Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
11:30am
Indiana State House Member's Tour of the Indiana State House. Contact the League to register for this fun member outing! Learn about the history of the State House as well as where your legislators' offices are located.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
6:30 - 7pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
LWVIN Hazardous Waste Concurrence Mtg. Preceeding the monthly board meeting, there will be a general membership meeting on the proposed changes to the state League's position on Hazardous Waste. Contact Erin Kelley at erinkelley75@gmail.com to obtain a copy of the revised position.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
7 - 8:30pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
LWV Indy Board Meeting. All members welcome. The monthly LWV Indpls board meeting will begin after the Hazardous Waste concurrence meeting.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Noon - 1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Speakers: Indiana State Election Board Member, Leslie Barnes and others, will be discussing current election laws.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
1:30pm
Indianapolis Marion County Central Library Atrium
40 E. St. Clair St.
Census 2010 Event. Indy Central Complete Count Committee Kick-off
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
7-9pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian St.
LWV Indy Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
7-8:30pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
Local Government Study Meeting. Recap of trustee interviews and "next steps".
Friday, December 18, 2009
NA
NA No December Lunch with LWV.
Friday, December 18, 2009
11:30-1:15pm
Senate Chambers
Indiana State Capitol
Redistricting 2011: A New Day for Democracy or Politics as Usual?. Common Cause Indiana is presenting this luncheon seminar for legislators, lobbyists, attorneys and advocates to discuss redistricting reform in Indiana. For more information or to reserve your space today, visit the Common Cause Indiana website. Registration deadline is December 15th.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
7-9pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian St.
LWV Indy Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Noon - 1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Topic: Voter ID Lawsuit
Saturday, January 23, 2010
10am-1pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
National and Local Program Planning -- General Meeting. Review of LWV National and Local Positions and Priorities.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
7-9pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian St.
LWV Indy Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
11:30am-1pm
City-County Building
200 East Washington Street
Meet at the lobby information desk.
City-County Building Tour Membership Event - POSTPONED.

POSTPONED due to weather!!! Reschedule date TBD.

Event celebrating LWV 90th birthday!

City-County Building tour for Members, Prospective Members and any interested guests.

We'll explore the city-county building as interested constitutents learning where to find city-county council and committee meetings, the courts, the mayor's action center and mayor's office, etc., as well as the observatory with incredible views of downtown Indianapolis.

No charge but reservations are required. Email membership@lwvindy.org by February 8th to reserve a space or for more information.

Friday, February 19, 2010
Noon - 1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Speakers: Paulette Vandergriff, LWV-Indiana Legislative Action Coordinator
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7-9pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian St.
LWV Indy Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
11am-1pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street
Fellowship Hall
Coalition Lunch with LWV, AAUW and CWU. The League of Women Voters of Indianapolis along with Church Women United (CWU) and the Indianapolis branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) are once again joining to co-host a shared program and pitch-in luncheon. Jesse Kharbanda, Executive Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council will be the featured speaker. (This event replaces the March Lunch with LWV.)
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
11:30am-1pm
Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse
46 East Ohio Street
Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse Tour Membership Event. Event celebrating LWV 90th birthday!

Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse tour for Members, Prospective Members and any interested guests.

See this beautiful 1905 Beaux Arts building which was renovated in 2002 when much of the building was returned to its original condition. It features two grand staircases, stained glass domes, an impressive ceremonial courtroom and a depression era mural. We'll also meet with representatives from Jury Administration, US Attorneys Office, and Indiana Federal Community Defenders and learn about the federal grand jury process.

No charge but reservations are required. Email membership@lwvindy.org by March 22nd to reserve a space or for more information.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
7-8:30pm
North United Methodist Church
3808 N Meridian St
Indiana's Township System: An Educational Forum. Join the LWV, Wayne Township Trustee David Baird, and Indiana State Representative Ed Delaney in an educational forum about the pros and cons of Indiana's township system. Learn about the League's on-going local government study and hear from two political leaders - with very different perspectives - about what does and doesn't work about Indiana's township system.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10am-12pm
Rathskeller Restaurants' Wilkie Room (Athenaeum Bldg) 2010 LWV-Indianapolis Annual Meeting. To support the League's ongoing interest in issues related to Indianapolis' downtown, we are venturing back to last year's location for the Annual Meeting at the Rathskeller Restaurant in the Athenaeum Building at 401 E. Michigan Street.

Reservations, but no payments, are still required. You will order lunch off the menu prior to the business meeting. Please feel free to invite a prospective member and submit reservations by April 20 to communications@lwvindy.org.

Free street parking is available on Saturdays. You may also park in the Athenaeum lot just east of the building for modest fee.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010
6:30pm
Borders' Bookstore Cafe
7565 US 31 South (approx. 31 South and Stop 11 Rd)
Web Committee. For Members: If you're interested in discussing new ways the LWV of Indianapolis can make its Website more accessible and useful, please attend this meeting. We're looking for thoughtful critiques of our current site as well as fresh new ideas. For more information, go to "Contact Us" and e-mail Carol Fowler.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Noon-1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Speaker: Chris Cotterill, Chief of Staff for Mayor Ballard
Saturday, May 22, 2010
11:30am - 2:30pm
Garfield Park LWV 90th Birthday Celebration Picnic. Everyone is invited to help us celebrate our 90th year making democracy work. Events include a fully catered lunch, music, informational meeting, games, fun and more! Click here for reservations!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Noon-1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Speaker: Sharon Jackson, an Assistant U.S. Attorney
Friday, June 25, 2010
11:30am-1pm
City-County Building
200 East Washington Street
Meet at the lobby information desk.
City-County Building Tour Membership Event. Event celebrating LWV 90th birthday!

City-County Building tour for Members, Prospective Members and any interested guests.

We'll explore the city-county building as interested constitutents learning where to find city-county council and committee meetings, the courts, the mayor's action center and mayor's office, etc., as well as the observatory with incredible views of downtown Indianapolis.

No charge but reservations are required. Email membership@lwvindy.org by June 23rd to reserve a space or for more information.

Friday, July 16, 2010
Noon-1pm
Double Eagle Cafe
inside Scottish Rite Cathedral
650 N Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN
Lunch with LWV. Speaker: Dr. Walter Bourke, Superintendent Franklin Township Schools
Saturday, July 24, 2010
11-1pm
North United Methodist Church, Library
3808 N. Meridian Street
Voter Service Training. Drop by anytime between 11a.m. and 1p.m. to pick up voter service training materials, meet with Clerk Beth White, and learn about League volunteer opportunities this fall, including work on the Unigov Handbook. All Leaguers are encouraged to stop in and just spend a few minutes with us!
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
7pm
Allison Mansion, Marian University Board Meeting. Members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Board "business" constitutes just a portion of our time. We mostly focus on planning League work and we could absolutely use your input and abilities + especially during election season! (*Board meetings typically occur the 1st Wednesday of the month at NUMC in Room 004 at 7p.m.)
Saturday, August 14, 2010
10am-2pm
Ivy Tech Life Sciences Center, Bloomington LWVIN Regional Workshop (South). $25 (includes lunch) Every member is welcome to attend and a limited amount of funding exists to cover the expenses. These workshops provide an opportunity to learn about and to discuss our local concerns. In particular, there will be a focus on environmental stewardship, township governance, LWV membership, local League meetings, the tax-cap referendum, and fund-raising. Contact Erin Kelley erinkelley75@gmail.com to learn more!
Friday, August 20, 2010
12-1pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Truman Room Lunch with League. This month's speaker is Marion County Clerk Beth White. Learn about current efforts to allow satellite voting this election season.
Friday, August 20, 2010
1-2pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Truman Room Voter Service Training. Can't make the training session on July 24? Plan to attend the August "Lunch with League," and then spend a little extra time with us afterwards to get caught up on all you need to know about LWV Voter Service work.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
7-9pm
Indianapolis Propylaeum
1410 N. Delaware Street
90th Anniversary Women's Suffrage Celebration. The LWV of Indianpolis is proud to support the Indiana Women's History Association's celebration of "Women's Equality Day" on August 26. Three generations of Indiana suffragists (historic interpreters) will share their stories, challenges, and triumphs as the drivers behind the abolition of slavery, prohibition, and their own suffrage. FREE - limited seating so an RSVP is requested to IWHA member Jill Chambers at 514-9214.
Friday, October 15, 2010
12-1pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Truman Room Lunch with League. Join us in conversation with Laura Bramble, CEO of the Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library system.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
6am-6pm
  Election Day: Take a Friend to Vote.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
10am - 2pm
IU Law School
Indianapolis
Greening the Statehouse. The Hoosier Environmental Council's (HEC) third annual Greening the Statehouse event will give you the complete download on environmental issues that are going to be at the forefront of the next legislative session. HEC's event will be kicked off by a speech by nationally-renowned sustainable agriculture advocate Rick Dove. Breakfast and lunch included. Visit http://www.hecweb.org/greenforum/ to register.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
6-8pm
Rathskellar Restaurant
Athenaeum Bldg.
401 E. Michigan St.
(317) 636-0396
Dinner and Discussion. We'll have a social/dinner hour from 6 to 7pm then follow that with an informal discussion of the midterm election results with Jim Shella from 7 to 8pm. Please come and bring friends! For more information, please email communications@lwvindy.org
Friday, November 19, 2010
12-1pm
Scottish Rite Cathedral, Truman Room Lunch with League. Karen Davis from the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services will share information about protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7p.m.
North United Methodist Church, 38th & Meridian, Rm. 004. LWV of Indianapolis Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting. All members are welcome to attend!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
6:30 - 8:30p.m.
University of Indianapolis, Switzer Student Center Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission Meeting. Sponsored by LWVIN, AARP, and Common Cause, the Indiana Citizens Redistricting Commission is a diverse group of Hoosiers from across the state committed to making the 2011 redistricting process open and transparent. Learn about how redistricting affects you and help identify communities of interest in your area. Let us know where you think the district lines should fall.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
11a.m. - 1p.m.
North United Methodist Church, 38th & Meridian (Fellowship Hall) Annual LWV, AAUW, & CWU Coalition Luncheon. The LWV, American Association of University Women, and Church Women United invite members to our annual pitch-in lunch. Guest speaker Sharon Langlotz, Program Director for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, will speak about the status of women in Indiana. Registration is from 11 to 11:30 with lunch from 11:30 to 12. The program begins at noon. Bring one salad or bread item along with your own table service (cup, plate, utensils, etc.)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
5 - 7p.m.
Colleage Ave. branch library, 42nd and College Ave. Hoosier INsight: Women's Issues Listening Session. Sponsored by the LWV of Indianapolis and presented by the Indiana Commission for Women, this "listening session" is designed to help the ICW prioritize the issues impacting women across the state and aid in the creation of a statewide plan.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
7p.m.
North United Methodist Church, 38th & Meridian (Room. 004) LWV of Indianapolis Board Meeting. Monthly board meeting. All members are welcome to attend!
Friday, April 15, 2011
12 - 1p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Truman Rm.) Lunch with League. Our guest speaker, Allsion Melangton, is the President and CEO of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

Melangton moved to Indianapolis in 1983 when the City of Indianapolis was in the beginning stages of implementing a sport tourism strategy, and moved USA Gymnastics from Colorado to Indianapolis. For 12 years she worked with USA Gymnastics directing 100 national and international events.

Following her tenure at the Olympics, Melangton worked for the Indiana Sports Corporation as Senior Vice President of Events. While at the Sports Corporation she bid on, planned, and directed numerous events including: Olympic Trials, World Championships, Men's and Women's NCAA Division I Basketball Championships, Big Ten Tournaments and administrated both Indianapolis Super Bowl bids for 2011 and 2012.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
10:00a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio Street Annual Meeting. Due to scheduling conflicts the LWV of Indianapolis Annual Meeting has been moved from April to Saturday, June 4. Details are in the current newsletter.

Check-in and a light breakfast will be from 10 to 10:30a.m. with annual meeting business lasting for about an hour afterwards. A $10 contibution to the LWV General Fund is requested but not required.

An Indiana Historical Society staff member will orient League members to the History Center and its exhibitions. Members can then tour the "Indiana Experience," including You Are There 1968: Robert F. Kennedy Speaks, at their leisure.

Please RSVP to LWVIndy@sbcglobal.net by May 31st.

Friday, June 17, 2011
12 - 1p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Truman Rm.)
650 N. Meridian St.
Lunch with LWV. Our guest speaker will be Kristen Garvey, Executive Director of the Indiana Commission for Women (ICW).

She will discuss what ICW is and its current initiatives of prioritizing issues affecting women and developing a statewide action plan to address needs.

Friday, July 15, 2011
12 - 1p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Truman Rm.)
650 N. Meridian St.
Lunch with LWV. Our guest speaker will be from Girl's Inc and, hopefully, a youth speaker to discuss their programs and how they empower young women.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
5-7p.m.
Sun King Brewery
135 N. College Ave.
LWV at Sun King!. Bring a friend and head out for some Fresh*Local*Beer at Sun King. While you're there, socialize with fellow LWV members and pick up League voter education materials.
Friday, August 19, 2011
12 - 1p.m.
Scottish Rite Cathedral (Truman Rm.)
650 N. Meridian St.
Lunch with LWV. Our guest speaker will be Matt Tully, columnist for the Indianapolis Star, discussion of current events.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
5:45-8:30p.m
North United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
3808 N. Meridian Street
Women's Equality Day Dinner & Movie. Technically we're celebrating a day early, but a light dinner (5:45 to 6:15p.m.) will be provided by the LWV as we celebrate Women's Equality Day with a screening of "Iron Jawed Angels" (6:15 to 8:15p.m.) This film follows the political activists Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as they use a variety of means to revolutionize the American feminist movement to grant women the right to vote. A discussion will follow for those who can join us.