Hotel Information

The hotel has extended the cut-off date for our room rate from May 10-May 24.

All plenary sessions and events will be held at the

Marriott Atlanta Marquis

265 Peachtree Center Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia

We just did a coffee/general membership meeting, to welcome new and prospective members, give a brief history of LWV, explain some of the terms used in LWV, updates on some of our committees, and to talk about our plans for the year. It was very successful, and we handed out a glossary of LWV terms, membership forms, rosters (with bylaws, positions, and membership list), and events/meetings calendars, and had at least two in attendance join up. From our sign-up sheets, we had 25 in attendance, including our board members and current members.



Good Evening. I am NAME AND TITLE (e.g. Marcia Merrins member of the LWV Chautauqua County and director on the national  level of the League). I am moderator with Judy Reynolds for this evening’s Meet the Candidates Forum.

Today I chatted with a president from a local League in Virginia about a new member orientation she was planning for November. My discussion with her prompted some thoughts. I am sure you can share yours ideas on this discussion list too!

Integrate the member as soon as possible into the League process.

Call the member to welcome him/her. Having the president call is very effective.

90th Anniversary: Making Democracy Work Award

The Making Democracy Work (MDW) Award is an excellent tool for use during the League of Women Voters 90th anniversary year, as well as future annual events.  The MDW Award program is designed to both highlight the value of membership to potential League members and to increase the visibility of the League’s contributions to the community.



If your League is like mine, fall is the time of year when we make a concerted push to gain new members. (Even though membership recruitment is year 'round!). Sometimes members are hesitant to ask a friend or neighbor to join but would be willing to give their names. I thought this might be a useful tool to add to your membership arsenal!



90th Calendar


February 14- League 90th Birthday

March- Women's History Month

August 26th- Women's Equality Day

September- Voter Registration Month

October- Voter Education Month

If you are on the board of your League, there are certain minimal things you have to pay attention to...not only to keep your current diverse membership happy, but also attract new loyal League members.

Remember there are many kinds of League members:

  • those that want to "do something"
  • those that want to "learn something"
  • those that want to "be a part of something"
  • those that are merely "curious".

So are nine things I believe are important and show that your League has a grasp on things!

as formulated at Pocantico Redistricting Conference July 2009

The statement below was agreed upon by attendees of the Pocantico Redistricting Conference on July 22-24, 2009. Additional organizations and individuals have signed on as well. All signatories are listed below. The essential principles are:

By now many of you have bumper crops! With all the rain, you still need to cultivate your garden to enjoy the "fruit" of your efforts. There are many supporters of League who do not join. Some say they don't have the time for one reason or another (...and we've heard them all!). Yet, they still donate to the League.

Don't forget them!