Meet Me in St. Louis May 3-4
The Metro St. Louis invites you to attend the 64th state convention in St. Louis May 3 and 4. We’ll be meeting in the Hawthorne Room at the Drury Inn at 8700 Eager Road in Brentwood. Make a reservation here to receive the Drury’s group rate of $139 plus tax. Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 (group number 2351722).
In honor of the League’s centennial in 2019, the League of Women Voters of Metro St. Louis has planned a Suffragist Tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery on Thursday, May 2. Guide Mary Ellen Vander Linden will give a presentation dressed as Edna Fischel Gellhorn, the first president of the Missouri League. Other suffragists buried at this cemetery in North County include Virginia Minor (the first president of Missouri’s Woman Suffragette Association), Rebecca Naylor Hazard (an abolitionist and part of the Women’s Congress) and Phoebe Couzins (an electrifying speaker who traveled across the country with Susan B. Anthony to promote women’s suffrage). There will be two one-hour tours as well as refreshments by the chapel. Cost is $20. Go to lwvstl.org to register.
The state board will meet Friday morning, with the convention on Friday afternoon and most of the day Saturday. Saturday’s keynote speaker is Amber McReynolds, a national leader in effective and innovative practices that increases the security, convenience and efficiency of elections. The former director of elections for Denver, she is now the Executive Director for the National Vote at Home Institute and serves as senior strategic adviser on various election-focused projects across the country.
The convention will be held at the Brentwood Drury Inn. Call 314-968-3704 and mention group 2351722 by April 1 for rate of $139 (plus tax) for room with a king bed or two queen beds. Free parking, free hot breakfast, and happy hour from 5:30 to 7 with hot food and cold drinks. Watch for more information soon!