League of Women Voters Education Fund Board of Trustees

Board Meeting

April 6, 2014

Renaissance Hotel

Washington, DC


Board Present

Elisabeth MacNamara

Peggy Appler

carolyn Brown

Patricia Donath

Mary Klenz

Toni Larson

Janis McMillen

Karen Nicholson

Anne Schink

Norman Turrill

Linda Wassenich

Susan Morris Wilson


Budget Chair Present

Elaine Wiant


Staff Present

Nancy Tate

Kelly Gardner

Greg Leatherwood

Allyson Legnini


MacNamara called the meeting to order at 9:00am.



Donath moved that the minutes of the meeting of the LWVEF Board of Trustees of February 2, 2014 be approved. Seconded. Passed.


Financial Report

Donath moved that the financial report of the LWVEF of February 28, 2014 be accepted and placed on file. Seconded. Passed.


Education Fund Committee Report

Nicholson noted some suggested changes to the Study Guidelines that should be made before the next study. Turrill agreed to modify the guidelines, which would then be finalized by the next Board.  


Nicholson described the proposed initiative to license certain VOTE411 content to other organizations.  This would allow our content and brand to be seen by a larger audience, and would enable us to charge a fee.  The plans for 2014 allow us to work through this concept on a limited basis. Any future developments would be informed by what we learn this year. 


Wilson moved that the Board authorize the staff to design and implement the licensing of VOTE411 content to other organizations for a specified time and use.  Seconded. Passed.


Nicholson moved that the Ed Fund Coalition List as presented in the Board book for April, 2014 be approved as submitted.  Seconded.  Passed.


Nicholson stated that there will need to be a conference call meeting of the Board in May to review the results of the Agriculture Update consensus process and approve a final position update.


Nicholson noted some accomplishments of the committee throughout the previous two years, and identified some items for the next Board to address.



Adjourned at 9:34 am.





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