Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
September 2017-6/19
12:30-2:00 pm
Meetings will held in the Shelton Library conference room LWV Board Meeting - Board meetings are held on the first Friday of each month from Sept. through June. All members are invited to attend the LWV Board Meetings.
September 2018-6/19
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Olympic College Library in Shelton
address: 937 Alpine Way, Shelton
Monthly meeting of LWV - 3rd Tuesday each month. Join us to discuss current governmental issues affecting local, state and national policies.
September 2018-06/19
12:00 pm
Olympic College Library. Business meeting at 11:30 precedes the program which starts at 12:00 Prior and Upcoming Presentations and Discussion Topics at Monthly Meetings. The Mason County League of Women Voters will hold regular general meetings Sept to June on the third Tuesday of each month except December, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in the library at Olympic College with topics of interest to the public.

CURRENT YEAR Fall 2018-Spring 2019

June 18, 2019 Summer Retreat Noon to 3:00 pm at the Shelton Library. Everyone is welcome to come share ideas for next year's program and action plans. We will also discuss the climate change books that members have been reading.

June 11, 2019 Annual General Meeting and Potluck Picnic at Harmony Hill. President's end of year report and discussion on climate change. Join us for an interesting meeting in a lovely setting.

May 21, 2019 Meeting Special evening meeting, 6 pm at PUD #3 on Johns Praire Road. Mental health and the criminal justice system

April 16, 2019 Meeting Program will be: "For the People: Fair, Free and Accessible Elections". Speakers- Auditor, Paddy McGuire and Lobby Team Issue Chair on Census and Re-districting, Alison McCaffree. IMPORTANT NOTE: THE APRIL MEETING WILL BE HELD AT HARMONY HILL IN UNION, NOT OLYMPIC COLLEGE LIBRARY

March 19, 2019 Meeting Climate Change/Climate Justice. There is no "Planet B". Three speakers, for more info click here

February 19, 2019 Meeting Forest Health and Resiliency in a Changing Climate will be the discussion topic lead by John Bolender from Mason Co Conservation District. Click here for more details

January 15, 2019 Meeting At this first meeting of the new year there will be a presentation and discussion about the Mason County budget. For more information, click here

December 18 Meeting Special December meeting at Salish Cliffs Restaurant for lunch, book discussion of "Democracy in Chains" and silent auction fundraiser. Everyone is welcome to join us for this special fun and interesting event.

November 20 Meeting Karen Fraser will speak about what the Legislature Can't Do and answer your questions. For more info, Click here

October 16 Meeting Who is Funding the Candidates and a presentation about the electoral college Should it be abolished? Click here for more info

First Fall Meeting, Sept. 18- Looking Ahead to the November Election

Meet and ask questions:Candidates for Mason County Auditor: Paddy McGuire, Charles Rhodes

Followed by a discussion of the three WA General Election Initiative Ballot Measures:

1631: concerns pollution fees - Connie Simpson

1639: concerns firearms - Cheryl Williams

940 Initiative to the Legislature : concerns law enforcement - Amy Davis

PRIOR YEAR Fall 2017-Spring 2018

June 22 The Annual Business Meeting and Potluck Picnic at Harmony Hill. Speaker will be a representative from Planned Parenthood

May 15 Meeting "Mason County Budget Update" with Lisa Frazier

April 17 Meeting "Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and Building Healing Communities"

with Laura Porter, Co-Founder, ACE Interface

March 20 Meeting:Immigrants R Us Panel Discussion: How Federal Policy Impacts Our Local Immigrant Community

Presenters: Carolina Gutierrez, CIELO Ricardo del Bosque, Shelton High School

February 20 meeting: Making Cents of the County Budget- A Conversation with Frank Pinter, Support Services Director Central question - has county restructuring resulted in more transparency and greater efficiency? Bring your questions

January 16 meeting:Budgeting for Safety- A Conversation with the Mason County Sheriff about the Budget Process This meeting topic ties into our current local study of the county budget

December 19: Field Trip Changed The original plan to tour the Capitol for our annual "field trip" has been changed. A new date will be arranged. Meanwhile on December 19, those members who are interested are encouraged to attend the County Commissioners final budget meeting at 9:30 in the Commissioners chambers. Following the meeting we will meet for lunch at the Salish Cliff's Restaurant located on the hill behind the Little Creek Casino.

November 21 meeting: MONEY IN, MONEY OUT the 2018 Mason County budget Overview: revenue sources and expenditures Current Shortfall: a look at the balance sheet solutions? who will be the winners? the losers Speakers: Karen Herr, County Auditor Lisa Frazier, County Treasurer Melody Peterson, County Assessor

Take a look at the Mason County preliminary budget 2018 -

Second meeting of Fall, October 17: What's Up on the November Ballot We will discuss the local issues and Initiative I-940. Shelton City Manager Ryan Wheaton and City Commissioner Traci Moore will clarify the city ballot initiative that seeks to change Shelton city government from a three member commission to a seven member council.

First meeting of Fall, September 19: Problems Facing Rural Hospitals in Washington State Join us on September 19 when staff from Mason General will describe their programs and how they are funded, as well as to answer your questions, such as: WHAT WOULD BE THE IMPACT ON MGH IF THE FUNDING FOR MEDICAID were reduced or if there were a reduction or elimination of subsidies from the federal government?