League 101 Basics

We can assume that members have an understanding of LWV history and that there are hundreds of Locals (numbers growing,) all organized under a State League https://www.lwvmn.org/.  The State Leagues are then organized under a national League http://www.lwv.org/

Each local chapter has a set of By-Laws (changes only made at annual membership meeting) along with a set of Policies and Procedures (changes made at Board level.)

Our local Board of Directors meets monthly during which the bulk of discussion and coordination of activities occurs.  Committee reports are made, membership dues are set, program calendar is approved, etc.

The LWV Board of Directors consists of representatives from:

  • Administrative members (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, admin assistant)
  • Membership Team
  • Program Team
  • Voter Services
  • Action Team
  • Communications Team
  • At-large members

Each team works on specific tasks (see job descriptions) and presents committee reports during the monthly Board meetings.

Like unit meetings/programs, all Board meetings are open to League members with voting being restricted to Board members.  We highly recommend taking out some time to attend one, thus getting to know the “nuts and bolts” of League!

Time and location of LWV Board meetings:  4th Wednesday of each month (except July and December) from 6:30 – 8:00 at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection at 3115 Victoria St. N., Roseville)