Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

A comprehensive listing of LWVSWMO events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, November 2, 2019
9:30am
State Fair Community College
Heckart Health and Science Building
3201 W. 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301
State League Fall Conference. Climate change is the focus of the LWVMO Fall Conference. Sessions include: + Climate Change: What You Can Do Today + 2020 Legislative Session Advocacy Training + The Most Impactful Action: Making Democracy Work + LWVMO 100th Anniversary Lunch and Celebration + Local League Sharing Ideas + Diversity, Equity and Inclusion To register, contact our local League's board of directors. Deadline is Oct. 25.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:30am
empower:abilities (formerly Southwest Center for Independent Living)
1450 W. Cambridge Street
Springfield, MO 65807
Fall General Meeting: Two Topics. Why Do We Vote? What motivates people to vote--or to stay home--on Election Day? Missouri State University students have been researching this topic and will discuss findings including data specific to Springfield.

Summer on Our Southern Border Dr. Elizabeth Nichols, Professor of Spanish, Drury University, will share what she learned interviewing families held in immigration detention centers this past summer.

All League members invited; bring a friend!

Friday, November 15, 2019
7:30-9:30am
The Diamond Room
2340 W. Grand
Springfield, MO 65802
Meet the Electeds 2.0. Meet the elected officials who represent us in Jefferson City at a unique speed networking event exclusive for members of the League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri, Junior League of Springfield and Leadership Springfield alumni.

There is no cost to attend. Complimentary coffee and a light breakfast will be provided. An RSVP form was included in your member email.

Attendees will visit with state senators and representatives in small groups then move to the next station each time a bell rings. It's the same format used at our first Meet the Electeds in February.

Meet the Electeds event is a nonpartisan event. The League is pleased to be a co-sponsor.

Monday, November 18, 2019
5:30pm
The Pitch Pizza & Pub
2924 E Sunshine St.
Springfield, MO 65804
November Unit Meeting - Monday. Early voting and absentee voting allow citizens to cast ballots on select days prior to Election Day. Join other League members to learn about research on these timely topics from Missouri State University students. They will also discuss strategies for voter advocacy in our state. Choose the unit meeting (Monday evening or Tuesday noon) that best fits your schedule.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
12pm
Findlay Student Center (Room 204), just off Summit Street
Drury University
Springfield, MO 65802
November Unit Meeting - Tuesday. Early voting and absentee voting allow citizens to cast ballots on select days prior to Election Day. Join other League members to learn about research on these timely topics from Missouri State University students. They will also discuss strategies for voter advocacy in our state. Choose the unit meeting (Monday evening or Tuesday noon) that best fits your schedule.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
5:30pm
Home of member Maggie Castrey Holiday Party for League of SWMO. Holiday theme, yes, but we'll couple that with a suffrage centennial theme at our annual gathering. Plan to attend! Look for directions in our member email.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
TBD
Greene County Elections Center
1126 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Deputy Registrar Training. The Greene County Clerk's office is providing a series of training sessions for League members who would like to become deputy voter registrars. In addition to Dec. 5, other dates ore Dec. 10, Dec. 17, Jan. 6, Jan. 9 and Jan. 22. For more information: CPointer@greenecountymo.gov
Friday, February 14, 2020
 
  Day of Action: Women Power the Vote. On the birthday of the League of Women Voters, you're invited to participate in a League-wide Day of Action. More details to come.
Thursday, June 25, 2020
through 6/28/20
Washington, D.C. National Convention of the League of Women Voters of the United States. On the agenda of National Convention 2020 is a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting most women the right to vote. It's also the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters. All members are welcome to attend. Check for more information at http://lwv.org
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
 
Across the United States 19th Amendment at 100. 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

GENERAL INFORMATION on LEAGUE MEETINGS and EVENTS

Unit meetings: These small group meetings are held monthly.* Here is where League members discuss local action as well as state and national issues, learning from local experts and League panels. Each member selects the unit meeting that best fits her/his own schedule.

Third Monday, 5:30 p.m. dinner meeting, The Pitch Pizza & Pub, 2924 E. Sunshine, Springfield.

Third Tuesday, noon, brown bag lunch, Drury University, Findlay Student Center, Room 204, Springfield.

Unit meetings are not held in the months of December, June, July, or August.

General meetings: At least three general membership meetings are held throughout the year. All members are invited. Topics are determined by the board.

Summer Sounding Board: These casual meetings are held in June, July and August. Dates and locations to be announced. Check our calendar.

Public forums: Candidate forums and ballot issue forums are scheduled during election season.

Annual meeting: In May, League members gather for a business meeting to elect officers and board members, determine issue priorities for the coming year and review finances.

Special Events: 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women's right to vote, Aug. 18, 2020; Birthday of the League of Women Voters, Feb. 14. Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26. National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24.