LWVOR CONVENTION 2023
Registration for delegates and observers now open!
Presidents, please register your delegates here. Observers can register independently.
Registrations are now open for non-League members to attend our speakers and workshops! Register here.
FIRST CALL TO CONVENTION
Is the biennial State Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Oregon, which is held on alternate years to the State Council. First Call is issued so that local Leagues can begin to plan and discuss matters that will be presented at the convention.
TIME & PLACE
The 2023 State Convention will be held Friday through Sunday, May 19-21, 2023 in Eugene, OR at The Graduate Hotel.
League of Women Voters of Lane County
The convention shall consider changes to the Bylaws; shall consider and authorize for action a program; shall elect the president, first vice-president, secretary, three directors (two-year terms), and a chair and two members of the nominating committee; shall adopt a budget for the ensuing year; and shall transact such other business as may be presented.
The convention shall consist of the Board of Directors of the LWVOR and delegates chosen by members through the local Leagues. Each local League shall be entitled to two delegates for the first 40 members or fewer. If possible, one delegate should be the President. An additional delegate is allowed for every 20 additional members or major fraction (10 or more) thereof belonging to the local League as of January 31, 2023. Each approved State Unit of members-at-large (MALs) shall be entitled to one delegate. For those MAL’s not in an approved unit, MAL representation at convention shall be one delegate for every 20 MALs or major fraction (10 or more) thereof. If there are fewer than 10 MALs, the interest of the MALs shall be represented by the LWVOR Membership Chair.
Any member of the LWVOR (in a local League, a State Unit, or as a general MAL) may attend as an observer. Observers may not vote, but may, upon recognition of the Chair, have the privilege of the floor. All League members are urged to exercise this privilege, and members are encouraged to register as observers.
Registration payments can be made here.
In-person delegate: $200/person for registration, all events, lunch Saturday, and dinner Saturday. Additional costs include parking and hotel room.
Virtual delegate: $130/person for registration, all A/V events.
In-person observer: $200/person for registration, all events, lunch Saturday, and dinner Saturday. Additional costs include parking and hotel room.
Virtual observer: $130/person for registration, all A/V events.
Guests for banquet: $65/person for dinner banquet attendance. (Optional, but please feel free to bring your partner!)
We accept Paypal, credit cards, and debit cards for registration. Please enter your Delegate/Observer, In-Person/Virtual information in the "Designation" field. (Example: "Delegate Registration - In-Person.")
Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone:
Call 844-888-4723. Use BOOKING CODE: 0519WV.
Use this booking link: League of Women Voters of Oregon – Guestrooms
Proposed Order of Business ***DRAFT ***
Friday May 19, 2023
3:30 pm - Registration and Dine Around sign-up - 2nd floor Mezzanine
4:00-4:30 - LWVOR Board Meeting
4:30 - Shelton McMurphey Johnson House tour and wine tasting
6:00-8:00 - Dine Around
8:00 - Caucuses
Saturday May 20, 2023
Attendees: Breakfast on your own
8:00am - Registration opens - 2nd floor Mezzanine
8:00am - Parliamentary Procedure Workshop (optional) - Studio A
9:00-10:15am - Opening and Business Session I - Vista Room
Greetings from Local Dignitary
Roll Call of Local Leagues
Reports of Credentials Committee Chair – Lisa Bentson
Adoption of Convention Rules
Adoption of Order of Business (Agenda)
Committee Appointments (Credentials Committee, Minutes Committee, Elections Committee, Resolutions Review Committee, Timekeeper)
Review of 2022 Council Minutes Summary – Rebecca Gladstone
10:15-10:30am - Break
10:45-11:45am - Business Session I continued - Vista Room
President’s Report – Rebecca Gladstone
Treasurer’s Annual Report – Kermit Jensen
Presentation of Proposed 2023-2024 Budget – Kathleen Hersh
Questions on Budget
Presentation of Proposed Program – Anne Goldner
Notice of intent to move not-recommended items by local Leagues Bylaws Committee Report – Alice Bartelt
Nominating Committee Report – Libby Medley
Action Committee Recognition
End Business Session I
12: 00pm - Lunch Box - Vista Room Pickup
12: 30-12:45pm - Honoring Past Presidents & Board Members - Vista Room
1:00-2:00pm - Regina Lawrence, PhD; Agora Journalism Center, University of Oregon -
“The Decline of Local News: What’s Happening to Local Journalism in Oregon and How It Matters”
2:00-2:15pm - Break
2:15-5:00pm - Workshops
2:15 - 3:35pm - Youth Engagement - Studio A
2:15 - 3:35pm - 1st Amendment Panel - Studio B
3:50 - 5:00pm - Nomination Taskforce - Studio A
3:50 - 5:00pm - Climate Change - LWVUS Activities - Studio B
6:00pm - No host Cocktail Party - 2nd floor Mezzanine; Vista Room
6:30-7:15pm - Plated Dinner Served - Vista Room
6:35pm - Announcements
Entertainment - Professional Harpist David Helfand
7:00-8:00pm - Speaker: Lee Zaitz -Owner/Editor Malheur Enterprise and Salem Reporter
8:30pm - Presidents Reception
9:00pm - Caucuses
Sunday May 21, 2023
Breakfast on your own
7:15pm - Local League President’s Breakfast (bring breakfast) - Vista Room
8:30-10:30pm - Business Session II - Vista Room
Proposed Bylaws Changes
10:30-11:00pm - Break & Check out
11:30-12:30pm -Business Session II continued Vista Room
Resolutions and Other Business
Election of Officers and Directors
Presentation of New Board
Remarks of Incoming President
Thank the outgoing Board
Directions to Incoming Board
Announcement of Silent Auction Winners
Announcement - Host of 2024 Council
12:30pm - Adjourn
12:45pm - LWVOR Board Meeting - Director’s Room