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Capitol Conection 2017

2917 Convention Information

2017 Convention information and Registration

Registration

Registration Registration will begin on February 1, 2017.Register Today

Attending Convention

Full Registration ............................................ $450 ($395 early-bird rate until April 15) Includes all plenary sessions, all workshops, Saturday banquet, and Sunday luncheon.

One Day registration (Friday or Saturday) .................................................... $100 per day Meals are not included in this option. To attend Saturday's banquet, please purchase that add-on event.

One Day registration + Sunday only ........................................................................ $125 This option includes Sunday's luncheon.

WiFi in plenary and workshop rooms ............................................................ $25 per day

The Add-On Events For more information on the events below, please go to the Add-On Events page.

Lobby Day, Thursday, June 1, 10:00-4:00pm ............................................................. $30 Light breakfast included. All League members are welcome to sign up and attend.

Thursday Voter Service Dinner, "Innovating for Democracy" 7:00-9:00pm ......................................................................................................... $75

Local League Hosted Friday Night Dinner, "Paddlewheel & Pulitzer" 6:30-8:30pm .......................................................................................................... $65

Saturday Banquet, 6:30-8:30pm ............................................................................ $100 This event is included with Full Registration. You will need to purchase this add-on if you made a One Day registration. You are also welcome to purchase an additional ticket(s) for a spouse or friends.

Sunday Luncheon, 12-1:15pm .................................................................................. $65 This event is included with Full Registration and Sunday's One Day registration. You are welcome to purchase an additional ticket(s) for a spouse or friends.

Hotel Information

Lodging Info The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel 1230 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: 916-447-1700

Use this link to make your hotel room reservations or call 800-325-3535 (please reference "LWVC 2017 Convention".) Make your reservations before May 8, 2017 to receive our group rate discount of $169 per night.

You will be receiving complimentary WiFi access in your hotel room.

There is an additional cost for parking at the hotel.

Convention Business

Business of Convention

This is the first call to Convention 2017 as required by the LWVC bylaws, Article X, Section 7. The LWVC Bylaws govern the composition and business of the convention. Our bylaws direct us (See Article X, Sec. 5) to:

officers, directors, and three members of the nominating committee for the 2017-2019 biennium (Article XII) Adopt a budget for the 2017-2019 fiscal years (Article IX, Sec. 2) Adopt program for 2017-2019 (Article XIII) Adopt amendments to the bylaws as needed (Article XVII) VOTING DELEGATES

Attending as a voting delegate is an exciting honor and a responsibility. If you are interested in attending as a voting delegate, speak with your local League or Inter-League Organization (ILO) board immediately.

Voting delegates to the convention are detailed in Article X, Sections 2 and 4:

Each local League and ILO is entitled to send its president, or an alternate in the event the president is unable to attend. The president of a member-at-large unit may attend as a nonvoting member. In addition, each local League is entitled to delegates in proportion to its membership numbers as reported in the LWVUS database on January 31, 2017. Member-at-large unit members may attend as nonvoting members. NOTE: only local Leagues that have paid their per member payment (PMP), or received an exemption because of proven hardship, are entitled to voting representation at the convention

HOW MANY DELEGATES?

Article X, Section 4. Representation. The local Leagues shall be entitled to delegates in proportion to their membership as of the record date of the year of the biennial convention in accordance with Article X, Section 8. Each local League shall be entitled to at least one delegate in addition to the local League president as provided in Article X, Section 2(b). When local League membership reaches 51 voting members, the local League shall be entitled to one additional delegate. Thereafter, one additional delegate shall be authorized for each additional 50 members.

50 or fewer Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 1 delegate member 51-100 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 2 delegate members 101-150 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 3 delegate members 151-200 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 4 delegate members 201-250 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 5 delegate members 251-300 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 6 delegate members 301-350 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 7 delegate members 351-400 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 8 delegate members 401-450 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 9 delegate members 451-500 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 10 delegate members 501-550 Local League or Associate Local League Members (inclusive): 11 delegate members Sincerely,