member Event in August).

Volume 37, Number 5/6, May/June 2009. Future events: Planning for Next Year; Past events: May General Meeting on Water Quality, LWVCA Annual Meeting, picture from State Convention; Other: Introduction of new President, Della Baker; Call for Observer Corps, the Hidden Costs of Coal.

Volume 37, Number 4, April 2009. Future events: May General Meeting (Lake Issues), Annual Meeting, Consensus meeting (National Popular Vote Compact); Past events: Candidate Forum for Clemson City Council, Report on the forum for Oconee County School District; Other: Call for observers, Information about action alerts, National Popular Vote Compact consensus questions.

Volume 37, Number 3, March 2009. Future events: Annual Meeting, including proposed budget and Nominating Committee Report; LWVSC Convention April 18-19 in Greenville; Clemson City Council Candidate Forum March 24; "Surviving Budget Cuts in Oconee County" March 31; Consensus on the National Popular Vote Compact. Past events: Girls' expert addresses League; Book discussion group (Against the Tide). Other: Report on meeting with the Oconee County Legislative Delegation.

Volume 37, Number 2, February 2009. Future events: February General Meeting on issues affecting teen girls such as stereotyping, trauma, teen pregnancy, high school dropout rates, and poor self-esteem.; Book discussion; Announcements of Candidate Forum for Clemson City Council. Forum on Oconee County Schools, Legislative Advocacy Day in Columbia, and Annual Meeting. Past Events: Results of Program Planning; Wne tasting fundraiser. Other: Our statement to the Oconee County Legislative Delegation; Exit poll fundraiser; Tracking legislation in SC;

2008 -- Volume 36

Volume 36, Number 8, November 2008. Future events: November General Meeting on growth management; Past events: LWVCA-sponsored discussion on "Urban Growth, Transportation and Greenhouse Gas Emissions," voter registration efforts, a report on Candidate Forums, book discussion, presentation to high school students; Other: Putting together the Anderson Independent-Mail Voter Guide, LWVCA finances.

Volume 36, Number 6/7, September 2008. Future events: Candidate Forums, Fall book discussion, Flea Market fund raiser, wine tasting and celebration; Past events: August meeting about elections, Judicial Forum held in Columbia; Other: Dues are due, Anderson Independent-Mail and LWV collaborate to publish candidate information, members-only web site, membership update.

Volume 36, Number 5, August 2008. Future events: Growing Cooler (Sept 4), Event for prospective members (Sept 15), Monthly meeting (Sept 16), Book Discussion Group (Oct 11); Past events: League Leaders Day, Candidates Forums for June Primaries, Summer Board Retreat.

Volume 36, Number 4, April/May 2008 Future events: Candidate Forums for Primary Elections. Past events: LWVCA General Meeting on Quality Child Care in South Carolina; Conservation Lobby Day; State Council Meeting; Annual Meeting on April 15. Other: Improving South Carolina Education One Day at a Time; Criminal Justice in South Carolina; Breaking News from LWVUS (Immigration Position, Supreme Count Voter ID Decision); Plants and Books Yard Sale a Soggy Success; Fall Book Discussion; Getting to Know the Incoming LWVCA President (Bea Bailey); Introducing our New Members (Laura Chapman).

Volume 36, Number 3, March 2008 Future events: General Meeting: Living in an Era of Mass Incarceration; Annual Meeting; Conservation Lobby Day: Plant Sale; Past events: Growth Management, Report on the Oconee County Legislative Delegation Meeting; Report on the Book Discussion (Founding Sisters and the 19th Amendment); A Note on the LWVCA Immigration Study; Other: Part II: The History of LWVCA -- Memories 40 Years in the Making (Ada Lou Steirer, Holley Ulbrich, Eleanor Hare); A Story About Exit Polling; Nominating Committee Report.

Volume 36, Number 2, February 2008 Future events: Legislative Advocacy Day; Past events: 40th Anniversary Celebration; Focus the Nation; Report on the Pickens County Delegation Meeting; Other: Part I: The History of LWVCA -- Memories 40 Years in the Making (Ellen Reneke, Berniece Holt); Program and Action Notes; Welcome to New Members; Civic Education in High School.

Volume 36, Number 1, January 2008 Future events: Part II of Immigration Consensus Past events: Report on Clean Elections meeting Other: Report on Town Hall Meeting with Dr. Jim Rex, Registering 17-year olds to vote, Registering new voters in local schools.

2007 -- Volume 35

Volume 35, Numbers 8, 9 & 10, October-December 2007 Future events: Clean/Voter-Owned Elections; Town Meeting with State Superintendent of Education, Jim Rex; First Immigration Consensus meeting. Past events: Global Warming. Other: Excerpts from the Study of Latinos in South Carolina, Focus on LWVCA members (Michelle Chin, Rachael Estep, Robin Kimbrough-Melton, Kathy Woodward), Preparations for 40th anniversary.

Volume 35, Number 7, September 2007 Future events: General meeting on climate change, Immigration Study; Past events: LWV Board member Elisabeth MacNamara visits Clemson Area LWV; Other: Update on Home Rule for Pickens County, Yard Sale a Success.

Volume 35, Number 6, August: 2007 Future events: Elizabeth MacNamara of National Board will present September program, new member lunch, membership drive, immigration, yard sale; Past events: League Leaders' Day; Other: Changing the composition of the Pickens County School Board (H.R. 3782), Memorial for Ethel Sturgis, Dues are due.

Volume 35, Number 5, May 2007 Past events: 2007 State Convention, Annual Meeting on April 17; Other: A Preliminary Discussion of Immigration, Report from Superintendent of Oconee County Schools.

Volumw 35, Number 4, April 2007 Future events: Annual Meeting, Climate Action 2007 (CO2).

Volumw 35, Number 3, March 2007 Future events: Cool cities, Annual meeting including Nominating Committee report, Proposed local program, Proposed By-laws changes, and Proposed budget for 2007-2008; Past events: Book discussion, Report on Legislative Day, Report on Oconee County Legislative Delegation Meeting; Other: Study shows going Green saves schools $100,000 a year.

Volume 35, Number 2, February 2007 Future events: Adult Education consensus, Plant and book sale; Past events: Voting machine consensus, Program planning; Other: Compact fluorescent light bulbs.

Volume 35, Number 1, January 2007: Future events: book discussion, voting machine consensus questions, adult education; Past events: Candidates Forums; Reflections: SC Education Oversight Committee meeting, poll watching.