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2019 Annual Meeting material, Recent and Future Events.

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2019 Annual Meeting material

Past Events

Huge turnout for Nov.2017 panel on
Panel on 11/13/17: End of Life Choices
End of Life Choices

As part of LWVH's ongoing lobbying work, we met with Congressman Lee Zeldin. From left: Glorian Berk, Judi Roth, Mr. Zeldin, Carol Mellor and Martha Potter

On Oct. 25 LWVH sponsored debate between Ken LaValle and Greg Fischer for 1st SD Senate seat
On Oct. 13, we sponsored 1st CD debate between Anna Throne-Holst and Congressman Lee Zeldin

LWVH Fall Luncheon Features Cookie Queen Kathleen King

Kathleen King On Thursday, September 29 from noon to three pm, come with some friends to enjoy a 3-course menu, stunning water views and a talk titled "Perseverance: The Journey of Kathleen King" by acclaimed cookie company entrepreneur Kathleen King of Tate's Bake Shop.



  • Register in person by Friday, October 14th
  • Register by mail: Postmarked by Friday, October 14th and received by October 19th
  • Apply for absentee ballot in person by Monday, November 7th
  • Apply for absentee ballot by mail: postmarked by Tuesday, November 1st
  • Deliver ballot in person by Tuesday, November 8th
  • Deliver ballot by mail: postmarked by Monday, November 7th and received by Saturday, November 12th

Some of the 32 attendees
2016 Blahs Luncheon drew 32 guests

Gladys Remler, Co_Chair Special Events attended
Spec. Events Co-Chair Gladys Remler & others

Several non-members sat with Co_Pres. Judy Samuelson

A Productive Planning Meeting!

Members and Board members met to plan 2016 programs on Jan. 11. Despite disappointingly low attendance, the group came up with a substantive set of interrelated goals. Improving voter turnout, linked with greater participation by more members, was the consensus. Thanks to all who gave us their time and ideas!!

50 guests enjoyed our Fall lunch with speaker on Oct. 26

Our Annual Holiday Party

Co-Presidents Glorian Berk & Judy Samuelson welcome guests to 2015 holiday party

Anna Throne-Holst, Tip Brolin and Jay Schneiderman enjoy the event

Partygoers Sally James, Judi Roth, Estelle Gellman and Richard Davgin

Bridget Fleming chats with cousins Nada Barry and Beth Barth

Southampton Debates

Goodman & Fleming debate 10.13.15
Amos Goodman and Bridget Fleming compete for County legislator position

candidates for EH Town Council debate Oct. 13 2015
Three of four candidates competing for two seats on EH Town Council

Jay Schneiderman and Richard Yaztremski compete for SH Supervisor job

Candidates for four seats on SH Town Council


NVR Day 2014

SH and EH Anti-Bias Task ForcesOur July 2015 meeting presented representatives of the Anti-Bias Task Forces of East Hampton and Southampton. These groups are comprised of volunteer citizens who work to address issues of prejudice and discrimination.

Looking Toward Fall Activities

Local Leagues will be organizing meetings this fall on three very important issues. The state League will be asking for member input on a concurrence regarding raising the age that individuals are treated as adults in the criminal justice system from 16 years old to 18 years old; currently, 16- and 17-year-olds are considered adults. LWVUS is asking for input on two studies: the process by which the US constitution can be amended and the issue of money in politics.

At our June 2015 Public Info Meeting, experts in their field presented facts about bottled, tap and filtered drinking water.

The Education Committee took top prize in Youth Services category at the LWV-NY 2015 Convention in Albany on June 7 2015

Congressman Lee Zeldin To Speak At LWVH Annual Meeting May 17, 1-3 P.M., Southampton Cultural Center

The East End's newly-elected Congressman Lee Zeldin (1st C.D.) will be guest speaker at the 38th Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons on Sunday, May 17, 1-3 p.m. at the Southampton Cultural Center, 25 Pond Lane. All are invited to hear him speak on issues and initiatives that directly affect the East End.

After his talk, the business portion of the League meeting will include adoption of the budget for 2015-16, the election of officers and directors, and the adoption of local program. Also on the agenda is the presentation of the Betty Desch Student Leadership Award of a $1,000 scholarship to senior Natalie Palumbo of Southampton High School, and the announcement of the two students--12th grader Sarah Pierson and 11th grader William Taylor Reddick of Southampton High School--who will attend the NYS League Education Foundation's annual "Students Inside Albany" conference, May 17-20.

The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For further information or to join the League, call the League phone at 631-324-4637, go to the League's website at or 'like' the League on Facebook.