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LWVCC Programs


The LWVCC offers a variety of programs throughout the year. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in any of our program offerings.

Monthly Meetings are typically held from September through March on the second Monday of the month, alternating between Salida and Buena Vista. Speakers at our monthly meetings are often community experts on topics of local interest to our members. During the year we also invite our elected officials to share information on their work and accomplishments on behalf of our community.

Special Events include a kickoff picnic in August, an annual dinner in April and participation in our local 4th of July parades.

Candidate forums enable those who seek election to state and local offices to present their views and qualifications to members of the community. To ensure non-biased presentations, we ask participants to abide by strict forum rules and our moderators are trained to guide appropriate discussions.

Candi-Dating is an alternative format to our traditional forums that allows candidates more opportunity to interact with voters in a small group setting. With participating community members seated at tables around the room, candidates move from table to table over the course of an evening much like “speed dating.” During their time at each table, candidates answer questions and discuss their positions with participants.

Issue forums enable citizens to present the pros and cons of ballot issues. Local voters appreciate these opportunities to hear the arguments on both sides of the issues and to ask questions to clarify their understanding before voting.
Drinks & Dialogue events offer an evening opportunity for community members to come together to discuss important, and sometimes controversial, issues over appetizers and beverages. After watching a film or hearing from a speaker, participants have the opportunity to discuss the topic in more depth and share perspectives with others in attendance.

Great Decisions brings interested citizens together on a monthly basis to discuss foreign policy based on topics and materials provided by the Foreign Policy Association.

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LWVCC offers you many opportunities to participate in these grass roots activities. Consider joining us! We welcome everyone of voting age and we’re not for women only!

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