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October 2017 Newsletter

October Newsletter

October 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 2 6:30 PM Access to Justice a public meeting: UWGB's Christie Theater

October 9 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building Room 210

October 9 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall - St. Willy's

October 10 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 825 East River Drive #31, De Pere

October 18 6:00 PM Fair Maps Committee Meets City Building, Room 210

October 19 4:00 PM Education Committee Meets BC Library Board Room

October 25 5:30 PM LWVGGB Kickoff dinner with Speaker Michael Kraft October 28 LWVWI Issues Briefing, Madison Details TBA

November 9 3:00 PM LWVLMR Annual Meeting/Dinner at Hyatt with Lynn Utesch speaker

November 20 5:00 PM Title IV Anniversary Program w/ AAUW and YWCA in YWCA Baer Room

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Two important LWVGGB events which you should not miss this month are Access to Justice on October 2 at UWGB and Michael Kraft's presentation of Civility in Politics on October 25 at our League's fall kickoff dinner. Read more about both of these programs in this newsletter. Also, circle November 9 on your calendar. This is the date LWVLMR will have their annual meeting in Green Bay. After dinner Lynn Utesch will speak about CAFO's and how they affect our local waters and Lake Michigan. Yes, the public is welcome to attend.

A special thank you to the members of the Education Committee and Chair Judy Crain, for organizing Turbocharge to inform our members and the public about an innovative education program in the GBAPS. Those present were extremely fortunate to hear the Turbocharge developers discuss the program and answer questions.

LWVWI Issues Briefing will be held in Madison on October 28. Check the LWVWI website for additional information and registration http://www.lwvwi.org/Home.aspx

Julie Arneth

ACCESS TO JUSTICE

The LWVGGB along with a number of other organizations is sponsoring a public hearing Access to Justice on Monday, October 2 in UWGB's Christie Theater The event is set to run from 6:30 to 8pm. Look for additional information to arrive in your in-box about this event.

LEADERS NEEDED

Help steer the direction of the LWVGGB and grow its impact in our community by signing up for the Membership, the Events Planning, or the Fundraising Committee. These are crucial committees that help our organization and impact grow. Community leaders have asked us to sponsor numerous events for the next six months, including an environmental film festival, a Local Women Trailblazers program, running for local office training, and forums on poverty. We hope to meet these committees before December 2017. Please email lwvggb@gmail.com today to help

FALL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING

League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay FALL MEMBERSHIP DINNER MEETING Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Holiday Inn Stadium, 2785 Ramada Way, Green Bay

Michael Kraft Emeritus Professor, UWGB

CIVILITY IN POLITICS

5:45 Social; 6:30 Dinner with Speaker to follow

Dinner Selections Honey Pecan Chicken: with Wild Rice Pilaf and Sweet Honey Carrots Veggie Alfredo: Creamy Alfredo Sauce over a bed of Fettuccine Pasta with a variety of colorful vegetables. Entree includes: Salad, Baked Rolls with Butter, Beverage, and Gratuity

Send your dinner choice along with a check for $24 made out to LWVGGB before October 18 to: LWVGGB, P.O. Box 1923 Green Bay, WI 54305-1923

LWV LAKE MICHIGAN REGION ANNUAL MEETING

Every state and local League that is a member in good standing of LWVLMR is entitled to one voting delegate to our 2017 Annual Meeting. 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 9 Grand Hyatt Green Bay, 333 Main Street, Green Bay, WI

The business meeting will be followed by a reception and dinner that evening. All League members and guests are invited!

Lynn Utesch of Midwest Environmental Advocates will speak about Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO's) impact on Lake Michigan.

The cost of the dinner is $32 (Attending the annual meeting is free). Register for either or both on our website

http://www.lwvlmr.org/annual-meeting-2017.html

The LWV Lake Michigan Region is an Inter-League Organization made up of 50 local Leagues and the state Leagues of Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. With member Leagues in the watersheds of 4 of the Great Lakes, we advocate on national policies impacting the Great Lakes at the federal level and seek to assist state and local League advocacy on these matters.

TITLE IX ANNIVERSARY

2017 is the 45th anniversary of Title IX. AAUW, LWVGGB, YWCA, and the Women Service Center were all a part of the first Task Force on implementing Title IX. Therefore a joint meeting is planned in the YWCA's Baer Room on Monday, November 20. There will be a 5:30 social and the program will start at 6:00.

Sue Todey who was the Title IX Coordinator for the Green Bay Area Public Schools will present a program on the history of Title IX in the Green Bay School System. She has recently attended training on implementing Title IX for transgender students and will also discuss these changes. Todey is retired and presently serves as a Door County school board member.

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