LWVWI 2019 Annual Meeting

LWVWI 2019 Annual Meeting

annual mtg


Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Road 23
Green Lake Wisconsin 54941
Wisconsin US
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 8:30am


Saturday, June 8, 2019
Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 State Road 23 - Green Lake
Hosted by LWV Ripon Area

Commemorating our Legacy, Expanding our Impact

Members and friends of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin are invited to attend the LWVWI’s 2019 Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 8th, at the scenic Green Lake Conference Center, in south central Wisconsin. The one-day event will be filled with intra-League discussion on membership expansion efforts and best strategies for candidate forums, statutory plenary sessions, Meg McLane and Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) award presentations, and a contextual lecture on Wisconsin Suffrage history - kicking off the League’s Centennial celebrations leading into 2020.   


Saturday, June 8  - MoreHouse Hall in Bauer Lodge

8:30 - Continental Breakfast, Registration
9:00 - Welcome, Introductions, Announcements
9:15 - Parade of Leagues
10:15 - Plenary Session, Part I
11:15 - Break
11:30 - 6th Annual Zabelle Malkasian Guest Lecture - Dr. Genevieve McBride, Professor Emerita of History at UW-Milwaukee
12:30 - Lunch and Networking - Buffet in Kraft Centre Dining Room
1:45 - Award Presentations: 2019 Meg McLane Award for Advocacy and 2019 Membership & Leadership Development (MLD) Awards
2:00 - LWVWI Staff Presentation: Candidate Forums and Voter Guides - Exploring Effective Tactics and Procedures
2:45 - LWVWI Staff Presentation: League Membership Expansion Efforts
3:30 - Break
3:45 - Plenary Session, Part II
5:00 - Adjourn

We are grateful to have LWV Ripon Area as host for this year’s meeting. The small town of Ripon, just 10 miles down the road from the Conference Center, is rich in political history. It’s home to the birthplace of the Republican Party (1854) and the birthplace of Carrie Chapman Catt (b. January 9, 1859). Chapman Catt was a leading voice in the final campaign for women’s suffrage and key founder of the League. Plan to stop by her historical marker during your stay! Members of the LWV Ripon Area, will help you find your way.

We are very excited about gathering together amid so much relevant and influential local history to conduct the League’s business, be inspired, and launch the Centennial celebrations of the League and the passing of the 19th Amendment. Please plan to join us on June 8th!

Zabelle Malkasian Speaker Information

Malkasian Speaker - Dr. McBride


We’re very excited to announce that Dr. Genevieve McBride, Professor Emerita of History at UW-Milwaukee, will be the 6th Annual Zabelle Malkasian speaker at the LWVWI 2019 Annual Meeting. Dr. McBride is the acclaimed author of On Wisconsin Women: Working for Their Rights from Settlement to Suffrage (University of Wisconsin Press, 1993). The book traces Wisconsin women’s work in reform movements, state politics, and the press and recounts the role of Wisconsin women in the fight for national enfranchisement. We’re honored to have Dr. McBride speak on the topic of Wisconsin’s suffrage history as we launch a season of centennial celebrations.  

Dr. McBride graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1971 and earned a master's degree at Marquette and a Ph.D. from UW-Madison. She has served on the Historical Society’s Board of Curators and as the sole Wisconsin member on the founding advisory board of the National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. Presently, she serves as an expert resource - again, the only one from Wisconsin - for the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

Zabelle Malkasian was a member of LWV Milwaukee County who was active in the League at the local and state levels. Her son, Bill Malkasian, made a generous gift to LWVWI in 2013 to create a lecture series in her honor to extend his mother’s legacy as an advocate.


The Green Lake Conference Center, site of LWVWI 2019 Annual Meeting on JUNE 8, is now taking lodging reservations for our group. Individual overnight reservations can be made by calling Guest Services at 920-294-3323. Be sure to identify your affiliation with LWVWI Annual Meeting when making your reservation. Room pricing is $129/night unless you want to take additional meals at the Conference Center while you are there. Please note: Registration for Annual Meeting includes light breakfast fare on Saturday morning and a Saturday lunch buffet.


Registration for the LWVWI Annual Meeting on June 8 is open and available to the public as well as League members. 

Register Here


What is the Registration Fee and Registration Deadline?

Tickets for Annual Meeting are $50 for full attendees and $20 for students. The registration deadline for this event is Thursday,May 23, 2019.

What's included in the registration fee?

The registration fee provides access to the full day's events and includes light breakfast fare with regular and decaf coffee and hot tea, and an all-you-can-eat buffet lunch that meets all dietary needs.

Do I need to be a member of LWVWI to attend this Conference?

Anyone can attend on Saturday. We welcome members and nonmembers, men and women. No, you don't need to be a member of LWVWI, but we encourage you to join your local League or become a member at large. You can find out more information at Annual Meeting.

Where do I park and enter the building for the event?

The Annual Meeting will be held in Morehouse Hall in the Bauer Lodge building on the grounds of Green Lake Conference Center - see grounds map. Onsite parking is available.

If you have any questions, please contact our office - email: lwvwisconsin@lwvwi.org or phone: 608-256-0827

Watch for updates about the Annual Meeting on the website, in the state League’s e-news updates, or from your local League. Sign up for the LWVWI State office updates and E-Action Alerts.