Hot Topics Lunches

SuperiorSignWe hold Hot Topics Luncheons at the Superior Restaurant, 102 State Ave, Emmaus, PA 18049

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We meet in the Banquet Room downstairs. The event starts at 11:30 a.m. through 1:00 p.m. on the second Monday of every month starting in September through April.

We offer presentations by experts in a variety of fields including local issues, government, elections, voting rights, immigration reform and the environment. We plan these topics in the summer. By August, you can find information about upcoming programs on this page and also in the Events section of our Facebook page. Information about past topics is listed underneath. Members also receive information in the member newsletter, The Voter. Click here for the Membership Application.

We offer an optional buffet luncheon for $11 payable at the door. We encourage making reservations by the Thursday before the Monday of the Luncheon by telephoning 610-432-1456 or emailing the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County.


Scroll all the way down for “Hot Topics Luncheon for April 2018: a Report”

Hot Topics Luncheons for 2018-2019

The next Hot Topics Luncheon will take place on September 10.  At the Annual Meeting in May, board members and League members shared ideas for topics. By August, you can find information about upcoming topics and speakers on this page and also in the Events section of our Facebook page. After the luncheon is over, Facebook places that listing under “Past Events.”  On that listing, we often replace the event description with an article about the event.  For example, scroll all the way down for “Hot Topics Luncheon for April 2018: a Report”

Members also receive information in the member newsletter, The Voter. You can join our League any time. Click here for the Membership Application.

Here are the dates of the Hot Topics Luncheon: 2018: September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10; and 2019: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8.

We have already received commitments for the topics of many luncheons.  They are listed below.

2018

Sept. 10 – “Russia – The Impact on US Elections and Politics”  Roger Whitcomb, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Foreign Policy Studies in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  Mary Erdman wrote an article about this presentation for the October issue of The Voter posted in our Newsletter webpage =>Membership section.

Handouts distributed during Dr. Whitcomb’s presentation: Core Russian Assumptions About Foreign Policy  and  What does Putin want (1)

Oct. 8“Fix It: Healthcare At The Tipping Point,” the director of this film, Vincent Mondillo, will speak.  Sponsored by Lehigh Valley Medicare for All  An article about this presentation for the November issue of The Voter posted in our Newsletter webpage =>Membership section.

(November 6 – General Election)

Nov. 12 – “Election Results,” Bill White, Columnist, The Morning Call

Dec. 10 – “The State of Lehigh County,” Phillips Armstrong, County Executive

Hot Topics Luncheon Flyer December 2018

2019

Jan. 14 – “Electoral College and Electoral Reform,” Kellen J. Gracey, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, DeSales University

Hot Topics Luncheon Flyer January 2019

Feb. 11 – “Election Trends,” Christopher Borick, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Muhlenberg College and Director, Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion

Mar. 11 – “The Work of the Wildlands Conservancy and its Impact on the Local Environment,” Christopher M. Kocher, President, Wildlands Conservancy

Apr. 8 – “Impact of DRBC Regulations on the DRB,” Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth


Hot Topics Luncheon for April: a Report

Date: Monday, April 9, 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Topic: “Climate Change”

Presentation by: the Citizens Climate Lobby, a grassroots, non-profit, nonpartisan advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

Guest Speaker: Randy Gyory, Pennsylvania State Co-Coordinator for Citizens Climate Lobby

Topic: A market–based solution for a healthy, livable climate

The second Hot Topics Luncheon presentation that focused on the environment took place on April 9.   Barbara Williams introduced Randy Gyory, Pennsylvania State Co-Coordinator, for Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL.)  Twenty-five attendees learned about CCL’s legislative proposal, Revenue Neutral Carbon, Fee & Dividend, and how it works.  We welcomed four non-members to the luncheon.  One of them, joined that day: Fred Bomberger.  Welcome!

Julie Swan, member of the league in Northampton County and a contributor to the Bethlehem Press, wrote the piece that appears in the May issue of The Voter.  We appreciate Julie writing the piece that we also posted on our Facebook account. You can read it by clicking here.  The pdf version of the PowerPoint has been posted elsewhere on this website on “Environment” under “Issues.”