September 21 Members Meeting

Outline agenda for LWVBWC membership meeting on September 21
Venue: Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Hall

Doors open at 9 a.m.

9:30-10:30 a.m. Meeting Part I – general membership meeting to kick off the year.

Agenda

• Briefly introduce the new board & officers, welcome our current & new members
• Recap our program of work for 2019-2020 and the calendar of events, learn about opportunities to volunteer, and sign up for projects or activities or interest groups.
• Transformation in the League. Presentation by Liz Bander, LWVUS board member, with Q&A.

Over the past two years, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the League's founding, national and state leaders have engaged in a process of self-reflection, environmental scanning, hard discussions, and tough decisions related to the continued relevance and health of the League network. LWVUS has published a Transformation Roadmap that includes specific action steps to be implemented.

To learn more, read the documents at https://www.lwv.org/league-management/policies-guidelines/transformation-roadmap.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Meeting Part II – general membership meeting to discuss proposed amendments to our position on Women’s Economic Security (WES)

Purpose: To provide an opportunity for members to discuss the recommended revisions to the 2015 WES Position Statement with other members and share their thoughts with the board.

Agenda

• Opening statement & presentation of the proposed amendments, review of the ground rules, introduction of discussion questions for the tables, and some time for any clarifying questions from participants.
• Small discussion groups address questions and include their own additional issues.
• Tables will give a synopsis of their discussion, and determine if they want to change their reports in any way after hearing from other groups. Notes are collected.
• Review next steps.

Following the WES meeting, the RE/HD committee will review and collate all of the notes and share them with the board. Using that report the Board will later determine what the general sense of those attending was and whether the recommended amended position will be adopted or not.

Download and read the following documents for the WES discussion:

1. Executive Summary of the white paper on the proposed amendments to the LWVBWC Position Statement on Women’s Economic Security in Whatcom County.

2. Full white paper on the proposed amendments to the LWVBWC Position Statement on Women’s Economic Security in Whatcom County.

3. Original WES position statement and proposed amendments.