Order of Business

8:30 a.m.  REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST in Atrium

9:30 a.m.  OPENING in Grand Ballroom

CALL TO ORDER & WELCOME

Carole Neal and Marge Ahrens, Co-Presidents

WELCOME

Judy Moler, President, League of Women Voters of Topeka-Shawnee County

Patrick Woods, President of the Board, Topeka Public Schools District 501

INTRODUCTIONS

Convention Chair and President of the LWV Topeka-Shawnee County Judy Moler

LWV of Kansas Board

Cille King, Voters Services and 1st Vice President

Melissa Carlson, Communications and 2nd Vice President

Betty Wyckoff, Secretary

Anita Kaiser, Treasurer

Ellen Miller, Membership

Martha Pint, Membership/Leadership Development

Alan Cowles, Legislative Liaison

Teresa Briggs, Legislative Liaison and Website Coordination

Gwen Elliott, Education Study Chair

Jari Marietta, Development Chair

Nominating Committee

Ann Zimmerman, Chair

Cathy Hoy

Jurina Watts

Betty Wyckoff

Local League Presidents

Johnson County

Lawrence-Douglas County

Emporia-Lyon County

Salina-Saline County

Great Bend-Barton County

Leavenworth-Leavenworth County

Wichita-Metro

Manhattan-Riley County

Topeka-Shawnee County

Members at Large (MALs)

Legislative Observers/Committee  
Special Guests: Kim Lauth, LWVUS Liaison to LWVK and Kent Lauth

 

10:00 a.m. RECOGNITION AWARD

BUSINESS SESSION I: ORGANIZATION OF CONVENTION

APPOINTMENT OF GRACE WILSON, LWVTSC, PARLIAMENTARIAN

ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONVENTION COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

CREDENTIALS REPORT AND DECLARATION OF QUORUM:  BETTY WYCKOFF

ADOPTION OF CONVENTION RULES

CALL FOR ACTION RESOLUTIONS

REVIEW AND ADOPTION OF ORDER OF BUSINESS

 

10:15-10:30 a.m. BREAK in Atrium

 

10:30 a.m. SPEAKER in Grand Ballroom:

Bob Eye, “The Freeze and Thaw Cycle of Voting Rights in Kansas”

 

11:15-12:00 BUSINESS SESSION II

ROLL CALL OF LOCAL LEAGUES, Betty Wyckoff, Secretary

TREASURER’S REPORT, Anita Kaiser, Treasurer

PRESENTATION OF PROPOSED 2017-18 BUDGETS, Anita Kaiser

ENDOWMENT FUND REPORT, Royceann Mathers, Chair

PRESENTATION OF RECOMMENDED 2017-2018 WATER CONCURRENCE STUDY

PRESENTATION AND ACTION on 2015-2017 UPDATE:  THE FINANCING OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IN KANSAS

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT (AND ANY NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR)

 

12:00 p.m. LUNCH & SPEAKER in Alcoves 1-4

Kim Lauth, “Growing the League in Engagement and Influence”

 

1:00 p.m. SPEAKER in Grand Ballroom

Superintendent of Topeka Schools Tiffany Anderson, Ph.D.

“Creating an Environment of Success for Children in Challenges”

 

2:00 p.m.  BUSINESS SESSION III

CREDENTIALS REPORT, Betty Wyckoff (5 minutes)

CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE 2017-2018 BUDGET (10 minutes)

CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF PROPOSED STUDY (15 minutes)

 

2:30 p.m.  BREAK

 

2:45 p.m.  CO-PRESIDENTS REPORT

Carole Neal and Marge Ahrens, “Organize, Educate, Litigate, Advocate”

 

3:40 p.m.  FINAL BUSINESS SESSION IV

CREDENTIALS REPORT

ADOPTION OF ACTION RESOLUTIONS

REPORT OF ELECTIONS COMMITTEE / ELECTION

RECOGNITION OF CONVENTION COMMITTEES

PRESENTATION OF NEW LWVK BOARD/PRESIDENTS

DIRECTIONS TO THE BOARD

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

4:30 p.m. ADJOURNMENT

 

 
A graphic that shows a map of Kansas with county lines in red and a large gold oval with the words: Crack the SAFE Act + Bank on Public Education = LWVK Assets 2017. At the bottom of the graphic is a League of Women Voters logo, the letters LWV with a red swoosh.