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May 2017
May 23 Annual Meeting
For the next few weeks, you will be receiving information for our Tuesday, May 23, Annual Meeting.  The Business Meeting will start at 5:30pm, followed by a light supper, and then Dr. Susan Kern will speak about the Sustainability of the Cook County Health Systems.  In preparation for the meeting, you will be receiving information for the business part of the meeting.  In this newsletter, please use this Bylaws link to review the proposed changes to our current Bylaws. In the 
May 8 Week in Preview, you will receive the Annual Meeting Packet which will include the proposed 2017-18 Budget, Committee Reports, Nominations of Board Members, appointment of  Committee Chairs, and Hazel Hanson Award recipient. 

Since we are providing refreshments, we would like you to RSVP your attendance to Marge Massarello before May 17.  
Second Tuesday
On Tuesday, May 9, Lucia Whalen, Environmental Advocate and Climate Reality Leader, will be the presenter for Second Tuesday. Come to the Nineteenth Century Club, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, from 9:30-11:00am to learn more about the UIC Freshwater Lab May 10-11 "Untrouble the Waters" Summit. Bring a friend along to join you.
Drinks & Dialogue
This month, our Drinks & Dialogue program will be hearing from Bob Haisman from Indivisible Oak Park, and Beverly Graham from LWV OPRF, discussing "Modes of Political Activism."  Join us on Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30-7:00pm, at Skrine Chops House, 7230 W. Madison, Forest Park.  
Let's Go Shopping
There is still time to take advantage of  two opportunities to help our League raise funds this May. On Thursday, May 4,  shop Camille Et Famille, 7418 Madison Street, Forest Park, from 6:00-8:00 pm, while enjoying wine and appetizers. Our League will receive 15% on all purchases. And then on May 12, 13, and 14, you can visit the Good Earth Greenhouse, 7900 Madison, River Forest, to buy plants and garden supplies, while earning 10% on all purchases for our League. What a deal! Share these events with your friends and neighbors. The more shoppers we have, the more our League earns!
Before the Flood
The LWV OPRF Environment Committee in partnership with the Oak Park Library, will be showing the movie "Before the Flood", followed by a discussion on climate change on Wednesday, May 17.  Starting at 6:30pm in the Veteran's Room of the Oak Park Library, the National Geographic movie has Leonardo DiCaprio visiting five continents to see firsthand the effects of climate change. A great movie for the whole family to see.
News to Use
LWV Chicago in Focus - May 11, Chicago Urban League, "Life after Innocence".   Flyer

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