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Today, I write this as the garage sale is in full swing outside. We’re having a steady stream of customers, getting more Citizen Not Politician (CNP) signatures, distributing TRYs and, hopefully, making a bit of money for the League. So many Leaguers pitched-in to sort and price all the amazing stuff, which many of you and your friends donated, and are working the sale now. It’s been a jam-packed week, we’re very tired, but we’re almost finished. I think we’re adding to the League’s treasury, and it’s been good PR.


Speaking of the CNP petition, we’re almost finished collecting signatures. The campaign wants petitions turned in by the end of this month, except for a few events planned in early June. We’ll be at the Old West End Festival on June 1 with a table at the “Happeningest House at the Fest,” 2439 Scottwood, to register voters and get the last of our signatures. It’s a great opportunity to visit the festival and participate in the events at the Happeningest House – music, food, drink and all around fun, not to mention meeting voters, registering others and promoting the CNP amendment. So, volunteer! We’ll be there all day and into the night and will need to work in shifts.


You’ve all received the Annual Meeting information by now, so I hope you are making plans to come on June 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Quenched and Tempered Brewing Co., 1210 Jackson St., Toledo. You may remember this venue as the location of our very successful new member orientation; we’re looking forward to the same kind of open, easy and fun experience we had then.


The Annual Meeting is the culmination of the current fiscal year and the beginning of the next. We will be electing a new slate of officers and board members, voting on the advocacy program and approving the budget. All three of these documents are available on the members’ side of the website for you to read and be ready to vote on and/or discuss, as you see necessary. 


Another reason to attend the Annual Meeting is to meet our new intern, Anna Voster. She is a rising senior at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, working toward a BA in Democracy and Justice Studies. She will be spending the summer with us, helping all our committees with all of our projects and learning about the League and Toledo (not to mention Ohio politics). We hope you will give her a big Toledo League welcome and learn more about her, as well. 


This is my last letter to you as president, because a somewhat new team will be elected at the Annual Meeting. For my part, it has been a busy, informative and sometimes excruciating year. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there is so much more to do. With your continued help, input and

support, our League will continue its non-partisan mission of defending democracy through voter registration, participation and education.

--Ann Fabiszak Payne, LWV-TLC President


Ohio Secretary of State is Purging Voter Roles

The League of Women Voters would like to publicize the information below urging voters to check their registration and, if necessary, correct their voter registration or re-register before they are purged from voter rolls.  

The Ohio Secretary of State's office has released the names of voters being removed from Ohio's voter database. This can happen when voters haven't participated in an election in the last six years or have moved and not updated their voter registration address. Occasionally, removal may be the result of a mistake, so it's important to check. 

Not checking and/or not taking action may result in being turned away at the polls in November.

Here’s how to check: go to and enter your name. If it doesn't appear, you're good, you are not on the removal list. If your name does appear, it means you have been identified as inactive and you need to update your voter registration OR engage in voter activity, such as signing an issue petition, by July 22. 

If your name is on the removal list, you must take action before July 22. After that date, you will need to re-register.

Something Fun in the Garden

LWV-TLC Garden Tour

July 13, 2024

8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Meet at Promedica Health & Wellness Center
[Southwestern Parking Area]
5700 Monroe Street

Sites We Will Visit
Runkle Gardens in Fulton County
Kehrle Gardens in Sylvania

Light Breakfast and Lunch Included

Register Here


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Something Fun   

We have organized a Garden Tour on Saturday, July 13, 2024, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Two members have agreed to conduct tours through their extensive gardens.

Attending members and their guests will car pool from Sylvania west to Sue Runkle’s home in Fulton County. The property was built in 1937, and the Runkle’s have owned it for 46 years. Thousands of blooms will greet you as you pull into the driveway. The 1.75-acre property includes sun and shade gardens, a koi pond, a few vegetables and much more. Upon arrival, refreshments will be served on the west deck.

The second garden to be featured belongs to Judy Kehrle. Judy and her husband have owned the property, located in Cory Woods, for 24 years. The garden, adjacent to the Stranahan Arboretum, is a serene wooded area with spaces connected by paths. It features many species different from the first garden collection. Guests may also explore the Arboretum. Lunch will be served on the porch after the tour.

This Garden Tour Event is one-of-a-kind and will provide the opportunity for League members to connect, as well as experience these two inspiring gardens. If you are a gardener, want to learn more about gardening or would just enjoy a Saturday morning with other League members, register on the League website. The cost is $10. Bring sun hats if the weather is hot and umbrellas if it is rainy.  


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JUNE, 2024


Need a speaker for your organization?

LWV-TLC members will speak at your club or community gathering.  To learn about topics and schedule a presentation contact Sue Runkle.




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