President Mary Finger
Theo Stamos, our Commonwealth's Attorney, will be the guest speaker. On page 3 you will find a tear off sheet for reserving your place at the meeting and you can renew your membership at the same time. As a reminder, our fiscal year begins on July 1 so those dues are due now.
Also add to your calendars the NCA Convention on May 4 with Kristin Goss as the guest speaker. Following that, the Virginia League will host its Convention in Williamsburg on June 1.
Our forum on the Columbia Pike Streetcar drew a crowd on a Saturday morning in March. The three speakers had very different opinions, but were evenly matched and made for a lively discussion. Most of us came away with more questions than answers, which shows we covered all sides of the issue. Thanks to Bonnie Franklin for assembling the panel. Read more on page 8.
Arlington LWV filled a table at the "Making Democracy Work" celebration in Richmond hosted by the LWV of Virginia. Our own Mary Margaret Whipple was the keynote speaker and Kristin Goss received an award. We looked pretty spiffy- see a photo on page 9.
Elisabeth MacNamara, president of LWVUS, pays a visit to Northern Virginia this week. She will meet with Arlington's voter registrar, Linda Lindberg, and Kristin Goss to discuss local election issues. Along with members of the Falls Church LWV, several of us will go out to dinner with Elisabeth on Wednesday, April 10.
We sadly mark the passing of Ann Ross, 90, who died on March 20. Ann was an active member and friend of the Arlington LWV for well over 50 years. I had the privilege of interviewing her for our 2011 tribute to our 50 year members; she enjoyed the event and seeing old friends. Read more and find a link to her lovely Washington Post obituary on page 9.