League of Women Voters of the Lima Area
Local programs for the upcoming year are decided upon at a program planning meeting, usually in January. The National LWV holds a convention in June of even numbered years and the State LWV holds a convention in odd numbered years. The LWV of the Lima Area makes recommendations to state and national leagues on issues to discuss at the conventions.
Mark your calendar and don't miss any of the 2017-2018 Programs!
The 2017-2018 Meetings are listed in the column to your right; check them out and plan to attend!
Did you miss these great 2016-2017 Programs? Chairperson(s):
September 2016 Gun violence and Control Jane Myers and Chuck Wolfe
October 2016 Voter Guide and Candidates Forums Linda Morrow
January 2017 Program Planning Sue Ann Shaw
February 2017 Agriculture in the 21st Century Beth Seibert
March 2017 Exploring Recycling Linda Morrow and Shannon Quinn
April 2017 STEM Education Sue Ann Shaw and Jo Derryberry
May 2017 Annual Meeting Millie Hughes
The Board of Directors may approve periodic meetings throughout the year as timely issues arise. The annual meeting is held in late April or early May to review the year and elect new board members. Announcements regarding programs will be posted on the front page of this website.
The League of Women Voters never supports candidates (individual members can if they don't hold key positions on the board), but the League DOES support issues after they have been thoroughly studied. Locally, we have studied and support "recycling at the source." We have participated in state and national studies. To learn more about the study process, visit the state league program site.
2017 - 2018 Program
At the 2017 Program Planning Meeting, members voted to focus on education with the 2017-2018 Programs.
Programs will include:
September - Publish Voter Guide
October - Partner with Chamber to host Mayoral Forum
December 5 - Education Options
January 2018 - Program Planning
February 2018 - Funding Education in Ohio
March 2018 - Comparison of Public and Private Schools
Update on Fair Districts
In addition to presenting programs on the above education topics the LWV of the Lima Area will be involved in collecting signatures on petitions to put an issue on the ballot in November 2018 to ensure fair districts for the US Congress similar to the one passed by Ohio Voters for fair districts for the Ohio House and Senate. This initiative would create a nonpartisan commission to draw districts maps every 10 years after the census. The next district maps will be drawn in 2021. Fair district maps will allow the voters to select their representatives instead of the candidates selecting their voters by gerrymandering the district maps.