First Call to LWV National Council 2015
Issued December 12, 2014 by
Elisabeth G. MacNamara,
President LWV

What:    First Call to LWV National Council 2015
When:   June 18-21
Where:  Leesburg, VA (closest airport:  Dulles International)
Who:     Two State League Leaders from each state

Dear Presidents of State Leagues, the LWV of the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, ILOs and the National Board:

Please save these important dates:  June 18-21, 2015, and plan to attend Council 2015, along with another leader from your state.  We invite you to join us at this National Council of Leaders for critical conversations about the state of our democracy (including issues of money in politics and protecting voting rights) and how the League can be most effective in the rapidly changing landscape around public engagement.  Council also provides you with training to help you increase your impact as a state League leader.

2015 marks the LWV's 95th anniversary! With the theme "Celebrating our past, Embracing the future," this thought-provoking and future-oriented Council will focus leagues nationwide on:

  • Celebrating our successes
  • What have we accomplished since our founding in 1920?
  • How does our expertise and influence keep us relevant in today's world?
  • Building momentum towards our 100th anniversary
  • How can we maximize on our unique strengths and skills?
  • How can we use 2015-2020 to highlight our continued relevance?
  • Setting ourselves up for powerful impact
  • What can we learn from external specialists and each other about trends in civic   engagement and changes in our operating culture?
  • How well are we adapting and what do we still need to do??

Council will take place at The National Conference Center (near Dulles Airport), 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Leesburg, VA.  The all-inclusive registration fee (program, individual sleeping rooms, all meals, airport shuttle) is $750 per person. Additional information and registration details will be available on the LWV member resources site in January 2015.

Yours in League,

Elisabeth G. MacNamara,
President, League of Women Voters of the US

(First Call to Council as directed by LWVUS Bylaws)