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Upcoming meetings and events in La Plata County

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
11:45AM - 1:45PM
Durango Public Library
Program Rms 1&2
Durango, CO
Great Decisions Discussion Series 2017. *Tuesday, May 9th,11:45 am to 1:45pm, at the Durango Public Library, our final Great Decisions discussion will be "Saudi Arabia in transition." The discussion will be led by Katherine Burgess
Thursday, May 11, 2017
5:30 - 7pm
Fort Lewis College
Noble Hall Room 125
The Electoral College: Past, Present and Future. *Thursday, May 11, 5:30 - 7pm, Fort Lewis College, Noble Hall 125:The Electoral College- Past, Present and Future, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of La Plata County.
Professor Michael Dichio - Political Science Dept, FLC and Dave Westfeldt, Government Durango High School
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Universalist Unitarian Church
Bowman Hall
2017 LWVLPC AnnuaL Meeting. *NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING, Tuesday, May 16: The League of Women Voters of La Plata County (LWVLPC) will hold its annual meeting of members for the purpose of conducting required business of the group on May 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Bowman Hall. All members are invited to attend.
A budget for the coming year will be submitted to the members for adoption at the annual meeting, in accordance with Article VI + Financial Administration of the By Laws of the LWVLPC. The budget proposed by the Budget Committee is attached.
The Executive Team submits the following slate of nominees for the Executive Team for the coming year, in accordance with By Laws Article VIII + Jean Aaro, Nominations and Elections; Kathleen Adams, Membership; Nadine Ancel, Treasurer; Sally Bellerue, Member; Leigh Meigs, Member; Trish Pegram, Member. Nominations from the floor will be welcomed.
The Bylaws require consideration at the annual meeting of all local Programs. The current Executive Team has proposed no changes to the current local Program and requests the re-adoption of our existing local positions with the following titles:
  • Desert Rock Energy Project
  • Library Bond Issue
  • Health Service District
  • Vote Center Concept and Its Applicability to La Plata County Affordable Housing
  • Educational Policy: La Plata County School Districts' Program and Building Needs La Plata County School Districts' Accountability
  • Durango City Government Comprehensive Planning

    The full text of these positions may be found on our website at

    No new local study is proposed for 2017-18. No bylaw changes are proposed.

    The business meeting will begin at 4:00 pm. Our speaker for the afternoon, County Commissioner Julie Westendorff, will begin at 5:00. There will be drinks and appetizers provided.

    I hope you will be at the meeting, both to help carry out the official League business affairs and to hear our speaker. Trish Pegram

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Fort Lewis College
Community Concert Hall
Durango, CO
*Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 7pm, FLC Community Concert Hall, NICHOLAS KRISTOF, Presented by The COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SERVING SOUTHWEST COLORADO

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Nicholas Kristof is an American journalist, author, progressive op-ed columnist, and a winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. He is a regular CNN contributor, and has written an op-ed column for The New York Times since November 2001. His column appears weekly in the Durango Herald.

Kristof always keeps audiences on the edge of their seats in enthralling presentations that catapult many into actions themselves. As a master story teller with an unmatched reputation and peerless perspective on the events that shape our world, listeners find themselves glued to their seat and captivated by moving, first-hand global stories.

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This message is sanctioned by the League of Women Voters Leadership Core - Kathleen Adams

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