Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Sunday, March 19, 2017
6:30-7:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. LWVMRC Board Meeting. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July.
Saturday, August 5, 2017
9-11am, 11am-1:00 pm
Douglas Community Center/Annex at 900 Block of Yuma Street Volunteers Needed: Everybody Counts Voter Registration. Volunteers are needed at Everybody Counts Saturday, August 5, 2017. It is outdoors. Can you help us from 9 - 11am or 11 to 1 pm? It is at the Douglas Community Center/Annex at 900 Block of Yuma Street. If you can come and help represent the League of Women Voters, please email Bill Schenck-Hamlin at billsh@ksu.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:30 a.m. (lunch) 12-1:00 (Program)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza Our Positions: Our foundations for advocacy and action.. The League is well-known for registering voters and watching elections, thank goodness! But we do so much more. Join us for an update on our National, Kansas, and local positions, the ideas behind our advocacy and action. Join us every third Thursday of the month for topics of League concerns. Our guest speakers are well-informed and eager to share their knowledge. We hope you can join us on the third Thursdays of the month August-May.
Thursday, August 31, 2017-Friday, September 1, 2017
5-9 pm (2 hour shifts)
Manhattan City Park Power Play on Poyntz Voter Registration. Please join us on Thursday, August 31 at 5-7 or 7-9 and Friday September 1 from 5-7 or 7-9 as we register voters at our exciting community event! (Take a 2-hour shift and get those voters ready!)
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (When you can be there)
Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Room Training for Voter Registration Volunteers and All Interested Parties. For those of you who are interested or have volunteered to register voters on National Voter Registration Day, please join us for training to register voters in Kansas. We will be available from 11-1 to do the training. It should take about 20 minutes to complete the instruction at your convenience. (You are welcomed to stay longer to be sure your questions are all answered!)
Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:30-1 (program begins at 12pm)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza County Clerk Rich Vargo: Our Election Systems in Riley County. County Clerk Rich Vargo will address our questions concerning the state of the voting process in Riley County, including the status of our voting machines and other voting issues. Please join us!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
all day
Morning:
Radina's Aggieville 7:30-9:30am
Varsity Donut Shop 7:30-9:30am

Lunch time:
Manhattan Area Tech College 11:00-1:30pm
Manhattan High School 11:30-1:00 (lunch hour)
Civics Plus 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Radina's Bakehouse 11:30-1:30pm
Walmart outside 11:30-2:00pm

Evening:
Boys' and Girls' Club 4:00-6:00pm
Manhattan Public Library 4:00-6:30pm
Hy Vee North door 4:30-7:00pm
LaFiesta 4:30-7:30 pm
National Voter Registration Day. Please join us in registering voters because "Democracy is NOT a spectator sport."
Friday, October 6, 2017
12:45
Riley County Seniors' Service Center
301 N. 4th Street
USD 383 Candidate forum, Riley County Seniors' Service Center. If people are not able to attend the League's forum on Sunday, October 8 they can hear what the candidates have to say at forums hosted by the Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street: Friday, October 6 at 12:45 pm candidates for USD 383 will participate in a forum and on Friday, October 13 at 12:45 pm candidates for Manhattan City Commission will participate in one. Both forums should conclude by 2pm and are open to the public.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
2-5 pm
Fire Station Headquarters Lecture Hall Denison & Kimball Avenues LWVMRC Candidate Forums, Manhattan City Commission and USD 383 Board of Education. Please join us at our League's candidate forums to become informed about the positions of our next local leaders. Hear from the candidates running for office with the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Board of Education (Manhattan). This is a nonpartisan event. Our questions will be issue-based. We hope you can take part in this important civic event.

Sunday, October 8, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Fire Station Headquarters Lecture Hall Denison & Kimball Avenues

Friday, October 13, 2017
Friday, October 13 at 12:45pm
Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street Manhattan City Commission Candidate Forum, Riley County Seniors' Service Center. If people are not able to attend the League's forum on Sunday, October 8 they can hear what the candidates have to say at forums hosted by the Riley County Seniors' Service Center, 301 N. 4th Street: Friday, October 6 at 12:45 pm candidates for USD 383 will participate in a forum and on Friday, October 13 at 12:45 pm candidates for Manhattan City Commission will participate in one. Both forums should conclude by 2pm and are open to the public.
Monday, October 16, 2017
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. Our local board meets to conduct our business, share information, and current issues that need to be addressed. All members are welcomed to attend. We meet regularly the third Monday of each month except July.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:30-1:00 (program begins at 12:00)
Little Apple Brewery, Westloop Plaza Voting Issues: How To Empower and Encourage the Youth Vote. Sharnee Hudgins from our 2016 MHK Votes Committee will report on the issues of trying to attract, register, and retain the interest of our Under-40 adults. What worked for their 2016 social media campaign and events? What can we do as League to support voters?
Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:30-3
June's Northland event space
614 Pottawatomie Street
Leavenworth KS 66048

913-651-7000
State League Day. Join us for an exciting day of Kansas League updates. Learn about our newest collaboration with ACLU and the youth vote with Loud Light. More information at: League Day
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9-11 am
Meadowlark Hills Community Room Legislative Outlook Public Meeting. You're invited !

Where: Meadowlark Community Room, 2121 Meadowlark Road
When: Saturday, November 4, 9:00 - 11:00 am
Coffee and donuts available
Who: Invited are:
Sen. Tom Hawk, Dist. 22
Rep. Ron Highland, Dist. 51
Rep. Susie Swanson, Dist. 64
Rep. Sydney Carlin, Dist. 66
Rep. Tom Phillips, Dist. 67

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
Your local polling place
(Advance Voting, Riley County Courthouse)
Time to Vote! School board, City Commission, and Parks and Rec.. Election Day: Don't forget to cast your ballot! You may vote in advance before Nov. 7 at Riley County Courthouse (times below.) Find your polling place at: https://myvoteinfo.voteks.org/VoterView/PollingPlaceSearch.do

In Person Advance Voting Courthouse Office Building 110 Courthouse Plaza + 2nd Floor

M-F Oct. 18 thru Oct. 20, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F Oct. 23 thru Oct. 27, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F Oct. 30 thru Nov. 3, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday Nov. 4, 8:00 a.m. to Noon FINAL DAY: Monday, November 6, 8:00 a.m. to Noon Questions? Call the Riley County Clerk's office: 785-537-6300

Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:30-1:00pm (program begins at 12)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza State Water Study: Water Rights Law and Wetlands Management. The current LWV Kansas state study is looking at the state of Kansas wetlands in relation to our water use. Jean Lee is on the state study and will be sharing information.
Friday, November 17, 2017-Saturday, November 18, 2017
8-7 Friday and 8-4 Saturday
Four Points Sheraton Kansas Rural Center Conference, Table Volunteers needed.. Volunteers needed to help staff LWVMRC table during Kansas Rural Center's conference (KRC website) on Friday, November 17, and Saturday November 18. You would be able to attend the very interesting sessions on sustainability and staff the table between sessions. Please contact lwv.manhattanks@gmail.com if you can help.
Monday, November 20, 2017
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July.
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:30 PM
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting.. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Meeting cancelled
Little Apple Brewery Lunch With League Cancelled for December 21. We looked at the calendar and decided this would not be the best time to have our Lunch with League! Please join us on January 18, 2018 for good conversation and information.
Saturday, January 13, 2018-Friday, January 26, 2018
various times
Various Locations Events for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations (Community Events, not sponsored by LWVMRC). The Manhattan and KSU community celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The events are open to the public and most are free.

The Manhattan MLK Jr. Committee events begin Saturday, January 13 and are listed here

Kansas State University is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's visit to Manhattan. Martin Luther King III will be present. The events are open to the public. The list is here

Monday, January 15, 2018
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
11:30-1:00pm (program begins at 12)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza Flint Hills Wellness Coalition. Vickie James has agreed to speak to us on January 18 concerning the Flint Hills Wellness Coalition, including an overview of regional initiatives to address local food system issues such as food insecurity, hunger, nutrition, local supply, food waste, and coordination to solve problems in these areas. (Linda Morse will not present due to an unavoidable conflict. )
Thursday, February 15, 2018
11:30-1:00pm (program begins at 12)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza LWV Kansas State Water Study Consensus Meeting. State Water Study: The current LWV Kansas state study is looking at the state of Kansas wetlands in relation to our water use. Jean Lee is on the state study and will be sharing information so that we may reach Consensus on the study.
Monday, February 19, 2018
6:00
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July. Note: This meeting will begin earlier as we plan to spend additional time organizing our calendar for the year.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:30-1:00 (Program begins at 1:00
Little Apple Brewery (LABC)
Westloop Plaza
Lunch With League. Join us to discuss current topics of League interest . March topic to be determined. If you wish to join us for lunch, it is $9 with a choice of entrees, drink, and tip included.)
Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:30-1:00 (program begins at 12:00)
Little Apple Brewing Company (LABCO)
Westloop Plaza
Media Literacy: Lunch With League. Thursday, March 15, 2018. Carol Sevin from Hale Library will be talking about Media Literacy, a key issue in representative democracy. Join us each month to discuss current topics of League interest. If you wish to join us for lunch, it is $9 with a choice of entrees, drink, and tip included.) All are invited to attend. This is open to the public.
Monday, March 19, 2018
6:30-7:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. LWVMRC Board Meeting. The Board meets to conduct business, share information, and address current issues. All members are invited to attend. We meet each third Monday of the month except July.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
2-4 pm
Cico Park Voter Registration at March for Our Lives Event. LWVMRC will be registering voters at the Manhattan March for Our Lives event. This is a sister march for the National March for Our Lives. We will meet at CiCo park. Everyone will gather at the baseball fields, walk around the rodeo grounds and return to the baseball fields. Our table will be by the baseball fields. The event is 2:00-4:00 on Saturday, March 24. The League has a strong, long-standing position against gun violence. Details of the event here
Thursday, April 19, 2018
No Lunch With League
We will not be meeting at Little Apple Brewery in April No Lunch with League in April. Because of the nearness of our Annual Meeting, we will not have Lunch with League in April. We certainly hope you can join us at our Annual Meeting... Saturday, April 21, 2018 Gather at 9:30, meeting 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Gather at 9:30, Brunch and meeting 10:00- 11:30 a.m.
Meadowlark Hills Community Room LWVMRC Annual Meeting and Brunch. Join us for our annual business meeting and a delicious meal. We will share the year's big business, celebrate our successes, and approve our next year's board and budget. We hope to see many of you there! We will gather for conversation at 9:30 with our brunch and meeting to follow at 10:00.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
11:30-1:00 (Program begins at 12)
Little Apple Brewery, Westloop Plaza Lunch with League: Local Pharmacists vs. Pharmacy Benefit Managers: The Impact on Kansas Health Care. A hot issue nationally is the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in the prescription drug industry. Because of issues of concern: Transparency, corporate vs. local control, and equal access to health care, states are passing laws to control PBM operations. What is the local impact? Join local small business pharmacists as they share their experiences. (Please note: an email has been sent out with links to background information.) This meeting is free and open to the public. There is a $9.00 (total) charge for those who wish to purchase a meal
Monday, May 21, 2018
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. The LWVMRC Board meets monthly to discuss the business of our League. All members are invited.
Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30am-4:00pm
Manhattan City Park Juneteenth: Voter Registration. We will be celebrating Juneteenth by registering Voters in City Park. We hope you can join us!
Monday, June 18, 2018
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room LWVMRC Board Meeting. The LWVMRC Board meets to conduct the business of League. Members are welcomed to attend.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
11:00am-1:30pm (come as you can, about 20 minutes)
Manhattan Public Library, Auditorium Voter Registration Training. Are you going to be registering voters this year? Come to the training. We will be available Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 11:00 to 1:30 pm. Come as you are able. The training usually takes about 20 minutes. For those of you who are already signed up, we will distribute materials for your team. If you are not signed up, but want to know how the system works, you are welcomed to join us.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
11:30-1:00 (Program begins at 12:00)
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Plaza Women In Leadership: What is Ahead? How Can League Support Positive action?. Women in Leadership: Please join us as Mayor Linda Morse, City Commissioner and past mayor Usha Reddi, and State of Kansas Representative Sydney Carlin speak to the rewards and challenges of serving in leadership positions. They will accomplishments of the last year and address how the League can help advocate for positive change. Commissioner Reddi will also address the need for temporary facilities for those suffering from mental health issues. This meeting is free and open to the public. There is a $9.00 (total) charge for those who wish to purchase a meal
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
8:00am-7:00pm (increments)
Many locations throughout Manhattan League of Women Voters Voter Registration Day. The League is going to be registering voters all throughout Manhattan. We will need you to volunteer! We will provide the training, likely the week prior. If you are interested in volunteering, we will be sending out the sign up list soon. Thank you! (We will also do this on September 25 for the General Election.)
Saturday, August 4, 2018
9am-1pm
West of the Douglas Center Annex at 9th and Yuma Streets Everybody Counts Voter Registration. We will be registering Voters at this important community gathering. We need four volunteers for 2 hour shifts. Please contact Bill or Maurine if you can volunteer.
Thursday, August 30, 2018-Friday, August 31, 2018
5-9 (2 hour shift)
Manhattan City Park Purple Power Play Voter Registration. Welcome back our students with a voter registration opportunity. We will be registering both nights for 2 hour shifts. Please contact Bill or Maurine if you can help.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
11:00-1:00 (15 minute intervals)
Friends' Room in Manhattan Public Library Voter Registration Training. Come to find out the latest news concerning Voter Registration. Training for National Voter Registration Day, September 25. Training should take about 15 minutes as we are just using the Federal Form. We no longer will need to share information concerning birth certificates or proof of citizenship to register, though they will need to be citizens as always.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Program
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Shopping Center Lunch with League: Powerhouse Voter Registration. The priority of the LWVMRC this year is Voter Registration. We have a strong team dedicated to outreach with the larger community. League members Karen Hawes, Bill Schenck-Hamlin,Cathy Hedge,and Donna Schenck-Hamlin will share the many new resources and strategies we are using this year to reach voters in local high schools, through Kansas State University, and in the community. You can share these resources, too!

(If you choose to order lunch, the total including tip is $9.00) (Lunch with League will be at Little Apple Brewery the third Thursday of the month from September through May, excluding December.)

Saturday, September 22, 2018
9:00-11:00 am
Fire Station Auditorium, Dennison and Kimball Avenues. (Parking available across the street as well.) Legislative Wrap- Up. Our State Legislators will report on the 2018 Kansas Legislative session and give us a preview of the issues we may face in 2019.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
To Be Determined
Throughout Manhattan National Voter Registration Day!. Please join us in registering voters prior to the general election. We will offer training, likely the week prior. Thank you.
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, 2:00-5:00 pm (2 sessions)
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium Candidate Forums, State Representatives Districts 51, 64, 66, and 67 and County Commission, District 1. Please join us to hear from the candidates. This is a forum, not a debate. Candidates running for office will answer policy questions and questions from the audience. Questions will focus on policy, not on a partisan or personal basis.

We hope you can join us!

Monday, October 15, 2018
6:30
Meadowlark Hills Board Room Board Meeting LWVMRC. Our local board meets to conduct our business, share information, and current issues that need to be addressed. All members are welcomed to attend. We meet regularly the third Monday of each month except July.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
 
Riley County Courthouse Last Day to Register for General Election.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
 
By Mail or Riley County Courthouse Advance Voting Begins. Advance Voting by Mail begins

Advance Voting In Person at the County Office Building

Thursday, October 18, 2018
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Program
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Shopping Center Lunch With League: School Finance and USD 383 Bond Issue. Please join us as our USD 383 Superintendent Dr. Wade and Mr. Eric Reid, Assistant Superintendent present information on the district's finances. This will include information on the upcoming bond issue.

(If you choose to order lunch, the total including tip is $9.00) (Lunch with League will be at Little Apple Brewery the third Thursday of the month from September through May, excluding December.)

Thursday, November 15, 2018
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Program
Little Apple Brewery, West Loop Shopping Center The Election is Over. Now What?. Please join us for a presentation and discussion on the implications of the 2018 Elections. Dr. Brianne Heidbreder, Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor of Political Science at Kansas State University will be our presenter. This event is free to attend and open to the public. This is a non-partisan event, however, we will discuss the implications based on long-standing League principles. (If you choose to order lunch, the total including tip is $10.00, a $1 increase) (Lunch with League will be at Little Apple Brewery the third Thursday of the month from September through May, excluding December.)