Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6:00am-7:00pm
All polling places VOTE. Democratic and Republican primary elections.
Friday, June 9, 2017-Sunday, June 11, 2017
 
Leesburg, VA LWV Virginia State Convention. Save the dates. Details from League of Women Voters of Virginia.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
6-8:00pm
2120 Hanover Avenue (home of Alice Tousignant) Hot Topcs - Ending Homelessnss (Alice Tousignant). Come at 6:00 for a half hour of socializing. Bring your own dinner and feel free to bring a non-Leaguer friend. Questions contact Karen Rosenblum krosenbl@gmu.edu
Friday, May 26, 2017
5:30-9:30pm
Brown's Island, Downtown Richmond Friday Cheers. LWV-RMA members sell tickets and pour adult beverages at Friday Cheers concert. A fun way to earn money for our treasury. To volunteer, contact Evelyn Glazier 804-358-0011 or emglazier1@gmail.com
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
5:00pm
Westwood Club, 6200 West Club Lane, Henrico LWV-RMA ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER. Annual business meeting for all League members to elect officers and adopt the budget and advocacy program for the coming year. Followed by buffet dinner. Registration 5:00pm, meeting 5:30, dinner 6:30. No cost to attend the meeting; dinner $45. Dinner reservation deadline Thursday May 18. Contact Evelyn Glazier emglazier1@gmail.com or 358-0011.
Monday, May 22, 2017
6-8:00pm
605 Ridge Top Road (home of Lynn Johnston) Hot Topcs - Transparency and the General Assembly (Anne Sterling). Come at 6:00 for a half hour of socializing. Bring your own dinner and feel free to bring a non-Leaguer friend. Questions contact Jean D/Ascoli 804-740-6841
Thursday, May 11, 2017
9:30am-12:00noon
Henrico County's Tuckahoe Library, Conference Room, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico LWV-RMA Voter Service Committee Meeting. All members invited to plan activities related to the upcoming elections. Contact Valarie Filllgrove, Voter Service Chair, valarielwv@hotmail.com or 1-816-591-2572
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
6-8:00pm
513 Ridgeley Lane, Henrico (home of Jeanne D'Ascoli) Hot Topcs - Free Trade, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Valarie Fillgrove and Jaren Rosenblum). Come at 6:00 for a half hour of socializing. Bring your own dinner and feel free to bring a non-Leaguer friend. Questions contact Karen Rosenblum krosenbl@gmu.edu
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6-8:00pm
Home of Lynn McMartin, 4600 Wythe Avenue, Richmond Hot Topics - Cyber Security: Emails and the Election (Marie Stella). Hot Topics is a new discussion series planned for the second and fourth Tuesdays in February, March, and April. Meetings will be in League members' homes with members addressing current topics. Bring your own dinner. Questions, contact Karen Rosenblum, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
9:30-11:30am
Home of Jeanne D'Ascoli, 513 Ridgeley Lane, Henrico Hot Topcs - Sharia Law (Denise Melenbrink). Hot Topics is a new discussion series planned for the second and fourth Tuesdays in February, March, and April. Meetings will be in League members' homes with members addressing current topics. Questions, contact Karen Rosenblum, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Friday, April 7, 2017
1:00-3:00pm
Henrico County's Tuckahoe Library, Conference Room, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico LWV-RMA Voter Service Committee Meeting. All members are invited to begin planning activities related to the November 2017 election. Contact: Valarie Fillgrove, Voter Service Chair, 1-816-591-2572
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
5:00pm
Travinia Italian Kitchen, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Henrico LWV Meet and Greet. Leaguers and friends are invited to our first "Meet and Greet Happy Hour." Individual checks provided (18% gratuity added). Various menu options. Please RSVP to Linda Mateyka at 310-497-9165 or lmateyka@aol.com by March 30th.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
6-8:00pm
Home of Valarie Fillgrove, 11731 Sanbury Lane, Midlothian Hot Topics - The Refugee Experience in Richmond (Lynn Johnston). Hot Topics is a new discussion series planned for the second and fourth Tuesdays in February, March, and April. Meetings will be in League members' homes with members addressing current topics. Bring your own dinner. Questions, contact Karen Rosenblum, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Friday, March 24, 2017
5-7:30pm
Virginia Commonwealth University, Room 203 Hibbs Hall, 900 Park Ave., Richmond Equal Means Equal. Showing of the movie "Equal Means Equal" about the ERA in honor of Women's History Month. For Hibbs Hall entry and parking information see http://www.maps.vcu.edu/monroepark/hibbshall/
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:30-11:30am
Home of Lynn Crowder, 103 N. Allen Avenue, Richmond Hot Topics - Refugees in Richmond (Lynn Johnston). Hot Topics is a new discussion series planned for the second and fourth Tuesdays in February, March, and April. Meetings will be in League members' homes with members addressing current topics. Questions, contact Karen Rosenblum, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
 
  NO Women's Legislative Roundtable. THE LAST ROUNDTABLE FOR THIS SESSION WAS FEBRUARY 22.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6-8:00pm
Home of Jeanne D'Ascoli, 513 Ridgeley Lane, Henrico Hot Topics - False News, False Facts: Sorting out what won't go away (Karen Rosenblum). Hot Topics is a new discussion series planned for the second and fourth Tuesdays in February, March, and April. Meetings will be in League members' homes with members addressing current topics. Bring your own dinner to this first evening session. Questions, contact Karen Rosenblum, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Saturday, February 25, 2017
 
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC Black History Month Event. Travel with Leaguers to visit Washington's new African American History museum. For details contact Mabel Wells 804-367-7949
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
8:30am
General Assembly Building, Capitol Square, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable. THIS WAS THE LAST ROUNDTABLE OF THIS SESSION; NO ROUNDTABLE ON MARCH 1.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
3:00pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave., Richmond LWV-RMA Board of Directors' Meeting. The Board meets monthly to set policy, discuss strategy, and establish the calendar. All League members are invited to attend as observers.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
11:00am-2:00pm
U.S. District Court, 7th Floor, Broad Street, Richmond Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens. LWV-RMA members distribute voter registration applications.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
8:30am
General Assembly Building, Capitol Square, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
 
All regular polling places SPECIAL ELECTION. A special election for Virginia House of Delegates District 71 (Richmond area) will be held to replace Jennifer McClellan, who was elected to the Virginia Senate.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
8:30am
General Assembly Building, Capitol Square, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable and League Lobby Day. Start League Lobby Day at the Women's Roundtable. Then visit legislators, committee meetings, and the House and Senate sessions at noon.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
8:30am
General Assembly Building, Capitol Square, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable. Attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable every Wednesday at 8:30am during the General Assembly session. Share information with legislators, representatives of nonprofits, and other citizens.
Monday, January 23, 2017
7;00am start
Virginia State Capitol, Richmond Women's Equality Coalition Lobby Day. Lobby Day on January 23 will begin with breakfast at the Lieutenant Governor's office at approximately 7:00am. For details contact Donna Granski at dgranski@verizon.net.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
9:00am
Henrico's Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East Street (off Staples Mill), 23230 LWV-RMA Program Planing. RESCHEDULED from January 7 due to weather.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
State Capitol, Richmond Virginia General Assembly Convenes.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
10:30am
Henrico's Glen Allen Library, 10501 Staples Mill Rd., Glen Allen
CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY JANUARY 14 DUE TO WEATHER
LWV-RMA Program Planning. League members come together to plan activities for the coming year. Contact Program VP, Virginia Cowles, vcowles@verizon.net (Snow date, January 14, Henrico's Libbie Mill Library, 2100 Libbie Lake East St., Henrico)
Thursday, December 15, 2016
4:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4103 Monument Avenue, Richmond, board room.
Street parking on Monument, Wythe, and Antrim. Enter through the Office entrance on Antrim and follow the signs to the meeting room.
Fracking Consensus Meeting. RESCHEDULED from November - LWV-RMA members will discuss and reach consensus on an advocacy position on fracking in Virginia. Consensus questions from LWV Virginia will be emailed in advance. Contact Program VP, Virginia Cowles, vcowles@verizon.net
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:00am
Senate Room 3, Capitol Building, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Roundtable Pre-Session Luncheon and Discussion. Advocacy groups will make presentations on their agendas for the 2017 General Assembly Session. Details to come from LWV-Virginia.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  Election Day. VOTE for President; Congress; Virginia Constitutional Amendments; Henrico County bond issues; and Richmond City Mayor, City Council, and School Board. See details of what is on your ballot at http://www.VOTE411.org
Thursday, October 27, 2016
5:30-7:00pm
Henrico's Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico Virginia's Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Regulations. This meeting, for League members and the public, will focus on Virginia's regulations on fracking. Hear from Michael Skiffington of the Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy and the Sierra Club's Linda Burchfield. Light refreshments. Contact Virginia Cowles, VP Program, vcowles@verizon.net
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm
U.S. District Court, 7th Floor, Broad Street, Richmond Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens. LWV-RMA members distribute voter registration applications.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
3:45-5:30pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave., Richmond LWV-RMA Board of Directors' Meeting. The Board meets monthly to set policy, discuss strategy, and establish the calendar. All League members are invited to attend as observers.
Monday, October 17, 2016
 
  Deadline to register to vote in November election.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:30-7:00pm
Grapevine Greek and Italian Restaurant, 11055 Three Chopt Road, Richmond 23233 LWV-RMA Membership Action Plan Meeting. All members are invited to help develop a 2016-2017 Membership Action Plan. The restaurant offers a full menu, but neither eating nor drinking is required to participate. RSVP helpful but not required. Contact Karen Rosenblum, Membership Co-Chair, krosenbl@gmu.edu
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00-7:00pm
Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Avenue, Richmond LWV-RMA Back to League Night. Kick off the new League year by attending this all-member "Back to League" meeting. Visit with old and new members, review League basics, and sign up for Voter Service and other League activities. Light refreshments.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
11:00am-2:00pm
U.S. District Court, 7th floor, Broad Street, Richmond Naturalization Ceremony for New Citizens. LWV-RMA members distribute voter registration applications.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
3:45-5:30pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave., Richmond LWV-RMA Board of Directors' Meeting. The Board meets monthly to set policy, discuss strategy, and establish the calendar. All League members are invited to attend as observers.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:30am-3:10pm
Hilton Garden Inn, 1793 Richmond Rd., Charlottesville VA 22911 LWV-VA Fall Workshops. A day of speakers and workshops on "Voter Service Matters," including VOTE411 voter guide, gun safety, the League's fracking study, and more. For details and to register see http://www.lwv-va.org/files/workshops_2016_08_09_registform.pdf
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
1:00-3:00pm
Henrico's Tuckahoe Library, Conference Room, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico LWV-RMA Voter Service Meeting. Come to help plan and volunteer for voter service activities for the November election.
Friday, August 26, 2016
3:00-6:00pm
Virginia Commonwealth University, Siegel Center, Broad Street VCU SOVO Fair. The Richmond League will have an information table at the VCU SOVO (Student Organization and Volunteer Opportunity) Fair.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
5:30-7:00pm
Vietnam Garden Restaurant, 9031 W. Broad St.(intersection of W. Broad and Tuckernut Dr.) LWV-RMA Membership Discussion. Join other Leaguers for a discussion of membership recruitment and experience. Vietnam Garden offers a full menu, but eating is not required to attend. Contact Karen Rosenblum, Membership Co-Chair, krosenbl@gmu.edu with questions. RSVP helpful but not necessary.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
9:30am-3:30pm
Virginia Commonwealth University, 700 West Grace Street, Richmond 2016 Virginia Women's Equality Regional Summit. The Regional Summit is a day full of speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and training activities devoted to advancing equality for Virginia women and families. Details and to register see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virginia-womens-equality-coalition-regional-summit-tickets-25938380394
Saturday, July 30, 2016
10:45am-1:30pm
Glen Allen Branch of Henrico Public Library, 10501 Staples Mill Road Voter Registration Training. Training and certification for voter registration with Garry Ellis of the Virginia Department of Elections. This meeting is free and open to the public. Questions? Contact valariefillgrove@hotmail.com or 1-816-591-2572 (Note: New location from previous years.)
Saturday, July 16, 2016
3:00-6:00pm
  Brookland Park Festival. League members will provide voter registration and election information at the neighborhood festival.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
1:00-4:00pm
Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico LWV-RMA Voter Service Meeting. All members are invited to join the Voter Service Committee and help plan activities for the November election. Questions? Contact Valarie Fillgrove, Voter Service Chair, 1-816-591-2572
Thursday, June 16, 2016-Sunday, June 19, 2016
 
Washington, D.C. LWV National Convention.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
 
Roslyn Retreat Center
River Road
Richmond, VA
LWV Virginia State Council. The State Council is held in alternate years with the State Convention. LWV of the Richmond Metro Area is the host for the 2016 Council. Helpful workshops, breakfast buffet, and lunch included. For details and to register, see the LWV Virginia website at http://www.lwv-va.org.
Friday, May 27, 2016
5:30-9:30pm
Brown's Island, Downtown Richmond, VA Friday Cheers. LWV-RMA sells tickets and pours beverages at the Friday Cheers concert. To volunteer, contact Evelyn Glazier, emglazier1@gmail.com
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5:30pm
Jefferson Lakeside Country Club, 1700 Lakeside Avenue, 23228, Henrico County LWV-RMA Annual Meeting and Dinner. At the annual meeting LWV-RMA members will elect officers and directors and adopt a budget and program for the 2016-2017 year. Dinner following the business meeting. See the April newsletter for details and to register. No cost for the meeting. Dinner $45.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
4:00-5:30pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Avenue, Richmond LWV-RMA Board of Directors' Meeting. The board meets monthly to set policy, discuss strategy, and establish the calendar. All members are invited to attend as observers.
Friday, May 13, 2016
5:30-9:30pm
Brown's Island, Downtown Richmond, VA Friday Cheers. LWV-RMA sells tickets and pours beverages at the Friday Cheers concert. To volunteer contact Evelyn Glazier, emglazier1@gmail.com.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
5:00-7:00pm
Libbie Mill Library
2250 Staples Mill Rd. behind Southern Season
Henrico, VA
All Member Meeting. Candace Graham, co-founder of Women Matter, will update us on the ERA Coalition's activities and next steps to achieve ratification of the ERA by the Virginia General Assembly by 2020. Refreshments.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
5:30-8:00pm
Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA
Virginia Women in History 2016. The Library of Virginia honors eight Virginia women with a reception and lecture. Free and open to the public. See http://www.lva.virginia.gov/news/dayInfo.asp?calmonth=3&calyear=2016&calday=31
Saturday, March 19, 2016
 
Fairfax County Women's History Month Commemoration. Celebrate our Suffragist foremothers with a trip to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Fairfax County https://suffragistmemorial.wordpress.com/about/

Details and to register contact Lynn Johnston lynncastle@aol.com

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
8:30-9:30am
General Assembly Building, Room 4 East, Capitol Square, downtown Richmond, VA Women's Roundtable. LWV-VA hosts a meeting for legislators, organizations, and individuals to share information on legislation every Wednesday morning during the Session.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
8:30-9:30am
General Assembly Building, Room 4 East, Capitol Square, downtown Richmond, VA Women's Roundtable. LWV-VA hosts a meeting for legislators, organizations, and individuals to share information on legislation every Wednesday morning during the Session.
Saturday, February 27, 2016
 
Virginia Randolph Museum and School,
2200 and 2204 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA
Black History Month Commemoration. Tour Virginia Randolph Museum and School and have lunch with League members. Gather at the Museum at 10:00am. Carpool or drive (no bus this year). Box lunch. Questions and lunch registration contact Virginia Cowles, 804-353-0926 or vcowles@verizon.net.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
10:00 am
State Capitol, downtown Richmond, VA Centennial Rally for Equal Rights. 10:00-11:00am Virginia Capitol Steps, rally and speakers

11:00-12 noon Bell Tower, gathering and vigil

12:00-3:00pm Library of Virginia, lunch, speakers, networking

Lunch reservations required, cost $30, at http://www.vanow.org/rally or VA NOW PO Box 3662, Fredericksburg, VA 22402

In 1916, our foremothers rallied for suffrage on Virginia's capitol steps. In 2016, we will rally for equal rights and for women to be included fully in the Constitution.

"Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." - Text of the Equal Rights Amendment

Sponsors include NOW, AAUW, Women-Matter and League of Women Voters

To print a PDF with rally details click Centennial Rally

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:30am-2:00pm
General Assembly Building, Capitol Square, Downtown Richmond LWV Lobby Day. Start at 8:30am at the Women's Roundtable. Then take the opportunity to network with Leaguers from around the state, visit legislators, attend committee meetings, and attend the House or Senate session. Also get to know members of OneVirginia2021 (redistricting), the Virginia Women's Equality Coalition, and other groups also having their Lobby Day.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Tuckahoe Branch of Henrico Public Library, 1901 Starling Drive, Henrico, VA Program Planning Meeting. Members will review local and national advocacy program positions and suggest changes and additions. Lunch will be served.

For current national positions see Impact on Issues on the national LWV website at http://lwv.org/content/impact-issues and for our local LWV-RMA advocacy program see http://www.richmond.va.lwvnet.org/about_action.html

For details see the November issue of the Leaguer.

Questions? Contact Virginia Cowles, VP Program, vcowles@verizon.net

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
 
State Capitol, downtown Richmond, VA General Assembly Convenes.