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April 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

March 31 7:00 p.m. Candidate Forum: District 6 Nicolet School

April 5 7 - 8 ELECTION DAY: VOTE411 myvote.wi.gov

April 5 11:30 a.m. BCREA Luncheon w/School District Superintendents

April 11 9:00 a.m. Health Care Committee Meets 826 East River Drive

April 11 5:00 p.m. LWVGGB BOARD MEETING Room 300 City Building

April 11 6:30 p.m. Immigration Network Meets Ken De Groot Hall

April 12 3:00 p.m. Redistricting Committee Meets 121 Green Avenue

April 16 9 a.m.-1:30 BC Water Issues Forum Brown County Central Library

April 19 All Day Voter Registration: All Brown County Libraries

May 2 5:30 p.m. LWVGGB Annual Meeting and Dinner w/Speaker Jay Heck

June 3-4 LWVWI Annual Meeting--Egg Harbor's Landmark Resort

LWVGGB MINI CONFERENCE

BROWN COUNTY WATER ISSUES Saturday, April 16, 2016 Brown County Central Library Pine Street, Green Bay 54301 Program is Free and Open to the Public

9:00 a.m. Gather and Visit Exhibits/Displays

9:25 a.m. Opening Remarks and Introduction of Speakers

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Invasive Species; Titus Seilhiemer, Fisheries Specialist at UW Sea Grant Institute

10:15 -10:45 a.m. Phosphorus; Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Geoscience and Environmental Science UWGB

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Nitrates/CAFO's; TBA

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Petition for Corrective Action/U.S. Environmental Protective Agency: Kimberlee Wright, Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates

12:15 - 12:20 p.m. Closing Remarks LWVGGB 12:25 - 1:30 p.m. Time to View Exhibits/Displays

Exhibitors: Baird Creek Parkway, Brown County Land Conservation, Citizen Climate Lobby, Clean Bay Backers, Clean Water Action Council, Kewaunee Cares, League of Conservation Voters, NEW Water, Sea Grant

Kathy Lefebvre, Natural Resources Chair

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

We enjoyed Wendy Scattergood's enlightening and thought provoking presentation about Polling in this election season at our March dinner-meeting. Yes, we have had an interesting month, and our Voter Service has been especially active. A hearty thank you goes out to the many members and non-members who have helped the following League organizers during this election season. Anneliese Waggoner scheduled seven candidate forums. Beth Hudak designed our on-line voters guide, VOTE411. Sally Sieber and her cadre of Independent SRD's organized voter registration at area libraries and high schools. I am certain they appreciated your help. Please continue to say "Yes!" when your assistance is requested.

One more Candidate Forum for Green Bay City Council District 6: Joe Moore (I) and Heba Mohammad Date: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM Place: Library, Nicolet School, 1309 Elm Street, Green Bay The candidates will answer questions from the audience. The forum is free and open to the public.

Take a friend to vote on April 5.

Julie

LWVGGB ANNUAL MEETING AND PROGRAM

Public Is Welcome HOLIDAY INN STADIUM RAMADA WAY, GREEN BAY, WI 5:00 p.m. MAY 2, 2016

JAY HECK Executive Director of Common Cause in Wisconsin

The Assault and Destruction of Democracy in Wisconsin and What We Can Do About It in 2016

SCHEDULE 5:00 LWVGGB Annual Meeting; 6:00 Social 6:30 Dinner with Presentation to follow

Dinner Choices; Charcoal Grilled Salmon Filet topped with a Citrus Cream Sauce. Served with Baby Red Potatoes Chicken Florentine: Breast of Chicken stuffed with Spinich, Wild Mushrooms and Feta. Served with Wild Rice Vegetarian option available upon request Dinners include vegetables,salad, rolls, and beverage

Mail your dinner choice and a $22 check made out to LWVVGGB to Julie Arneth, 2279 Mt. Olive Drive, Suamico, WI 54313 by April 30th. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Questions: 920-434-0764/jularn@sbcglobal.net

WELCOME NEW MEMBER

LWVGGB would like to welcome the following members to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting you at future events and exchanging ideas during committee meetings.

Please add these members and their contact information to your Directory.

Janice Galt: Email <jwgalt@gmail.com> Phone 920-432-5947

Peggy Jones: Email <gbpbjones@gmail.com> Phone 920-530-4086

Levonne Tappa: Email <ltappa.70@gmail.com> Phone 608-742-1405

A new 2016-2017 Directory will be available in November.

BROWN COUNTY RETIRE EDUCATORS INVITATION

The Brown County Retired Educators Association has invited the LWVGB to join them for lunch with the Brown County school district superintendents 11:30 a.m. April 5 at Wally's Spot 1979 Main Street. The superintendents will shar information about their school districts. Cost is $12. To make your reservation by April 1 call Bev Braun, (920) 499-4961, or emailbbraun5@new.rr.co

LWVWI ANNUAL MEETING AT LANDMARK RESORT

The state Annual Meeting will be held at the Landmark Resort in beautiful Egg Harbor, June 3-5. The meeting will begin Friday evening with dinner and a speaker on The Economic Case for Improving Water Quality. It will continue Saturday with Colleen Gruszynski as our third annual Zabelle Malkasian Lecture, speaking on How to Engage the Emerging Electorate, which is made up of younger, more diverse voters. That will be followed by sessions designed to help Leagues be more effective, our business meeting and awards ceremony. On Sunday there will be an optional opportunity to join a Door County Trolley tour of three lighthouses on the peninsula. LWVWI has scheduled more time for informal visiting and networking this year, and the Landmark Resort offers many comfortable spots for casual small group gatherings.

Full agenda, hotel reservation information, and online registration can be found here: http://www.lwvwi.org/NewsEvents/2016AnnualMeeting.aspx exercise their right to vote.

IN MEMORIAM

Rosemary Hinkfuss, long time League member and community activist, passed away on March 2. In addition to her community work, Rosemary raised a family and held local, county, and state political offices in Wisconsin. We will miss this delightful and dedicated woman who enriched the lives of our League members and our community.

WI CIVICS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

A requirement in Act 55 of the 2015-17 biennial state budget. states that any students graduating from a Wisconsin high school (starting with the class of 2017) "takes a civics test comprised of 100 questions that are identical to the 100 questions that may be asked of an individual during the process of applying for U.S. citizenship by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the pupil correctly answers at least 60 of those questions." For more information about this Civics requirement click here. http://dpi.wi.gov/social-studies/civics

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