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 Judy Froemke at

We offer a variety of options.

Usual days and times for Discussion Unit meetings: 

Unit 1: the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7 to 9 pm, Jean Trygstad, leader 

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

Unit 3: the 4th Monday of the month from 7 to 9 pm (continuing online after the pandemic), Olivia Smith, leader.  

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

Unit 5: the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm. Linda Mather, leader. 

Unit 6: the 4th Tuesday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Carolyn Buppert, leader 

Unit 7: the 3rd Monday of the month from 1 to 3 pm. Tia Wulff, leader 

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