2016 Facts for Citizens
Marie A. Maximovich, McDonald Borough Secretary-Treasurer, receives copies of the League’s 2016 Facts for Citizens publication covering the McDonald area. In all, ten Facts editions were delivered to all municipal and school district offices in Washington County as well as to public libraries, the Election Office, and many other community agencies. The information in the Facts brochures is available on this website under the Facts for Citizens tab.
2015 LWVWC Award Winners
The League of Women Voters of Washington County is pleased to recognize Donald Carter, David Gatling and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Park Post 764 for their outstanding contributions to the citizens of Washington County. The LWVWC acknowledged the honorees at an Awards Reception on November 10, 2015 at Citizens Library in Washington.
The Memorial Park Post 764 of the VFW is being recognized for Community Education. Since 2006, Post 764 has provided honorariums for speakers of the World Affairs Council of the Pittsburgh International Program Series which is hosted by the Peters Township Public Library. These programs engage citizens’ interests in international issues and promote a vibrant democracy. The VFW also sponsors the Patriot’s Pen, a nationwide youth essay competition for middle school students, and supports the VFW’s program goals “to enhance the quality of life” within their community. Accepting the honor for Post 764 will be Scott Huenefeld, Commander and Michael Klauer, Quartermaster.
Working to support democracy on a personal level in the city of Washington, David Gatling has gone “door to door” to encourage citizens to register to vote. As Political Action Chair of the NAACP of Washington, Gatling has continually reached out to engage young people in voting and has arranged transportation to the voting polls. Most recently, he organized the Candidate Debate Night in Washington, hosted by the NAACP and the 7th Ward Neighborhood Watch. Gatling will receive the LWVWC’s Voter Service Award.
Donald Cater has been actively involved in meeting the basic human needs of many families in Washington County. As a member of the Washington County Farm Bureau, Carter has organized annual food drives for the Greater Washington County Food Bank, which benefits many local food pantries. Last year the food drive engaged local 4-H clubs and local libraries in a friendly competition. Over 11,000 pounds of food were collected in the February through March campaign. Carter will receive the League’s Community Service Award.
Directed by Maggie Balsley, League members Carrilee Hemington, Judy Hughes, Mary Gail Korsmeyer, Margaret Jennings and Jean Spoeri enacted a scene from Lucy Stone, a Chronicle Play, by Maud Wood Park.
Fall 2015 Voters Guide