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

PUBLIC FORUM EVENTS

  Citizenship classes
The Lafayette Urban Ministry (LUM) and Lafayette Adult Resource Academy (LARA) have joined to offer citizenship classes. LWVGL is invited to participate in providing voter registration and election information. Nancy Clement prepared a PowerPoint and goes each session to share this information. Thanks to Nancy, LUM and LARA for offering this service to our prospective citizens.

  County Commissioners and City Councils Support Redistricting Resolution

On March 7, 2016 LWVGL presented a redistricting resolution to the County Commissioners and Lafayette and West Lafayette City Councils and all were approved. Sue Scholer presented the resolution to both the County Commissioners and the West Lafayette City Council with good discussion and unanimous support.

Sherry McLauchlan presented the resolution to the Lafayette City Council with unanimous support.

Thanks to all for this effort in drafting and refine the resolution and all the League members who attended the meetings in support. A true team effort!

Sue Scholer presenting the resolution to the County Commissioners

Sue Scholer presenting the resolution to the West Lafayette City Council

  Suffragettes Honored in Indiana State House and Senate

On February 29, 2016 in celebration of Indiana's Bicentennial and Women's History Month (March) LWVIN presented a Resolution at the State House and Senate in honor of three early Indiana Suffragettes; May Wright Sewall, Zerelda Wallace and Helen Gougar. The event was attended by League members from all over the state and celebrated by the Indiana Legislators. Local members attending included Nancy Clement and Joanne Evers.

In the House Linda Lawson from Hammond Area introduced the resolution and it was supported by Sheila Klinker of Lafayette and Sue Errington of Muncie. Paulette Vandegriff of Indianapolis spoke for the League and highlighted the accomplishments of the three honored suffragettes.

In the Senate, Senator Tallian of Portage read the resolution with League members in the Gallery with support from the Senate Chamber.

Rep. Linda Lawson introducing the League

Resolution posted in the House

Paulette Vandegriff reading the resolution to the House

Sheila Klinker in support of the resolution

Senator Karen Tallian reading the resolution in the Senate Chamber

  Redistricting Presentation to Greater Lafayette Commerce
The LWVGL Redistricting Committee has been presenting the Gerrymandering movie to many locations around the community such as the Noon Rotary meeting, Congress Street Methodist Church and on February 27, 2016 at the Third House hosted by Greater Lafayette Commerce. The 30 minute version of the Gerrymandering film was presented to a full house. Thanks to Patsy Hoyer and Sherry McLauchlan for this event.

Patsy Hoyer making the presentation

Third House attendees


  Gerrymandering the Movie
On December 2, 2015, LWVGL offered the showing of Gerrymandering: the Movie at the Unitarian Universalist Church for League members and invited guests. We had about 25 individuals attending. Julia Vaughn of Common Cause was available to answer questions and update us on the current activity of the Interim Redistricting Study Committee appointed by the Indiana State Legislature during the 2015 General Assembly. Thanks to the many members of LWVGL for organizing the evening from location, technology, to lots of goodies.

Mary Tilden and Beth Goodman, greeters par excel lance

Lots of treats for the evening

Catching up over yummy snacks

The convoluted process of gerrymandering

Patsy Hoyer introducing the evening agenda

Q&A with Julia Vaughn

  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

  Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC)
On November 10, 2015 at TCPL, downtown, League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette hosted the first detailed glimpse of exciting happenings along the Wabash River.

Tony Roswarski, Mayor of Lafayette, and President of the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation (WREC), reviewed plans for a Wabash River public promenade. He also provided the first in-depth look at plans for the new multi-use Old National Bank building going up at 2nd and Columbia Streets and explained its close integration with the new promenade.

Tippecanoe County Commissioner and WREC Vice President Tom Murtaugh, and Stan Lambert, Executive Director of WREC, discussed other sustainable development initiatives as well as current efforts to improve environmental practices in the watershed. John Dennis, Mayor of West Lafayette, explained the plans for the redesign of State Street through Purdue's campus to increase and encourage the use of bicycles and increase safety for pedestrians. Of special interest is the design work to transform the urban areas on both sides of the river into a destination of regional significance, as well as progress on making River Road a true scenic byway. All of this is possible because of the tremendous cooperation among WREC partners + the Cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, and Purdue University.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Lafayette is pleased to present this program. Support for both the environmental integrity of the Wabash River and environmentally appropriate development along the banks of this unique community and state treasure have been important goals of the League for many years. The League applauds the work of WREC and wants to be sure that the community is aware of significant new developments.

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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 http://www.purdue.edu/constitution-day/

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.



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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LWVGL 2015 ANNUAL MEETING
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

Business

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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LWVIN State Council

BROWN COUNTY HOSTS LWVIN STATE COUNCIL-2016

Kudos to the LWV of Greencastle for hosting the LWVIN Council on April 9, 2016 at the Prindle Institute at DePauw University! A beautiful location for a hard working League. The work included the business of budget approval and elections for the 2016-17 FY but the focus of the day rested on Grassroots Advocacy. Lisa Maechal from RESULTS, a nonprofit grassroots citizens' lobby that identifies sustainable solutions to the problems of hunger and poverty as a human rights issue, offered an interactive session on practical skill building for League advocacy. She was well received and offered many practical suggestions for working with the Indiana legislators. Kate Cruikshank of LWV Bloomington/Monroe provided a tutorial on navigating the Indiana General Assembly website.

It was great to renew friendships and make new ones with like minded League members from across the state. LWVGL members in attendance included Patsy Hoyer, Nancy Clement, Corrina Than, Karen Griggs and Joanne Evers. Thanks to the organizers and to the LWVIN State Board.

Prindle Institute, DePauw University

Getting ready to work for the day

Karen Martaglio, President LWV Greencastle

LWVGL members (l to r) Joanne Evers, Karen Griggs, Corrina Than, Patsy Hoyer and Nancy Clement

Lisa Marchal, Speaker on grassroots advocacy



VOTER SERVICE COMMITTEE
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)



DIVERSITY ROUNDTABLE SUMMIT VI
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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LEGISLATIVE COFFEE
2015 Annual Legislative Coffee held on Dec 10 was a great success with over 30 members attending the event. The League invites members and legislators representing voters in Tippecanoe County to discuss League issues and upcoming expectations for the General Assembly. Patsy Hoyer discussed the Interim Redistricting Study Commission appointed by the State Legislature in 2015 and its importance to changes in the redistricting process of Indiana. Donna Giroux explained that the LWVGL was embarking on preliminary research as to mental health services in Tippecanoe County to decide if a League Study is in order. The Q&A with the legislators included topics on education accountability, Wabash River Development, civil rights 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 two legislators who attended, Ron Alting, and Shelia Klinker.

A great way to start the evening with treats from the members. Go for it Liz!

Linda Ron, JoAnn and Linda. So many choices.

Donna sharing information on upcoming research on mental health services in Tippecanoe County

Patsy discussing redistricting.

Karen and Linda. The greatest greeters in town.

Linda and Sue catching up.

Attentive listeners.



CITY BUS WITH LEAGUE SIGNS
Four CityBus tail signs have been traveling around Greater Lafayette to encourage individuals to register and vote during March and September since September 2012. Look for them again for the 2016 Primary and the General Election. Give a cheer when you see one!

Downtown Lafayette, September 2014

March 2016 Downtown Lafayette

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CANDIDATE FORUMS
  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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LWVIN REGIONAL WORKSHOP

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 27, 2016 the League of Women Voters of Indiana hosted a workshop for the local Leagues across the state at the WFYI offices in Indianapolis. It was a fantastic venue for an informative day with League Leaders. LWVGL members in attendance included Gretchen Bertolet, Patsy Hoyer, Karen Griggs, Donna Giroux, Sherry McLachlan, Chris Campbell, Sarah Kelly, and Joanne Evers. The focus of discussion and training was on advocacy especially targeting the Interim Redistricting Committee.

Katie Blair, Indiana Freedom Advocacy Director, was energizing and provided useful strategies to move forward. The bottom line: Never give up!

Other small group discussions targeted visibility in the community, partnerships and event design. The League is doing exciting activities in Indiana and learning from each other is the best part of being in the League.

Thanks to Lisa Plencner, Erin and Kelly and Debbie Asberry for the planning and all who worked to make the day a success.

What a team to welcome us at the door

Lots of discussion and getting to know each other

Welcome from WFYI

Lisa Plencner, Co-president of LWVIN

Erin Kelly, Co-president of LWVIN

Debbie Asberry, Vice President and Issue Advocate of LWVIN

Katie Blair, Indiana Freedom Advocacy Director

Karen Kay Leonard, LWVIN Education Study Chair


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 7, 2016. The MCL room was packed with interested citizens who enjoyed a lovely meal and heard from three legislators about bills in the 2016 General Assembly. Thanks to Representatives Klinker and Brown and Senator Alting for sharing their views and thoughts on the current action in the State House.

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

Signing in and serving a great breakfast

Patsy Hoyer welcoming legislators and interested voters. Cathy Potter and Donna Giroux as questions sorters and Sherry McLauchlan as moderator

Attentive voters with very good questions.

Representative Sheila Klinker

Senator Alting

Representative Brown

The Stone Quarry Coalition from Americus Area with Senator Alting


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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VOTER REGISTRATION

Black Lives Matter Event Latino Center for Wellness and Education 2016 Super Tuesday Events at Purdue
High School Voter Registration National Voter Registration Day
Ivy Tech College Community College Naturalization Ceremony

  Black Lives Matter Event

On April 4 LWVGL participated in Black Lives Matter at the Unitarian Universalist Church providing last minute voter registration for the 2016 May Primary. The computers were in top form and several individuals were able to confirm their registration, update their addresses and register for the first time. Thanks to Margaret and Ron Brender, Jean Andres, Margaret Hass and Joanne Evers.

The evening event was a great success.
  


  Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette

On March 24th, LWVGL volunteers (Adelia Sorge, Margaret Brender, Sarah Weaver, and Joanne Evers), visited Ivy Tech, Lafayette at the request of faculty to register students for the May 2016 Primary. It was a great success. Thanks to all.

Ivy Tech students and faculty took advantage of online voter registration for participation in the 2016 elections.
  



  2016 Super Tuesday Events at Purdue

On March 1, 2016, the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program invited LWVGL to offer voter registration following the showing of the movie `Suffragette' as a kick off to Women's History month. Many attendees verified their voter registration status and/or registered for the first time.

Later in the evening, Purdue entities including, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Department of Political Science, the Brian Lamb School of Communications, and the Honors College hosted a high tech Super Tuesday Viewing Party with political discussion panels for the campus and the community. LWVGL was once again invited to offer voter registration to the participants.

It was a great afternoon and evening as demonstrated by the photos below. Thanks to all who participated from the League: Adelia Sorge, Sarah Kelly, Nancy Clement, Margaret and Ron Brender and Joanne Evers.

Nancy Clement assisting new voter following the Suffragette Movie

Ron Brender, Nancy Clement and Margaret Brender ready for voter registration

The room was packed with political junkies

President Daniels and PBS's Alexander Heffner interviewed by student.

Joanne Evers explaining the League and how to register to vote with student interviewer

Margaret verifying that President Daniels updated his address


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  Latino Center for Wellness and Education
LWVGL was invited to register voters at the LCWE holiday party on Dec. 5, 2015. A great event for Latino families held at the Mama Inez Bakery in Lafayette. Adelia Sorge and Joanne Evers represented LWVGL for the evening.




  National Voter Registration Day

For three years LWVGL has been partnering with the Purdue Student Government to offer voter registration to Purdue Students on National Voter Registration Day. One again it was a great success on September 22, 2015.

Always a lot of fun with voter registration
Purdue PSG team in action

Linda Harris, Sarah Weaver, Ken Jones, Corrina Than, Sarah Kelly and Joanne Evers (not pictured)

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  High School Voter Registration

Since 2013, LWVGL has partnered with area high schools to provide information to government classes regarding the history of election law 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 and Fall 2015 and Spring 2016. Thanks to all the government teachers and the League volunteers.

Ken Jones presenting at Jeff High School Spring 2016

One of Mr Fischer's Government classes Spring 2016

Sarah Kelly assisting with voter registration Spring 2016


Sarah Kelly at McCutcheon Sept. 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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  Naturalization Ceremony

The annual naturalization ceremony held in West Lafayette was on September 4, 2015 at Burtsfield Gym at Salisbury and Lindberg. One hundred new citizens were provided with instructions and a voter registration from to complete and register to vote. League volunteers were available after the ceremony to answer questions and accept completed forms. Thanks to all the volunteers including Jean Andres, Mary Jo Pflum, Teena Flook, Donna Giroux and Joanne Evers.

League Team (standing) Joanne Evers, Mary Jo Pflum, Donna Giroux, (sitting) Teena Flook, Jean Andres

 
Purduettes also registering to vote

Prospective new citizens waiting for the ceremony to begin

Swearing in of new citizens

Immigration and Naturalization Representative reading the oath of citizenship

Swearing in of new citizens

Mayor Dennis congratulating the prospective new citizens

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LWVGL MIX & MINGLE

January 27, 2016 - What a great turnout at a new location, Cellar 422 Wine Bar, 422 Main Street, Lafayette! A hearty thanks and welcome to all who attended. Hope we see you again.

Hmm. . .this looks interesting.

"Below - Catching up with friends and making new ones."



"Patsy has the floor with an attentive audience."

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

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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.