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Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7-9 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
"Spotlight on the Manitowoc Sheboygan Watershed". The League of Women Voters - Manitowoc County (LWV - MC) will be providing an evening to learn about the Manitowoc portion of the Manitowoc - Sheboygan Watershed on Thursday, September 21 at the Manitowoc City Hall from 7 to 9 pm.

Speakers and panelists include Dr. Titus Spielheimer, Titus S. Seilheimer, Ph.D., Fisheries Specialist, Wisconsin Sea Grant, UW-Manitowoc; Matt Kadow, Education Programs Coordinator/School Tours, Wisconsin Maritime Museum; Seth Hoffmeister, Northeast Organizer, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters; Jerry Halverson, Manitowoc County Conservation Department Director.

The public is invited to learn the facts about the watershed along with LWV-MC members.

The evening program is free and open to the public. Light snacks will be available.

DRAFT of the update to the 2008 EPA Manitowoc-Sheboygan Watershed Fact Sheet done by LWVWI and LWVLMR The committee is looking for comments on this draft, as well as photo contributions. Send comments and photo contributions to Judy Beck at judy.beck@sbcglobal.net

Printable flyer

Friday, June 9, 2017-Saturday, June 10, 2017
 
Hyatt Regency Green Bay LWV WISCONSIN Annual Meeting. Information on LWV WISCONSIN Annual meeting
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
5 p.m.
Manitowoc Holiday Inn LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting. The LWV-MC Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 23 from 5 to 9 pm, at the Manitowoc Holiday Inn.

Social - 5 to 5:30

Dinner - 5:30 to 6:30

Awards - 6:30 to 7

Susan & Elizabeth - A Friendship of Consequence by Chris Milton & Susan Kohout of Door County

Business Meeting 8:15 to 9 p.m..

Please save the date to spend an evening with League friends and an hour with two founders of the Women's Rights movement - Susan B. Anthony & Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Invitations with meal selection will be mailed to League members.

Printable Invitation

Saturday, April 29, 2017
 
Manitowoc Two Rivers YMCA
205 Maritime Dr.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Earth Day Celebration. EARTH DAY FLYER

Sampling of Activities:

Educational Booths

Children's Activities

Family Yoga or Drumming

Food by Local Vendors

Roorbach Flowers: Planting Seedlings

Wildlife of Wisconsin with Educational Animals

Music Performances throughout the day.

Healthy Rhythms for Earth with participation for all ages in song,drumming, rhythm, and movement.

Water Screening for Nitrates by League of Women Voters (bring 1/2 Cup sample).

Mariners Football Demo and Mini Workout with Kids.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Managing poverty in our schools: Manitowoc and Two Rivers Public School Districts at work. Join us at Manitowoc City Hall on April 27 at 7 pm as Lisa Quistorf, Superintendent of TR Schools, and Mark Holzman, Superintendent of MPSD discuss how the school districts are meeting the needs of Manitowoc and Two Rivers children who are living at and just above the poverty line.

Light refreshments will be served

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Find your polling place Spring Election. Wisconsin Election Information
Monday, March 27, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan. with Peter Kranstover, Retired Diplomat. Scroll down for Mr. Krastover's bio.

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 20, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Nuclear Security. with Arthur Cyr, PhD, Carthage College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7 p.m.
Council Chambers Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Manitowoc Candidate Forum. On Wednesday, March 15th, a candidates' forum on the Mayoral election will be held at the Manitowoc City Hall, 7:00 pm. Justin Nickels and Barry Nelson will be featured along with candidates for aldermen in the various Manitowoc districts.

The audience will be able to ask questions to the candidates. Comcast will be there.

Light refreshments will be served.

Monday, March 13, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
US Foreign Policy and Petroleum. With Wendy Scattergood, PhD, of St. Norbert College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, March 6, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Conflict in the South China Sea. With Professor Dimitri Lazo of Alverno College

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, February 27, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Latin America's Petroleum Pendulum. With Pablo Toral, PhD, of Beloit College. Scroll down for Professor Toral's bio.

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7 pm
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Manitowoc County Children's Mental Health Issues Update. Join us at Manitowoc City Hall on February 23rd at 7 pm for an update/panel discussion on Children's Mental Health Issues in Manitowoc County.

When the committee completed its study on mental health in 2013, services for children were noted as a gap in the county which is why the committee decided to focus on this important issue.

The discussion will start with a panel consisting of Stacy Ledvina, Social Work Supervisor at Manitowoc County HSD, Maureen Crowley, Psychology Professor at UW Manitowoc and Linda Luedtke, Guidance Counselor at Two Rivers High School. They will discuss what they see as the positive efforts on behalf of children in the county as well as the needs and gaps they see in services.

The panel will be followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience and hopefully some good suggestions will be brought out regarding efforts that can improve services for children.

Before the panel gets started, the committee will provide a brief review of their study's original recommendations and progress that has been made since the study was published.

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
 
  Spring Primary Election. Spring Primary Election
Monday, February 20, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Saudi Arabia in Transition. With Beth Dougherty, PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Monday, February 13, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Trade and Politics. With Martin Farrell PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Thursday, February 9, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Spring Primary Election Candidates' Forum. The League of Women Voters is holding a candidates forum prior to the primary election. The forum will be held Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers of Manitowoc City Hall.

There are three candidates running for Judge of Circuit Court, Branch 3, Attorneys Pat Koppa, Bob Dewane and Donald Chewning. There are also three candidates running for Manitowoc City Council, District 7, Austin Mielczarek, Peter Adams and Todd Lotz. Members of the audience will be able to write out questions for the candidates at the forum. Comcast will telecast the forum on their local access channel. The primary election will be held Tuesday, February 21.

Monday, February 6, 2017
6-8 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: The Future of Europe. With Alise Coen, PhD

http://www.manitowoclibrary.org/great-decisions/

The Great Decisions Series is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Great Decisions 2016 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $10. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.

Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library's ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Housing Issues: The Impact of Housing on Family Stability in Manitowoc County. .

Please join us for a panel discussion on The Impact of Housing on Family Stability in Manitowoc County

Date: Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Location: City Hall Council Chambers

Panelists will include: a shelter director, an agency director, a landlord, and a low income individual who has experienced housing issues.

Monday, December 5, 2016
5 pm
The Grinde's home LWV Manitowoc Member Winter Social. Enjoy an evening of merriment with League members (and significant others) at the Grinde home. Bring a dish to share.
Monday, December 5, 2016
10 am to 12 pm
Manitowoc Public Library
Balkansky Room
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
211 Wisconsin Presentation. A 211 Wisconsin presentation will take place in the Balkansky Room at the Manitowoc Public Library from 10 am to noon on Monday 12/5/16. Join us to learn about 2-1-1 Wisconsin's mission, to connect everyone in Wisconsin with quick and easy access to community-based health and human services information and resources.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Suffragette Film. When all the excitement of our national election has subsided, come to Manitowoc City Hall at 900 Quay Street on Thursday, November 10th for an evening together to view the wonderful film Suffragette, a story about the struggle of the women in England to get the right to vote. It is a highly acclaimed film, and parallels the struggle the American women had. It will begin at 7:00 pm. There will be FREE popcorn, but bring your own beverage. Hope to see you all there. Bring as many friends as you would like for this very entertaining and relaxed evening.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
 
  Election Day.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall Council Chambers 6th Congressional District and 25th Legislative District Candidate Forum. The League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Thursday, October 27 at 7:00 pm in the Manitowoc City Hall Council Chambers. The forum will feature 6th Congressional District candidates Sarah Lloyd and Jeff Dahlke, and 25th Legislative District candidates Paul Tittl and Ron Kossik. Congressman Glenn Grothman was invited to participate but did not respond to certified letter or the calls to his campaign office.

Because we have two sets of candidates, we have a tight timeline. Our format for the evening will be for each candidate to give a one and a half minute opening statement followed by questions from audience members. Those questions are written on cards as people arrive and submitted to the moderator. Each answer will be limited to a minute and a half. We will end the evening with each candidate giving a one and a half minute closing statement. We will have a timekeeper to keep us all on track.

The event will be televised live on the Comcast local access channel.

The Congressional candidates' portion will be live streamed on Sheboygan's Facebook page as well as Sheboygan's website

Following the event the candidates will have a chance to mingle with the audience members. Light refreshments will be provided for this free event open to the public.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
 
  National Voter Registration Day.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall Lake Michigan - Restoring and Sustaining Its Health. The League of Women Voters - Manitowoc County will hold a public issue forum about Lake Michigan at 7 pm on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Manitowoc City Hall.

Judy Beck, retired Lake Michigan Manager for the Great Lakes National Program Office, US Environmental Protection Agency and board member of the Lake Michigan Inter-League Organization is coming from Illinois to present the program. She will provide an overview of the current state of Lake Michigan and its chemical, physical and biological resources. She will also discuss her work at bringing together diverse groups in an effort to facilitate multi- agency and stakeholder engagement in restoring and sustaining the health of Lake Michigan

The meeting is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Monday, August 29, 2016
5 pm
  LWV Manitowoc Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
 
  Primary Election Day.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
7 p.m.
Council Chambers
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
6th Congressional District Primary Candidates Forum. The Manitowoc County League of Women Voters is holding a candidates forum for Sixth Congressional District primary candidates Michael Slattery and Sarah Lloyd. The forum will be held in the Council Chambers of Manitowoc City Hall on Wed., July 20 at 7:00 p.m. Audience members will be able to ask questions of the candidates. The winner of the primary election will face Congressman Glenn Grothman in the November general election.

Our format for the evening will be for each candidate to give a two-minute opening statement followed by questions from audience members. Those questions are written on cards as people arrive and submitted to the moderator. We will give each candidate the opportunity to ask one question of their opponent. We will close with each candidate giving a two minute closing statement. All questions and answers will be timed; questions are limited to one minute and answers to two minutes. We will have a timekeeper to keep us all on track.

Following the event candidates will have a chance to mingle with audience members over refreshments.

Friday, June 3, 2016-Sunday, June 5, 2016
 
Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor LWV Wisconsin Annual Meeting. Information found here

Agenda

Saturday, May 7, 2016
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stone Harbor Resort
107 N. 1st Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The third annual Door County Climate Change Forum, Addressing Climate Change: Opportunities for Forging a Healthier, More Prosperous World, will be Saturday, May 7 from 9 am to 2 pm at Stone Harbor Resort, 107 N. 1st Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Registration materials are online at https://climatechangedoorcounty.com/annual-forum-may-7-2016/.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
YMCA
205 Maritme Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Earth Day 2016 and Healthy Kids Day. The Earth Day event will be held along with the 2016 Healthy Kids Day. Both events have decided to work together on a common theme since a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment go hand in hand.

More Information found here

Printable flyer

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Manitowoc School Board Candidate Forum. The forum for Manitowoc School Board candidates will be held at 7:00 pm on Tues., Mar. 22 in the Council Chambers of Manitowoc City Hall. There are six candidates vying for three open seats on the Board. We will also invite the two City Council candidates from Manitowoc District 5 to attend.
Monday, March 21, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - Cuba and the U.S.. Great Decisions - Cuba and the U.S. Join Marty Farrell, Ripon College, as he discusses Cuba and the U.S.

The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of isolation, it has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba, its neighbor to the south. The announcement marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War - the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by a crisis in the 1960s into the 21st century.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
7 p.m.
Two Rivers City Hall
1717 E Park St.
Two Rivers, WI 54241
Two Rivers City Council Candidate Forum. The forum for Two Rivers City Council candidates will be held at 7:00 pm on Wed., Mar. 16 in the Council Chambers of Two Rivers City Hall. There are six candidates running for three seats on the Council.
Monday, March 14, 2016
10 a.m.
Manitowoc Senior Center Presentation on New Voter ID requirements. On March 14th at 10:00 am, Jennifer Hudon, City Clerk, will present information to the Senior Citizens on the new requirements to vote. She will be there to answer their questions and guide them through the process.

As League members, we would like to offer our services to them by driving the Senior Citizens to their voting site or register them to vote, or to direct them to their voting site. Anyone who would like to assist with driving them to their voting site can contact Cathy Cole at 553-8757 or e-mail at cathyanddan@lakefield.net.

Monday, March 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - The Koreas. Great Decisions - The Koreas Join John Ohnesorge, UW Madison Law School, as he discusses the Koreas.

At the end of World War II, Korea was divided into two. The northern half of the Korean peninsula was occupied by the Soviet Union, the southern by the United States. Today, North and South Korea couldn't be further apart. The North is underdeveloped, impoverished and ruled by a corrupt, authoritarian government, while the South advanced rapidly to become one of the most developed countries in the world. With such a wide gap, some are asking if unification is possible, even desirable, anymore?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc WI 54220
TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH BOTH MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DIAGNOSES A PANEL DISCUSSION. MARCH 10, 2016 7:00 PM at Manitowoc City Hall The League of Women Voters and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) are sponsoring a panel discussion on the topic of treatment for individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. The event will take place on Thursday, March 10 at 7 pm at Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street, Manitowoc.

In 2013, The League completed a study on mental health in Manitowoc County and found that there was a gap in services for individuals dealing with both issues. The purpose of March 10th's discussion is to explore what is working in treatment and what needs continue to exist in our community.

Panel members include Deb Wentz from the Northshore Clinic in Sheboygan who is a therapist with 31 years of experience and focuses her practice on dual diagnosed clients by providing individual, family and group counseling. Ms Wentz also provides services at the Pathway for a Better Life in Kiel. She is joined by Deb Peterman who has provided services at Holy Family Memorial Behavioral Health since
2000. She facilitates the clinic's Primary Outpatient group as well as seeing clients individually for mental health and substance abuse issues. The third panel member is Carmen Persaud who has over 15 years experience in counseling and AODA treatment. She currently works as Clinical Supervisor for Pathways to a Better Life, LLC and as a Psychotherapist for Aurora Behavioral Health in Two Rivers. She treats individuals, couples, and families with both mental health and addiction concerns.

Prior to the panel discussion, Dr Maureen Crowley, professor of psychology at UW Manitowoc will provide a brief history of the League of Women Voter's Mental Health Study and the resulting consensus issues that have led to this panel discussion.

Representative Paul Tittl, chair of the Assembly Committee on Mental Health Reform, has also been invited to give a brief update on what is happening at the state level regarding mental health initiatives and funding.

There will be time for questions from the audience and light refreshments will be provided by NAMI members. The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, March 7, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - The United Nations. Great Decisions - The United Nations Join Mark Berlin, Marquette University, as he discusses The United Nations.

On the eve of the international organization's 70th birthday, the United Nations stands at a crossroads. This year marks a halfway point in the organization's global effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination, as well as ensure justice and dignity for all peoples. But as the UN's 193 member states look back at the success of the millennium development goals, they also must assess their needs for its sustainable development goals - a new series of benchmarks, which are set to expire in 2030. With the appointment of the ninth secretary-general in the near future as well, the next U.S. president is bound to have quite a lot on his or her place going into office.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 29, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - The Future of Kurdistan. Great Decisions - The Future of Kurdistan Join Beth Dougherty, Beloit College, as she discusses the Future of Kurdistan.

Kurdistan, a mountainous region made up of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria, is home to one of the largest ethnic groups in West Asia: the Kurds. Now, most in the West know them for their small, oil-rich autonomous region in northern Iraqi Kurdistan - one of the U.S.' closer allies in the Middle East and a bulwark against the expansion of the so-called Islamic State. What does the success of Iraqi Kurdistan mean for Kurds in the surrounding region?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - Climate Change. Great Decisions - Climate Change Join Pablo Toral, Beloit College, as he discusses Climate Change.

In the past few years, the American public has become more aware of the damage wrought by climate change. From droughts in the west to extreme weather in the east, a rapidly changing climate has already made its footprint in the United States. Now, it's expected that the presidential election in 2016 will be one of the first ever to place an emphasis on these environmental changes. What can the next president do to stymie this environmental crisis? And is it too late for these efforts to be effective?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 15, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - Migration. Great Decisions - Migration Join Alise Coen, UW Manitowoc/Sheboygan, as she discusses Migration.

As a record number of migrants cross the Mediterranean Sea to find refuge in Europe, the continent is struggling to come up with an adequate response. Although Europe's refugees are largely fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and parts of Africa, their struggle is hardly unique. Today, with the number of displaced people at an all-time high, a number of world powers find themselves facing a difficult question: How can they balance border security with humanitarian concerns? More importantly, what can they do to resolves these crises so as to limit the number of displaced persons?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 8, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - The Rise of ISIS. Great Decisions - The Rise of ISIS Join Melvin Johnson, UW Manitowoc/Sheboygan, as he discusses the Rise of ISIS.

Born out of an umbrella organization of Al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) burst onto the international stage after it seized Falluja in December 2013. Since then, the group has seized control of a number of critical strongholds in the country and declared itself a caliphate, known as the Islamic State. Still, the question remains: What is ISIS, and what danger does it pose to U.S. interests?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 1, 2016
6:00 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions - Middle East. Great Decisions - Middle East Join Douglas Savage, World Affairs Institute, as he discusses the Middle East.

From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of ongoing conflicts have shaken the traditional alliances in the Middle East to their core. As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of conflicts that are far from being black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region without causing further damage and disruption?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
"Education in Manitowoc County: We're All in this Together". The League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County is hosting a forum entitled Education in Manitowoc County: We're All in this Together on Thursday, January 28 at 7:00pm at Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street, Manitowoc. Superintendents and District Administrators from Kiel, Manitowoc, Mishicot, Two Rivers and Valders school districts in Manitowoc County will share the successes of their districts, what their districts need to be even more successful, vouchers, how poverty is affecting education, and ways the community can support schools. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions. This event is free and open to the public, and will be broadcast on Comcast cable. For more information about LWV, please visit lwvmanitowoc.org

EVENT POSTER

Thursday, January 14, 2016
1200
Manitowoc County Office Building
Room 300
4319 Expo Dr.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Certified Peer Specialist Program. The Healthiest Manitowoc County Mental Wellness Coalition Advocacy Subcommittee is presenting a program on Certified Peer Specialists which will take place on Thursday, January 14, at noon in room 300 at the Manitowoc County Office Building, 4319 Expo Dr., Manitowoc. Public and private agencies that work with the public and may benefit from using Peer Specialists to provide support for their clients are encouraged to attend this workshop.

Press release

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Hunger and Poverty in Manitowoc County. Speaker Teri Zuege-Halvorsen from UW Extension Office.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay St
Manitowoc WI 54220
Redistricting Forum. The League of Women Voters Manitowoc County will host a forum about Redistricting at 6:30 p.m. on October 22 in the Council Chambers of the Manitowoc City Hall 900 Quay St, Manitowoc. Redistricting is done following the census every ten years to assure an equal representation in each Legislative District. The current process for Redistricting and its challenges will be discussed as well as an examination of the proposed legislative changes to the process and its potential benefits.

Redistricting Forum Overview

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
5 p.m.
Presbyterian Church
502 North Eighth St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
SOUP-UP THE LEAGUE + FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR. Our first meeting of the year will be held at the Presbyterian Church located at 502 North Eighth Street at 5 pm on Tuesday, September 22nd. We begin with a simple supper of assorted soups, a variety of breads with butter, desserts and beverages.

Next, we will have entertainment provided by Bev and Stu Smith of Heritage Players. They will be presenting a program on Olympia Brown (1835-1926), a woman suffrage activist and early U. S. woman minister ordained in 1863 with full denominational authority. She served Universalist churches in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Racine, Wisconsin. She joined protesters picketing the White House and President Woodrow Wilson in 1918 for denying women the right to vote. She also belonged to the organization which changed its name from the National American Woman Suffrage Association to the League of Women Voters. When she was finally able to vote in 1920, she was one of the few suffragists active since the 1860s to do so. "The Flame of Her Spirit Still Burns Today!"

After this performance, we will be presenting brief information updates on the League about the various programs happening at the national, state, and local levels.

We hope that all of you can attend this meeting. It will give you the opportunity to reconnect with friends, both old and new. Bring a friend, significant other, and or your spouse. This is open to the public and all are invited to attend. If you need a ride, please contact Cathy Cole at 553-8757.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
 
Anita's house
2103 S 9th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
2015-2016 Planning meeting. Board members will meet to plan calendar for the 2015 - 2016 season. If you have suggestions for next season's calendar, please send an e mail the League under Contact Us
Friday, June 5, 2015
 
Hotel Chequamegon
101 Lake Shore Drive West
Ashland, Wisconsin 54806
LWV WI 2015 Annual Meeting. LWV Wisconsin 2015 Annual Meeting information here
Thursday, May 14, 2015
5-5:30 p.m.social, 5:30 p.m. dinner, 6:30 award and presentations
Holiday Inn Manitowoc
4601 Calumet Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting. LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting registration form

Mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting of LWV of Manitowoc County on Thursday, May 14.

Social time 5-5:30 p.m.

Dinner at 5:30 p.m.

Susan B Anthony Presentation and presentation by Two Rivers native, Jen Kern, to follow.

The annual business meeting will also take place. It will include approval of our program as well as election of officers.

Jen Kern is National Issue Campaigns Director for the Working Families Organization, leading campaign planning and support for Working Families' local and state issue campaign work - focusing on economic justice, inequality, racial justice and democracy.

Working Families' aim is to advance bold policy goals that support dignity and justice for working class communities and communities of color. Working Families combines issue advocacy campaigns with a year-round electoral engagement to win ground breaking policies. The organization currently operates in eight states - including its newest chapter - Wisconsin Working Families - and is expanding.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12 p.m. and 6 p.m.
UW Manitowoc
705 Viebahn
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Stigma: You're WISE if you lose it!. Healthiest Manitowoc County and Mental Wellness Coatlition present: Stigma: You're WISE if you lose it!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
 
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
YMCA
205 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Earth Day 2015. The 2015 Earth Day will be held along with the 2015 Healthy Kids Day. Both events have decided to work together on a common theme since a healthy lifestyle and healthy environment go hand in hand.

Complete list of 2015 Earth Day Events

Activities!

Educational Booths
Children's Activities
Wildlife of WI Rescued Animals
Roorhbach Flowers - Seedling Planting
Music Performances throughout the day
Healthy Rhythms for Earth by Bev and Friends
Water Screening for Nitrates by League of Women Voters (bring 1/2 Cup sample)
Monday, April 6, 2015
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Monday, March 23, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Join H. Richard Friman, PhD, Professor of International Studies & Political Science at Marquette University, as he discusses Human Trafficking in the 21st Century.

Human trafficking represents a multibillion in international trade per annum and continues to be one of the fastest growing criminal industries. While undeniably a global phenomenon, the U.S., as one of the world's leading human trafficking importers, bears a special responsibility to combat this practice. The U.S. and the international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to truly understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7 pm
Two Rivers City Hall
1717 E. Park Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241
TWO RIVERS Candidate Forum. A Candidate Forum will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Two Rivers City Hall on Thursday, Mar. 19. There are five candidates running for five available seats. All five will participate: Kay Koach, Mark Bittner, Patrick Gagnon, Darla LeClair and Jack Powalisz.

The public will be able to ask questions of the candidates.

Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
7 p.m.
Council Chambers
Two Rivers City Hall
Two Rivers City Council Candidates Forum. The League is holding a Candidates Forum for Two Rivers City Council candidates at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 in the Council Chambers of Two Rivers City Hall. There are five candidates running for three open seats on the Council. Candidates Kay Koach, Mark Bittner, Patrick Gagnon, Darla LeClair and Jack Powalisz will be participating.
Monday, March 16, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Brazil's Metomorphosis

Join Martin Farrell, PhD, Director of Global Studies, Politics & Government at Ripon College, as he discusses Brazil's Metamorphosis.

Brazil -- it's the "B" in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence -- it's drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil's trickiest problems -- deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership -- have held it back.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, March 9, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Syria's Refugee Crisis

Join Alise Coen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science at UW-Sheboygan and UW-Manitowoc, as she discusses Syria's Refugee Crisis.

Syrians have for a century welcomed over a million refugees from Armenia, Palestine, Iraq and other countries around the region. Now, thanks to a multi-year civil war, they are on track to become the source of the world's largest refugee population in a matter of months. As Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other neighbors strive to accommodate the millions of Syrians, the risk of allowing Syrians to become dependent on emergency aid and forming a "lost generation" remains. Ultimately, though, the safety of displaced Syrians rests with the whole international community.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 7, 2015
10 a.m.-12:30p.m.
Ozaukee County Club
10823 North River Road
Mequon, Wisconsin
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION - Ozaukee County. The League of Women Voters of Ozaukee County is pleased to announce an outstanding speaker for its annual Women's History Month event. Because of a personal connection, we are able to offer a speaker with world-wide experience in the field of human rights. We hope that the members of your organization will be interested in attending.

Overview

Registration

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
2 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Move To Ammend Informational Session. Donna Richards from Fond du Lac will meet and discuss how volunteers support the Move to Amend project in her area.

Wisconsin Move to Amend

Move to Amend is not a LWV Manitowoc County event, this posting is for informational purposes.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
4:30 p.m. (note time change!)
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Monday, March 2, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. India Changes Course

Join Joseph W. Elder, PhD, Professor of Sociology, Languages & Cultures of Asia, Integrated Liberal Studies at UW-Madison, as he discusses India Changing Course.

Fed up with corruption, dynastic policies and ineffective public services, Indian voters catapulted Narenda Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party to power in the country's 2014 elections. For voters, Modi embodied real change and an India that wasn't stumbling, but running, to greatness. But for the U.S., change in India brings its own set of unknowns, heralding an age ruled by a prime minister new to national office and other policymakers who have been out of the public eye for a decade. Now, the U.S. has to determine how to best secure its interests as India asserts itself on the world stage.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 23, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Sectarianism in the Middle East

Join Beth Dougherty, PhD, International Relations Professor at Beloit College as she discusses Sectarianism in the Middle East.

Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi`i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 16, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. US Policy Toward Africa

Join UW-Madison Professor of Political Science & Gender and Women's Studies, Aili Tripp, as she discusses U.S. Policy Toward Africa.

Africa is in the midst of an unprecedented transformation. The continent is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, and it's become a draw for foreign investors from across the globe. After the "Obamamania" of 2008 died down, though, the realization that Obama wasn't going to overturn, or even prioritize, U.S. Africa policy kicked in. Still, the U.S. has promised to promote "strong institutions, not strong men," and to favor good governance and healthy economies over profit. How can U.S. policy live up to its promise and values while securing its interests in the region?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Monday, February 9, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Privacy in the Digital Age

Join Silver Lake College's Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Science and Business, Alonzo Kelly, as he discusses Privacy in the Digital Age.

The idea of "privacy" has undergone significant changes in the digital age, as has the idea of privacy "harm." Fearful of British spying, influence and intervention, the founding fathers granted citizens significant protections in the Constitution. Now, the tables have turned: Concerns about what some see as a U.S. "dragnet" and unwarranted privacy intrusions have compelled other countries to revamp their own privacy protections. Legislation, both at home and abroad, hasn't kept pace with technological developments, leaving some wondering if privacy as we know it is long dead.

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
4:30 p.m. (note time change!)
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Date change due to Great Decisions. Visitors are welcome!
Monday, February 2, 2015
6 p.m.
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions. Russia and the Near Abroad

Join retired Diplomat, John Katzka, as he discusses Russia and the Near Abroad.

As calls for closer ties with the EU failed to be met, Ukrainians took to the streets in November 2013. As the movement later known as the Euromaidan, or "Euro Square," pulled western Ukraine closer to its European neighbors, another powerful force threatened to tear away the country's eastern half: Russia. Putin's pushback against European expansionism has the West wondering: If Putin's Russia isn't afraid to take an aggressive stance against Europeanization in Ukraine, what does that mean for the rest of Russia's neighbors?

All sessions begin at 6 p.m. Approximately 45 minutes will be devoted to the scholars' presentations, followed by questions and discussion. All sessions are free and open to the public.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
2 p.m. at Manitowoc Senior Center

7 p.m. at Manitowoc City Hall
Move to Amend Informational Presentation. Presented by George Penn, Team Leader for MTA Out Reach. George Penn is a retired Nuclear Engineer and Energy Consultant. He retired immediately upon finding the Move To Amend movement to reclaim our democracy.

Discover: The history of the big money takeover of our democratic system. What roles do Citizen United and subsequent Supreme Court rulings play? Why do we need to have a U.S. constitution amendment to reclaim democracy? What is the "Price We Pay" for accepting a "Pay to Play" political system? How can you play a role in building the Democracy Reform movement we need?

Sadly, our politicians are trapped by the system: if their campaigns don't accept the huge amounts of money, they can't get elected; if they do accept the money and get elected, they must promote legislation of their wealthy donors or they will not be supported for re-election.

PRINTABLE FLYER FOR EVENT

Monday, January 5, 2015
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Monday, November 3, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
6-9 p.m.
Silver Lake College
Franciscan Center
It doesn't start with Heroin. There will be a meeting entitled, "It doesn't start with Heroin." It will be held on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Silver Lake College Center for Musical Education and Performance.

It is an effort to bring the community together to learn and respond to this epidemic. Manitowoc County is planning a 4 pillar response and wants the public to be educated and involved in it.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Meet and Greet the Candidates. The League is hosting a Meet and Greet the Candidates event on Tues., Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m at Manitowoc City Hall Council Chambers. Congressional candidates Gus Fahrendorf, Glenn Grothmann and Mark Harris, and State Senatorial candidates Dean DeBroux, Frank Lasee, Martha Laning and Devin LeMahieu have been invited. Audience members will have the opportunity to question the candidates and chat with them informally over refreshments.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
MPSD Referendum presentation. On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at City Hall at 7 pm, Marcia Flaherty, Superintendent and Ken Mischler, Director of Business Services, will conduct a meeting explaining the need for the referendum to maintain the quality of the School District. Questions will be answered immediately following the presentation. The public is welcomed and light refreshments will be served.
Monday, October 6, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
All Day
  National Voter Registration Day. GET INVOLVED Here!!!

September 23rd has been designated by the National League of Women Voters as National Registration Day. League members who have been trained by Jennifer Hudon, Manitowoc City Clerk, will be registering students at Lincoln High School, Lutheran High School, Silver Lake College, and the UW-Manitowoc Campus. We will go to the colleges on Tuesday and Wednesday to accommodate the students' schedules.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Government Accountability Presentation. SEPTEMBER 18TH KICK-OFF On Thursday, September 18th at 7:00 pm in the Manitowoc City Hall Michael Haas will present an overview of the G.A.B. and unique changes in the law for WI elections. He will discuss the status of Photo ID, the proof of residence requirements, rules for election observers, and changes in the in person absentee hours and voting in nursing homes and adult care facilities. He will be happy to take questions from the audience.

Michael Haas was appointed as Elections Division Administrator for the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board in January 2013. In that position, he manages a staff which administers and enforces Wisconsin laws related to elections and voting. Mike had served as Staff Counsel to the G.A.B. since October 2008. Prior to joining the G.A.B., Mike was a partner in the firm of Roethe Krohn Pope, LLP, where his practice focused on municipal law as well as general practice matters for fourteen years. He served as the lead municipal attorney for the Cities of Stoughton, Edgerton and Milton. Mike is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Law School.

This program is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Monday, August 25, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Date change due to Labor Day. Visitors are welcome!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
All Day
Polling places listed here Fall 2014 Primary Elections. "Fall 2014 Primary Election"<+http://gab.wi.gov/elections-voting/2014/fall"
Monday, August 4, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N 8th St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting. Visitors are welcome!
Friday, August 1, 2014
All Day
Two Rivers, WI Community Care Day. Two Rivers Community Care Day provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to have a closer look at the groups and organizations that provide health, safety and services to our community.

Community Care Day is held in collaboration with the Two Rivers Business Assocation's Maxwell Street Day the first Friday of August each year.

Thursday, July 31, 2014
7 p.m.
Manitowoc City Hall
900 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Candidates Forum. The forum will be prior to the primary election and will feature candidates Rep. Duey Stroebel and Tom Denow. The forum will be held Thursday, July 31st at 7:00 pm at Manitowoc City Hall, 900 Quay Street, in the Council Chambers.

The forum will be telecast on Comcast. Questions from the audience will be taken. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
5 p.m.
Holiday Inn
4601 Calumet Ave
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting. Join us for the LWV Manitowoc County Annual Meeting.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a social, followed by dinner at 5:30.

Manitowoc Mayor, Justin Nickels, will join us and will speak on "What's Ahead for Manitowoc".

The Raging Grannies of Madison will add humor to the evening.

The LWV Manitowoc County Business meeting will follow our entertainment.

If you would like to register, please contact Marilyn Sontag at sontag.c.m@gmail.com 682-8988

Monday, March 3, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Second Floor
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: China's Foreign Policy. Presented by Barrett McCormick, PhD, Political Science, Marquette University

Join us for an insightful presentation, a lively discussion, and refreshments, in this exciting discussion series.

China has gone to great lengths the emphasize the "peaceful" nature of its meteoric rise. What does the rapid rise of this new superpower mean for other countries in the region, and are there potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it "pivots" to Asia?

Great Decisions is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc Public Library Foundation, Friends of Manitowoc Public Library, Lakeshore Peacemakers, Pax Christi, Silver Lake College and University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. CONTACT:

Heidi Simonar 920-686-3039 Email address to contact: hsimonar@manitowoc.org

Monday, February 24, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Second Floor
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Defense Technology. Presented by Kevin Kelly, J.D., Assistant Dean of Law School, UW-Madison

Join us for an insightful presentation, a lively discussion, and refreshments, in this exciting discussion series.

What are the "killer applications" of the 21st century battlefield, and in turn, what are the issues that the U.S. must navigate in adapting to them?

Great Decisions is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc Public Library Foundation, Friends of Manitowoc Public Library, Lakeshore Peacemakers, Pax Christi, Silver Lake College and University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. CONTACT:

Heidi Simonar 920-686-3039 Email address to contact: hsimonar@manitowoc.org

Monday, February 10, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Second Floor
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Energy Independence. Presented by Elizabeth Wheat, PhD, Asst. Professor of Political Science, UW-Green Bay

Join us for an insightful presentation, a lively discussion, and refreshments, in this exciting discussion series.

In a governance with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources?

Great Decisions is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc Public Library Foundation, Friends of Manitowoc Public Library, Lakeshore Peacemakers, Pax Christi, Silver Lake College and University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc. CONTACT:

Heidi Simonar 920-686-3039 Email address to contact: hsimonar@manitowoc.org

Monday, February 3, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Balkansky Community Room
Second Floor
Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Great Decisions: Turkey's Challenges. Presented by Beth Dougherty, PhD, International Relations, Beloit College Join us for an insightful presentation, a lively discussion, and refreshments, in this exciting discussion series.

As the clashes between secular and religious groups and the recent protests in Taksim Square, show the soul of Turkey is still very much up for grabs.

Great Decisions is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Manitowoc County, Manitowoc Public Library, Manitowoc Public Library Foundation, Friends of Manitowoc Public Library, Lakeshore Peacemakers, Pax Christi, Silver Lake College and University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.

CONTACT:

Heidi Simonar 920-686-3039 Email address to contact: hsimonar@manitowoc.org

Monday, January 27, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N. 8th St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting.
Monday, January 6, 2014
5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
502 N. 8th St
Manitowoc, WI 54220
LWV Manitowoc County Board Meeting.