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Date: 1/10/2023
Subject: January 2023 Newsletter
From: LWVMC Communications

  • January Lunch Meeting
  • Celebration & Welcome event
  • Ruth Pauley Lecture
  • Lunch with Legends reminder
  • LWV Note Cards for Sale
  • Membership Committee Opportunities
  • Debate Program Volunteers
  • Observer Corps Updates
  • Public Schools First
  • Healthcare LAT Medicare Expansion
  • New Members Shoutout
  • League Links

Tues Jan 17  11 am - 1 pm
January League Lunch Meeting
Dugan's Pub  Pinehurst
Fri Jan 27  4 - 6 pm
Celebration & Welcome
Chamber of Commerce, Southern Pines
Thurs  Feb 9   7 pm
Ruth Pauley Lecture
Sandhills Community College
Tues  March 7  8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Middle School Debate Program
Sandhills Community College
Wed Mar 22  11:30 am
Lunch with Legends


RSVP to Agnes Gioconda:

Lunch $25    Bring a check made out to LWVMC

Friday, January 27   4:00 - 6:00 PM 
Moore County Chamber of Commerce office at 
Join League members as we celebrate our 2022 accomplishments and welcome new members.
This event is a reschedule of the one cancelled due to the power outage. We will also greet and hear from people who joined in 2022. 
Beverages and snacks will be provided. RSVP Agnes Gioconda

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and sending a gentle reminder about our
15th Annual Lunch With Legends 

Please mark your calendars, and lend your support!

We really need your help with a significant raffle item; if you have a vacation home and can donate it, or if you have an idea for another significant raffle item, please contact Marcey Katzman or Shirlee Sanderson with that information.

Shirlee:       Marcey:

Lunch With Legends, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 11:30 a.m.

CCNC logo 

Country Club of North Carolina

Valet Parking Available


This beautiful 5 x 7 card on pearl shimmer card stock is a great way to support the League of Women Voters of Moore County

They are great Valentine's Day gifts 

• in honor of a special occasion or celebration

• offering congratulations

• to say "thinking of you"

• a thank you note

$10.00 each or 3 for $20.00

contact Marcey Katzman at to order cards

Your Membership Committee Needs You

If you are looking for a way to get involved with the League, consider signing up for the Membership Committee.

 It's not a major time commitment and is a great way to meet and interact with members. We greet members at the monthly meetings and plan new member orientations.

 Our major goals for the year are to:

  1. Increase numbers and diversity of members
  2. Encourage the involvement of members so we can fulfill the goals of the League
  3. Assist with the development of leadership 
  If interested, contact Agnes Gioconda at or 314-899-6130. 

The Moore County Middle School Debate program involves over 40 debate teams from schools across Moore County. Over 100 middle school students take part in this competition as debaters, timekeepers, and alternates. 

This year the Debates will take place on March 7, 8:30 – 2:30, at Sandhills Community College. Members of the Pinecrest High School national award-winning debate team serve as co-judges. The English Speaking Union Sandhills and the Rotary Club of Pinehurst sponsor the Debates. 

A number of volunteers are needed as judges. Training will be offered. You will be amazed at the critical thinking and communication skills of these students.  So, please volunteer!

Contact League Board member Terry Heller:  or  910-420-1156

The LWVMC Board has approved participation in VOTE411 in the upcoming 2023 municipal elections. Our participation cost will be covered by the State League of Women Voters.

 The first general meeting of the Board of Education was held at North Moore High School introducing the new meeting schedule of having monthly meetings at various schools throughout the district.

  • After vocal input from parents, the decision to rename McDeeds Creek Elementary School was removed from the agenda with agreement to follow the established procedure.
  • Reversing an action of the previous Board, a motion to select a valedictorian and salutatorian based on objective criteria was approved by a 5-1 vote.  The Latin honor system will continue to recognize students with a 4.5 GPA.
  The League Observer Corps will continue to monitor meetings to assure that Board of Education discussions and decisions are within NC State Laws and Regulations and within the Board of Education's own approved policies and regulations.

  We celebrate the Moore County Board of Elections and acknowledge the hard work, dedication and collaboration of the staff, poll workers, ballot counters and volunteers.  Kudos to our Corps team who spent many hours observing this democratic process in action. 

Please consider becoming an Observer Corp Volunteer

Are you concerned about our public schools? 

Action Alert from your HCLAT:

Help ensure that our lawmakers finally expand Medicaid to cover the 500,000 North Carolinians without health insurance!

Please join the NC Justice Center’s         

"Love Thy Neighbor" Postcard & Advocacy Day Campaign to

Keep Medicaid expansion in the spotlight.

  • Show your love this Valentine's season by advocating for affordable healthcare.  

  • It’s free–just sign up at this link by 10 am on January 16 to get your pre-addressed postcards and stamps.  

  • You can also volunteer to lobby legislators in Raleigh on February 14 in person or via Zoom or to call them the previous week.

Let’s help make 2023 the year of Medicaid expansion in NC!

CeCe Hanacek

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, CeCe and her husband moved to North Carolina in 2004 and to Seven Lakes West from Wallace three years ago. Before moving to the South, she was president of a Quick Oil Change franchise that included forty stores throughout the Cleveland and Akron area. She enjoys reading, walking, and yoga. Her interests in the LWVMC include activities that concern the environment. 

Lauren Kuzminski

Born in Ohio, Lauren grew up in Maryland, and spent her career as an educator in Virginia. She has lived in Moore County for nine months. Her interests include reading, cooking, pickleball, hiking, antiquing, and has recently begun a class in watercolors. Lauren joined the League of Women Voters because she is appalled at the amount of incorrect “information” plaguing our country today.

 Lee Williams


Originally from northwest Ohio, Lee Williams and her husband moved from Asheboro to West End in 2019. Lee is a retired social studies teacher who enjoys reading and playing pickleball. 

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PO Box 347
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Phone: 910-315-0004