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Governor to Address 40th Annual Meeting of League of Women Voters

April 22, 2009 — Gov. John deJongh Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters of the Virgin Islands 40th Annual meeting Saturday.
DeJongh is expected to talk about how the territory is using and planning on using its funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Registration for the annual meeting starts at 9 a.m. at Palms Court Harbor View. The meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m Lunch, which is $35, will be served at noon, followed by the governor’s speech.
Along with the governor’s address, the business of the league will be conducted.
Upon its 40th anniversary, and with 25-year-old Abigail Cyntje as the youngest president in decades, the league is particularly interested in attracting new members who want to advocate on behalf of the electorate of the Virgin Islands.
The league focuses on a couple of issues locally through committees which are: Planning and Environmental Quality committee and the Government Structure and Operations committee.
It holds a biannual meeting in which new senators are invited to address the league and members review the government's budget and other structural issues. It also monitors development projects to access environmental impacts, among other things.
Membership dues range from $25 for students to $125 for sponsoring members. Individual memberships are $65
For more information call Cyntje at 998-3964 or email her.

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