LWV Events

  • Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Election Security Event

    The Leagues of Women Voters of

    Kent County, Queen Anne’s County, and Mid-Shore

    Invite you to a presentation of

    “How Maryland Secures Its Elections Systems

    by

    Nikki Charlson 

    Deputy Administrator,

    Maryland State Board of Elections

    Thursday, April 25, 2019 

    Luncheon

    11:30 a.m. Cost: $30

    Presentation

    12:30 p.m.

    EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH (Parish Hall)

    101 N. Cross Street, Chestertown 

     

    RSVP before April 17 by mailing the form below and your check for lunch at $30 per person

    Payable to LWVKC, to LWVKC PO Box 374 Chestertown MD 21620

    If you’d like to pay at the door, reserve your spot by leaving a message at LZelinsk@lwvmd.org or 703-966-7660

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  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC

    A Day on Capitol Hill 2019


    JOIN US FOR A DAY ON CAPITOL HILL

    • Visit both US Senate and Representative Offices

    • Enjoy Lunch at the staff dining facility

    • Take part in advocating an LWVUS topic*

    • Have Fun!


    * Participants will be briefed by email about the LWVUS topic for advocacy and participate voluntarily.

    THIS EVENT HAS NO FEE! BUT YOU MUST RSVP TO Carole & Ashley at capitolhilltrip@lwvmd.org NO LATER THAN Tuesday, April 23rd to facilitate scheduling appointments with Congressmembers.

    Please include your name, cell phone number, & physical address (no P.O. boxes).

    Questions? Contact Carole Conors, 410-750-3960 (home), 443-794-4678 (mobile) or CaroleConors@verizon.net.

    Meet at Taxi/ Massachusetts Ave exit of Union Station, Washington DC at 10 am

    Arrive at Union Station by Amtrak, MARC, Metro, Bus or Auto (Public transportation is recommended due to limited parking) 

  • Saturday, May 04, 2019 at 10:00 AM
    Maggiano’s Little Italy in Washington, D.C., DC

    LWVNCA 2019 Annual Convention

    The League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area

    Invites you to:

    LWVNCA 2019 Annual Convention

    Saturday, May 4th ~~ 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


    Page Harrington, Keynote

    "Women's Suffrage and Race Relations: A Divided Legacy" 

    Registration at 9:30 will be followed by a buffet breakfast and the keynote presentation. The business meeting will include election of officers, approval of LWVNCA 2019-20 budget, and adoption of the Biennial Program


    At:

    Maggiano’s Little Italy

    533 Wisconsin Ave. NW

    Washington, DC 20015

    (Parking lot next door to restaurant and closest Metro: Friendship Heights)

    Cost is $40 per person

    Register Online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/call-to-annual-convention-tickets-58952060199

    OR Fill out this registration form and Mail a check payable to: LWV of the National Capital Area, or LWVNCA

    Print PDF and include with your check

  • Friday, June 07, 2019 at 03:00 PM through June 09, 2019 · $99.00 USD · 9 rsvps

    2019 LWVMD Convention

    The 2019 LWVMD Convention is here!

    The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County will be hosting the 2019 LWVMD Convention

    June 7-9, 2019 at The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center


    Featured Banquet Speaker:

    Dr. William Kirwan

    Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan has spent a lifetime working on the betterment of the educational system of the state of Maryland. He is the Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland, the chair of the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, and the former president of both Ohio State University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

    The Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education (the Kirwan Commission) was established in 2016 to look at the state of public education in Maryland and to provide a recommendation report at the end of 2017. It examined the state's education funding and the college readiness of Maryland students and compared those results to the top states and countries. At the end of 2017, the Kirwan Commission submitted five recommendations to the Governor. The Commission, under the leadership of Dr. Kirwan, found that Maryland students consistently under-perform; in fact, only about 40% of high school graduates are "college and career ready" upon receiving their diploma. Maryland ranks in the middle (at the 25th percentile) of NAEP scores, and is 19th in education spending in the country. The League of Women Voters of Maryland supports the betterment of public education and has in-depth positions on education which you can find here.

    The LWVMD is honored to have Dr. Kirwan speaking to the Convention about the work of the Kirwan Commission and education issues across the state. He will be speaking about the Commission's recommendations to the governor and the programmatic details of those plans, including fully funding pre-K, raising teacher salaries, and creating consequences for schools that consistently under-perform. 


    CONVENTION SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY, JUNE 7

    3:00 pm Registration

    6:00 pm Happy Hour and Dine-Around with LWVMC - Info to follow


    SATURDAY, JUNE 8

    8:00 am - 10:00 am Registration

    10:30 am - Noon Plenary Session I

    Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch (on your own)

    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop - Fundraising:
    Creating a Sustainable Future for the League

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Plenary Session II

    6:00 pm Happy Hour

    6:30 pm Banquet

    Keynote Speaker - Dr. Wiliam Kirwan, chair: The Kirwan Commission
    Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education

     

    SUNDAY, JUNE 9

    9:30 am - 11:00 am Concurrent Workshops -Forums/Webinars and Conference Calls

    11:15 am - 11:45 am Plenary Session III

    11:45 am - 1:15 pm Networking Lunch

    1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Plenary IV

    2:30 pm Convention Adjourns

     


    HOTEL RESERVATIONS

    (not included in Convention Registration Cost)

    Std King Room $104.00
    Std Queen/Queen Room $119.00


    Call 800 321 2211 or 301 527 9000
    on or before May 17 and identify as
    member of LWV staying at
    The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center


     Click Here to Access Special Rate Online

    For more information and directions to the The Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, you can visit their website here.


    Your registration must be received by May 31.

    Click here for Downloadable Registration Form to Print & Mail with Check or Register Online Below

    Be an Early Bird - Convention Registration increases to $175 after May 23, 2019


    Will you be a delegate?

    If you register online, please click here to let us know!


    If you or someone you know would like assistance from the Lois Stoner Scholarship Fund for the registration fee, please complete this form and email it as an attachment to the LWVMD office at stateoffice@lwvmd.org