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LWV-Lafayette hosted its 8th Just Desserts Afternoon Awards Affair on November 19, 2017. The event gave "just desserts" to individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to our community. Recognitions were presented for Safeguarding Democracy, Mobilizing People to Take Action, Improving the Quality of Education, and Increasing Community Dialogue. A special Lifetime of Excellence Award was also presented. Good food and good company were enjoyed by all.

2017 HONOREES


Safeguarding Democracy - Kelly Garrett, Acadiana Leader Louisianans for Prison Alternatives

Increasing Community Dialogue - Move the Mindset
Fred Prejean, Chairman

Mobilizing People to Take Action - Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Rhonda Gleason Breaux, Leader for Lafayette

Improving the Quality of Education - Dr. Donald Auguillard Superintendent, Lafayette Parish School System

Making a Lifetime of Difference - Hank and Debbie Perret Founders, MIles Perret Cancer Services

TICKETS: $35 TABLE OF 8: $280.00
TO PURCHASE, VISIT EVENTBRITE
Sunday, November 19, 2017 3-5 P.M.
The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel

Menu: Desserts, of course
acompanied by hor d'oeurves

Cash Bar

Parade of Prizes Raffle



ANNUAL MEETING
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2017
9:30-11:00 A.M.

Members in attendance:
  • Enjoyed a delicious brunch
  • Visited with members and guests
  • Reviewed highlights of 2016-17
  • Recognized members' contributions
  • Elected the Leadership Team
  • Approved the budget
  • Reviewed support positions
  • Collected annual dues
  • Volunteered for committee work

    • ...enthusiastically planned for 2017-18!




LAFAYETTE HIGH
SCHOOL

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017



7th Annual Meet and Greet
August 19, 2017
4:30-6:30

With the backdrop of good food and great company, invited guests and prospective members joined LWVL members to socialize and learn about league activities.

City-Parish Council Budget Hearing
LCG Council Auditorium
705 University Ave.
August 15, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Inadequacies in meeting public accessibility and safety needs for early voting were noted at the Registrar of Voters' office in the Lafayette Courthouse Annex at 1010 Lafayette Street during the fall 2016 presidential/Congressional election. LWV-Lafayette presented information and asked the City-Parish Council to select and begin budgeting the costs of accessible location(s) for the 2018 gubernatorial primary election and thereafter.


A panel discussion, The Forecast for Healthcare in Acadiana, was hosted by LWV-Lafayette on Monday, May 22, 2017 at the main branch of th Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress.

Panelists included:
  • Katie Hebert, CFO University Hospitals and Clinics
  • Brian Burton, Southwest La. Health Education Center
  • Linda Hawkins, Healthcare advocate with the League of Women Voters of Louisiana

LWV-Lafayette was host to the LWV-Louisiana state convention March 11-12, 2017.

Presenters for the workshop, Follow the Money, were Patrick Goldsmith, Director, House Fiscal Division, and Jan Moller, Director, Louisiana Budget Project. The workshop was free and open to the public.

The evening banquet, also open to the public, featured keynote address, "Setting the Stage for Long-term Fiscal Reform", by Shawn Wilson, Secretary of the LA Department of Transportation.


LWV-Lafayette hosted its 7th Just Desserts Afternoon Awards Affair on November 15, 2015. The event gives "just desserts" to deserving citizens who have made significant contributions to our community. Recognitions were presented for Safeguarding Democracy, Mobilizing People to Take Action, Improving the Quality of Education, and Increasing Community Dialogue. A special Lifetime of Excellence Award was also presented to a distinguished, well-deserving community leader. Good food and good company were enjoyed by all.