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State Program Planning Meeting

LWVMO State Program Planning Meeting
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7 p.m.
On Zoom

In preparation for the 2021 LWVMO State Convention, local Leagues need to participate in LWVMO Program Planning to review current state League positions on issues and decide whether these positions are sufficient to carry out all of our advocacy on critical issues. Local Leagues are not allowed to take action as a League entity on issues without a position either at the local, state or national level. So, this process is the life blood of the League!

The process we will follow at our program planning meeting is:

·         Discuss the issues that we want to focus on for the next two years and determine if the positions for the state and national Leagues allow us to advocate for our priority issues.

·         If we find the state or national positions are not adequate, we can recommend a change or addition through a new study or a concurrence with a position from another state or local League.

·         Finally, we need to confirm or recommend changes to the policy positions of LWVMO

If you are interested in participating on January 27, we ask that you register so we can email you the links to the Guide to State Action (LWVMO positions in detail) and the Impact on Issues (LWVUS positions) to prepare for the meeting.

Register here:

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The Economic and Social Impact of Covid in Columbia

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
On Zoom

Guest Speakers

Steve Hollis, Human Services Manager for the Columbia/Boone County Health Department
and Alan Spell, MU Assistant Extension Professor in the Division of Applied Social Sciences.

Since early 2020, our lives have been changed by COVID-19. The pandemic hasn’t just affected our health and how we conduct our lives, but also our local economy. At this virtual presentation, learn about these impacts and possible ways to help Mid-Missouri’s economy recover. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Library.

Please register to receive a Zoom link.


New Member Welcome

New Member Welcome
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 a.m. on Zoom

For new members and others who want to learn more about how the LWV operates.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Just by being a member you make a difference!. Your membership supports actions at national, state and local level to educate voters, monitor legislation and address important public policy issues. That is important and should reassure all members they are part of the action.

The Member Welcome can help you learn how you can find your niche to make more impact. If you want to be more involved you can sign up to receive action legislative alerts on your computer. Many of our members have a particular issue for which they have passion and use the League of Women Voters US resources to do research, monitor legislative action on national or state levels and find ways to make an impact. Others have time to serve on committees to help plan programs and action and conduct the work of our local League.

For 100 years, members have found that involvement in the League has led them to a better understanding of public policy issues and helped them be more active citizens. Many have found personal growth in working with others interested in public policy, and sharpened their skills in leadership, management, communication and public speaking.

–Meredith Donaldson
LWVCBC Membership Chair


League Presents Awards Given in Recognition of Great Work

Outstanding Citizen(s) Award for 2020

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County presented its Outstanding Citizen Award for 2020 to two people this year: to Stephanie Browning, director of the Columbia/Boone County Public Health Department and Scott Clardy, assistant director, in recognition of their outstanding leadership and exhaustive efforts toward making our community safe in the face of a one hundred year pandemic.

Liz Schmidt Community Service Award for 2020

The League presented the Liz Schmidt Community Service Award for 2020 to the “Vote Team Boone and the Boone County Clerk’s Office”, in recognition of the outstanding and new and creative ways that, under the direction of Brianna Lennon, County Clerk, were used to make sure everyone could vote safely and securely in the November 3, 2020 election. This was in the face of a one hundred year pandemic and complicated changes in the Missouri election law.

The Awards were presented at the recent “virtual” Founders Day Event of the League on December 11, 2020.

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