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In This Issue

LWVIL State of the State Luncheon
The LWVIL annual State of the State Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, Setember 16, at the Union League Club. For more information click here:  click here

LWV Lake Michigan Conference 
The annual LWV Lake Michigan conference will be taking place in Glenview on September 25-26. For more information click here:  Click here

League Calendar

Observer Reports

September 2015
Dear League Member,

I hope you have enjoyed your summer. As an outcome of our May Annual Meeting, our League is working on new initiatives for this year. One of these is a different format for our monthly newsletter.   We would like your feedback on this change.  The hope is that information will be easier to access and in a more reader friendly style.  Please use the link to share your thoughts and suggestions.
Peggy Kell, President LWVOPRF

Monthly Programs
Drinks and Dialogue
On the third Wednesday of each month, our  League invites members and the public to "Drinks &Dialogue".  Held at Doc Ryan's , 7432 Madison,Forest Park, from 5:30-7:00 pm, we will be inviting speakers to interact with the audience on a variety of topics.  At our September 16 program, we will be joined by Jan Goldberg and Kathy Nesburg to discuss re-districting and the Independent Maps initiative that LWVIL is supporting.  We encourage members to bring friends and neighbors to these events

Second Tuesday
On the second Tuesday of each month, the Nineteenth Century Club hosts our League's invited speakers to share their knowledge with members and the public. From 9:30-11:00am, speakers will answer questions about their field of expertise in our community.  The Nineteenth Century Club is located at 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park.  This month our League's President, Peggy Kell, will speak and answer questions about our local League and voter education. 

Observer Reports
An important mission of the League is to advocate for our public policy positions.  Observing governmental meetings is an important part of this mission.  When elected boards know someone is watching, greater transparency is created.  Our Observer Corps does just that.  They attend local school, village, park, township, and library board meetings and report back on actions taken.  At this time, we still have some boards that are not being observed in Oak Park, River Forest, and Forest Park.  Do you have one night a month to attend a board meeting?  Please contact Mary Haley mhaley1026@mac.com or Jan Schlicting marvjane@aol.com for more information.

Membership Committee Meeting
At the May Annual meeting, members determined that a primary goal for this year should be to develop our League's membership and leadership.  Marilyn Cantisano and Donalda Ellek, Membership Committee chairs, are planning their first meeting for Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00 pm at the home of Marilyn, 830 Belleforte Avenue, Oak Park.  Are you interested in welcoming and helping new members become more engaged in our activities? Then please attend this meeting.  Have questions?  Contact Marilyn marilyncantisano@gmail.com or Donalda 

Debate on Iran Nuclear Deal

Ed White, a teacher of Great Decisions at Triton College, will moderate the Debate on the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015.  Three points of view-the Diplomatic Side, the Anti-Diplomatic Side, and the Iranian Sovereignty Side-will be presented in a spirited debate, adding to the public discussion of they vital foreign policy issue.  The Foreign Policy Council, a group of students form Triton College who want to learn about international affairs, is sponsoring the debate.   When: Wednesday, September 2, from 7:00-9:00 pm Where: Veteran's Room of the Oak Park Library.  This is a free and open to the public event.
Suffragist Memorial 

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Virginia Corporation.  It is dedicated to honoring the suffragists who fought for and won women's right to vote.  Their mission is to build a garden-style national memorial to commemorate the suffrage struggle.  To read more about this Memorial or to donate to it's building, click here.    Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

Just a reminder to members that we will be mailing the annual LWV Oak Park & River Forest directory out soon.  Will you be included? If you haven't renewed your membership yet, you may not. Please take a moment now to mail your $60 membership renewal to P.O.Box 3301, Oak Park, 60303-3301.  Or visit our website and use PayPal to stay current  Pay my membership  .   We value your membership! Our League needs your membership and your involvement.  Please renew today.

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P.O. Box 3301
Oak Park, IL 60303-3301