provided to The Santiva Chronicle
The League of Women Voters of Sanibel held its 2023 Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2023. The group was eager to reach out to their members once again after many months’ hiatus following the devastation of Hurricane Ian. On the business agenda looking towards the 2023-2024 season, were items such as proposed programs and the proposed budget plus the election of officers, directors, and nominating committee members. League members were present at the virtual Zoom gathering to listen and contribute to the votes and the discussion.
In her remarks, Robyn Cook, retiring president, said the Sanibel venues for LWVS luncheon programs, such as Sundial Resort, will very likely not be available for the coming year. However, the Sanibel League will once again be using the Zoom platform to offer educational programs for members and the public.
There will be a number of high profile and controversial policy issues that the programs will highlight, including the importance of Home Rule to the City of Sanibel. As a non-partisan organization, the League’s mission is to educate the public on the major public policy issues of the day and continue working to get out the vote.
With a unanimous vote, Cathie Kozik was elected 2023-2024 President of LWV of Sanibel. Hailing originally from Naperville, Ill., Kozik is a long-time supporter of the League of Women Voters. She signed on as a member in 2021 when she and her husband Jack purchased a home on Sanibel.
Also elected were: Janice Block Chaddock, Vice President; Wendy Harriman, Secretary; Ellen O’Neill, Secretary; Directors Chris Schluter; Linda Kramer; Maddie Stewart; Jen Scuteri. For the Nominating Committee: Judy Adler and Robyn Cook. Appointed director for 2023-2024 will be Robyn Cook; and Carla Benninga is Founder and director emerita.