About Us

A Message from our President

2021-2022 Board of Directors

Janet Gorn
Vice President
Constance Gilman
Secretary (Acting)
Barbara Greiling
Patricia Freed
Voter Services Director
Carol Noggle
Volunteer Director
Judy Hingle
Membership Director (Acting)
Catherine Ring
Membership Outreach Director
Catherine Ring
Action and Advocacy Director
Cynthia Chambliss
[C-100 Candidate Debates]
Meeting Co-Directors
Miriam Anver (Fauquier)
Laura Feld-Mushaw (Pr William)
Fauquier Unit Director
Ruthann Litchford

Issue Study Co-Chairs
Affordable Housing (Fauquier)
Margaret Strano
TBA (Prince William)
Book Discussion Chair
Constance Gilman
Newsletter Chair
Constance Gilman
Sips & Civility Chair
Cynthia Chambliss
Communications Director
Carol Proven
Market Place Chair
Barbara Amster
Government Observer Corps Chair
Carol Noggle

When do we meet?

Board Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month and open to the general membership. Information about board meetings and all other activities are found under Sign-Up Genius. Click here to go to SignUp Genius. General Meetings are called three times a year in addition to the Annual meeting.

Bylaws and Handbook

Board Handbook, May 17, 2022, incl. ByLaws

LWV-PWFA Bylaws amended May 15, 2022

Meeting Minutes

LW-PWFA Meeting Minutes are archived on the Website and filed by year. (Click here for the Minutes)

Our Communications Network

Membership in the LWV includes not only membership in the LWV-PWFA Local League, but membership in the LWV of Virginia (LWV-VA), the LWV of the United States (LWVUS), and membership in the LWV National Capital Area (LWVNCA). LWV-PWFA members keep connected through a communication network of messages from each LWV level.

    LWVUS. The LWVUS issues a bi-monthly newsletter, “LWV League Update,” from the desk of the LWUS national President Debora Ann Turner. Included is information on the calendar of webinars and virtual meetings, action taken, resources, LWV business, letters and memos issued, Leagues in the news, and LWVUS staff highlights.
    LWV-VA. The LWV-VA issues a monthly newsletter, “Virginia VOTER,” which includes a variety of State-level information articles. Newsletters are posted on the LWV-VA website (www.lwv-va.org) by date.
    LWV-PWFA. The LWV-PWFA employs several communication tools to keep members both informed and to sign up for events and activity participation opportunities: Website www.princewiliamlwv.org, Newsletter, Facebook, signup Genius.

Financial Resources

League Funding is derived from several resources, 1) Member Annual Dues, the primary source of operating funds (Not tax deductible), 2) The Education Fund, income raised through donations (Tax deductible), 3) Grants, and 4) LWV Wares Boutique.

    1) Member Dues. Member Annual Dues are the primary source of operating funds. There are 6 Class of Membership.
    2) Education Fund. The purpose of the Education Fund is to promote political responsibility through informed and active participation in government. Income is raised through donation campaigns conducted periodically. Donations are tax deductible. The Fund operates exclusively for education purposes, including but not limited to the following:
    A) To build participation in the Democratic process,
    B) To study public policy issues in Virginia in an unbiased, nonpartisan manner, and
    C) To educate and empower people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues.

The LWVUS acts as a Trustee for the LWV-PWFA Education Fund account through its Grant program. The LWVUS/EF operates the Local Education Fund program at no cost to participating Leagues. The program allows Local Leagues that are not incorporated 501(c)(3) organizations to collect tax deductible donations.

    3) Grants. The League benefits from Grant Programs, in particular to fund specific public education projects or programs. In addition to grant programs from public and private sources, the LWVUS provides Local Leagues with pass-through grant funding. Pass-through Grant opportunities are announced via the League “Update Newsletter” email. The LWVUS national office provides training, toolkits, visibility resources and more as part of the grant process and is available to work with the Grantee Local Leagues to address any issues throughout the Grant period. The LWVUS point of contact is listed in the Grant contract.
    4) LWV Market Place. The Leagues raises funds through the sale of LWV-related items available to both members and the public.