Thank you for a great convention!

Post-convention documents (presentation slides, handouts, evaluation forms) can be found on the Documents Page. We are still receiving files from workshop leaders and caucus leaders, so the page will be continually updated until June 30.

Do you have photos to share? Send them to photos@lwvc.org!

Save the date!
LWVC Convention 2021 is already scheduled for May 14-16, 2021 at the Park Central SF Hotel. Make sure you maximize your delegate attendance by planning and budgeting in advance!

 

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Introductory webinar

Did you miss the introductory webinar on May 8? No problem, we have a recording of it!

To view the webinar, click here.

To view the PowerPoint slides, click here.

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The convention workbook is now available!

Download the workbook

The 2019 Convention Workbook is available to download and view in its entirety, or in separate sections on this page.

Please note:

You will NOT receive a printed copy of the workbook when you arrive at convention. Please download the workbook here. You can select to print only a few sections of the workbook.

At convention, a USB flash drive will be provided that contains the workbook and other materials. If you will not have an electronic device that can access the materials on the flash drive, we recommend that you download or print the materials prior to arriving at convention.

Please remember that you will not have complementary WiFi access (you have the option to purchase it when you register) in the plenary hall or in workshop rooms. There is complimentary WiFi in your hotel room and in the hotel lobby.

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Silent Auction

We’ve got some wonderful vacation packages featured in our convention silent auction! The silent auction will begin at 10am on Friday, May 31 and bidding will end at 12pm on Sunday, June 2. The auction items will be displayed in the back of the plenary room (the ballroom) for the entire duration of convention. The highest bidder wins, so come prepared with your checkbook or credit card, and plan your next vacation!

Below are some of the silent auction items:

Harbor Cove Lodge
Location: Big Bear, CA
Length of stay: 5 nights

Tahoe Donner Cabin
Location: Truckee, CA
Length of stay: 3 days & 2 nights

Elwha River Getaway
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Length of stay: 1 week

Hummingbird Haven
Location: Mendocino, CA
Length of stay: 4 nights

San Francisco Suites Apartment
Location: San Francisco, CA
Package: 2-night stay at an apartment in the San Francisco Suites, plus 2 tickets to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Sacramento Rivercats Package
Location: Sacramento, CA
Package: 4 tickets to a Rivercats game, 2-night stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel

Hotel Miramar Vacation
Location: Santa Monica
Package: 2-night stay at the Hotel Miramar, day passes to Pacific Park on the Pier, and other amenities

San Diego Zoo Package
1-day tickets to SD Zoo for 2 adults, 2 children; plus children’s book Ruuxa & Raina – the story of friendship between a cheetah and a dog; with plush stuffed animals – Ruuxa & Raina

Edwardian Brooch
Twenty-four European and Old Mine Cut diamonds in a bezel setting end in trefoil terminals.  The total weight of the diamonds is 2.2 cts., ranging in size from .067 cts. to .35 cts.  The center bezel has a round cabochon semi-crystal opal.  The backing is platinum with a white/gold hinged pin and locking catch.

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Going Green for Convention 2019

In past years, we’ve used over 23,000 pieces of paper — over 46 reams of copy paper — to print the convention workbook, workshop material, and other handouts. We can reduce the number of paper used with better planning and advanced preparation.

This year, LWVC has decided to go green and NOT provide a printed workbook for all attendees. When the workbook becomes available on May 1, you will have access to it on the convention website, where you can download or print the file. We will provide workshop materials and flyers ahead of time as well, so you’ll have early access to everything you need — whether you want to print it yourself, or download it on to your laptop.

At convention, a USB flash drive will be provided that contains the workbook and other materials. If you will not have an electronic device that can access the materials on the flash drive, we recommend that you download or print the materials prior to arriving at convention.

Please remember that you will not have complementary WiFi access (you have the option to purchase it when you register) in the plenary hall or in workshop rooms. There is complimentary WiFi in your hotel room and in the hotel lobby.

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Convention Scholarship

One of the League’s priorities is to foster a more inclusive culture and increase the diversity of our organization and our leadership. To accomplish this, an LWVC Equity Task Force was formed at the 2018 LWV National Convention in Chicago. Our Equity Task Force and LWVC Board have decided to prioritize, at least initially, increasing the racial and age diversity of our Leagues, with plans to expand our work in the near future.

One of our first initiatives is to diversify delegate participation and have a more representative decision-making body at the 2019 LWVC Convention.

As part of this effort, the California State Board has set aside a scholarship fund to help reduce barriers for those who would otherwise be unable to attend Convention. We hope that these attendees will come as delegates, so that they may take a more active role in the proceedings. We have a limited amount of funding, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

CLICK TO APPLY FOR A
CONVENTION SCHOLARSHIP

Application Timeline

February 15: Release applications
March 30: Application Deadline
April 15: Deadline to Notify recipients
April 30: Deadline for scholarship registrations
April 30: Deadline for Early Bird Fee and Room Block Reservations
Early May: League Webinar on Convention
May 30-June 2: Convention

Questions? Contact:
Adena Ishii, LWV Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville President
president@lwvbae.org

Sharon Stone
LWVC Membership & Technology Manager
sstone@lwvc.org

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How many delegates will represent your League?

Has your League decided who will be a delegate for LWVC Convention? The number of delegates each League receives is determined by the LWVUS membership numbers on January 31. A League with 1-50 members receives two delegate spots (the president and one delegate). When membership reaches 51 voting members, the local League receives one additional delegate, then one additional delegate added for each additional 50 members. Please refer to the LWVC bylaws for more details about representation.

1-50 members = 1 delegate plus President
51-100 members = 2 delegates plus President
101-150 members = 3 delegates plus President
151-200 members = 4 delegates plus President
201-250 members = 5 delegates plus President
251-300 members = 6 delegates plus President
301-350 members = 7 delegates plus President

Registration for Convention will open no later than March 1. Early bird rates end on April 15, so plan accordingly!

What if my League doesn’t use all of the delegates allotted to us?

If you have delegate spots that your League will not be using, please contact us. There will be members who are not delegates for their own League, and would enjoy participating as a delegate for another League rather than a non-voting member.

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