Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We host meetings and events for the public and League members. Everyone is welcome!

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, October 13, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Building 3, Room 119
Prescott
Independent Voters in Arizona. "Who is Arizona's Independent Voter?" They are the largest "party" in Arizona. If Arizona's independent voters become frequent voters, they could be a more moderate voice on Arizona's political landscape. (MorrisonInstitute.asu.edu)

David Daugherty, Ph.D. is Senior Research Fellow - Expertise: Public Opinion Polling oversees polling and helps manage ongoing and single-project research studies and projects conducted by Morrison Institute.

Dr. Daugherty will present a clear picture of the voters' makeup and mindset and the possible impact of this group on the political structure of Arizona.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Building 3, Room 119
Prescott
Caregiving Seminar. Scheduled for the Munch and Learn Session at 12:30 on Thurs., Sept. 13, in Bldg. 3, Room 119 at Yavapai College sponsored by the League of Women Voters and OLLI . The presenters will be from AARP- Shawn Trobia, Associate State Director, Community Outreach, and Ritch Steven, Lead Advocacy Volunteer, both from AARP.

Caring for a family member or close friend is one of the most important endeavors you will ever undertake. To better prepare for this role, learn what you need to know about the process and the resources available to both caregivers and their recipients. Additionally, you should be aware of the advocacy efforts of AARP that are underway at the State Legislature to support caregivers and their loved ones.

Saturday, August 18, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Building 3, Room 119
Prescott, AZ
Why We Need Ratification of the ERA Amendment NOW. We plan to present a short video, "Legalize Equality", pointing out the consequences of the unequal treatment of women under the law together with a speaker., Dr. Frances Julia Reimer, Assoc. Faculty in Women's and Gender Studies, NAU, Flagstaff.

Free and Open to the public.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Building 3 (cafeteria), Room 119
Prescott, AZ 86301
Legislative Report Card Panel. If you care about the Environment, Education, Redistricting, Voters' Rights, Fees and taxes for road maintenance, join us for a special panel of speakers from organizations that track bills in our Legislature on these important issues. How are our legislators doing in the current 54th session? All legislators are up for election in Nov. 2018; know their records on issues that you care about so that it will be helpful for you in casting your ballot. The program is free, open to the public and is a partnership with OLLI. For information contact ellielaumark@gmail.com
Friday, March 23, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott
Building 3, Room 119
Healthcare in the United Kingdom. Another Munch and Learn in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning.

The British National Health Service has been around since the end of world war II. A Single payer health care systems may become part of the 2020 presidential election discussion. We've heard about long waits for elective surgury and other complaints from UK residents but the citizens don't want to abandon their single payer system. Come find out why? Bring your discussion questions.

Valerie Burns, a member of The Central Yavapai County League of Women Voters, is a retired information technology professional who now teaches Art in one of Prescott's K-12 schools. Valerie and her husband have lived in the UK as well as other countries outside the US.

The public is welcome, bring a friend!

Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott
Building 3, Room 119
YRMC - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. In 2018, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) celebrates a 75-year partnership with the people of Yavapai County.

This Munch and Learn is offered in collaboration with Osher Lifelong Learning. As YRMC is celebrating its 75th Anniversary, we are pleased to have a program to highlight their yesterday, today and plans for tomorrow.

Saturday, February 3, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Yavapai College
1100 E. Sheldon Street
Building 3, Room 119
Prescott, AZ 86301
How Gerrymandering Rigs Elections. We have invited Colleen Mathis, Chair of the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission as our guest speaker.

Ms. Mathis is a registered Independent and her serve as chair of the commission until the next chair is selected in 2021. Colleen earned her Master's Degree in Environmental Management from Yale University and Bachelor's in Economics from the University of Illinois. She is an affiliated associate at the Institute of Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University and principal at Willet Creek Consulting, specializing in non-profit management, communications and business development.

We are excited to be partnering with Yavapai College and OLLI for this program and fabulous speaker! The public is encouraged to attend and open to all.

Saturday, January 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301
'18-'19 League Program Planning. League members meet to discuss the priorities for the '18-'19 general meetings and activities. We review our National and Local positions to determine updates, revisions or re-study to further our stance and take action. This is an important meeting for members to have input into the effectiveness of League work.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Prescott Golf & Country Club
1030 N. Prescott Country Club Blvd
Dewey, AZ
Annual Holiday Party. Holiday Invite Members and their guests are invited to our annual holiday event. We have lined up a lovely lunch with the new owners/chef of the Prescott Golf & Country Club.

The menu choices are:

Lasagna with Meat
Vegetarian Lasagna
Chicken Caesar Salad
$20.00
(includes lemonade, coffee, tea and dessert)

Please RSVP to Cory Shaw by November 22nd @ cmshaw0430@aol.com

We will be collecting unwrapped toys for the CASA for Kids Program. It was suggested for teens in Foster Care that they may like a gift card instead of a toy.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:50 a.m. - Noon
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott
The State of Health in Yavapai County. We have a great speaker this month to talk to us about the "State of Health in Yavapai County". Adrienne and her team have been working in Yavapai County for the past 10 months, collecting health data, input from residents via survey or in person, and elected officials + and have published the 2017 Community Health Assessment. The public is welcome to attend!

Adrienne Z. Udarbe, MS, RDN + Executive Director, Pinnacle Prevention + Adrienne Udarbe is founding Director of Pinnacle Prevention where she leads innovative efforts in food systems, active living, and health policy and research. With more than a decade of experience in public sector settings, Adrienne is a passionate advocate inspired by good causes, good people, and good food. Prior to her work with Pinnacle Prevention, Adrienne served in public health at both the state and local levels facilitating community driven health improvement planning and transformation initiatives.

Single payer health systems are pushing the health-care debate decidedly leftward. What is the health in the UK really like? We've heard rumors of long waits for elective surgery. How much does universal health care cost compared to what we spend in the USA?

Valerie Burns, League of Women Voters, Prescott, has lived in the UK fairly recently and will give us some facts about the British Health Care. Their system started after world war II, it's still around. Why? Bring your questions.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 a.m. - Noon
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive
Prescott, AZ
Suicide & Mental Illness - What Can a Community Do?.
Our Guest Speakers:

Laura Norman is the Chief Development and Communication Officer for West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. Laura works out of the CEO's office and has responsibilities that include: educational presentations, fund-raising, special event planning, media relations, internal and external publications, special projects for the CEO, as well as client relations, housing, transportation and prevention. She has been on staff since 1996.

John M. Schuderer, MA, LPC, LISAC - As a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor, John has spent the last 20 years helping others with challenges in these often overlapping areas. John has been a volunteer with MATFORCE for the last 11 years and is currently the Chairperson of the Yavapai Suicide Prevention Coalition bringing suicide awareness and prevention to Yavapai County.

Jerald Monahan is the Chief of Police for Yavapai College. Chief Monahan has been actively involved in addressing issues of violence against women with each agency he has served. He was appointed to the Governor's Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women in 2003. In January of 2011, Chief Monahan was named as the Chairperson, serving in that role until December of 2013. In April of 2015 he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the End Violence Against Women International organization and is the current board Vice President.

Barbara Litrell is a former Sedona City Councilwoman and currently serves as President of two leading organizations, the League of Women Voters Greater Verde Valley and the Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley. She began her career as a French teacher in New York followed by a 28-year career in sales and management with The New York Times and national magazines including Working Woman, Working Mother and McCall's. After moving to Arizona in 2002, she gained community experience as a real estate agent, President of Keep Sedona Beautiful, Executive Director of Verde Valley Caregivers Coalition, and President of University Women of Sedona.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Las Fuentes Resort Village
1035 Scott Drive, Prescott, AZ
Your Vote in Yavapai County. The board decided upon this hot topic due to the voter fraud commission created by the President and the many questions regarding our right to vote. We are accepting questions at lwvcyc@gmail.com through August 28th, which the County Recorders/Elections Team will address at the meeting. Leslie Hoffman, Recorder, Karen McCracken, Chief Deputy Recorder, Lynn Constabile, Elections Director and Laurin Curtis, Registrar of Voters will be presenting. Check out this month's "The Voter", our newsletter for more information! The public is welcome!