Calendar 2019

If you have questions about any of the events listed on this page, please call the League Office at 228-4041, unless another point of contact is specified.

Date

Event

9 September
Board Meeting

5:45 p.m., Talbott Tower.

23 September
Electoral College Discussion

5:30 pm, Flyboys Deli, 2729 Fairfield Commons. Join us for a discussion on the Electoral College with Tim Hraster, Lecturer of American History & Culture. Happy Hour until 6:00 pm; each pay our own dinner tab. RSVP to the League Office at 937-228-4041.

12 November
Centennial Reading Series - The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers

6:30 pm, Basil's on Market, 312 N. Patterson Blvd, Dayton. The Hello Girls: America's First Women Soldiers, by Elizabeth Cobbs is the story of how America's first women soldiers fought in the US Army in 1918, helped to win World War I, and earned the vote. The US Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were the masters of the latest technology - the telephone switchboard - and were charged with connecting telephone lines and dispatching messages between units and command posts. While Suffragettes picketed the White House and President Woodrow Wilson struggled to persuade a segregationist Congress to give women of all races the vote, these competent and courageous young women swore the Army oath. The last of them were discharged in 1920, dismissed by the Army with no veterans benefits.

RSVP by Friday, 8 November to D.J. Shade at so we can give the restaurant a headcount.

7 March
Save the Date: Centennial Dangerous Dames of Dayton Celebration

Join us for dinner at the Dayton Art Institute with speaker Susan Page, Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today, political contributor for CNN & MSNBC, and author of The Matriarch, Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty. Tickets are $100 in celebration of 100 years of women’s securing the right to vote. Contact the League office at 937-228-4041, email league@lwvdayton.org, to make your reservation, or use the PayPal link below.