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Sumner County

League of Women Voters of Hendersonville

2013-14 LWV Hendersonville Events

Please plan on attending our monthly community program presentations beginning in September, 2013, held on the second Monday of most months starting at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise stated. Programs will feature topics relating to

Focus In: Education, Healthcare, and Our Hendersonville Community.

Program Schedule 2013-14:

Coming in April - April 10, 2014~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Senior Center
County Commission Candidate Forum

Join us in April to learn about the candidates running for the Hendersonville County Commission seats.


Coming in March - Monday, March 10, 2014~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Town Hall Style - Meet the Candidates

Come learn about the candidates running for Sheriff, Chancery Court Judge (Chancellor), and Juvenile Court Judge.  


Monday, February 10, 2014~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Education - State of Sumner County Schools ~ A Panel Discussion to enlighten us on the current and upcoming issues that affect our children.

Panelists: Dr. Jennifer Brown, Chris Brown, Don Long, and Beth Cox



Monday, January 13, 2014~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Judicial Selection: The Upcoming Referendum to Amend the Tennessee Constitution ~ A Panel Discussion with Local Lawyers and League Members

Panelists: Kee Bryant-McCormick, Nancy Corley, Joe McCaleb and Jane Wheatcraft

 

Monday, November 11, 2013 ~ 6:30p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Health Care Reform: What You Need to Know

Guest Speakers: Sita Diehl, Director of State Advocacy, NAMI, and Aaron Lucas, COO, Cowan Benefits

 

Monday, September 9, 2013 ~ 6:00p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Fall Kick-off Reception

Guest Speaker: Hendersonville Mayor Scott Foster with State of the City Address


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Previous Programs 2012-13:

Monday, March 11, 2013 ~ 6:30p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Elections in Sumner County: Reflections on the 2012 Election Process~Looking Forward

Guest Speaker: Lori Atchley, Sumner County Election Administrator

 

Monday, February 11, 2013 ~ 6:30p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Water Quality in Hendersonville and Old Hickory Lake

Guest Speaker: Tom Atchley, General Manager, Hendersonville Utility District

 

Monday, November 12, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Merrol Hyde Magnet School
Our Local Environment (with an emphasis on Old Hickory Lake)

Guest Speakers: Lt. Col. James DeLapp, Army Corps of Engineers, and Tom Atchley, Hendersonville Utility District.

 

Monday, October 8, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Hendersonville Mayoral Candidates Forum

Hear from all four candidates for Hendersonville Mayor as they respond to League and audience questions.


Monday, September 10, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Annual Fall Kick-off Event            

Guest Speaker: Carole Bucy, Ph.D., topic: Women in Tennessee Politics


Programs presented in 2011-12:

Monday, September 12, 2011 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Public Library
Annual Fall Kick-off Event            

Guest Speaker: Gene Policinski, Vice President, First Amendment Center speaking on the status of our First Amendment rights.


Monday, October 10, 2011 ~  7:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Medical Center, Community Room
A Community Discussion--The Role of the U.S. Government in Education

Panel: Judy Wheeler, Sumner County Schools, Ret.; Mary Meador, Director of Education, Tenn. Dept of Children's Services: Debby Gould, Education Policy Consultant, Nashville, Tenn.
 


Monday, November 14, 2011 ~ 7:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Medical Center, Community Room
Membership Consensus Project

Determination of the league's position on the Role of the U.S. Government in Education.


Monday, February 13, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Library
Membership Consensus Project

Determining the state league's position on Open vs. Closed Primaries.


Monday, March 12, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Library
An Overview of the Current Legislative Session, the Second Session of the 107th Tennessee General Assembly.

Speaker: Stewart Clifton Government Relations


Monday, April 9, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Library
Education in Sumner County: Funding for Today and Tomorrow

Speakers: Sumner County Director of Schools, Dr. Del Phillips; Sumner County School Board Chair, Don Long; Sumner County Commissioner, Paige Brown Strong; Sumner County School Board member, Vanessa Silkwood; Sumner County Commissioner, Paul Decker


Monday, May 14, 2012 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting and Dinner


Programs presented in 2010-11:

Monday, September 13, 2010 * 7:00 p.m

Hazel Path Mansion
Annual Membership Reception and Event

Guest Speaker: Frank Gibson, Executive Director, Tenneessee Coalition for Open Government

Monday, October 11, 2010 * 7:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Medical Center, Community Room
Membership Focus Group Discussion        

Program plans around environment, education, the aging and our community and taxes and fiscal issues.


Monday, November 8, 2010 * 7:15 p.m.

Merrol Hyde Magnet School, Hendersonville                                                                                        How to Change the Constitution        

What steps must be taken to amend the U.S. and Tennessee Constitutions and why is it important for citizens to understand this process? Guest speakers Charles Bone and Nancy Corley.


Monday, January 10, 2011 * 7:00 p.m.

Sumner County Administration Bldg.
365 N. Belvedere, Gallatin 37077
Sumner County Commission~Finance Committee

The league planned to attend the finance committee meeting as observers to learn more about budget and finance decisions made by our elected county leaders.(This meeting was cancelled due to weather.)


Monday, February 14,, 2011 * 7:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Medical Center
Community Room
Update on Education in Sumner County

The league's Education Committee played host to three speakers who shared their unique perspectives on the state of education in Sumner County and entertained questions from the audience. Speakers included Beth Cox, Sumner County School Board; Norma Dam, Assistant Director for Pupil Services; and Mary Pappas, President of the Sumner County Teachers Association.


Monday, March 14, 2011 * 7:00 p.m.

Hendersonville Medical Center
Community Room
Use and Feasability of Solar Energy in Homes and Businesses

The league's Environment Committee presented a panel of speakers discussing solar energy use. Panelists included a representative from the Nashville Electric Service (NES) and LightWave Solar Electric.


Monday, April 11, 2011 * 7:00 p.m.

Park Place Senior Living Community
2nd Floor Activity Room
Your Home and Hendersonville's Housing Options: Are They Ready for YOU as Your Needs Change?

The LWVH Aging and Community Resources Study Group brought together a panel that offered insight into what it means to retrofit your home and payment options; what the differences are between homes that meet visitability, easy living or universal design standards; and the various levels of senior "communities" available in the Hendersonville area. Panelists included Judy Williams, Met Life Insurance Reverse Mortgage Specialist; Ruth Fennel, CSA; and Robert Goodall, President of Goodall Homes and Communities. A facilitated audience discussion followed the presentations.






















Monthly Civic Calendar

Gallatin City Council
1st & 3rd Tuesday
6:00 pm
Council Chambers, Gallatin City Hall
132 West Main Street, Gallatin
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Hendersonville Board of Mayor and Aldermen
2nd & 4th Tuesday
7:30 pm
Main Meeting Room, City Hall
101 North Maple Drive, Hendersonville
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Hendersonville Regional Planning Commission
1st & 3rd Tuesday
6:30 pm
Main Meeting Room, City Hall
101 North Maple Drive, Hendersonville
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Sumner County Board of Education
3rd Tuesday
6:00 pm
Board Meeting Room of Education Central Office
695 East Main Street, Gallatin
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Sumner County Commission
3rd Monday
7:00 pm
Sumner County Administration Building
355 North Belvedere Drive, Gallatin
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