Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

A comprehensive listing of LWVSWMO events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Alamo Drafthouse
4005 South Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
Women's Equality Day movie screening: Iron Jawed Angels. Join us for our FREE Women's Equality Day screening. Each $5 donation benefits The League of Women Voters of Southwest Missouri.

Based on a true story: Defiant young activists take the women's suffrage movement by storm, putting their lives at risk to help American women win the right to vote. Starring Hilary Swank and Anjelica Houston.

Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, Alice Paul and suffragists from across the United States were imprisoned and force fed after they led pickets and hunger strikes. They survived to see future generations of women win the right to vote.

The League of Women Voters was born of the American women's suffrage movement.

Friday, August 23, 2019
Home of League member Joyce Pyle
(Check your member email for details.)
Summer Sounding Board - August. All LWV members are invited to kick off our efforts toward Making Democracy Work in 2019-20. Joyce Pyle will host this opportunity for us to socialize and connect before we continue our work in the new League year, beginning in September. Please plan to join us! Bring a dish to share.
Monday, August 26, 2019
  Women's Equality Day 2019. In 1973, Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) sponsored a bill designating August 26 as Women's Equality Day. The U.S. Congress passed the bill. The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which reads: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex."
Monday, August 26, 2019
Hold Fast Brewing
235 N. Kimbrough Ave.
Springfield, MO 65806
Celebration of Women's Equality Day 2019. Sponsored by the organizations Rosie and The eFactory, this come-and-go event will be held at one of Springfield's newest micro-breweries, owned and operated by two sisters, Susan and Carol McLeod. Members of the League of Women Voters are invited.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Missouri State University
901 S National Ave
Springfield, MO 65897
Naturalization Ceremony. We need League volunteers to help our newest American citizens register to vote. There are many volunteer roles at this event, from greeting new citizens to serving refreshments, to registering new voters. You do not need to be a deputized registrar to help with this event.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Location TBD Adopt-a-Street Cleanup.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Elaine Weiss, the author of The Woman's Hour, will speak about one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote, which led to the founding of the League of Women Voters. With the L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship at Drury University. Tentatively scheduled for Clara Thompson Hall on the Drury campus.
Friday, September 20, 2019
Midtown Carnegie Branch Library
397 E. Central St.
Springfield, MO 65802
Voting Rights: A Discussion with Elaine Weiss and Others. Join the League and Drury's University's L.E. Meador Center for Politics and Citizenship for a panel discussion on voting rights in the US, featuring Elaine Weiss, author of The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
  National Voter Registration Day.
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.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  19th Amendment at 100. 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

LWVSWMO Calendar


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, Primas Mexican Restaurant, 3662 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield MO

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

*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 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 League of Women Voters, August, 2020; National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 24, 2019; Women's Equality Day, Aug. 26, 2019