WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY...
Action: The means used for stimulating interest in, giving information about, urging support of League positions: press conferences, lobbying, letters, etc.
Board: The Board of Directors
Briefing: Meeting at which the resource committee briefs on-committee members so they may be discussion leaders at unit meetings.
Bulletin: Local newsletters issued monthly to keep members informed.
Consensus: Substantial agreement of the members developed through study and discussion.
Forward: LWVWI publication
General Meeting: Meetings held by the local League for the entire membership. These are held for many purposes: adopting program, obtaining information from experts in special areas of League interest, discussion of program items, or League operation.
Item/Issue: Any specific topic on the list of program: local, regional, state, or national
LWVDC: League of Women Voters Dane County
LWVUS: League of Women Voters of the United States
LWVWI: League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
PMP: Per Member Payment is an established fee paid to LWVWI and LWVUS
Portfolio: Area of responsibility in which a Board member works.
Position/Stand: Body of opinion expressed in consensus upon which Action can be taken.
Program: Local, state, and national items under study as well as those issues on which the League has reached member agreement.
Study Materials: Publications which serve as the basis for League discussion.
Time for Action/Call to Action: Request from a Board member for specific action on a program item.
Unit: Small group which meets regularly to discuss and reach consensus, vote on program issues, support the League in action, etc.