September 2017 LWVGGB Newsletterer
September 11 5:00 PM LWVGGB Board Meets City Building, Room 210
September 11 6:30 PM Migration Advocacy Meets Ken De Groot Hall - St. Willy's
September 12 9:30 AM Health Care Committee Meets 825 East River Drive #31, De Pere
September 18 Fair Voter Maps Committee Meets 205 W Mission Road, Allouez
September 25 Clean Bay Backers Waterfront Revitalization Program
September 26 7:00 PM TURBOCHARGE: An Education Program for the public. BC Library Auditorium
September 26 National Voter Registration Day
October 2 6:30 PM Access to Justice a public meeting: UWGB's Christie Theater
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 LWVLMR Annual Meeting Details TBA
November 20 5:00 PM Title IV Anniversary Program YWCA Baer Room
TURBOCHARGE is a college/vocational/military/readiness program for all Green Bay Secondary students to earn credits toward a certificate, credential, or degree upon graduation. It was created through the partnership of GBAPS Superintendent Dr. Michelle Langenfeld, , NWTC President Dr. H. Jeffery Rafin, and UW-Green Bay Chancellor Dr. Gary L. Miller. PARENTS, BUSINESSES,EDUCATORS & ORGANIZATIONS - THIS IS AN EVENT WELL WORTHY YOUR TIME!
Start the school year with Turbocharge, an innovative local program focusing on post-high school readiness for advanced education and career opportunity on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. at the BC Central Library's auditorium. We are extremely fortunate that all three Turbocharge developers are the presenters. (See the prior article.) There will be time for questions and discussion. Mark your calendars, attend, and invite others as well. Contact Judy Crain, 432-3185, or JVCrain@netnet.net. for additional information.
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Save the dates of October 2 for Access to Justice at UWGB and October 25 for Michael Kraft's presentation of Civility in Politics at our League's fall kickoff dinner.
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
Pat was a member of the LWVGGB Mediation Committee which after intensive study established a Mediation Center for Brown County in 1997. She served on the Mediation Center's first board of directors as a judicial government representative from the Allouez Village Board and she accepted the role of Acting Chair. Carol Montie, Mediation Committee Chair stated that "Her commitment in this role was invaluable."
Pat has remained active in League participating in League events and assisting with candidate forums. This year she volunteered to be on the Nominating Committee. She will be missed.
Please remember Pat, her family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.
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.
Despite the resistance to putting a price on carbon at the federal level in the U.S., cap-and-trade is proving to be successful, as demonstrated by the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) in nine northeastern states since 2008, and in California since 2012. Further efforts to put a price on carbon through legislation or ballot initiatives are gaining momentum in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, and Washington.
We encourage our legislators at both federal and state levels to seriously consider carbon pricing options and begin a bipartisan, inclusive debate on each plan's merits.
Eleanor Revelle, Chair LWVUS Climate Change Task Force