Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. This calendar includes our own meetings as well as community events which may be of particular interest to our membership.

2017-2018 Schedule

We follow the academic calendar and have at least one activity per month from August to May. We do not meet in December.

For the 2017-2018 calendar, membership meetings will generally be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, however, due to availability of speakers or facilities, there may be some variance in that schedule.

Check back often for updates as we further confirm speakers and activities.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
6:00 PM Social; 6:30 Program Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting, Public Invited: Homelessness: A Discussion with the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol. In January 2017, a "point in time" survey of the homeless in Murfreesboro totaled 261 households and 316 persons, 73 of whom were considered chronically homeless. Statewide, over 9,000 individuals are homeless, and according to one source*, Tennessee ranks in the bottom 10 states in an assessment reflecting child homelessness. How are government and private initiatives working to help this growing problem?

Join the League of Women Voters in learning about local homelessness with Amber Hampton, a board member of the Murfreesboro Cold Patrol. Amber will be speaking about homelessness in general as well as sharing the particular things that the Cold Patrol does throughout the year to build relationships with and assist our community's chronically homeless.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of new men's or women's socks or underwear - all sizes needed.

The public is invited. PLEASE NOTE: Social time begins at 6:00 with refreshments; our program starts at 6:30.

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Parking at the Heritage Center is free; after business hours you can also park across the street in the Pinnacle parking lot. Please note that several downtown streets are closed or congested due to area construction - so give yourself an extra few minutes.

Women and men are welcome in the League and our activities. Please join us, and invite people you think may be interested in taking a more active role in our local government.

Statistics sources:

http://www.murfreesborotn.gov/DocumentCenter/View/6845

https://www.tn.gov/behavioral-health/topic/the-tennessee-state-plan-to-end-homelessness

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
6:00 PM Refreshments; 6:30 Meeting Start
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
General Membership Meeting, Public Invited: Focus on Tennessee Healthcare. Our speaker will be from the Sycamore Institute. Founded in 2015, this organization is an independent, statewide, nonpartisan public policy research center for Tennessee.

More details forthcoming.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:15 PM
Heritage Center
225 W College St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
LWV Board Meeting. Agenda will be sent to board members by email.