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 16, 2018
  • Solar Co-op Info Session #2 - St Pete Autumn Solar Co-op

    October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA

    Live in south Pinellas County and want to go solar? Now's your chance!

    Neighbors across the area have formed a Solar Co-op with the help of the League of Women Voters, Solar United Neighbors of Florida, the City of St. Petersburg, and Suncoast Sierra Club. Co-ops make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.

    Join us to learn about solar energy, as well as how co-op membership simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.

    Get more info here:
    https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/florida/go-solar-in-florida/go-solar-in-a-florida-group/st-pete-autumn-solar-co-op/

    RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/Ao5WOB11CkyP5wtHxCXSVg2

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  • Gun Safety and the Election

    October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Join members of your local League's gun safety action team, We the Students Inc., Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and other community activists to learn about gun safety issues, effective legislative solutions and how your vote in November can make a
    difference.

    Join members of your local League's gun safety action team, We the Students Inc., Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, and other community activists to learn about gun safety issues, effective legislative solutions, and how your vote in November can make a
    difference.
    Learn about the issues, effective legislative solutions and how your vote in November can make a difference with: 

    • Emily Handsel & Kayla Dixon (We the Students Inc.) 
    • Jan Neuberger (Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence) 
    • Rev. Carlos Senior (New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, St. Petersburg) 
    • Sharon Winters (LWVSPA gun safety action team lead)  

    The event will be interactive & action-oriented; it is free and open to the public.Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2156209487983223/

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October 17, 2018
  • Cocktails & Conversation

    October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Three Birds Tavern, 1492 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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October 19, 2018
  • Ben & Jerry's Amendment 4 Bus Tour - Pinellas stop

    October 19, 2018
    Williams Park

    Time: TBA

    Supporting organizations include the ACLU, League of Women Voters St. Pete, Women’s March FL, Organize Florida, and Dream Defenders.

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October 20, 2018
  • School Board Candidate Forum

    October 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    St Petersburg Public Library, 3745 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713, USA

    Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=hljhxzdab&oeidk=a07efq9efkkfacb3039
    Doors open at 10:30 am; Program begins at 11 am.

    The key to a successful community starts with top-quality public education. Your community of Neighborhood Associations are uniting to revitalize neighborhood public schools and center them as educational anchors for the surrounding community.

    Come with your family, friends, teachers, and neighbors to have a conversation about public education with the candidates for School Board. Learn more about the candidates’ position before casting your vote on November 6 and have the opportunity to ask a question of your own. YOU can shape the future of education in Pinellas County!

    Moderated by LWVSPA and sponsored by a community of Pinellas County Neighborhood Associations.

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October 21, 2018
  • Solar: What, How, and Why

    October 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    The Sunshine Center, 330 5th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Ever thought about going solar? Come learn how a rooftop solar power system works - the financial and environmental benefits - how to get the process started - and why NOW is the best time to go solar!

    Led by Alan Brand, Pinellas County's own "Solar Shepherd," this presentation will give the homeowner or small business owner the information that they need to confidently begin shopping for solar power if they have just begun to consider it, or to answer the last few questions for someone who has already been exploring the market but needs some unbiased answers before they take the plunge.

    How a solar power system functions, and how they are financed, will be presented on. Net metering will be discussed in depth, because understanding how that arrangement works helps to consumers to see the incredible opportunity that solar power currently offers in Florida.

    Bringing your current electric bill with you will help in understanding the implementation of the net metering transaction. Current Florida laws will be briefly explained, as well as how changes in regulations may effect to solar power system owner.

    Finally, the environmental aspects of solar power are presented, as well as consumer cautions and the experience of ownership. Questions will be answered during and after the presentation as time allows, and an informational handout will be available to all attendees.

    Cost: FREE!

    Again, please bring: * Please bring a power bill to follow along *

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October 22, 2018
  • Immigration Action Group

    October 22, 2018 @ 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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  • Gun Safety Action Group Monthly Meeting

    October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Allendale United Methodist Church (Wesley Room), 3803 Haines Rd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33703, USA

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October 23, 2018
  • Voter Service Committee

    October 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    League of Women Voters, 233 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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  • Amendments & the Election

    October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church of St. Petersburg, 100 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Twelve amendments to the FL Constitution, submitted by the Constitutional Review Commission, the Legislature, as well as citizen groups will be on the ballot in November.

    They include critical issues such as the restoration of felon voting rights, oil drilling along the FL coast and a proposal to require 2/3 vote of the Legislature to approve new or increased taxes or fees, rather than a simple majority.

    Your local League of Women Voters will share their non-partisan presentation, recommendations and fact sheets with us.

    Join hosts, the League and the Unitarian Universalist Church, at this event -- and bring your friends. Become informed before you vote, and remember that every election is determined by the people who show up. We are counting on YOU!

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/483426452126117/

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October 25, 2018
  • Be MediaWise Workshop for Teens

    October 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Poynter Institute for Media Studies, 801 3rd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    We spend most of our lives tied to technology. We are inundated with information — good and bad — online. And let’s face it. Many of us aren’t sure how to tell what’s true, trustworthy and worth sharing.

    MediaWise — a collaboration between Poynter, Stanford and Google — can help Tampa Bay teenagers become smarter consumers of online news and information. The LWVSPA Voter Service team will be on hand for voter registration too!

    Admission is free, but advance registration is required.

    Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-mediawise-workshop-for-teens-tickets-48809145468

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2116461651939976/

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  • Immigration Info Night

    October 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    League of Women Voters St. Petersburg Area, 233 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Immigration is a complex subject. Though recognized as a cornerstone of our country’s history, today’s misinformation and increasingly punitive federal policies are confusing and cast a dark shadow. Join us as we delve into some of the issues and provide related facts.

    Meet others who are concerned about how our newest residents are treated. Most importantly we want to help you wade through the campaign rhetoric, so you can vote knowledgeably.

    This event is being brought to you by your LWVSPA Immigration Action Group and is open to League members and friends.

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October 30, 2018
  • St. Pete Votes - Early Voting Celebration!

    October 30, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    St Petersburg Shuffleboard Clb, 559 Mirror Lake Dr N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

    Hosted by League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area, #VoteTogether #StPeteVotes is a nonpartisan event that will bring together families, friends and neighbors in celebration of civic engagement and the act of voting. Join your neighbors in a friendly game of shuffleboard while enjoying live music, hot dogs, popcorn - and more!

    HOW DOES THIS WORK?
    Simple. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and #VoteTogether at the St. Petersburg Supervisor of Election office on Tuesday, 30 October after 4:00pm. Then walk over to the St. Pete Shuffleboard courts and join your community in the festivities!

    HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
    I am so glad you asked because this is a "community" event and we need your help. Please contact Event Manager (Michelene Everett) at StPeteVotes@gmail.com for volunteer opportunities.

    Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660006547444610/

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November 1, 2018
  • Media & Publicity Committee

    November 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    League of Women Voters, 233 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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November 5, 2018
  • International Relations: Global Health Progress & Challenges

    November 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Barbara S. Ponce Public Library, 7770 52nd St N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781, USA

    The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and well being persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining well being across nations.

    Discussion led by Vollie Riskin.

    The International Relations Study group meets on the first Monday of the month at the Barbara S Ponce Public Library in Pinellas Park. The group is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area and the League of Women Voters of North Pinellas County.

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November 6, 2018
  • Gulfport Party at the Polls

    November 6, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    The Artisan Gulfport - Art & Food Collective, 2832 Beach Blvd S, Gulfport, FL 33707, USA

    Please go vote and then join us at Party at the Polls. This free, non-partisan party celebrates civic engagement in Gulfport. We're going for 100% voter participation.

    Hosted by the Gulfport Votes 100% team, this event is made possible by the League of Women Voters, SumitrA Espresso Lounge +, and LocalShops1.com.

    Facebook event page: https://business.facebook.com/events/717291701980643/

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  • Board Meeting

    November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    St. Pete College Downtown Campus, 244 2nd Ave. N.

    2nd floor conference room DC202

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  • General Election

    November 6, 2018

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November 8, 2018
  • Reproductive Rights Action Group Meeting

    November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    League of Women Voters, 233 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA

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November 14, 2018
  • Cocktails & Conversation

    November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    TBA

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November 15, 2018
  • Solar Co-Op Info Session #3 - St Pete Autumn Solar Co-op

    November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    St. Petersburg College Library, 6700 8th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710, USA

    Live in south Pinellas County and want to go solar? Now's your chance!

    Neighbors across the area have formed a Solar Co-op with the help of the League of Women Voters, Solar United Neighbors of Florida, the City of St. Petersburg, and Suncoast Sierra Club. Co-ops make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels, while building a community of local solar supporters.

    Join us to learn about solar energy, as well as how co-op membership simplifies the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power.

    Get more info here:
    https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/florida/go-solar-in-florida/go-solar-in-a-florida-group/st-pete-autumn-solar-co-op/

    RSVP here: https://secure.everyaction.com/SpYvFQS-iEa33pSl7PYUgg2

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