LWVJoCo Preview Party for 2018-2019
Our plan for the next League year activities is presented in August. (Our League year starts July 1.) We start planning early. It begins at our January planning meeting as just a twinkle in the eye of members that participate. We brainstorm ideas that coincide with our mission and goals. These ideas are considered as programs, studies, projects, or events to be approved by the board and voted on as required by members at the Annual Meeting in May.
Soon after the Annual Meeting the transition of officers, committee chairs, and board members begins. The outgoing personnel provide important insight to the incoming personnel. They are great bridge builders to ensure the next League year can be more successful than the last one. League activities and meetings continue throughout the summer. With the preparations completed for the plan for the next League year, the plan is presented at the August Preview Party. Members are encouraged to bring guests as this is a perfect opportunity to see what the League does and what we will learn in the upcoming months. Typically, we gain many new members as a result of this event.
Our recent Preview Party was led by our President, Ellen Miller. Watch the introductory video to learn what direction we will be headed to grow our League, expand our voter registration and voter education efforts, get our citizenry more involved in government, become more aware and informed about our natural resources, and to create interest in our monthly programs.
This link to our events calendar will provide monthly meeting details. Our September 8 program is ‘Constitutional Convention: A Serious Threat to Our Democracy.’ Our October 6 program is ‘Get Out the Vote:What Works.’ Our November 3 program is ‘After the Election: Power Up Your Advocacy’.
The committee chairs presented their plans for the year and encouraged visitors to join us and for members to get involved with an area of interest to them. Watch the video to learn from our committee chairs on communications, foreign policy discussions, naturalization ceremony voter registrations, and our observer corps.
Watch the video to learn from our committee chairs on voter services, natural resources, the ‘Get Out the Vote’ project, and our speakers bureau.
The evening provided a broad overview of all that is planned for the year. In addition to the committee plans, we schedule time for new member parties, a holiday party, legislative forums with our representatives, candidate forums at election time, meeting with our sister Leagues across the state of Kansas, League Day at the capital in Topeka, League birthday planning, and purely social outings such as picnics. We have a very exciting year ahead. It is so rewarding to see how the League influences our citizens to get involved in our government.
As always, our members put out a lovely spread of food items. The food and flowers provided a comfortable and yummy setting to visit with potential and current members.