At their 69th Annual Dinner Meeting on May 23 the League of Women Voters of Berks County presented award certificates to 50 year members. Olivia Thorne, President of the PA League of Women Voters, presented 50 year award certificates to Renee L. Dietrich, Janet E. Norton, Dorothy W. Smith and Nancy L. Yarnell.

Guest speaker was Harry J. Deitz, Editor, The Reading Eagle.

The Leadership Team elected for the year 2012-2013 includes

Mary McDaniel and Edmond Doherty, Co-conveners;

Barbara Bender, Finance; Kathy Bailey, Minutes;

Maryrose Weidner, Membership; Carol Layton, Elected Officials Guide;

Elizabeth Stanley, BCTV programs;

Beth Litvin, Communications and LWBC e-list.

The League of Women Voters of the US was founded in 1920. It encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase the understanding of major policy issues, and influences public policy through advocacy and education.

The League does not endorse candidates and is not affiliated with any political party. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. For information visit us at www.lwvberks.org or call 610-378-4700.

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