Speaker Miriam Timmer, Co and Vice president of the League of Women Voters Johnson County spoke on "Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy".
Miriam is an attorney.  Iowa has always been well represented in women's suffrage.  Miriam gave an run down on:
"Who Can Vote" from 1776-1962.  1776-land owners' white men over 21, 1856-all white men, 1870-black men, 15th Amendment, 1920-Women 19th Amendment, 1924-Native Americans, 1943-Chinese Americans, 1961-Washington DC citizens for Pres at least 23rd Amendment, 192-Poor, no poll taxes 24th Amendment, 1965-Black Voting Rights Act,
People died for this right to vote:  Vinea Liuzzo, Medgar Evers, and Marthin Luther King, Jr., 1971, 18-21 years old 26th Amendment, also eligible for the draft!
The current goal of the League is to help people register to vote, lobby for good government, and to educate.
President Jenny called the meeting to order at 7:05 am.  The sendoff party will be held Wednesday May 3, 2023 from 5:00 -7:00 pm at Iowa City Airport John's hanger # 71.
Nami walk is May 6, at Terry True Blood beginning at 9:00 am.  John Ockenfels said the next time he will be at Rotary is August 1, 2023.  He and Peter will be landing at 9:00 am July 31, 2023.  He invited everyone to join them for a "Welcome Home Brunch".
President Elect Theresa reported the numbers from the grant survey:  Open Heartland welcome bags. -53.33%. DVIP Cooper House Project $10,000 40%, Free Medical Clinic 36.67%
Nami Building Repairs $5,000 26.67%, Childrens Museum Help sponsors for those that can't pay.  23.33%, House into Homes -help to buy and build furniture. 20.00%
A decision will be made as to what grant or grants will be written.  
Meeting adjourned 8:00 am.