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2015 LEAGUE STATE CONVENTION

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2015 LEAGUE STATE CONVENTION

Convention

Convention is the biennial State Meeting of the League of Women Voters Of Iowa which is held on alternate years to the State Council

Time and Place

The 2015 State Convention will be held Friday-Saturday, June 5-6, 2015 at Des Moines University, 3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines. Members can stay at the Holiday Inn-Downtown, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314. (515)283-0151 coat $104.

All attendees are invited to a Social Gathering Friday evening at the Holiday Inn 7:00-9:00. Snacks and wine. LWVUS President, Elisabeth MacNamara is our keynote speaker and we hope she can join us for the social

Hosts

League of Women Voters of Metro Des Moines

Purpose

The convention shall consider and authorize for action a program; shall elect the president, vice-president, secretary, three directors (two years terms), and three members of the nominating committee, one a chair; shall adopt a budget for the ensuing year, shall transact such other business as may be presented.

Delegates

The convention shall consist of the Board of Directors of the LWVIA and delegates chosen by members through the Local Leagues. Each Local League shall be entitled to one delegate. The League having more then 15 voting members shall be entitled to one additional delegate for each additional 10 voting members or greater percentage thereof. The record of the LWVIA treasurer of paid voting members as of January 31, 2015 shall determine the official membership count for this purpose. An Iowa Member at Large unit is entitled to one voting delegate.

Observers

Any member of a Local League in Iowa may attend as an observer. Observers may not vote but may, upon recognition of the Chair, have the privilege of the floor. League members are encouraged to exercise this privilege and Local Leagues are encouraged to bring many observers to Convention

Basic Costs

Rooms at Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines, 1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, $104. (with tax $117.55). Call (515)28-0151 for reservations. Ask for the League of Women Voters Block to get the block rate.

Meal - Continental Breakfast and Lunch at DMU included in registration cost for Delegates and Observers (both League and Non-League) and those attendees under 40.

Delegate cost is $50.00 League Member Observers is $50.00 Non-League member Observers is $50.00 League Attendees under 40 is $40.00

All registered attendees will receive a workbook.

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