Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, March 21, 2019
5:30pm
Billsboro Winery
4760 West Lake Rd
Geneva NY 14456
Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser. More fun coming up with our LWV Wine & Chocolate fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, March 21st at Billsboro Winery. 5:30pm for appetizers and live music followed by the wine & chocolate tastings & a raffle of cool items. If you want to donate a service or item for the raffle, or to reserve your seat contact Beth Reiners: breiners@rochester.rr.com; tel.: 315-789-3761.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
10:00am-4:00pm
Trinity Place
78 Castle St
Geneva NY 14456
League Lite Regional Conference. On Saturday, March 2, LWVNY Legislative Director, Jennifer Wilson and LWVNY Executive Director Laura Bierman will be our guests, in Geneva, from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. hosting a "League Lite Regional conference" to speak about the continuing work that needs to be done to bring the voting reforms to fruition, how to be an effective citizen advocate and lobbyist, and how to organize and collaborate effectively around local issues of concern. The conference is open only to League members, and will be held at Trinity Place on Castle St. in Geneva. Seating is limited. RSVPs to Chris Hoffman by Feb.22. (choffmanlmt@rochester.rr.com).
Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00pm
Lakefront Welcome Center
35 Lakefront Dr
Geneva NY 14456
League Night Out. You are invited to our League Night Out to be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the lakefront Welcome Center community room. We hope to lift a glass of wine to celebrate the NY Legislature's very recent passage of a number of Voting Reforms that the League has been working to advance for years, including Early Voting, Same Day Voter Registration and Primary Consolidation. We have invited the Ontario County Board of Elections Commissions, as our keynote speakers who will discuss how these recent changes to the NY Election Law will impact Ontario County voters. Reservations are not required and the event is open to anyone interested in celebrating these accomplishments or learning more about LWV of Geneva.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
5:30pm
Lochland School
1065 Lochland Rd.
Geneva, NY 14456
Agnes Scott Lewis Annual Award Dinner. The League of Women Voters of Geneva will honor Kim Aliperti with the League's Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at its annual dinner Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM at the Lochland School in Geneva.

The award is given in honor of one of the region's most active suffragists and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Geneva. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others, as well as broad interest in the community and good government.

Kim has been dedicated to serving Geneva in many capacities over the years, not only as a business entrepreneur contributing to our economy and quality of life but especially by her community involvement and leadership. She served on the Board of the Geneva Boys and Girls Club from 2008 to 2016, and as Board President from 2014 to 2016. She is currently a Board member of Geneva Community Projects, and of FLX Culinary Bounty. She has served on the Board of the Geneva City School District's Budget Advisory Committee and the Bank of the Finger Lakes Economic Development Committee, and as a Geneva Reads volunteer.

Kim has been a member of the League of Women Voters of Geneva for over 15 years, serving as a Board member and Past President. Other volunteer activities include participation in the League's Court Watching project, and sponsorship of annual League fundraising events through Billsboro Winery. Kim currently serves as a member of the Geneva Town Board. She says that the one thing that was very important to set her on a course of both service and interest in good government was her time in the Peace Corps from 1992 to 1996 in Tunisia.

The speaker for the evening will be Denise DeLucia of the National Women's Rights Park. She will be speaking on the 1848 Women's Rights Convention held in Seneca Falls, NY, and local Suffragists.

The cost of the catered dinner is $30, payable by cash or check at the door, but seating is limited and reservations should be made by contacting Marty Davis by emailing her at: membershipLWVgeneva@gmail.com on or before June 14th.

Monday, April 30, 2018
TBD
TBD Annual Membership Meeting. Save the Date: League of Women Voters of Geneva NY Annual Membership Meeting. More details to come!
Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Billsboro Winery
4760 W Lake Rd.
Geneva, New York 14456
League of Women Voters of Geneva Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser. The League of Women Voters of Geneva is happy to announce our annual fundraiser, Wine and Chocolate Night Out, open to the public to be held at the Billsboro Winery on Thursday, March 22from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event features wine tastings, pairing Billsboro wines with signature chocolates which are handmade especially for this event by Cary Becraft of Carymochocolate. The evening includes a wonderful raffle, complimentary appetizers, and live music. Seating is limited. Reservations are required and are accepted by Kim Reisch via e-mail atkreisch62@gmail.com or by phone: (315) 789-7104 on or before March 15th. Tickets for the evening events and wine and chocolate tasting are $30 payable at the door. If you wish to purchase a bag of 5 additional chocolates for $10.00, please let Kim know when you make your reservation.
Saturday, November 4, 2017
5-8 pm
NYS Museum
Cultural Education Center
222 Madison Ave.
Albany, NY
12230
Votes for Women:Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial. A reception celebrating an exhibition organized by the New York State Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State.Proceeds benefit the education programs of the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Fund and the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. Purchase tickets at http://www.lwvny.org
Monday, October 23, 2017
6-8 pm
Geneva Public Library
244 North Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Candidates Forum. The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Geneva, a non-partisan organization, will hold a Candidates Forum for the three Ontario County Board seats on Monday, October 23, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Geneva Public Library.

Each candidate will have an opportunity to make an opening statement, answer a few questions posed by the League moderator, and make a closing statement. In order for a candidate to participate, the opposing candidate must also participate. These are the League's rules to insure a fair and equitable forum.

The LWV provides voter services including educational forums and information to the general public for the purpose of encouraging civic engagement and an informed electorate.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Finger Lakes Community College
Geneva Center Conference Room
LWV of Geneva Meet and Greet. Learn how the League of Women Voters keeps our democracy great and how you can get involved! Wine and refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
11 am - 7:45 pm
Geneva Public Library
Main Street
Geneva, NY 14456
Voter Registration Event. Every Vote Counts on Election Day - Every Donor Counts Every Day

The LWV of Geneva, New York are hosting a voter registration event to coincide with National Voter Registration Day. Those already registered to vote may pick up LWV Literature including Facts For Voters + Part I and Facts for Voters Part II containing information on the 3 Ballot Proposals before voters on November 7. Volunteers will also provide Organ Donor Enrollment information and registration, which is a way to give someone life at the time of your death. Spanish language voter registration forms and First Vote Guides will also be available along with voting information for college students and the voting rights of individuals with criminal convictions. An electronic Voter Guide is available at Vote411.org.

Information on League membership will be available.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
TBD
Lochland School
1065 Lochland Rd.
Geneva, NY
Agnes Slosson Lewis Award Dinner. Annual Agnes Slosson Lewis Award Dinner in June 14, 2017 at the Lochland School in Geneva, NY. More details to come!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7:00-9:00 pm
Left Bank
Linden Street
Geneva, NY 14456
LWV of Geneva Annual Meeting. LWV of Geneva Annual Meeting Please join us at The Left Bank on Linden Street on Thursday, April 20, at 7:00. We will be hosting a speaker from the Ithaca chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, who will talk about how climate change is impacting life and work in our region, what climate solutions exist, and what local voters can do to fight climate change. The group promises that after the presentation we will feel hopeful and empowered.

Also on the agenda, following the talk, are our annual business and a chance to meet Joseph Fletcher, the GHS student who will be attending Students Inside Albany later this spring as our representative.

Time: 7:00 pm Location: Left Bank, Linden Street, Geneva, NY Please mark your calendars!

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Billsboro Winery
4760 West Lake Road
Geneva, NY 14456
Annual Wine and Chocoloate Fundraiser. Annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser = a crowd pleaser!

The League of Women Voters of Geneva is happy to announce our annual fundraiser, Wine and Chocolate Night Out, open to the public to be held at the Billsboro Winery on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event features wine tastings, pairing Billsboro wines with signature chocolates which are handmade especially for this event by Cary Becraft of Carymochocholate. The evening includes a wonderful raffle, complimentary appetizers and music by Pablo and Friends. Billsboro Winery is located at 4760 West Lake Road, Geneva, and this is their 10th year in business!

Seating is limited and Reservations are required and are accepted by Mary Lou Presutti via e-mail at mlprs@msn.com or by phone: (315) 325-4066 on or before March 16th. If you wish to purchase a bag of 5 additional chocolates to take home, please let Mary Lou know when you make your reservation. Tickets are $30 payable at the door.

We are still seeking items for the raffle: original artworks, gift baskets, services, and any lovely item befitting the event, is welcome. If you have an item to donate, please arrive 15 minutes early with your donation that evening. Thank you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Billsboro Winery
4760 W Lake Rd, Geneva, NY 14456
Wine and Chocolate Fundraiser. Come & enjoy appetizers, sip a glass of wine, and relax to the sounds of live music by the duo Threads of Gold while surveying the handcrafted items available by raffle. The highlight of the evening: Indulge in gourmet chocolates paired with the finest Billsboro wines.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event! Seating is limited. Cost is $25 per person. Reservation are being accepted by Mary Lou: contact her by e-mail: mlprs@msn.com or by phone: (315) 325-4066 on or before March 6th.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
7:00-9:00 pm
Geneva Public Library Reading Room
244 Main Street, Geneva, NY
Meet and Greet Candidates Night, Part II. You will get to hear from the:
  • City of Geneva City Council Candidates from Wards 1-6

Each candidate gets 3 minutes to share their vision for Geneva, then YOU get time to meet them and ask YOUR questions!

Ward 1, 2, 3 presentations begin at 7:00 pm and will be complete by 7:30 pm. Meet and greet from 7:30 + 8:00 pm.

Ward 4, 5, 6 presentation begin at 8:00 pm and will be complete by 8:30 pm. Meet and greet from 8:30 + 9:00 pm.

Check out VOTE411.org for more candidate information!

Thursday, October 22, 2015
7:00-8:30 pm
Geneva Public Library Reading Room, 244 Main Street, Geneva, NY Meet and Greet Candidates Night. You will get to hear from the:
  • City of Geneva Mayoral Candidates
  • City of Geneva At-Large Candidates
  • Town of Geneva Council Candidates

Each candidate gets 3 minutes to share their vision for Geneva, then YOU get time to meet them and ask YOUR questions!

Presentations begin at 7:00 pm, so all presentations will be complete by 7:30 pm. Feel free to stay for refreshments and a chance to talk with the candidates after the presentations.

Check out VOTE411.org for more candidate information!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
5:00 pm
Lochland School
Lochland Road (Rt 14)
Geneva, NY
Agnes Slosson Lewis Award Dinner. League of Women Voters of Geneva Honors Trina Newton

The League of Women Voters of Geneva will honor Trina Newton with the League's Agnes Slosson Lewis Award at its annual dinner Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:00 PM at the Lochland School in Geneva.

The award is given in honor of one of the region's most active suffragists and a founder of the League of Women Voters of Geneva. First given in 1960, the award recognizes women for leadership ability and inspiration to others as well as broad interest in the community and good government.

Newton became the Geneva City School District's first woman superintendent in January 2012. Her contributions to civic affairs began long before arriving in Geneva, and includes serving on the Broome County Urban League Board of Directors, Roberson Museum Board of Directors, Family Violence and Prevention Council and the Binghamton Youth Advisory Board. Upon arriving in Geneva she wasted no time getting involved in the community. She currently serves on the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Community Center Advisory Council, the Geneva 2020 Steering Committee, and Finger Lakes Health Community Advisory Committee. Her demonstrated leadership is reflected in the increasing graduation rates for Geneva High students and additional enrichment opportunities for students. Under her leadership the district was recently named: "District of Distinction" by District Administration, a national magazine. Her interest in good government is reflected in her lobbying activities on behalf of education reform at the regional and state level.

The evening will include a talk by Dr. Heather May on "How Theatre for Social Change Empowers Activism." May, who holds a Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama from Indiana University, is Associate Professor of Theatre at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Founder and Artistic Director of the theatre group Mosaic NY. She taught for several years at Auburn University and has directed professionally in St. Louis, Bloomington, Indiana and Washington DC.

The event is open to the public. Dinner is being catered by Club 86 and costs $25.00 per person. Reservations should be made to Dawn Kelley at 315-729-0249 or dawndc01@hotmail.com by June 6.

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information contact Christine Hoffman at (315) 521-2566.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
7:30-9:00 pm
GNRC 430 Exchange St.
Geneva, NY 14456
Geneva LWV Annual Meeting. The public program begins at 7:30 p.m. It will include a panel discussion on fair housing issues in Geneva. Speakers are attorney Murray Heaton, Real Estate Agent, Sandra Ansley and Sage Gerling of the GNRC. This panel will be followed by the Annual Business Meeting.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
11:45am-1:00pm
Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church
24 Park Place
Geneva, NY.
Lunch With the League. The League of Women Voters of Geneva (LWV-G) is offering a "Lunch With the League" program on Tuesday, December 9th from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The guest Speaker will be Dennis Money, President of the non-profit corporation Seneca White Deer, Inc. (SWD.) The LWV + G is happy to have Dennis Money educate the public about Seneca White Deer, Inc., that organization's purpose and the group's effort to support NYS in acquiring a portion of the former Seneca Army Depot, through the DEC Open Space hearing process, and SWD's efforts to encourage public comments to the DEC. The presentation will include a video and further information.

The mission of Seneca White Deer is to conserve the world's largest white deer population and to preserve the military and civilian histories of the former Seneca Army Depot. Seneca White Deer.Inc. believes the depot can become a significant, if not world class eco- tourism destination.

The NY State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments for an Open Space Environmental Grant. The NYS Draft Open Space Plan identifies the former Seneca Army Depot as a priority project but makes no specific suggestions on how to protect it. New York State is seeking comments which must be submitted on or before Dec. 17 at 4:00 p.m. at: FL.Lands@dec.ny.gov. or by mail to: Open Space Conservation Program NYS Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway Albany, NY 12233-4250. For more information and talking points go to SenecaWhiteDeer.org. or meet the expert at this lunch program. The League program is a "brown bag - bring your own lunch" at 11:45 a.m. The presentation begins at noon and is held in the Fellowship Hall of the Presbyterian Church, 24 Park Place. Geneva, NY.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
5:30-7:00pm
Geneva Public Library
Community Room
The Supreme Court and Democracy: The Right to Vote. The League of Women Voters of Geneva (LWV- G) announces a presentation by Paul Passavent, Associate Professor of Political Science at Hobart & William Smith Colleges entitled: The Supreme Court & Democracy: the Right To Vote" on Thursday, Nov. 20th at 5:30 in the Community Room of the Geneva Public Library. Dr. Passavant has taught courses on Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, and Law and Society. He is the author of several books including: No Escape: Freedom of Speech and the Paradox of Rights (NY Univ. Press, 2002). The League of Women Voters of Geneva, LWVof NY State and the National League are working to improve election processes to extend, encourage and protect voting. The League is concerned with the legal trends that may be contributing to the suppression of voters' rights and we are looking to Dr. Passavant to shed light on the subject. The talk is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
7:00
Coxe Hall, Room 8
HWS Campus
Proposition No 1-Redistricting Reform & the NY Constitution-How will you Vote on November 4th?. The League of Women Voters of Geneva in conjunction with faculty of HWS colleges will be presenting a panel discussion entitled: Proposition No 1- Redistricting Reform & the NY Constitution - How will you Vote on Nov, 4th? The panel including Professors Iva Deutchman, DeWayne Lucas and Judith McKinney. It will be held Thursday. Oct 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Coxe Hall, Room 8. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
5:30pm
Lochland School
Geneva NY
Agnes Scott Lewis Annual Award Dinner. The 2019 award winner will be honored.

Nominations for this award will be accepted until May 10. See the ASL Award page