October 2017
What can the League of Women Voters Midland/ Bay County do for you?

You should have received an email with a link to a short survey about your interests in the LWV in it. If you have not completed the survey, you can use this link.

Meet, Greet, Learn and Volunteer
Tuesday, October 17, 7pm
Creative 360
Please RSVP to Judy Donahue - judit.donahue@sbcglobal.net by October 12

The Board of Directors invites you to join us
for a social hour with food & drinks. The  Board members will introduce you to the activities of your local League.  And, yes,  you will have an opportunity to volunteer to help with events or committees.

The work of the League happens through the volunteer committees and activities. In the current climate, the League is increasingly asked to provide guidance on issues. Some activities your League is active in include:
  • Voter Service - voter guides, candidate forums, education on ballot proposals
  • Advocacy - studying public policy issues and supporting the positions to the public
  • Civic Education - what is going on in your local governments?
  • Media - newsletter, website, social media, print coverage to publicize activities
  • And more!

Voters in the Meridian school district: Vote for Meridian Bond Issue Nov 7

The League of Women Voters of the Midland Area endorses the Meridian Public Schools bond proposal. This bond issue is for 25 years and will raise $20 million to improve the learning environment for the students. Please see this document for details.
News from Bay County
  • VOTE411 for the Bay City commissioner and Essexville City Council races was published. Go to VOTE411.org and enter your address to see races in your jurisdiction. You can also check on your registration at michigan.gov/vote
  • Article in MLIVE
  • Bay County has a FACEBOOK page. Please LIKE us
  • A meeting with Bay County Administrator Jim Barcia is planned for Oct 26. (details below)
Upcoming Events
Senior Expo - Wed, Oct 11  Midland Mall

Stop by to see us between 10am and 2pm.
We will have information on the Meridian Bond Proposal, Bay City elections and more.
Meeting with James Barcia
Oct 26, 6:30 at Wirt Library

Meet with James Barcia, Bay County Executive and learn about the fiscal health and plans for Bay county on October 26 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm at Wirt library. This Public Service Meeting will be hosted by the LWV of Bay County, a unit of the LWV of the Midland Area. Mr. Barcia will be available for questions and comments as well. Please forward this message to friends, family and prospective members. Looking forward to seeing everyone again after a beautiful summer.

Nov 6, 7pm - Tour of Central Park Elementary School , the new STEM school. Join the LWV and AAUW for a tour of the new school and bring a friend! RSVP Judy Donahue -  judit.donahue@sbcglobal.net

Holiday Luncheon - Wed, Dec 12 - 12-1pm
Creative360, 1517 Bayliss St.
Why so many events at Creative360? Creative360 offers a yearly non-profit membership that includes 12 room uses during the day plus discounts for other events. The Gallery offers space for a large event with food. 

Board meetings will be held at Creative360 from now on. They are still the FIRST THURSDAY of each month, except DEC, at 9:30am. DEC Board meeting is Dec 12 at 9:30am before the Holiday Luncheon.

We look forward to seeing you there on OCT 17 for the Meet, Greet, Learn & Volunteer.
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