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2013-2014 Calendar

Monthly Program Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the Elmhurst Public Library, unless otherwise indicated.

The general public is invited to participate in all calendar items in BLUE.
All calendar items in GREEN are for members only.

September   October   November   December   January   Februrary   March   April   May   June
Past Events for 2013-2014 Membership Year   

April

Tuesday April 8 1 pm

Great Decisions

Thursday April 10 7 pm - 9 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
at the home of Jan Dorner

Saturday April 12 9 am - noon

Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza at Elmhurst College's Alexander Street parking lot. For a complete list of accepted items, go to http//media.elmhurst.edu/documents/Recycling_Extravaganza_Update_2014.pdf.

Thursday April 17 7 pm - 9 pm

LWVE Monthly Public Meeting/Program:
Fracking -- Hydraulic Fracturing. Presentation made in conjunction with Cool Cities.

May

Thursday May 8 7 pm

LWVE Annual Meeting
at the home of Maria Hirsch. Social hour begins at 6:30, before the business meeting starts.




Past Events

July 2013

Wednesday July 10 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Wine Tasting at Flight 112 in Elmhurst, to recognize Jan Dorner for her service to the LWV-IL as the outgoing State President, and for her ongoing commitment to the LWV-Elmhurst.

$30 per person, which included appetizers. Silent auction will be held. Proceeds from the auction will go to LWV-IL.

August 2013

Saturday August 3 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Elmhurst Green Fest Wilder Park, 175 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126
For details, go to http://www.elmhurstgreenfest.org/

Thursday August 15 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

LWVE Board Meeting
At the home of Jeanne Davik

September 2013

Thursday September 12 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

LWVE Board Meeting
at the home of Myrrha Guzman

Tueday September 17

State of the State
At the Union League Club of Chicago, 5 West Jackson Street, Chicago.
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage in Illinois, our featured speakers will be Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, and House Republican Assistant Leader, Patty Bellock. A group from the Elmhurst League will attend, and you are most welcome to join them. Click here for ticket purchase, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities.


Thursday September 19 6:30 pm - 7 pm

LWVE Social/Networking Half-hour before Monthly Public Meeting/Program:
Please join League members for a brief get-together before our monthly program to catch up on what the League and its members have been up to, discuss issues of the day, and meet new friends! Coffee and a light snack will be served.

Thursday September 19 7 pm

Monthly Public Meeting/Program:
Who are your New Neighbors? What do you know about the dramatic demographic changes experienced in DuPage County in the last decade? What can local communities do to help? Speaker Candace King, Executive Director of the DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform, will give an informative and educational program about population shifts in DuPage County, and will describe growth in the numbers of persons in poverty or near poverty, increased diversity and the aging of the population. She will also describe the challenges these changes have placed on our social safety net, including state cuts, federal cuts, and the changes attributable to implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Thursday September 24 TBA

National Voter Registration Day!
If you need to register to vote, or if you need to update your voter information, you can do so at the Elmhurst City Clerk's Office, which provides voter registration Monday - Friday, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, for all residents of DuPage County. Additionally, you may register at the the DuPage County Election Commission in Wheaton.

October 2013

Tuesday October 8 1 pm

Great Decisions at the Elmhurst Public Library

Thursday October 10 7 pm - 9 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
At the home of Dorothy McGuire

Thursday October 17 7 pm - 10 pm

Monthly Program: City Flooding. Speaker: Jim Grabowski

After the devastating storms of 2010, the city engaged Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., to assess the situation and formulate solutions for flooding. Mr. Burke will discuss the solutions from the Burke report, status of implementation and City Council policy discussions.

Don't forget, doors open at 6:30 pm for our social hour, so come early to speak and meet our members to find up what we've been up to! Light refreshments will be served.

November 2013

Tuesday November 12 1 pm

Great Decisions discussions
At the Elmhurst Public Library

Thursday November 14 7 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
At the home of Jan Dorner

Thursday November 21 7 pm

Monthly Program Meeting
First Amendment and Campaign Finance Jurisprudence and Themes

To understand how the Supreme Court of the United States came to equate money and speech culminating in Citizens United, it is necessary to understand some basics of First Amendment law. First Amendment jurisprudence protects political speech with the utmost scrutiny. Campaign speech is quintessential political speech. Yet, First Amendment freedom of speech is not an absolute freedom and even political speech is subject to content-neutral regulations. This forum will explore the tensions, dichotomies, and opposing values at play in achieving campaign finance reform. A discussion of the landmark Supreme Court decision with Citizen Advocacy Center Executive Director Maryam Judar.

Don't forget to come at 6:30 pm to mingle with our members before the program. Light refreshments will be served.

December 2013

Sunday December 8 1 pm - 4 pm

Annual LWVE Holiday Party
at the lovely home of Sally Hoffman

Thursday December 12 7 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
At the home of Sue Whitworth.

January 2014

Thursday January 9 7pm - 9 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
At the home of Sue Whitworth

Tuesday January 14 1 pm

Great Decisions discussion
At the Elmhurst Public Library

Thursday January 16 6:30 pm - 9 pm

LWVE Monthly Public Meeting/Program:
Immigration -- Emily Gray of World Relief in Wheaton
We will have a social/networking period before the start of the program. Coffee and light snacks will be provided.

February

Tuesday February 11 1 pm

Great Decisions

Thursday February 13 7 pm - 9 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
at the home of Noel Talluto.

Thursday February 20 7 pm - 9 pm

Program Planning Meeting

Held at the Elmhurst Public Library.
We will gather to discuss issues and topics to be considered at the National LWV-US June convention being held in Dallas, TX.

March

Saturday March 1 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Fair Tax Community Education Forum

At the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) office in Westmont, 500 Oakmont Lane, Meeting Room "F".
A Better Illinois Campaign Director, Kristen Crowell, will be speaking at the meeting, and will be there to answer any questions you might have. The forum will be formatted very much in a discussion based manner. There will be food, refreshments, literature and a lot of information! Bring your family members, friends and neighbors to this meeting.

For those that plan on coming please email Martin McAlpin at marty@abetterillinois.org to confirm your intention to attend this forum. For more information, click here.

Tuesday March 11 1 pm

Great Decisions

Thursday March 13 7 pm

LWVE Board Meeting
at the home of Dorothy McGuire

Tuesday March 18 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

GENERAL PRIMARY ELECTION

GO VOTE! For the nomination of Federal, State and County candidates by an established party. For the election of Precinct Committeemen.

Thursday March 20 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Monthly Program Meeting

To recognize March as Women's History Month, we will be showing the documentary film, Miss Representation. As always, social time will be at 6:30 p.m. (light snacks and beverages will be served), and we will begin the viewing of the documentary at 7:00 pm. We anticipate some time after the documentary for discussion.

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