Calendar of Events


January

Watch your email for notices about monthly state League issue conference calls. We’ve listed the standard schedule here, but there may be updates.

Thursday, Jan. 4 – City of Fort Lauderdale Mayoral Candidate Debate.  7:30 p.m. Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Sponsored by the Sun Sentinel. For free tickets email ssanzare@sunsentinel.com  and put “debate tickets” in subject line.

Monday, Jan. 8 – Noon Reproductive Rights conference call.  RSVP here Contact: Amy Weintraub amyw304@gmail.com

Monday, Jan. 8 – 6:30 p.m. Gun Safety Conference call. Register here.

Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Opening of 60-day 2018 Florida Legislative Session.

Tuesday, Jan. 9 - City of Fort Lauderdale Candidate Forum.  6:30 p.m. Candidates for mayor and commission will speak in a forum moderated by Brittany Wallman, reporter for the Sun Sentinel. The event is sponsored by Council of Fort Lauderdale Civic Association. City Hall Commission Chambers,  100 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Tuesday, Jan. 16 – City of Fort Lauderdale primary election

Tuesday, Jan. 16 – 6:30 p.m. Gun safety team’s dinner gathering at GG’s of New York, 5440 N. State Road 7, N. Lauderdale. All are welcome.  Contact chair Bradette Jepsen, bradettejepsen@gmail.com, and let her know you’re coming.

Thursday, Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m., Juvenile Justice state conference call, Dial-in: (563) 999-2090. Access code: 413734#

Thursday, Jan. 18: 6 p.m. Local Leaders Conference Call Call-in: (605) 475-4875 Access Code: 643895
Saturday, Jan. 20, 9:30 a.m. LWVBC Board meeting. Agenda.

Saturday, Jan. 20, 12:15 p.m. New Member Orientation. The event starts with a light lunch and includes a presentation and Q&A. New and prospective members are welcome. League offices, 5101 NW 21st Ave., Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale. RSVP here.

Sunday, Jan. 21, Women’s March Power to the Polls rally.  This Miami rally is an effort to unite for the interests of the disenfranchised including displaced Puerto Ricans. Other issues beign addressed are privacy and women’s health. There will be a League voter registration table organized by Laura Simon. To volunteer, call Laura Simon, 954-430-5234 or 954-668-4763. (Note: If you plan to participate in the rally, members should know that it is OK to carry signs or posters mentioning LWV or with the League logo. but these messages should not be partisan. If you want to carry a partisan message, don’t use th League name or logo. ) Bus transportation is available and here is additional information about the event. 

Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Speakers Bureau training. League Office: 5101 NW 21st Ave, Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale. If interested, please contact Carol Smith (Speakers Bureau Chair) at cssmith@att.net, 954-341-9221 or 954-232-5276.

Saturday, Jan, 27 – Environmental Issues Committee, 1 p.m.  at the meeting room in the Dunkin Donuts, 9170 W. State Rd. 84 in Davie.

Wednesday., Jan. 31, 5:30-8 p.m. League of Women Voters of Broward fundraiser and social, Red Wine & Blue, YOLO, 333 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Help raise money for voter registration and education in the 2018 election while meeting and networking with League members and civic leaders. Minimum donation of $10 is asked. RSVP here.

 


February

Saturday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. Speakers Bureau trainingLeague Office – 5101 NW 21st Ave, Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale. If interested, please contact Carol Smith (Speakers Bureau Chair) at cssmith@att.net, 954-341-9221 or 954-232-5276

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018: Public hearing by Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, 1-7 p.m., Nova Southeastern University, Rick Case Arena at the Don Taft University Center (UC), 3301 College Ave., Fort Lauderdale.

Wednesday, Feb. 7, Supervisor of Elections Neighborhood Partnership Committee (NPC) Meeting, 3-5 p.m., Broward SOE Training Center, 1519 NW 40th Ave (441/State Rd 7), Lauderhill, FL 33313. Of interest to voter services committee members.

Saturday, Feb. 10, noon to 2 p.m., “People We Love.” Join us in celebrating the League’s petition collection effort and its 98th birthday with food, fun and a few surprises. Location: Hallandale Beach Cultural Community Center, 410 SE 3rd St., Hallandale Beach. RSVP Katy Syed at katypixfl@gmail.com.

Feb. 14, anniversary of League’s founding.

Saturday, Feb. 17,  board meeting. 9:30 a.m. 5101 NW 21st Ave., Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale.

February – Black History Month


March

March – Women’s History Month.

March 8: International Women’s Day.

Tuesday, March 13: General election for municipal races,  including Fort Lauderdale mayor and commission.

Saturday, March 17:  board meeting. 9:30 a.m. 5101 NW 21st Ave., Suite 450, Fort Lauderdale.

End of March: Legislative breakfast after session wraps up.


April

April 28, 2018: Annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Broward County at Plantation Preserve Country Club, 7050 W Broward Blvd., Plantation. Business meeting and election of officers at 10 a.m. Luncheon at noon.


Elections dates in 2018

Aug. 28, 2018: Primary election. Nonpartisan races for school board and judges; Partisan races whenever there are two or more candidates in political party

Nov. 6, 2018: General election. Governor, Lt. Gov. and Cabinet, US Senator, all US House, All Florida House, half Florida Senate, half County Commission, most municipalities and special districts, and many amendments to charters and Florida constitution.