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100 Years of Women's Vote in Illinois

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Myrrha Guzman

Myrrha Guzman

Myrrha was first acquainted with Elmhurst when she worked with the Citizen Advocacy Center in 1995. She moved to the city in 1998. She now lives in town with her husband and three children.

Myrrha has dedicated her professional career to serving the public, and currently is counsel to a government agency. She joined the League to stay informed of local issues. Not too long after she joined, and just days after the birth of her third child in 2007, she received a phone call from a LWV-Elmhurst Board member asking her to serve as the Voter Registration Director. Heavily under the influence of prescription painkillers, she said, "Sure." Shortly thereafter, she received follow up e-mails and documents for her new position, all the while wondering, "What did I agree to do?"

Happily, she discovered that the Board and other League members are very helpful, friendly . . . and ACTIVE, which is why she loves being a part of this organization! League members are the most informed and involved citizens she has had the pleasure of working with, and are very willing to share their knowledge and experience with others. To say the least, she does not regret answering "the call!"

Become a Member of the Elmhurst League!
Join Online Now Membership is open to women and men 18 years or older. We have The following membership levels!
Patron: $250
Benefactor: $200
Advocate: $150
Sponsor: $100
Two-Member Household Membership: $100
Individual Membership: $70
Full-time Student Membership: $35

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* SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, August 24th at the Wilder Mansion to celebrate our 85th Anniversary!: Snacks and a cash bar, as well as a presentation, "Long Road to Victory," will be on tap for the evening. Click HERE for more information about the presentation. FREE! (But a $10 donation would be appreciated.)
Additional information about our Anniversary celebration will be provided us the date approaches. Members, watch your email inbox!

CALL TO ACTION: Bring Food Scrap Recycling Collection to Elmhurst

Food waste has negative economic, environmental and social impacts. The largest category of municipal solid waste currently sent to landfills, food scraps break down and release methane.

Food scrap recycling programs divert food waste from landfills by taking household food scraps and turning them into compost. Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Barrington, Oak Park and other area communities recycle organic waste. Food scrap collection is mandatory in Highwood, and voluntary compost programs will soon be offered in many nearby Chicago suburbs. Which communities will follow their lead?

If you desire and/or support this service being offered in Elmhurst, please let the City know as much. Elmhurst's residential waste contract is coming up for renewal soon. Now is the time to share your support for this program! Also, watch for a Waste Services Survey from the City of Elmhurst, within the next few months, which will provide another opportunity to share your support for food scrap collection The City has told us they want to see 200+ residents in favor to add food scrap collection to the bid proposal for the new contract. Please consider sharing this call to action with family, friends, and neighbors. Your message can be as simple as this: "I support bringing food scrap recycling collection to Elmhurst."

City of Elmhurst
Email -- Howard Killian, Director of Public Works, at howard.killian@elmhurst.org Facebook -- cityofelmhurst
Twitter -- @CityofElmhurst


To view the election results of races of concern to DuPage County citizens, go to the DuPage County Election Commission's website at http://www.dupageco.org/ElectionResults/

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 August of 2017.
  • 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!

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 March 2017 edition of The Voter, can be found at https://app.box.com/s/zakcj8372q3ms32crrmlwmaqb4f9bihw

Wheaton League's link to its October 2016 issue of The Voter, can be found athttp://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a3201292146ef49428132b05f&id=1a98d3322c&e=ed874e8451

Naperville League's link to its latest newsletter, The Naperville Voter, can be found at LWVN_NEWSLETTER050417.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 June meetings of the City Council and the School Board, and the May meetings of the Park Board, Library Board, and the College of DuPage Board of Trustees.

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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