Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings are on normally held the 3rd Thursday at Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 Staples.

Current Links and Documents

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:30-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Excellence
3209 S Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
November Lunch Meeting. Hear from Dr Nancy Vera about education, grants, and CC ISD. RSVP to 361-455-4536 if you want to purchase a bx lunch ($10 for members, $12 for non-members) Public Welcome Stay after the meeting for a brief summary of our PAVP grant and how you can get involved!
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
5:30-7pm
Ben F McDonald Library
4044 Greenwood Dr,
Corpus Christi, TX 78416
Planning Meeting for PAVP grant. LWV-CC will hold a planning meeting with prospective community partners on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Ben F. McDonald Library at Greenwood and Horne Rd., regarding the Public Advocacy for Voter Protection grant. Community organizations who share the League's goal "to mitigate the impact of the Texas voter photo ID laws," or who need additional information are invited to contact LWV-CC President Chris Davis Garcia at garciachris1714@gmail.com
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30pm
Havana Club
500 N Water St #105
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
The Lowdown on Downtown. Join the League of Women Voters in enjoying an evening downtown to learn about the development and revitalization of downtown. A sign of a successful city is a vibrant downtown with art, business, people, food, and personality. What makes downtown Corpus Christi unique and special and how can we make it even better? How are we drawing people downtown to live, work, and play? Find out what is new now and what is coming soon.

Delicious complimentary snacks from Havana and cash bar

Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:30-1:00pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Lunch Meeting - Legislative Update. Come hear what our state government is up to from Todd Hunter, Chuy Hinojosa, and Abel Herrerro

Everyone welcome.

Call 361-455-4536 to reserve a lunch box ($10 for members, $12 for non-members). No need to call if you don't need a lunch.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
11:15am
Corpus Christi City Hall
Council Chambers
1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Women's Equality Day. Celebrate the 97th anniversary of women's right to vote with city council.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
11:30-1:00pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
room 106
3209 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
August Lunch Meeting - Port of Corpus Christi. Come hear Executive Director, John LaRue, and Port Commissioner Barbara Canales talk about the future development plans for the Port of Corpus Christi.

RSVP to 361-455-4536 if you want to reserve a lunch box ($10 for members, $12 for non-members) or bring your own.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
11:30-1:00pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S Staples, Corpus Christi TX 78411
July Lunch Meeting. Come get a LWV update and get deputized to register voters!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
7-9pm
Corpus Christi City Hall
1201 Leopard St
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Candidate Forum for Mayor. Mayoral Candidate Forum for May 6 special election. Listen to candidates, ask questions, and make an informed vote. Early voting April 24-May 4.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
11:30AM-1:00PM
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
March Lunch Meeting. Meet Elaine Wiant , president of the Texas League of Women Voters, hear a Legislative Update, and discuss Strategies to increase May 6, 2017 Registered VOTER Participation in the upcoming special election for Mayor

Barbecue Lunch free to all current LWV-CC Members--Guest or non-member $15 In order to eat - you MUST RSVP to 361-537-1313.

Del Mar Center for Economic Development - room 106

Thursday, February 23, 2017
11-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development

3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Monthly Lunch Meeting. Annual planning meeting to set strategic goals and plans for the upcoming year.
Monday, January 30, 2017-Tuesday, January 31, 2017
 
Austin, TX LWV Texas Lobby Days. http://lwvtexas.org/ for more information and to register
Thursday, January 19, 2017
11-12:30
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Room 118
January Lunch Meeting. "Texas A&M University Corpus Christi - Opportunities and Challenges" with Interim President, Dr Kelly Quintanilla

lunch 11:20 - 11:40 lwv business 11:40 - 12:00 speaker 12:00-12:30

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
5:15-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel Monthly Executive Board Meeting.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
5:30-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd,
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Holiday Meeting. Wrap up the year with door prizes, complimentary appetizers and desserts, hot and cold beverages, wine and beer. Must be a current member to attend (you can join at the door or on-line now!)Please RSVP to
Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:30am-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 South Staples St
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Monthly Meeting - School Bond Presentations. Presentations on the Corpus Christi ISD ($194M) and Del Mar South Campus ($139M) Bonds. Know before you vote!
Thursday, October 20, 2016
 
City Council Chambers
1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Candidate Forum. Mayor City Council Districts 1,2,3,4 At Large City Council Del Mar Trustees District 2, 5 Del Mar Trustee At Large Representative CCISD Trustees
Thursday, October 13, 2016
6-9:30PM
City Council Chambers
1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Candidate Forum 1. US Representative District 27 Texas Senate District 20 13th Court of Appeals Place 3 214th District Court Judge Nueces County District Attorney Nueces County Sheriff Nueces County Commissioner Precinct 1 Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 Place 1 Nueces County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Place 1
Friday, October 7, 2016
5:30-10pm
Downtown Corpus Christi Voter Registration Table. We will be registering voters!
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
Del Mar Campus
TAMU CC Campus
National Voter Registration Day. Join us at various locations to help register new voters - contact Sandra Heatherly at (361)876-4321 to volunteer.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
11:30-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411


Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
September Lunch Meeting. City Budget Process District 4 City Council Member Colleen McIntyre will show us where the money comes from and where it goes.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
11:30-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411


Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
August Lunch Meeting. Countywide Polling Program (Voting Centers)

Party Leaders and the County Clerk will present information and answer questions on the State Countywide Polling Program. Nueces County has applied to participate in this program which would no longer require people to vote in their assigned precinct on Election Day. Instead, everyone would be able to vote in any polling place, like Early Voting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
5-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
LWV-CC Board Meeting. Monthly Board Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 2016
5:30-7:30
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Annual Meeting. 5:30-6:00 Networking and Membership Renewal 6:10-7:10 Business Meeting 7:15-7:30 Door Prizes

LWV-CC no cost Guests $10

Delicious appetizers, drinks, delectable desserts

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
11:30-1:00pm
Del Mar College Center for Economic Development
3209 South Staples
Room 117
April Lunch Meeting. Planning for the Annual Meeting and the upcoming year: Budgets, Program Topics, Board Nominations

RSVP by Friday, 4/15 to 361-445-4436 to reserve your lunchbox

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
11:30-1:00PM
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
3209 S Staples, Corpus Christi TX 78411

Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
March Member Lunch with TX Secretary of State, Carlos H. Cascos. Secretary Cascos will discuss responsibilities of the Office of Secretary of State, Voter Rights, Motor Voter Law, and the Texas and Mexican Affairs Division for 30 minutes and then answer questions.

We will meet in room 106. Call 361-445-4436 to reserve your spot!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
5:30-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
March Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:00-9:30PM
City Council Chambers
1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX
LWV Primary Candidate Forum. Candidates invited from contested races - County Commissioner, Precinct 3; Justice of Peace, Precinct 2, Place 1; Constable, Precinct 1, Constable, Precinct 3; Constable, Precinct 5; and County Chair of Nueces County Democratic Party
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
5:30-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
February Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
6:30-8:30PM
City Council Chambers
1201 Leopard Street
Corpus Christi, TX
LWV Primary Candidate Forum. Candidates invited from contested races - US Representative, District 27;13th Court of Appeals, Place 3; 214th District Judge; District Attorney; and Nueces County Sheriff
Thursday, January 21, 2016
11:30-1:00
Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, 3209 Staples, Corpus Christi TX
Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
City Ad Hoc Streets Committee. Why was the Ad Hoc Street Committee formed? Who is on it? What do they hope to accomplish? What have they done so far? Find out from our distinguished speakers: City Councilman Rudy Garza, City Councilman Chad Magill, Committee Chairman Andy Taubman

Lunch Reservations - Box Lunch available for $10 by January 19, 2016 Box Lunch Reservations 361-445-4436

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
5:15 - 7PM
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Monthly Board Meeting.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
5-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Member Holiday Meeting. Enjoy the festive roast beef carving station, fruit and vegetable platters, potato skins, wine, beer, coffee, and tea while visiting with LWV-CC friends and hoping to win fabulous door prizes (restaurant and retail gift cards, gift baskets)

You must be a LWV-CC member to attend (still time to join up and come to the party!)

Call 361-445-4436 to RSVP or request a ride An unwrapped Toys for Tots gift would be appreciated.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
11:30am-1pm
Del Mar Economic Development Center
Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
3209 South Staples Street, Room 108
Corpus Christi, TX
Consensus Meeting - Payday & Auto Title Loans in Texas. Payday & Auto Loans in Texas Panel Presentation Pros and Cons LWV-CC Members your opinion is important

STUDY ITEMS FOR REVIEW

Fact & Issues Sheet-Payday & Auto Title Loans in Texas

Consensus Questions to consider

Lunch Reservations Box Lunch available -$10 - by November 17, 2015 Box Lunch Reservations 361-445-4436

Door prizes for LWV-CC members $50 HEB gift card $25 Longhorn Steakhouse

Thursday, October 15, 2015
11:30am-1pm
Del Mar Economic Development Center
Corner of Kostoryz & South Staples
3209 South Staples Street, Room 108
Corpus Christi, TX
Analyses of Proposed Seven (7) Constitutional Amendments for the November 3, 2015 Constitutional Amendment Election. October LWV-CC Monthly Membership Meeting.

Guest speaker: Dr. Juan Urbano, Jr. Assistant Professor TAMU-CC. Dr. Urbano's research interests include Rural vs. Urban Political Divides, Minority Political Behavior, Campaigns and Elections, and Interest Group Behavior.

Lunch Complimentary for current LWV-CC Members or those who join by October 13, 2015

Lunch Reservations due by October 13, 2015, 361-445-4436 Questions: contact LWV-CC President Dr. Mary Jane Garza drmaryjanegarza@gmail.com

Thursday, September 24, 2015
11:30am-1pm
Del Mar Center for Economic Development
(corner of Kostoryz & South Staples)
3209 South Staples Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
LWV-CC Monthly Membership September 2015 Meeting. Our September meeting will focus on voter registration and will feature Mr. Tyner Little, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance officer for Nueces County and Ms. Kara Sands, Nueces County Clerk. These speakers will bring us up-to-date on the current status of Nueces County polling sites and the plans to assure that ADA compliance is achieved and acceptable to the Department of Justice. Their presentation will be from Noon to 1:00 with time for questions and answers from the audience.

Following their presentation Ms. Nuri Rodriguez, Voter Registration Supervisor for Nueces County will train any of our members needing their initial or renewed training to become certified deputy voter registrars. This dual presentation should be very informative and worthwhile for all members.

Box lunches will be provided by the Del Mar Culinary Arts Department, please call the League's answering service at 445-4436 and leave a message to reserve a box lunch. The cost is $10.

For those who want to attend but not eat, that's fine! You may bring your own brown bag or snack if you like. See you there!!

Friday, August 28, 2015
6-9pm
Corpus Christi Country Club
6300 Everhart Rd
Corpus Christi 78413
Women's Equality Day Celebration. A Celebration and fund-raiser to recognize the 95th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America which gave women the Right to Vote!! Come join the League of Women Voters-Corpus Christi for a special evening of networking and fellowship, delicious food, music, silent auction, and recognition program.

Honorees are TRAILBLAZERS whose life's work has closely aligned with the League's mission. They are:

Nelda Martinez, Mayor of Corpus Christi
Diana Barrera, Former Nueces County Clerk
Suzie Canales, Environmental Activist
Judy Hawley, Chairwoman, Port Commission
Jessica Davila-Burnett, Stripes Executive
The late Linda Bridges, President of the Texas American Federation of Teachers

Three organizations in our community also will be honored for their efforts in "Making Democracy Work." They are:
The Corpus Christi YWCA
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Alumnae
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Cost is $40 for LWV-CC members and $80 for non-members. Invite a friend to join you, and make your reservation here on this website

For more information, call the League at 445-4436.

Thursday, July 16, 2015
11:30--1:00
Del Mar Economic Center
3209 South Staples Street (corner of Kostoryz & South Staples)
Corpus Christi, Texas 78411
LWV-CC Monthly Membership July 2015 Meeting. Topic: Legislative Update-84th Legislative Session

Invited Speakers:

Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa
Representative Todd Hunter
Representative Abel Herrerro

Box Lunch available at $10 Please call the following number by July 14, 2015 for Box Lunch Reservations: 361 445-4436

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
5:30-7pm
Emerald Beach Hotel
Kokomo Room
1102 So. Shoreline
Corpus Christi, TX
78401
Monthly Board Meeting. Monthly LWV-CC July Executive Board Open Meeting
Saturday, June 13, 2015
9am-2:30pm
YWCA
4601 Corona Drive
Corpus Christi, TX
Board Retreat. New officers for the League of Women Voters-Corpus Christi Area were elected on May 23, 2015, at an annual meeting which celebrated the 70th anniversary of the local League. The new Board will hold a planning retreat on Saturday, June 13, at the YWCA to discuss leadership opportunities, program planning, and dates for meetings and special activities.

The following officers will lead the 85-member organization during 2015-2016:

President: Dr. Mary Jane Garza VP Program: Judy Landress VP Community Relations: Bobbie Wood-Hughes VP Member Services: Chris Davis Garcia Treasurer: Alex Garcia Jr. Secretary: Michele Villarreal-Kuchta Directors: Sally Farris, Coretta Graham, Dr. Matilda Saenz Nominating Committee Chair: Maria Jimenez

LWV-CC was founded in the mid-1940s and has worked since then to meet the League's mission as a non-partisan, political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support any candidate or any political party.

The membership year is June 1 through May 31.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
10am-12pm
Sugarbaker's
2766 Santa Fe
Corpus Christi, Texas
70th LWV-CC Annual Meeting. All members are strongly encouraged to attend! Please RSVP (leave a message at 445-4436) on or before May 21st. The menu will include waffles, quiche, French toast and other breakfast pastries as well as champagne flavored mimosas. The cost for this special brunch occasion is $20 per person, and we encourage you to bring your spouse or a friend who is interested in the work of the League. See the May 2015 VOTER for more details including Nominees for Office.

Archived Information

Link to Past Calendar Recap of Recent events:

2016

2016 Annual Meeting Workbook

Proposed 2016/2017 Budget

Proposed 2016/2017 Officer Slate

Important Election Dates for Nueces County. Important Election Dates

Annual May Dinner to present plans for upcoming year and renew memberships Thursday, May 26 5:30-7:30 at Emerald Beach Hotel

2015

Early voting information, precinct polling location changes and Voters Guides (English & Spanish) for the Nov 3 Constitutional Amendment election here

Opportunities for LWV members to participate in 2015 Voter Registrations on Sept 20, 22, Oct 24, Oct 31 & Nov 6. Please review the dates and sign up to help.

OCTOBER Membership Meeting. Dr. Juan Urbano, Jr., TAMUCC, provided his analyses of the proposed constitutional amendments. Complimentary lunch for League Members. October 15, 2015 More in Oct VOTER.

SEPTEMBER Monthly Membership Meeting. Nueces County Polling Place and ADA compliance updates, followed by training to become a certified deputy voter registrar. More in Sept VOTER. September 24, 2105.

JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING. Thursday, July 16

Del Mar Economic Development Center, 11:30-1pm Invited speakers: Sen. Chuy Hinojosa; Rep. Todd Hunter; Rep. Abel Herrerro. $10 box lunch available (Call 361-445-4436 by 7/14) Details in July Voter

BOARD RETREAT 2015. Saturday, June 13. 9am until 2:30pm. LWV-CC new office space in the YWCA, 4601 Corona Drive, Corpus Christi. Members welcome; RSVP to LWV-CC President, Dr. Mary Jane Garza

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - MAY 23 2015 As the League of Women Voters celebrates its 95th birthday, LWV-CC celebrates its 70th. Annual meeting was held Saturday morning, May 23rd at Sugarbakers, 10am-noon $20 Ms. Ruthann Geer, past president of the Texas LWV and current Leadership Membership Development (MLD) coach for our chapter was the special guest. Actions: Officer elections for the coming year,proposed budget approval, ratification of local position statements.

APRIL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - SPECIAL EVENING MEETING - Public Forum on Water Management Invite your friends, family and neighbors to this important free event. April 16, 2015 Additional details in the April Voter 5:30pm-8pm, Del Mar Economic Development Center.

MARCH MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Hibachi Grill, 5274 South Staples, Thursday, March 19, 11:30am - 1pm. (Note location change.) Important discussion of local LWV-CC position statements, available in the March Voter.

2014 Evening meeting, Tuesday, Nov 18, 6pm. Move to Amend. Del Mar College Cenetr for Economic Development, 3209 Staples, Room 106. Read the LWV Primer on Campaign Finance Refore

Holiday Gathering. Thursday, December 11, 5pm-7pm at the Cactus and Vine, 2115 Ayers Street, near Del Mar College. Bring a donation of pet food for PALS no kill animal shelter. Two candidates Forums Monday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 15. Different contested positions and candidates featured at each public forum. Corpus Christi City Hall Council Chambers, 1201 Leopard Street, 6pm-9pm. See September Voter or the Calendar for details.

Saturday, September 13 - Membership Tea at Jeanne Adams home, 215 Louisiana, 1-3pm Members and invited guests.

Thursday, September 18, Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, Room 107, Corpus Christi. Presentations on local bond issues. Meeting open to the public. Claudia Jackson (Del Mar College), Lorette Williams (Corpus Christi ISD) and Natasha Fudge, P.E. (City of Corpus Christi). To reserve a box lunch plus drink (cost $10), call 445-4436 by 9/15. "Brown bag" lunches welcomed.

Evening meeting, Tuesday, Nov 18, 6pm. Move to Amend. Del Mar College Cenetr for Economic Development, 3209 Staples, Room 106. Read the LWV Primer on Campaign Finance Refore

Holiday Gathering. Thursday, December 11, 5pm-7pm at the Cactus and Vine, 2115 Ayers Street, near Del Mar College. Bring a donation of pet food for PALS no kill animal shelter.

August 21 - Membership lunch meeting at Del Mar College Center for Economic Development, Room 117. Women's History Month quiz, plus presentation by Stacie Talbert Anaya, CC Parks and Recreation. Brown bag welcome or call 992-2784 to reserve lunch for $10.

June 24, 6pm. Last district meeting (City Council district 2) to introduce Plan-CC 2035.

June 28, 9am-1pm. City-wide public session to discuss the results of the district meetings and introduce the planned calendar and objectives.(American Bank Center, 9:00AM-1:00PM; free parking & light refreshments.) (ATTEND and WEAR YOUR LWV PIN!)

Plan-CC 2035 will replace or update the fragment city master plan, (introduced in the late 80"s with no amendments since 1995). NOTE: This activity dovetails perfectly with the LWV-CC plan to study and update our positions on the bayfront master plan, transportation, and neighborhood parks (http://www.plancc2035.com)

Help wanted to staff the LWV table at Art Walk. June 5. June 6-10 LWVUS 51st National Convention, Dallas, Texas

69th Annual Meeting of the Corpus Christi Area League of Women Voters

  • ~ Saturday, May 17th, 10 AM to noon
  • ~ Sugarbakers Bakery, 2766 Santa Fe
  • ~ Cost per person $15. RSVP 361-445-4436

    Members will enjoy a champagne brunch while

  • voting on the new slate of nominees for officers and the proposed budget
  • discussing the league's direction and business
  • and, possibly, hearing from a surprise speaker!

    This is a great opportunity for members to assist in shaping our future actions for the community and the 2014 elections. Please plan to attend!! More information in the Calendar.

    April 12. Join LWV-CC at Earth Day-Bay Day, 8:30-5, Heritage Park.

    April 17, 11:30 am. Jeff Shea, expected site manager for April 17 - M&G's facility planned for the Corpus Christi ship channel is the scheduled topic. Location: Del Mar Center for Economic Development.

    April 24, 7:00 PM, rm 514, White Library, Del Mar East campus. Move to Amend. David Cobb will tell the story of the American creation myth and the Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights. Visit Barnstorming@movetoamend.org for all the details.

    April 25-27 LWV Texas State Convention, Austin, Texas.

    May 17 - Annual Meeting (luncheon)

    Water Management Strategies for Corpus Christi presented by Gustavo Gonzalez, Asst City Manager, March 20, Del Mar Center for Economic Development, 11:30am. Lunch available $10 only w/RSVP.

    Friday, December 20, 5-7:30pm. Christmas Happy Hour & new member recruitment. We will gather at 227 Water Street in the Dos Comales Cantina. There will be appetizers and a cash bar with lots of Christmas spirit and enthusiasm for the coming year. Bring a friend who is interested in joining in the work of our local League, and plan to have a fun evening.

    11/21/13 LWV-CC conducted the Consensus Session on the Texas Human Trafficking Study. The M&G presentation was rescheduled to accommodate this important consensus study.

    10/17/13 Mayor Martinez and Councilman Loeb joined us to talk about Destination Bayfront; members of opposition groups joined the discussion. (Due to scheduling difficulties our local League did not sponsor the planned public forum related to the bond issue election for Destination Bayfront.)

    September 19th General Membership Luncheon - Topic: Voter Registration and Deputizing

    September 24th - National Voter Registration Day Location: LWV-CC members & partners will be registering voters at TAMUCC