LWV-VA 39th Biennial Convention

Convention Documents

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Convention Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. LWV-VA Board Meeting

5:00 p.m. Registration & 7:00 p.m. Dine-Around

Saturday, May 18, 2019 (please indicate which sessions you will attend)

All day: LWVSHR Silent Auction, winners announced at the conclusion of the banquet

All day: Wares Tables

8:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Opening Plenary Session Call to Order speaker: Susan Carty, LWV National Board Liaison Transformation Journey”

12:30 p.m. Lunch, included in the registration fee speaker: Christy Coleman, CEO of the American Civil War Museum , “Diversity: Why and How To Be Inclusive”

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Women’s Issues
  • Redistricting

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Breakouts – choose 1 on the registration form

  • Election Security & Integrity
  • Seeing Sea Level Rise from Ground Zero
  • Grab Bag of Hot Button Issues

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Local League Presidents Meeting

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Reception with Cash Bar

6:00 p.m. Banquet (choice of entree` on the registration form) speaker: Rachel Bitecofer, Ph.D., Christopher Newport University, Wasson Center for Public Policy

  • Chicken Marsala
  • Fresh Atlantic Salmon with Lobster Sauce
  • Vegetarian: Quinoa Cake w/Grilled Asparagus

Resolution Committee & Caucuses: 15 minutes after the conclusion of Banquet

  • Budget
  • Women’s Rights Position

Centennial Celebration Brainstorming

Sunday, May 19, 2019

6:00 a.m. Walk along the Elizabeth River Trail (optional)

7:30 a.m. Registration

7:30 – 8:15 a.m. League Management Workshops (please indicate which session you will attend on the registration form)

  • Let’s Talk About People (Communications, DEI, Engaging Membership)
  • It’s All About the Money (Fund-raising)
  • Working with League Partners

8:30 a.m. Plenary Session Keynote Speaker: Ron Carlee, DPA, Old Dominion University: “Defending Democracy on All Levels”

  • Adoption of Budget and Program
  • Election of Board for 2019-2021
  • Resolutions
  • Guidance to the new board
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2020 Council
  • Date & Location of LWV-VA 2021 Convention

Noon: Convention Adjourns

12:30 p.m. Bonus Session: “Meet the Rising Tide” hosted by League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads

*Boxed Lunch (separate fee)


  • Rear Admiral (ret.) Ann Phillips, special assistant to the Governor of Virginia for Coastal Adaptation and Protection
  • Christine Morris, Norfolk Resillience Officer

For a print version of the schedule, go here https://lwv-va.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/lwv-convention.pdf

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