Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Current Events

Keep up with what your League is doing! More information on these events is available from the person listed or by emailing the League.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
New Hanover Downtown Public Library
Harnett Room
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Redistrictricting Reform in NC. LWVLCF Members and Friends

Watch a video of a simulation presented in Greensboro that addresses this topic. Help us advocate for two bills now in the NC House and Senate to make reform a reality. And, help us plan a strategy for making this happen. Feel free to invite others to attend. Contact Gail Bromley at lwvlcf@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
3:00pm
NC Coastal Federation Headquarters
309 W. Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Environmental Roundtable Meeting. Sue Hayes will help us understand the issues involved in proposed Eagle Island Development. Also, discussion of New Hanover County Unified Development Ordinance Blueprint.

Any interested persons are encouraged to attend. For further information contact Sue-Ann Rush or Clarice Reber

Monday, May 15, 2017
4:30-6:15
Winter Park Presbyterian Church
4501 Wrightsville Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403
Open Board Meeting. Please note the change on the calendar: This month's meeting will be on the third Monday, a departure from the usual second Monday of the month. Meetings are open to all members and you are encouraged to attend!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
10:00am
YWCA Lower Cape Fear
2815 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
Education Roundtable. Members of this roundtable are working on current issues in education.

Please save the date, we will use this meeting to plot our next steps (meeting with officials, possibly observing different PreK sites) and to decide how often, if at all, we want to meet during the summer.

Any interested persons are welcome to join us. For further information, contact Anne Eitelman or Nancy McCoy-Fennell.

Monday, May 22, 2017
11:30am-1:00pm
McAlister's Deli
740 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
May Hot Topic. "Anatomy of County Government"

Ever wondered who to call or where to look when you have a question about local government? Join us for an enlightening overview of who does what and how decisions are made within the complex structure of boards, agencies, commissions and county staff here in New Hanover County.

Avril Pinder, New Hanover County's deputy county manager, will be our speaker. Ms. Pinder has worked with New Hanover County since 2006 when she joined the Finance Department. She served as finance director and assistant county manager prior to assuming her current position in 2015. Ms. Pinder, a certified public accountant, received her undergraduate and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Delaware State University. She recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from the International City/County Management Association.

Plan to join the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear for this informative program. We meet at McAlister's Deli on College Road, with lunch beginning at 11:30 and the program from 12:00-1:00. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Federal Point Room
NHC Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Membeship Committee. Agenda: We will discuss the effectiveness of current membership activities, thoughts on new procedures and preparation for the annual meeting. We welcome new committee members Andrea Carson and Margaret Ebeltoft. All members are welcome to join us and suggestions for new committee members are always welcome.

Contact Clarice Reber for further information.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
3:00 p.m.
NC Coastal Federation Headquarters
309 W Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
Environment Action Team. Since the NHC Planning Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month, and much of our focus this year will be spent at these meetings relative to the UDO, Eagles Island etc. our Environment Action Team will now meet the second Thursday of each month.

Contact Sue-Ann Rush for further information.