Celebrate the League - Wine and Hors d'oeuvre Party

The Board of League of Women Voters of the Space Coast is hosting the 5th "Celebrate the League" and inviting all League members and friends who might be interested in joining League.

  • When: Thursday, April 27th
  • Time: 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Place: 115 River Drive River House at 115 N. Indian River Drive, Cocoa, FL 32922
  • There is no cost

Reservations:

Call Doreen Archer at 321-622-4071 or doreenarcher1@gmail.com by Monday, April 24th or

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May Timely Topics-Indian River Lagoon: Brevard's Half-Penny Sales Tax at Work and How to Help.

The informational program addresses the efforts being made to restore our Indian River Lagoon.

Keynote Speakers:

Curt Smith, Brevard County Commissioner Chair representing District 4 and Brevard County Representative and Chair of the IRL Council Board of Directors


Virginia Barker, Director of Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department


Lorraine Koss, Chair of the Brevard County Save Our Indian River Lagoon Citizen Oversight Committee


Date and Time: - Saturday, May 20th - 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11 a.m. for registration and viewing of exhibits. Lunch served at noon.


Location: - Suntree Country Club at 1 Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL 32940

Luncheon Details

Luncheon Menu Options:

  • Portabella Stack - Roasted Portabella mushrooms vegetable platter with a Boursin cream sauce
  • Cobb Salad - Crisp lettuce topped with crumbled bleu cheese, bacon bits, chopped eggs, diced onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado and diced chicken with choice of dressings
  • Le Croissant - Cranberry and walnut chicken salad in a buttery, flaky croissant, lettuce, tomato and onion served with a fresh fruit cup
  • California Wrap - Turkey, avocado, ripe tomatoes and field greens, wrapped in a flour tortilla, served with a fresh fruit cup

Cost: $20

Reservations by Thursday, May 11th

Call Doreen Archer at 321-622-4071 or doreenarcher1@gmail.com or

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Organizations providing exhibits are: Blue Life Florida - a Brevard Zoo partner; Brevard Zoo; Brevard County Natural Resources Management Department; Florida DEP Indian River Lagoon Aquatic Preserves; Florida Wildlife Hospital; Indian River Lagoon Natural Estuary Program; Keep Brevard Beautiful - Lagoon Friendly Lawns Program; Marine Resources Council; Recycle Brevard; and UF/IFAS Brevard County Extension - My Brevard Yard Program.


Constitution Revision Commission - CRC

What is the CRC? - Florida Constitution requires that every twenty years that the CRC meets to consider changes to the Florida Constitution.


The Role of the League of Women Voters is to educate, engage and empower Florida citizens.

The Commission is a group of 37 people who will review and recommend changes to Florida's Constitution.

The Governor appoints 15, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives appoints 9, President of the Forida Senate appoints 9, Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court appoints 3 and the Attorney General of Florida serves on the Commission.

Meetings are starting now and they will finish work in 2018 and Florida Voters will vote on these proposals in November 2018 election. 60% of votes on a change becomes part of the Florida Constitution.

It only takes 22 votes of the 37 commissioners to put a change on the ballot.

For details on these commissioners and updates on CRCFlorida Constitution Revision Commission


Florida Solar United Neighborhood

The League of Women Voters Florida and Community Power Network, a DC based solar non-profit network, have joined forces to create FL SUN. The goal of FL SUN is to expand access to solar by educating Floridians about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthen Florida's solar policies and its community of solar supporters.


Information on Florida Sun Florida Sun

Link to Lorraine Koss interview with WFIT found on FL Sun website under "Who We Are - in the news link"


2016-2017 Recycling Awards Program for Brevard County Schools

Thirteen schools are registered to participate in the 2016-2017 Recycling Awards Program. The 8 elementary schools are: Challenger 7, Coquina, Freedom 7, Lewis Carroll, Port Malabar, Riviera, Surfside and Tropical. The four middle schools are: Herbert C. Hoover, Sculptor Charter, Southwest and Stone Magnet. Palm Bay Magnet is the only high school that is participating. Download packet for information on this program.

You can also contact Marcia Booth at Marcia@RecycleBrevard.org or 305-479-4514


Recycle Brevard's new Drop Off Location for Hard -to-Recycle and Terracycle Materials

The new recycling facility is located at 1535 Cogswell Street - suite C-15 in Rockledge.

The new facility, a drop-off location for hard-to-recycle materials, will provide ways to divert even more discards from the landfill by being a source for reusable items and also by offering collection of recyclables on a small scale.

The goal of opening this location is to provide a way to divert even more items from the landfill and make it easier for our neighbors and local businesses to commit to the practice of the 3Rs while enabling us to invest in our eductional programs and community projects.

Recycling Facility Hours are Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.


The Save our Indian Lagoon 1/2 cent sales tax referendum passed

This requires that the money be deposited to a Save Our Lagoon Trust Fund solely for approved projects with citizen commmittee oversight and annual independent audits

League member Lorraine Koss has been appointed by Brevard County Commissioners to the seven-member Citizen Oversight Committee and has been elected Chair. Seven alternates were also appointed. All appointments are for two years of the 10-year plan.


Florida League President Pam Goodman's interview with Matt Reed, Florida Today's Opinions Editor

Matt Reed Interview with Pamela Goodman


Education Blog

The Blog follows very interesting happenings across the state and nation in the area of education and particularly charter schools. It is free.

Education Blog