What’s Happening With League?

We have many exciting events  coming up in Manhattan.  Please check out our calendar for the most up-to-date news!

Date & Time         Place Description
Thursday, December 10, 2015
11:30 (lunch) 12:00 (program)
Tallgrass Tap House Icebox room, 320 Children in Poverty In Manhattan. Andy Hutchinson, Director of Head Start, USD 383 will speak on children in poverty in our area. He will include trends, what is being done to address the issue, and what is needed.
Saturday, December 12, 2015
9:30 a.m-11:30 a.m.
Auditorium, Manhattan Public Library Dr. Bob Shannon, Superintendent of USD 383 Schools: Providing Excellence with Less.. Join us as Superintendent of Manhattan Schools, Dr. Bob Shannon speaks of the challenges of maintaining our schools with declining state funding. We will meet at 9:30 for coffee with the program beginning at 10 a.m.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
1:30-3:30 pm
Community Room at Meadowlark Hills (Members Only) Focus Group Report, Kristin Brighton of New Boston Creative Group. Join us to hear the results of our consultant, Kristin Brighton of New Boston Creative Group. She is studying voting attitudes of younger voters in Manhattan for us and has completed her focus group studies. We plan to follow up on her report later in the year, but this is the news right off the presses!
Thursday, January 14, 2016
11:30 (lunch) 12:00 (program)
Tallgrass Tap House, Icebox Room
320 Poyntz Avenue
Growth Management Plan, Wildcat Creek. We hope to have a City Commissioner to speak to us about growth in Manhattan and the progress on the Wildcat Creek Grant.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
11:30 (Lunch) 12-1:00 (Program)
Tallgrass Tap House, Icebox Room
320 Poyntz Avenue
Engaging Young Citizens. Manhattan High School Principal, Greg Hoyt will speak about engaging young people in civic responsibility, including being informed, registering, and voting.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 (Program)
Tallgrass Tap House, Icebox Room
320 Poyntz Avenue
What’s Happening in the Kansas Legislature?. Katha Hurt, Assistant to Kansas Senator Tom Hawk, will inform us about current legislation and issues of concern for League members and citizens.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
11:30 (lunch) 12:00-1:00 Program
Manhattan Public Library, Groesbeck Room 11:30 (Bring your lunch!)
12:00-1:00 Technology room
ICivics 0n-line Exploration. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is a passionate supporter of civic responsibility. She spearheaded an exciting learning place for citizens of all ages. This includes video games and infinite resources for children, parents, and teachers.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
11:30 Lunch, 12:00-1:00 Program
Tallgrass Tap House, Icebox Room
320 Poyntz Avenue
Influences on the Political Process. Speaker: Dr. Brianne Heidbreder, Kansas State University Associate Professor of Political Science. Dr. Heidbreder will speak about the influence of public interest initiatives on the political process and how to engage potential voters, especially first-time voters.
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