Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events August 2016 - June 2017

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

LWVCA Events and Public Policy Meetings

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
12:-1:30pm
Lakeside Apartments, Harbison Registering Older Citizens. We will have an event at Lakeside Apartments to register people to vote and to file change of address information.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
5:30-8:30 pm
Woodhills Estates Clubhouse Summer Social. The social will begin at 6:00 pm. Members will bring snacks or sweets. Each member should try to bring at least one visitor. Introduction of 2016-2017 Board members.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
September Public Policy Luncheon. Voting Issues -- Chris Whitmire, Director of Public Information & Training for the South Carolina State Election Commission, will be on hand to talk about voting in this election year, voter registration, and related topics.

Come with questions about the registration process, the voting process, absentee ballot, voter ID, etc.

Thursday, September 15, 2016
6-10pm
701 Whaley Street
Columbia, SC
Anita Hill Day. This celebration has been held in Columbia every year since Anita Hill had to answer questions about Clarence Thomas. AND this year Anita Hill will be there in person. It will be an event to remember.

LWVCA will help State man a registration table. Janelle Rivers is in charge of the schedule for being at the table.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Save-A-Lot on Harden Street Save-A-Lot Grocery Store and Neighborhoods around it. Constitution Day Celebration -- Members of the League and the Black Law Student Association and the American Constitution Society will set up a table with voting registration forms as well as instructions for on-line registration. Margaret Anne DuBose will conduct a training secession. Pairs, one student and one League member, will canvas neighborhoods around the store.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
9:00am-5:00pm
Newberry College
Newberry, South Carolina
Newberry College Voter Registration. The League of Women Voters is registering students as new voters at Newberry College on Thursday, September 22 and we are looking for volunteers.

For Directions to Newberry College and a map of the campus go to the home page at http://www.newberry.edu scroll down to Campus, then Map & Directions to download a printable copy of the campus map.

Volunteers at this time: Sharon Ayling, Konstantina Ayling, Marianne McGrath, Lill Mood

Friday, September 23, 2016-Sunday, September 25, 2016
All day
Charleston, SC Southern Women's Show. The Show runs from Friday, Sept 23, through Sunday, Sept 25. The purpose is to register voters and provide election information, as well as the ultimate shopping adventure, fantastic fashion shows, delicious cooking classes and most of all FUN with timely health information, home décor ideas, travel getaways, trendy jewelry and much more.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
9:00am-7:00pm
Midlands Technical College Beltline Campus


Columbia City Bus Transit Station on the corner of Sumter and Laurel
National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday Sept 27. League Members and Law Students will register students at the technical school. Information will be on hand for out-of-state registration and address changes.

League Members and Law Students will register persons who are at the transit station. We will have information for new registrations, changes of address, homeless persons, and persons who are convicted felons but have completed all of the obligations to the state.

Saturday, October 1, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm
Ace Hardware store in Parkland Shopping Center Registration in Lexington County. We will set up a table for registration on the breezeway in from of Ace Hardware.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
October Public Policy Luncheon. Melanie Barton of the Education Oversight Committee will give a Legislative update. Melanie Barton is Executive Director for the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee (EOC). Barton has been with the EOC since 2001. Her work on the staff began when she worked part-time staffing the Parent Involvement Subcommittee and advising the EOC on spending recommendations for Education Improvement Act (EIA) funds. She assisted in the design of the EOC funding model and served on the evaluation team for the full-day 4K program. She will discuss bills that concern education for this legislative session.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7am -- 7pm
Precinct polling places Election Day. Vote for the President and Vice President of the United States.

There are also elections for one third of the SC Senate and all of the House.

In addition, in some areas there are county and city elections as well as school board elections.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
November Public Policy Luncheon. Legislature -- Rep. BETH BERNSTEIN, who successfully negotiated the Cervical Cancer Prevention Act to passage last session, will speak about the results of the election and what it means for the SC legislature and our future goals.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
5:30-8:30 pm
Pat Forbis' home
1620 Adger Road
Columbia, SC
Winter Social. Winter Social -- The festive event will be held at the lovely home of Pat Forbis and Joel Duncan. There will be beautiful lights and delicious food depending on what you bring. Please let Susan James know if you are coming and how many guests you will have.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
January Public Policy Luncheon. Reproductive Rights -- Vicki Ringer is the South Carolina Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic. She is responsible for public policy and legislative affairs, working to preserve reproductive health rights in the state.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00am - 3:00pm
South Carolina Education Association
421 Zimalcrest Dr, Columbia, SC 29210
LEAD Day. Members from all of the separate Leagues in the state will meet to discuss and learn about issues concerning us this year. Chapter presidents will meet to formulate ideas which will lead to even more chapter success. Registration is $20.00. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Call Janie White if you are not already registered with her.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
February Public Policy Luncheon. Environmental Issues. Water and Sewer Issues.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
March Public Policy Luncheon. TBA
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:45-1:00
Lourie Center
1650 Park Circle
Columbia, SC
April Public Policy Luncheon. TBA