Reflections on Azerbaijan written by Susan Hesselgesser and Sandie Mants
As you all know, last spring our Dayton League, under the direction of then president, Sharon Harmer, was given a unique opportunity. Sharon applied for and received a grant from the LWVUS Open World Program to host a delegation from another country. Sharon felt the experience of an international exchange would benefit our League; and, she had the confidence in the relationship our League has with the City of Dayton and the surrounding communities to know we could plan a successful international program. She was right.
When our League was chosen for the grant and asked if we would accept, Sharon’s notification to the Board was in her typically succinct email style.......“I said yes.” The flurry of activity following that simple email was both exciting and overwhelming because our acceptance came with a “slight” stipulation - our League had to be ready to host the delegates by May 29. Most Leagues have the luxury of six months to plan a delegate visit, our League had eight weeks. Read More