LWVFRA Books & Coffee – 1st Meeting

October 25, 2022, 9:30AM at Eileen’s Bakery

Join us at Eileen’s Bakery, 1101 Caroline St. to discuss which books we want to read. Two of the books we might choose will be Fascism by Madeleine Albright and It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis.

Don’t worry – you don’t have to have them read by then – we will just be choosing a book to discuss in the future. If there is enough interest, we may have a second group on a weekend day.

Next General Meeting

October 29, 2022, 10AM

Our speaker for this meeting will be Juanita Shanks, head of FailSafe. She is the founder of this organization which helps “returning citizens” from the local jails and prisons who face a variety of difficulties adjusting into society.

This is presented by the Justice Study group and will be by Zoom. The meeting link will be provided later to the members and to others interested in this topic if they send an email to

If there is anything members would like to talk about or inform other members about, please also send an email to

Make sure everyone you know is registered to vote. Our democracy depends on everyone getting out to the polls on Election Day.

Future LWVFRA General Meetings – Mark Your Calendar

As more information is available on each one, the calendar will be updated and the members will be notified.

  • November 19: Post-election discussion
  • December 17: Holiday celebration

LWVFRA Board Meetings – All are Welcome

Every 3rd Sunday at 4PM

Would you like to have more input on the direction of our League?  Do you have an idea you would like to discuss with the Board?  Join us for our monthly Board meetings on Zoom. If you have questions, send us an email at 

Zoom Info:

Meeting ID: 857 8284 3740
Passcode: 057210

Next meeting is Sunday, October 16!

Current Display at the Howell Library

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

Tuesday, September 13 – Saturday, October 22, 2022

To commemorate the centennial of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution granting women the right to vote, this traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia uses text and images to trace the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Virginia from 1909 until 1920.

We Demand: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia with support from the Task Force to Commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote.

The 2023 LWV-Virginia Convention: Planning is Underway

Joan Porte, LWV-VA First Vice President

As the calendar turns to a new year, we are excited to kick the planning for the 2023 Convention into high gear. This will be our first hybrid convention. The in-person event will be in the beautiful city of Williamsburg, but we will have a virtual option for those who find it hard to travel. We need League members interested in being a part of this historic event and participation is not limited to members in the Williamsburg League. To alleviate the burden of planning on any one local league, this committee is open to any member who wants to get in on the fun.

We need people with event planning, technology and graphic and communications skills but anyone can help inviting speakers, arranging packets, etc. Believe me, there is enough work to go around! 

Our first meeting of the year will be on Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. All meetings are virtual. Email me at for the zoom link or more information.