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Please join us for the 
League of Women Voters Chaffee County
Annual Meeting and Dinner

Making Democracy Work Awards

April 18, 2018
Casa del Rio Club House
27665 CR 313, Buena Vista, CO
1/2 mile north of Coyote Cantina
$18 per person

(Any profit will go to support the T.R. Reid Event, June 28 and our Candidate Forums in the fall.) 
Reservations Required by April 15 
Make reservations and mail checks and entree choice(s) 
to Barb Brady, 30440 Mountainside, Buena Vista, CO 81211
609-468-8636, email: 

The Evening Activities
5:00 Social-BYOB, Snacks will be provided.
5:45 Members’ Brief Business Meeting and Election 
6:00 Dinner 
6:40 Special Introductions
6:45 Making Democracy Work Award 
7:00 Program: Chaffee County Housing Issues
Speakers: Brandy Reitter, Buena Vista Town Administrator and Read McCulloch, Chaffee Housing Trust

 Dinner Menu 
Fresh Tossed Arugula and Spring Greens Salad
with Cucumbers and Tomatoes and choice of two dressings 
Italian Bread with Garlic Butter

Choose One Entree
1. Italian Sausage and Meat Lasagna with
Slow Cooked Marina Sauce 
2. Eggplant Parmesan with imported cheeses
and vine-ripened tomatoes  
3. Hand tossed Gluten-free Pasta with Dairy-free Cheeses 

New York Cheesecake wedges topped with fresh fruit sauces. 
De-Caffeinated Coffee and Tea

Join Us for This Special Evening.  
Your guests are welcome with a reservation. 

Your LWVCC Board and Dinner Committee

Gail Brooks, Libby Fay, Marjie Gray, Scott Hartman,  
Rose Mirich, Jan Scar,  Barb Brady and Nancy Hudelson

LWVCC 2016 Making Democracy Work Awards  at Annual Dinner 

The MDWA Committee has selected Salida residents Katy Grether and Donna Rhoads for their service to the county.  The LWVCC MDWA is given to recognize and honor a person or person who has been a leader and actively engaged in the hands-on work to keep Chaffee County a strong, fair and vibrant place to live and has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making democracy work. There were six people nominated this year.  Thank you Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Karen Robinson and Diane Lively for you work on the committee. 


The Sister Act

Katy Grether and Donna Rhoads have worked tirelessly for a number of non-profits in the County. Here is a sampling of their work. 

Katy focused her efforts on numerous heritage preservation groups, including the Chaffee County Heritage Area Advisory Board,  Historic Salida, Inc. and Hutchinson Homestead and serves a board member for Starpoint. 

Donna formed Salida Parks, Open-space and Trails (SPOT) and worked closely with GARNA, Salida Mountain Trails & Four-Mile. She wrote grants for the new Visitor Center and worked with the Upper Arkansas Land Trust, GARNA and has served on the FiBARK Committee.  


Election and Budget Adoption. 
April 18 @ 5:45

The following have been nominated to serve on the 2016-2017 Team. 
Nominations may be taken from the floor at the April 18 meeting. 

Marilyn Bouldin
Barb Brady
Gail Brooks
Libby Fay
Marjie Gray
Scott Hartman
Nancy Hudelson
Rose Mirich
Jan Scar
Marilyn Box, Treasurer, non-board member 

Proposed LWVCC 2016-2017 Budget: 

We welcome new member Cory Franklin. Cory and her husband recently moved here from the Santa Fe area and are building a home in Game Trail. 


Things to do this month...

___1. Check out the video. The 10 members who attended the March meeting on the issues of running a marijuana  business found it very interesting.  You can view it on our website  

___2. Remember to buy and sell those geraniums. This is a key fund raiser for LWVCC. Get your order form here.  

___3. Make a list of issues you think we need to study for next year? 

Your Vote Counts


Go to 
 to verify/update form online.   

The Hospital Forum is next Monday at the Salida City Chambers. See the ad at the beginning of the eVoter.

May 3, Polling places are the Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida and the American Legion on 338 North Railroad St., BV. 

The Poncha Springs Candidates Forum was well attended with 20 people  present.

70+ people attended the  forum on the pro and con issues for retail mariljana stores on the BV ballot for April 5. 

Thank you, Scott Hartman for organizing these important forums. In addition to Scott, the following members have helped or will be at Monday's forum: Mary Helen Dunn, Jan Scar, Myra Barrett, Marjie Gray, Jeanne Younghaus, Gail Brooks, Melissa Smith,  Bob Sanders, Linda Mulka, Carol Sanford, Bob Gray, Bob Box, Marilyn Box, Diane Lively, Jacki Sobczak, Karen Dils and Rose Mirich. Several members have helped at all three. If you want to be a part of the Voter Service Committee, please let Scott know. 

Make Your Vote Count!!

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