The annual meeting and brunch of the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County was held on April 14 at the Gateway Center Hotel in Ames.  Entertainment was provided by renditions of songs from the Suffragette Movement provided by Mary Richards and Friends.  The guest speaker was Kimberly Hope, Operations Manager of Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS).  IRIS is a non-profit, non-religious organization which brings students, journalists, business people, educators, and government leaders to Iowa from Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia, to promote international understanding, development, and peace.  Attendees at the annual meeting also heard a presentation from Doris Kelley who is leading the effort to develop and implement recognition during 2019 of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was the culmination of the Women's Suffrage Movement.

The two major awards presented annually by the Ames and Story County Chapter were awarded:  Edna and Wayne Clinton received the Making Democracy Work Award for 2018, while Mary Sand received the Carrie Chapman Catt Award.

The morning concluded with the annual business meeting of the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County.