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Tues, Apr 25: Current Challenges to the Great Lakes

The value of the Great Lakes to Michigan is extremely high. There have been threats to these waters for over a century. It seems that every time a solution is found other threats appear.

Our speaker, Krista Grimm, is prepared to discuss the most current and on-going challenges. There are many form of pollution, plus invasive species and withdrawals.

Krista is an experienced urban planner from Chicago, who has a strong interest in and knowledge of the Lakes.

The meeting will be held:
Tues, April 25th
7:00 pm
222 Cloverly, GPF

Wed, Mar 29 "New Member" Reception

There will be a 'Get Acquainted' reception at Wilhelmina's home for new members and our local league. Please RSVP by no later than Friday March 24 by phone or email to Wilhelmina G at
Refer to the LWVGP membership directory for the address of the event, or it can also be provided when you confirm attendance.

Hot Off The Press: LWVGP's "Your Government Officials 2017" is now available

LWVGP's comprehensive brochure for 2016 which lists the officials who represent you in the many different levels of government is now available. Look for it at local city halls, schools, libraries and other civic institutions, or print it out here:
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A new meeting-time for Macomb County Voter Services

Please join with us to further our voter education efforts in Macomb County!

We meet at 7 PM on the fourth Thursday of the month (previously we met on Mondays) at the Mt. Clemens Library, 150 Cass Avenue, (48043)

Additional information can be found on our webpage and our Facebook page

Postponement of Showing of The Richmond Rosies

Due to the power outage at the GP Woods library, the showing of The Richmond Rosies, planned for Saturday, 3/11, has been postponed.

As of this morning (Friday), power is still out at Parcells Middle School & the Woods Branch. Unfortunately, even if power is restored sometime today, the branch would remain CLOSED tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, so that the room temperature could return to an acceptable level - a process that takes over 24 hours.

We will attempt to reschedule this event ASAP with the GP AAUW, Soroptomists International of Grosse Pointe, and Dining for Women, Grosse Pointe.

Thank you for your patience.

And continued Happy Women's History Month.

Postponement of Diversity Forum

The GPPSS community forum on diversity entitled "Raising Global Leaders" originally scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at Pierce Middle School has been postponed due to a power outage. We will notify you of the rescheduled date once it is confirmed with panel members.

Stay safe everyone.

-LWVGP March 8, 2017

Thurs, Mar 16 Luncheon & Tour of The Rivers

One of our lifetime members, Myrt Everett, has invited us to join her for lunch and a tour of The Rivers, where she is currently residing. She is so enjoying her residence there that she wants to share the concept with those of us who may have an interest for ourselves or a family member. We will meet in the Lobby (900 Cook Road) at 12:30 on March 16. Lunch will cost $10.00. Please call Aphie R at 881-8844 to make a reservation. If you need a ride, contact Jan Wells.

Sat, March 11 Showing of "The Richmond Rosies"

The Richmond Rosies is a film about the women who worked in the shipyards during WW2. In honor of Women's History Month, it is being presented at the GP Woods Branch Library. LWVGP is a cosponsor along with AAUW.

Sat, March 11
12:00 noon
GP Woods Branch Library
Program Room
20680 Mack Ave,
GP Woods, MI 48236

Wed, March 8 "Raising Global Leaders" Public Forum

Mark your calendars for Wednesday evening, March 8. The Grosse Pointe Public School System presents a community forum on the training for staff and students concerning cultural responsiveness and anti-bullying. It will be:

Wed, March 8
7:00 pm
Pierce Middle School Auditorium
15430 Kercheval, GP Park

The evening will include Dr Gary Niehaus, GPPSS Superintendent and begin with a presentation of the District Diversity Plan by Director of Pre-K and Elementary Instruction Keith Howell and Director of Secondary Instruction Maureen Bur.

A League moderated panel will feature the following experts in this field:
Dr. Agustin Arbulu: Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Greg Bowens: Grosse Pointes - Harper Woods NAACP
Anthony Lewis: Michigan Department of Civil Rights
Mark McInerney: Attorney, Clark Hill
Ginni Winters: Wayne County RESA

The panel will take written questions from the audience, similar to Candidate Forums.

GPPSS is seeking broad-based community feedback on their Diversity Plan. Please come make your thoughts, ideas and/or concerns known!

This is an excellent opportunity to learn current policy and how it fits in to not only the legal requirements but also the information our students need to succeed in the wider world. Bring your friends!

Save the Date: Jan 19: Chinese Dinner & Program Planning Meeting

We have arranged to have our annual Program Planning meeting on January 19th. We will meet at the Grosse Pointe Woods Community Center at 6:30.

Chinese food will be on the menu for dinner, and Ann Nicholson will lead the discussion on program planning for the next year.

The cost will be $12.00.
Please RSVP to Jan Wells, 884 6904, by January 12, 2017 so that we order that right amount of food.

Thurs, Jan 19
GP Woods Community Center
20025 Mack
GP Woods, MI 48236

Click here for the RSVP form to mail in with your check

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For additional information & voter guides, you can go to:
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3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications

Important links to the Secretary of State's Office for voting information

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Judy, Ann, Tom, and Mary

  • *Many thanks to our outgoing Presidential Team, Judy Morlan, Ann Nicholson, and Mary Zahler. And congratulations to LWVGP's new President, Tom Wells.** (May 2016)

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The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government; works to increase understanding of major public policy issues; and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League is strictly nonpartisan, neither endorsing candidates nor supporting political parties. The LWVGP, in both its values and its practices, reaffirms its commitment to diversity. Membership is open to men and women of all ages.