Friday, May 30, 2014

The Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards Reception

You are cordially invited to
The Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards Reception 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014, @ 4:30pm
Governor's Reception Room
Rhode Island State House
Providence, RI
Keynote Speaker: Deborah A. Gist, RI Commissioner of Education
The LWV of South Kingstown/Narragansett is proud to announce this year's recipients of The 7th Annual Susan B. Wilson Civic Education Merit Awards. The 2013 - 2014 merit awards recipients are: Kimberly Rawson, social studies teacher at North Smithfield High School, North Smithfield, RI, who will receive the Grand Prize of $1,000; James Gemma, 5th-grade teacher at Edward Rhodes Elementary School, Cranston, RI, who will receive the Jury Prize of $500; and Deborah Marcello & Gregory Quirk, teachers at Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, RI, who will receive the Honorable Mention Prize of $250.
With funding from the LWVRI Education Fund, The LWV of South Kingstown/Narragansett bestows this annual award in Rhode Island to encourage teaching of civic education, pre-Kindergarten to Grade-12, and honor teachers who have exhibited exceptional work in this area through remarkable ability and innovation.
You are encouraged to extend this invitation to others. Please RSVP via email to and let the league know if you will attend the ceremony.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

LWV West Bay - Dinner/Roast in honor of John Hazen White, Jr.

Dinner/Roast in honor of John Hazen White, Jr.
Friday, June 27, Ballroom, Providence Biltmore, 7 pm
The League of Women Voters of West Bay honors John Hazen White, Jr.  as its “man of the year.”
For more information, contact Helen Taylor,   

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 LWVUS Convention

2014 LWVUS Convention As many of you know, Convention 2014 will be held  in Dallas, Texas from June 6-10, with the theme of "Power: Our Voices, Our Votes". This is your official notice that materials traditionally found in the Convention Workbook (information on the budget, bylaws, program and nominated leadership) for the LWVUS 2014 Convention are ready and available on the LWVUS Web site.  Hard copies will be available at Convention for all attendees.

Convention is the opportunity for us to come together as one organization to plan for the next two years and even beyond. There are so many important issues facing our nation and our communities that finding the most productive focus is always a challenge. The LWVUS Board contributes to that planning process by making recommendations, based on member input, with regard to program, bylaw amendments and by proposing a budget for the biennium.

Other material for Convention sent by State and Local Leagues:

Bylaw Proposal - Concurrence Process

Campaign Finance - Caucus
Climate Change
Equality of Opportunity
Human Trafficking
Inequality-Living Wage
LWV 20/20: evaluating the LWV for the future
Partisan Primaries - Proposal
Prison Gerrymandering caucus
Reducing Carbon Emissions - Caucus
Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Felons

Saturday, May 17, 2014

LWV of Providence - Annual Meeting/Backyard Barbecue

Thursday, June 19
5:30 pm
603 Angell Street
RSVP: 401-351-2269,

Agenda: Election of Conveners, Prologue, Epilogue, Voter Service, Programs
For specific details, see,

Come enjoy each other’s company over dinner (potluck desserts are welcome – we’ll supply the rest) as we plan for 2014-15

Report to State Council
LWVRI Providence documents

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Save the Date: June 11, REZONING PROVIDENCE public meeting‏


LWV – Providence Report to State Council

LWV – Providence Report to Council


The Providence League names Conveners rather than officers. Current conveners are Liz Head, Hollie Courage, Barbara Feldman and Joan Retsinas. Maureen Romans, Sandy Riojas and Judy Dorian have been attending the Conveners' meetings and will continue to do so during the coming year. If others in the Providence League are interested in participating  officially in the Conveners' meetings as a named conveners, please contact Liz Head or Joan Retsinas

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

RhodeMap Virtual Open House

RhodeMap RI is a coordinated and forward-looking effort by the state to make Rhode Island a better place to live and work by mobilizing state and community assets in a whole new way.

Join the discussion by taking a survey!

This is the culmination of an extensive outreach and research effort. Since August 2013, hundreds of Rhode Island citizens have participated and shared their ideas through 23 regional workshops, over 30 focus groups and meetings, as well as online. Now, we need your feedback on ideas for growing Rhode Island’s economy and providing for healthy homes and great communities.