Making Democracy Work

League Activities

Current Initiatives and Activities of the Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters

Please see the Calendar for more information about upcoming events.

See below for the following LWVGL activities:

Annual Meeting - LWVGL Legislative Coffee Regional Workshop - LWVIN
Candidate Forums Membership Committee Activities State Convention - LWVIN
CityBus signs Mix & Mingle - LWVGL Summer Picnic
Constitution Day Observer Corps Transitional Board Meeting - LWVGL
Diversity Roundtable Summit Presidents Day Workshop Voter Registration Event
League Link Lunches Public Forum Events Voter Service Committee
Legislative Breakfast Women's Studies and International Women's Day


  Diversity in Voter Engagement, Inclusion and Nurturing + DIVE IN

On April 27, 2015 a group of approximately 30 people gathered at HANNA Center in Lafayette to discuss why there are not more voters representing the youth and minorities of Tippecanoe County. Small groups discussed barriers to participation and how to engage more voters in the process and came together for a summary of thoughts and opinions. This event was co-sponsored by LWVGL, Hanna Center and Citizens of Civil Rights (CCR). The intention is to keep this conversation going and develop action plans to include and nurture these individuals for greater participation in the political process. Thanks to Mike Smith of CCR, Heather Maddox of Hanna Center and Patsy Hoyer of LWVGL for their efforts.

Many ideas shared with thoughtful reflection

  Redistricting in Indiana

LWVGL co-sponsored a public meeting with the West Lafayette Public Library on February 19, 2014 on the ongoing issue of Redistricting in the State of Indiana. Guest speakers included Julia Vaughn, Policy Director and Lobbyist of Common Cause Indiana and James McCann, political science professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Our guests reminded us that redistricting in Indiana is done by current legislators who have in invested interest in how the districts are aligned and who will be at an advantage to retain the seat they hold in the state legislature or which party stays in control in U.S. Congressional Districts.

A push is being made to have the state legislature create an independent, non-partisan redistricting commission before the next census in 2020. Some progress is being made in the 2014 General Assembly.

Patsy Hoyer, president of LWVGL welcomes guests and
audience to the Redistricting Forum

Sherry McLauchlan, moderator, presents a question from
the audience to the guests

  West Lafayette Annexation

LWVGL co-sponsored a public meeting with the West Lafayette Public Library on November 12, 2013. City officials were available to present a status of the annexation process and answer questions from the public.

Patsy Hoyer president of LWVGL welcomes city officials and community.

Nick Schenkel, WLPL Director thanks all who participated.

Viewing a map of the annexation proposal

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Membership Committee Activity
The membership committee is active this 2013-2014 year to increase membership and revitalized the League.

Membership workshop with state MLD coordinator Gail Pebworth

Committee chair Teena Flook led a group of non League members in discussion to inquire about their knowledge and interest in the League.

Constitution Day

At Purdue
The James F. Ackerman Center for Democratic Citizenship has as its mission to assume a national leadership role in preparing new generations of American citizens. The focus is to provide programs, institutes, activities and resources for educators to implement more powerful citizenship programs and opportunities that result in active student involvement in schools and communities. Each year the Ackerman Center sponsors Constitution Day details can be located at

Why do we celebrate the US Constitution? Because thirty-nine of the 55 Delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the United States Constitution on September 17, 1787. The Congress, by joint resolution, has designated September 17th as "Citizenship Day" and the week beginning September 17th and ending September 23rd of each year as "Constitution Week". Public Law 108-477 contained in the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 states that "each educational institution that receives Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution.

The League of Greater Lafayette has been part of this celebration for many years and hopes to continue. We provide information on the League and offer voter registration to all who are eligible.

Linda Martin and Sarah Kelly

At Ivy Tech

Our first time at Constitution Day on the Ivy Tech Lafayette campus was a great success. Hopefully it will be a beginning of an annual partnership to bring voter registration to the students of Ivy Tech.

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, Kat Stremiecki (Ivy Tech Coordinator), Nancy Clement

2015 Transitional Board Meeting
The LWVGL Board of Directors' meeting was held on June 20, 2015 at the Tippecanoe County Library Downtown. Retiring and newly elected board members and additional leadership of the League attended a workshop and a meeting to lay the ground work for the upcoming year's plans. Teena Flook led a leadership workshop on TEAM-Together Each Achieves More. Learning about teammates, their skills and communication techniques will go a long way in the success of LWVGL. Following the workshop a board meeting was held begin the year. Thanks to all who organized and attended the event.

Teena Flook leading workshop

Discussing Leadership and Team Work

Sarah Kelly

Mary Jo Maslin

Mary Jo Pflum

Jean Andres

What does a leader look like? Drawings and individuals give us great examples.

Gretchen Bertolet captures the characteristics of a good leader with help from the team.

Board meeting and planning for the year

Teena with Erica Karrfalt demonstrating how positive reinforcement and support strengthens the team.

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The 2015 LWVGL Annual Meeting held at the Lafayette Art Museum on May 19, 2015 was well attended by members. The reception for new members was a welcome reception for all and gave us an opportunity to meet and welcome the future of the League and recognize three of our 50 year members as well. The dinner was catered by Arni's and we thank Linda Cohen who has an in with Arni's for organizing this portion of the evening.

Outgoing president Patsy Hoyer highlighted the many successes for the year and led us through the business meeting and toward the coming year.

Nancy Clement and Carol Gutridge with Erica Karrfalt

Great Reception
Winnie Adler, Joyce Fields, Linda Cohen, Ginny Webb

JoAnn Mullen and new member Amy French

Dee Tritchler and Pat Skifstad

Liz Solberg and Judy Rhodes

Anita Phillips and Bill Evers

Judy Rhodes and new member Sally Fahey

Cathy Potter and Mary Tilden with new member Mary Jo Maslin and Patsy Hoyer in the background

Diane Damico and KD Benson

Dinner Even Better

New member Donnie Spencer in tie

Joyce Fields and Ruth Dowden (50 year member)

Jean Andres and Sarah Kelly

Eleanor Riggs (50 year member)

New Member Whitney Williams


Patsy Hoyer leading meeting and Taya Flores from the Journal and Courier live streaming

Ginny Webb presenting Nominating Committee Report

Joanne Evers thanking Patsy Hoyer for her service to the League

Teena Flook, Ginny Webb (50 year member) and Margaret Brender

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Delegates from Lafayette included Patsy Hoyer, President, Corrina Than, also a State Board member, and Joyce Sanford and Anita Phillips Sanford.

A number of changes were agreed upon, as well as having the opportunity to hear several informational presentations and socialize. A co-presidency was accepted for Erin Kelly (Indianapolis) and Lisa Plencner (South Bend)--and the bylaws changed accordingly. Both are enthusiastic and eager and reminded us that League of Women Voters was all of us members, not the few individuals of the State Board. Upon acceptance Erin stated "The League (needs to) form a strategy for moving forward in the 21st century. Volunteer-led organizations can be extremely effective, but they must also be extremely organized in order to achieve their vision. Establishing strategic goals, and the objectives needed to achieve those goals, is what I would like to contribute to LWVIN."

Speaker highlights included Lee Hamilton commenting on the social media and the press, and Dr. Rob and Karen Stone speaking for Universal Health Care. See the Summer 2015 LWVGL Voter for highlights on the convention.

Abe Martin Inn Brown County State Park

Local League Displays for education and action

Silent Auction and shoppers

Speaker, Lee Hamilton, former U. S. Congressman

Newly elected LWVIN Board Co-Presidents Erin Kelly, Indianapolis and Lisa Plencner, South Bend

Welcoming smiles of Jan Swigert, Brown County and Katelyn Utley, Indianapolis.

Gail Pebworth, Montgomery County, with Membership, Leadership Development display

Amy Miller, outgoing state president, with Lee Hamilton and Doris Whitenberg

The Voter Service committee for 2014-15 includes an active group of members busy with community presentations, voter registration, high school voter registration project and much more. Here we are busy at work in our community office at Panera's at Wabash Landing. Join the committee. We love new ideas!

Jean Andres, Carol Gutridge, Nancy Clement, Mary Jo Pflum, Adelia Sorge and Sarah Kelly (missing from the photo are Laura Penney Bade and Joanne Evers, photographer)

LWVGL co-sponsored the Diversity Roundtable Summit VI held on April 11, 2013. It was a day of learning, sharing and planning on how to make `Greater Lafayette a Community of Choice'. Gloria Thomas, director of U of M's Center for the Education of Women from Ann Arbor, Michigan shared the successes they have had in growing Ann Arbor into a great community to live, work and play in. Panels of Young Professionals, International Students, and the Latino Community discussed the pros and cons of living in the Greater Lafayette Community. Work continues on improving the quality of life for all residents of Greater Lafayette.

Note the LWVGL new table cloth!

Registration table with Jean Andres and friend (Jean is a long time member of the Diversity Roundtable).

Jean is also a long time League member.

Additional vendors at the summit

Gloria Thomas from Ann Arbor

Young Professionals

International Center Representatives, Purdue University

Latino professionals and students

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LWVGL participated in the Purdue Women's Studies celebration of International Women's Day On March 7, 2014 at the Cordova Co-Recreational Gymnasium on Purdue's campus. The evening went well and the League was well represented and shared information on the importance of voting and how to register to vote.

Thanks to Patsy for the suffragette table display and t-shirts

Patsy Hoyer, Corrina Than and Donna Giroux

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, two prospective members, Patsy Hoyer and Joanne Evers

Purdue Archives participated in IWD with this item to share-Notice of the Annual Conference of LWVIN 1922

Purdue archivist, Stephanie Schmitz, with her IWD display highlighting Women at Purdue and the League

Patsy Hoyer, Ron Brender, Margaret Brender, Corrina Than

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2014 Annual Legislative Coffee held on Dec 11 was a great success. The League invites members and legislators representing voters in Tippecanoe County to discuss League issues and upcoming expectations for the General Assembly. Michael Oxenrider discussed creating a nonpartisan independent redistricting commission to have in place for the completion of the 2020 census. Legislators in attendance seemed to think that the process is already non-partisan. The Q&A with the legislators included topics as public school funding and funding for education vouchers; the State Hoosier Amtrack Line, environmental concerns and much more. Patsy Hoyer hosts our gathering in her festive home and all share a social and informative evening. Thanks to all and especially the four legislators who attended, Don Lehe, Ron Alting, Tim Brown and Shelia Klinker.

State Representatives Don Lehe (District 25) and Tim Brown (District 41)

Members gather and chat before the event begins

Emma and Walt Dalsimer have a good time with JoAnn Mullen in the background

State Representative Sheila Klinker, District 27

State Representative Tim Brown, District 41

State Senator Ron Alting, District 22

State Representative Don Lehe, District 25

Michael Oxenrider discussing Redistricting with legislators and members

Discussion continues after the event

A good evening was had by all especially former WL Mayor Sonya Margerum, prominent business owner, Linda Cohen and LWVGL President and health professional Patsy Hoyer

Downtown Lafayette, September 2014

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  November 4, 2014 General Election Candidate Forum

On October 22, 2014, LWVGL co-sponsored a candidate forum with Citizens for Civil Rights and Hanna Center held at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds in the Home Economics Building. The event was well attended and moderated by Jeff Smith of WLFI TV. Candidates running for the offices of County Sheriff, State House Representative, District 27, Judge of the Circuit Court, Judge of the Superior Court 2 and County Assessor were all present and shared their thoughts and ideas with the public.

The crowd was very attentive

Questions sorters, Jean Andres (LWVGL), Clyde Hughes (Hanna Center) and Carlos Carrillo (CCR)

Jeff Smith (WLFI), Mike Smith (CCR), Heather Maddox (Hanna Center) and Patsy Hoyer at the mike (LWVGL President)

LWVGL was well represented with members

  2014 Primary Judicial Candidates Forum

All Tippecanoe County judicial candidates were invited to a public meeting to share their views on campaign issues asked by the audience. The evening was hosted by Citizens for Civil Rights, The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette, and Hanna Community Center. Jeff Smith of WLFI-TV18 moderated the event.

Patsy Hoyer, president of LWVGL welcomes candidates and audience

Question sorters representing all three organizations

Jeff Smith, WLFI, and candidates

An attentive audience

Proud to be League members.

  State Legislature Candidate Forum

On September 5, 2012 LWVGL cosponsored a Candidate Forum for state legislators at the Morton Community Center along with Wabash Area Lifelong Learning Association (WALLA). Time keepers and question sorters were kept busy and performed with the highest standards. Thanks to Joe Kraus of WALLA and Jean Andres of LWVGL and all the volunteers for making this event possible. Also thanks to Jeff Smith, News Director of WLFI, for moderating the forum. His continued support for this event is appreciated.

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The locations of the 2014 LWVIN Regional Workshops were in Greencastle and South Bend. Five LWVGL members drove to South Bend on September 20 to join with League members across the northern Indiana for great discussion and good company. Topics covered by our guest speakers included : Summary of the LWVUS Convention in Dallas; Redistricting in Indiana ; Advocacy; Creating an Observer Corps; VOTE411; and Engaging Local Candidates. Thanks to the South Bend Area League for hosting the event.

Early arrival at South Bend: Joanne Evers, Karen Griggs, Margaret Brender, Debby Sherman, Carol Gutridge, Patsy Hoyer

Environmental Team of LWVIN Board: Jeanette Neagu and Karen Griggs

Lots of conversation and sharing of ideas

Meeting new friends: Elizabeth Bennion of South Bend, Debby Sherman of LWVGL, Margaret Brender of LWVGL and Sharon Schafer of Elkhart

Debbie Asberry of Indianapolis LWV sharing information on Redistricting

Barb Anderson of South Central Indiana League sharing information on Advocacy

Elizabeth Bennion of South Bend Area League sharing her program on Candidate Debates

Annual Summer Picnic

August 22, 2015 saw the unfolding of the LWVGL Annual Summer Picnic on a beautiful summer day. In spite of the traffic flow and construction Happy Hollow Park, Shelter #4 burst at the seams with League members, guests, great food and stimulating conversation. Members and guests were updated with League plans for the coming year especially the 95th Anniversary Celebrations in Lafayette and Indianapolis in September. Barb Clark, co-director of the Diversity Roundtable, spoke to the group providing a long list of resources in the community of organizations and groups who are focused on increasing diversity education and awareness in the Greater Lafayette community.

Donna Giroux and Mary Jo Maslin discussing the great spread before them and other happy picnickers

Clark, co-director of the Diversity Round Table

Finishing dessert and listening to Patsy Hoyer share League Plans for the coming year.

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LWVGL attends Presidents Day Workshop

Saturday, February 15, 2014, the League of Women Voters of Indiana celebrated Presidents Day and the League's 94th birthday with an all day workshop at the Carriage House of the Propylaeum in Indianapolis. Local members, Ginny Webb, Michael Oxenrider, Karen Griggs, Corrina Than and Patsy Hoyer attended the event. Topics of discussion included `The Proposed Elimination of the Business Personal Property Tax' by Purdue Professor Larry DeBoer and environmental legislation currently being debated in the 2014 General Assembly by Jessie Kharbanda, executive director of the Hoosier Environmental Council. League organizational issues were discussed including best practices for candidate forums, obtaining an intern, using social media, and general outreach. Following the meeting the participants were invited to see the new LWVIN office at 1500 N. Delaware St.

Paulette Vandegriff sharing best practices for candidate forums

League Link Lunch: This is a long standing, informal gathering over lunch to talk and learn about current events, maintain friendships and create new ones. League Lunch is held every second Tuesday of the month at Jane's Gourmet Deli from noon to 1pm. Come and go as your schedule permits.

Members and friends of the League enjoying and learning from each other.

Members and friends at League Link Lunch

Legislative Breakfast: The Legislative Breakfast is held each year in Jan or Feb. This event is open to the public, and is an opportune time to hear from local legislators.

The Annual LWVGL Legislative Breakfast was held on February 22, 2015. The weather was cold, snowing and blustery but that did not stop the community from coming out to hear from their legislators about bills in the 2015 General Assembly. All seven legislators from Tippecanoe County were invited to attend and one gracefully declined because of other obligations however, only one legislator attended, Sheila Klinker.

Representative Klinker fielded many questions about the legislation currently moving through the two chambers in the State House in Indianapolis and made a point of explaining the thinking from both sides of the aisle. The attendees and the League are most thankful for her devotion to the process and her willingness to share a wide range of opinions.

Thanks to the League members who organized and managed the annual breakfast.

Signing in for a morning of learning

Community members enjoying breakfast and good conversation

President Patsy Hoyer introducing the program

Moderator KD Benson with Patsy Hoyer

Representative Klinker has the floor

Observer Corps: The League has been a champion of government transparency since our founding in 1920, and it is one of our core principles and a vital part of our mission. We have an Observer Corps of members who are willing to commit one year to attending all the meetings of one local governmental board or commission and report on the business that was transacted at each meeting. Click on "Observer Corps" at left for more information.

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Global Fest Hunger Hike Outfest
Food Finders Mobile Pantry Latino Fest State Fair
Hannafest Naturalization Ceremony West Lafayette Farmer's Market
High School Voter Registration   West Lafayette Public Library

  Global Fest

LWVGL joined Global Fest in West Lafayette for the first time for voter registration activities August 30, 2014. Thanks to all the volunteers who assisted throughout the day including: Sarah Kelly, Carol Gutridge, Margaret Brender, Mariellen Neudeck, Adelia Sorge, Patsy Hoyer and Joanne Evers. It was an interesting day with lots of activity.

  Food Finders Mobile Pantry

LWVGL worked with Food Finders during March 2015 to visit the Food Finders Mobile Pantry at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds Sheep Barn on five consecutive Tuesdays. Thanks to all the staff and Katie Bunder, director of Food Finders, for their cooperation and support.

Here is the sheep barn
Donna Giroux, Sarah Kelly and Margaret Brender - A chilly day

Talking with patrons

A visit with Katie Bunder

Patty Jischke, Nancy Clement, Donna Giroux on our second visit to the Sheep Barn


On September 2, 2013 the League joined the Hanna Community Center for the first time at the annual Hannafest to provide voter registration and the game of VOTE! to all participants. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time celebrating the community center and Labor Day. Thanks to League members Patsy Hoyer, Ann Hunt, Corrina Than and Joanne Evers for their time and good spirits at Hannafest.

  High School Voter Registration

For the second year in a row, LWVGL has partnered with the area high schools to provide information to government classes regarding election law over the years and current election practices in Indiana and Tippecanoe County. In addition every eligible student is offered the opportunity to register to vote. Below are photos and captions from Spring 2015.

Sarah Kelly discussing `Securing the Right To Vote' at Harrison High School

Sarah engaging the students in discussion about `WHY VOTE?' at Harrison High School

Margaret Brender, Donna Giroux, Adelia Sorge staffing a table in the Senior Commons Area at Harrison High School

Nancy Clement presenting PowerPoint on Voter Registration and Elections in Tippecanoe County at Jefferson High School

Margaret Brender and Sarah Kelly at Central Catholic High School offering voter registration

Mary Jo Pflum and Joanne Evers at West Lafayette High School offering voter registration

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  Hunger Hike 2014

LWVGL joined the fight against hunger in the Greater Lafayette Community with the opportunity to register to vote. The festivities were wild with clowns, walkers and zumba. Two great causes combined.

A great team included Barbara Penney, Dana Smith, Jean Andres, Linda Cohen and Joanne Evers

The clowns were busy painting the League Logo

WL City Councilmen Gerald Thomas stopped by to say hello

Warm-up zumba for all the walkers

Joe Micon, director of LUM, speaks to the crowd

  Latino Fest

Latino Fest on September 13, 2014 was a cold day but families joined the festivities for food, music and fun. LWVGL was there to register voters, share information on the upcoming election and more. Thanks to the hardy volunteers including Joyce Deutelbaum, Linda Martin, Adelia Sorge, Felice Bray and Joanne Evers.

  Naturalization Ceremony

The annual naturalization ceremony held in West Lafayette was on August 29, 2014 at Burtsfield Gym at Salisbury and Lindberg. After the ceremony, new citizens were greeted by volunteers from the LWVGL to offer assistance in voter registration. Over 60 individuals were eager to register and take on their new responsibilities as citizens. Thanks to all the volunteers including Jean and Ron Andres, Jane Frankenberger, Roberta Schonemann, Linda Martin and Joanne Evers.

Ninety-four individuals became new citizens of the United States on August 30, 2013 in West Lafayette. League members spoke with over a third of these news citizens from all over the state and assisted them in becoming registered voters. Thanks to Sarah Kelly Roberta Schonemann and Joanne Evers for their time and participation in this process.

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  OUTFEST 2014

OUTFEST 2014 provided an opportunity for the League to support LGBT equality, register voters, and have a lot of fun. Corrina Than, Erica Karrfalt, Mary Jo Pflum, Patsy Hoyer, and Felice Bray, staffed the League booth. Thirty+eight voters were registered to vote, 11 individuals changed their Tippecanoe addresses and 1 person made a name change. We also used the opportunity to distribute information about the voting process and

Patsy Hoyer at Outfest 2014

Corrina than and Mary Jo Pflum at Outfest 2014

  State Fair 2014

LWVGL assisted with the staffing of the LWVIN Voter Registration booth at the 2014 State Fair August 5, 2014. Corrina Than, Mary Jo Pflum and Joanne Evers had a busy day on $2.00 Tuesday as they talked to a cross section of Indiana residents, registered voters and received praise for the work of the League.

Mary Jo Pflum at the LWVIN table

First time voters registering at the state fair

Joanne Evers and Corrina Than at the LWVIN table

Voters changing addresses at the state fair

  West Lafayette Farmers Market

August 13, 2014 - A beautiful day to be shopping in the market! Sarah Kelly, Erica Karrfalt and Joanne Evers talked to many individuals about voter registration and joining the League. Eighteen voters verified their voter registration, updated addresses or registered for the first time. It was a great afternoon and the West Lafayette City wifi connection was great.

Sarah Kelly and Erica Karrfalt, ready for voters

Two new citizens from Manchester England registering for the first time on the computer and on the iphone.

Updating an address online with

  West Lafayette Public Library

Thanks to the West Lafayette Public Library and League volunteers Nancy Clement, Roberta Schonemann and Joanne Evers for offering voter registration to the community on February 22, 2015.

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April 15, 2015 - There is always something to discuss at a League event. Join us and meet new members and make new friends.

Enjoying a glass of wine, eating pizza and sharing ideas

Welcome to new member Amy French with JoAnn Mullen and Donna Giroux

Teena Flook, Margaret Brender and Patsy Hoyer having a good time

March 18, 2015 - The gatherings at Sylvia's Brick Oven continue with good company, good conversation and pizza a plenty. Join us.

Welcome to new Whitney Williams with Patsy Hoyer, JoAnn Mullen, Erica Karrfalt, Linda Cohen

Liz Solberg and Dewayne Moffitt
Margaret Bender, Joanne Evers, Ginny Webb

Ron Brender, Ralph Webb, Mike Smith, Donna Giroux

February 18, 2915 - On a cold and winter evening the League Mix and Mingle had a cozy gathering at Sylvia's Brick Oven on February 18, 2015. It was a pleasure to meet so many new friends of the League and learn more about the Greater Lafayette Community. Thanks to all.

Continuing and perspective members posing for a picture

Zach, Diane, Ralph and Ginny enjoying pizza and good conversation

Joanne, Liz and Patsy discussing bills in the General Assembly

Making new friends

Serious conversation

December 17, 2014 - A gathering of League members is always a fun filled and informative evening especially over delicious pizza. Congratulation are in order to our 100th member, Mary Jo Maslin and thanks to Joanne Evers for the ASK. Mary Jo joined us and had the opportunity to meet many of LWVGL's finest. Thanks to all for coming and to Sylvia's Brick Oven for hosting us.

Mary Jo Maslin and Joanne Evers

Ron Brender, Ralph Webb, Bill Evers and Margaret Brender

Ginny Webb and Teena Flook

Bill Evers and Donna Giroux

November 19, 2014 - A great time was had by all! Thanks to all who attended.

JoAnn Mullen, Karen Griggs, Ginny Webb and Erica Karfalt

Bill Evers, JoAnn Mullen and Donna Giroux in the background with two new League friends

League conversation

Diane Damico and JoAnn Mullen

Making new friends and catching up with others

LWVGL's inaugural Mix and Mingle for all members and prospective members and friends of the League was a great success on Oct 22, 2014 at Sylvia's Brick Oven in Lafayette. The snacks and beverages were great and it was a fun time to get to know each other better and learn about the League. The League is lots of fun as well as accomplishing great work for public policy in Tippecanoe County.

Corrina Than and Margaret Brender

Patsy Hoyer with a timely message

Teena Flook and Erica Karrfalt

Ron Brender and Ralph Webb

Liz Solberg, Ginny Webb, Joyce Fields, Corrina Than

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Library Services in Tippecanoe County-Study Committee Report

The Local Government Study Committee completed its study of library services in Tippecanoe County December 2011. Read the complete report. Thank you to all the committee members for this study and professional report. Members included Jean Andres, chair; KD Benson, Shelly McLauchlan and Joanne Evers.

Tippecanoe County Township Government Study Report

The Greater Lafayette League of Women Voters formed a Study Committee in the spring of 2009 to study township government in Tippecanoe County. The report is complete as of October 2010 and focuses on transparency, accessibility and accountability of township government. This report will add information and understanding of the process of township government as discussion continues regarding the reform of township government. View Final Report here.

Members of the LWVGL Study Committee are available to present its findings and recommendations to community organizations. To schedule a program contact the League.

Policy Over Politics: A State Forum on Township Reform

Policy Over Politics: A State Forum on Township Reform (a video)

Hosted by the Lacy Leadership Association Civic Leadership Cadre and co-sponsored by a variety of civic organizations including LWVGL, LWVIN, LWVMC. This event was held on January 19, 2011 at the History Center in Indianapolis.