A Publication of The League of Women Voters of Greater Birmingham

Published November 2005

A Note from the President

Many thanks to Elaine Witt, formerly with The Birmingham Post Herald, for her remarks to LWVGB during our October membership meeting. Highlights of the presentation on her career as a local journalist are included in this VOTER. Ms. Witt enlightened Birmingham readers for eighteen years and will surely be missed! We wish her every success in her new endeavors.

On November 1st, Nancy Ekberg, Dot Baker, Betty Likis and I attended the 60th anniversary celebration of theUnited Nations, hosted by the Birmingham Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA) - USA. Ambassador William H. Lewis, President and CEO of UNA-USA presented his thoughts on UN reforms in the areas of Leadership and Management Restructure, Improved Relationships with the United States, Peace and Security, and Human Rights. His message clarified the need for Member States to work together to make the UN a useful instrument for the all people and left the audience with hope that these reforms will help to strengthen our world.

Mark your calendars to attend the November Membership Meeting and December Holiday Luncheon, featuring Doris Powell, chair of Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority, and Dr, Jay McDonald, M.D., respectively. Details on these meetings and other points of interest are included in this month?s VOTER publication.

I wish each of you a peaceful Holiday Season.

-- Yvonne

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