The League of Women Voters of Texas announced that they will hold their 2018 State Convention in Kerrville at Inn of the Hills April 27-29.
“Kerrville, one of the most beautiful examples of nature's offerings in the Texas Hill Country, is a place which locals are thrilled to share. LWV Hill Country is delighted to welcome delegates to Kerrville as the site for the state convention,” said Janice Zitelman, President of League of Women Voters of the Hill Country.
More than 200 delegates from across the state will travel to Kerrville for the convention to hear biennial reports, vote on a budget, and decide on programs for the future. The League of Women Voters of Texas consists of 28 Leagues and a membership of over 2,000 women and men.
The LWVTX chose "Flowing to our Centennial 1919~2019," as the theme for this year’s convention. The theme reflects the impending 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters of Texas as it approaches 100 years of voter advocacy and education. Chris Carson, the national president of the League of Women Voters of the United States, will attend the convention and address the delegates on Saturday.
The convention schedule for Friday includes workshops on topics pertinent to leadership and the operation of local Leagues.
The League of Women Voters Hill Country will host a Friday evening event at the Hill Country Arts Foundation with catering by Bill's BBQ.
“The local convention committee thought both Inn of the Hills and the Hill Country Arts Foundation were perfect choices,” said Meg Scott-Johnson, member of LWVHC, secretary of the state board of LWVTX, and Co-Chair of the State Convention Committee. “Both sites really capture the friendliness and culture of the Hill Country.”
The Saturday lunch at the Inn of the Hills features Ashley Lopez, who will speak on "Demystifying Elections for Infrequent Voters." The Saturday evening event at the Inn is the “Defending Democracy in Texas” dinner with Randall Buck Wood as the speaker and honored guest.
A group of women who had worked for the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States organized the League of Women Voters in San Antonio on Oct. 19, 1919. Today, League membership is open to men and women beginning at age sixteen.
For more information on joining the local League of Women Voters, visit their website at www.lwvhillcountrytexas.org. For information on participating in the 2018 State Convention of the League of Women Voters of Texas, visit www.lwvtexas.org.