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Save the Date: Dec 7th: Holiday Soirée

We are so looking forward to our holiday party on December 7, at the Little Club. This should be a very festive & congenial setting for us to share in the holiday spirit. The Club will be decked out in holiday finery, welcoming all of us, for the evening.

By now you should have received your invitation, and will be able to respond to Aphie ASAP. If you have further questions, please call either Aphie Roumell or Jan Wells

Holiday PartyDec. 7, 2016
5:30 to 8:00 pm
The Grosse Pointe Club (ie. The Little Club)
Behind Grosse Pointe Memorial Church
6 Berkshire Place, GPF

$25/members and $30/guests
Includes punch & hors do'oeuvres; cash bar.

Print out & mail in your invite today!
RSVP deadline is December 1st

Dec 3: Support the League - Shop & Dine at the Watermark Bar & Grille

Come shop & dine at the Watermark Bar & Grille and support the League. Watermark Bar & Grille will donate a portion of the bill to LWVGP (Two organizations are being supported, so you must mention to your server that you are there for the League)

Sat, Dec 3, 12 pm - 6 pm
Watermark Bar & Grille's Shopping Extravaganza
At the Jefferson Beach Marina
24420 Jefferson Ave, SCS 48080

Shopping, raffles, & prizes as well
Print out Watermark Bar & Grille flyer here
For additional information contact 586 777 3677 or info@watermarkbarandgrille.com

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 $14.00, which includes $2.00 for room rental.
Please RSVP to Aphie Roumell by January 12, 2017 so that we order that right amount of food.

Thurs, Jan 19
6:30-9:00
GP Woods Community Center
20025 Mack
GP Woods, MI 48236

Save the Date: Nov 15: Consensus Meeting on Taxation & Budgeting

A consensus meeting on revision to LWVMI position on "Taxation and Budgeting" has been set.

Tues, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE -- WE WILL BEGIN AT 7:00.

The November 15 meeting will take place at Jan and Tom Well's home. Please refer to your directory or your Voter for the address. Please rsvp with Jan so that she has the right number of materials.

LWVMI materials to aid in the prep and understanding of the issue and the consensus can be found at:
LWVMI.org/member/mem_studies.html
For more information or questions pertaining to the study, contact Connie Frey

Please note two meetings were initially scheduled. Now however, consensus procedures will be combined & take place in just one meeting on November 15 at 7:00. The Nov.10 session has been cancelled.

MI SOS: What Every Voter Needs to Know

Click here for additional information regarding Election Day rules including info regarding photography, candidate promotional wear at the polls, Michigan's voting equipment, & poll challengers

Click here for a comprehensive Voter Q&A from the Secretary of State regarding November 8th election

Voter Guides on Vote411.org

Vote411.org

To build your personalized voter guide, go to Vote411.org, which provides voter guides; helps the electorate find their polling place; check voting hours; and read tips about voting in Michigan.

Voters need simple, helpful tools to navigate the voting process and election day, and Vote411.org is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.

For additional information & voter guides, you can go to: Vote411.org
1) Type in your complete address
2) Click "Get personalized information on candidates and issues"
3) Click "Show my races"
4) Click the individual candidates to read their responses and compare their qualifications

Check on your voter registration & the status of your absentee ballot at the SOS website

Are you registered to vote this November?
Check your registration by going to the Secretary of State's website.
Your registration can be checked with drivers license number & date of birth -OR- name, date of birth, and zip code.
You can also
  • track your absentee ballot (when application request received/ballot sent/ballot received)
  • see a sample ballot.

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

Oct 13: GPPS School Board's candidate forum

The date for the Grosse Pointe School Board's candidate forum, with 9 candidates now running for four slots (previously there were 10), has been set. It will be held:

October 13th
7:00 pm
Grosse Pointe South High School
Wicking Library
11 Grosse Pointe Blvd
Grosse Pointe Farms, 48236

This will be filmed and links will be available on our website and Facebook page.

Oct 11: Harper Woods School Board's candidate forum

The date for the "Harper Woods School Board's candidate forum" has been set. It will be held:

October 11th
Time: 6:30-8:15 (note the changed start time)
Harper Woods Library
Lower Level
19601 Harper Ave
Harper Woods, MI 48225

Oct 6: Regional Transit Authority Millage Proposal

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) of Southeast Michigan will have a millage proposal on the November ballot. LWVMI is part of A Coalition for Transit (ACT) which supports the proposal in the 4 counties of Macomb, Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw.

Attend our information meeting to discuss the issues:

Thurs Oct 6
7:00 pm
WCCC
Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center
19305 Vernier
Harper Woods, MI 48225
(Across from Eastland Mall)

Print out the flier here about Oct 6 event:

For more information go here.

Sept 28: Speaker Jocelyn Benson at Kickoff Meeting

Come hear Dr. Jocelyn Benson, the former dean of the Wayne State Law School.Jocelyn Benson She will speak to us on "What Makes Democracy Work". Her presentation will include issues such as redistricting, voting rights, campaign financing, and amending the Constitution.

Dr. Benson is an expert in civil rights law, education law, and election law. She is founder and executive director of the nonpartisan Michigan Center for Election Law, which hosts projects that support transparency and integrity in elections. Her 2010 book, State Secretaries of State: Guardians of the Democratic Process, is the first major book on the role of the secretary of state in enforcing election and campaign finance laws.

Wednesday, Sept 28
7:00 pm
SOC
The John A. and Marlene L. Boll House
158 Ridge Rd
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236

LWVGP Presidents

Presidents Photo
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.


Hot Off The Press: LWVGP's "Your Government Officials 2016" 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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