Centennial Luncheon Celebration

McKINNEY, TX -- The League of Women Voters turned 100 years old on February 14, 2020. Suffragists founded the nonpartisan organization to promote voter education and advocacy in the same year that women gained the right to vote from the passage of the 19th amendment. It began as a "mighty political experiment" designed to help women carry out their new responsibilities as voters.


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the League of Women Voters and the 19th amendment, the League of Women Voters of Collin County invites the public to a Centennial Luncheon on Saturday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club. The luncheon will be moderated by LWVUS past president Elisabeth MacNamara, and it will honor 50-year members, Donna Bening and Meg Titus. The speakers will be Nancy Bocskor, Director of the TWU Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy, and Kimberly O’Neil, Professor of Political Science at Collin College. McKinney Youth Onstage will do a performance about the history of women’s suffrage, written by LWV member Patty Jantho and directed by Doug Valentine. Enjoy the music of a quartet from Frisco Independence High School.


Tickets and sponsorships are available at www.lwvcollin.org/annual-luncheon.


The mission of the League of Women Voters is ‘Empowering voters. Defending democracy.’ LWV-Collin County hosts candidate forums, creates Voters Guides, prepares personalized sample ballots with candidates’ responses on www.vote411.org, registers voters, provides public policy educational forums, does presentations about voting and elections, and distributes voting information. Membership is open to men and women of all ages. More information is available at www.lwvcollin.org.


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.