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

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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  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:



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


Thea Jones, Vice President/Program Director LWVHC

February Unit Meeting


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.

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LWVHC Member Engagement Event

The League of Women Voters of Howard County will be having a member engagement event on Wednesday January 30, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., at Union Jacks in Columbia, Maryland (Address: 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044; Telephone#: 410-740-5225). We will be discussing the relationship between the League of Women Voters and the United Nations.

Legislative Kick-off

Legislative Kick-off Offered by LWVMD, Howard County

On Saturday, January 5, 2019, the League of Women Voters of Howard County will hold its annual Howard County Delegation Legislative Kick-off. The event will take place at a new location, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 9120 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042, with brunch starting promptly at 10:30 a.m. The Senators and Delegates who make up our local delegation will discuss the League of Women Voters of Maryland’s 2019 Legislative Priorities. After opening remarks by the delegation have concluded, League members and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the delegation. Join us at this event held to help the citizens of Howard County learn more about our legislators’ priorities for the 2019 General Assembly.

The cost to attend is $10, but there is no cost for anyone who brings a dish that will serve 8 people. Food assignments are based on the first letter of your last name, and are as follows: A - F: Breads, muffins, pastries G - N: Main Dishes O - Z: Fruit or salad

The meeting will be in All Saints Hall, in the St. John’s Parish Day School building at the front of the campus. Parking is located by the school, with additional parking in the church lot behind the school building.

To RSVP email or call 410-730-0142 no later than Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Memberships are welcomed – contact us or visit our website at

For more information contact: Beth Hufnagel, 410-730-0142,

Veterans Day Parade

The Parade will be held on Sunday, November 11 (11/11), 2018 at 9:30 a.m. The Howard County Veterans Foundation, Inc., and the County’s Veterans service organizations in partnership with the Columbia Association will conduct the 4th Annual Howard County Veterans Day Parade to honor all Veterans, First Responders and their families. A Gold Star family member will lead the Parade!
Parade Schedule
8 a.m. – Check In: Parade forms at Merriweather Post Pavilion
9:30 a.m. – Parade will step off travel about 1 mile ending at the future site of the Howard County Veterans Monument at Lake Kittamaqundi. A reviewing officer/announcer will be placed at mid parade route.
10:45 a.m. (on or about) – A Ceremony honoring Veterans will commence with a special remembrance at 11 minutes past the hour of 11 (11/11/11).
To march with the LWVHC contact 410-730-0142 or

Gerrymandering 101 Workshops

Gerrymandering 101 Workshop

LWVHC Tino's Fundraiser

LWVHC Tino's Fundraiser

Constitution Day Program

LWV Howard County - September 28 Program on Citizens Election Fund