UPCOMING EVENTS

For more information about these events, call the League office at 783-5995



April 2014


Friday, April 25, 2014 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Ron Aycock, Retired Executive Director of the NC Association of County Commissioners, Part-time County Attorney for Person County, NC and Senior Associate of the Aycock Group - “North Carolina’s Rural-Urban Divide” - How it affects the state’s policy decisions



May 2014


Saturday, May 3, 2014 - STATEWIDE FORUM: Keeping North Carolina Schools Strong - Sponsored by Public Schools First NC - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - NC State’s McKimmon Center, Raleigh - Click here for more information - Co-sponsored by the Wake County LWV


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - Education Committee meeting - 1:00 pm - Wake County League office - Questions? Call 919-783-5995


Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - Wake County League of Women Voters ANNUAL MEETING - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - register by ?????



August 2014


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm - Women’s Equality Day celebration - Unitarian Universalist Church, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh - Reception honoring the elected women of Wake County and celebrating the passage the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote for the first time.



EVENTS PAST - 2014


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - Education Committee meeting - 1:00 pm - Wake County League office - Questions? Call 919-783-5995


Friday, March 28, 2014 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Hugh Stevens, Nationally known First Amendment and media lawyer and versatile litigator - Just how open IS government in North Carolina?


Friday, February 28, 2014 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Cindy Avrette, Research Division (Fiscal Researcher), North Carolina General Assembly - North Carolina’s Taxes - 1992 and Now


Friday, January 24, 2014 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Fawn Patterson, Senior Advocate, Toxic Free North Carolina - Toxic Chemicals in the Environment and their effect on Women’s and Children’s Health



EVENTS PAST - 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013 - Wake League Holiday Party - at Claudia Kadis’ home · 4143 Gardenlake Dr, Raleigh 27612 · Friends and family are welcome. Please bring a dish to share.


Friday, November 22, 2013 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Venue: Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh - Topic: Panel Discussion about the Common Core Standards (Panel participants to be announced) - Sweets and savories will be provided along with beverages. Members and guests are welcome to bring their own bag lunches.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 7-8:30 pm - Panel Discussion: Redistricting Reform in NC - Sponsor: NC Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform (NCCLGR) - Venue: Family Life Center, Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 E Martin St


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Election: Towns of Angier, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon


Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Runoff Election: Wake County Board of Education, Raleigh city and Cary city


Friday, October 25, 2013 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Venue: University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Speaker: Adam Linker, Policy Analyst, Health Access Coalition, NC Justice Center - Topic: Health Care Report: North Carolina’s Implementation of the Affordable Care Act - Lunch: $16 per person.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - Election: Wake County Board of Education, Raleigh city and Cary city


Friday, September 27, 2013 - Timely Topics - 12 noon - Venue: University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Speaker: Dr. Jim Merrill, Superintendent, Wake County Public Schools - Topic: 2014 School Bond Referendum: Its Importance and Challenges


Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Wake County Board of Education District 1 Candidate Forum - Wake Chapel Baptist Church, 3085 Tarheel Club Rd - 7:00-9:00 pm.


Thursday, September 19, 2013 - Wake County Board of Education District 7 Candidate Forum - St Francis of Assisi Church, 11401 Leesville Rd - 7:00-9:00 pm.


Monday, September 16 2013 - Raleigh City Council and Mayoral Candidates Forum - Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St - 7:00-9:00 pm.


Thursday, September 12, 2013 - Wake County Board of Education District 2 Candidate Forum - Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W Garner Rd - 7:00-9:00 pm.


Monday, September 9, 2013 - Wake County Board of Education District 9 Candidate Forum - Covenant Christian Church, 2911 SW Parkway, Cary - 7:00-9:00 pm.


Thursday, September 5, 2013 - League informational meeting on Affordable Care Act (ACA) - Unitarian Universalist Church, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh - 5:00 pm. FULL, REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY, NO WALK-INS PLEASE


Monday, August 26, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm - Women's Equality Day celebration - Unitarian Universalist Church, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh - Reception honoring the elected women of Wake County and celebrating the passage the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote for the first time.


Friday, May 31 through June 2, 2013 - 34th Biennium LWVNC Convention - Charlotte, NC


Friday, May 17, 2013 - Wake County League of Women Voters ANNUAL MEETING - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - register by May 13


Friday, April 26, 2013 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Keith Sutton, Chair, Wake County School Board - The Challenging Issues Facing Wake County Schools


Friday, March 22, 2013 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Ferrol Guillory - North Carolina - the Making of a Purple State


Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - Discussion: Affordable Care Act - 7:30 to 9:00 pm - Extraordinary Ventures: 200 South Elliott Road, Chapel Hill - Panel Discussion - The impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on North Carolinians


Tuesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Discussion: Impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on NC - Commissioner Wayne Goodwin: North Carolina Insurance Commissioner since 2008 and the regulator in charge of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act - more information on the home page


Friday, February 22, 2013 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Ellen Blair, M.D. - Human Trafficking - Even in North Carolina


Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 7:30-9:00 p.m. - Discussion: Impact of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act on NC - Dr. John Oberlander: Professor of Social Medicine and Health Policy & Management at UNC - more information on the home page


Friday, January 25, 2013 - 2012 General Election - Event cancelled due to inclement weather
Jennifer Weiss and Ron Aycock will offer their views and prognostications about what may transpire on Jones Street this year during the “long session” of the North Carolina General Assembly. Weiss, a retired legislator, and Aycock, a retired lobbyist, have been active participants in North Carolina’s legislative process over many years.



EVENTS PAST 2012


Tuesday, November 6 - 2012 General Election - Polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Friday, November 16 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Finlator Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Glen Anderson, Sr. Manager, International Resources Group - Global Climate Changes and Adapting to It.


Friday, October 26 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director, NC Budget and Tax Center, North Carolina Justice Center - The Growing Gap between the Haves and Have-nots in NC.


Monday, October 15 - NC State Superintendent Candidate Forum - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh - Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUp Wake County.


Thursday, October 11 - Wake County Commission Candidate Forum - Temple Beth Or, 5315 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh - Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUp Wake County.


Thursday, October 4 - Wake County Commission Candidate Forum - Kirk of Kildaire Church, 200 High Meadow Drive, Cary - Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUp Wake County.


Thursday, September 27 - Wake County Commission Candidate Forum - Martin Street Baptist Church, 1001 East Martin Street, Raleigh - Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUp Wake County.


Friday, September 21 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Kenneth E. Fernandez, Director of Elon University Poll - The Elon Poll: Mission, Mechanics and Issues.


Thursday, September 20 - Wake County Commission Candidate Forum - Garner Performing Arts Center, 742 W. Garner Road, Garner - Cosponsored by the League of Women Voters and WakeUp Wake County.


Monday, August 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. - Women's Equality Day celebration - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall on Wade Avenue - Reception honoring the elected women of Wake County and celebrating the passage the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote for the first time.


Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7 p.m. - Secretary of State Candidate Forum - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave, Raleigh - Candidates: Elaine Marshall (Dem) and Ed Goodwin (Rep).


Tuesday, May 8 - 2012 North Carolina Primary Election - Polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, April 28 - Republican U.S. House seat 13 debate: - one hour debate with Republican candidates Paul Coble, George Holding and Bill Randall will be delay broadcast WNCN/NBC-17 - WNCN/NBC-17 is the partner of the LWVNC in this debate.


Friday, April 27 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Pullen Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Anne Franklin, Capital Area Friends of Transit (CAFT) - Wake County's Transit Plan


Friday, April 18 - Democratic Gubernatorial Debate - 8:00 p.m. - WNCN/NBC-17 - WNCN/NBC-17 is the partner of the LWVNC in this debate.


Friday, March 23 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Melanie Black Dubis, Attorney with Parker Poe - Leandro Decision's Effect on Education


Friday, February 24 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Hargett St. YWCA - Tom Vitaglione - Action for Children - Update on Children Issues in NC


Wednesday, February 8 - Hot Topics - 1:30 p.m. - League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404 - Subject for discussion: Social Media - Open to League members and their guests


Wednesday, February 1 - Education Committee - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404, 27609


Friday, January 27 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Hargett St. YWCA - Gary Bartlett, Exec Director, NC Board of Elections - Challenges for Voters in 2012


Tuesday, January 17 - Leadership Team - 10:00 to noon - League office


Wednesday, January 11 - Hot Topics - 1:30 p.m. - League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404 - Subject for discussion: Immigration - Open to League members and their guests


Wednesday, January 4 - Education Committee - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404, 27609



EVENTS PAST 2011


Sunday, December 11 - Wake League Holiday Party - at Claudia Kadis’ home · 4143 Gardenlake Dr, Raleigh 27612 · Friends and family are welcome


Friday, November 18 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - Hargett St. YWCA - Grady McCallie, NC Conservation Network - Update on NC ‘s Environmental Changes

Wednesday, November 2 - Study Issue: Federal Role in Public Education · Discussion and Consensus (open to all members) · For background material: click here · 1:00 to 3:00 pm · League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404 · See continuation November 9


Tuesday, November 8 - Other Wake County Town Elections for the municipalities of Angier, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon


Tuesday, November 8 - Runoff election between Kevin Hill and Heather Losurdo for the Wake County School Board 3rd District seat


Wednesday, November 9 · Study Issue: Federal Role in Public Education · Continuation of Discussion and Consensus (open to all members) · For background material: click here · 1:00 to 3:00 pm · League office, 3509 Haworth Dr, Suite 404


Friday, October 28 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Charles C. Meeker, Mayor of Raleigh - Accomplishments and Future Challenges


Tuesday, October 18 from 10:00 to Noon - Leadership Team Meeting (open to all members)


Tuesday, October 11 - Wake County School Board Elections - in Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8.


Tuesday, October 11 - City of Raleigh Council and Mayoral Elections


Tuesday, October 11 - Cary Town Council and Mayoral Elections


Monday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. - Cary Mayor and Town Council Candidate Forum - Kirk of Kildare Presbyterian Church, 200 High Meadow Dr., Cary


Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum - District 8 - CC Jones Community Building, 309 Holleman St., Apex


Friday, September 23 - Lunch with the League - 12 noon - University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh - Superintendent of Wake County Public Schools, Anthony Tata - Federal Role in Education


Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum - District 5 - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave., Raleigh


Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum - District 4 - Walnut Creek Wetland Center, 950 Petersons St, Raleigh


Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum - District 3 - Church of the Nativity, 8849 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 -(919) 846-8338


Tuesday, September 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (seating will begin at 6:30) - Raleigh City Council and Mayoral Candidate Forum - Broughton High School, 723 Saint Marys St, Raleigh - Free and open to the public


Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. - School Board Candidate Forum - District 6 - Hudson Memorial Presybertian Church, 4921 Six Forks Rd., Raleigh


Thursday, August 25th from 5-7 p.m. - Women's Equality Day - Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall on Wade Avenue - Reception honoring the elected women of Wake County and celebrating the passage the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote for the first time.


Wednesday, July 20 at 11:45 a.m. - Environment Committee Round Table - K&W Cafeteria, 511 Woodburn Rd, Cameron Village, Raleigh


Monday, July 18 from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. - NC Redistricting Public Hearing - NC Museum of History, First Floor Auditorium, 5 East Edenton St, Raleigh · click for details