LWV OPRF June 17 Week in Preview

Though it may not feel like it today, summer is coming!! We will be sending limited emails for the next few weeks. If you missed our Annual Meeting, you can still access the program on our website. There will be a LWV Cook County Food for Thought luncheon with Arnold Randall, General Superintendent of the Cook County Forest Preserves,  on Thursday, July 18. To purchase tickets, go here.
The LWV IL Biennial Convention, held June 8-9 in Champaign, was a busy and informative weekend. Workshops, caucuses, and networking were the highlights of the weekend.  Approving a new board, bylaws changes, and program work for the upcoming  2 years was done by our delegates Marsha Borders, Ann Courter, Beverly Graham, and Peggy Kell. You can read Ann Courter's short summary of the convention doings here. You can also access workshop and caucus convention materials here.

J. Byrnes, D. Nowak, V. Moritz, R. Hoskins, J. Voogd
The Forest Park Village Board of Commissioners approved a resolution honoring Illinois being the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment on June 10 at their monthly board meeting. Thanks to Michelle Fitz-Henry for attending the meeting and presenting the yellow roses. The Oak Park Village Board of Trustees will be presented the same resolution for approval tonight, June 17. The River Forest Village Board of Trustees approved the resolution on May 28.
Each year, our League provides a Local League Representative to attend the LWV Cook County monthly meetings. These meetings take place in downtown Chicago on the second Tuesday on the month, from 10:00am-Noon. You will learn about the many interest groups that study and observe Cook County governmental boards. All local leagues within Cook County send representatives to these meetings. Need more information? Have questions? Contact Beverly Graham.