Unit meetings are resuming. Open to the public, you may choose one that fits your schedule and attend. See below for schedule.
For the March and April unit meetings, many in the Salt Lake League have selected a book to discuss. The following list of books was recommended by members of the Salt Lake Board or individual units. You might be interested in reading some of them. All are available in the Salt Lake County library system and are probably available at a library in your area or at your favorite bookstore.
TOWN CLUB UNIT– Wednesday, April 11 – 11:00 A.M.
Town Club - 1081 East South Temple
Unit Leader – Alice Steiner – 801-363-9193
GIRL SCOUT UNIT – Monday, April 23 – 11 A.M.–12:30 P.M.
Girl Scout Headquarters, 445 East, 4500 South
Unit Leader: Anne Zeigler 801-944-4163
NITE OWLS – Monday, April 23 – 7:30 P.M.
Unit Leader: Judi Short – 801-487-7387
Please call for location in Sugar House area
BENCH BUNCH – Wednesday, April 25 – 10:00 A.M.
Holladay Library – 2150 East Murray-Holladay Road – 4730 South
Unit Leader: Nancy Melling 801-277-9118
WEST SIDE UNIT – Wednesday, April 25 – 6 to 8 P.M.
Hunter Village Club House, 3440 So. Bambrugh Way (6845 W.)
West Valley City 84128
Unit Leader – Vickie Samuelson – 801-250-9210
SANDY UNIT – Thursday, April 26 – 10:00– 11:30 A.M.
Sandy Senior Citizens Center – 9310 So. 1300 East
Unit Leader - Janice Gygi - 801-550-3585
LIBRARY UNIT – Thursday, April 26 – 12:30 P.M.
Anderson-Foothill Library - 1135 So. 2100 East
Unit Leaders – Kathy Fitzgerald – 801-521-5790; Carole Straughn – 801-664-5897
PARK CITY UNIT – Tuesday, April 24 – 11:00 A.M.
Park City Public Library, 1255 Park Avenue, Park City
Unit Leader – Jill Lesh – 435-655-1965
Suggested Books for Discussion
The Constitution of the United States
Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J. D. Vance
Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right by Jane Mayer
White Trash: the 400-year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg
Rat F**ed: the true story behind the secret plan to steal America’s democracy by David Daley
Evicted: poverty and profit in the American city by Matthew Desmond
Strangers in Their Own Land: anger and mourning on the American right by Arlie Russell Hochschild
A Fine Mess: a global quest for a simpler, fairer, and more efficient tax system by T.R. Reid
White Rage: the unspoken truth of our racial divide by Carol Anderson
The End of White Christian America by Robert P. Jones
Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption by Bryan Stevenson
Reading Lolita in Tehran: a memoir in books by Azar Narisi
Fantasy Land: how America went haywire: a 500-year history by Kurt Anderson
Following is a partial list of the books that will be discussed at individual units. Plan to read the book and attend the discussion. Feel free to attend more than one unit.
Library Unit – Two books: A Fine Mess and Fantasy Land
Nite Owls – Dark Money
Sandy Unit – Dark Money
Girl Scout Unit – Just Mercy
Bench Bunch – Reading Lolita in Tehran
Members are encouraged to join a unit to explore the issues and make recommendations on positions. Once approved by the board and adopted by members, positions crafted from unit meetings become the foundation for advocacy and action.
According to League history, unit meetings got started during World War II in response to gasoline rationing when members found it easier to meet in neighborhood groups or “units.”
Unit meetings are still the foundation of the League. These days, unit meeting times and locations are organized around members’ schedules rather than neighborhood. There are unit meetings at breakfast, at midday and after work. And, members are always welcome to set up a new meeting time and location that will be more convenient for their schedules. Meetings are held from September through May of each year.
League of Women Voters Unit Meetings are made up of four to 15 people who want to discuss a study or become educated on a current topic.
A study is done by local members, and can be a local, state or national topic. When a study or topic is discussed, both pros and cons, and a look at both sides of a subject are included.
Unit meetings are the “grassroots” of the League of Women Voters. They are where differing opinions are welcome and where consensus results in wording to which our members can agree.
Check our calendar for information on dates and venues for unit meetings.