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The official League shirt is available at Big Frog Custom TShirts in Charlotte. You can order here at for $13.35 plus tax. ($15 for 2x size).

Click on the shirt to start the process. Big Frog will arrange shipping for a fee (call 704-919-0038) or pick it up at their store in Ballantyne, 3429 Toringdon Way.

Lunch with the League - Nurturing Opportunity Right from the Start

Lunch with the League on March 14 hosted Janet Singerman of Child Care Resources Inc. present Nurturing Opportunity Right from the Start: The Critical Importance of Early Care & Education.

Early childhood education (ECE) is something everyone seems to agree is a good thing. But dive in just a little and you will quickly find out it is a myriad of program names and funding schemes.

Janet Singerman of Child Care Resources Inc. explained how the many facets of ECE work together and how such programs can impact all of us.Ms. Janet Singerman is President of Child Care Resources Inc. (CCRI). She is an engaging presenter, an expert on early learning systems development, and we welcome this opportunity to hear from her about the critical need for early childhood education.

CCRI is a private, non-profit child care resource and referral organization that is active at local, regional, state and national levels supporting young children, their families, early educators, school-age child care practitioners, and communities that rely on high quality early learning and school-age child care.

The organization helps parents become informed consumers of early care and education and drive demand for high quality programs. It provides workforce training and site-based consultation to improve the knowledge, skills, and practices of early educators and the business operations of program owners and operators. It also serves as the child care subsidy administrator for all child care financial assistance in Mecklenburg County. CCRI's database on services, demand and trends is a vital aid to planners, business leaders and public and private sector decision-makers. Ms. Singerman has been a key resource and contributor as our community has wrestled with how to address the early child care and education needs in the county.

Where: International House Auditorium, 1817 Central Avenue When: Wednesday, March 14, 11:30am - 1:00pm

Admission is free but registration is requested. We offer a lunch order option for $10. Please let us know you are coming by clicking here: RSVP

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Several of our Irish and Irish-For-A-Day Members came out and marched with your League in Charlotte's St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 17. Many showed up in our newly-designed light blue LWVCM T-shirt (see below for ordering info), adorned with any wild Irish accessories you can find (or just come as you are).

For information on how the Parade went, contact Debbie Snowdon at or 704.975.4335, or Beth Springston at or 704.661.4425.

For St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival details, go to

To order your League of Women Voters Charlotte Mecklenburg T-shirt for just $13 (+ those pesky little taxes, etc.), go to or you can stop by the Big Frog Custom T Shirt Shop in Ballantyne and order it in person.