About Us

About Us

Our Mission

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Part of the pleasure of belonging to LWVH is participating as a group in community activities.

The Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork


 The East End of Long Island, which is iin New York's Suffolk County, includes the Towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the South Fork, Shelter Island and the Town of Southold on the North Fork.  We are about 100 miles east of New York City on Long Island. 

The League of Women Voters of the Hamptons, Shelter Island and the North Fork (LWVHSINF) is a member of the Inter-League Organization (ILO) of Suffolk County and of the League of Women Voters of New York State. We are a 501(C)4 organization. The League of Women Voters of New York State's Education Fund is a 501(C)3 charitable organization..

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Board of Directors 2020 - 2021

           Name                      Position                                           Term

Estelle Gellman                 Co-President                                2019  -  2021

Susan Wilson                    Co-President                                2019  -  2021

Arlene Hinkemeyer            Vice President                              2019  -  2021

Barbara McClancy             Vice President                              2019  -  2021

Lois Morris                         Vice President                              2020  -  2022

Judy Samuelson                 Vice President                              2020  -  2022

Mary Blake                          Secretary                                      2020 -  2021

Cathy Peacock                    Treasurer                                      2020  -  2022


Joanne McEvoy-Samborn    Elected Director                          2019  -  2021

Ginny Poveromo                   Elected Director                          2020  -  2022

Vicki Umans                          Elected  Director                         2020  -  2022

Terese Wildrick                      Elected Director                          2019  -  2021

Lynn Dawson                         Appointed Director                      2020  -  2021

Cathy Kenny                          Appointed Director                      2020  -  2021

Beverly Lepine                       Appointed Director                      2020  -  2021

Eva Moore                              Appointed Director                     2020  -  2021

Judi Roth                                Appointed Director                     2020  -  2021


Participation on a committee is strictly voluntary.  Our committees an opportunity for you to get involved in the issues you're already interested in or explore a new interest -- from the environment to helping people register and vote to influencing health issues on the East End.  League members enjoy the satisfaction of knowing their hands-on efforts help improve our quality of life and further democracy in action.

Committee Heads

  • Education: Judi Roth, Therese Wildrick
  • Health: Valerie King
  • Government: Ann Sandford and Cathy Peacock
  • Membership: Vicki Umans and Joanne Samborn
  • Sustainabilty: Chair is open
  • Publicity: Arlene Hinkemeyer and Judy Samuelson
  • Special Events: Joanne Samborn and Ginny Poveromo
  • Voter Services: Barbara McClancy
  • Voter Design/Production Head: Bruce McGowan
  • Advertising Manager, Cathy Peacock
  • Webmaster: Judy Samuelson

Joining a committee virtually assures the pleasure of working with informed, like-minded individuals and the knowledge that your precious time is well-spent.

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