Friday May 11, 2012 at 2:00 PM EDT
Saturday May 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM EDT


Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa Downtown Hotel 
111 W. Fortune Street
Tampa, FL 33602

Phone: (813) 223-1351
Note: The LWVF group rate is $95/night, which includes breakfast and parking.

Driving Directions 

Tentative Itinerary

Friday, May 11, 2012
8:30-11:30 AM: LWVF/EF Board of Directors Meeting
12:30-2 PM: Sisters Across the Straits Luncheon
2-5 PM: Council of Leaders Check-in / Registration
3-4 PM: Presidents' Meeting
3-4 PM: New Members' Orientation
4-5 PM: Voter Service Chairs' Meeting
4-5 PM: Budget 101 w/ Margaret Wolter
4-5 PM: Speakers' Bureau Training w/ Pam Goodman
5-6 PM: Welcome Reception & Silent Auction
6-8 PM: Dinner on your own
8 PM: The Florida Orchestra presents Rhythms of Cuba, with music director of La Orquesta Nacional de Cuba, Enrique Perez Mesa

Saturday, May 12, 2012

7-8 AM: Breakfast at hotel
7-8 AM: Council of Leaders Check-in / Registration
7-8 AM: Budget Q&A with Margaret Wolter
7 AM -5:15 PM: Wares Table Open
7 AM-1:15 PM: Silent Auction
8 AM: Action Motions Deadline
8:15 AM-10:20 AM: Council Convenes - Plenary Session I
10:20-10:30 AM: Break
10:30-11:30 AM: Visioning and Strategy Session: "Local League Muscle"
11:30 AM-12 PM: Florida Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince on the Purpose of Merit Retention
12-1 PM: Working Lunch: Fundraising Panel
1-1:15 PM: Break
1:15-3:20 PM: Council Reconvenes - Plenary Session II
3:20 PM: Council Adjourns
3:20-3:30 PM: Break
3:30-5 PM: Speakers' Bureau Training w/ Pam Goodman
3:30-5 PM: Workshop -- Constant Contact/Twitter 101
3:30-5 PM: Caucus -- Cool Cities Initiative
3:30-5 PM: Caucus -- Transportation Study
5:30-6:30 PM: Shuttle available to transfer members to Columbia Restaurant
6:30 PM: Dinner and Flamenco Show

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Return home


Jessica Lowe-Minor 
League of Women Voters of Florida 

"Viva la Liga!"

2012 Council of Leaders

All local League leaders are invited to attend LWVF's 2012 Council of Leaders in Tampa! In addition to discussing important League business, attendees will participate in valuable workshops while socializing with other local League leaders from throughout the state.    

The events planned include:

  • Sisters Across the Straits luncheon
  • Cuban-themed welcome reception and silent auction
  • Florida Orchestra performance at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center -- "Rhythms of Cuba" -- featuring the music director of La Orquesta Nacional de Cuba, Enrique Perez Mesa
  • Dinner and flamenco dancing at the world-famous Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City
  • Informative workshops on voter services, strategic planning, fundraising and more!  

Members may choose to register for all events at a discounted package rate or may attend events a la carte. Attendees also may register guests for the Friday night and Saturday night activities.

Please contact the LWVF state office if you have any questions.  Otherwise, we'll see YOU in Tampa!

Prices & Package Options 

  • Council ONLY: $79.00
  • Saturday Night Columbia Dinner & Flamenco: $40.00
  • Council plus Saturday Night Activities$119.00