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     Calendar of Events, 2015




Regularly-Scheduled Meetings and Events
Unit Meetings
Full unit schedule in Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov
Annual Meeting (no units) in May / Luncheon meeting only unit meeting in Jun, Jul, Aug, and Dec

Luncheon Unit

Second Thursday, 11:45am
MCM Eleganté Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE
Marilyn Morgan

Evening Unit

Second Tuesday, 6pm
Erna Fergusson Library at 3700 San Mateo NE, Community Room
Jan Bray

Westside Unit

Third Wednesday, 5pm
Loma Colorado Main Library, 1755 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho
Peggy Howell

NE Heights Unit

Fourth Monday, 10:00am
La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Meg Wente
Annual Events

Calendar Planning

Early June: Topics are decided and speaker suggested for the coming year (July-April)

Program Planning

December to early January: League positions (local and state) are reviewed; studies to extend or modify these positions are suggested; areas of focus for lobbying efforts are established. Not to be confused with "Calendar Planning"!

Lobbying Workshop

December: Responsibility generally alternates between LWV CNM and LWV SFC. A full morning of presentations by elected representatives, lobbyists, and League members on how to lobby, regulation and responsibilities of registered lobbyists, where to get the most up to date information on bills, committees, and elected officials.

League Day at the Legislature

February: Arranged by the State League (LWVNM), League Day is when members gather in Santa Fe to learn about selected topics, visit the Roundhouse, and deliver League position papers to their representatives.

Theater Party

February-March: To celebrate the League's Feb 14 birthday and raise funds for the Operating Fund, a block of tickets to a local play or musical are obtained and sold to members and their guests. A party follows the performance.
League Convocations

Annual Meeting

Early May every year: All LWVCNM members are invited to elect a new slate of officers, vote on the next year's budget, make changes to bylaws and positions ("program"), approve new studies, hear reports from committee chairs, and register their directions to the new board.

State Convention

Mid-May in odd years: Delegates are selected from the local Leagues based on their total membership, although all members are welcome to attend as non-voting observers. Delegates will elect a new slate of officers, vote on the next year's budget, make changes to bylaws, policies and positions ("program"), approve new studies, hear reports from committee chairs, and register their directions to the new board. A silent auction of items contributed by attendees is held to raise funds for the LWVNM operating fund.

State Council

Mid-May in even years: Two delegates are selected from each of the local Leagues, although all members are welcome to attend as non-voting observers. Council offers a "mid-course correction" between Conventions. Delegates will vote on modifications to the next year's budget, make changes to bylaws, policies and positions ("program"), approve new studies, hear reports from committee chairs, and register their directions to the board.

National Convention

June in even years: like State Convention but much, much more so. Along with the plenary sessions, numerous workshops, tutorials, and impromptu get-togethers occur from early morning to late night. Delegates nationwide are selected from their State and Local leagues in numbers proportional to League membership.

National Council

June in odd years: like State Council, only much more so. Two delegates are selected from each State.