Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Saturday, March 24, 2018
12:30 PM
Riverdale Banquet Hall
(formerly Brother's Two)
2901 Watson Blvd.
Endwell, NY 13760
2018 Broome County Status of Women Council - Women of Achievement Award Luncheon. Please save the date, and plan to join other League members as we gather to honor this year's Woman of Achievement, Joanne Gee. BUFFET MENU Toss Salad Rolls Chicken Fricassee Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce Green Beans Roast Potatoes Beverages: Water, Coffee, Tea, Soda (No Bar - Cash or otherwise) Desserts by "Creative Confections"

Price: $35 per person. Both reservation and payment must be received by February 26, 2018

Mail check or money order with attendee name(s) payable to: Eva Anderson, 3 Manor Drive, # 201 Binghamton, NY 13905-1543

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:45 PM
Vestal Public Library
320 Vestal Parkway East
Vestal, NY 13850
Criminal Justice Reforms and Building Our Community. 70% of children with incarcerated parents will follow in their parents' footsteps...

League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties, Southern Tier Independence Center and Justice and Unity for the Southern Tier present:

Panelists: Toni Norton + making jail visits and assisting inmates Tinamarie Gunther + community support for individuals and families affected by incarceration Rozann Greco - re-entry needs and efforts, efforts to release aged prisoners Sue Ruff - updates on NY legislation and policies, current court case against Broome County

Saturday, April 7, 2018
10 am - 3 pm
CNY Living History Museum, 4386 US 11, Cortland, NY 13045 LWV NYS Regional Training Meeting. League of Women Voters of NYS Regional Training Meetings March - April 2018

All members are welcome to attend.

Scholarship support available to cover registration fee for two people. First Come, First Serve. Car pooling may be available. If interested, contact Director-At-Large, Board Member, Diane Albrecht, at 760-7045, 754-2499, e-mail A great opportunity for both current and new members to learn about the League.

The League of Women Voters of NYS invites all members to come to training workshops being held throughout the state on Saturdays from 10:00-3:00 in March and April. All members are invited to attend any or all of the workshops. All local Leagues board members are strongly encouraged to attend at least part of the day. Lunch will be provided and will allow for informal networking among the attendees (no program). There is a $20 charge to cover other expenses.

April 7, Cortland Area

(CNY Living History Museum, 4386 US-11, Cortland, NY 13045)

Tentative Workshop Topics Moderating Candidate Forums Creatively Managing Your Local League Getting your Members Active on Issues Motivating Voters to Vote Engaging Youth in Our Democracy Social Media & Apps for Engaging New Members and the Public Becoming a Player in Your Community: Observer Corps, Hot Topics & Collaboration Raising Funds & Having Fun Making the Most of Voter Service Activities Civic Education & Engagement for Students & Communities Click here for registration form; send completed form and $20 check payable to LWVNYS to: League of Women Voters of NYS 62 Grand St, Albany, NY 12207

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:30 PM
ETM Solar Works
300 North Street
Endicott, NY 13760
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Phelps Mansion Museum
191 Court Street
Binghamton, NY 13901
A Conversation with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Portrayed by Dr. Melinda Grube. Free and Open to the Public, Light Refreshments

Melinda Grube focuses on the life and work of Suffragist and free thinker Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who helped to organize the first Women's Rights Convention in here hometown of Seneca Falls, NY in 1848. Melinda Grube is an adjunct lecturer in history at Cayuga Community College in Auburn, NY and a longtime interpreter of regional women's rights history.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
5:30 pm
Unitarian Univeralist Church
183 Riverside Drive
Binghamton, NY 13905
Grassroots Rising: Participation in Your Government - Annual Meeting & Dinner. Guest Speaker: Dr. Gay E. Canough

"Most Americans do not talk to their representatives. Our whole system of government was put in place with the idea that people will speak up for what we want. Yet, most of us do not write or call our representatives and barely half of us even vote. Many of us will haughtily state that "I'm not political," as if non-participation is a good thing. Then we wonder why things are not to our liking. Come to theannual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties and let's reboot our participation in OUR government. We the People is all about us." - Dr. Gay E. Canough.

Buffet Menu: Chicken Piccata Pulled Pork B-B-Q Rosemary Roasted Potatoes Green Beans with Almonds Tossed Salad Macaroni and Cheese Berry Shortcake with Real Whipped Cream for Dessert

Please free free to bring a bottle of wine if you'd like.

Dinner price per person: $30

Dinner reservations must be received by May 1st. Make check payable to League of Women Voters of Broome and Tioga Counties or "LWVBTC".

Mail to Janet Gill at 23 Orchard Avenue, Binghamton, NY 13904

Questions on reservations? Call Janet at 724-7106

All others: Sara Wokan at

Bio: Dr. Gay E. Canough

Dr. Canough is past LWVBTC 2nd VP and current director-at large and was our 2017 Woman of Achievement Honoree. Also in 2017, Dr. Canough was awarded the prestigious Statewide LWV "Harriet Tubman Off the Beaten Path" Award for Civic Action Boot Camp held in Binghamton.

Dr. Canough is the CEO and founder of ETM Solar Works. She obtained her B.S. in physics from Purdue University and her Ph.D in Particle Physics from the University of Notre Dame.

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Albany, NY 2018 Students Inside Albany Conference-May 20-23rd, 2018. High school juniors and seniors throughout New York State gather in Albany to learn about and observe government in action. Brochure and all application materials available for download on this website for student candidates in Broome and Tioga Counties. Application Deadline is February 15, 2018.