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Dorothy McGuire

Dorothy McGuire

Dorothy and her husband, George, have lived in Elmhurst since March of 1977. While raising their 3 children, Dorothy was involved in the local PTA, as well as other things within her church, school district and local politics.

After working full time for a while, she went back to school full time at Rosary College to get her B.A. in Business Administration. When she completed her degree, she was employed by Edward R. Kirby and Associates here in Elmhurst. She continued with her education part-time in the evenings at Dominican University (formally Rosary College) and received her Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Dorothy joined the League in 2009, and also was asked to join the board as Secretary. "Becoming a member of the League has been an enlightening experience. The women that I have had the pleasure of working with have such a wealth of knowledge and information that truly amazes me. I have learned a lot from them regarding current political issues both within the community and nationally. I am very glad that I was asked to join and be a part of this organization."

Currently, Dorothy has the privilege of helping to take care of her granddaughter, Delaney. When time permits, she and her husband enjoy their cruising down Lake Michigan in their boat.

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Join Online Now Membership is open to women and men 18 years or older. We have The following membership levels!
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Two-Member Household Membership: $90
Supporter: $75
Individual Membership: $65
Full-time Student Membership: $30

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Martha Eaton

A long-time member of the LWV Elmhurst, Martha passed away on June 30, 2016. A memorial celebration of Martha's life will be held on Sunday, August 21, at Elmhurst College, Founders Lounge, Frick Center, 1:30PM until time of service 2PM.

To view her obituary, go to: http://www.dupagecremations.com/obituary/Martha-Elizabeth-Eaton/Elmhurst-IL/1635221 .

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Volunteers needed for our Observer Corps

Monitoring our local governments by attending their meetings in order to provide our members -- and the public -- with reports of the meetings is an invaluable service provided by the League. We are building up our Observer Corps, but we need your help! There are still many government meetings for which we have no observer.

If you are interested in attending and observing our local government meetings as a member of the Observer Corps, please do the following:

  • Click here for the spreadsheet listing meetings through November of 2016.
  • Add your name to the meeting for which you are able attend, observe and provide a report.
  • Send an email to our Observer Director, Becky Lipton, at observerreports@lwvelmhurst.org to let her know which meetings you will be able to attend.
You may also email Becky with any questions you might have.

Thank you for your consideration!

Mark Your Calendar!

  • Thursday, July 21, 7:00 pm, at the home of Jan Dorner
    CALENDAR PLANNING: Come help your Elmhurst League of Women Voters make decisions about what we would like to learn about, share with the general public and help with advocacy efforts! We'll be coming up with ideas for monthly programs for LWV Elmhurst. Treats will be provided.

    Can't make the meeting? Email Jan at program@lwvelmhurst.org with your idea(s) for our general membership meetings. We have the Kossman Room at the Elmhurst Public Library reserved the 4th Thursday of most every month.
  • July 23, Saturday, Aurora, IL
    LWV-IL Membership Leadership Development Training Seminar. RSVP Required contact Sue Whitworth at president@lwvelmhurst.org.

Miss our December 3, 2015 Program Meeting?

On Thursday, December 3, our Regular Program Meeting, entitled Train Transporting Hazardous Substances, featured a discussion about hazardous materials being transported via rail through our yards, schools and playgrounds. Gerri Songer, a member of the Sierra Club Woods and Wetlands Group and contact for Energy Transport and Infrastructure, outlined the need for better regulations and more safety measures.

In May of 2014, Ms. Songer began attending Village meetings after seeing an increased presence of trains at all hours of the day and questioned what they were carrying. Through public records, she learned these trains were transporting toxic, hazardous, and explosive substances, and her research showed that many trains have met with accident and created hazardous runoff.

For those who missed the presentation, or for those who are otherwise interested, the program included a slide presentation, which can be found at the students4democracy.net website, and here. Ms. Songer also presented information on the Stop Fukushima Freeways campaign. You can learn more about the campaign and find a link to the full slide presentation by clicking here.

What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's Winter 2016 edition of The Voter
Wheaton League's November 2015 issue of The Voter
Naperville League's link to its February 2016 newsletter, The Voter, can be found at http://naperville.il.lwv.org/files/february_2016_voter.pdf

Car Pool/Ride Share

Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League event? Send an email to secretary@lwvelmhurst.org

The Observer Reports now include July 2016 meetings of the City Council, School Board, and the Library Board.

To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.

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