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The Darlington County and Florence County Joint Meeting
The Darlington County and Florence County League of Women Voters have invited, Mr. Ronnie Grant, Senior Account Representative, from Sonoco, to share with us and the communities some valuable and exciting ways we can maintain, protect, and save our environment through greater recycling.
This program will be held on the Florence-Darlington TECH campus, Florence, in the Fred C. Fore Auditorium, Building 400 at 5:30 pm, Monday, February 20th, 2012
The world we live in is our home. How can we take better care of the home we live in? Whether it's personally, independently, as a group, as an organization, and/or as a community, let's not fall short of our responsibilities.
Bring friends, family, neighbors and acquaintances to gather ideas to promote and protect our home, the environment.
For more information and/or questions, please feel free to call Joyce Franklin at 393-7646 or Frances Elmore at 662-5143.
Contact person: Joyce Franklin, 1317 Gus Drive, Darlington, SC 29532; 843-393-7646 (H), 843-260-3387 (cell)
Join women leaders on October 21 at the Columbia Marriott for SC Women Lawyers Association's annual conference, "Women Lawyers and Leadership: Status and Success in a Changed Profession."
The conference features nationally recognized speakers Professor Anita Hill, Gloria Felt, and Gloria Steinem, as well as local leaders, Chief Justice Jean Toal, Belinda Gergel, Deb Sofield, and others. is a co-sponsor.
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Local Action for Judiciary Diversification
Join women leaders on October 17, 2011, 7 PM at Coker College, Davidson Hall, RM 112, Hartsville, SC 29550, "Judiciary Diversification."
The event is a joint venture with the LWV of Florence, SC Chapter, as well invited state and local officials, lawmakers and guests to discuss and to study judiciary diversification in our State. Dillon County Solicitor, Kernard Redmond, delivered an informative and interesting presentation on the subject. As quoted by Peggy Banks, "Kernard Redmond, Deputy Solicitor for Dillon County has a great understanding of judicial selection process, as he served on the Judicial Merit Selection Commission for 11 years but has resigned. Mr. Redmond's remarks led us to believe that the JMSC's choice applicants may not be received by the legislatures with the weight of qualifications deemed by the Commission. Barbara, I read your comments and believe they set the tone for Mr. Redmond's delivery; he seemingly agreed with all of the Leagues concerns and felt the judicial selection definitely needs to be tweaked. He understood how hard it was for attorney's to do the lengthy campaigning and how important it is that the JMDC reflect the states demographics in race and gender. Actually he couldn't have mirrored the Leagues initiative. We had a lively question and answer period and all walked away with a better understanding of the system and yes, the question was posed about election of judges. Mr. Redmond talked through how could lend itself be a far worse system when it comes to transparency, impartiality, and not being beholden to anyone or group."
1 - Welcome, Dorothy Quist 2 - Peggy Brown,Our State Co-president 3 - Peggy Brown, 4 - Deputy Solicitor Kenard Redmond, 5 - Belinda Copeland, Adlina Graham, Ralphine Boston, and Joyce Franklin, 6 - Darius McPhail, Rosena James and Dyan Cohen, 7 - Ralphine Boston and Peggy Brown.