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Davis to speak to Beaufort Tea Party

State senator Tom Davis will be the guest speaker at the June meeting of the Beaufort Tea Party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 17 at Fuji’s Restaurant at 97 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island.

Davis was slated to speak at the May meeting but had to reschedule. This month, Davis will discuss the state budget, the Compassionate Care Act, the Personhood Act, hemp and more. Bring your questions, and seating is limited, so come early.

League of Women Voters Beaufort Area hosting June meeting

Members and non-members are invited to attend the monthly meeting of the League of Women Voters Beaufort Area from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13 at Beth Israel Synagogue at 401 Scott Street in Beaufort.

The League is preparing for many activities leading up to the 2020 elections, and this month’s meeting agenda will include discussions and planning for the following committees: Voter services, voter access, education, Observer Corps, legislative issues (ERA, redistricting), membership, 100th anniversary celebration, fundraising and the Harriet Keyserling Emerging Leader Fund.

The League recently conducted a successful annual meeting and luncheon to elect new officers and confirm its priorities. Nearly 100 tickets were sold to the event, which featured presentations on Women of the Reconstruction Era. 

The organization’s top action priorities include voter access, voter technology and voter registration. Program priorities, based on polling, include redistricting, voter education, healthcare reform, natural resources protection and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment.

All meetings of the League are open to the public.

The League of Women Voters of Beaufort Area, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Find us on Facebook at League of Women Voters Beaufort Area, follow us on Instagram @beaufortvotes and #beaufortvotes, contact us at lwvbeaufort@gmail.com or call 704-641-7357.

CAPA hosting foster parent meeting

The Child Abuse Prevention Association is one of the most experienced, nationally accredited agencies in our region. When they created a foster parent division recently their goal was simple: keep children safe and support families. They invite anyone interested to attend a foster parent information night to learn about local children who need us. 

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6. It will be held in the Walsh Palmetto Community Room next to St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Lady’s Island in Beaufort.

Even if you are not interested in becoming a foster home, there are many other ways to offer support. RSVP to angelflewelling@gmail.com or 843-525-0102. Dinner will be served.

Civitas Awards Celebration

Join the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate excellence in the community by recognizing businesses, organizations and individuals who are exemplary in their area at the Civitas Awards Celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 7 at the Dataw Island Club.
There will be dinner, libations and celebration. Cost is $75 for Chamber members, $100 for non-members. A table of 10 is $750.

Seating is limited. For more information, contact Janessa Lowery at janessa@beaufortchamber.org or visit BeaufortChamber.org for additional information.

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