Looking Back, Moving Forward

League of Women Voters of Washington
2019 Biennial Convention

June 6-9, 2019
Tacoma, WA ★  Hotel Murano

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in our 2019 Biennial Convention—we think it was a wonderful success! This web page is our archive of documents related to this Convention. More information will be added as we collect it.

Workbook

Local League Roll Call

Photos

Convention Minutes

Plenary Slide Shows:

Award Winners

Future Council - Convention

Thursday Night Reception

New Program of Work Adopted

Workshop Information

Caucus Information

Videos

Award Winners

Community Connections Award
LWV Bellingham-Whatcom for Every Vote Counts Project

Strengthening Democracy Award
LWV Clallam County for Kids Voting Project

Effective Member Engagement and Recruitment Award
LWV Thurston County for Coffee with the League Project

Dorothy Roberts Award
Kathy Sakahara

Good Citizen Awards
Nancy Pearson
Larry Seaquist

Local League Membership Awards
Membership numbers were based on the number that was reported on Jan 31, 2017, in the national data base and compared with the membership numbers reported on Jan 31, 2019, in the national data base.  Those dates are used as that is the only consistent snapshot that we have for all Leagues.  Overall for the state of Washington, membership increased by 21.1% for the time period (2017 to 2019).

And, of course, it is recognized that actual numbers fluctuate during the year.

Percentage of Growth

Place

LWV

2017 #

2019 #

% growth

1

Clark County

30

70

133.3

2

Spokane Area

56

98

75

3

Skagit County

16

25

56.3

4

Kitsap County

104

161

54.8

5

Whidbey Island

58

88

51.7


Additionally, eleven Leagues realized growth between 3% and 49%.  There were four Leagues that lost membership.  There is a membership report in the Convention Workbook that is used to calculate voting delegate count for Convention.

Size of League

Place

LWV

2019 #

1

Seattle King County

679

2

Bellingham-Whatcom County

279

3

Snohomish County`

168

4

Kitsap County

161

5

Tacoma-Pierce County

151

Future Council - Convention

Put a pin in your map for—dates are TBD at this time—hope to see you there!

  • Council 2020: hosted by LWV Kittitas Valley in Ellensburg
  • Convention 2021: hosted by LWV Spokane Area in Spokane

New Program of Work Adopted

  • Education on Public Bank
  • Update on Washington State's Shorelines
  • Toolkits on range of election methods
  • Concurrence to update language in "Gun Safety" in current position.

Workshop Information

Workshops were presented in four separate tracks:

League Management
Gain helpful tips on management tools to help your local League run more smoothly and to connect with state resources.

  1. Navigating Roberts Rules of Order and League’s Seemingly Wonky Procedures
  2. Technology and the Local League
  3. What State League Does for You and Your Local League
  4. What’s Working in Schools/Communities about Civics Education. Our Textbook, Local Leagues and More!

Making Democracy Work®
Learn more about activities that will help ensure a free, fair and accessible electoral system. Information in these workshops will provide knowledge and actions.

  1. From Voter Registration to Get Out the Vote (GOTV) and Beyond
  2. Districts We Can Believe In: Redistricting Advocacy for 2021 and Beyond
  3. Take a Deep Dive into Key Voter Service Activities: VOTE411 and Candidate Forums
  4. Show Me the Money: How to Educate Voters about Political Spending

Membership ENGAGEMENT, & Leadership Development (MELD)/Dieversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)
Discover tools to engage members, develop leaders, create strong partnerships, focus your work through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) lens, or develop sustainable leadership in your Local League? The MELD Network offers a way for the State League to collaborate with all 20 Local Leagues on techniques, ideas, processes, and tools that we all can use to ENGAGE with members, volunteers, allies, and the community. The MELD Network will also be a primary way the State League shares progress on the League’s DEI efforts.

  1. MELD Network: Offering Tools, Tips, Techniques, & Community
  2. Creating an Abundant and Robust Volunteer Pool
  3. Building a DEI Lens: Why It Is Mission Critical
  4. How Local Leagues Are Already Employing Their DEI Lens

History
At the Centennial time in League and Women’s Suffrage history, hear inspiring presentations.

  1. A Bee in Her Bonnet: What Set Off the Great Woman Suffrage Leaders?
  2. Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
  3. Pickets, Parades and Protest
  4. Reflecting Back and Looking Forward: In League with the Future

Videos

Senator Patty Murray Video Comments




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