Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, June 8, 2017
2-3:30pm
First Christian Church:
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL. Special board meeting to plan board retreat
Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:30
203 Tulip Tree Lane, Moneta
To carpool, meet at 8:00am at First Christian Church, 3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Retreat. The entire board will gather to discuss our goals, priorities, activities for the upcoming year.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
3:00pm
Molly McClenon's home
712 Riverside Dr. Lynchburg, VA 24503
Voters Service Committee Meeting. The committee will decide what Voters Service activities we will do for the 11/7 election. Together we'll establish dates and responsibilities whenever possible.
Monday, August 7, 2017
5:15pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5PM
712 Riverside Drive
Lynchburg VA 24503
Voters Service Committee meeting. Begin work on Voters Guide/tri-fold. Updates on VOTE 411 and Forum plans
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
5:15pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12-1:30pm
Drowsy Poet in Givens Books
2230 Lakeside Dr
Lynchburg VA 24503
Looking back; Moving Forward. We'll enjoy lunch together as we reminiscence prompted by old photos and historic items. We'll also hear about how we've changed and exciting plans for the future.
Friday, September 22, 2017
9AM-3PM
Hospitality House Hotel
2800 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg VA
Fall Workshop. A state wide gathering to learn and to share information about the upcoming LWV year and activities. There will be workshops on a variety of issue.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
8am-1pm
City Market
1219 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Voter Registration & Election Information. LWVL members will encourage people to register to vote and provide information about restoration of the right to vote, the election on November 7 and about Redistricting Reform.
Monday, October 2, 2017
11:ooam
Agudath Sholom Synagogue
2055 Langhorne Road
Lynchburg VA 24501
Service honoring Rosel Schewel. Rosel was a founding and active member of the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg since the late 1950's. She was a philanthropist and leader in the Lynchburg community. Rosel did much for this city focusing on women's rights, children's literacy, girl scouts in addition providing leadership and support for the League of Women Voters.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
5:15pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
8am-1pm
City Market
1219 Main Street
Lychburg VA 24504
Voter Registration & Election Information.. LWVL members will encourage people to register to vote and provide information about restoration of the right to vote, the election on November 7 and about Redistricting Reform.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7-8:30pm
City Council Chambers
900 Main Street
Lynchburg VA 24504
Candidates Forum. The forum is open to everyone. Candidates on the Lynchburg ballot Nov. 7 will present information about why they want to be elected and answer questions from the audience. They also will have a chance to ask each other a question. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. It is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Thursday, November 2, 2017
5:15pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Home of Judy Lee
4311 Greenway Court
Lynchburg VA 24503
Wine & Cheese Party for New and Prospective Members. A Fun Gathering for new and prospective members to get to know each other and board members while learning something about the League of Women Voters of Lynchburg.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Thursday, January 11, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 RIvermont Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24503
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
9:30am Refreshments 10:00 discussion
Lodge of the Fisherman/Camp Kum-ba-yah
4415 Boonsboro Road
Lynchburg VA 24503
Annual Program Planning Meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to focus and prioritize our work on local and national positions asking which positions we want to maintain and which to emphasize. The LWVUS board recommends continuing to focus on the theme Making Democracy Work. Members will be asked for guidance on a possible new local study on the Lynchburg Drug Court. Lastly attendees will be asked about preferences for future meetings in March, April, May.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: The Waning of Pax Americana. Sabita Manian, Ph.D., Professor of International Relations, Lynchburg College. The U.S. has begun an historic shift away from Pax Americana that was established in the wake of World War II. Pax Americana promised peaceful international relations and an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. In championing "America First," President Trump has shifted the political mood toward selective U.S. engagement where foreign commitments are limited to areas of vital U.S. interest and where economic nationalism is the order of the day.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:30am
Credit Union Building
108 N 8th St.
Richmond VA 23219
Capitol,
Berkley Hotel
Richmond VA
Lobby Day & Women's Legislative Roundtable. The day begins with the Women's Legislative Roundtable, a non-partisan forum discussing public policy issues and the legislation to address them. Next there is time to visit individual legislators, attend the noon opening of the House and Senate and be recognized from the floor. The day ends with lunch at the Berkeley Hotel. Early Birds who go the day before my lobby with OneVirginia2021 and attend the afternoon Senate Privilege and Elections Committee.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Global Health: Joanna H. Harris, M.D., Past Director of the Central Virginia Health Department. The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, the rising rates of chronic disease and vulnerability to new and deadly pandemics. The next several decades will be just as important in determining wellbeing across nations as the last were.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Media and Foreign Policy: Navigating a Changing Landscape. Jennifer Gauthier, Ph.D., Professor of Communication Studies, Randolph College. When six major companies control 90% of the media we consume daily, when reporting the news is no longer the exclusive purview of professional journalists, when a tweet can constitute national policy and when mainstream news organizations are gutting their international bureaus, it is clear that we need to think seriously about the relationship between the media and foreign policy.
Friday, February 23, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Great Decisions Series: Russia"s Foreign Policy. Allen Lynch, Ph.D., Professor of Politics, University of Virginia. Under President Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and undermining the influence of liberal democracies along its historic borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar when it interfered in the U.S. 20016 presidential contest. Putin's foreign policy includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the U.S. respond to Putin's foreign policy ambitions?
Thursday, March 1, 2018
2:30-3:00 refreshments 3:00-4:00pm presentaion with Q&A
Lynchburg Public Library
2315 Memorial Avenue
Lynchburg VA 24501
Snow Date for Great Decisions. If Lynchburg City Schools are closed due to inclement weather, The Great Decisions lecture for that day will be cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, March 1, if possible.
Thursday, March 8, 2018
5:00pm
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Board Meeting of LWVL.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10am-12noon
Leave from and return to
First Christian Church
3109 Rivermont Ave.
Lynchburg VA 24503
Greater Lynchburg Transit Company. Ride the bus to tour GLTC's new facility and to discuss services and issues GLTC is currently facing.