Human-Companion Animal Interaction

The Mental and Physical Health Benefits of Human and Companion Animal Interaction
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia.

The guest speaker
Rebecca A. Johnson
Professor & director,
Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction, MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and the Children’s Grove will cosponsor a program about the mental and physical health benefits of companion animals.

Dr. Johnson will give an engaging presentation describing how interacting with companion animals benefits people with depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. She will also present research on the health benefits of dog walking. All these benefits occur across the lifespan and are rooted in the biology of bonds formed with animals.

This event is free and open to the public.

LWVCBC Annual Meeting

LWVCBC Annual Meeting

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Note: Date changed to Wednesday, May 1st 
from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Rock Quarry House on Grindstone
(directions below*)

Guest Speaker: Margot McMillen,
Author of the book The Golden Lane: How Missouri Women Gained the Vote and Changed History

Award Recipient: Ava Fajen, who will receive the Eleanor Goodge Award for Exemplary Service to the League

We will also have our annual business meeting

We will provide a light supper at no cost to members.

PLEASE RSVP so that we will know how many people will be attending.
Deadline: April 25.


* Directions: Take Grindstone Parkway east from Providence Rd.; just past Rock Quarry Road on the right is the road to the House.

Here is a link to information and a map:


Lunch & Learn: Demystifying Medicare and Medicaid

Demystifying Medicare and Medicaid
Lunch & Learn Program
April 16, 2019
at 12:00 noon
HyVee on Grindstone, Club Room
(Rockbridge Shopping Center)

Guest Speakers:

Kay Barbee, Medicare consultant and former director of the Missouri Kidney Foundation
George Oestreich, MoHealthNet pharmacy director and former director of the Missouri Pharmacy Association

Medicare and Medicaid (aka “MO HealthNet” in Missouri) are the two largest government health care programs in the US. Attendees will learn the purpose of each, how they are structured, who and what they cover, and how they differ. We will also review the history and status of the programs nationally, and have an update on state level legislative action affecting the two programs under the Affordable Care Act in Missouri. This knowledge will inform our understanding of current state and federal healthcare policy debates.

This program is free and open to the public.
Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to purchase food in the store or bring their own.


Mayoral & School Board Forum – Recordings

Mayoral and School Board Candidate Forum
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Here are links to recordings of this event:

The Mayoral Candidates:

The School Board Candidates:

Thanks to Pat Holt for recording and sharing these YouTube videos.