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Jeanne Davik
Shop Talk Editor

Jeanne Davik

Jeanne Davik is a long-time member of the Elmhurst League, serving in various capacities on the Board, including president, webmaster, and newsletter editor. She also served on the Illinois League Board for four years as VP-Communications, focusing primarily on the redesign and enhancement of the LWVIL website.

While living in Elmhurst, she served on the boards of the Elmhurst Symphony, the ESO Endowment Trust, and the Elmhurst: College & Community group. In Oak Brook, where she currently resides, she served on the Oak Brook Community Caucus and on the board of the Oak Brook Civic Association.

After college at Valparaiso (BA) and Northwestern (MA), she taught high school English for seven years. Most of her work-life, however, was spent in professional sales with a legal publisher, CCH. Besides League, her volunteer work includes the preparation and e-filing of tax returns, and the development of websites and E-Newsletters for several non-profits.

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Mark your Calendar!

  • Thursday, April 17, 7 PM -- Monthly Program Meeting at the Elmhurst Public Library. Hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking): Jen Hensley, program manager of the Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club, will explain what fracking is, and address questions and concerns about enforcing legislation designed to protect our air, water, and land.


    The League of Women Voters (National) position relative to this topic: The League believes in promoting resource conservation, stewardship, and long-range planning. The responsibility for managing natural resources should be shared by all levels of government. Pumping high pressure water and chemicals underground to fracture geological formations and release their hidden fuel (natural gas or oil, in the case of Illinois) poses a threat to drinking water and other water resources. This seems contrary to the management of part of a life-supporting ecosystem.

    REMEMBER: Come at 6:30 PM, before the meeting begins, to socialize with other League members, and discuss other community topics and events!

  • Thursday, May 8th, 7 PM -- LWV Elmhurst Annual Meeting. Members will be receiving information and reports soon!
Did you miss our January program on Immigration Reform? Click here to view the program's slide presentation (you will need Microsoft® Power Point). This file may take some time to download.

Shop Talk

Interested in what else the League has been up to? Read our April 2014 Shop Talk Newsletter at http://lwvelmhurst.org/ST_April2014.PDF. For links to read our past Shop Talk editions, go to http://lwvelmhurst.org/memberspage.asp.

What's going on with other Local Leagues?

To view upcoming events and other news from the Glen Ellyn League and/or the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of The Voter:
Glen Ellyn League's The Voter
Wheaton League's The Voter

Cool Cities CoalitionNeeded: LWV Elmhurst Rep for Cool Cities Coalition

Are you interested in the environment? Would you like to work with Cool Cities members from the Library, College, City Centre, Bike Club, AAUW, Garden Club, churches, The City, and with other local interested businesses and "cool" citizens? LWV Elmhurst has been well-represented in the Cool Cities Coalition, but we currently need someone new to volunteer to attend the Coalition meetings. Please consider becoming the Elmhurst League's Cool Cities representative.

To read about the League's involvement with the Cool Cities Coalition, click here. For more information, please contact Sue Whitworh at president@lwvelmhurst.org.

LWV Elmhurst Members in Action!

Despite predictions of 8 - 10 inches of snow on February 1, eight Elmhurst Leaguers braved what was potentially the worst storm of the season to attend the LWVIL Issues Briefing in the Chicago Loop. The Briefing featured topics which will feature prominently in the current legislative session, including fracking, redistricting, a graduated rate income tax, and charter schools. Supporting materials from the event may be viewed by clicking here.

Issues Briefing 2014

LWV Elmhurst Board Members Sue Williams, Sue Whitworth and Jan Dorner
listen intently at the presentations.

Issues Briefing 2014

LWV Elmhurst Members Sue Williams, Laura Kratz and Marilyn Thompson
discuss the information presented at the Issues Briefing.

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 March 2014 meetings of the Park District, School Board and City Council.

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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