Annual Meeting

LWVCBC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library Friends Room

Guest speaker:
Sandra Davidson, professor, MU School of Journalism and School of Law
“First Amendment: Current Issues”

Presentation of Eleanor Goodge Award for Exemplary Service to the LWV
Joni O’Connor

Business Meeting

Light supper provided.


Evaluating Information

Evaluating Information in the Age of Fake News and Alternative Facts
Lunch and Learn Program
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 12:00 noon to 1 p.m.
Hyvee (on Conley Road), second floor Community meeting room

Misinformation is as old as the truth. While traditional forms of media were once able to act as gatekeepers for much of the information that reached the public, today the proliferation of social media and other online sources has nearly overwhelmed us with so-called “facts.” In this presentation, you will learn how to become a more savvy consumer of news and information, as well as the motivations behind the purveyors of fake news.

Jake Parsons, a librarian at Columbia Public Library, will be the presenter.

Although no lunch is provided, you may purchase lunch in the store or bring your own. This program is free and open to the public.


“How Does Redistricting Work?”
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12:00 noon
Community room of HyVee (Conley Rd. store)


David Leuthold (professor emeritus of Political Science at MU)
Elaine Blodgett (former president of the League of Women Voters of Missouri)
Sharon Schneeberger (chair, LWVCBC Redistricting Study Committee)

The speakers will present an overview of redistricting and explain historical patterns that have been followed in Missouri.

Every ten years each state redefines voting districts by population. Missouri will redistrict city, county, state and congressional districts in 2021, using data from the 2020 census. Missouri’s actions could be affected by the Wisconsin and Maryland cases now being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Leagues across the U.S. are acknowledging this important issue and encouraging citizen involvement to achieve fair voting districts. Attendees are encouraged to come with their questions about this process.

Although no lunch is provided, attendees may purchase lunch in the store or bring their own.

This event is free and open to the public.

Election Forum

Candidate and Ballot Issue Forum
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 p.m. (6:00 p.m. refreshments)
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Columbia City Council, Ward 2
Paul Love
Michael Trapp

Columbia School Board (Two positions open)
Susan Blackburn
Christine King
Tyler Lero
Teresa Maledy

Ben Tilley

Boone Hospital Board of Trustees
Mark Dempsey
Greg Steinhoff

Boone County Fire District Board (Two positions open)
Karmon Griffin
David Ritchie

Bill Watkins

Columbia School District – Ballot Issue
Dr. Peter Stiepleman, superintendent
Dr. Stiepelman will make a presentation and answer questions about the issue.

The Columbia City Council Ward 6 seat is up for election, but only one candidate (Betsy Peters) is running unopposed and will not be included in the forum.

We are expecting KFRU Radio to broadcast the forum live and David Lile and Renee Hulshof will serve as moderators.

The Columbia Public Library is cosponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.