League of Women Voters Beaufort hosting history makers at annual meeting

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From staff reports

Beaufort is a town steeped in history. And anyone who has lived here more than a week knows that and is also keenly aware of the significance of names and places around town and around the community.

But why wait for history?

What about the people who are making history now, sometimes very quietly, in the way they live their lives and the effect they have on the quality of the community and the people who live here?

Last month, the League of Women Voters Beaufort hosted a meeting at which three outstanding local storytellers shared with us how we can use stories in our daily lives to teach others, inspire them, and make something memorable.

This month, at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 10, the League of Women Voters Beaufort at its annual meeting will now hear stories from and about some of the women who are making history in Beaufort – although each would modestly deny that – through their work or their volunteer efforts.

The event, Hear Our Stories – Women Making a Difference in Beaufort, is online, free and open to the public.

Those the organization will hear from include:

Marie Smalls, Executive Director of the Beaufort County Board of Elections, and what path brought her to this significant leadership position in the county and statewide.

Barb Nash, a nurse and first time candidate for office this past year, and what she learned about herself and the political process and what she might tell others who want to engage this way.

Alison Davidow, a retired federal manager who, since her retirement, has been very active in a number of organizations including her church.

Anne Pollitzer, a fifth generation Beaufortonian and former teacher, who served in the Peace Corps in the 1960’s in Nepal and how it influenced her community involvement after returning to the Low Country.

The organization will also be celebrating a year in which the Beaufort League actively participated in a Presidential election, as well as elections for Senate, House, County, and City representatives. In 2020, the League of Women Voters Beaufort registered hundreds of voters, made available rides to vote absentee, promoted census participation, and conducted candidate forums.

Advance registration for the Zoom meeting is required by accessing the Facebook page at the League of Women Voters Beaufort Area, or typing the following link: https://tinyurl.com/LWVB-Annual-Mtg.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. Email questions or comments to lwvbeaufort@gmail.com.

The mission of LWVB, now numbering nearly 100 members, is to be a nonpartisan source of credible voter information and civic education in Northern Beaufort County; to provide all candidates with a platform to express their positions on community issues; and for every eligible person to be empowered, to be informed, to be registered and to vote.

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