Thursday, June 25, 6:00 p.m.
333 E. Michigan Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933
It will features Rich Robinson, Director of Michigan Campaign Finance Network, and Bradley Smith, author of the 2001 book, Unfree Speech: the Folly of Campaign Finance Reform.
Kyle Melinn, editor of online political news service MIRS will moderate.
Refreshments will be served at 5:30.
This is a great opportunity to hear both sides of this issue as we prepare for consensus on this topic. Go early, visit the Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame, and make an afternoon of it!
Their next steps are to establish a meeting venue and distribute flyers in an effort to recruit the necessary people to help with the first forum, for the city of Warren.
You can check out their facebook page at Facebook/LWVMacomb County
For questions, or if you're able to help. Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 16, 7:00
17150 Maumee, GP 48230
for an evening with Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Henderson, the DFP Editorial Page Editor, is a native Detroiter, who grew up in the Lafayette Park area. He is a graduate of University of Detroit Jesuit High School and the University of Michigan. He also serves as host for "American Black Journal" and a contributor for "MiWeek".
This past year he received a 2014 Pulitzer Prize and 2014 Scripps Howard Award for Commentary.
Mr. Henderson is first and foremost a citizen of Detroit, then of Michigan, and his topic will reflect the issues of the moment.
Our League is co-sponsoring this event with the Grosse Pointe Unitarian Church Alliance. It is a gift to the community, so please pass the word and plan to attend with guests!
Speakers will include:
Dr. Abigail Derby Lewis
Conservation Ecologist, The Field Museum
Co-Chair: Chicago Wilderness Climate Change Task Force
Policy Director, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Former Senior Program Officer
Environmental Program, Joyce Foundation
Judy and Gordon Morlan attended this meeting in Traverse City last fall and found it to be exciting and informative.
Want to know more? Contact our Natural Resource Director, Gordon Morlan at NaturalResourceChair@grossepointe.mi.lwvnet.org
Speaker will be Dr. Sandra Robinson, Provost of the Mary Ellen Stempfle University and Distance Learning Center of Wayne County Community College.
Our League has long had a representative on Wayne County Community College District's Eastside Advisory Council, and it's time we became more acquainted with the new educational opportunities available to people of all ages through WCCCD. Have you noticed the new WCCCD buildings on Vernier? Do you know the educational possibilities these buildings represent for students in our area? And for retired people too?
Dr. Sandra Truitt Robinson, Provost of the Mary Ellen Stempfle University Center and its neighbor on Vernier, the Center for Distance Learning, is the featured speaker at our Annual Meeting. Dr. Robinson has had a distinguished career in public education and was recognized nationally for developing and implementing innovative magnet programs at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit. Under her direction the University Center has secured partnerships with several colleges and universities so that students can complete degrees and access graduate level courses without having to leave the region. Distance learning, dual enrollment and webinars are opportunities not available twenty years ago - and what can students expect twenty years from now?
Our annual meeting will be at the beautiful Country Club of Detroit with registration beginning at 8:30. Breakfast will be served at 8:45. $26.00 per person.
Please send you registration form in to Mary Jo Johnson before April 25 if at all possible. The absolute deadline is May 4.
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It will be held:
Tuesday, April 14, 7:00 pm
GP Public Library, Ewald Branch
15175 E. Jefferson
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
On March 18 our League is honoring women who personify women's history in Michigan.
The Honorable Lynne Pierce, who, after practicing law privately, moved into the public sector to serve as Municipal Judge in Grosse Pointe Woods, then as a Wayne County Circuit Court Judge.
Carol Cain, Free Press columnist and host of "Michigan Matters", is a highly respected journalist. Journalism runs in her family - her mother, Ruth Cain, was also a journalist known to many as Ruth Alden.
Emily Fijol, Executive Director of the Michigan Women's History Museum and Hall of Fame, represents all those Michigan women whose knowledge and talent have contributed so much to our lives.
In absentia, honors will also be awarded to Mary Sue Coleman, and Beth Chappell for their contributions.
Guests are welcome. Dessert reception to follow.
Cost : $8.00
The event will be at
Byblos Banquets at
7258 Chase Road,
Dearborn, MI 48126
It begins at 5:30. Tickets are $50 individually or $500 for a table.
Interested? Make checks payable to:
LWV-DDH and send to 120 N. Military, Dearborn, MI 48124.
Friends and family welcome -- a great opportunity to meet Congresswoman Dingell.
The Grosse Pointe League has had co-Presidents before, but this year we are trying something brand new - a four person Presidential Team. It appears it needs four of us to fill the shoes of outgoing President Christina Schlitt, who has led us so efficiently and with such graciousness. All of us are committed to keeping our League an important part of this community and having fun doing it!
(Left to Right: Judy Morlan, Ann Nicholson, Sharon Riley, & Mary Zahler)
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