December 2017 LWVGGB Newsletter
December 4 2:30 PM Environment Committee Meets 1731 E Shore Circle, Green Bay
December 6 Voter Registration at Central and Southwest libraries
December 9 10:30 AM LWVGGB Holiday Brunch and Potluck - Kress Library , De Pere
December 11 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building Room 210
December 11 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken DeGroot Hall - St. Willy's
December 13 Voter Registration at Central and East libraries
December 14 9:30 AM Health Care Committee meets 825 East River Dr. #31 - DePere
January 16 4:30 Fair Voting Maps committee meets Details TBA
January 18 4:00 PM Education Committee meets 102 Olde Allouez Ct.
January 20 10:30 AM Lively Issues! Save the date! Details TBA.
Rustle up your favorite dish-to-pass and join our local Leaguers, their family, and friends for our Holiday Social 10:30 AM on December 9. Hot beverages and tableware will be provided. Be sure to join us for this festive occasion. In addition to socializing with other Leaguers and dining on delightful dishes our brunch will be a great time to meet your board and hear what each committee has been doing. We will talk about upcoming League events and you will have a chance to sign up for volunteer opportunities.
One of the last articles in this newsletter is the proposed changes to the LWVGGB Bylaws. You will have an opportunity to discuss and take action on the bylaw changes at our spring Annual Meeting. A copy of the present bylaws and the proposed changes can be found on our website (Click LWVGGB at the top of this page.) or contact me for a copy.
The LWVGGB does have a Member Assistance program for people who, for whatever reason, are unable to pay the annual LWVGGB dues assessment. We realize that in life there are financial crunch times. If you have hit one of those moments in your life, please let me know and arrangements will be made between our treasurer and me for your LWVGGB membership.
I plan to see you at our December Holiday Social and January Lively Issues.
Thank you to everyone for your work throughout the year! Have a wonderful holiday season with family and friends.
Julie Arneth LWVGGB President email@example.com
VABC has events scheduled on December 6 and 13 at the BC Libraries (See article below.) Voter registration events at area high schools are also being planned. Therefore VACA needs more volunteers willing and trained to assist in voter registration. Feel free to invite friends and relatives who are interested in improving voting access and turnout to attend the training with you.
Reply to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or at 920-660-5674.
Lori Hochschild, League Member
VABC and LWVGGB invites you to sign up for a shift at the library of your choice. We would like 2-3 for each shift to assist citizens to register online or on paper. No, you do not have to work all day - just one shift. Contact <email@example.com> Confirmation of date, time, and place will be sent a week prior to the event.
Lorelei Hochschild, LWVGGB Member
Anneliese Waggoner, Chair
Alderman David Nennig was scheduled to introduce the proposal at the Personnel Committee Hearing on November 28 but the meeting was cancelled. The clerk said it would be rescheduled in about two weeks.
Expanding early voting hours has had a positive response on social media and has received bipartisan support. Yet, it still needs you! Call your alderperson today and attend the hearing when it is rescheduled. Watch your email and the LWVGGB Website for the new hearing date, time and place.
After you contact your alderperson, get in touch with a Personnel Committee member. They are listed below with their contact information.
Tom DeWane 920-465-7803 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Steuer 920-494-4494 email@example.com
Tom Sladek 920-499-7701 firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Moore 920-445-0145 email@example.com
Colleen Gruszynski, LWVGGB Board Member
LWVVUS has reserved a block of rooms in the Hilton, 720 S Michigan Avenue, but they are moving quickly. If you're thinking of going, reserve your room now. You can cancel it if you change your mind. Call 312-922-4400 and ask for a room from the League of Women Voters block.
ARTICLE III Membership
Section 2 Types of Membership Rationale: Delete current language and replace with LWVUS approved text for Voting Members and Associate Members per Memorandum from Pat Donath regarding "Amendment to Conform Bylaws Adopted at LWVUS Convention 2016."
Delete: Section 2 Types of Membership a. Voting Member: Citizens at least 18 years of age who join LWVGGB and who pay annual dues shall be LWVGGB, LWVWI and LWVUS voting members for the membership year. b. Associate Member: All other members who are enrolled in recognized local leagues or the LWVUS shall be associate members. c. Life Member: Those who have been members of the LWV for fifty years or more shall be excused from the payment of dues.
Replacement: Section 2 Types of Membership a. Voting members. Persons at least 16 years of age who join the League shall be voting members of local Leagues, state Leagues, and of the LWVUS; (1) those who live within an area of a local League may join that League or any other local League; (2) those who reside outside the area of any local league may join a local League or shall be state members-at-large; (3) those who have been members of the League for 50 years or more shall be life members excused from the payment of dues. b. Associate Members. All others who join the League shall be associate members.
Section 3 Written Ballot Rationale:Consistent use of abbreviation LWVGGB Delete: League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay Replacement: LWVGGB
ARTICLE: VI Financial Administration Section 3 Budget Rationale: Unnecessary language. The purpose of the budget is understood. Delete: Delete the sentence. The budget shall include support for the work of the LWVGGB as a whole.
Section 4 Budget Committee Rationale: To set a budget timeline. The budget will be reviewed by the Budget Committee and presented to the board for approval before being forwarded to the LWVGGB Annual Meeting for consideration and action.
Delete: Delete the bold wording. A budget committee shall be appointed by the board at least two months prior to the annual meeting to prepare a budget for the ensuing year. The proposed budget shall be sent to all members one month before the annual meeting. The treasurer shall not be eligible to serve as chairperson of the budget committee.
Replacement: A budget committee shall be appointed by the board at the January board meeting. The Treasurer shall not be eligible to serve as chairperson of the budget committee. The board approved budget will be presented to the members for final approval at the LWVGGB Annual Meeting.
ARTICLE VII Meetings Section 2 Annual Meeting Rationale: Simplify language Delete: C. Adopt an adequate budget Replacement: C. Adopt a budget
ARTICLE VIII Nominations and Elections
Section 1 Nominating Committee Rationale: Clarify the language Delete: Delete the bold language. The nominating committee shall consist of three members, one of whom shall be a member of the board. All three shall be elected at the annual meeting. Nominations for these offices shall be made by the current nominating committee. Replacement: The nominating committee shall consist of three members, one of whom shall be a member of the board. All three shall be elected at the annual meeting. Nominations for this committee shall be made by the current nominating committee.
Section 3 Elections Rationale: Language and punctuation clarification Delete: The election shall be by ballot provided that when there is but one nominee for each office. The secretary may be instructed to cast the ballot for every nominee. Replacement: The election shall be by ballot at the annual meeting. When there is but one nominee for each office the secretary may be instructed to cast the ballot for every nominee.
ARTICLE IX Principles and Program
Section 1 Principles Rationale: Language simplification and clarification Delete: The governmental principles adopted by the national convention, and supported by the League as a whole, constitute the authorization for the adoption of the LWVGGB Program Replacement: The governmental principles adopted by the LWVUS Convention constitute the authorization for the adoption of the LWVGGB Program.
ARTICLE X National Convention, State Annual Meeting
Section 2 State Annual Meeting Rationale: LWVWI voting delegate number changed to state League members in attendance at the LWVWI Annual Meeting Delete: The board at a meeting before the date on which the names of delegates must be sent to the state office shall select delegates to that annual meeting in the number allotted the LWVGGB under the provisions of the LWVWI Bylaws. Replacement: Any voting member of the LWVGGB attending the LWVWI Annual Meeting is eligible to vote at the meeting.