May 2016 LWVGGB Newsletter
May 3 9:00 a.m. Health Care Committee Meets; 826 East River Drive
May 9 6:30 p.m. Immigration Network Meets; Ken De Groot Hall
May 17 All Day; Voter Registration: All Brown County Libraries:
June 3-4 LWVWI Annual Meeting--Egg Harbor's Landmark Resort
June 14 11:30 Voyageur Park in De Pere; Potluck Picnic
Sept 29 TBA Circle this Calendar Date: Fall Kick-off Dinner Meeting with speaker Julie Underwood, a nationally recognized authority on school law and the eighth dean of the UW-Madison School of Education
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 Spinach, 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 LWVGGB to Julie Arneth, 2279 Mt. Olive Drive, Suamico, WI 54313 by April 30th. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Questions: email@example.com
FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE WELCOME
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Bring your favorite dish to pass. Tableware, coffee, and soft drinks will be provided. The June newsletter will include program details.
Warm weather, sunshine, and picnics, go together, but if the day just happens to be rainy and cold we will move the picnic indoors to the nearby Kress Family Library.
Our Natural Resources Committee sponsored a spectacular Mini Water Conference for the Saturday before Earth Week. Four speakers: Titus Seilheimer a Fisheries Specialist at UW Sea Grant Institute; Kevin Fermanich, Professor of Geoscience at UWGB; Kevin Masarik a Groundwater Specialist at UW-Stevens Point; and Kimberlee Wright from Midwest Environmental Advocates presented information about our Wisconsin waters. Additionally, ten organizations interested in our environment set up interesting exhibits.
Special thanks to Kathy Lefebvre and her committee for organizing this community event. If you were unable to attend, links to the speakers' power points will be available on the LWVGGB website.
Save the date of June 14 for our annual potluck picnic at Voyageur Park in De Pere and, though it seems a long time into the future, September 29 for our fall dinner meeting. The Education Committee has invited Julie Underwood to be our speaker. She is a nationally recognized authority on school law, who served as the eighth dean of the UW-Madison School of Education.
An updated member list will be in your 2016 Annual Report. Please let me know if you have corrections or phone/email updates......which reminds me...dues are due either at the Annual Meeting or directly to Treasurer Clayton Smits. A new 2016-2017 Membership Directory will be available in November.
To find the page when you are on Facebook, type "League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay" into the search bar. Upcoming League events that are open to the public will be posted. You can now go directly to our Facebook page to review the details about the time and place of League events.
If you have already "Liked" the page, it will be very quick to go to our Facebook page to seek information about an event, because if you start typing the page name into the search bar, our page name will quickly come up.
Also, we will be posting links to information from other media and Facebook sources that reinforce League policy positions on issues such as voting, public education, redistricting, etc.
If you have questions about using Facebook, contact Kathy Lockard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Why are we doing this? To honor an individual or organization in the community that is doing the hard work of making democracy work. To provide an opportunity for others in the community to honor the recipient. To enhance the visibility of LWVGGB.
Who should be considered for the award? Individuals or organizations that have worked to improve the community and mobilized others to work with them to bring about change. An election year is a perfect time to observe, nominate and celebrate those who share the LWV vision of what it takes run clean elections where all eligible voters exercise their right to vote.
Nominees in the past have been ranked on the following: Does the nominee educate a public (group of people) on issues facing our community? Did the activities of the nominee effect change? Was there a recognizable public policy change as a result? Did the nominee mobilize others to effect change? Did the nominee's work support a LWVWI position?
Information gathered in an on-line nomination form: Nominator's name, address, email address, phone number and relationship to nominee. Nominee's name, address, email address, phone number and length of time active in the community. Why the nominee should be considered for the award. How the nominee exemplifies leadership to effect change through education and advocacy. Description of the impact the nominee has had on our community, naming the population, organization, or event that has benefited from the nominee's efforts. Significant partnerships and collaborations in which the nominee has participated.
Full agenda, hotel reservation information, and online registration can be found here: http://www.lwvwi.org/NewsEvents/2016AnnualMeeting.aspx