Three Events this week!

Three LWV Events this week!

February 11 – Tuesday -12:00 noon – Columbia Public Library
“How Local Elections Affect Your Daily Life”
Guest speakers: Barbara Hoppe, former Columbia Council Member
Janet Thompson, Boone County Commissioner
And sign our valentine to elected officials while you are there.

February 13 – Thursday – 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – At The ARC, 1701 West Ash  – This event is cancelled due to weather
“Conversations with Legislators”
Members of our Boone County delegation to the Missouri Legislature
have been invited to attend.

February 15 – Saturday – 2:00-4:00 p.m. – at First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway
“An EqualiTea”
Celebrating Susan B. Anthony’s 200th Birthday!
With special guests: Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass
(as portrayed by actors from MU)
Plus: a Readers Theatre and refreshments!
We would appreciate your RSVP for this event.
Send to:

This event will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Church.
Enter from the south end of the Church and take the elevator to the lower level.

Lunch & Learn – How Local Elections Affect Your Daily Life

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
12:00 Noon
Columbia Public Library

Barbara Hoppe
Former Columbia City Council Member (2006-2015)

 Janet Thompson
Current Boone County Commissioner

Local elections can have a big effect on your life because your vote gives you a voice.

Bring your lunch and join us for this monthly public policy discussion.

Lunch & Learn programs are held on the second Tuesday of each month, and focus on public policy issues of interest to citizens of mid-Missouri and are cosponsored with the Library.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.

National Popular Vote

The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.
Columbia Public Library 

Guest Speaker
Angie Dunlap
League of Women Voters of Missouri

The U.S. Constitution requires the use of an Electoral College in the election of the President, but the Electoral College system can allow a candidate to win the Presidency while losing the popular vote.

One solution which would avoid changing the Constitution is the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC). This is an agreement among a group of U.S. states and the District of Columbia to award all their electoral votes to whichever presidential candidate wins the overall popular vote in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Angie Dunlap, from the League of Women Voters of Missouri, will present information about this movement followed by an opportunity for Q&A.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is cosponsored by the Columbia Public Library. Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own or purchase snacks at the library kiosk.

100th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrating 100 years!

More than 80 members and friends gathered at the 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Broadway Christian Church to celebrate the centennial of our chapter of the League of Women Voters.





We were serenaded with wonderful music by The Mothersingers, singing “Songs of Suffrage”. Gertrude Marshall, a member of the LWV, was an original member of the group, about 75 years ago.

We presented the Liz Schmidt Community Service Award to the Voluntary Action Center to Nick Foster for VAC’s fifty years of amazing service to the community. Several LWV members were involved in the beginning of VAC, including Gertrude Marshall, Hazel Riback and Helen Mitchell.

We presented the LWV Outstanding Citizen Award to Steve Hollis in recognition of his many years of outstanding service to the community.

Councilwoman Betsy Peters presented a proclamation from the City of Columbia naming December 2019 “League of Women Voters Month” for the City.


The proclamation:

Presiding Commissioner Daniel K. Atkins presented a proclamation from Boone County naming December 2019 as the “League of Women Voters Month” for the county.

Some photos from the event: