League Events around the Hill Country

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019  - Women's Suffrage Movement Luncheon - Llano
  • Monday, August 26 - Women's Equality Day Dinner - Schreiner University River Room
  • Thursday, September 19 - LWV Hill Country TexasGeneral Membership Meeting
  • Tuesday, September 24 - National Voter Registration Day
  • Saturday, October 19 - 100 Year Anniversary Luncheon - San Antonio
  • Thursday, November 21 - LWV Hill Country Texas General Membership Meeting
  • Thursday, January 16 - LWV Hill Country Texas General Membership Meeting
  • Thursday, March 19 - LWV Hill Country Texas General Membership Meeting
  • April 17-19, 2020 - LWVTX Convention in Austin

Kerr County Volunteer Deputy Registrar Training: 

  • Wednesday, August 21, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 16, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.


Women's Suffrage Movement Luncheon in Llano, August 24

Our own Bunny Bond speaks on the Women's Suffrage Movement

Women's Suffrage

The Llano County Historical Society is hosting The Women’s Suffrage Movement Luncheon  on Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 11am – 1pm in the Community Room at the Llano School Administration Building, 1400 Oatman Street in Llano.  Guests will be treated to a "period menu" and "period live music."
League member Bunny Bond will be the guest speaker during the luncheon. Guest suffragettes from Llano will also be in attendance.
Tickets are available for purchase for $15 at the Llano County Historical Museum, 325-247-3026, and at the Llano Visitor Center, 325-247-5354. 
Plans for carpooling to Llano will be made as the event draws nearer. If you're interested in attending, please contact Bunny Bond either by email addressed to or by phone at 830-895-1880 .


Women's Equality Day, August 26

Come enjoy our dinner celebration!

Women's Equality Day button

I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves. 

— Mary Shelley 


In honor of Women's Equality Day, LWV-Hill Country will host a dinner on Monday, August 26th, at 6:00 p.m. Buffet service, which will begin at 6:30, at the River Room at Schreiner University, includes grilled chicken, a "stack" of grilled veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, and bell pepper), ancient grains pilaf, garden salad, rolls, and for dessert a choice of either winter pumpkin dulce de leche parfait or Belgian chocolate parfait, both gluten free. Tea, water, and wine will be available and are included with the dinner.
Non-refundable tickets for the dinner are $25.00 per person. The deadline for reservations is Friday, August 16th. Please send your check made payable to LWV-Hill Country to:
Mary Ellen Summerlin
LWV-Hill Country
P.O. Box 290303
Kerrville, TX 78029
Please include the notation "WED" on the memo line on your check.

For additional information, please contact Bunny Bond either by email addressed to or b y phone at 830-895-1880 .

Jo Ivester
The guest speaker for the evening is author and speaker Jo Ivester.

In 1967 when Jo was 10 years old, her father, a pediatrician, moved their family from Newton, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston, to an all-black town in the Mississippi Delta, where they were one of only two white families and the only Jewish one. There, her father started a medical clinic, her mother taught at the local high school, and Jo was the only white student at her junior high. Living in a trailer in the poorest county in the nation during the turbulent 1960s, they were drawn into the heart of the civil rights movement.

Because of this experience, Jo is committed to advocating for equal rights for all. Her award-winning memoir about her family’s time in Mississippi,  The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir  (She Writes Press, April 2015), has led to numerous speaking engagements about racial relations. In the last few years, Jo has broadened her focus to raise awareness about the transgender community. Inspired by her transgender son, she is now working on her second book,  Once a Girl, Always a Boy .
Before becoming a writer, Jo received a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from MIT and an MBA from Stanford University. She worked for many years in transportation and operations management before teaching as an adjunct professor in the business school of St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Now living in Fort Worth, Texas, she has been married to Jon Ivester for 37 years, has four children, two grandchildren, and another grandchild on the way.

(Editor's note: To read more about Jo, as well as additional details about her inspiration for writing the book  The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir, please visit her website at and scroll down to “A Letter from Jo.”)