The purpose of the LWVK Convention is to inspire and empower Kansas to increase their active and informed participation in civic life. Come meet passionate people from across the state who are making democracy work!

The Ramada Convention Center Downtown is offering a special room rate of $99 per night — but you must book by March 29 to secure this rate and mention the LWVK Convention. Don’t get caught without a room by waiting until the last minute; rooms may sell out before that date!

Ramada Convention Center Downtown Topeka
420 SE 6th St Topeka, KS 66607

Saturday, April 29, at 9:00 a.m.
Ramada Convention Center, downtown Topeka




Who Attends?
Attendance at Convention is open to everyone; we encourage all members to attend and are eager for the public to come learn about the League. We ask that you extend invitations to your friends and contacts. Share this page!

Featured Speakers

photo of Tiffany Anderson Superintendent of Topeka schools Tiffany Anderson, Ph.D., is an advocate for children of poverty and color in public schools. In 2014, she earned national recognition from Education Week as one of “16 Leaders to Learn From.”
photo of Bob Eye Attorney Bob Eye serves on the board of directors for ACLU of Kansas as well as the Nuclear Information and Resource Service in Washington, D.C. He will talk about civil rights cases, specifically voting rights.
photo of Kim Lauth The LWVUS liaison to LWVK, Kim Lauth, CFRE, has more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. She will speak on strategic planning and the work of the League in these times.

Business of Convention
This is the first call to Convention 2017 as required by the LWVK bylaws. Article VII defines the composition and business of the convention. Our bylaws direct us to conduct the following:

  • Elect officers, directors, and three members of the nominating committee for the 2017-2019 biennium
  • Adopt a budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year
  • Approve 2015-2017 proposed position
  • Adopt program for 2017-2019
  • Adopt amendments to the bylaws as needed

Voting Delegates
Attending as a voting delegate is an exciting honor and a responsibility. If you are interested in attending as a voting delegate, speak with your local League board immediately. Voting delegates to the convention are detailed in Article VII, Sections 2 and 4:

  • Each local League is entitled to send its president, or an alternate in the event the president is unable to attend.
  • In addition, each local League is entitled to delegates in proportion to its membership numbers as reported in the LWVUS database on January 31, 2017. Member-at-large unit members may attend as nonvoting members.

NOTE: only local Leagues that have paid their per member payment, or received an exemption because of proven hardship, are entitled to voting representation at the convention.

How Many Delegates?
Article VIII, Section 4. Sec. 4 Representation.

The members of the LWVUS who are organized in local Leagues and members-at-large in the state of Kansas shall be entitled to voting representation in the Convention as follows:

The members of each local League shall be entitled to one delegate who shall be chosen by the members through the local League; the members in each local League having more than fifteen voting members shall be entitled to one additional delegate for each additional fifteen voting members or major fraction (8 or more) thereof.