Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
7:00 a.m.
5 Points Community Market, 2500 Church Street, Norfolk, Va. Money in Politics. The meeting is free and open to the public. If you wish breakfast, the cost is $10.00, including tax; for breakfast, you must RSVP by e-mail Martha Rollins at by April 25th.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Braise Restaurant, 3333 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach, Va. Student Loan Debt. Jared Calfee, Executive Director of Virginia21, will talk about how we might fix the student loan debt problem. The meeting is free and open to the public. If you wish to order lunch, e-mail Carolyn Caywood at by Wednesday, April 27th to make a reservation.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Five Points Community Farm Market
2500 Church Street, Norfolk
(Park in the back)
Voting. The speaker will be the Hon. George E. Schaefer, Clerk of the Court of Norfolk. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Martha Rollins at by May 20th. If you wish breakfast, the cost is $10 including tax. You can opt for "just a chair."
Thursday, May 26, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach
Restoration of Voting Rights. The discussion leader will be Vickie Williams, MPA. Lunch is available from the menu. If you are coming, please RSVP to Carolyn Caywood at by Tuesday May 24.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
ODU President's Dining Room Annual Meeting and dinner. There will be a social time from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. The dinner and program will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The program will be conducted by a panel who will address the question "How Can We the People Help the Region Adapt to Sea Level Rise?" Panelists will include Delegate Ron Villanueva of Virginia Beach, Ms. Tuere Brown, Chesapeake/Suffolk organizer with Virginia Organizing and Dr. Gail Nicula, Adjunct Professor, Strome College of Business, ODU; for questions, contact Lee Barr at Convenient free parking options will be the VIP lot beside Webb Center on 49th Street (because of construction it must be reached from Powhatan Ave. and not from Hampton Blvd.) or the parking garage (levels 3 - 5) beside the football stadium.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
5:00-7:00 pm
Farm Market
27th & Church Streets
Norfolk, Virginia
Welcom event for Mayor elect Kenny Alexander. Salads, wraps, sliders and other items will be available for those who wish to purchase dinner.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
Café Stella
1907 Colonial Avenue
Norfolk, Virginia
CONVENTIONS. Moderator: Our own Martha Rollins
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:00 am
Get Fresh Café at Norfolk Farmer's Market
27th & Church Street (entrance in the rear)
Current view of Virginia graduates & SOL goals. Speaker: Dr. Oktay Baysal, member of Virginia State Board of Education and Professor of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
1:00 pm
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Book discussion. We will discuss the book "Give Us the Ballot!" by Ari Berman. If you are coming, please RSVP to Carolyn Caywood,
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:00 a.m.
Get Fresh Café of the Farm Market
2600 Church Street, Norfolk (park on the east side)
New social studies curriculum in Norfolk schools. Guest speaker: Bruce Brady, Senior Coordinator of History and Social Science. Please RSVP to
Saturday, September 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. to noon
ODU Virginia Beach Center for Higher Education, Room 241
1881 University Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia
FUNdamentals for Virginia and LWV. This will be a general membership meeting. There will be NO unit meetings in September. We will examine together the Virginia Constitution and the amendments proposed on the November 8 ballot.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:00 a.m.
Five Points Farm Market
2600 Church St., Norfolk, Va.
Redistricting. Speaker: Dr. Rudolph Wilson, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Applied Research and Public Policy, Norfolk State University. Please RSVP to Marty Rollins ( if you plan to order continental breakfast ($10.00, tax included) or just coffee ($1.75). Other options are available a la carte.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va.
Pros and cons of light rail.. Judith Brown will lead the discussion. Please RSVP to Janet Bing ( if you plan to order lunch.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 a.m. to 12:00
Larchmont Public Library
Norfolk, Virginia
General meeting.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Braise Restaurant
3333 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, Va.
There is no need to RSVP. Most attendees order lunch.
Discussion of positions of League of Women Voters of Virginia. To see what these positions are, go to We will also discuss Automatic Voter Registration and League Advocacy Day on February 1 at the General Assembly.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00 a.m.
5 Points Farm Market, 2500 Church Street, Norfolk, Va. Discussion of proposed Programs of LWV of VA. Please note that you must respond to if you wish to order breakfast. Continental Breakfast Buffet includes coffee, choice of orange juice, muffins, fresh fruit & hard boiled eggs for $8.00 (including tax). Coffee or hot tea ONLY (no breakfast) is $2.00 (including tax). Topic: Discussion of state positions of LWV of Va.; we will also talk about Automatic Voter Registration.