Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Noon
LWVGO Office
115 S 49th Ave
Omaha
Board of Directors Meeting. monthly meeting open to all League members
Monday, July 31, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Valentino's Grand Italian Buffet
5022 South 108th St., (south of L Street, between O St and Mockingbird Dr)
Omaha
Dine & Discuss- "Public Education in Nebraska. What's at Stake?". Stakeholder's discussion with Nebraska Board of Education members Lisa Fricke and John Witzel, along with Dr. Matthew Blomstedt, Commissioner of Education.

Come as early as 5 pm to socialize!

Cost: $14.14 Drinks included (wine and beer are extra) You are welcome to join us even if you don't plan to partake of the 75 different-including vegetarian-- offerings at Valentino's buffet. Optional RSVP to our office omahlwv@gmail.com or 402-344-3701

Sunday, August 6, 2017
2-4 p.m.
Big Mama's Kitchen
3223 N 45th St
Omaha NE 68104
3rd Annual Ice Cream Social. Featuring Mama's signature house made ice cream in vanilla, caramel pecan and her special flavor for the League: Go Vote! Brownies, lemonade and coffee also served.

Children's activities! Entertainment for all! Tickets are $12 each. Free for children under 5. For tickets, or more info, call: 402‐344‐3701 or email: omahalwv@gmail.com

Big Mama's Kitchen is located on the Turning Point Campus, Building A., at 3223 N 45th St, between Bedford and Wirt Sts. Follow the signs and enter through the gate.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
League Office
115 S 49th Ave, Omaha, Nebraska 68132
Speed Date Your Greater Omaha League!. Whether you're new to the League or have been around for a while come learn more about what we do and where your skills and interests fit.

Enjoy a little food and drink (yes, there will be wine and cheese) and visit our stations for "speed dating" to find all the ways to be involved in League while making a difference in our community.

Members will be there to share what they enjoy about our work for:

Get Out the Vote

"Go Vote, Omaha!" TV show

Observing and Learning about our Government

Public Policy/Legislative Issues/Community Forums

Voter Registration and Naturalization Ceremonies

Voters Guide/Vote 411

Running and Winning 2017

Speakers Bureau

Website/Social Media

Young Members Group

Book Group/Great Decisions

Dine & Discuss

Fundraising/Event Planning

LWV's 100th Birthday Celebration-2020

RSVP is appreciated to: omahalwv@gmail.com

Free Admission

Saturday, August 26, 2017
TBA
  Women's Equality Day. Save the date! More info to come.
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:30 a.m.
Starts at entrance to Memorial Park Dundee Day Parade. Can't get enough parading. Come join us in this annual event. RSVP to: omahalwv@gmail.com
Monday, August 28, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Valentino's Grand Italian Buffet
5022 South 108th St., (south of L Street, between O St and Mockingbird Dr)
Omaha
Dine & Discuss- Future of Elections in Nebraska. Secretary of State John Gale will discuss the "Future of Nebraska Elections"

While most states face upgrading old and potentially hackable electronic voting machines Nebraska does not because it uses paper ballots. Yet, we still must deal with other aging equipment running our election system. The big question will be what equipment to purchase going forward, but also how citizens should vote in the future: at a polling place, by mail (such as in Oregon, Washington and Colorado) or a combination.

To answer these questions and more, Gale convened an Advisory Task Force of Nebraska citizens and Election Commissioners. Its report came out in April. http://www.sos.ne.gov/elec/pdf/2017-task-force-report.pdf

Gale will present the report's findings on the costs of replacing old election equipment, compare what other states are doing and discuss recommendations for the future.

Come as early as 5:00 p.m. to socialize.

Cost to attend: $14.14including buffet and beverages. Wine or beer available for additional cost.

RSVP appreciated to: omahalwv@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
various National Voter Registration Day. More info to come on where we will be registering voters.