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LWVFA December Topic

Topic of the MonthProgram Planning for LWVUS and LWVFA 2018-2020

If it is Program Planning time, it must be December! This year, we are evaluating the national (LWVUS) and local (LWVFA) Leagues’ positions to determine whether there should be a new study (or restudy of a current position) and/or which position(s) to emphasize for League action in the 2018-2020 biennium.  Since the League’s positions are used to influence public policies (advocacy and lobbying) at all levels of government, this is your chance to affect the League’s advocacy on national and local issues!  Let's discuss!

The December 2017 Fairfax VOTER Newsletter features LWVFA and LWVUS Program Planning for 2018-2020. Please find the 2018-20 Program Planning article in color

If you would like to view the full December VOTER in color, click here. Note that the color file is large -- 19 MB. 

Members are asked to review the positions of LWVUS and LWVFA and decide for each:

  1. Are there any new issues that should be studied? Why and prioritize new issue(s) to study.

  2. Do any of the current positions need updating (restudy)? Explain why and prioritize position(s) needing restudy.

  3. Are there any positions on issues that should have priority for action? Why is action needed and prioritize items in order of importance?

  4. Are there positions that should be abandoned (deleted) because they no longer apply or have been accomplished? If so, explain why.

  5. Who is willing to work on the issue/position?  (Names and contact information should be included

In addition to material in the December Fairfax VOTER, these additional resources will be used for discussing Program Planning 2018-2020 for LWVUS and LWVFA during the December unit meetings.  Click on name of file to read and/ or to download to your computer.  NOTE that two of the files are the “official” Unit Discussion Response Forms—“Units' Response Form for LWVUS 2018-20 PP.docx” and “Units' Response Form for LWVFA PP2018-20.docx

The list of files:

1. LWVUS program planning letter 2017 (PDF)

2. LWVUS program planning leaders guide. 2017-18 final 1(PDF)

3. INSTRUCTIONS to Units for LWVUS PP 2018-20.docx

4. Units' Response Form for LWVUS 2018-20 PP.docx

5. Units' Response Form for LWVFA PP2018-20.docx

6. Unit Discussion Leader's Guide

Join the discussion at any of the following times and places.  If you have any questions, contact LWVFA Program Director Sherry Zachry at

Our unit meetings will meet across Fairfax City and Fairfax County from December 9th through the 14th. The At-Large Discussion and Briefing will be Saturday, December 2nd, 10:00 a.m. at the LWVFA office, 4026-B Hummer Road, Annandale VA 22003-2403 (inside Annandale Community Park).

December 2017 Unit Meetings

Monday, December 11th

Noon. Greenspring (GSP) 

Village Square Card Room

7430 Spring Village Drive

Springfield, VA, 22150

For details:  Contact:  Edith (703) 644-3970 or Gloria (703) 852-5113


Wednesday, December 11th

9:30 a.m. McLean Day (McL)

StarNut Café

1445 Laughlin Ave.

McLean, VA 22101

Contact: Anjali (703) 509-5518 or Sheena, 703-481-0933

9:45 a.m. Mt. Vernon Day (MVD)

Mt. Vernon District Government Center

2511 Parkers Lane

Alexandria, VA 22306

Contact: Gail (703) 360-6561 or Diana (703) 704-5325

10 a.m. Fairfax Station (FXS)

8739 Cuttermill Place

Springfield, VA

Contact: Kathleen, (703) 644-1555 or Sherry, (703) 730-8118

7:15 p.m.  Fairfax City Evening (FCE)

The Green Acres Center, Room 112

4401 Sideburn Road

Fairfax VA 22030

Contact:  Ellen and Amy,

7:30 p.m.  Reston Evening (RE)

Hunter Mill District Community Room

North County Government Center

1801 Cameron Glen Drive

Reston, VA 20190

Contact:  Rona, (703) 282-2262


Thursday, December 14th

9:00 a.m. Reston Day (RD)

11624 Sourwood Lane

Reston, 20191

Contact: Charleen, 703-620-3593  

9:30 a.m. Springfield (SPF)

4468 Edan Mae Ct,

Annandale, 22003

Contact: Marge, 703-451-0589

10:30 a.m. Centreville-Chantilly (CCD)

Olga’s home

Contact: Leslie for directions. 571-213-6384

1:00 p.m. Fairfax/Vienna (FX-V)

Oakton Room 1, Oakton Regional Library

10304 Lynnhaven Pl.

Oakton, VA 22124

Contact:  Bob by phone (563-299-5316) or at

7:45 p.m. Mount Vernon Evening (MVE)

Paul Spring Retirement Community

Mt. Vernon Room

7116 Fort Hunt Road

Alexandria, 22307

Contact: Jane, 703-960-6820