Prescott, AZ: At its 2014 Annual Meeting, the League of Women Voters of Central Yavapai Country celebrated its 20thanniversary and elected a new board of directors. The new board is attending a retreat June 1 to plan for the coming year.
The May event included a speech from special guest Karen Despain, Managing Editor of The Daily Courier newspaper. She discussed her role as a long-time staff member, as well as changes in design and coverage of the news as the internet plays a more influential role.
The new board of directors includes: Terri Farneti, President; Ellie Laumark, 1stVice President of Programming; Dale Domzalski, 2nd Vice President of Membership; Linda Greenberg, Secretary; Toni Denis, Director of Public Relations; Tricia Powers, Director for Voter Services and Joyce Van Walsum, Director of Action. Nancy Shugrue, Director of In-House Communications, and Lindsay Bell, Treasurer, continue in their positions.
Outgoing President Vicky O’Hara presented a 50-year membership award to Alice Harris. President-Elect Terri Farneti presented gifts of thanks to O’Hara and outgoing 1stVice President Juliana Goswick for their years of service. The Central Yavapai League celebrated its 20thyear with a birthday cake and a display on the history of the national and local leagues. The national League is in its 94thyear.
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