Discussion Groups

September Topic:
  Votes for Women 1920-2020. What’s been accomplished? What’s Next?


Come join us for the first Discussion Group of the 2019-2020 program year (discussion guide is attached here). We’ll start with a fun activity so you can meet the others in the room and challenge your knowledge of a few of the facts surrounding passage of the 19th Amendment. Then we’ll spend some time on serious issues—why were black women left out of the suffrage movement? Are there any lessons from the past that are relevant for today? We want to spend most of the time looking into the future and considering where you think the League should turn its attention. What should be our priorities? What should we do more of? What do YOU want to do? We’re not looking for consensus (disagreements are good!), and we will use the input in our next cycle of program planning where we lay out programs and priorities for the coming years.

With your attendance, we are sure to have moments of friendship as well as a thought-provoking and energetic conversation about the future. We need to hear from you so try to make it to at least one of the 7 different groups that will take place (see below for times and locations). You can attend any of the sessions, whether you’re new to the League, haven’t gone to a DG for a while, or go to it the every month. All are welcome!

What You Can Do

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September 2019 Discussion Groups: "Votes for Women 1920-2020. What’s been accomplished? What’s next?” Check out the Discussion Guide.
All meetings are open to the public. Meetings held at the LWVMC office, Lakelands Clubhouse, and Riderwood are handicap-accessible.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
2:00 PM UPCOUNTY / WEEKEND
Lakelands Clubhouse
960 Main Street, Gaithersburg
Contact: Carol Blackburn, 301-569-6076

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
2:00 PM ROCKVILLE PM
LWVMC Office
Contact: Mary Lanigan, 240-687-0517

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
7:30 PM TUESDAY PM
4717 So. Chelsea Land, Bethesda 
Contact: Kathy Krause, 301-951-6429

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
9:30 AM BETHESDA/POTOMAC
9608 Hawick Lane, Kensington
Contact: Margaret Chasson, 301-942-0497

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
10:15 AM ROSSMOOR/LEISURE WORLD
Leisure World Clubhouse 1
3701 Rossmoor Blvd., Silver Spring
Contact: Diane Hibino, 301-802-3427

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
9:30 AM SILVER SPRING
809 Hobbs Dr., Silver Spring
Contact: Luella Mast, 301-384-4178

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
3:00 PM RIDERWOOD
Town Center Classroom
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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