The purpose of the LWVK Convention is to inspire and empower Kansans to increase their active and informed participation in civic life.

 

Strengthening Democracy: Beyond 100

State Convention — Virtual via Zoom

April 24, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We’ve reached our 100th birthday! What now? What is our next 19th? Empowering Voters and Defending Democracy remains at the heart of the League’s work, even in the middle of a pandemic and a very divided electorate. Join us as we gather virtually to learn how Kansas League members strengthened democracy in 2020 and the plans for the next biennium. We will share ideas to further the work, and receive a bit of inspiration to sustain us as we enter our second century.

We will gather via Zoom. The $10 fee defrays convention costs. After completing the registration form, you will receive a Zoom link and electronic copy of the Convention booklet prior to Convention.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, Kansas Secretary of Administration.  Prior to Governor Kelly’s appointment, Dr. Burns-Wallace served as the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kansas. Dr. Burns-Wallace began her career as a Foreign Service Officer (FSO) with the U.S. Department of State. She served Foreign Service tours in Guangzhou and Beijing, China; Pretoria, South Africa; and, in Washington D.C. Click her bio above (linked to her name) for more info. Dr. Burns-Wallace is a dynamic speaker on a variety of topics and has a special interest in women’s leadership and issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Register for Convention 2021 today!
You will be asked to pay the $10 fee via PayPal or check. The PayPal link is included on the registration form. Here it is if you need it: https://paypal.me/LWVKansas

 


Agenda in Brief (subject to change) Click here for more detailed agenda.

9:30 – 11 a.m. Opening, Welcome, Introductions
Reports
First Business Session
11 – 11:15 a.m. Break
11:15-Noon Dr. Burns-Wallace
12-12:30 p.m. Break
12:30-1:30 p.m. Final Business Session
1:40 p.m. Adjournment

 

Pre-Convention Documents (this will open a Google Drive folder containing all documents)

Amendments, any new proposal, resolutions, and direction to the Board, shall be presented in written form.  These may be sent to copresidents@lwvk.org at any time from now to the Convention.  These may also be presented in written form during the Convention, but early submittal is requested.


Business of Convention
LWVK bylaws Article VII defines the composition and business of the convention. Our bylaws direct us to conduct the following:

  • Elect state LWV officers, directors, and three members of the nominating committee for the 2021-2023 biennium
  • Adopt a state LWV budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year
  • Adopt program for 2021-2023
  • Adopt amendments to the bylaws as needed
Group photo from event