Happy President's Month and Valentine's Day
It was a great day for the Women's March. The sun was shining, the crowd was swelling
to 300,000. We marched with our signs and banners with many other Leaguers.
Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley, (LWV-OPRF) representing the League of Women Voters,
gave an inspirational speech. (It is available for viewing on our Facebook page.) Thank
If you are interested in participating in a discussion about critical global issues facing us,
Great Discussions is for you.The February discussions include Waning of Pax
Americana and Russian Foreign Policy. Please see details of dates, times and locations
on our web page.
Please join us at Second Tuesday, February 13. Pamela Mahn, Director of Senior
Services for Oak Park and River Forest Townships will present: Senior Services in Our
Drinks & Dialogue gathering, Thursday, February 15, at Skrine's will need your input
regarding our program positions and what is ahead for 2018-19. Please read pages
8-10 in your purple directory so you are ready to be an active participant in this
discussion. A committee is meeting prior to D&D to start developing ideas and clarifying
positions. We need all of you. What is important to you as we move our League
forward? If you have any questions or ideas that you want to discuss prior to the
meeting please contact me.
Are you ready to take on a more active role in the League? The Nominating Committee
needs volunteers to help contact members to complete our slate for next year. We need
you to take a position on the Board or Chair a Committee. Please contact Kathy Balk or
Joan Petertil to let them know you are ready to serve or they will be contacting you.
LWV Cook County is also reaching out for volunteers to serve on the their Nominating
Committee and needs a Secretary. Let me know if you are ready to volunteer.
I hope many of you are planning to attend the Issues Briefing on Saturday, February
10th in Chicago. See the LWVIL website for details. We have allocated money in the
budget for some financial support. Send your receipt to Sarah Shirk by Friday, February
Peggy Kell is scheduling voter registration events. Please volunteer to register these new
We need volunteers to assist us with Facebook and Instagram. Please contact Sarah
Shirk to volunteer.
Please read the Week in Preview available every Monday morning at 11:00 to stay
informed on the many events of the League.
Finally, there is more information on the passing of long time member Ann Grimes. You can access the obituary