Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 19, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
The Science of Substance Abuse and Treatment Options. "The Science of Substance Abuse and Treatment Options" is the topic of the Manitowoc County League of Women Voters public forum at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Hall, 900 Quay St.

Dan Walters, R.Ph., pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Manitowoc, is the guest speaker. Walters serves as a clinical instructor for Wisconsin's drug recognition program and has given presentations to law enforcement groups across the state. He was a research fellow in the Department of Pharmacology at UW-Madison and has been recognized for excellence in teaching and mentoring pharmacy students. His areas of interest include alternative and natural medicines.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Madison College Truax Campus
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI
LWV Wisconsin Issues Briefing. LWVWI is preparing for this year's Issues Briefing in Madison on Saturday, October 28th from 9 AM + 2:30 PM. The meeting will take place at Madison College Truax Campus, 1701 Wright Street.

The Keynote Speaker will be Attorney Glorily A. Lopez on Current Issues on immigration.

Midmorning sessions will be an update on WI Gerrymandering Lawsuit with Professor David Canon; Enhancing League Diversity Through Community Alliances by Consuelo Lopez, Springfield; and Voter Services: Projects for the 2018 Elections.

At 11:30 lunch will be served with a presentation from Dr. Timothy Smeeding on Poverty and Public Policy in Wisconsin.

The afternoon break out session will include an Overview of Critical Water Issues in Wisconsin by Rebecca Power, UW +Extension; League Transformation: Preparing the League for its Second Century by Debra Cronmiller and New Members and New Leagues around Wisconsin.

Registration deadline is October 19th. There are four people attending from our League. If any of you wish to go, please go online to the state website and click on issuesbriefing2017.evenbrite.com. Full registration is $40.00.

Monday, November 6, 2017
4 p.m.
First Lutheran Church
521 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWVMC Board Meeting. The board generally meets at 4:00 pm on the first Monday of the month at the First Presbyterian Church at 502 N. 8th Street. All members are encouraged to join us at that time to see how we set up our issues programs. If you have considered being a board member, this can be very educational and help with your decision.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
 
Hyatt Regency
333 Main Street
Green Bay, WI 54301
LWV Lake Michigan Region Annual Meeting. 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner in Green Bay, WI in conjunction with State of Lake Michigan Conference November 7 - 10

Join us in attending the State of Lake Michigan Conference, November 7 - 10 at the Hyatt Regency Green Bay. The Conference is organized by the International Association of Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) to provide a bridge between the research and policy communities.

Enjoy field trips to see habitat restoration on the West Shore of Green Bay, the world's largest PCB remediation site, or efforts to work with farmers to reduce nutrient pollution.

Attend workshops on watershed management and coastal beaches.

On Thursday, November 9, Dan Egan, author of Death and Life of the Great Lakes will speak at the luncheon.

Daily registration is available.

November 9, Our Annual Meeting & Dinner

Lynn Utesch, Farmer and Water Activist, is the keynote speaker following our Dinner. He'll address the effects of Confined Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) on Lake Michigan. Nutrient pollution is a difficult problem that contributes to the algae blooms in Green Bay.

Our Annual Meeting starts LWVLMR's activities at 3 pm.

Discounted lodging options are listed on our website. REGISTER

Sign up today for the State of Lake Michigan Conference for a discount on registration!

Thursday, November 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Film Viewing "Before the Flood". The Manitowoc League of Women Voters agree with 97% of scientists who are telling us that the time to act on climate change is now. Join us to view National Geographic's film, "Before the Flood." The film follows Leonardo DiCaprio's journey across 5 continents and the Arctic as he presents the dramatic changes occurring due to climate change and investigates concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

The film will be held at the Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street on Thursday, November 16th at 6:30 pm.

Bring something to drink and snacks will be provided.

Monday, December 4, 2017
Time TBA
  Annual Winter Social. LWVMC members and their significant others are encouraged to join us for an evening of fun and socialization. Watch for your invitation!