LWVOPRF March 13 Week in Preview
This Week
OPRF HS Candidate Forum - March 13, Werner Auditorium, Kretzmann Building, Concordia University, 7:00-8:15 pm.

Second Tuesday , March 14, Deborah Kadin will be discussing the value and importance of the media at the Nineteenth Century Club, 9;30-11:00 am.

There is still time to sign up for the LWV Upper Mississippi May 6 Conference and also read their current newsletter. Find out more here.

Welcome three more new members to our League.  They are Johnilee Yankow, Lauren Behan, and Mary Anne Fishman. Nice to have you with us!
BGA Educational Forum
Hear a special presentation and panel discussion on educational funding at Roosevelt University on March 30.  To find out more and to register for this free event read the  Flyer.
Advocacy with our Legislators
Our Advocacy Committee visited Senator Lightford in March and discussed the many issues facing our community and our state.  Read the recap of the meeting. The next Advocacy visit will be to Senator Harmon on March 21.
Lunched and Learned
On Saturday, the State of the Villages Committee organized another successful fundraiser.  Everything from the food, to the panel discussion by the three Village administrators, to the conversations at the tables was well received. We thank the Committee Chairs, Mary Walsh and Marge Massarello, and the committee members, Judith McDevitt, Marilyn Thomas, Marilyn Cantisano, Heather Cunnigham, and Peggy Kell, for all their hard work over the past few months to ensure a smooth and successful event. Also, thanks to Dan Haley, editor and publisher of the Wednesday Journal, for the superb moderating of our panel discussion. A job well done!
League Tax Exempt Status
Do you know what it means to be a tax exempt organization under a 501(c)(4) designation?  How about under a 501(c)(3) designation? Each week for the next two months, we will share information about these designations and how we as a League use them.  What are the differences? What is the traditional League's tax exempt status?  Would only being a 501(c)(3) be more beneficial to the operation of our League? Stay tuned........