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September 2016
Vice-President's Letter
Dear Members,
As the school year kicks off, the League year will be kicking off as well! We are excited for another year with a new board, new events, and even a new website! A s a league of voters, we look forward to engaging with the community this election year!   Please cheek out our calendar and your email in the upcoming weeks to see which events interest you.  Much effort has gone into putting this year's events together and w e hope you will come out and engage with our diverse membership. 

Don't forget to register to vote!

Best regards,

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley
LWV OPRF Vice-President

Second Tuesday Returns
Our Second Tuesday discussion group returns on Tuesday, September 13.  Robert Simmons, Manager of Community Resources at the Oak Park Library will be the resource person for the discussion.   As always, the doors open at the Nineteenth Century Association, 178 Forest Ave., Oak Park, at 9:00 am for coffee, with the program starting at 9:30 am.  This program is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!
Fall Kick-off
New, prospective, and current members are invited to the Tuesday, September 20, Fall Kick-off. Featured will be presentations on referendum questions that will be on the November ballot: the elimination on the Cook County Recorder of Deeds office, an update on the failed Redistricting Amendment, and the advisory referendum question from the Oak Park Township Town Hall.  Should be an informative and lively evening.  The doors will open to the Oak Park Township Meeting Room, 130 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, at 6:00 pm with a light supper, followed by the presentations. P lease RSVP  Marilyn Cantisano with your attendance. This would be a great event for new and prospective members to find out more about our League.  Please invite a neighbor!

Other Programs of Interest
Saturday, September 10  2:00-4:00pm   Oak Park Library
Saturday, September 17 2:00 pm  Oak Park Library

Wednesday, September 21 11:30am - 1:30 pm
LWVIL State of the State Luncheon - Go to LWVIL to make online or mail in a reservation(deadline is Friday, September 9)

LWV Lake Michigan Region Annual Conference
October 14-15,  Spring House Inn, Porter, IN
Registration is open to the members and the public 
Trees and Shrubs
One of our League partners, Green Community Connections, is having a native tree and shrub sale that will go until September 17. This sale is being done in collaboration with the West Cook Wild Ones. You can order online until September 17 with pick-up in Oak Park on September 24.  Boost your yard's ecological power with these native shrubs and trees.  Check out their flyer or go to this website to place an order. 
Voter Service
True to our mission, our League has been registering voters over the summer at block parties, at a church, and the Food Pantry.  We are gearing up for high school voter registration and mock elections.  If you know of an organization that is having an event before October 11, let them know that our League would gladly provide Deputy Registrars for voter registration.  Have them contact us at lwvoprf@sbcglobal.net or call 708-342-0803.
Our New (draft) Website
Our new website is almost done!  By next week, we will be switching over from our old website to the new one. Get a sneak peak at our new look here.  Please send any feedback to Peggy Kell.

League of Women Voters of Oak Park & River Forest | | (708) 342-0803
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P.O. Box 3301
Oak Park, IL 60303-3301