Unit meetings are resuming. Open to the public, you may choose one that fits your schedule and attend. See below for schedule.

Issues Discussion - Books That Make You Think

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.           


Schedule for Unit Meetings

TOWN CLUB UNIT– Wednesday, April 11 – 11:00 A.M.

Town Club - 1081 East South Temple

Unit Leader – Alice Steiner – 801-363-9193

tc-unit@lwvsl.org

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

gs-unit@lwvsl.org


NITE OWLS – Monday, April 23 – 7:30 P.M.

Unit Leader: Judi Short – 801-487-7387

Please call for location in Sugar House area

nite-owls@lwvsl.org


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

bench-bunch@lwvsl.org


 

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

westside-unit@lwvsl.org

                             

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

sandy-unit@lwvsl.org


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

library-unit@lwvsl.org


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

pc-unit@lwvsl.org

 

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


Unit Meetings are where League action starts.

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.