Guest Speaker: Cecile Scoon, First Vice President, LWV of Florida
January 15, 2020
Marsha Vinson, Reporter

Cecil ScoonLWVPBC began the League’s Centennial Year with an outstanding presentation by the League’s own Cecile Scoon. Cecile revealed the many ways Leaguers must work to make a difference in the workplace by encouraging diversity and increasing understanding, learning, and inclusion. She urged the large audience to take advantage of civic opportunities in an intentional and thoughtful way, including attendance at local meetings.

Cecile, an often-quoted authority on the impact of race, reviewed recent progress regarding the social acceptance of black people versus their continued repression. At the well-attended first luncheon of the new decade, President Ken Thomas reminded Leaguers to focus on issues, information, and advocacy this election year. Richard Bartholomew, LWVPBC Census 2020 Chair, talked about the League’s response to the impact of the census, what’s at stake census-wise, and census-related problems and difficulties. Rich urged all Leaguers to attend the Cool Topics Census presentation at the Stem Center on January 22nd. All attendees felt the excitement surrounding the League’s Centennial Year, which will culminate in Palm Beach County on May 26th at the Kravis Center (see LWVPBC website to contribute to the Centennial Fund).