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Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
10:00am-2:00pm
Delaware County Board of Elections
2079 US HWY 23 N
Delaware, OH 43015
Program Planning. We will review state positions for the upcoming year. If interested in participating. please contact Dr. Alice Frazier (740)363-6839.
Friday, February 17, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: The Future of Europe. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is the Future of Europe by Goran Skosples, Professor, Economics, Ohio Wesleyan University.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00-9:00pm
Bogey Inn
6013 Glick Rd.
Dublin, OH 43017
2nd Annual Trivia Night. Get your team together! All are welcome! Bring your spouses and friends - you don't have to be a member to attend! 4 people per team. 50/50 split with the proceeds benefitting the Delaware County League of Women Voters. $10 per player. Come early for dinner and drinks... 10% of sales also benefit the League. Contact Laurie at (614)649-2494 with any questions or if you need help building your team. This is a great way to get to know some League members in a fun relaxed atmosphere! Hope to see you there.
Friday, February 24, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: Nuclear Security. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is the Nuclear Security presented by retired Army Major General Dennis Laich.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Friday, March 3, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: Saudi Arabia in Transition. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is Saudi Arabia in Transition with Melinda McClimans, Associate Director, Middle East Studies Center, OSU; and, Rand Guebert, Former Consultant, Oilinvest BV.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
9:30am-4:00pm
Sheraton on Capitol Square
75 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215
LWV Ohio Event: 2017 Statehouse Day. Join the State League for LWV Ohio Statehouse Day on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. We will be hearing about important public policy issues directly from key policy-makers and experts, and will have the chance to ask them your questions.

We are very pleased to announce that our lunch keynote speaker will be David Daley, author of the book Rat F**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy.

In his book, Daley chronicles the unprecedented effort by political operatives to hack American democracy through an audacious plan to flip state legislatures and redraw state and congressional legislative district lines in their party's favor. Mr. Daley is the former editor-in-chief of Salon and the Digital Media Fellow for the Wilson Center for Humanities and the Arts at the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia.

You are welcome to join us for the entire day, a half day, or just for lunch. Meetings with legislators will be scheduled throughout the day upon request.

For more information: http://www.lwvohio.org/site.cfm/Member-Area/LWV-Ohio-2017-Statehouse-Day.cfm

Friday, March 10, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: Latin America's Political Pendulum. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is Latin America's Political Pendulum with James Franklin, Chair, Politics and Government, OWU.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Friday, March 17, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: Conflict in the South China Sea. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is Conflict in the South China Sea with Michelle Mood, Professor, Political Science & Asian Studies, Kenyon College.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Friday, March 24, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: Trade and Politics. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is Trade and Politics with Ji Young Choi, Professor, Politics and Government, OWU.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
12:00pm
Hamilton Williams Building
Faculty Dining Room
Ohio Wesleyan University
40 Rowland Ave.
Delaware, OH 43015
Monthly Social: Getting Familiar with DATA. This month's event aims to bring awareness in regard to the availability of the DATA transit system for Delaware County. Though there is no formal programming, participants are encouraged to use the DATA bus to travel to the event. If you need help making arrangements or if you have any questions in this regard, please contact Celia Vail. Also, RSVP's are required for meal planning. Participants will order off the menu.

RSVP to Celia Vail (740)369-4376, celiaandrichard@gmail.com

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00-9:00pm
DACC North Campus
1610 State Route 521
Delaware, OH 43015
Public Program: Pressure Points, Delaware County Responds to Poverty and Drug Abuse. Please come join this public information discussion focussed on areas impacted by the drug use epidemic and compounded by poverty issues. A discussion will be facilitated with the help of local experts. The panel includes: Brandon Feller (President, United Way of Delaware County), who will discuss food insecurity; Russell Martin, (Delaware County Sheriff), who will discuss drug abuse; Melissa Humbert (Regional Housing Director, Salvation Army), who will discuss homeless youth; and, Courtnie Howell (Stable Cradle Advocate, Maryhaven), who will discuss teen moms.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voter's of Delaware County and the United Way of Delaware County

Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00-9:00pm
DACC North Campus
1610 State Route 521
Delaware, OH 43015
Public Program: Pressure Points, Delaware County Responds to Poverty and Drug Abuse. Please come join this public information discussion focussed on areas impacted by the drug use epidemic and compounded by poverty issues. A discussion will be facilitated with the help of local experts. The panel includes: Brandon Feller (President, United Way of Delaware County), who will discuss food insecurity; Russell Martin, (Delaware County Sheriff), who will discuss drug abuse; Melissa Humbert (Regional Housing Director, Salvation Army), who will discuss homeless youth; and, Courtnie Howell (Stable Cradle Advocate, Maryhaven), who will discuss teen moms.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voter's of Delaware County and the United Way of Delaware County

Friday, April 7, 2017
12:00pm-1:00pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2017: U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year as determined by the Foreign Policy Association.

You can join in the discussion with members of your community as you learn more about these critical world events that are impacting current U.S. Foreign Policy from local experts .

This week's topic is U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum with Michael Houlahan, Foreign Service Officer (retired), U.S. State Department.

Sponsored by: American Association of University Women, Kiwanis, League of Women Voters, International Studies Program, OWU, William Street, UMC, Willow Brook Christian Communities, Cruise One and various private donors

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
5:30-8:00
First Presbyterian Church
73 Winter St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Third Annual Bean Dinner. Feeling pinched from paying your taxes? Come join us for some bean soup and a rockin' good time! We will hear from Dr. Sean Kay, Professor of Politics and Government at OWU and author of "Rockin' the Free World!: How the Rock & Roll Revolution Changed America and the Free World". Dr. Kay will share his insights on the connections between rock & roll and the all American values of freedom, equality, human rights and peace. Donations accepted. Dinner Served: 5:30 Program Begins: 7:00
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:00-8:00pm
Kinsale Golf and Fitness
3737 Village Club Dr.
Powell, OH 43065
Annual Dinner Meeting Featuring Thomas Suddes Discussing the Political Outlook for Ohio and the US with a Special Look at Gerrymandering and It's Impact. Join us for dinner and a vote on next year's officers as well as a discussion with Thomas Suddes whom you should know from your Sunday's Columbus Dispatch editorial page. It should be an enlightening evening full of the latest info on what is happening in politics and it's impact on the US and Ohio.

Thomas Suddes teaches journalism at Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, where he earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. He's a Youngstown native. Suddes joined The Plain Dealer in 1982, covered the Statehouse for 17 years, and was president of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association. He's a member of the editorial board of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and has written a weekly column on Ohio politics since the mid-1980s. The column also appears in The Columbus Dispatch and the Dayton Daily News. The Press Club of Cleveland inducted Suddes into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 2014.

RSVP to Laurie Nolta at laurieang3@gmail.com by May 12.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
10:00am-1:00pm
Stratford Ecological Center
3083 Liberty Rd
Delaware, OH 43015
LWV Delaware Planning Meeting. Come join other members to discuss the future of our local league. What are our Issues? What are priorities? What kinds of activities would we like to be involved in and how could we fund them? We will use a logic model program planning and evaluation tool to structure the meeting. RSVP to Alice Frazier: frazieralice62@gmail.com
Thursday, May 25, 2017
7-9:00pm
Concord Township Hall
6385 Home Rd
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Redistricting Reform: Why Now? How Can I Help?. Come join the League of Women Voters of Delaware County and Dr. Richard Gunther, professor emeritus of political science at OSU as we learn about the Fair Districts = Fair Elections citizens ballot initiative for redistricting reform.

71% of Ohio voters supported the passage of Issue 1 in 2015 to reform the redistricting process of our state level congressional districts. All Ohioans would also benefit from fairly drawn national level congressional districts and the accountability of our representatives that this brings.

Come learn about the proposed redistricting reforms by Fair Districts, which largely follow the same guidelines that we voted in support for in 2015.

Also, if you are interested in getting involved with the proposed reform, Fair Districts needs folks to gather signatures on petitions to get this reform on the ballot. This session will include both an explanation and training on legally circulating petitions for this initiative.

Location is conveniently located only 5 miles north of the zoo. 15 minutes to Dublin, Powell, Delaware and Lewis Center.

RSVP to Marci Bird: marci.jem@gmail.com or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/redistricting-reform-why-now-how-can-i-help-tickets-34622294214

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9-12
Park Place Village Clubhouse
1 Tinley Park Circle
Delaware, OH 43015
LWV Delaware Planning Meeting, Part 2. Come join other members to discuss the future of our local league.

We will continue to examine: What are our Issues? What are priorities? What kinds of activities would we like to be involved in and how could we fund them? We will use a logic model program planning and evaluation tool to structure the meeting.

Coffee will be served, and we will wrap up before lunch.

Even if you couldn't make the first session, please come to this one, and bring your thinking caps! New members welcome!

Please RSVP by June 10.

For those members who are outgoing board members, please bring your white League Bylaws notebooks

RSVP to Alice Frazier: frazieralice62@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9-12
Park Place Village Clubhouse
1 Tinley Park Circle
Delaware, OH 43015
LWV Delaware Planning Meeting, Part 2. Come join other members to discuss the future of our local league.

We will continue to examine: What are our Issues? What are priorities? What kinds of activities would we like to be involved in and how could we fund them? We will use a logic model program planning and evaluation tool to structure the meeting.

Coffee will be served, and we will wrap up before lunch.

Even if you couldn't make the first session, please come to this one, and bring your thinking caps! New members welcome!

Please RSVP by June 10.

For those members who are outgoing board members, please bring your white League Bylaws notebooks

RSVP to Alice Frazier: frazieralice62@gmail.com

Monday, August 28, 2017
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m
Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
32 S Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Celebrating Votes for Women. The Delaware County League of Women Voters will be hosting a wine and cheese event to celebrate Women's Equality Day on Monday, August 28. The event will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and will feature Delaware City Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle as our guest speaker. Representatives from the Board of Elections will provide updates on the status of voting in Delaware County. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, 32 S Sandusky Street in Delaware. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan voter education organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose any political party or candidate.

For further info: Alice Frazier, President, Delaware County LWV Phone 740.363.6839 Email: frazieralice62@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
7:00-9:30
Orange Township Community Room
7690 Gooding Blvd.
Delaware, Ohio
LWV CANDIDATES NIGHT. Please come and bring friends and family, and your questions! Learn more about statewide and local issues and hear from candidates in contested contests.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
6:30pm~
Glenn Ross Country Club
Cheshire Rd.
Delaware, OH
Holiday Party. Come join the League for our annual Holiday Party. Cocktails at 6:30, Dinner to Follow Guests are Welcome Your Check for $25/person is your reservation by 12/2/2017 Send to: Trish Bishop- 5441 Langwell, Westerville, 43082 Dinner includes beverage, salad, cheese, hors d'oeuvres, carving and dessert stations! Cash bar available We hope to see you there!
Friday, February 23, 2018
12-1pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2018: US Global Engagement and the Military. Join in a community discussion on relevant international issues. This week the speaker is Dennis Latch, Major General, U.S. Army (retired).
Friday, March 2, 2018
12-1pm
William Street United Methodist Church
28 W. William St.
Delaware, OH 43015
Great Decisions 2018: Global Health. Join in a community discussion on relevant international issues. This week the speaker is Mary Howard, Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, Ohio Wesleyan University