Member Events

Bob Kerstein, Kathy Douglas, Connie Hubbard, Robin Jones, Darden Rice enjoy Holiday Party.

Bob Kerstein, Kathy Douglas, Connie Hubbard, Robin Jones, Darden Rice enjoy Holiday Party.

Join us at our LWVSPA member events!

Member events are a great way to learn more about League membership, meet new people, catch up on League programs and issues, and discover opportunities for you to support the issues you care about.

Sign up now for emails so we can let you know about upcoming events, meetings, member orientations, and socials.

In the meantime, look over details of upcoming scheduled events:

October 17, 2019
  • Education Action Group

    October 17, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
    2642 Sabal Springs Dr, Clearwater, FL 33761, USA

    This action team is led members of LWV North Pinellas County.  Interested LWVSPA members are welcome to participate!  Please contact Chair Nikki Fleming with questions, flemsci@gmail.com.

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October 19, 2019
  • Film: And The Brave Shall Rise (co-sponsored by Gun Safety Action Team)

    October 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
    AMC SUNDIAL 20, 151 2nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    **A Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival screening, co-sponsored by LWVSPA Gun Safety team.**
    In the wake of the high school shootings in Parkland, Florida, concerned citizens travel by bus to the State Capitol to debate legislators about an urgent issue: Gun Reform. A community for change is created during the next election, rooted in the newfound strength of a movement led by stay-at-home moms, one of whom decides to run for public office for the first time in honor of her baby boy and in memory of the fallen children.

    Director: Adam Schlachter (United States 2019)
    15 Mins | USA

    Festival screening schedule: https://tampabaylatinfilmfestival.com/our-films

    Tickets for And the Brave Shall Rise include feature documentary The Last American Colony:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tampa-bay-latin-film-festival-october-18-20-2019-tickets-63108572439

    Facebook event page: https://business.facebook.com/events/532359940852018/

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  • Tabling @ WEDU PBS Block Party & Open House

    October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    WEDU PBS, 1300 N Blvd, Tampa, FL 33607, USA

    https://blockparty.wedu.org/

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October 21, 2019
  • Plant Power Meeting

    October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    James B Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

    JOIN US for the LWVSPA PLANT POWER Action Team.

    This year, our primary goals are to educate people about the impact of their food choices on the corrupting influence of money in politics, personal health and environmental impacts; to find like-minded people and organizations, to empower individuals to take personal action, and perhaps most importantly, to have fun and eat good food. In this meeting we will develop our action plan, talk about our budget and get started!

    Please RSVP to Julie Kessel at Julie.Kessel@Cigna.com so we can make sure we have enough space and healthy snacks!

    You may not know this, but this is a BIG DEMOCRACY issue!
    Food and politics are good ole’ buddies.

    Think about this…
    The healthcare and pharma lobbies want you to think that drugs and devices are the answer to your medical woes
    The energy lobby wants you to think that they are for renewable sources of energy
    The Agribusiness lobby wants you to think they are for sustainable farming and humane animal consumption
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    And they pay a LOT of special interest money to keep you thinking you have limited personal power to take control of your health, carbon footprint, and environment.

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October 22, 2019
  • Voter Service Committee

    October 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703, USA

    Meeting will convene in the Family Life Room.

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October 23, 2019
  • Cocktails & Conversation

    October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Left Bank Bistro, 1225 Dr M.L.K. Jr St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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October 26, 2019
  • Coffee in Common: The Whitewashing of Women's Suffrage

    October 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 9th Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

    Coffee in Common is a monthly series co-hosted by the The St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area.

    These free and public events are for thoughtful, open-minded white women and women  of color concerning the prescient issues of the day, to include: white privilege, racism, and white supremacy. This series seeks to explore the intersection of politics and race by educating audiences about history, lived experience, and facilitating important, and often uncomfortable, discussion about race.

    Coffee will be provided to participants as they learn about topics, such as October's focus on the white-washing of the Suffrage Movement. Following the presentation, facilitators will guide discussion on the topic, its relevance in today's world, and honest conversations about the deeply-rooted effects of institutional and systemic racism in our community.

    It is through open-minded, free, and safe discussions among women and the community that we can forge forward together in the struggle with knowledge and power.

    RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coffee-in-common-tickets-74771069281
    Facebook event page - https://www.facebook.com/events/990684047942423/

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October 27, 2019
  • Tabling @ Volunteer Village

    October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Stop by the League's table at Volunteer Village, an event showcasing opportunities for civic-minded folks to volunteer.

    The League joins more than 50 organizations and events seeking volunteers:
    - one-time commitments
    - ongoing opportunities
    - special events
    - board service

    Attendees will be able to sign-up to volunteer on the spot.

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/599460200573464/

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October 28, 2019
  • Gun Safety Action Team Meeting

    October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Wesley Room

    For more information please email GunSafety@lwvspa.org

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October 30, 2019
  • General LWVSPA Membership Meeting

    October 30, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

    As one of the most active advocacy and policy education groups in Pinellas County, the League’s current issues include voter engagement, environmental sustainability, gun safety, campaign finance reform, immigration, education, health care access, international relations, and reproductive rights. Get info on all the League’s strategies to influence change and how you can join in!

    Our General Meeting for all members provides updates on League info and offers an opportunity for two-way communication with League and Action Group leaders.

    Please RSVP at this link:
    http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hljhxzdab&oeidk=a07egnodday1149e045

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November 1, 2019
  • The State of Elections in Pinellas County with Deborah Clark

    November 1, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    Allendale United Methodist Church, 3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703, USA

    Hear it from the top! All the things you have wanted to know about our local elections, but were afraid to ask will be addressed:

    - Election integrity
    - Safety
    - Voter fraud
    - Voter access
    - Amendment 4 implementation
    - Lessons learned from 2018

    And bring your own questions too!

    More on Deborah Clark:
    https://www.votepinellas.com/General-Information/Meet-Deborah-Clark

    Facebook event page:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/579671679508462/

    Sponsored by Fired Up Pinellas and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters, Indivisible - Fl 13, NextGen, FL Suncoast Sierra Club, Dream Defenders, Puerto Rico Connect, For Our Future and Common Ground Florida 

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November 4, 2019
  • Immigration Action Group

    November 4, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    LWVSPA member's home

    Email immigration@lwvspa.org for meeting location, directions, or questions.

    Our purpose is to be a nucleus of informed members, ready to act and to educate regarding the LWVUS position on immigration.

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November 5, 2019
  • Board Meeting

    November 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    James B Sanderlin Family Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

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November 7, 2019
  • Media & Publicity Committee

    November 7, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

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November 9, 2019
  • Field Trip to VegFest

    November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Perry Harvey Sr. Park, 1000 E Harrison St, Tampa, FL 33602, USA

    Join thousands of people including a posse of your fellow LWVSPA-ers for the 10th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest, co sponsored by the LWVSPA (and many others) .

    League members, led by our Plant Power team, will be meeting at the Allendale United Methodist Church parking lot at Haines and 38th avenue north, and Ubering together. We leave at 10 am, and return at 2:45 PM. Enjoy the day on your own, and or join us under the food tent from 12-1 to share your experience.

    Tickets for transportation are $10 per person round trip. Please RSVP and purchase in advance if you want to come with us. Ticketing website forthcoming.
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    If you choose to drive separately, the event is at Perry Harvey Sr. Park, which conveniently is just minutes off I-275 on E. Harrison St. Visit this website for parking info:
    http://www.tampabayvegfest.com/parking-transportation/.

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    ABOUT VEG FEST:

    Listen to locally renowned speakers talk about the impact of your food choices on health, the environment, attend food demos, hear live music and visit the kids zone for food and fun. Click here for more info and details of the schedule for the day: http://www.tampabayvegfest.com/

    What People Say About Veg Fest…“The atmosphere is high energy, great music, great food, lots of sweet feathery and furry friends too!”

    NAMED 1 OF 10 MUST-ATTEND VEG FESTS IN THE COUNTRY! Tampa Bay Veg Fest is an annual event that welcomes the Tampa community and beyond to celebrate all things healthy, compassionate, and environmentally sustainable. The event has been coordinated by Florida Voices for Animals for almost 10 years! Featuring nationally renowned speakers, 140+ veg-friendly vendors/exhibitors, animal rescue groups, vegan food, raw/cooking demonstrations, humane education, live music & entertainment, yoga classes, vegan cook-offs and activities for children and families, Veg Fest offers a diverse experience for all to learn about living a healthy, compassionate, and eco-friendly lifestyle. Each year is different and highlights new speakers, musicians, chefs, food, and entertainment.

    Tampa Bay Veg Fest won the Juror’s Choice Award in 2016 from Tampa’s Urban Excellence Awards.

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November 13, 2019
  • Cocktails & Conversation

    November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBA

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November 14, 2019
  • Reproductive Rights Action Team Montly Meeting

    November 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

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November 15, 2019
  • Leif Nissen Lecture

    November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33707, USA

    LEIF NISSEN SOCIAL JUSTICE LECTURE SERIES presents:
    Michael Mann, PhD., Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Meteorology, Penn State University 

    Free & open to the public

    7:30 PM Shabbat Service (open to all)
    8:15 PM lecture & Q/A
    Dessert reception to follow lecture (reservations welcome but not required) 

    Michael Mann is among the most recognized climate scientists in the world. Mann is an expert on climate modeling and human-caused climate change. He has received a number of honors and awards including NOAA's outstanding publication award in 2002 and selection by Scientific American as one of the fifty  leading visionaries in science and technology in 2002. 

    In 2012, the European Geosciences Union described Dr. Mann's publication record as "outstanding for a scientist of his relatively young age."  He has authored more than 190 peer-reviewed and edited publications and has published three books: 

    • Dire Predictions: Understanding Global Warming (2008)
    • The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (2012)
    • with co-author Tom Toles, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy (2016).  

    For more info: Temple office (727) 347-6136 

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November 16, 2019
  • Film & Food Tasting

    November 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Sanderlin Center, 2335 22nd Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712, USA

    Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

    We will be previewing the movie **Forks Over Knives** followed by discussion. The movie highlights physicians and other researchers in their work as they explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes. Hear from people in our own community who have changed their lives through food.

    Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZb-35oV_7E

    Listen to one of the woman featured in the movie about how she reversed her diabetes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDYSjijnXK8

    No cost to attend. Includes a tasting from Ray's Vegan Soul.

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