Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing - the Main Building (Park behind the building, enter through the doors on the side.) June Board Meeting. Regular monthly meeting.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
12:00 Noon
Williamsburg Landing - Main Building
5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive
(Please park in the rear and enter by the side door.)
The Annual Meeting Luncheon. Help us celebrate our 45th Year! Speaker will be Olga Hernandez, President of the LWV of Virginia, who will outline the league's efforts to bring redistricting reform to our state. Read a brief bio on Olga!
  • Join us to renew old friendships and meet new friends - to update ourselves on redistricting - to hear our plans for the new league year!
  • Contact Kathy Pickering or Barb Worthen for reservations by June 4 (or send an email to this site). Cost is $15 per person.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
9:00 am
Courthouse Green
500 East Duke of Gloucester Street
Historic Area, Williamsburg
(Kimball Theater in case of rain)
Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony. A Naturalization Ceremony to swear in 100 new citizens!
  • The League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area is joining other local organizations in welcoming the new citizens.
  • Some of our members will be dressed as suffragetts; other members will be distributing information on voting rights and procedures and inviting the new citizens to join the league.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
1:00 pm
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower Hotel
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204
LWVUS National Convention. The theme of the Convention is "Reaching New Heights Together." It opens at 1:00 PM on Saturday, June 14 and runs through Tuesday morning, June 17.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing - Main Building September board meeting.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Education Committee Meeting. All Education Committee members invited to attend! We plan to meet on the first Thursday of the month, starting in September, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, William Way, Williamsburg.
Need directions? Follow this link. Port Anne Subdivision
New Member Reception. This is your chance to find out "everything you wanted to know about the league but didn't know who to ask!" New members - even 'not so new' members - are all cordially invited to attend.

  • Meet other league members
  • Hear about our plans for the General Election in November and other league activities scheduled for the fall and winter.
Monday, September 15, 2008
7:30 pm
St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Jamestown Road, Williamsburg Homeless Committee. Update of Homeless Committee members activities since the spring - and plans for the fall and winter, 2008.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
5:00
Barb Worthen's home
210 Old Cart Road
Williamsburg, Virginia
Service and Snack Hour. A "how to" discussion on serving the voters in our community, with an emphasis on the Wal-Mart project on September 20 and 27 - and the October 22 forum:
  • How does the league maintain its nonpartisan position prior to elections?
  • What are the laws on Voter Registration drives?
  • What do voters need to take to the polls to be prepared?
  • What 'ground rules' does the league follow in conducting a candidate forum?
  • Where should citizens go for nonpartisan information?
Saturday, September 20, 2008
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Williamsburg Wal-Mart store Voter Registration and Information Drive. To assist voters who are not yet registered to do so; and distribute nonpartisan voter information from the League of Women Voters that encourages citizens to GET OUT AND VOTE on November 4.

Event will be repeated on Saturday, September 27 - same time, same place.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing,
Main Building
October board meeting.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library Auditorium
515 Scotland Street
Williamsburg, Virginia
Link to a map of the First District
First District Candidates Forum. Public forum for the three candidates for U.S. House of Representatives from the First District. Moderator is Olga Hernandez, President of the League of Women Voters of Virginia.
  • Candidates include incumbent Robb Wittman (Republican), Bill Day (Democrat), and Nathan Larson (Libertarian).
  • The public is invited to attend and submit written questions to the candidates.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Your Polling Place! November 4, 2008 General Election. Exercize your right to vote in the 2008 election!
  • Link to the "Elections" page for help locating your precint and polling place - and for voter information on the candidates and issues.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
5 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
5-7 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse Holiday Party. Join us to start the Holiday Season before your December calendar fills up! Contact Kathy Pickering or Valerie Nelson if you plan to attend.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
5 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse Membership Consensus Discussion. We will review the State League of Virginia information on the study topic: Restoration of Civil Rights to Felons. We'll look at the current law, particularly regarding restoration of voting rights, and discuss our answers to the Consensus Questions. See the State League of Virginia web site to access the information you'll need to read. But note that the information will also be in our LWVWA November-December Edition of the Voter.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
9:30 am
State Capitol, Richmond Pre-session of the Legislative Round Table. In the morning, we'll hear a preview of legislative proposals expected during the 2009 General Assembly. Followed by a noon luncheon and continued discussion, including an update on the Virginia leagues' legislative priority, Redistricting Reform. Make luncheon reservations for yourself using the Roundtable Reservation Form, but call Barb Worthen to join a carpool!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building December Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January, 2009 Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Capitol, Richmond, VA League Day at the General Assembly. Join other League members from Virginia to attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., then meet with legislators, observe committee meetings and attend portions of the afternoon sessions of the House of Delegates or Senate.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Human Rights, speaker is Dr. Linda Malone, Wythe School of Law. This is the first in the Great Decisions Series for 2009. Sessions 2 through 8 follow on successive Tuesdays. (The Great Decisions registration form lists the eight topics in the series.)

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Wednesday, February 4, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing,
Main Building
February board meeting.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Cuba, speaker is Dr. George Grayson from the College of William and Mary.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, February 17, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Rising Global Powers, speaker is Bud Robeson, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Energy and the US Economy, speaker is William S. Day.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, March 3, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. This lecture has been CANCELLED! The library will be closed all morning due to county-wide late openings. Instead Dr. Basu, College of William and Mary, will present his lecture on the Global Food Crisis on Tuesday morning, March 31.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
5:00 p.m.
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March board meeting.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Afghanistan and Pakistan, speaker is Dr. Jawad Joya, Willston Center.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is The Arctic, speakers are Ronald Filadelfo and Michael Bowes, Center for Naval Analysis.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library
Scotland Street, Williamsburg
Great Decisions. Topic is Egypt, speaker is Ambassador Frank Ricciardone, U. S. Institute of Peace.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions. Postponed from Tuesday, March 3. Topic is Global Food Crisis, speaker is Dr. Basu, of the College of William and Mary.

Refreshments at 10:00 a.m., lecture at 10:30

Wednesday, April 1, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building April board meeting.
Saturday, May 2, 2009-Sunday, May 3, 2009
1:00 pm on 5/2 to 12:30 pm on 5/3
Sheraton Hotel, Reston Virginia LWV-VA State Convention. See the LWV-VA web site for additional details. Contact Kathy Pickering if you would like to attend!
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May board meeting.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
11:30 am, luncheon at Noon
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building Annual Meeting Luncheon.
  • Join us to review the past year and preview the new!
  • Guest speaker is Dr. Heather Huyck, Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building June board meeting. This meeting includes both "old" and "new" board members.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
6 am to 7 pm
Your Polling Place! June 9, 2009 Primary Election.
  • In the Williamsburg Area, the primary includes only Democratic Party offices.
  • Link to the "Elections" page for help locating your precinct and polling place. Any registered voter in Virginia can vote in this election, regardless of party affiliation. In a Virginia voting district where both parties are holding primaries, voters may choose candidates for only one party.
Monday, June 15, 2009
4:00 pm
The Colonial Capitol Building on Duke of Glouster Street Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. Citizens.
  • The LWVWA, including some members dressed as suffragists, will be greeting the new citizens by helping them fill out Virginia Voter Registration Application Forms and providing voter information.
Monday, June 22, 2009
5:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community Annual Planning Session.
  • We'll discuss the events we plan to do in the 2009-2010 year. Session is intended for both "old" and "new" board members.
  • In keeping with our traditions, an array of delicious refreshments and beverages will be served!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building August Board Meeting.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Holiday Inn Conference Center
1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville
LWV VA Summer Workshops.
  • League members in Virginia 'go back to school' for training on Technology Tools (including using Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogs, etc.) and on Membership Strategies.

  • Luncheon speaker is R. Marc Johnson of the Sorenson Institute on "What's Happening in Virginia Politics." Surely a timely topic as we face the fall elections!

  • Register before Friday, August 21, then contact Kathy Pickering for car-pool information. The registration form can also be accessed on the LWVVA website.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building September Board Meeting.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
3 - 5:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse Fall Kick-Off Event.
  • Intended for both long-time and brand-new leaguers in the Williamsburg Area. Come to renew your friendships with 'old' league members and meet the new ones.

  • This event will be a "Tea Party with Teeth" as we enjoy refreshments and discuss upcoming league events planned for the fall.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
10:00 am
Home of Barbara Worthen (Powhatan Secondary) Voter Service Coffee. To prepare for the October candidate forums; also discuss some of the current issues regarding Virginia voting laws and regulations, including where college students should register to vote.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building October Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
7:00 pm
James City County Library, Toano Candidates Night for WJC Board of Education, Powhatan District.
  • The two candidates for the Williamsburg-James City County School Board from the Powhatan District of JCC will be featured in a Candidates Forum sponsored by our league.
  • Who's running? Click here for details
Monday, October 12, 2009
8:00 pm
Richmond, Virginia Gubernatorial debate sponsored by the LWVVA.
  • The League of Women Voters in Virginia will present the candidates for governor in a wide-ranging debate on the various issues facing Virginia.
  • Detailed information about the debate appears on the current homepage of the LWV of Virginia web site
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Night for 93rd District House of Delegates.
  • The Republican and Democratic candidates for the 93rd House District will discuss the issues facing the district in the 2010 General Assembly. Sponsored by our league.

  • Click here for details on the candidates
Thursday, October 22, 2009
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Night for the 64th District House of Delegates.
  • The three candidates running for the 64th District will be featured in this discussion, also sponsored by our league. Who are the three?
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Your Voting Precinct General Election Day in Virginia.
  • Polls open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • See the Elections Page for more information. And access the Virginia Candidates Voters Guide published by the LWV of Virginia.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
8:00 am
The Gazebo Restaurant, 409 Bypass Road, Williamsburg LWVWA Fall Breakfast.
  • Cathy Lewis, host of WHRO "Hearsay" and "What Matters", will speak to the league at a breakfast buffet. Cost, which includes drinks, tax and tip, will be $9.00 per person. Spouses and friends are welcome too!
  • RSVP to Nancy Clarke or Valerie Nelson by November 13.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
State Capitol, Richmond Pre-Session of the Women's Legislative Roundtable. A preview from Virginia legislators of the 2010 session:
  • What impact will the November election have on the league's legislative priorities? What impact will the economy have on the state's budget?
  • Download and submit the registration form before November 23.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building (Studio 200 on the 2nd floor) December Board Meeting. Note the date has been changed from the first week in December due to the Pre-session of the Women's Legislative Roundtable, also the location has been moved to Studio 200 on the 2nd floor of the Main Building
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January, 2010 Board Meeting.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building Annual Holiday Party - "Hold onto the Season".
  • 'Hold onto the Season' by greeting old friends and meeting new ones as we gather to celebrate the New Year with drinks and catered hors d'oeuvres (Cost is $5 per person)
  • We hope more of our members and guests can come during January than in the busy month of December
  • Please respond to Pat Janot or Kathy Pickering by January 7
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
 
State Capitol, Richmond Virginia General Assembly convenes for 2010 session.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
8:30 am
State Capitol, Richmond League Day at the General Assembly.
  • This is our Annual League Lobby Day, with the opportunity to view the General Assembly in session and lobby our Historic Triangle area legislators on our legislative priorities
  • We also will attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable, sponsored by the LWVVA, which meets every Wednesday morning the Assembly is in session.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Opening Lecture for 2010 (Note: Great Decisions is now Sold Out !).
  • Topic is the "Global Financial Crisis," speaker is Prof. John Boschen, Mason School of Business, College of William and Mary.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building February, 2010 Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Peace Building," speaker is Dr. Harvey J. Langholtz from the College of William & Mary (Note change from original program).
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Russia/Neighbors," speaker is Prof. Corliss A. Tacosa, from the Political Science/Geography Dept of Old Dominion Unviersity
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Globalized Crime,", speaker is a Special Agent from the Norfolk FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (Note change from original schedule.)
  • Refreshments at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Special Envoys," speaker is Amb. James Bullington(Ret), U S Foreign Service (Note change from original schedule)
  • Refreshments at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Preventing Genocide," speaker is Prof. Nancy Combs, Ph.D, Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary
  • Refreshments at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "US - China Security Relations," speaker is Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Director, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs, U. S. Dept of State. (Note change of speaker from initial schedule.)
  • Refreshments at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "The Persian Gulf," speaker is Amb. W. Nathaniel Howell, Ph D, Islamic & Persian Studies, University of Virginia
  • Refreshments at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
10:00 a.m.
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Forum on the Proposed Surry Coal Plant: Yes? or No?. Two speakers will discuss the Proposed Coal Plant in Surry at Cypress Point.
  • In support of the plant - David Hudgins, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and the Association of Electric Cooperatives
  • In opposition - Christine Llewellyn, MD, Director, Williamsburg Climate Action Network
  • The public is welcome to attend and submit written questions. Moderated by Patricia Albert, Board Member of the LWV of the Williamsburg Area
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building April Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7:00 pm
City Council Chambers, Stryker Building, Williamsburg (Stryker is next to the Williamsburg Library) Candidates Night for City Council in Williamsburg.
  • League sponsored forum for the five candidates running for the city council in the May 4 election. Moderator will be Patricia Albert, LWVWA board member.
  • First part of program will be questions from the moderator; the second part will be written questions from the audience.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lynchburg, Virginia State Council Meeting. LWV of Virginia holds the state council for 2010 in Lynchburg. (Note: National Conventions of the LWV are held in even years; State Conventions in odd years. In lieu of a state convention in the odd years, the council convenes for one day.)
  • Contact Kathy Pickering if you would like to attend!
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Williamsburg May 4 City Council Elections!. Voters in the City of Williamsburg will select two council members from a field of five candidates. VOTE!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
5:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May board meeting.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
7:45 am to 4:30 pm
State Capitol, Richmond A Day to Tour the Capitol. Join us for a tour of the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court in the morning and the Executive Mansion in the afternoon
  • Lunch will be "dutch treat" at a Richmond restaurant
  • Carpools will leave at 7:45 am from the Monticello Marketplace parking lot in the vicinity of TJ Maxx.
  • This is for new members, 'old' members, plus friends, families, neighbors.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building August Board Meeting.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
9:00 am
Crown Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel, Hampton LWV VA Summer Workshops. Contact Kathy Pickering for more information.
  • These are workshops for league members to provide the hands-on tools needed to more effectively run our local organizations.
  • And this year, the workshops are in the Hampton Roads Area! This is the closest they have been to our league for several years.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 pm
William & Mary Alumni House Anniversary Tea.
  • Join us in celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters in the US!.
  • We welcome not only current members but any person who has ever been a member, thinking about membership, or supported league activities over the years.
  • Reservations are due by August 20; contact Pat Janot, league board member.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building September Board Meeting.
Monday, September 20, 2010
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library Theater, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Iron Jawed Angels. Bring your family, friends, neighbors to see the struggles women had to overcome to win the right to the vote!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
8:00 am
The Gazebo Restaurant, Bypass Road, Williamsburg Fall Breakfast Meeting. Meet Nancy Rodrigues, Virginia Chief Officer of Elections. Her topic for the morning: "Behind the Curtain of Democracy". (Note: Reservations are due by September 25; contact Valerie Nelson.)
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building October Board Meeting.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library Theater, Scotland Street Candidates Forum for First District Virginia.
  • Meet the three candidates running for U.S. Representative from the First Virginia District: Rob Wittman (R), Krystal Ball (D), and Gail Parker (IG).
  • Our moderator will pose questions to the candidates during the first part of the forum. Written questions from the audience will be asked in the second part
  • Click here to see a map of the First District
  • Note: This forum is being rebroadcast on JCC Channel 46 at 11:00 am and 6:00 pm starting October 21!
Monday, October 18, 2010-Friday, October 22, 2010
Various
William and Mary School of Law 2010 Women's Law Week.
  • The Women's Law Society and the LWVWA join the law school in sponsoring a week long series of events recognizing women in the legal profession. Hear distinguished speakers, as well as several panel discussions.
  • The public is invited; no registrations are required.
Thursday, October 21, 2010-Tuesday, November 2, 2010
11:00 am and 6:00 pm
Your tv tuned to James City County Channel 46 Rebroadcast of October 13 Candidate Forum. The Candidate Forum held on October 13 at 7:00 pm at the Williamsburg Regional Library included all three candidates for the First District Virginia. Sponsored by the LWV-WA, view it on TV!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Your voting precinct General Election Day.
  • Vote your choice for House of Representatives and the 3 Proposed Constitutional Amendments.
  • Voters in James City County have additional choices - see the Elections Page for details.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
State Capitol Building, Richmond, Virginia PreSession of the Women's Legislative Roundtable. A preview of the legislative proposals expected in the 2011 General Assembly will be discussed at the PreSession of the Women's Legislative Roundtable on December 1.
  • Morning session, which runs until noon, will be an overview of the expected proposals. Location is the House Room 1 in the Capitol Addition.
  • A luncheon will follow at 12:15 in Senate Room 3, which will offer more detail on specific legislation. Registration for the luncheon is required by November 19. Cost is $30. (No charge for morning session only.) Click here for the registration form and contact Kathy Pickering for car-pool information.
Friday, December 3, 2010
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne, Williamsburg Our Holiday Party. Join us at the Port Anne Clubhouse in Williamsburg for a celebration of the Holiday Season!
  • Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres - but first contact Pat Janot by December 1 to let her know you can join in. (Note there will be a $5 per person charge.)
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January, 2011 Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
8:30 am
The Capitol, Richmond, Virginia First session of 2011 Women's Legislative Roundtable. Sponsored by the LWV - VA this forum meets for an hour every Wednesday morning the General Assembly is in session.
  • Purpose is to educate us about the issues before the G.A., with legislators themselves leading some of the discussions.
  • The Roundtable is nonpartisan and open to the public.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
4:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne LWV-Virginia State Program Planning.
  • Which state league positions should be updated, or dropped? What new issues should be studied here in Virginia? Remember that we can only take official 'league' stands on those issues we have studied and adopted a position on.
  • Please review the state positions on the state's web site. To access the site, click here.
  • Come prepared to make your case. We need members' input!
  • Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Opening Lecture for 2011.
  • Topic is "Ascendant Germany," speaker is Dr. Clay Clemens, Chancellor Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
8:30am-noon
State Capitol, Richmond League Day at the General Assembly.
  • Join other LWV - VA members to attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable at the Capitol at 8:30 am.
  • Then meet with local legislators to discuss the General Assembly Session and lobby for support of the league's priority issues. At noon, observe the day's opening session of the House of Delegates or Senate.
  • Contact Kathy Pickering or Barb Worthen to join a carpool. This is your opportunity to see the state government 'up close and personal.'
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building February, 2011 Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "U.S.National Security: 10 Years after 9/11," speaker is General Anthony Zinni, United States Marine Corps, (Ret.)
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Global Governance," speaker is Dr. Michael J. Tierney, Hylton Professor of Government and International Relations at the College of William and Mary.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Crisis in the Caucasus," speaker is Dr. Allen Lynch, Director, Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Virginia.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Rebuilding Haiti," speaker is Reginald Gordon, CEO, Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Sanctions and Nonproliferation," speaker is Dr. Amy Oakes, Asst. Professor of Government at the College of William and Mary.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Horn of Africa," speaker is Dr. David H. Shinn., Former Ambassador to Ethiopia.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is "Responding to the Financial Crisis," speaker is John J. Merrick, Jr., Associate Professor of Business, Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May Board Meeting.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg 2011 Annual Meeting.
  • Join us for the 2011 Annual Meeting! Enjoy the wine and hors d'oeuvres, in addition to the program. Price is $10. per person, with RSVP to Pat Janot by phone or at league@lwvwilliamsburg.org.
  • We welcome as our speaker Jeanne Zeidler, former mayor of the City of Williamsburg.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
4:00 pm
Colonial Williamsburg Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. Citizens. The league will be there to register the new voters right after they become citizens!
Monday, June 27, 2011
5:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg Board Planning Meeting for 2011-2012. Board members to plan the new fiscal year events and activities.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building August Board Meeting.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building September Board Meeting.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
DoubleTree Hotel at the Richmond Airport LWV - VA Workshops.
  • Training sessions for league leaders and members, plus opportunities for net-working with other league members. Click here for the Registration Form (due date is Sept. 5.)
  • Contact Kathy Pickering to carpool.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg Fall Members Reception. Join us to greet new and 'old' members of the league as we begin the Fall season. Hear our plans for the year, including preparations for the upcoming Virginia General Election on November 8
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building October Board Meeting.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Forum for the Virginia Senate District One.
  • Features John Miller (D) (Incumbent) and challenger Mickey Chohany (R). Bring your written questions for the candidates!
  • Note that many voters in the Williamsburg area have been redistricted! For help finding your new precinct and polling place, see the Election Information page.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
7:00 pm
James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road (Route 607), Toano Candidates Forum for James City County Board of Supervisors, Roberts District.
  • John McGlennon (D)(current supervisor in the Jamestown District, who was redistricted to Roberts) and challenger Jack Fraley (R)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
7:00 pm
James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road (Route 607), Toano Candidates Forum for James City County Board of Supervisors, Berkelely District.
  • Mary Jones (R)(Incumbent) and challenger Carlton Stockton (D)
  • Bring your written questions for the candidates!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Steet, Williamsburg Candidates Forum for 93rd District, House of Delegates.
  • Robin Abbott (D) (Incumbent) and challenger Mike Watson (R)
  • Note that the 93rd District includes both precincts in the City of Williamsburg, the Roberts District and Jamestown A precinct in James City County and the Kiln Creek precinct in York County.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Your Polling Place! November General Election.
  • You may be voting in a new polling location due to the 2011 redistricting!!
  • See the Election Information page on this web site for help in finding your new location.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
8:00 am
Capitol Pancake & Waffle House, Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg Fall Breakfast Meeting. What can we conclude from the November 8 General Elections? How should we view the 2012 election cycle? Review these questions with journalist Gordon Morse of the Daily Press.
Friday, December 2, 2011
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Morningside of Williamsburg, 440 McLaws Circle (Take Route 60 East toward Busch Gardens. At the SunTrust Bank, turn into McLaws Circle and go just beyond the Whaling Company restaurant) 2011 Holiday Party.
  • Let's usher in the Holiday Season with League friends and their spouses! This is always a favorite event for LWVWA (Please bring a $5.00 donation per person toward the wine and refreshments.)
  • RSVP by November 30 to Shirley Smith
Thursday, December 8, 2011
8:30 pm - noon
The Capitol and General Assembly Buildings, Richmond Pre-session of the Women's Legislative Roundtable. The annual preview of the 2012 legislative session of the General Assembly.
  • How will be the 2011 elections impact the 2012 General Assembly? What will be the most important items to be discussed at the G.A.?
  • Sponsored by the LWV - VA. Hear speakers from both parties, as well as from various other groups.
  • Luncheon at noon. (Date of this event has been moved from Wednesday, 12/7 to Thursday, 12/8)
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January, 2012 Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
 
State Capitol, Richmond General Assembly Reconvenes.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
3:30 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Education Committee. What's next for "No Child Left Behind"? Discussion will be led by Dr. Steve Staples, former superintendent of York County Schools, now teaching at the College of William & Mary. Open to the public!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
8:30 am
State Capitol, Richmond League Day at the General Assembly.
  • This is our Annual League Lobby Day, where we observe the General Assembly in session and lobby our Historic Triangle area legislators on our legislative priorities.
  • We also attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable at 8:30 a.m., sponsored by the LWV-VA. The Roundtable meets every Wedesday morning the Assembly is in session.
  • Contact Kathy Pickering or Barb Worthen for carpool info. This is your opportunity to see your state government in action!
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Opening Lecture for 2012.
  • Topic is the State of the Oceans, speaker is Prof J. Emmett Duffy, Ph.D., Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building February Board Meeting (Note the change from initial date!).
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Mexico, speaker is Prof. George Grayson, College of William & Mary
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Thursday, February 16, 2012
4:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community in Williamsburg Looking at our Local Positions: Retain, Update, or Drop?.
  • To review our Local Positions and determine whether we want to retain, or update, or drop. We have not reviewed them recently . . . so let's take a look now!
  • Read the "Local Positions" tab on the left side of this page.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Exit - Afghanistan & Iraq, speaker is Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, USA Ret, Former Chief of Staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Thursday, February 23, 2012
4:00 pm
Wellspring United Methodist Church, Longhill Road, Williamsburg. For the location of the church, click here. Education Committee Meeting.
  • Education Committee meeting for February. For additional information, contact Sharon Kiefer, Education Committee Chair.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Cybersecurity, speaker is James Philput, Senior Information Security Engineer, and Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Energy Geopolitics, speaker is Molly K. Williamson, former Sr. Foreign Policy Advisor to Secretary of Energy; Former Service Career Minister
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • This lecture will begin at 10:00 am!! Dr. Shushan must leave by 11:30.
  • Topic is Middle East Realignment, speaker is Prof. Debra Shushan, College of William & Mary
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:00
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Promoting Democracy, speaker is Barbara K. Bodine, Ret. Foreign Service, Ambassador to Yemen, 1997-2001. Lecturer, Public & International Affairs, Princeton University
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
9:45 am
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Indonesia, speaker is Prof. Don R. Rahtz, Mason School of Business, College of William & Mary
  • Refreshments starting at 9:45 am, lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building April Board Meeting.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
7:00 pm
City Council Chambers, Stryker Building (next to Williamsburg Library), Williamsburg Candidates Forum for City Council in Williamsburg.
  • The four candidates for three seats on the City Council will appear. Moderator is Bill O'Donovan, publisher of the Virginia Gazette.
  • The public is invited to attend. Written questions may be submitted by audience.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Williamsburg City precincts Williamsburg City Council election. Three council seats to be elected.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
8:00 am
Capitol Pancake & Waffle House, 802 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg Spring Breakfast Meeting.
  • Our Speaker is Christine Nemacheck, Professor of Government at William & Mary.
  • Her topic is very timely: The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act. We expect that the oral arguments on this issue will have already occurred, giving her some direction on what the court is likely to rule on this important law!
  • RSVP by April 27 to Nancy Clarke or Val Nelson.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May Board Meeting.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library (Schell Room), Scotland St, Williamsburg Education Committee Presentation.
  • What is the League's National Position on Education?
  • What is the current status of No Child Left Behind Laws?
  • In addition to exploring these topics, we will have an hour-long discussion with Dr. Steven Constantino, Superintendent of the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools.
  • Although this meeting has been organized by the Education Committee, all league members are welcome. (Note this is a 'members only' discussion.)
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
4:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg Annual Meeting.
  • Come and enjoy a complementary Wine & Hors d'oeuvres!
  • Speaker will be Linda Rice, a member of both our LWVWA board and the state LWV board, bringing us up to date on some of the most recent state league activities, particularly as they related to the 2012 General Assembly session.
  • Members will vote on the Slate of Nominations and Budget for the July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 Fiscal Year.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Your voting precinct Republican Primary Election. Open to all voters in Virginia. (There is no primary for the Democratic Party.)
Thursday, June 14, 2012
4:00 pm
The Capitol Building, Colonial Williamsburg Naturalization Ceremony for new U.S. Citizens. We will offer to register the new citizens to vote!
  • After the Naturalization Ceremony, we will welcome the new citizens by urging them to fill out Voter Applications.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
4:00 pm
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg Planning Session for the 2012-2013 year. For both "old" and "new" board members.
  • What do we want to accomplish for the next year?
  • What programs do we implement?
  • How do we involve the entire membership?
Thursday, June 28, 2012
 
Washington, D.C. Affordable Care Act Decision by Supreme Court. The court held that the majority of provisions of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that Americans purchase health insurance, were constitutional.
  • Had you been at our May 2 breakfast meeting, you would have heard that prediction from our speaker, Prof. Christine Nemacheck of William and Mary.
  • So, if you want to know what's going on in the world, come out to league events and listen to our speakers!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
4;00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building September Board Meeting.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Holiday Inn, Richmond Airport (445 International Center Drive, Sandston, VA 23150) LWV - VA Members Workshops.
  • Training and networking sessions for all league members. Intended for both 'new' and 'old' members to help us make the league more effective this election year.
  • Click here for the Registration Form. Reservations due by Thursday, September 6. Registration fee includes morning coffee, luncheon and materials.
  • Note that the Williamsburg Area will be well represented! The luncheon speaker is John J. McGlennon, professor of government at William and Mary (and a James City County supervisor). The workshop on Moderating a Candidates Forum will be given by Barb Worthen, Voter Service Chairman of our league.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Straight Talk on Voter Registration. How can you be sure you're on the list of registered voters? Where do you vote? What kind of ID do you need to bring to the polls? Is voter fraud a big problem?

Talk with the experts:

  • Nancy Rodrigues, former secretary of the State Board of Elections
  • Win Sowder, Voter Registrar for Williamsburg
  • A. J. Cole, Voter Registrar for James City County.

Sponsored by All Together and the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area. To see a description of the event, click here
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building October Board Meeting.
Monday, October 15, 2012
 
Your local Voter Registrar's office. Last day to register to vote in the November 6 election.
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30 pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Forum for Jamestown District, WJC School Board Special Election. Sponsored by the JCC PTA Council, LWV of Williamsburg Area, and the York-James City-Williamsburg Branch of the NAACP.

  • Candidates are Jim Kelly and Reese Peck
  • Moderator is Jeanne Zeidler

Written questions from the audience are welcome!
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00 pm
Williamsburg Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Forum for the 1st District of Virginia, House of Representatives. Features two of the three candidates running for the 1st District. Note that 'Rob' Wittman (R), incumbent, has canceled his appearance at the forum.

  • Adam Cook (D)
  • G. Gail Parker (Independent Green)

We welcome the public to attend and bring their written questions for the candidates.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
11:45 am
Bruton Heights Education Center for Colonial Williamsburg, 301 First Street, Williamsburg. Fall Membership Luncheon.
  • Colonial Williamsburg will present their project "Connect: The Idea of America"
  • Cost of buffet is $5.00 per person. Guests invited too! RSVP to Shirley Smith at 208-0353 by October 19.
  • For directions to the Education Center, see the attached flyer
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
7:00 pm
James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road (Route 607).
From I-64, take Exit 231A. The Library less than 1 mile from the Exit.
Candidates Forum for Special Election for Board of Supervisors, Jamestown District, James City County.
  • Features James Icenhour (D)and John Wright III (R).

Note that the special election is due to the manner in which James City County was redistricted after the 2010 Census.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
6:00 am to 7:00 pm
Your local polling place! November 6, 2012 General Election. Get out and vote! If unsure of your polling place, click on our Election Information page for help.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting. Note the change this month from the original schedule!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:45 am
Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail, Route 143, Williamsburg Go To Jail.
  • A go-see tour of the Regional Jail from 10:45 to 11:45.
  • Reservations must be made with Nancy Hummel, board member: the number of reservations is limited and we need to send the names of attendees ahead of time. Also, let Nancy know if you want attend lunch at Second Street after the tour.
  • Note that the only item you can bring into the jail is your car keys.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
9:30 am to 12:00 pm (Luncheon from 12:15 pm to 3:00 in House Room 3)
Virginia Capitol Building, Senate Room 3, Richmond Pre-Session of the Women's Legislative Roundtable. Want a preview of the 2013 General Assembly? The League of Women Voters of Virginia hosts several speakers highlighting the important legislative issues expected to dominate the 2013 G.A.
  • An optional luncheon, including speakers, will follow at 12:15 pm at the Capitol . Cost is $35 if paid by November 25 or $40 after that date. To access additional information on the Pre-Session and how to make luncheon reservations, access the LWVVA web site page here.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
4:00 pm
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building December Board Meeting.
Friday, December 7, 2012
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Ann Kahn's home in Kingsmill. Holiday Party.
  • Time for busy league members and their spouses to have fun! Join in as we celebrate the holidays at Ann Kahn's lovely home.
  • Please RSVP to Shirley Smith at 208-0353 so we can compile a list for the Kingsmill Gate.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Warhill High School, Williamsburg Career Readiness and 21st Century Skills: A Path to Success for All.
  • A Community Conversation about preparing our students for 21st Century careers in our Williamsburg-James City Schools.
  • For more information about this important program and how you will be able to make your own voice heard on this issue, click here.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January Board Meeting.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
4:30 PM
Room 5, Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Education Committee Meeting. This meeting has had to be cancelled. Stay tuned for a new date!
Monday, January 14, 2013
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street The Challenges of Third World Medicine: Adventure in Volunteerism. Dr. Kraus, a surgeon at Riverside Doctors Hospital, will discuss his extensive experiences in practicing medicine in East Africa. Co-sponsored by the LWV-WA and the Williamsburg Library.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Opening Lecture for 2013 Series.
  • Topic is Egypt. Speaker is Dr. Ahmad Atif Ahmad. Two years after the 2011 revolution, what is the state of Egyptian democracy? How will the military and the civilian government balance power?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, Dr. Ahmad speaks at 10:30.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
8:30 AM
7th Floor West Conference Room, General Assembly Building, Richmond (just across the street from the State Capitol) League Day at the General Assembly. Join us and other league members from throughout Virginia to spend a morning at the Capitol. We will participate in the Women's Legislative Roundtable at 8:30, then visit our local legislators or attend committee meetings. At noon, we will attend the afternoon sessions of the House of Delegates or the Senate for a brief period.
  • For carpool information, please contact Barb Worthen, Voter Service Chairman.
  • An optional luncheon at a local restaurant will follow. More details to be announced.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Future of the Euro. Speaker is Dr. John Boschen. How did the euro crisis develop? What is the future of the common currency? What has the crisis meant to the European Union member states?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, Dr. Boschen at 10:30.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building February Board Meeting. Note the change from the usual meeting date, the first Wednesday of the month. The date has been changed due to League Day at the General Assembly on Wednesday, February 6.
  • All members of the league are invited to attend the board meeting since we will be discussing program recommendations to be made to the Virginia League of Women Voters.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Humanitarian Intervention. Speaker is Linda Malone, J.D. When should the international community undertake a humanitarian intervention? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya, but not in Syria?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, Ms. Malone at 10:30.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is China in Africa. Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Robert Fritts. Panel members include Dr. Behan Abegaz and Dr. John Froitheim.What interests govern China's engagement in Africa? Should China's growing emphasis on political ties and natural resource extraction inform U.S. relations with African nations?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, panel at 10:30.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is NATO. Speakers are Dr. Regina Karp and Dr. Jan Joel Andersson. How has NATO's agenda evolved since its inception during the Cold War? With its commitment in Afghanistan winding down, what are the Alliance's present-day security challenges?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, speakers at 10:30.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March Board Meeeting.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St., Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Iran. Speaker is John Limbert. Given their troubled history, can the U.S. and Iran move forward? Is the existence of Iran's nuclear program an insurmountable obstacle?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, speaker at 10:30.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St., Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Myanmar and Southeast Asia. Speaker is Col. L. B. Wilkerson. What challenges must Myanmar overcome before it can fully join the international community? What role can it play in Southeast Asia?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, speaker at 10:30.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland St., Williamsburg Great Decisions.
  • Topic is Threat Assessment. Speaker will be from the Fusion Agency. How can the U.S. address the challenges of a weak economy, homegrown terrorism, and nuclear proliferation? What threats and opportunities are presented by the ascendancy of China and by regime change in the Middle East?
  • Refreshments at 10:00 AM, speaker at 10:30.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building April Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
7:00 PM
Schell Room, Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Community Dialogue: "Education for the 21st Century". The program will feature former WJC school board member Denise Koch on the STRIVE program and Glenn Marshall from the Association for Manufacturing Excellence on the AME's efforts to enhance students' abilities to attain employment.
  • Sponsored by the Education Committee of the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters.
  • Open to all interested citizens as well as league members.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May Board Meeting.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Felony in Virginia, the Virginia Legislative, Justice and Corrections System, Part I.
  • The first presentation of four on the Virginia penal code, courts and prisons.
  • Tonight's topic "The Virginia Penal code", with speaker Prof. John Levy, former professor at the Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
  • For all presentations: 6:30 Registration, 7:00 Program, 8:30 Refreshments
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Felony in Virginia, the Virginia Legislative, Justice and Corrections System, Part II. Tonight we explore the question "what change is needed and how we can influence the change". Speaking is Polly Chong, defense attorney.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Felony in Virginia, the Virginia Legislative, Justice and Corrections System, Part III. Tonight's topic is "Virginia Court System," with speaker the Hon. Walter S. Felton Jr ., Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street,
Williamsburg
Felony in Virginia, the Virginia Legislative, Justice and Corrections System, Part IV. Tonight's topic is the "Virginia Corrections System", speaker is Harold W. Clarke, Director of Virginia Dept of Corrections.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
TBD
Crown Plaza Fort Magruder Hotel, Pocahontas Trail (Route 60), Williamsburg (note change from initial location!) League of Women Voters of Virginia State Convention. Our Williamsburg LWV is host to the State Convention the weekend of June 1 and 2.
  • Click on the LWV of Virginia web site for convention details.
  • And volunteer to assist with planning, arrangements, and events the days of the convention.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
TBD
Crown Plaza Fort Magruder Hotel, Pocahontas Trail (Route 60), Williamsburg League of Women Voters of Virginia State Convention. Second day of Convention.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building June Board Meeting.
Monday, June 10, 2013
12:00 NOON
Fellowship Hall, St. Martins Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg LWVWA Annual Meeting. Members and guests invited to our Annual Meeting! Enjoy a delicious luncheon, elect new officers, and renew league friendships.
  • Speaker is Lois Critchfield of Williamsburg, who received an honorary degree from William & Mary at W&M Charter Day ceremonies on February 8, 2013.
  • Taking reservations, due by June 1, is Shirley Smith (6212 Chelsey Crescent, Williamsburg 23188.) Cost only $15., send check payable to LWVWA and menu option of chicken salad, tuna salad, or vegetarian to Shirley. See you there!
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
4:00 PM
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg Planning Meeting. To discuss plans for the 2013-2014 year, including how to celebrate our 50th anniversary as a local league!
  • League members are invited to participate in this important planning event. Lots of good information and refreshments! (Please let the LWVWA president know if you plan to attend.)
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
3:45 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building September Board Meeting. Note the start time for the September meeting is 3:45 PM!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
1:30 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg "Not for Ourselves Alone". Watch an abbreviated version of Ken Burns' award-winning documentary on women's suffrage in the U.S.
  • Join the conversation after the film led by Prof Leisa D. Meyer of the College of William & Mary.
  • To view the event flyer, click here. Make copies to give to friends, post on bulletin boards, advertise to your book clubs, church group, volunteer organizations.
  • This remarkable afternoon kicks off our Williamsburg league's 50th anniversary!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
3:00 - 5:00 PM
St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 612 Richmond Road, Williamsburg LWV Justice Committee Meets. Formerly the Felons Study Committee, the group studies a wide range of issues regarding criminal justice in Virginia.
  • The group has planned various tours of local detention facilities, but space is limited. For more information on the committee and its activities, contact Nancy Hummel.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building October Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
7:00 PM
Schell Room, Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg The Current Crisis in American Education. Only 1 in 3 kids in Virginia can read at a "Proficient" Level! The Education Committee invites the public to discuss this crisis. Leading us are the following experts:
  • Dr. Richard Long, Director, Government Relations of the International Reading Association.
  • Glenn Marshall, Chair of the "Adopt a School" Initiative for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence.
  • Find out how you can make a difference in our children's reading skills!
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg James City County BOS Candidate Forums. At 7:00 PM, the candidates for the Board of Supervisors, Jamestown District, will answer questions from the moderator and the audience.
  • Candidates are James Icenhour and Kevin D. Onizuk.

At 8:00 PM, a forum (same format) for the candidates from the Powhatan District will start.
  • Candidates are Michael J. Hipple, Sr. and Robert "Bob" Mandala.

Moderated by Michael Fox, Assistant to the President, College of William & Mary.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
7:00 PM
James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road (Route 607), Toano JCC Board of Education Forum - Powhatan District. The candidates for the Board of Education from the Powhatan District will appear in a Candidates Forum sponsored by the League and the Williamsburg-James City County Schools PTA Council.
  • Candidates are Joe Fuentes and Melinda Lincoln-Richardson. (Note that the Jamestown District candidate is unopposed.)
  • Moderator is Sarah Stafford, Director of the Thomas Jefferson School of Public Policy, College of William & Mary.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum for the 93rd House of Delegates District - Cancelled.
  • We regret that we have had to cancel this forum! One of the candidates, Michael Watson, informed us on August 23 that he will not be participating.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
6:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Your Polling Location! Virginia General Election.
  • On the ballot are the offices for Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.
  • Voters in James City County will elect new Supervisors from the Jamestown and Powhatan Districts, and a new School Board member from Powhatan.
  • Voters in the 93rd District of the House of Delegates will elect a new Delegate.
  • Questions: link to the Election Information page on this web site!
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building November Board Meeting.
Monday, November 11, 2013
6:30 PM
William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Room 124 What is the W&M Veterans Benefits Clinic?. On Veterans Day, the LWV of Williamsburg is sponsoring a presentation by William & Mary Law School students on the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic they staff, which helps disabled veterans file disability claims.
  • Refreshments at 6:30 PM, program at 7:00.
  • For more background and the RSVP information, Click here.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
St. Stephens Lutheran Church, Richmond Road, Williamsburg Justice Committee Meeting. Contact Nancy Hummel for more information.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
7:30 AM
Greensville Correctional Center Tour of the Greensville Correctional Center. The Justice Committee has arranged a tour for us of the Greensville Center. For more information, contact Nancy Hummel.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
9 AM - 2:30 PM
State Capitol, Richmond Pre-Session of the Women's Round Table. Get a preview of the upcoming January, 2014 General Assembly Session.
  • The league will host a morning program to highlight issues expected to come up next year. Morning session is free.
  • Followed by a 12:15 PM luncheon (optional) with speaker TBD. Reservations for the luncheon are required! To print a reservation form that can be submitted to the Virginia LWV, click here.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
4:30 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building December Board Meeting.
  • Note change of time to 4:30 PM from the usual 4:00 PM. The change was made to accommodate board members who attend the Pre-session of the General Assembly sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Virginia.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
5 PM - 7 PM
Ann Kahn's home, Kingsmill Holiday Party.
  • Join us for a Special Holiday Party as we celebrate the holiday season in 2013, our 50th year as the Williamsburg League of Women Voters!
  • Please respond by November 29 to Shirley Smith (we need the guest list for the Kingsmill gatehouse.)
Thursday, January 2, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
William & Mary School of Education, Matoaka Woods Room, Monticello Road, Williamsburg Focus on Education: Conversation with Historic Triangle Legislators. Participate in a discussion by local legislators regarding education issues that the 2014 General Assembly will face.
  • Take this opportunity to make your voice heard! Sponsored by several local groups including the LWVWA.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 
Virginia Capitol, Richmond General Assembly Reconvenes. The General Assembly begins its 2014 season on January 8.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building January Board Meeting.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg The Challenges of Third World Medicine: Adventure in Volunteerism.
  • Dr. Kraus, a surgeon at Riverside Doctors Hospital, will discuss his extensive experiences in practicing medicine in East Africa.
  • Sponsored by the Williamsburg Library and the LWV-WA. Free and open to the public.
Monday, February 3, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions 2014 begins. Note the Monday date.
  • The first of the 2014 Great Decisions will feature the topic Political Islam/Post Arab Spring. Speaker is Dr. Tamara Sonn, Distinguished Prof. of Humanities, College of William & Mary.
  • 10:00 AM Coffee, 10:30 Speaker.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
8:30 AM
General Assembly Building and State Capitol, Richmond League Lobby Day at the General Assembly. Join other league members from Virginia to meet with legislators, attend committee meetings, and network with other league members.
  • Begins at 8:30 AM with the Women's Legislative Roundtable, sponsored by the LWV and held every Wednesday the G.A. is in session.
  • At noon, attend a portion of Senate or House of Delegates session. Optional lunch at a local restaurant follows. (The LWVWA attendees will leave after the noon session due to the board meeting that afternoon.)
  • See the full schedule of events,
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building February Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is US Defense Policy (e.g. Drones). Speaker is Col. Shne Riza, author and drone authority.
  • 10:00 AM coffee, 10:30 Speaker.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is Climate Change and Food Shortage.. Speaker is Dr.Carl Hershner, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Distinguished Professor.
  • 10:00 AM coffee, 10:30 Speaker
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is US Energy Independence Effect on Foreign Policy. Speaker is Ward Wheatall, petroleum expert.
  • 10:00 AM coffee, 10:30 AM speaker
Monday, March 3, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion - Cancelled until April 7. Due to the speaker's illness, this session has been rescheduled for Monday, April 7! Topic will be Turkey. Speaker is Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director Institute on Turkish Studies, Georgetown University.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is US and Israel. Speaker Col. Larry Wilkerson, Foreign Policy Expert.
  • 10:00 AM coffee; 10:30 AM speaker.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is Global Economy & US Trade. Speaker Dr. Sarah Hinchliffe, Prof, William & Mary Law School.
  • 10:00 AM coffee; 10:30 AM speaker.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Ginter Botanical Gardens, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Henrico, Virginia 23228 Making Democracy Work Luncheon. To honor members of the leagues of women voters in Virginia for outstanding contributions to the ideals of democracy in our state.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion. Topic is China and its Foreign Aid. Speaker Dr. Michael Tierney, Hylton Associate Professor of International Relations, College of William & Mary.
  • 10:00 AM coffee; 10:30 AM speaker.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building April Board Meeting.
Monday, April 7, 2014
10:00 AM
Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street Great Decisions Discussion (postponed from March 3). Topic is Turkey. Speaker is Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Institute on Turkish Studies, Georgetown University.
  • 10:00 AM coffee, 10:30 AM speaker
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Williamsburg Community Building, 401 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg 50th Anniversary Celebration. To celebrate our 50 years as a League of Women Voters!
  • LWVUS President Elizabeth MacNamara will be attending and add her congratulations to the LWVWA.
  • Social hour will precede the introduction of past presidents, special guests, and Elizabeth.
  • Watch for your invitation in early March! (Note that the RSVP deadline is March 25.)
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building May Board Meeting.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:30 PM
Schell Room, Williamsburg Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Investing in our Youngest Learners. A Community Conversation on Early Childhood Education Programs in the Williamsburg-James City County Schools
  • Led by Renee Dino, Early Childhood Education supervisor. What is the current status of pre-school education in our schools? Are we meeting the needs of our families in the WJC area?
  • What should the role of the league be in these efforts? Of our LWV Education Committee?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Landing, Main Building June Board Meeting.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 
Dallas, Texas LWVUS National Convention 2014. TWo delegates from our league will attend the 2014 National Convention in Dallas, Texas, which runs from June 10 to June 14. Watch the LWVUS website for updates! (See our links page!)
Monday, June 16, 2014
4:00 PM
Colonial Capitol Building, Colonial Williamsburg. Naturalization Ceremony. Approximately 100 persons will become U.S. citizens that afternoon, and LWV members will help them fill out applications to vote.
  • The Naturalization on Flag Day is held annually in Colonial Williamsburg and the league has assisted the new citizens with their applications for several years. (Location is the Kimball Theater if bad weather.)
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Noon
The Cove at Williamsburg Landing (located in Williamsburg Landing, Main Building) LWVWA Annual Meeting. Our Annual Meeting and Luncheon. Time to greet the league's new members and renew your friendships with your long-time ones!
  • RSVP's and payments due by Thursday, June 12. Choose from three delicious entrees. See the May newsletter for details and directions.
  • Or you can click here for those details and directions!
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
1:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg. Room B Board Planning for the New League Year. To organize the league's activities for the upcoming 2014-2015 Fiscal Year.
  • What activities do our priorities mandate we do?
  • Will they help our members 'make sense' of the current political scene?
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
 
  No August board meeting! Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B September Board Meeting.
Monday, September 15, 2014
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg "Chasing Ice" - and 'rising seas'.
  • See the file "Chasing Ice" - an award winning documentary on climate change in the Arctic filmed by National Geographic photographer James Balog.
  • Then hear about "Sea Level Rise" from Professor Carl Hershner of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Monday, September 22, 2014
4:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Schell Room "Education Committee Meets Education Committee". Mrs. Barbara Harris, chairman of the Education Committee of the YJCW-NAACP, will meet with the Education Committee of the LWVWA. She'll review the NAACP's community outreach efforts with the WJCC schools.
  • Although sponsored by the LWVWA Education Committee, all league members and friends are invited to participate.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
The United States, including Virginia National Voting Day.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community in Williamsburg (turn onto William Way off of Henry Street) Member Reception.
  • Speaker is Mr. Levar Stoney, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia. To access Mr. Stoney's background and the role of Secretary, click here.
  • For all members, especially our new ones and long-time leaguers!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B. October Board Meeting.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidates Forum - First Congressional District. Forum for the 3 candidates running for House of Representatives from the First District of Virginia. Candidates include Rob Wittman (R), Norm Mosher (D), and Gail Parker (I/G). All the candidates have agreed to participate!
  • Moderated by Sandy Wanner, retired James City County Administrator.
Monday, October 13, 2014
7:00 PM
Richmond, Virginia U S Senate Candidates Debate. The LWV of Virginia and the AARP jointly sponsor a debate between Senator Mark Warner (D) and challenger Ed Gillespie (R).
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
6:15 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Redistricting in Virginia - Why, How, When?.
  • Attend a 6:15 PM reception for local and state political leaders to discuss redistricting in Virginia.
  • Then at 7:00 PM - hear a panel discussion on the efforts by the organization OneVirginia2021 to reform the redistricting process in Virginia.
  • Speakers include Professor Rebecca Green, William & Mary Law School; Professor Quentin Kidd, Christopher Newport University; and Greg Lucyk, former chief staff attorney, Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Redistricting update! On October 7, 2014, a Federal court ordered that Virginia House District Three boundaries be redrawn. Read the attached article from a Richmond newspaper.
Monday, October 27, 2014
4;30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Schell Room "Family & Community Engagement with JCC Schools".
  • All members of the league and their guests are invited to hear Felicia Highland, Coordinator of Family and Community Engagement with WJCC schools, discuss her work with the school division.
  • Join us as the Education Committee continues to present local educators talking about the most important people in Williamsburg - our children and grandchildren!
Monday, November 3, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B November Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Your Polling Place! November General Election. Voters will choose a U.S. Senator and in our area, a U.S. Representative for the First District of Virginia.
  • For additional information, see our Election Information web page and the various links to other sites.
Monday, December 1, 2014
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B December Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
9:00 AM
The Capitol Building, House Room 3, Richmond, Virginia Pre-session of Women's Legislative Round Table.
  • Hear a lively preview of the 2015 General Assembly! What issues will be carried over from prior sessions? What new ones will emerge next year?
  • The morning session is free. The 12:15 luncheon, in Senate Room 3, will require reservations and pre-payment. (Deadline for reservations is November 25.) Click here for a copy of the luncheon reservation form and a brief description of the Women's Legislative Roundtable.
Friday, December 5, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ann Kahn's home, Williamsburg Holiday Party!.
  • Join us for our Annual Holiday Party! Always a favorite of league members. Spouses and guests cordially invited.
  • Please RSVP by November 29 to Nancy Campbell, or use the "Contact Us" page on this Web Site and respond to the league's email address.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B January Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
 
State Capitol, Richmond, VA General Assembly reconvenes for the 2015 session.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Board of Directors Planning Meeting. Note this is a change from the initial schedule!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
General Assembly Building, Senate Room 3 West, Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable. A forum moderated by the Virginia League of Women Voters to highlight important issues during the General Assembly sessions.
  • Held every Wednesday morning
  • Discussions led by members of the G.A.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
General Assembly Building, Senate Room 3 West, Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable. A forum moderated by the Virginia League of Women Voters to highlight important issues during the General Assembly sessions.
  • Held every Wednesday morning
  • Discussions led by members of the G.A.
Monday, February 2, 2015
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B February Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
8:30 AM
General Assembly Building and State Capitol, Richmond League Day at the General Assembly. The League's annual "Day at the General Assembly" to lobby our legislators, attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable at 8:30 AM, attend a committee meeting, then attend a Senate or House session for a brief period at noon.
  • An opportunity to meet your legislators, as well as members of other leagues in Virginia
  • Check the LWV VA web site and our LWVWA Voter for more details.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Russia & Its Neighbors. Speaker is Ret. Col. Larry Wilkerson, former Chief-of-Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
  • Note that Great Decisions 2015 is SOLD OUT!
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
General Assembly Building, Senate Room 3 West, Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable. A forum moderated by the Virginia League of Women Voters to highlight important issues during the General Assembly sessions.
  • Held every Wednesday morning
  • Discussions led by members of the G.A.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Cancelled. Due to the Winter Storm Warning in our area, the Great Decisions Lecture on "India Changes Course" scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, is cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later date.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
General Assembly Building, Senate Room 3 West, Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable. A forum moderated by the Virginia League of Women Voters to highlight important issues during the General Assembly sessions.
  • Held every Wednesday morning
  • Discussions led by members of the G.A.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Privacy & Cybersecurity. Speaker is Aliya Sternstein, NextGov Senior Correspondent on Cybersecurity
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
8:30 - 9:30 AM
General Assembly Building, Senate Room 3 West, Richmond Women's Legislative Roundtable. A forum moderated by the Virginia League of Women Voters to highlight important issues during the General Assembly sessions.
  • Held every Wednesday morning
  • Discussions led by members of the G.A.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century. Speaker is Laura Jacobson,of Laura Jacobson & Lauren Vogt, Attorneys specializing in immigration law.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East. Speaker is Prof Rebecca Skreslet Hernandez, Visiting professor of Religious Studies, College of William & Mary.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Monday, March 16, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Syria's Refugee Crisis. Speaker is Prof Evan Criddle,, Taylor Research Professor and Professor of Law, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary.
  • NOTE THAT THIS LECTURE IS ON MONDAY!
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: U S Policy toward Africa. Speaker is Phillip Roessler, Assoc Professor of Government, College of William & Mary.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Brazil's Metamorphosis. Speaker is William Fisher, Assoc Professor of Anthropology, College of William & Mary.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Thursday, April 2, 2015
3:00 PM
William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg Tour of the Center for Legal & Court Technology. A presentation by Law School professors on the McGlothlin Courtroom, "the world's most technologically advanced courtroom".
  • Attendance and parking are limited, so email Doug Wood, league vice president, if you wish to attend.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B April Board Meeting (note the change in date).
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: India Changes Course. Speaker is Prof. Rani Mullen, Professor of Government, College of William & Mary.
  • This was originally scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, but the February lecture was cancelled due to a snowstorm.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg Responding to Rising Sea Levels. "How the Military and Federal Installations are Responding to Rising Sea Levels" - a follow up to our showing of the film Chasing Ice on September 15 at the Williamsburg Library.
  • Panelists include Col. Paul Olsen, Rear Admiral Ricky Williamson, and Director Cathy Mangum of NASA Langley.
Monday, April 27, 2015
3:30 PM
Schell Room, Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland St, Williamsburg Special Education in WJCC Schools. Join us in welcoming Dr. Stacia Barreau, Director of Special Education for the Williamsburg-James City County Schools.
  • Sponsored by the Education Committee of the league.
  • Copy the event flyer here.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
4:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B May Board Meeting.
Monday, May 18, 2015
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Education Committee Meeting.
Saturday, May 30, 2015-Sunday, May 31, 2015
 
Holiday Inn University Area, Charlottesville, VA LWVVA Convention. Several delegates from our league plan to attend the LWVVA Biennial Convention in Charlottesville. (Note that the LWVUS holds its conventions in even years.)
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Subdivision, 211 William Way, Williamsburg The LWVWA Annual Meeting. The meeting will start with a social time (heavy hors d'oeurves), a short business meeting, and consideration of two new local studies. Our speakers will begin at 6:00:
  • Eddie Oliver, Office of the First Lady of Virginia, Program Manager for Virginia "No Kid Hungry"
  • Senator John Miller and Amanda Johnston, Legislative Aide to Del. Brenda Pogge offering their perspectives on the 2015 General Assembly.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Board Planning Meeting. For the new board members to plan the 2015-2016 year. Note there is no board meeting in August!
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B September Board Meeting.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Port Anne Clubhouse, Port Anne Community, William Way, Williamsburg Membership Reception. We welcome all "old" and new members! For new members, this is a chance to hear more about our activities.
  • Speaker is Elizabeth Howard, Deputy Commissioner of Elections for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum for Senate District One. Candidates are John Miller (I) and challenger Mark Matney
  • For a flyer listing all the candidates forums this fall sponsored by the league, click here
Monday, September 28, 2015
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B Education Committee Meeting. Speaking will be Pamela Frazier, coordinator of "Erase the Need," a WJCC Title 1 Parent Outreach Services Program.
  • Topics will include the Stop and Read project that distributes books to various stations in the Williamsburg Area.
Thursday, October 1, 2015
9:45 AM
Capitol Building, House Room 3, Richmond (entrance at 1000 Bank Street) LWV Virginia Fall Workshops. Topics include "Money in Politics" and "Amending the US Constitution"
  • Luncheon speaker is Gail M. Deady, Women's Rights Legal Fellow, ACLU of Virginia
  • For more information and Luncheon Reservations, Click here. Note that Luncheon Reservation deadline is Sept. 24!
Monday, October 5, 2015
6:00 PM
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia Debate: Which Party Deserves to Control the Virginia Senate?. Senator Tom Norment (R), Senate Majority Leader and Senator Dick Saslaw (D), Minority Leader will debate this topic at CNU. While free, the event requires you have a ticket!
  • Senator Norment represents several electoral precincts in James City County.
  • For tickets and more information, contact Christopher Newport University at rsvp.cnu.edu
  • Additional information is available here
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B October Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg W-JCC School Board Candidates Forum. Sponsored by the WJCC PTA Council, with support from the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area.
  • Moderator is Meredith Collins, publisher of the Williamsburg Next Door Neighbors magazine. The audience may submit written questions for specific candidates, or all the candidates.
  • The league will be available to register voters.
  • For more information, Click here. Note that the start time is 7:00 PM, not 6:00 PM as initially announced.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
7:00 PM
Board Room, Building F, James City County Government Center, 101 Mounts Bay Road, Williamsburg Meet and Greet the Candidates for JCC Board of Supervisors.
  • All six candidates have agreed to attend. Each candidate will have five minutes to address the audience.
  • Note the change from the earlier posting! This event was initially planned as a forum for the candidates, all of whom were invited. However, none of the Republican candidates agreed to attend.
  • Since the league did not want to give the impression that it favored one candidate over another, the league changed the format of the event to a "meet and greet".
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:00 - 9:30 PM
Legacy Hall, 4301 New Town Avenue, Williamsburg Candidate Debate for JCC Board of Supervisors. Sponsored by the Virginia Gazette/Daily Press. Event moderated by Peggy Bellows, VG Editor.
  • Three one-hour debates for the Berkeley, Stonehouse, and Roberts Districts will be held.
  • Note that the October 21 LWV sponsored Forum for the House of Delegates District 96 has been cancelled in lieu of this event.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
 
Your computer! Apply for Absentee Ballot on-line. Virginia voters can now apply for an Absentee Ballot on line (Voters can no longer apply in person).
  • The deadline is Tuesday, October 27. For details, access the Virginia Department of Elections website
Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum for Delegate District 93. Candidates are Monty Mason (I) and challenger Lara Overy .
Monday, November 2, 2015
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, Schell Room, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg School Community Forum: Student Services Challenges in Student Behavior and Learning. The Forum will explore several issues, including behaviors and suspensions, school policies, teacher training, restorative practices, impact on community at large.
  • Panelists are Dr. John Eisenberg, Assist. Superintendent, VA Dept of Education; Dr. Aaron Butler, Supervisor of Student Services, WJCC; Dr. Samantha Hollins, Director of Special Education Program Improvement, VA Dept of Education.
  • For more information, click here.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Your Polling Place! General Election. Virginia voters will elect candidates for the General Assembly and various local offices.
  • For questions, see our "Election Information" page, or contact the Virginia Board of Elections or your local registrar of voters directly.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B November Board Meeting.
Monday, November 16, 2015
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B. Education Committee Meeting. Speaker is Sergeant Staton, the Resource Officer for the Williamsburg-James City County Schools.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
4:00 - 5;30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B December Board Meeting.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
9:00 AM
Capitol Square, General Assembly Building, House Room D,Richmond Pre-Session of Women's Legislative Roundtable. Join us to preview the 2016 General Assembly session.
Friday, December 4, 2015
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Home of League Member Ann Kahn Holiday Party. Members and their guests are invited to enjoy the league's Annual Holiday Party at the home of Ann Kahn!
  • While there is no charge for the event, reservations must be made with the league's hospitality chairman by November 25.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room C January Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Money in Politics.
  • League Members: LWVWA Vice President Doug Wood will lead the discussion of "Money in Politics" - the current LWVUS study topic.
  • How do you feel about the way we finance political campaigns? Come prepared to discuss this timely subject by reading the attached MIP information and the consensus questions
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Money in Politics.
  • The LWVUS Consensus Questions: How does our local league want to answer them? Our answers will be combined with those from leagues throughout the US to formulate the LWVUS position.
  • If you want your voice heard, attend the January 6 discussion and then speak out at this one!
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B February Board Meeting.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
8:30 AM
State Capitol, Richmond League Day at the General Assembly. Join us for "League Day at the General Assembly
  • The day starts with the Women's Legislative Roundtable from 8:30 AM to 9:30.
  • Then attend committee meetings, meet with local legislators, attend the Noon opening of either the Senate or House of Delegates.
  • Afternoon activities are up to you! Lunch in Richmond, additional time at the Senate or House, or committee meetings.
Monday, February 8, 2016
 
Your Voter Registrar's Office Last day to register to vote in the Presidential Primary. This is the last day on which a person may apply for voter registration, if not already registered, in order to vote in the Virginia Presidential Primary election on Tuesday, March 1.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: The United Nations. Speaker is William & Mary Professor Harvey Langholtz
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM

Note that the Great Decisions 2016 tickets have been sold out, but individual tickets for particular lectures are usually available at $10 per ticket the morning of the lecture.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: The Rise of ISIS. This program has been cancelled! Our speaker is unable to attend - and we will reschedule the lecture at a later date.
  • ISIS lecturer is Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies. Author of "Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer"
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Climate Change. Speaker is Joe Bouchard, Fellow, Blue Moon Foundation
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
 
Your polling place Virginia Presidential Primary. Voters may vote for candidates in either the Republican or Democratic primary, but not in both.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: The Future of Kurdistan. The speaker is Ayfer Karakaya-Stump, History Professor at the College of William & Mary.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Monday, March 7, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B March Board Meeting. Note the change of date!!!
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Migration. Speaker is Angela Banks, Professor at William & Mary Law School.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: The Koreas. Speaker is Col. Larry Wilkerson (USA-Ret), Former Chief of Staff to Colin Powell
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: Cuba and the US. Speaker is Prof Robert H. Holden, Professor of Latin American History, Old Dominion University
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Thursday, March 24, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: ISIS. Topic is ISIS. Speaker is Phyllis Bennis, Fellow, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington D.C., author of "Understanding ISIS and the new Global War on Terror: A Primer."
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM

This is the reschedule of the Feb. 16 lecture postponed due to the winter storm. Tickets for the Feb. 16 lecture should be used.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions: The Middle East. Speaker is Mike Holtzman, Colonial Williamsburg V.P. for Communications. Former Partner in BLJ Worldwide (Numerous Clients in the Middle East)
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30 AM
Monday, April 4, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Room B April Board Meeting. Note the meeting is again on a Monday afternoon!
Thursday, April 14, 2016
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jamestown Island Jamestown Island and Rising Sea Levels. Led by Jerre Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Geology at William & Mary, this guided walking tour of Jamestown Island will demonstrate the impact of rising sea levels on the Island.
  • For details, see the March, 2016 newsletter on the Newsletter Page. Note that the RSVP date is April 7. The tour is limited to the first 20 who respond.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Williamsburg City Council Candidates Forum. Five candidates are vying for 3 seats on the City Council, including one incumbent.
  • This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and pose questions.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
City of Williamsburg Polling Locations Williamsburg City Council Elections. Three members will be elected.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B May Board Meeting.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Port Anne Clubhouse, 211 William Way, Port Anne Community, Williamsburg. (For directions to Port Anne, click here) 2016 Annual Meeting. Join us to renew league friendships, meet the new board for 2016-2017, and preview our activities for the upcoming election year!
  • Speaker is Nancy Rodrigues, Secretary of Administration, State of Virginia
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B June Board Meeting.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
 
Washington, D.C. League of Women Voters National Convention. We plan to send 3 delegates to the Convention, which will run from June 16 to June 19.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Redistricting Reform: What's Next in Virginia & How You can Help.
  • The LWVWA and the OneVirginia2021 Coalition jointly sponsor this discussion. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg - Room B Board Planning Session for 2016-2017.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg - Room B September Board Meeting.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Blow Hall, William & Mary College, Williamsburg League Outreach to William & Mary Students. A program for W&M students to explain the league, present speakers on voting, and register students.
  • Speakers include Jared Calfee, Executive Dir. of VA21, the 'generational advocate' for millennials; Prof. Rebecca Green, W&M Law School, on Revive My Vote; and Benny Zhang, recent W&M graduate and member of Williamsburg City Council.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Stryker Center, 401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg Fall Members Reception. Hear Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, on the topic:"Virginia: Once a Battleground State, But Now No Longer?"
  • Meet and greet league members and guests, enjoy refreshments, hear this interesting speaker on a timely topic!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg - Room B October Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum - First Senate District of Virginia. Posing questions to the three candidates will be Barbara Hamm Lee of WHRO. Note that this is a special election to fill a vacancy.
  • Candidates are Monty Mason (D), Thomas Holston (R), and John Bloom (I)
  • Audience members may also pose written questions for the candidates.
  • The public is cordially invited to attend.
Friday, October 14, 2016
4:30 PM
William & Mary Campus William & Mary Homecoming Parade. BE BOLD!! Join league members as we march in the Parade, following the lwv lead car, with banners and signs encouraging the students and Williamsburg community to vote on November 8.
Monday, October 17, 2016
 
Your local Registrar of Voters office or online with the Virginia Dept of Elections Last day to register to vote in the November 8 election.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7:00 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum - 93rd District House of Delegates. Stuart D. Spirn, a local attorney, will moderate.
  • Candidates are Michael Mullin (D) and Heather Cordasco (R).
  • The public is invited; written questions may be submitted by the audience.
Monday, October 24, 2016
6:30 PM
The Stryker Center, 209 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg Candidate Forum - WJCC School Board for the Powhatan District of James City County.
  • Candidates are Lisa Owenby and Dot Matthews
  • Moderated by the Virginia Gazette
  • Sponsored by the WJCC PTA Council, the Citizens for Education, and the Williamsburg Area League of Women Voters
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg JerryRIGGED. A documentary film produced by the One Virginia 2021 coalition to promote redistricting reform in Virginia. For details, click here
  • The film shows how the system works now, and how many people, including the League of Women Voters in Virginia, believe it be reformed in the future!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg - Room B November Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Your Local Voting Precinct November 8 General Election. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
Monday, November 28, 2016
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Room B Education Committee Meeting. LWVWA Education Committee meets.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Home of Mary and Don Schilling, Williamsburg Holiday Party.
  • The Annual League Holiday Party - this year at the home of Mary Schilling, league president. Watch your email for your invitation and RSVP address!(Note change of date from December 2 to December 3.)
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
9:30 AM
Capitol Building, Richmond LWV-VA Women's Legislative Roundtable Presession.
  • The outlook for the General Assembly for 2017. The league will present several experts on the major issues facing the General Assembly.
  • Followed by a 12:30 luncheon. Download the Reservation form here. Reservations must be made by November 30!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg - Room B December Board Meeting. Note the change in date from prior meetings!
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B January 2017 Board Meeting.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 
Virginia Capitol, Richmond General Assembly Convenes for 2017 Session.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B Board Planning Meeting. To plan the remaining events of the winter and spring, and discuss future activities for the league.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Morning
Virginia Capitol, Richmond Virginia League of Women Voters Lobby Day at the Capitol.
  • Join the state league and members of local leagues in Virginia to lobby our state legislators on the league's legislative priorities for 2017.
  • Also attend the Women's Legislative Roundtable, sponsored by the state league, LWV-VA.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B February Board Meeting.
Monday, February 6, 2017
12:30 PM
Stryker Building, 412 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg (adjacent to the Williamsburg Regional Library) Fracking in Virginia - Informational Study on Fracking.
  • A review of the LWVVA study of Fracking in Virginia. Speakers include LWVWA member Sue Delos, chemist who was part of the LWVVA study committee, and Prof Emeritus Jerre Johnson, geologist.
  • This meeting is open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Conflict in the South China Sea. Speaker is Colonel Larry Wilkerson (USA Ret.) former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30
Monday, February 13, 2017
12:30 PM
Stryker Building, 412 North Boundary Street, Williamsburg (Adjacent to the Williamsburg Regional Library) Consensus Meeting on Fracking in Virginia.
  • Based on the information from the 2/6/17 meeting on Fracking, LWVWA members will discuss the consensus questions from the LWVVA study committee.
  • Our answers will be combined with those from the other leagues in Virginia to establish the LWVVA's position on fracking. (Note that this meeting is open to LWVWA members only. But lunches are invited!))
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - The Future of Europe. Speaker is Prof. Clay Clemens, College of William & Mary.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Nuclear Security. Speaker is Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund.
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30
Monday, February 27, 2017
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Are we Preparing our Students for Future Technologies?.
  • Join us for the LWVWA Education Committee meeting exploring this question, including preparing students for technological unemployment, cyber security problems, AI, etc.
  • Speaker is Eugene Roche of the College of Education, William & Mary.
  • The event is open to the public.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Saudi Arabia in Transition. Speaker is Michael Holtzman, Colonial Williamsburg VP for Communications. Former Partner, BLJ Worldwide (numerous clients in Middle East.)
  • Refreshments at 9:45 AM
  • Lecture at 10:30
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 - 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, Room B March Board Meeting.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Latin America's Political Pendulum. Speaker is Prof. Robert Holden, Old Dominion University
  • Refreshments at 9:45
  • Lecture at 10:00
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. This program has been postponed until Monday, March 20 due to the pending snow storm in Washington, D.C.! However, we will show the Foreign Policy Association DVD on the subject of Afghanistan and Pakistan, with a discussion afterward led by Don Shilling, Prof. Emeritus of History, Denison University. Save your tickets as they will allow you to attend both programs!
  • The speaker on Monday will be Phyllis Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies. Usual schedule will be followed, with refreshments at 9:45 and lecture at 10:30.
Monday, March 20, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Postponed from March 14. See the March 14 program description. Use your March 14 ticket for this event.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - Trade and Politics. Speaker is Prof. John Boschen, Professor of Economics and Finance, College of William & Mary
  • Refreshments at 9:45
  • Lecture at 10:30
Monday, March 27, 2017
3:30 PM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Education Committee Discussion. What is the "Every Student Succeeds Act"?
  • ESSA has replaced the No Child Left Behind Act. Discussing it will be Leslie W. Grant, Assoc. Prof. of Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership at William & Mary.
  • Open to the public, as well as league members.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:45 AM
Williamsburg Regional Library, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg Great Decisions - U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum. Speaker is Steve LeVine , Washington Correspondent for "Quartz", Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University
  • Refreshments 9:45
  • Lecture 10:30