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Wed, March 8 "Raising Global Leaders" Public Forum

Mark your calendars for Wednesday evening, March 8! Our League has partnered with WE GP and the Grosse Pointe Public School System to present a community forum on the existing 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 Elementary Education Keith Howell and Director of Secondary Education 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

Check out the event flyer here

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

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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New meeting-time for Macomb County Voter Services

Please join with us to further our voter education efforts!

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)

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

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

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.

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:
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

To build your personalized voter guide, go to, 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 is the nation's premiere, on-line election resource now available.

For additional information & voter guides, you can go to:
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

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

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