2019-2020 Unit Meetings Update

For information about the Unit Meetings planned for the 2019-2020 Program year, with the first on September 19, 2019, please go to the Units page of our website, at https://hoco.lwvhowardmd.org/units.


HoCo Fair Parade on Aug. 4

Join fellow League members at the annual 74th Howard County Fair's Annual Fireman's Grand Opening Parade! It starts at 2pm on Sunday, August 4th.

This is the shortest parade ever, which is fine as it will be August and no doubt hot. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the LWV, the 19th Amendment, and our very own 75th anniversary, I invite you to dress in white and bring something like a poster.  We will be led by our banner, of course! Find our banner at the southeast corner of the property at 1:30pm.

Friends and family are invited to join and there is plenty of time to enjoy the Fair (it's open 8am-11pm), but you do need to pay $7 to get in - seniors are $3. Click here for more information about the Fair.  Please put it into your calendar now.

See you there!

Beth Hufnagel, President

League of Women Voters of Howard County

http://www.lwvmd.org/


LWVNCA Summer Workshop


May Unit Meetings

May Unit Meetings

Information for May Unit Meetings is located on our website at https://hoco.lwvhowardmd.org/units.


2019 LWVHC Annual Meeting Workbook

LWVHC Members: The Annual Meeting will be on Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Please click on the following link to the 2019 LWVHC Annual Meeting Workbook:

2019 LWVHC Annual Meeting Workbook

Program Report - 2019 Annual Meeting


Criminal Justice Reform Series

 


New Feb Unit mtg date

An Important Announcement - Rescheduling of the February Unit Meeting - original meeting cancelled due to inclement weather

New Date for the LWVHC Unit Meeting on the Environment

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Vantage House

The February Unit Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in the classroom at Vantage House. Please ask for directions at the reception desk when you sign-in. The originally planned February meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. There will not be a Thursday night meeting.

You will not want to miss this meeting as Betsy Singer, our Environment Director, will be discussing current and upcoming legislation before the Maryland General Assembly. There is much action on the environment in Maryland and also here in Howard County and you will be well-informed after Betsy’s presentation.

Betsy’s discussion will include important environment bills such as those on the:

  • Clean Energy Jobs Act
  • Ban on Expanded Polystyrene Foam Food Packaging
  • Pipeline Safety Act
  • Forest Conservation

Please put this important informational meeting on your calendar and join us for the latest environmental news from Annapolis!

Important Note on the March Unit Meetings:  

Please add the following to your calendar, also!

The March Unit Meetings will be held on:  

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Vantage House

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Historic Oakland

Our March meetings will focus on two important topics:

  1. Program Planning and LWVHC Positions
  2. Bail Reform – discussion of concurrence with the LWVMD study.

Please see your March Voter for complete details and links to information that you will want review before the meetings on March 20th and March 21st.

Important: Inclement Weather Information for both meetings in March:

Inclement weather information for the March 6th and March 20th 10:00 a.m. meetings at Vantage House: 

- If HCPSS has a late opening, the meeting will be held as scheduled.

- If HCPSS is closed for students, the meeting will be postponed and rescheduled.

Inclement weather information for the March 21st 7:00 p.m. meeting at Historic Oakland:

- If HCPSS is closed for students, the meeting will be postponed and rescheduled.

- If HCPSS closes early, the meeting will be postponed and rescheduled.

- If HCPSS closes “after school” and “evening” events, the meeting will be postponed and rescheduled.

Looking forward to seeing you at two meetings in March!


March Unit Meetings

Program Report March 2019

It’s Your Turn to Speak Up, Speak out, and Act!

All members of the League of Women Voters Howard County are urged to attend one of two unit meetings in March and bring your ideas for the direction you would like your league to take in 2019-2020!

March Unit Meetings will be held as follows:

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Vantage House

Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Historic Oakland

Click here for more information.


LWVHC - Important Request for LWVNCA

Subject:  LWVHC - Important Request for LWVNCA - Please Read, React, and Return

The LWV of the National Capital Area (LWVNCA) is seeking input from the LWVHC for their 2019 -2021 Program Planning. This information is due to the LWVNCA by February 15, 2019 and because we will not have a Unit Meeting until after that date, would you please complete this survey and send it by return email no later than Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. LWVHC responses will be shared at the Board meeting on February 7, 2019 and approved before being reported to the LWVNCA by February 15, 2019.

Note: All LWVHC members have received this information via email and it may be easier to respond to the survey below via return email. Please use any method that makes it easy for you to share your thoughts.

Your help is greatly appreciated. 

The survey has two questions:

  1. Current LWVNCA Positions:  The LWVNCA has nine positions that are described in the 2018-2019 LWVHC Handbook on pages 22- 24. You received a PDF copy of the Handbook in August 2018.  Please read these positions in our Handbook. They can also be found at the LWVNCA website at www.lwvnca.org/Positions.html#s03  The positions include Airports, Beltway Safety, Comprehensive Health Planning, Controlled Substances, D.C. Financing, Land Use/Housing, Regional Governance, Transportation, and Water Resources.

Question 1:  Should any of these positions be edited, updated, or dropped or should they be retained as written and/or are there topics that should be added such as Election Security, Voter Suppression, Human Trafficking, or Marijuana Use and Regulation?

 

2:  Ideas for a Study or an Informational Forum by the LWVNCA: Possible ideas could include having a program on Celebrating the LWV's 100th Anniversary [Note: It will be centered nationally in D.C. in 2020.], or Charter Schools vs. Public Schools, or Fracking and Consequences, or any of the topics listed above such as Election Security, Voter Suppression, Human Trafficking, or Marijuana Use and Regulation.

Question 2:  In your opinion, what Studies or Informational Forums would be of interest to you and/or members of the LWVHC? 

 

Please list three of your ideas in priority order:

1.

2.

Thank you for taking time to complete this survey. Your help is greatly appreciated.

Please respond by Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.

Respond to Thea Jones at tjones89@comcast.net

Sincerely,

Thea Jones, Vice President/Program Director LWVHC


February Unit Meeting

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION DISCUSSIONS AT LWVHC FEBRUARY UNIT MEETINGS

IMPORTANT LWVHC PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT:  There will only be ONE Unit Meeting in February, which will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00 at Vantage House.

Don’t miss this Unit Meeting as Betsy Singer will be leading a discussion on the latest environmental action news in the Maryland General Assembly.

Click Here for more information.