District United Methodist Women - Sage



Winter 2018 Newsletter

Idaho Legislative Advocacy Event

            The Legislative Advocacy Event is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with the legislative process.  

We have an interesting guest speaker and 2 important issues to be covered in the United Methodist Women Idaho Legislative Event. Sunday will focus on an overview of legislative issues.  Our first speaker is Representative Priscilla Giddings from Whitebird.  She is a conservative Republican legislator and former US Air Force pilot who will talk about women’s role in the Idaho Legislature and answer our questions. 

The issues to be covered by other speakers are the proposed U. S. Constitutional Convention and expansion of Medicaid.  The proposed US Constitutional Convention has some potential for far reaching consequences because there is little or no definition in Article V of the U S. Constitution as to the makeup of the Convention delegates, or limitation on the topics to be discussed.  They could rewrite the whole document.  

Medicaid Expansion is being worked on in two very compatible efforts.  One is legislation to expand Medicaid coverage to about half of the people in the “Gap” and bring down the cost of insurance in the individual health care market.  The other is an initiative petition effort to put legislation on the November 2018 ballot to expand Medicaid to include persons under the age of 65 whose modified gross income is 138% of poverty, the 78,000 peop0le who are presently in the “Gap”.  The two groups are NOT working in opposition.  They say that passage of either or both of the propositions would extend quality affordable health care to those in need.  We will have great speakers on all of these topics. 

We will provide printed materials about the legislative process and the state’s budget process, and agendas of the Monday committee meetings.   Monday, participants will visit the Capitol for a 9 am tour; attend committee meetings and sessions of the House and Senate. 

Monday noon we will have lunch with our legislators at Lindsay Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, a block from the Capitol.

Cost is $25, which includes Sunday supper and Monday lunch.   

Additional information and the registration form are found by clicking here

 

Standing Rules for 2018

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN'S HANDBOOK - PDF

Sage District Slate of Officers - 2017/2018

 
President
Evelyn Battema
208-893-5021
ebattema3@msn.com
 
Vice President
Joyce Orem
208-859-5780
jhillisorem@hotmail.com

Treasurer
Elinor Chehey 
208-343-8018
elinorchehey@gmail.com

Secretary
Lucy Scopinich
208-409-2067
lkscop0661@gmail.com
 
Communications Coordinator
Bonnie Anderson
208-221-8047
 
MISSION COORDINATORS:
Social Action
Ingrid Cook
541-263-1519
 
Spiritual Growth
Ricki Pattee
541-823-6366

Membership Nurture and Outreach
Vacant

Mission Education and Interpretation
Jean Spence 
541-605-0092

Resource Room Manager
Jean Holland
208-467-4487
wrenn2004@q.com
 
 
COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS:
Chair - Connie Johnson (2019)
541-221-3660
 

(2018)

Leona Whitcomb
541-889-9477
jayandleona1969@gmail.com
 
(2020)
Marion Weickum
208-456-8837
marionw9250@gmail.com
 
 
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