Discussion Groups

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Discussion Groups are monthly neighborhood gatherings of members and guests for the purpose of studying and discussing civic issues. Some discussions are purely educational to make members aware of key issues in Montgomery County. Other discussions require member consensus to develop League policy positions.

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Discussion Group Topics for 2018

May—Discussion Group Topic: Food Security in Montgomery County - Consensus

Montgomery County’s initiative to create a hunger-free county is the subject of the May Discussion Groups. A 5-year strategic plan, “Food Security Plan: What we know now and what we can do” tells the story of residents who are food insecure, current food assistance providers both governmental and non-profit, and plans for dealing with food insecurity. The Fact Sheet summarizes the County's analysis of food security, and its 5-year goals and recommendations for solving this problem. Discussion Groups will respond to one consensus-seeking question.  If you are a League member and unable to attend a discussion group but would like to have a voice, read the Fact Sheet and review the consensus question.  Send your response to the MC League Office via e-mail to lwvmc@erols.com or mail to LWVMC office.  Please, no phone calls.  Free. Everyone welcome.

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MAY 2018 DISCUSSION GROUPS:Food Security in Montgomery County - Consensus

All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.

SUNDAY, MAY 6

2:00 PM UPCOUNTY / WEEKEND
Lakelands Clubhouse
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Contact: Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076

TUESDAY, MAY 8

7:30 PM TUESDAY PM
11400 Strand Dr., Apt. 302, N. Bethesda
Contact: Carol Gross, 301-652-2236

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC
9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497

10:15 AM ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD
Leisure World Clubhouse 1, Silver Spring
Contact: Maxine Lewack, 301-847-9527

THURSDAY, MAY 10

9:30 PM  SILVER SPRING
7805 Hancock Ave, Takoma Park
Contact: Hannah Baldwin, 240-750-9562

MONDAY, MAY 14

2:00 PM ROCKVILLE PM
LWVMC Office
Contact: Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517

MONDAY, MAY 21

3:00 PM RIDERWOOD
Town Center Classroom 1
Riderwood, Silver Spring
Contact: Ruth Sachs 301-960-9755

Discussion Group meeting places, times, contacts and topics for the month will be posted here each month and also appear in the Voter newsletter. Everyone welcome!

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