Calendar of Events, 2014

List of regularly scheduled events appears at the bottom of the page

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JANUARY
2014

The Legislative Budget Process

2, Thu, 5:30p

LWVCNM Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend! Location: Sutin, Thayer, & Browne, 6565 Americas Parkway NE
5, Sun

Deadline for February Voter

9, Thu, 11:45am

Luncheon Unit

MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE
Sen. Sue Wilson Beffort (R) Senator Sue Wilson Beffort, ranking Senate Republican on the Legislative Finance Committee, will speak about the 2014 state budget. Each year, the LFC builds a draft budget for the state, after months of hearings to learn about the needs and requirements of various government agencies. It's a complex balancing act, and Sen. Beffort will share insight into the ways legislators approach the problem.
Reservations are required - call the League office by Monday, Jan 6
14, Tue, 6pm

Evening Unit

Erna Fergusson Library at 3700 San Mateo NE, Community Room
Marla Shoats, lobbyist for Bernalillo County, will discuss how Bernalillo County seeks appropriations for special projects from the New Mexico Legislature. All requests for projects must go through a vetting process with the legislature, and she will discuss how Bernalillo County goes about the process of making a case for more money.
27, Mon, 10-11:30am

NE Heights Unit

La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
Richard Valdez, an inspirational and motivational speaker, will talk about his advocacy work on blood contamination. Mr. Valdez has been involved in hemophilia advocacy since 1963. After he lost two sons to AIDS due to contaminated hemophilia products, he became involved in investigating how this had happened and how to prevent such tragedies in the future.
28, Tue

League Day at the Legislature

The Roundhouse and Garrett's Desert Inn at 311 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe. Download the flyer
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FEBRUARY
2014

Preventing Drug Abuse

5, Wed

Deadline for March Voter

6, Thu, 5:30p

LWVCNM Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend! Location: Sutin, Thayer, & Browne, 6565 Americas Parkway NE
11, Tue, 6pm

Evening Unit

Erna Fergusson Library at 3700 San Mateo NE, Community Room
"Generation Rx" Same program as the Luncheon Unit: Dr Megan Thompson of the UNM College of Pharmacy and several of her students discuss prescription medication abuse.
13, Thu, 11:45am

Luncheon Unit

MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE
Dr. Megan Thompson, director of Experiential Education, UNM College of Pharmacy "Generation Rx" Dr. Megan Thompson is the Director of Experiential Education at the UNM College of Pharmacy. Dr Thompson and several of her students will present their prescription drug abuse program, "Generation Rx".
Reservations are required - call the League office by Monday, Feb 10
14, Friday

League of Women Voters' 94th Birthday!

24, Tue, 10-11:30am

NE Heights Unit

La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
"Prescription Drug Abuse Trends in New Mexico and What Can Be Done to Address These." Larry Loring, a licensed pharmacist with over 35 years experience, and Bobby Padilla, a drug inspector with the NM Board of Pharmacy, will be the speakers.
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MARCH
2014

Citizenship / Sunshine Week

5, Wed

Deadline for April Voter

6, Thu, 5:30p

LWVCNM Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend! Location: Sutin, Thayer, & Browne, 6565 Americas Parkway NE
11, Tue, 6pm

Evening Unit

Erna Fergusson Library at 3700 San Mateo NE, Community Room
Girls' State is a nonpartisan week-long program for senior high school girls which teaches responsible citizenship and how their government(s) work. The speakers will be the 2012 "Governor", one of the 2012 "senators", and a former delegate. They'll discuss their experiences and what participating has meant in their lives.
13, Thu, 11:45am

Luncheon Unit

MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE
Dolph Barnhouse, attorney Randolph Barnhouse, civil rights attorney, will speak on the Importance of Access to Public Information.
Reservations are required - call the League office by Monday, March 10
24, Mon, 10-11:30am

NE Heights Unit

La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
  Richard Mason, state League Action Chair, will talk about the 2014 Legislative session. The League had a strong presence in Santa Fe, as usual. Dick will talk about legislation favored or opposed by the League, and its outcome.
30, Sun, 2-5pm

Theatre Fundraiser: Fiddler on the Roof

Fidder on the Roof
Rodey Theatre, inside UNM's Popejoy Hall

Landmark Musicals will present the ever-popular musical, Fiddler on the Roof, which will be folowed by a reception and birthday party for the League of Women Voters. Get your reservations in ASAP!
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APRIL
2014

Mental Health / Behavioral Health

3, Thu, 5:30p

LWVCNM Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend! Location: Sutin, Thayer, & Browne, 6565 Americas Parkway NE
5, Sat

Deadline for May Voter

8, Tue, 6pm

Evening Unit

Erna Fergusson Library at 3700 San Mateo NE, Community Room

10, Thu, 11:45am

Luncheon Unit

MCM Elegante Hotel, 2020 Menaul NE

Reservations are required - call the League office by Monday, Apr 7
28, Mon, 10-11:30am

NE Heights Unit

La Vida Llena Retirement Community at 10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE
 




Regularly-Scheduled Meetings and Events
Unit Meetings

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

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.