The League of Women Voters Providence serves the city of Providence and the surrounding area. It is one of the oldest Leagues in the country. It was chartered in 1919, very shortly after the League of Women Voters was created as a division of the National American Women Suffrage Association at the NAWSA convention in St. Louis, MO March 1919.
The Providence League leadership works as a loosely organized group rather than as a formal board, and call themselves "Conveners." The Conveners meet on the first Wednesday of odd numbered months at 9:30 a.m. If you are interested in helping shape the activities of the Providence League please contact Liz Head emhead603 [at] hotmail.com
Current Conveners: Liz Head, Hollie Courage, Judy Dorian, Barbara Feldman, Martha Frutchey, Joan Retsinas, Maureen Romans,Mary Speare, Marian Styles-McClintock
For more information on the chapter, including bylaws, meeting minutes, and program details, see our shared documents.
Besides holding our own Conversation series and the Lippitt House Discussions, the Providence League is actively pursuing improved funding for Public Libraries and monitoring School Building Repairs. In addition, we are attempting to start an Education Observer Corps. The Providence School Board meets the second Wednesday of the month. If interested, contact Liz Head emhead603 [at] hotmail.com.
For the latest issue of our newsletter, The Providence Leaguer, go here. This edition offers updates on the upcoming meetings, a recap of the Centennial Gala, and a report on the Providence School Board.
100th Anniversary Commemorative Activities
See photos of our gala RI Ratifications Celebration and more RI Suffrage History!
Watch this space! To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this chapter, we will be creating a book of interviews, planning various events and celebrations, and selling items to celebrate the occasion.
RI Suffragists featured at the Centennial Celebration