Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
530 pm
Diane's
4375 Kimberly Street
Richland, WA 99352
Table Talk. Soup dinner, debrief election results.

Guests are welcome.

Thursday, October 25, 2018
6:30 PM
Carmichael Middle School
620 Thayer Drive
Richland, WA
Candidate Forum. 8th Legislative District and Benton County Candidates

Public is encouraged to attend.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00 PM
B-F Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6:30 PM
Pasco Police Training Center
204 W. Clark
Pasco, WA
Candidate Forum. Franklin County Races

The public is encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
6
Pasco Police Training Center
204 W. Clark Street
Pasco, WA
Candidate Forum. 9th and 16th Legislative Districts Candidates

The public is encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
1:00 PM
Solstice Senior Living Center
8464 W. Clearwater
Kennewick, WA
Register Voters.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:30 AM
Janet Nail's Brunch for New Members. See Voter for more details
Thursday, September 13, 2018
10:30 AM
Affinity at Southridge
5207 Hildebrand Blvd
Kennewick, WA
Register Voters.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
1:00 PM
Parkview Estate Senior Living Community
7820 W. 6th
Kennewick, WA
Register Voters.
Monday, September 10, 2018
1:30 PM
Sun Terrace
2131 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA
Register Voters.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
5:30 PM
Howard Amon Park
North Pavillion, behind Sterlings
Richland
Women's Equality Picnic. This is a celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Benton and Franklin County Auditors are invited guest speakers.

Attendees please bring main dish to share or dessert.

Thursday, August 16, 2018
6 PM
Benton Franklin Transit
1000 Columbia Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. All members welcome.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. The Board of Director will meet to plan for future meetings and events. All members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
6:30 PM
Police Training Center
204 W. Clark Street
Pasco, WA 99301
Candidate Forum. 16th Legislative District and Franklin County Commissioner

Public is encouraged to attend.

Monday, July 16, 2018
6:30 PM
Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Candidate Forum. 8th Legislative District

Public is encouraged to attend

Thursday, June 21, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome. The Board will be planning future events
Friday, June 1, 2018
12-8pm
Shilo Inn
Richland
LWVWA Council. Representatives from Washington State Leagues will attend the Council meeting in Richland, LWV of Benton-Franklin Counties is hosting.

This is a three-day event.

Thursday, May 17, 2018
5:30PM
Goodwill Building - conference room
3521 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA
Annual Meeting. Annual business meeting with election of officers, approval of budget and approval of 2018-19 program.

Evening begins with a potluck dinner. All members are encouraged to attend. Guests are more than welcome.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Tranist Center
1000 Columbia Drive
Richland, WA
Business and Planning Meeting. The Board will conduct its business meeting. All members are welcome to participate.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
2 PM
Janet's home
135 Meadows Hill Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Table Talk. Discussion on gun control.

Guests are invited.

No food. Coffee, tea and water provided.

Call Janet if you need directions: 546-1467

Thursday, March 15, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Drive
Richland, WA
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
2 PM
Polly's home
316 Northview Loop
West Richland, WA 99353
Table Talk. Discussion on Legislative issues.

No food, just coffe and tea.

Bring a friend!

Thursday, February 15, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Drive
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting. All members are welcome. The Board will be planning for future meetings and business handled.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
5:30 PM
Shilo Inn
50 Comstock
Richland, WA
League's Birthday Dinner. Celebrating the League of Women Voter's birthday with a dinner meeting at the Shilo. The speaker will be Mike Blair who will talk about the McCleary Decision (funding for public schools). The cost per person will be about $25.

Guests are encouraged to attend.

RSVP to: Polly at 551-3818

Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352-4798
Planning and Business Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
10 AM
Change to:
Polly Parton's home
316 Northview Loop
West Richland, WA
Program Planning meeting. Members and guests are welcome. Programs for the coming year for national and local issues will be discussed.

Brunch - please bring a dish to share.

Sunday, December 3, 2017
2-4PM
Goodwill Building
3521 W Court St
Pasco, WA 99301
Holiday Social. Speaker: Judge Katy Butler Topic: Mental Health Court

We encourage all members to attend. Guests are welcome. Please bring snacks to share. For further details, see December 2017 VOTER in the Publication section.

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:00 PM
WSU-TC Student Union Building (new)
2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA
WSU-TC Candidate Forum. LWV is partnering with WSU Associated Students for Legislative Affairs.

Candidates invited include Richland City Council Positions 1, 3, 4 and 7.

Forum will be live-streamed on the KNDU Facebook page (moderator is Tracci Dial, KNDU news anchor).

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Transit Center, 1000 Columbia Trail, Richland, WA Business and Planning Meeting/Board Meeting. Open to all members.

Please note: Date and day of the week has changed.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
6:30 PM
Carmichael Middle School
620 Thayer Drive, Richland, WA
Richland Candidate Forum. Races: City Council, School Board, Benton County Sheriff

The public is encouraged to attend.

Forum will be live-streamed on City of Richland Facebook page (moderator is Mike Gonzales, KVEW news anchor). Richland CityView TV will record it for replay on Public Access Channel 192; it will also be available on YouTube.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:30 PM
Enterprise Middle School
5200 Paradise Way
West Richland
West Richland Candidate Forum. West Richland City Council Positions for Districts 1, 2, 3, 6 and Mayor; Benton County sheriff.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Forum will be moderated by Cody Proctor, KEPR news anchor. (Live-streaming and recording information is not yet available.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:30 PM
Police Training Center
204 West Clark Street, Pasco, WA
Pasco Candidate Forum. Races: City Council, School Board and maybe Port of Pasco

The public is encouraged to attend.

Forum will be live-streamed on City of Pasco Facebook page (moderator is Mike Gonzales, KVEW news anchor). Pasco City Television will record it for replay on Public Access Channel 191; it will also be available on YouTube.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
11:30 AM
Richland Public Library
Gallery Room
955 Northgate Dr.
Richland, WA
Table Talk. Snake River Dams and a discussion of I-940.

The public is welcome. You can bring your own lunch or snack. Allison Colotelo, who works at PNNL, will present research on the Snake River dams and fish.

Her talk will be followed by a discussion of Initiative 940, "De-escalate Washington" (http://www.deescalatewa.org). This measure would require all law enforcement officers in the state to receive violence de-escalation and mental health training, as developed by the criminal justice training commission.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
6:30 PM
Kennewick School Administration Center
1000 West 4th Avenue, Kennewick, WA
Kennewick Candidate Forum. Races: City Council, School Board, Benton County Sheriff, Port of Kennewick

The public is encouraged to attend.

Forum will be live-streamed on the KNDU Facebook page (moderator is Tracci Dial, KNDU news anchor). Charter will record it for replay on Charter Public Access Channel 190, and it will also be available on YouTube.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Transit Center, Richland Wye, 1000 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA Business and Planning Meeting/Board Meeting. All members are welcome!
Thursday, September 7, 2017
5:30 PM
Polly Parton's home
316 Northview Loop, West Richland, WA
Table Talk. Soup/bread supper Discussion on future events & topics/open discussion
Thursday, August 24, 2017
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting/Board Meeting. All members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
5:30 PM
Sandberg Event Center
331 S. 41st Avenue
West Richland, WA
Women's Equality Celebration. Senator Sharon Brown will be the guest speaker.

Members are invited to a picnic at 5:30 PM. Bring a dish or dessert to share (but come whether you bring food or not). We will provide tableware and beverages.

The public is welcome to come hear Senator Brown when she speaks at 6:30 PM. (Suggest the public arrive by 6:15.)

For questions, please contact Polly at 551-3818.

Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:30 PM
Benton-Franklin Transit Center
1000 Columbia Park Trail
Richland,WA 99352
Business and Planning Meeting/Board Meeting. All members welcome. Board will be planning August and September events.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6:30 PM
Pasco Police Regional Training Center
204 W. Clark
Pasco, WA 99301
Pasco Candidates Forum. Two School Board positions candidates Two City Council positions candidates

Candidates will be given time to speak. The Moderator will then ask questions. Questions from the audience will be collected and asked, as time permits, of all candidates.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Monday, July 17, 2017
6:30 PM
Mid-Columbia Library
1620 S. Union Street
Kennewick, WA 99338
Kennewick Candidates Forum. Two City Council position candidates will be given time to speak. At that time, the Moderator will ask candidates questions. Questions from the audience will be collected and as time allows, all candidates will be asked audience questions.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:30 PM
HAPO Stage
John Dam Plaza
815 George Washington Way
Richland, WA 99354
Richland Candidates Forum. Four City Council positions' candidates will be given time to speak. All candidates will be asked questions by the Moderator. Questions from the audience will be collected and as time allows, asked of all candidates.

The public is encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
1:00P M
Marilyn's home
4512 W. Yellowstone
Kennewick, WA 99336
Business and Planning Meeting/Board Meeting. The Board will be working on upcoming events including Primary candidate forums, possible August picnic, possible Civic's classes at area High Schools. For questions, please call Polly at 509-551-3818.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Benton County PUD
2721 W. 10th Ave.
Kennewick, WA
History of Hanford. Assistant Director, Robert Franklin, will be presenting at the Tri-City Genealogical Society's monthly meeting. Come listen to an in depth talk on the history of the Hanford Site and what we as the Hanford History Project have been up to!

The TCGS will also have a selection of artifacts and archives on display for this event that is free and open to the public.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 AM
Polly's home
316 Northview Loop
West Richland, WA 99353
Table Talk. Native plant and bug show and tell!

Heather Wendt and Gretchen Graber will be our speakers. Heather works for the Conservation Districts and will speak on native plants and ones that can be grown in our own yards. Gretchen is a plant ecologist, former adjunct instructor at WSU who will speak about bad bugs and good bugs, including native pollinators.

We will also view two heritage gardens that are in the neighborhood, so wear your walking shoes and bring a water bottle if you would like. If drizzly that day, bring an umbrella.

We can ask questions about the status of wildlife habitat, preparing for climate change and any other points of interest.

A snack will be served at the end of the meeting.

This is a social event and is meant to be fun as well as informative.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
5:30 PM
Richland Public Library
955 Northgate Dr
Richland, WA
Care about Hanford Cleanup?. Come to a public meeting Hear about cleanup priorities and the money it takes to do it!

If you can't be there in person - register for the webinar and watch from your home: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/regist.../5936816715555319297 (Webinar ID: 691-628-659)

Friday, June 2, 2017-Sunday, June 4, 2017
1 PM -noon
Best Western Executive Suites
200 Taylor Avenue N.
Seattle, WA 98109
LWVWA State Convention. Bi-Annual Meeting Register now! Registration as well as individual dinner tickets for Friday Welcome Dinner featuring Noah Purcell and Saturday Banquet Dinner featuring Sahar Fathi should be made through LWVWA.org

Everyone is Welcome! You do not need to be an official delegate of your Local League to attend the convention! You may attend all of the programming, the dinners, the social events and caucuses as an interested League Member, and if you have a great League prospect who is not yet a member, you can bring them, too.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
5:30 PM
All Saint's Episcopal Church
1322 Kimball Avenue
Richland, WA 99354
Annual Meeting. Potluck dinner, Annual Meeting Election of officers, approval of budget, Bylaw changes and program for coming League year.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10 am
Janet's home New Member Orientation.