March 15, 11 am: LWVMO Board Meeting – Springfield*
March 24: Centennial of Carrie Chapman Catt speech at Jubilee Convention where she said, “Let us then raise up a league of women voters.”
March 29: Centennial of Missouri law on women’s suffrage
May 2: Suffragist tour of Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis
May 3-4: Board Meeting* and LWVMO State Convention, St. Louis
June 5: Centennial of Congress passing the 19th Amendment
July 3: Centennial of Missouri ratification of the 19th Amendment
Oct. 16-18: Centennial of Missouri League of Women Voters
Nov. 13: Centennial of St. Louis League
Feb. 14: The national League of Women Voters was formally organized in Chicago. Carrie Chapman Catt described the purpose of the new organization: “The League of Women Voters is not to dissolve any present organization but to unite all existing organizations of women who believe in its principles.”
Aug. 18: Centennial of women’s suffrage victory. Tennessee was 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment.
* Most board meetings begin in the morning around 9:30 am and end the middle of the afternoon around 3 pm. Those covering two days generally begin around 2 pm on the first date and end the next afternoon around 2 or 3 pm.