Convention Has Adjourned for 2021

The convention is a great opportunity for new and long-term members to learn more about the League, meet members from across the state, and be inspired for our next 100 years.

You do not need to be an official delegate of your local League to attend the convention! You may attend all of the programming and caucuses as an interested League member, and if you have a great League prospect who is not yet a member, you can encourage them to attend, too. For voting purposes, only delegates will be able to attend the plenary sessions via Zoom; nondelegates will be able to watch those proceedings livestreamed on YouTube. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing as soon as we post the videos.

Official Convention Business

Linked below are documents with the official business of the 2021 LWVWA Convention, posted on Friday, May 14, 2021, to comply with the bylaw requirement of 40-day notification to all Leagues prior to the convention. The same postings are also being sent to local League presidents. Any questions, please contact Lunell Haught

Do you wish to propose amendments to any of the following items? Here’s the process for each one:

  • Proposed Standing Rules of the Convention: Submit amendments by email to Jean Snider, the secretary of the Convention, by June 8, 11:59 p.m.
  • Program of Work: Additions and changes to Recommended Program of Work and Not-Recommended Program of Work items submitted in advance may not be further amended from the floor in the plenary sessions and will be simply voted up or down.  These need to be submitted via email to Linda Benson by June 17, 11:59 p.m.
  • Budget: The Proposed 2021-23 Budget and the line-item amendments submitted in advance may not be further amended from the floor in the plenary sessions but may simply be voted up or down individually. Budget amendments for line-item changes must be submitted online by June 17, 11:59 p.m., to the budget committee, and may be debated during the budget discussion period.
  • Election Slate: Proposed additions to the Proposed 2021-23 Election Slate will be accepted online through June 23, 11:59 p.m. After that, nominations can be made from the floor at Sunday’s plenary session.
    Background: We are working to expedite any floor business made more difficult by the constraints of an online meeting. Thus, we are providing an opportunity to submit floor nominations in writing for officers, directors, and nominating committee members (if any) in advance of the first Plenary Session on June 24, where these nominations will formally occur immediately after the reading of the Nominating Committee’s report. This provides an opportunity to have the correct spelling of names, correct local League designation, and the position sought at the ready at the time of the nominations from the floor (if any).  Floor nominations that have not been submitted in advance will also be accepted, under the Bylaws.
  • Bylaws: Proposed Bylaws Amendments (submitted to the membership by the Bylaws Committee) may not be amended from the floor but may simply be voted up or down. To propose a Bylaws Amendment wording change, a secondary amendment must be proposed in advance. Secondary amendments to the Proposed Bylaws Amendments must be submitted online by June 17, 11:59 p.m.

LWVWA Convention Dates

  • June 2: Changes in Recommended Program may be submitted by local Leagues and MAL units to the Board. 
  • June 8: Final day to submit proposed amendments to the Proposed Standing Rules of the Convention via email to Jean Snider, the secretary of the Convention.
  • June 10: Final day to submit notice of intent to consider Not-Recommended Program of Work via email to Linda Benson.
  • June 10-14: Electronic voting on Proposed Standing Rules of the Convention, and proposed amendments, if any. Ballots will be emailed on June 10. Delegates can vote now. Guests, observers, and nondelegate attendees may not vote.
  • June 15: Results of electronic voting on Proposed Standing Rules of the Convention announced.
  • June 15: Board may vote to change Recommended Program.
  • June 17: Final day to submit amendments to the Recommended Program of Work via email to Linda Benson.
  • June 17: Final day to submit amendments to the Not-Recommended Program of Work via email to Linda Benson.
  • June 17: Final day to submit Resolutions via the Resolution Submission form.
  • June 23: Meeting of the Resolutions Committee, 6 p.m.

Registration Info

Full registration costs $20.21. Starting on June 17, the price for late registration increases to $50. Register now!

Plenary Session Schedule

Plenary Session I: Thursday 6/24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plenary Session II: Friday, 6/25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Plenary Session III: Saturday 6/26, 2-3:30 p.m.
Plenary Session IV: Sunday 6/27, 2-4:30 p.m.

Delegate Information

The convention delegates shall consist of delegates chosen by the members of local Leagues and units-at-large (UALs). Each local League and UAL shall be entitled to voting representation in the convention as follows: one delegate for its first through 15th voting members and one delegate for every 25 additional voting members or major fraction thereof. (The official membership is determined by the LWVUS records of voting members as of February 1, 2021.) The president of each local League (or an alternate) and the members of the state board shall also attend as convention delegates.

If your League has more members planning to attend than delegate slots, contact Delores Irwin. She may be able to find unused delegate allocations that your members can use.

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