Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. The Board of Directors meets on the first Thursday of each month September through May.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 25, 2016
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Community Co-op Connections Building
405 E. Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Accountable Communities of Health.
  • Elya Moore of WAHA (Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement) will talk about Accountable Communities of Health and how the funding has affected programs WAHA is involved in.

  • This is a the monthly meeting of the Healthcare Committee and all League members interested in the issue are welcome.
Monday, February 15, 2016
Bellingham Food Co-Op Bakery Cafe
405 E. Holly Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
Healthcare Committee. The Healthcare Committee meets monthly, and all LWVBWC members are welcome to attend. Contact Sheri Lambert, Committee Chair, at for more information.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
6:30 PM
Birch Bay Water & Sewer District
7096 Point Whitehorn Road
Blaine, WA 98230
Developing a groundwater aquifer in the Nooksack River Basin.
  • Dan Eissis, manager of the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District will meet with the League of Women Voters' Water conversation group (and guests) to discuss work to develop water banking and construction of groundwater monitoring wells. Mr. Eissis applied for and received a $700,000 grant from the Department of Ecology for this project.

Space is limited for this meeting. Contact Judy Hopkinson at to participate or find out more.

Carpooling available.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Bellingham Public Library
Downstairs Lecture Room
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
Voting: Can We Turn Up the Turnout?. The LWVBWC invites the public to a program examining voting demographics, the decline of voter turnout, and potential options for increasing citizen involvement in the democratic process. This program will feature Cathy Allen, President/Owner of The Connections Group, Inc, and co-founder of the Center for Women & Democracy at the University of Washington. Following Ms. Allen's remarks, a panel of local experts representing the diversity of political demographics will join her to discuss challenges and possible opportunities to increase voter turnout.