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LWVNCA Call to 2018 Annual Convention

Call to 2018 LWVNCA Annual Convention

Call to LWVNCA 2018 Annual Convention

The LWVNCA 2018 Annual Convention was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, starting at 9:30 AM to approximately 1:00 PM.


Clyde's of Gallery Place Restaurant, in the Piedmont Room upstairs

707 7th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 (See Calendar for link to address)

Mark your calendars and send your full allotment of delegates to the 2018 LWVNCA Annual Convention on Saturday, May 5, 9:30 AM. See Delegate Count Letter to check your League's delegate allotment.

  • Registration is due Friday, April 27th. Click Here for Registration Form.

  • For Metro and Parking Information, Click here

  • Call to Convention Letter from President Kathy McGuire can be read or downloaded here

Our business meeting will include approval of the Proposed LWVNCA Budget for FY2018-19, approval of Proposed LWVNCA Bylaws Amendments, and election of Officers and Directors for 2018-20 and Nominating Committee for 2018-19


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(See Sections below for individual documents).

Speaker: Ruth Hoffman, LWV-VA Gun Safety Task Force Co-chair

The Keynote speaker is Ruth Hoffman, LWV-VA Gun Safety Task Force Co-Chair, who will be talking about Gun Violence Prevention.

Read her biography here to see the considerable expertise she brings to this topic.

Ruth's presentation is posted on the Resources Page

Convention Business 2018

As per our bylaws The LWVNCA Convention shall Meet Annually To:

A. Elect officers and directors for a two year term and a Nominating Committee for a one year term

B. Adopt an Annual Budget

C. In odd-numbered years delegates consider and adopt a two-year Program, and in even-numbered years consider Program development. (not in 2018)

D. In Odd number years we award the Madeline Naumann prize. (not in 2018)

E. We may also hold a fundraiser at the convention. (Silent Auction - not in 2018)

F. Conduct any other pertinent LWVNCA business.

The following sections cover the official business to be conducted at the 2018 Annual Convention. These items will appear in the LWVNCA 2018 Convention Workbook that delegates will receive on May 5.

ALL proposed budget, bylaws amendments, and slate of nominees were approved

Proposed LWVNCA FY2018-19 Budget

The 2018-2019 Budget Committee presents the following as the Proposed LWVNCA Budget for FY2018-2019.

Click FY2019 Budget Committee Report to see the report that accompanies the Proposed Budget.

Click Proposed 2018-19 LWVNCA Budget to view or download the proposed budget.

Respectfully submitted,

2017-18 Budget Committee:

Chair Linda Garvelink, Members: Andrea Gruhl, Sherry Zachry, and Treasurer Nancy Bliss, and President Kathy McGuire, ex officio

Proposed 2018 Bylaws Amendments

Bylaws Committee Report for May 5,2018

After careful study and consultation with the Board, the 2017-18 Bylaws Committee recommends the following changes to the the LWVNCA Bylaws, last amended May 6, 2016.

Note: (bold is addition, strikethrough is delete)

Article IV, Officers Section 5.The Treasurer. . .The books of the Treasurer shall be audited reviewed annually and the report sent to the Board.

Article VII, Section 7. Twenty-five (25) members delegates other than Board members with the authority to vote as defined in Article VII, Section 3 shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of Convention business, provided that there is representation from a majority of the member Leagues, including two (2) Leagues from Maryland, two (2) Leagues from Virginia, and the League of the District of Columbia.

The LWVNCA Board voted unanimously to recommend these Bylaws changes to the 2018 Convention delegates for acceptance.

Respectfully submitted, 2017-18 Bylaws Committee:

Nancy Soreng, Chair, Olga Hernandez and Betty Mayfield

Click here to view or download proposed amendments.

LWVNCA Nominations for 2018-2020

Nominating Committee Report

The LWVNCA 2017-2018 Nominating Committee presents the following slate of Officers & Directors for 2018-2020 and Nominating Committee for 2018- 2019 to be elected on May 5, 2018. Nominations also will be taken from the floor at the Annual Convention.

Respectfully submitted, 2017-2018 Nominating Committee: Wendy Frieman (Chair), Deborah Mitchell, Geraldine Whitley, Andrea Gruhl, Sue Lewis (Members)

Officers for 2018-2020

Vice President: Kathy Matusiak (LWVAR)

Treasurer: Bill Thomas (LWVFA)

Directors for 2018-2020

Linda Softli (LWVDC)

Diane Hibino (LWVMC)

Nominating Committee for 2018-2019

Nominating Committee Chair: Melanie Cox (LWVFR),

Nominating Committee Member: Geraldine Whitley (LWVDC)

Nominating Committee Member: Wendy Frieman (LWVFC)

Click here to view or download full report.

2019 Nominating Committee Report

Nominating Committee Report

Current(2018-19) Nominating Committee Members:

Melanie Cox, Chair Wendy Frieman Geraldine Whitley Board Appointed: Andrea Gruhl Linda Softli

The Chair would like to thank all members of the nominating committee for their hard work and attention to establishing the slate for officers and directors for 2019-2020. It was determined by the Committee that having co-presidents would expand the candidates plus would be beneficial with the work ahead for the LWVNCA Board with our Centennial year and national convention approaching.

Following the committed work by all Committee members we are pleased to present the slate of officers and directors for the League of Women Voters of the National Capital Area for 2019-2020.

SLATE for 2019-2021


Linda Softli
Joyce Starks

Secretary: Nancy Soreng

Directors: Sarah Matthews Barbara Lipsky Carole Conors

Nominating Committee for 2019-20 Priscilla Godfrey--Chair Betty Mayfield Geraldine Whitley