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Friday, April 28, 2017

Schedule of Activities for Friday, April 28, 2017. Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave South, Bloomington, MN.

Legacy Luncheon

11:30 am Convention and Legacy Luncheon registration opens

12 – 1:30 pm Legacy Luncheon honoring major supporters of the LWV Minnesota

Luncheon Speaker: Lorna Landvik
Lorna Landvik has authored 11 novels, including Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons, Oh My Stars, and Best to Laugh. An actor, playwright, and comedian, she often performs a one-woman show Party in the Rec Room. Her appearance at the Legacy Luncheon comes in the midst of a tour in support of her newly released book, Once in a Blue Moon Lodge, a sequel to national bestseller Patty Jane's House of Curl. You are sure to enjoy her funny, engaging, and heartwarming presentation. A book signing will follow the luncheon.


Friday afternoon workshops

2 – 4:30 pm Member Leadership Development

Led by Deb Price, LWV Minnesota Membership Leadership Development (MLD) Chair, and MLD coaches. 
Thanks to Local Leagues on-going efforts, we’re GROWING!!  Come share your thoughts about Engaging New Volunteers; Offering New Member Orientation; Choosing Community Partners; Using Google Drive, the Website and state Resources; and Roster Questions.  All members are welcome! 

2 – 3 pm Local Leagues = Grass Roots Power

Led by Kathy Tomsich, LWV Minnesota Advocacy/Program for Action Chair.
Join this engaging session, and you will leave excited and energized to implement more effective advocacy strategies with your local League. Let’s stand up and speak out!


Friday evening social and speaker

5:30 – 7:30 pm Social at Poor Richard's Commonhouse, Bloomington, MN. $7 admission includes light supper. Cash bar. Map/directions

6:30 pm Hear Professor Timothy R. Johnson speak on the topic Appointment of U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Past and Present. Johnson is Associate Chair, Dept. of Political Science, University of MN and Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science and Law. 

Appointment of U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Past and Present
The stakes just keep getting higher for US Supreme Court nominations! How does our current politically-charged process compare with nominations of the past? Has the Senate ever refused to consider a President's nominee, as happened with President Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland? Prof. Johnson is an expert on the US Supreme Court and an engaging speaker. He will share his insights, including thoughts on the nomination process for Neil Gorsuch and what the future may hold.