2012-08-10 / Community

South Portland woman to serve on national board

The League of Women Voters concluded its 50th biennial convention festivities last month in Washington, D.C., by reelecting national President Elisabeth MacNamara of Georgia and a slate of officers and board members. Anne B. Schink, T-Ledge Condos in South Portland, was elected by the more than 600 state and local members gathered at Washington Hilton. She will serve a two-year term on the national organization’s board of directors.

“We are all in league together to make our community a better place; we are all in league to make our democracy safe by making it available to all; and we are all in league together in our faith in knowledge as power and education as the only way to make gains that will last. I am honored to serve as a board member of the League of Women Voters of the United States and look forward to working on the important issues that affect our democracy,” Schink said.

Schink has served on the State Board of the League of Women Voters of Maine for many years and has been instrumental in working to re-establish the local chapter in the Portland area.

In her professional life, she was the AmeriCorps program officer at the Maine Commission for Community Service, providing training and technical assistance to local AmeriCorps programs across Maine. Now retired, she serves as a consultant in volunteer and nonprofit management.

Before moving to Maine, Schink was a member of the State Board of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and was state president for four years. Her interests include women’s issues, reproductive choices and social policy. She has extensive experience in moderating political campaign debates.

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