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League Talk - Exploring the Hidden Impacts of the Shuttle Disaster

Our very own League member, Kathryn Schwille, shared insights from her novel, "What Luck, This Life." at Wednesday's League Talk.

The novel explores the fallout the Columbia Shuttle disaster on a small Texas town, beset by tensions of class, race and missed opportunity.

This novel has appeared in literary journals around the country and was cited twice for Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize. Ms. Schwille was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the NC Arts Council and is a former editor of the Charlotte Observer. She serves on the regular faculty of Charlotte Center for Literary Arts.

Lunch With The League in April Sponsored by Environmental Action Team

Lunch with the League in April featured Mecklenburg County Water Quality program manager Rusty Rozelle. The LWVCM's new Environmental Action Team sounded the alarm about a late December "technical correction" to the state's stormwater runoff requirements. Changes weaken stormwater regulations across the state, according to environmentalists.

Joined by Charlotte Post-construction Stormwater Ordinance Administrator Jordan Miller, they will talk about the implications for Mecklenburg County and other environmental concerns regarding clean water.

2019 Annual Meeting

The League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg held its Annual Meeting and Buffet Supper Thursday, June 6th.

In keeping with the evening's theme, "Working together to build a better community," we welcomed this year's guest speaker: CMS Superintendent Dr. Clayton Wilcox.

During the brief business portion of the meeting, we elected next years' officers, passed a budget, heard committee reports.

League Talk - Yes, we are STILL fighting for the ERA!

League Talk welcomed Sherry MacQueen, director of the LWVNC ERA Action Team, who will updatie members about the state's ERA efforts, national action and how Charlotte Mecklenburg members can get involved.

Sherry MacQueen is currently a Co-Chair of the LWVNC ERA League Action Team responsible for organizing and supporting ERA League Action Teams in local leagues throughout the state. In addition, she has served two terms on the ERA-NC Alliance board, serves on the Legislative Committee and leads the Central Region of the County Contact Campaign.

Sherrie described the campaign and tell members how they can fit into the action plan. The state Action Team is committed to seeing ERA ratified by the NC General Assembly. Two more states are needed to reach the required 38 necessary for the amendment to pass! The plan is to educate, motivate and collect resolutions in support of passage from town and county boards, churches, clubs, businesses--and take them to Raleigh.

For her work on ERA, Sherrie received the Susan B. Anthony Award 2017-2018 in recognition of her dedication to the vision of Equal Rights for Women.

Sherrie is a Civil Engineer with a BSCE from NC State University (1981). She has lived in Raleigh since 1971. At the local level, she has been Secretary on the LWV-Wake Leadership Team, Co-Chair of the ERA Committee, and is a member of the Environmental Committee.

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