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. You can join our League any time. The Membership Application is posted on the Membership webpage.

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.

Hot Topics Luncheons for 2018-2019

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

The topics and speakers for the luncheons are listed below.

Information is also posted 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.

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

Same date, new speaker and topic

Jan. 14 – “The State of Fracking in PA in 2019,” Karen Feridun, Berks Gas Truth

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 – “Electoral College and Electoral Reform,” Dr. Kellen Gracey


Hot Topics Luncheon for April 2018: a Report and more is posted on Environment>Special Interests.

2019-2020

The dates of the Hot Topics Luncheon are: 2019: September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9; and 2020: January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13.