Making Democracy Work


Meet Our Team

Margaret Cooper, Legislative Chair

Margaret is a long time member, Margaret washed ashore on the Cape in 2001, joining the League immediately where she has been on several committees, including Voter Service, and took care of Publicity for several years. Formerly member of Leagues in Concord MA and Fairfax County VA. Member of US volunteer Lobby Corps in early 80s lobbying the Massachusetts and Virginia delegations.

Alice Carey, At-Large

Alice has been our Voter Service Chair

Denise Morreale, Observer Corps Chair

Live in North Falmouth Village. Chair of the Observer corps, bulletin reporter and editor. Member of League since early 1990s. Was on committee of study which produced Children in Focus, was on transportation committee.

Joanne Voorhis, Treasurer

My husband and I came to Woods Hole with one baby in 1957. Within five years I had two more babies and was president of the League of Women Voters of Falmouth.
LWV of Falmouth organized as a provisional league in 1955 and within a year or two became a local league and part of the LWV of Massachusetts and the US. Our league was mostly comprised of women in their 40's and 50's plus younger women with small children. Each month the program was presented three or four times (Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night) to what were called units.
Early in the 1960's I was sent to speak to the Rotary Club about the Town Manager Form of Government which the LWVF had studied and was supporting. What hubris. How naive.
Based on league experience I ran for Town Meeting Member and served for 35 years. I think I and many other league members served well as TM members, and in elected and appointed town positions. We did our homework, studied the issues and listened to our constituents,
I dropped out of active league participation when I returned to college for teaching credentials. I then worked in the Falmouth Public Schools as an elementary teacher, a psychometrist and elementary assistant principal. Some time after retirement I became treasurer of our local league and continue in that role for now.

Margaret Borden, 2nd Vice President

Olivia M. White, At-Large

Olivia Masih White, LWV member+at-large came to the United States in 1962 from India to study at Southern Methodist University. She met her husband Terry at SMU and became a U.S citizens in 1971. After finishing her Ph. D in Biology (Genetics), she taught at University of North Texas in Denton, TX for 20 years and John Carroll University in Cleveland OH for two years. She was a member of LWV in Dallas, TX. In 2011, she retired and moved to Falmouth, MA to be near her daughter Sheri White, who is a Senior Engineer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutions. In Falmouth Olivia was the President of the Falmouth Newcomers Club in 2014-2015. She now serves on several boards in Cape Cod such as: the Cape Cod Council of Churches; Church Women United of Cape Cod; Falmouth SWIFT (Supporting Women in Financial Transition)and Falmouth Historical Society Board.