Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 25, 2011
6:00pm
Florence Museum
Florence, SC
Reception to Honor Founding Members and Current State Co-President. Please join us!
Friday, August 26, 2011
 
  Women's Equality Day. Celebrating the signing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
 
Columbia, SC League Leader's Day. LWVSC program. All members are invited.
Friday, September 16, 2011
1 pm
Francis Marion University
Lee Nursing Building
NESA forum on I-73. Forum for public comment on proposed I-73 in South Carolina
Monday, September 26, 2011
5:30pm
Central United Methodist Church
Florence, SC
Nuts and Bolts of the League. Please join us!
Monday, October 24, 2011
5:30pm
Central United Methodist Church
Florence, SC
Redistricting. Please Join us!
Monday, November 28, 2011
5:30pm
Central United Methodist Church
Florence, SC
Criminal Justice. Florence County Solicitor Ed Clements will be our guest speaker. Please Join us!
Monday, January 30, 2012
5:30pm
Central United Methodist Church
Florence, SC
Natural Resources. SC Department of Transportation Commissioner Sarah Nuckles will speak on the I-73 Project. Please join us!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
10:30am-12:00pm
Home of Belva High Annual Fund Raiser. We're having a tea! Please join us!
Monday, February 20, 2012
5:30pm
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Fred Fore Auditorium
Recycling. Ronnie Grant from SONOCO will speak to a joint meeting of the Darlington and Florence Leagues to discuss new plans for recycling. Please join us!
Monday, March 26, 2012
5:30pm
Central United Methodist Church
Florence, SC
Education. Discussion of teacher evaluation featuring two distinguished Francis Marion University graduates:
- Janey Brandis, FMU Assistant Professor & Coordinator of Clinical Experiences and
- Debbie Watson, Florence District One ADEPT (Assisting, Developing & Evaluating Professional Teaching) Coordinator and Director of Employee Services & Evaluations.
Please join us!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11:30am
Top Hat Special Teas
Florence, SC
Annual Meeting. Our guest speaker will be the new Planning Director for Florence County, Jay Graham who comes to us from Wilmington, NC. Mr. Graham is a graduate of NC State University.

Here's the menu: Monte Cristo sandwich, spinach salad, fresh fruit and chocolate buttermilk pie. Drinks, tax and gratuity are included for a cost of $20. If there are any dietary concerns, please let me know.

Please RSVP to Frances Elmore at this e-mail address djmfle@aol.com no later than Monday, April 16. You may pay in advance by mailing your check (Florence LWV) to Frances Elmore, 4205 Byrnes Blvd., Florence 29506.

All members, please join us!

Sunday, August 26, 2012
3:30-5pm
Founders Room, Florence County Library Women's Equality Day Reception. In observance of Women's Equality Day, we will host a reception honoring current Florence County women judges. Voter registration and voter information will be available. Please join us!
Saturday, September 15, 2012
9am-3pm
Columbia, SC LWV-SC League Leaders Day. Visit the LWV-SC website for more information. There's a link on our home page.
Monday, September 24, 2012
5:30pm Networking, 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist, Florence, SC I-Civics with Dr. Jane Brailsford. Please join us!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9 to Noon
Hope Health and Beltline Drive Walmart National Voter Registration Day.
Monday, October 22, 2012
6:30-8pm
Stukes Meeting Room, Florence Public Library Candidates' Forum & Voter Registration. Please join us!
Monday, November 26, 2012
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Florence, SC Recycling: What's It About?. Mike Bessant and Joe Hunter Hyman of Horry County Solid Waste Authority will speak about the Authority's recycling programs. Please join us!
Monday, January 28, 2013
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Art Trail Gallery, 185 W. Evans St., Florence, SC Downtown Redevelopment - Phase II. Allene Glapion-Tellis, Downtown Development Coordinator, Guest Speaker. Please join us!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
2:30-4:30pm
Clay Pot Coffee Shop, 166 S. Dargan, Florence, SC Annual Fundraiser Tea. Please join us for a time of fellowship at an afternoon tea with all the trimmings. Cost is $5 per person.
Monday, February 25, 2013
5:30pm
Florence-Darlington Tech, Fred C Fore Auditorium, Building 400 Joint Meeting with Darlington League. Constance Anastopoulo, Associate Professor of Law at Charleston School of Law, will speak on the topic of criminal justice. (See our home page for a printable flyer.) Please join us!
Monday, March 25, 2013
5:45pm
Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan, Florence Meeting with Florence County Legislative Delegation.
Saturday, April 27, 2013-Sunday, April 28, 2013
 
Spartanburg LWV State Convention.
Monday, April 29, 2013
5:30pm
Central United Methodist, Corner of Cheves and Irby, Florence Annual Meeting of Florence Area LWV. Adopt new budget, elect new officers, and adopt new local program. Guest speakers will be Ralph Porter, Director of Choices, a charter school for grades 7-12, and Assistant Director Eric Lownsberry. Please join us!
Saturday, August 24, 2013
9;30am-3:30pm
St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
1715 Bull St., Columbia
League Leaders Day. Calling all South Carolina League Leaders: You are cordially invited to this informative, fun event to help launch another exciting League year. The theme is "Sustaining South Carolina: Our Land and People, Our League and Leaders."
Monday, August 26, 2013
6-8 pm
Founders Room, Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
509 S. Dargan St., Florence
Women's Equality Day. We will celebrate the passage of the 19th Amendment by honoring Florence County women in elected office. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited. Please come!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
TBA
TBA National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers will be needed to register voters and hand out information about Voter Photo ID requirements.
Monday, September 30, 2013
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Drs. Bruce and Lee Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence Recycling in the City of Florence. City Manager Drew Griffin will be out guest speaker. Please come!
Monday, October 28, 2013
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of S. Irby and Cheves, Florence Land Use and Transportation Planning in the Florence Area. Guest speaker Debi Matthews of Florence County Planning Services and the FLATS Study Team. Please join us!
Monday, November 25, 2013
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of s. Irby and Cheves, Florence Medical Education Programs in the Florence Area. Representatives of Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Tech will speak on new and ongoing medical education programs in the Florence area. Please join us!
Monday, January 27, 2014
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of s. Irby and Cheves, Florence Genetically Modified Food Crops.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Networking 5:30; Program 5:45
Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
509 S. Dargan St., Florence
Celebrate Women's Equality Day. Special Guest Eleanor Roosevelt, as presented by Dyan Cohen, Darlington City Council Member. Please join us!
Monday, September 29, 2014
Networking 5:30; Program 5:45
Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library
509 S. Dargan St., Florence
Town Hall Meeting Celebrating National Voter Registration Day. Features information on the upcoming South Carolina legislative session. Please join us!
Monday, October 27, 2014
Networking 5:30: Program 5:45
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of Cheves and Irby, Florence
(Enter under portico on Irby St.)
Legislative Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform. Please join us!
Monday, January 26, 2015
Networking 5:45; Program 6:00 pm
Central United Methodist Church
Corner of Cheves and Irby, Florence
(Enter under portico on Irby St.)
Watch Us Grow - Building Community through Gardens and Gathering Places. Guest speakers Philip Lookadoo, Director of Planning, Research and Development, and Kendra Cobbs, the new Community Services Manager, both for the City of Florence. Please join us!
Saturday, January 31, 2015
 
Columbia, SC League Education and Advocacy Day.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
1:30-3:00pm
The Clay Pot
166 S. Dargan, Florence
"Fun"d Raiser. Members will receive invitations via email. Paper invitations will be available at the January 26 meeting. If you would like to be invited contact Co-President Hannah Reig at hannahreig@gmail.com.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Networking 5:30; Program 5:45
Central United Methodist Church
Corner of Cheves and Irby, Florence
(Enter under portico on Irby St.)
The Future of Water Quality and Quantity in the Pee Dee. Panel Discussion. Please join us!
Monday, April 20, 2015
6:00 pm
Top Hat Special Teas Annual Meeting. Guest Speaker will be Octavia Williams-Blake, Florence City Council Member At-Large. For members and their guests.
Saturday, April 25, 2015-Sunday, April 26, 2015
 
Bluffton, SC State League Convention.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
1:30-4:30
Florence County Voter Registration and Election Commission Office, 219
Third Loop Road, Florence
Voter Education and Registration Day. Celebrate Women's Equality Day with us! Register to vote and get your free photo Voter ID card. Presentation on Voter ED Law by David Alford, Director of Florence County Election Commission.
Monday, September 28, 2015
5:30pm Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church
Corner of South Irby and West Cheves, Florence, SC
Rai$ing $mart Kid$. Guest Speakers include Dr. Floyd Creech, Florence District 1 Early Childhood Coordinator; Debbie Hyler, Executive Director of the School Foundation; and Dr. Tammy Pawloski, Director, Center of Excellence, and Professor of Education, Francis Marion University. Please join us!
Monday, October 26, 2015
5:30pm Networking; 5:45 Program
Francis Marion University School of Nursing Focusing on Ethics in Politics. Guest Speaker Lynn Teague, Director for South Carolina League of Women Voters. Please join us!
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5pm meet to carpool; 6:45pm Networking; 7pm Program
Meet at Central United Methodist Church, Corner of South Irby and West Cheves, Florence, to carpool to Hartsville Memorial Library, 147 W. College Ave., Hartsville, SC. Money in Politics. Carpool to Hartsville for Joint Meeting with the Darlington League. Dinner at Bizzell's before meeting. Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 17, to djmfle@aol.com or text 864-680-5460 to let us know if you need a ride or can drive. Please join us!
Monday, January 25, 2016
5:30pm Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church A Conversation on Health in the 21st Century. David Ball, RN, a Director for the SC League, will lead the discussion. Please join us!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
TBA
421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia, SC LEAD Day. http://lwvnet.org/lwv/sc/state/files/LEADAGENDA20161-30-16.pdf
Saturday, February 13, 2016
1:30-3:30pm
The Clay Pot, 166 South Dargan, Florence Annual Fundraiser. Members are asked to donate $25 or sell 5 tickets at $5 each. Tickets are available from members. Please join us!
Thursday, February 25, 2016
7-8pm
Colclough Building
111 East Council Street
Bishopville, SC
A Healthcare Conversation. A panel discussion on healthcare issues co-sponsored by the Florence, Darlington, and Sumter Leagues. See our home page for a list of panelists. Please join us!
Monday, March 21, 2016
5:30pm Networking; 5:45 Program
St. John's Church Fellowship Hall, 252 S. Dargan, Florence, SC Watershed Protection for the Pee Dee and Winyah Bay Watersheds. Our guest speaker will be Kitty Weisman, a consultant with the U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Please join us!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
7-8pm
Darlington City Library, off the square in Darlington, SC Celebrating Women's History Month. a video on "shero" Rosa Parks will be shown, followed by a brief activity. Please join us!
Monday, April 25, 2016
6 pm
Fiasco Italian Food & Wine
147 West Evans, Florence, SC
Annual Meeting. For members and invited guests. Cost is $25 for buffet dinner. Please consider inviting a friend who might be interested in joining LWV.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
5:30pm Networking and Voter Registration; 6pm Program
Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence Celebrating Women's Equality Day. View the movie "Suffragettes." Please join us!
Monday, September 19, 2016
5:30pm Networking; 6pm Program
Drs. Bruce & Lee Foundation Library, 509 S. Dargan St., Florence Candidates' Forum. Candidates with an opponent in the November election will be invited. Please join us!
Monday, January 9, 2017
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of West Cheves and South Irby Streets, Florence Health Gap Issues. Speaker from Hope Health. Please join us!
Monday, January 23, 2017
5:30 Networking; 5:45 Program
Central United Methodist Church, Corner of West Cheves and South Irby Streets, Florence Health Care Issues. Guest Speaker Brittany Timmons, DNP-BC, a board-certified nurse practitioner at Hope Health
Please join us!
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9am-3pm
South Carolina Education Association, 421 Zimalcrest Drive, Columbia, SC LEAD (Leadership, Education, And Advocacy Day). Lynn Teague will get us ready for the new legislative session. Patrick Dennis, Speaker of the House's Counsel and former Chief Counsel of the House Judiciary Committee, will share his years of insight on how the SC legislature works. Amy Armstrong, the Executive Director and General Counsel of the South Carolina Environmental Law Project will share the latest on natural resource advocacy in South Carolina, and we will still have plenty of time for a program planning and idea sharing session among League's looking for Make Democracy Work programming and common ground issues. See the January newsletter for registration information.
Monday, February 6, 2017
3-5pm
Central United Methodist Church, corner of South Irby and West Cheves, Florence Board Meeting. Consensus on Health and Program Planning. All League members are eligible to attend. See the January newsletter for consensus questions.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
6-8pm
The Clay Pot, 166 South Dargan, Florence Fundraiser. Wine Tasting with Dennis Fraley, wine aficianado introducing wines to go with the foods served. Tickets are $20, available from board members. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now!
Monday, March 13, 2017
5:30 pm
Central United Methodist Church, corner of South Irby and West Cheves, Florence. Women Making History Yesterday and Today. Joint program with NAACP celebrating Women's History Month. Featuring Maggie Glover, Lashonda Nesmith Jackson, Jill Lewis, Doris Lockhart and Deborah Hopla.