CALL TO ANNUAL MEETING 2020
Because of the ongoing public health emergency, the League of Women Voters of Amherst will hold its Annual Meeting on line this year, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The meeting will focus on three essential pieces of LWVA business: election of officers, approval of budget, and approval of changes in the bylaws. The agenda, the reports of the Nominating and Budget Committees, and the proposed revised bylaws were e-mailed to members on May 12. If you are a member and did not receive this "Call to Annual Meeting" e-mail, please contact Kathy Campbell.
Preliminary meetings: Two online "caucuses" are planned in order to provide interested members with an opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the budget and the bylaw changes. The budget caucus is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, and the bylaws caucus is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.
Zoom help: All meetings will be conducted using Zoom. There will be a drop-in practice session for those wishing to be sure that they understand how to use Zoom or to verify their connections. The practice session is scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 1, and you may join any time during those hours. In addition, the two caucuses will be open starting at 1:30 p.m., and Zoom help will be available up to the caucus start time of 2 p.m.
If you will be joining the Annual Meeting using a device that lacks a built-in camera, built-in audio, or both, please try to attend the June 1 practice session. If you need additional help with Zoom, or if you plan to join only by audio (which will limit your options for participation), please contact Kathy Campbell.
Reports, including the report of the nominating committee and the proposed bylaws, will be made available through the 2020 Annual Meeting page as they become available.
Member input: Members will be recognized as necessary during the Annual Meeting, but it is difficult to hold extended debates during large Zoom meetings. Please attend the appropriate caucus if you are interested in a detailed review or discussion of the proposed budget or bylaw revisions. If you wish to nominate someone to the Board in addition to those nominated by the Nominations Committee, please send your nomination to Adrienne Terrizzi by June 1. If you have directions to the Board, either before or after Annual Meeting, please e-mail them to Adrienne by June 8.