Programs

VIRGINIA BEACH BRANCH
2020-2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Per our National organization all face to face meetings have been discontinued until further notice due to COVID 19.

Topic: Gerrymandering

Time: November 18, 2020

Liz White, the Executive Director of OneVirginia2021 Foundation, will be our speaker at our November 18 meeting. This foundation promotes nonpartisan redistricting reform in the Commonwealth of Virginia through research, analysis, and education.

The Foundation conducts research into the advantages and disadvantages of proven redistricting methods, generates nonpartisan analysis of the issues, and makes the results of both available to the public for educational purposes.

As we know, a gerrymandering amendment is (was) on the November 3 ballot this year. At the time of this newsletter, no results were known. AAUW has endorsed efforts to end gerrymandering. Come and learn what Virginia has done and what our next steps are.

Topic: Virginia Beach Mayoral Race

Time: October 21, 2020

When a presidential election comes about, we sometimes forget that much of what governs our life is LOCAL!  So, come to our October program to meet (via Zoom) the candidates for Virginia Beach mayor.  Both Jody Wagner and Mayor Dyer will give us a 10-minute summary of their plans for the city.  You’ll have time to ask questions.  Each of you is encouraged each to come.  And, ask a friend to join us from the comfort of their own home.  We WANT an informed electorate!

 September Branch Meeting September 16, 2020 
 
6:30 p.m. (meeting) 

  Join us VIRTUALLY

Our topic will be “Good Things About the Pandemic.”  Our speaker will be … US! Are you saying that this will be a short meeting?  I think that we’ve all done some things during our “lock down” that we are happy to have done.  I think that we’ve learned things…about ourselves and others that we are glad to have learned.  And, I think that we can all learn ways of coping from other smart, capable women.
So, zoom on in at 7pm on 9/17 with your stories of how you’ve coped… what you’ve learned…and what you’ve done to survive this pandemic.  You are bound to learn something.  And, hopefully, our stories will encourage laughter (a great coping skill!)