LEAGUE’S STATE CONVENTION IS COMING!
The 57th State League Convention is scheduled for June 10-11, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Express in Liverpool, NY (just off the Thruway near Syracuse). The Registration Kit is now available on the state website (http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/concon/2017/Registration-Kit-2017.pdf). Encourage all members to attend, even if as Visitors or for free to the workshops!
The Pre Convention Kit is now available – click here. This Kit includes all the important items to be discussed during the League’s plenary (business) meeting: Proposed 2017-18 Budget, Proposed Bylaw Amendments, Nominating Committee Report with the Proposed Slate of Officers and Board Members, and the Proposed Program, including an update to an existing position and a new proposed concurrence. Workshops and Caucuses or Info Sessions are also described to encourage all to join us in Liverpool! The workshops and info sessions are open to anyone – you don’t have to be a voting delegate to attend these. And, our luncheon speaker will be Sally Roesch Wagner, Executive Director of the Matilda Joslyn Gage House, who will present The Rest of the Story of the Suffrage Movement; join us for lunch and the speaker ($40) or just come for the speaker at no cost!
To celebrate women achieving the right to vote in 1917 in NYS, the state League is organizing a field trip from Liverpool to Seneca Falls on Friday, June 9 (day before Convention actually begins). This is will a separate charge and everyone is welcome (not just convention attendees); tours of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton home, Women’s Hall of Fame and the Women’s Rights National History Park (and Wesleyan Chapel), as well as dinner and a speaker at an historic restaurant in Seneca Falls, will be included. You will need to be in Liverpool by noon on Friday to join this trip. The Registration Form for this tour is also posted on the website (http://www.lwvny.org/programs-studies/concon/2017/Suffrage-Tour-Registration-Form.pdf).
Volunteers are Needed!
Volunteers are needed to help at the state Convention. You should all send as many voting delegates as you are entitled, but if you have others that want to attend only part of Convention, encourage them to become volunteers. Here are some reasons why:
- Delegates can volunteer during non-plenary hours.
- Visitors can volunteer during plenary and observe plenary at no charge.
- Volunteering is a great way to meet and network with fellow Leaguers.
Contact Joan Johnson, Volunteer Coordinator, at 315-488-4339 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anyone can attend the workshops on Saturday, June 10, in the morning, and, if they register as a Visitor, may observe the plenary sessions. Volunteers will be allowed to attend plenary also, as space permits.