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According to League history, unit meetings got started during World War II in response to gasoline rationing when members found it easier to meet in neighborhood groups or “units.”

Unit meetings are still the foundation of the League. These days, unit meeting times and locations are organized around members’ schedules rather than by neighborhood. There are unit meetings at breakfast, at midday, and after work. Members are always welcome to set up a new meeting time and location that will be more convenient for their schedules.

League of Women Voters of Salt Lake Unit Meetings are held from September through May of each year. They are made up of four to 15 people who want to discuss a study or become educated on a current topic.

A study is done by local members and can be a local, state or national topic. When a study or topic is discussed all sides of a subject are considered. Unit meetings are the “grassroots” of the League of Women Voters. They are where differing opinions are welcome and where consensus results in wording to which our members can agree.

When a unit reaches consensus on a study, they make a recommendation to the board. Once approved by the board and adopted by members, positions crafted from unit meetings become the foundation for advocacy and action.

This Month’s Unit Meeting Topic

CIVICS
EDUCATION

The Role of Civics Education in Our Democracy

The League is concerned with the amount of education or lack thereof with regards to civics education. While there are some basic requirements from the Board of Education, you will hear about whether our students understand our government and how it is supposed to work. Learn how our democracy came to be and how the current state of affairs pertains to our president.

Upcoming Unit Meetings

LWV SL Park City Unit Meeting

January 22 @ 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

LWV SL Bench Bunch Unit Meeting

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

LWV SL Library Unit Meeting

January 24 @ 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely

LWV SL Nite Owls Unit Meeting

January 28 @ 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

LWV SL Sandy Unit Meeting

January 31 @ 10:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Last of the month, repeating indefinitely

LWV SL Town Club Unit Meeting

February 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

NITE OWLS

Fourth Monday – 7:30 p.m.
Location in Sugar House area.
Please RSVP to Unit Leader: Judi Short – 801-487-7387
Please call to RSVP and to get an exact address.
nite-owls@lwvsl.org

BENCH BUNCH 

(Combined with Girl Scout Unit)
Fourth Wednesday – 10:30 a.m.
Whitmore Library, 2197 E Fort Union Blvd.
Unit Leaders: Anne Zeigler 801-944-4163
Nancy Melling 801-277-9118
bench-bunch@lwvsl.org

SANDY UNIT 

Last Thursday– 10:00 a.m.
Sandy Senior Citizens Center – 9310 So. 1300 East
Unit Leader – Janice Gygi – 801-550-3585
sandy-unit@lwvsl.org

LIBRARY UNIT 

Fourth Thursday – 12:30 p.m.
Anderson-Foothill Library – 1135 So. 2100 East
Unit Leaders – Kathy Fitzgerald – 801-521-5790
Jan Striefel – 801-200-2312
library-unit@lwvsl.org

PARK CITY UNIT

Fourth Tuesday – 11:00 a.m.
Park City Public Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City
Unit Leader – Jill Lesh – 435-655-1965
pc-unit@lwvsl.org

TOWN CLUB 

Second Wednesday – 11:00 a.m.
Town Club – 1081 East South Temple
Please RSVP to Unit Leader – Alice Steiner – 801-363-9193
tc-unit@lwvsl.org