Join a Discussion Unit

Once you become a member, you can participate in a “Discussion Unit.”

(If you are not yet a member, read about joining and other benefits of membership here.) 
Discussion Units are small group meetings which enable you to: 
    • deepen your knowledge through discussion of Civic Education programs and other current issues 
    • discuss local and state ballot measures 
    • guide League policy and action through consensus discussions of local and state LWV Studies and 
    • visit with new and old friends in small group monthly meetings. 

Before March 2020, Discussion Units met monthly (except in December and during summer months) in various Portland locations. The meetings were usually in a member’s home or in a common room in a member’s residence. 

Since March 2020 and until the pandemic is over, these small discussion groups are successfully meeting via Zoom.

We want to make the opportunity to participate in these important small group discussions available to as many members as possible. Members’ guests are welcome too.

If you are thinking about participating in a Discussion Unit and would like to learn more about this activity, please contact Carolyn Buppert at units@lwvpdx.org.  Alternatively, when you join or renew your membership, you may indicate your interest on your printed Participation Form or online Member Information and Interest Form. The Discussion Unit leader will then add you to the list of participants and contact you before each meeting. 

We offer a variety of options.

Usual days and times for Discussion Unit meetings: 

Unit 2: 4th Monday of the month from 10 am to noon. Barbara Byrd, Leader

Unit 3: 4th Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm (Zoom only). Olivia Smith, Leader

Unit 4: 3rd Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. Lynn Baker, Leader

Unit 5: 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30 am to 12 pm at Terwilliger Plaza.  Linda Mather, Leader

Unit 6: 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Elizabeth Domike, Leader

Unit 7: 3rd Monday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. Ryann Enger, Leader

Find the contact information of the Discussion Unit leaders in your Membership Directory.