Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members.

Calendar Page, Month-at-a-Glance

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Piccadilly Grill
7728 E Central
Wichita, KS
Unit Meeting. DA Bennett will speak on Human Trafficking and other aspects of crime in Wichita. The Wichita League in currently involved in an informational study on Human Trafficking. It is a timely and important subject.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
9:00 am
Capitol Plaza Hotel

SW Topeka Blvd at 17th Street

Topeka, KS
League Day. Election 2014 will require more time to help with voter registration as well as informing voters (via Vote411). Speaking of Vote411, we would like for those in attendance to suggest questions we should ask candidates seeking election to state or federal office.

Here is the meeting notice describing the program, registrations sent by e-mail to Betty Wyckoff by Friday, February 7 to . Registration is $ 30.00 . We are committed to have 40 persons attend.......please come!

Invite Legislators to join us for lunch.

League Day at the Capitol

Thursday, February 13, 2014

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Capitol Plaza Hotel

SW Topeka Blvd at 17th Street

Topeka, KS

9:15 am Registration with Continental Breakfast

10 + 10:20 a.m. Legislative Overview Paul Johnson

10:30-11:35 a.m. Medicaid Expansion Linda Shepard , Kansas Insurance Department

Sean Gatewood, Ks Health Consumers Coalition

11:45a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Lunch

Education - Funding Rep. Ed Trimmer, Rep. Melissa Rooker

Senator Vicki Schmidt

1:30 + 2 pm. State Board Activities Dolores Furtado Election 2014

Elaine Giessel Fracking Study Update

2:15 to 3 p.m. Breakout Groups

Communications Jill Quigley

Vote411 Create Questions to ask Candidates for Vote411

Legislative Issues 2014 Surprises and Challenges

3 p.m. Members leave for Capitol for Judiciary Committee meeting at 3:30 p.m.


Summary of breakout group discussions

REGISTRATION: $ 30.00 contact Betty Wyckoff

Deadline is Friday, February 7, 2013

Sunday, February 23, 2014
7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
300 North Broadway
Wichita, KS
League Sponsors Arise. The League of Women Voters Wichita- Metro is presenting ARISE in concert Sunday, February 23, 2014 7:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 300 North Broadway, Wichita, KS to celebrate the League's 94rd Birthday, Black History Month and Women's History Month. All profits from the event will go to the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro's Education and Scholarship Fund. The mission of the Education/Scholarship fund is to educate voters and to provide an annual scholarship to a local college student who is interested in public service and working towards protecting voting rights. Checks made out to LWV Education Fund are tax deductible. ARISE; (an acronym for African Americans Renewing Interest in Spirituals Ensemble) is an organization that inspires people to experience the unifying and uplifting power of spirituals. Representing a cross-section of races, cultures and religious affiliations, ARISE presents uniquely styled and professionally tailored vocal concerts, with soul-stirring results. Founded by Josephine Brown, ARISE has been a revered staple in the Wichita community for a quarter of a century. The musical director of ARISE is Shawn Chastain, director of Fine Arts for the Wichita public schools. The League of Women Voters was established in 1920 and is still growing and going strong. The League of Women Voters is the organization where hands-on work, to safeguard democracy, leads to civic improvement. The League was created by the same people who made women's right to vote a reality. It is one of the nation's most respected grassroots organizations. We explore issues from many points of view and take action on issues affecting our families and communities.

Our mission, as a nonpartisan, political organization, is to encourage informed and active participation in government, increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influence public policy through education and advocacy.

We feel that this will be an exciting concert. We invite you to purchase a ticket and invite your group to do the same. We will appreciate your support of the LWV Wichita-Metro's Education and Scholarship Fund and know you will have a wonderful musical experience. Tickets are $20.00 general admission and $10.00 for students and may be purchased at the door, by mail or from a League member. Call 259-7575 or 652-8788 to order tickets. Mail checks to LWV Education Fund, 641 North Woodlawn #69, Wichita, KS 67208.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Wichita Central Library
223 S. Main
Wichita, KS
The Challenges of Mental Illness. Carol Manning, CEO of the Mental Health Association of Sedgwick County, will address the challenges of getting help, providing adequate services, homelessness, substance abuse and violence in relation to mental illness. (1 hr.)