Making Democracy Work

Past Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, April 14, 2003
12:30 p.m.
6225 Telegraph Road,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Brown Bag Lunch - A Citizen's Guide to Campaign Finance: Michigan 2002 Elections.
Location: St. Andrews Church

Speaker: Barbara Moorhouse

Informal meeting -- Bring your lunch, your questions, and a friend. We will provide beverages and dessert.

Barbara Moorhouse, LWVOA member and Sr. Analyst for the Michigan Campaign Finance Network (MCFN) will discuss MCFN's forthcoming publication, "A Citizen's Guide to Campaign Finance: Michigan 2002 Elections."

Nine families provided almost 10% of all the funds for the 2002 Michigan elections. How could this happen? Come hear about the egregious acts that took place during the last election.

Barbara Moorhouse is a past president of LWV Birmingham. She served for three terms of office on the board of LWVMI, as Voter Service Chair, Treasurer, and Advocacy Vice President. For the past six years she has been working on campaign finance reform issues.

[Note the change in speaker. State Representative Ruth Johnson has had to cancel her appearance at Monday's Brown Bag Lunch due to a mandatory all day conference on Land Use.]

Saturday, May 10, 2003
10:00 a.m. meeting followed by lunch
1401 Club Drive,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
Annual Meeting.
Location: Forest Lake Country Club

Speaker: Jack Kresnak

Jack Kresnak is the Detroit Free Press reporter who wrote an award-winning series of articles about child abuse and the subsequent investigation by the State of Michigan.

Mark your calendar now. Details about the luncheon will be forthcoming.

Tuesday, May 13, 2003
7:00 p.m.
Pontiac Board of Education Building
47200 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Pontiac School Board Candidate Forum.
Co-sponsor: Committee to Energize the Vote in Pontiac
Coordinator: Trisha Jochim
Friday, May 16, 2003-Sunday, May 18, 2003
 
Mackinac Island LWV Michigan State Convention.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003
7:30 p.m.
West Bloomfield High School
4925 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48323
West Bloomfield School Board Candidate Forum.
Co-sponsor: West Bloomfield Parent Communication Network
Coordinator: Sue Montgomery
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.,
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

(east side of street, just north of Maple Rd.)
LWVOA New Board Meeting.
Calendar Planning and Goal-Setting
Tuesday, May 27, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Dondero High School
709 N. Washington
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Royal Oak School Board Candidate Forum.
Co-sponsor: Royal Oak PTA Council
Coordinator: Jerry Burden
This candidate forum will be shown on both Comcast Channel 54 and WideOpenWest Channel 15.
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
7:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Hills Schools Administration Building
7273 Wing Lake Rd.
Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
Bloomfield Hills School Board Candidate Forum.
Co-sponsor: Bloomfield Hills PTO Council
Coordinator: Fran Fisher
This candidate forum will be broadcast live on Channel 16 in the Bloomfield area and Channel 7 in the West Bloomfield area and rebroadcast on the same channels.
Thursday, May 29, 2003
7:00 p.m.
Independence Township Library
6495 Clarkston Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346
Clarkston School Board Candidate Forum.
Co-sponsor: Clarkston PTA Council
Coordinator: Lola Koch
Monday, June 2, 2003
7:00 p.m.
West Bloomfield Cable Channel 19 Replay of West Bloomfield Candidate Forum.
Missed the candidate forum? Catch the rebroadcast at 7:00 p.m. on June 2, 4, 6, 7, & 8 on West Bloomfield's Cable Channel 19.

This forum took place on May 20 at the West Bloomfield High School. Sue Montgomery was the coordinator and the West Bloomfield Parent Communication Network was the sponsor.

Monday, June 2, 2003
9:00 p.m.
Comcast Channels 10 and 22 Replay of Clarkston Candidate Forum.
Missed the candidate forum? Catch the rebroadcast on Clarkston's Comcast Channels 10 and 22: Monday, June 2 at 9 p.m.; Tuesday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ; and Thursday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

This forum took place on May 29 at Independence Township Library. The coordinator was Lola Koch and the sponsor was the Clarkston PTA Council.

Monday, June 9, 2003
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
School District Polling Locations SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS.
Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Voter Guides
VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!
Saturday, June 14, 2003
11:30 a.m.
O'Mara's Restaurant (12 Mile & Coolidge)
2555 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072
LWV Detroit Metropolitan Area Annual Meeting. Speaker is Tom Watkins, Superintendent, State Board of Education. Luncheon cost is $25 with choice of Stuffed Chicken Divan, House Sirloin Steak,or Broiled Whitefish. Send Luncheon Registration to Edith Phillips.
Tuesday, July 1, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew Luthern Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA New Board Meeting.
The Board Meeting was rescheduled to this date.
Monday, August 4, 2003
7:00 p.m.
Rochester College
800 W. Avon Rd.
Rochester, MI 48307
Rochester Hills Primary Candidate Forum.
Coordinated by Ann Edwards.
Saturday, August 16, 2003
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Old Woodward, South of Brown St.
Birmingham, MI
Dream Cruise Fundraiser.
We'll be there until 6:00 p.m., or until we sell out. See you there!
Tuesday, August 26, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA Board Meeting.
Tuesday, September 9, 2003
7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  Rochester Hills Primary Election.
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Concurrence Meeting.
Presentation of the Rochester Area Sex Education position for adoption by concurrence into Oakland Area local program.
Friday, September 19, 2003
10:00 a.m.
28600 Eleven Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Swearing In Ceremony for New Citizens.
LWVOA members will help to register new citizens.
Saturday, September 20, 2003
10:00 a.m.
10494 Talbot
Huntington Woods, MI 48070
LWVDMA Board Meeting.
All LWV members are welcome.
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA Board Meeting.
Thursday, September 25, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Novi Candidate Forum.
Channel 13
Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.
Fridays at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 2003
7 - 9 p.m.
Meadowbrook Commons Senior Center
25075 Meadowbrook Rd.
Novi, MI 48375
Novi Candidate Forum.
Monday, September 29, 2003
12:00 p.m.
Bloomfield Township Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Rd.
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
Fall Luncheon.
The annual fall luncheon will be followed by a panel discussion of the Patriot Act with representatives from the ACLU, the Birmingham Police Department, the County, and a library. This meeting is open to the public - bring your friends! $12 for lunch and discussion; $3 for discussion only. RSVP by Sep. 25th to webmaster@lwvoa.org.
Wednesday, October 1, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Lathrup Village Candidate Forum.
Channel 17
Rerun multiple times daily at various times.
Wednesday, October 1, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Lathrup Village City Hall
27400 Southfield Rd.
Lathrup Village, MI 48076
Lathrup Village Candidate Forum.
Coordinator: Trisha Jochim
Thursday, October 2, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Keego Harbor Candidate Forum.
Channel 15
Rerun various days & times.
Thursday, October 2, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Luthern Church Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 7, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Royal Oak Candidate Forum.
Comast channel 55 and channel WOW 10:
- Mondays at 4:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
- Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
- Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, 2003-Sunday, November 2, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Southfield Candidate Forum.
Channel 15:
Oct. 9, 16, 22, 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 10, 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Oct 17, 21, 24 & Nov 1, 2 at 8:30 a.m.
Monday, October 13, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Rochester Hills Candidates Forum.
Comcast channel 52 and WOW channel 18:
Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM and Tuesdays 6:00-7:30 AM

And on the Rochester Hills city channel (Comcast 55 and WOW 10):
Every Day (except Wednesday) 7:30-9:00 AM and 5:30-7:00 PM

Monday, October 13, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Sylvan Lake Candidate Forum.
Channel 15
Rerun various days & times.
Wednesday, October 15, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Berkley Candidate Forum.
Comcast channel 53
Rerun at various times.
Thursday, October 16, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Birmingham Candidate Forum.
Channel 18
Rerun at various times.
Monday, October 20, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Municipal Building
400 6th St.
Rochester, MI 48307
Rochester Candidate Forum.
Coordinator: Mary Howarth
Tuesday, October 21, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Rochester Hills Ballot Proposals Forum.
Comcast channel 55 and WOW channel 10
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Auburn Hills Candidate Forum.
Channel 54
Rerun various days & times.
Wednesday, October 22, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Clawson Candidate Forum.
Comcast channel 60 and WOW channel 10
Wed., 10/29 at 2 am, 6 am, 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm, 10 pm
Mon., 11/03 at 2 am, 6 am, 10 am, 2 pm, 6 pm, 10 pm
The program has a 2 hour running time.
Thursday, October 23, 2003-Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Varies
Cable Rebroadcast of Huntington Woods Candidate Forum.
Comcast channel 54 and WOW channel 10
Rerun at various times.
Saturday, October 25, 2003
10 a.m.
Abiding Presence Luthern Church
1550 Walton Blvd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
Discussion on Presidential Selection Update.
This discussion is presented by the Rochester Area Unit. All are invited. RSVP to Mary Howarth.
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 30, 2003
7:30 p.m.
Ferndale City Hall
300 E. 9 Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Ferndale Candidate Forum.
Coordinator: Judy Bateman
Tuesday, November 4, 2003
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  CITY ELECTION.
Get out and vote! Democracy is not a spectator sport.
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
6:45 p.m.
Bloomfield Twp. Public Library
1099 Lone Pine Rd.
Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
From Student to Voter.
Hear a discussion on whether America is succeeding in preparing young people to be responsible citizens.
Tuesday, December 2, 2003
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Luthern Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA Board Meeting.
Monday, January 12, 2004
12:00 p.m.
Wayne State University Law School
471 W. Palmer
Detroit, MI 48202
Judicial Independence.
Dennis Archer, speaker.
Call Pat Donath for information.
Saturday, January 17, 2004
9:30 a.m.
Home of Vicki Lange Brunch and Special Program Planning.
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWV Board Meeting.
Saturday, January 31, 2004
9:30 a.m.
Home of Dorothy Conrad DMA Meeting on Wise Growth.
Guest speaker: Jim Townsend, Executive Director of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance. Call the LWVOA office at 248-647-1350, or see the January Voter for more details.
Tuesday, February 24, 2004
7:30 p.m.
St. Andrews Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
LWVOA Board Meeting.
Saturday, March 6, 2004
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Birmingham Unitarian Church
38651 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Me? Run for Public Office??.

Keynote Speaker: State Representive Fran Amos (Waterford)
"If at First You Don't Succeed, Try, Try Again"

Panel of Local Officials:
Judge Martha Anderson, Oakland County Circuit Court
Robin Beltramini, Troy City County
Debbie Squires, Huron Valley School Board
Sharon Tischler, Southfield Township Clerk
Helaine Zack, Oakland County Commission
Panel will discuss what went into their preparation and decision-making process for their run for office.

This program is free.

Monday, March 22, 2004
multiple
Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)

Broadcast shown on this date at 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. & 10 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Find out the ins-and-outs of running for public office. Learn how to run for local office by putting together a winning campaign. Speakers give information covering the techniques and approaches you need to run a successful campaign for any local office. Guest Speakers - Sue Abrams; Fran Amos; Martha Anderson; Robin Beltramini; Pat Hardy; Debbie Squires; Sharon Tischler & Helaine Zack. (2 hrs.)

See below for more dates and times.

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
7:00 p.m.
St. Andrew Lutheran Church
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
Candidate Forum Workshop I.
How to Produce a Candidate Forum, including information on how to screen questions.
Tuesday, March 23, 2004
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
11:35 p.m. - 1:35 a.m.
Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
Thursday, March 25, 2004
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
Saturday, March 27, 2004
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Farmington Community Library
Main Library
32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Money, Organization & Media: Nuts & Bolts of Running For Public Office.

Organizing a Campaign to Win:
Panel: Alan Feuer, Jaime Martinez, Susan Safford
Moderator: JoAnne McShane
Financing Your Campaign:
Where Do You Find the Money? Catherine A. Govan
What Do You Have to Report? Barbara Moorhouse
How NOT to Handle the Media:
Keynote Speaker: Tim Skubick

Pre-registration required. Mail to:
LWVOA
6255 Telegraph Rd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301

  • Checks payable to LWVOA
  • $50 fee thru 3/13; $60 after 3/13
  • Fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, workbook.
  • If you have any questions, call LWVOA at 248-647-1350, or see this brochure.
  • Monday, March 29, 2004
    8:00 a.m.
    Community House
    380 S. Bates St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Diversity Champion Honor Roll Breakfast.
    You are cordially invited to attend this breakfast to honor the nominees for the 2004 Diversity Champion Honor Roll of the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force. Please come and support our nominee, Barbara Talley.

    Cost: $25
    RSVP to the Community House, 248-644-5832, and ask to be seated at the LWVOA table, or pay at the door. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the breakfast.

    Tuesday, March 30, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Candidate Forum Workshop II.
    How to Moderate a Candidate Forum
    Tuesday, March 30, 2004
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)


    Find out the ins-and-outs of running for public office. Learn how to run for local office by putting together a winning campaign. Speakers give information covering the techniques and approaches you need to run a successful campaign for any local office. Guest Speakers - Sue Abrams; Fran Amos; Martha Anderson; Robin Beltramini; Pat Hardy; Debbie Squires; Sharon Tischler & Helaine Zack. (2 hrs.)


    See below for more dates and times.

    Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Maple Village Retirement Community
    6257 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301


    North of Maple - take the driveway before that for St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Thursday, April 1, 2004
    11:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Friday, April 2, 2004
    3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Cable TV Broadcast of "Me? Run for Public Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Tuesday, April 6, 2004
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of "Me? Run for Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Wednesday, April 7, 2004
    12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of "Me? Run for Office??".
    Channel 15 (Bloomfield Township, Bloomfield Hills) and
    Channel 18 (Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin)
    Thursday, May 13, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Waterford Township Auditorium
    5200 Civic Center Dr.
    Waterford, MI 48329
    Waterford School Board Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer
    Saturday, May 15, 2004
    9:30 a.m.
    Forest Lake Country Club
    1401 Club Dr.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
    Dr. Richard Wright, Chairman/Director, Department of Journalism, Wayne State University, will speak on Bias in Journalism. We know you will not want to miss hearing him speak. Look for more details in the April/May Oakland Voter.
    Monday, May 17, 2004
    7:30 p.m.
    Rochester Schools Admin. Bldg.
    501 W. University
    Rochester Hills, MI 48307
    Rochester School Board Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman
    Thursday, May 20, 2004
    7:30 p.m.
    Doyle Center
    7273 Wing Lake Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
    Bloomfield Hills School Board Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Dorothy Conrad
    Co-sponsor: PTO Council


    Cable Channel 16 (Bloomfield/Birmingham) Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Wed. June 9 3:00 & 9:00 p.m.
    Thur. June 10 3:00 & 9:00 p.m.
    Fri. June 11 3:00 & 9:00 p.m.
    Sat. June 12 3:00 & 9:00 p.m.
    Sun. June 13 3:00 & 9:00 p.m.
    Broadcasts are 90 minutes.

    Thursday, May 20, 2004
    7:30 p.m.
    John W. English Administration Center
    24661 Lahser Road
    Southfield, MI 48034
    Southfield School Board Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman

    Cable Channel 16 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Fri. June 4 3:30, 7:30 p.m.
    Sat. June 5 9:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
    Mon. June 7 9:30 a.m.
    Tues. June 8 3:30 p.m.
    Thurs. June 10 3:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 25, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Oak Valley Middle School
    4200 White Oak Trail
    Commerce Township, MI 48382
    Huron Valley School Board Candidate Forum.
    League Coordinator: Jerry Burden
    Co-sponsors: Huron Valley Education Association and the Milford Times


    Will be rebroadcast on cable Channel 12. Schedule forthcoming.

    Wednesday, May 26, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Clarkston High School
    LGI Room
    6093 Flemings Lake Rd.
    Clarkston, MI 48436
    Clarkston School Board Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer
    Co-sponsor: Clarkston PTA


    Cable Channel 10 & 20 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Wed. June 9 9:00 p.m.
    Fri. June 11 9:00 p.m.
    Sat. June 12 9:00 p.m.
    Sun. June 13 9:00 p.m.

    Monday, June 7, 2004
    Varies
    Local Cable Rebroadcast of Waterford School Board Candidate Forum.
    Cable Channel 10 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Mon. June 7 & June 14 9:00 a.m.
    Tues. June 8 1:00 p.m.
    Tuesday, June 8, 2004-Monday, June 14, 2004
    Varies
    Local Cable Channel Rebroadcast of Farmington School Board Candidate Forums.
    PTA Candidate Forum held June 2
    Cable Channel 10 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    (program running time is 1 hr, 17 min)
    Tue, June 8 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
    Wed, June 9 9:00 a.m.
    Thu, June 10 3:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
    Fri, June 11 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
    Sun, June 13 12:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.
    Mon, June 14 8:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m

    SWOCC Candidate Forum held May 25
    Rebroadcast Schedule
    (program running time is 1 hr)
    On Channel 8:
    Mondays 6 p.m.
    Fridays 6 p.m.
    On Channel 15:
    Tuesdays 9 p.m.
    Wednesdays 2 p.m.
    Saturdays 8 p.m.

    Saturday, June 12, 2004-Tuesday, June 15, 2004
     
    Washington Hilton
    Washington, D.C.
    LWVUS National Convention.
    Monday, June 14, 2004
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Vote at your school district precinct. School Board Trustee Election.
    School Board and Community College Board of Trustees both appear on the ballot as well as any school district proposals.


    Get out and VOTE!

    Wednesday, June 30, 2004
    6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    West Bloomfield Public Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    West Bloomfield Candidate Forum.
    West Bloomfield Township Supervisor, Clerk, and Trustees (in this order)
    Coordinators: Judy Bateman & Jerry Burden

    Cable 15 BROADCASTS of Candidate Forums for WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP Officials:
    Fri/Sat/Sun - July 9/10/11
    W. Bl. Twp. Supervisor 9 a.m. + 3 p.m. + 7 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Clerk 10 a.m. + 4 p.m. + 8 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Trustee 11 a.m. + 5 p.m. + 9 p.m.

    Mon, July 19
    W. Bl Twp. Supervisor 7 p.m.
    W. Bl Twp. Clerk 8 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Trustee 9 p.m.

    Fri/Sat/Sun - July 23/24/25
    W. Bl. Twp. Supervisor 9 a.m. + 3 p.m. + 7 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Clerk 10 a.m. + 4 p.m. + 8 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Trustee 11 a.m. + 5 p.m. + 9 p.m.

    Thur, July 29
    W. Bl Twp. Supervisor 7 p.m.
    W. Bl Twp. Clerk 8 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Trustee 9 p.m.

    Fri/Sat/Sun - July 30/31/Aug. 1
    W. Bl. Twp. Supervisor 9 a.m. + 6 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Clerk 10 a.m. + 7 p.m.
    W. Bl. Twp. Trustee 11 a.m. + 8 p.m.

    Thursday, July 8, 2004
    6-9 p.m.
    Cable TV Candidate Interviews Recorded for 48th District Court.

    BROADCASTS of Candidate Interviews for JUDGE of DISTRICT COURT 48:
    Fri., July 16, 9 a.m. + 3 p.m. + 7 p.m.
    Sat., July 17, 9 a.m. + 3 p.m. + 7 p.m.
    Sat., July 18, 9 a.m. + 3 p.m. + 7 p.m.
    Wed., July 21 7 p.m.
    Thur., July 29 10 p.m.
    Fri., July 30 12 noon + 9 p.m.
    Sat., July 31 12 noon + 9 p.m.
    Sun., Aug. 1 12 noon + 9 p.m.

    Broadcasts appear on West Bloomfield TV15.

    Thursday, July 8, 2004
    6-9 p.m.
    Cable TV Candidate Interviews Recorded for 39th District State Representative.

    BROADCASTS of Candidate Interviews for STATE REPRESENTATIVE District 39:
    Fri., July 16, 10 a.m. + 4 p.m. + 8 p.m.
    Sat., July 17, 10 a.m. + 4 p.m. + 8 p.m.
    Sat., July 18, 10 a.m. + 4 p.m. + 8 p.m.
    Wed., July 21 8 p.m.
    Thur., July 29 11 p.m.
    Fri., July 30 1 p.m. + 10 p.m.
    Sat., July 31 1 p.m. + 10 p.m.
    Sun., Aug. 1 1 p.m. + 10 p.m.

    Broadcasts appear on Channel 15 in West Bloomfield Twp. & on West Oakland County Cable - Comcast Channel 14 in Commerce Twp. & Wolverine Lake.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Orion Township Board Room
    2525 Josyln Rd.
    Lake Orion, MI 48360
    46th District State Representative Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer
    The following communities are located in the 46th District: The Villages of Holly, Lake Orion, Leonard, Oxford, and Ortonville; and the Townships of Addison, Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Oxford, Orion, and Rose.

    Orion Neighborhood Television Channel 10 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Fri., July 23, 12PM + 7PM
    Sat., July 24, 12PM + 7PM
    Mon., July 26, 12PM + 7PM
    Tue., July 27, 12PM + 7PM
    Wed., July 28, 12 PM + 7PM
    Thur., July 29, 12PM + 7PM
    Fri., July 30, 12PM + 7PM
    Sat., July 31, 12PM + 7PM
    For further information and updates regarding broadcast information for this and other local candidate forums, visit Orion Neighborhood Television's website.

    Thursday, July 15, 2004
    7:30 p.m.
    Madison Heights City Hall
    300 W. 13 Mile Rd.
    Madison Heights, MI 48071
    26th District State Representative Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman
    This district includes Madison Heights and Royal Oak.

    Madison Heights Local Cable Channel 18 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Wed., July 28, 7:35 P.M.
    Thurs., July 29, 8:35 P.M.
    Sat., July 31, 4:35 P.M.

    Royal Oak WROK on Comcast Channel 55 or Wide Open West Channel 10 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Tue., July 27, 5 p.m.
    Wed., July 28, 11 a.m.
    Tue., August 3, 5 p.m.

    Sunday, July 18, 2004
    2:00 p.m.
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    Main Floor Meeting Room
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Bloomfield Township Candidate Forum.
    Township Supervisor, Clerk, and Trustees
    Coordinator: Dorothy Conrad
    Note: Republican Primary determines who gets elected as no Democratic candidates filed.

    Bloomfield Community Television Channel 15 Rebroadcast Schedule (program is 120 minutes):
    Sun., July 25, 12:00 PM
    Mon., July 26, 8:00 AM & 2:30 PM
    Tues., July 27, 5:30 PM
    Wed., July 28, 8:30 PM
    Thurs., July 29, 7:00 AM & 5:00 PM & 11:59 PM
    Fri., July 30, 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM
    For further information and updates, visit Bloomfield Township's Local Cable website, then click on Cable, then Schedule.

    Monday, July 19, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Royal Oak Twp. Recreation Center
    21272 Mendota
    Ferndale, MI 48220
    Royal Oak Township Candidate Forum.
    Township Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and Trustees
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman
    Note: Democratic Primary determines who gets elected as no Republican candidates filed.
    Tuesday, July 20, 2004
    7:00 p.m.
    Clarkston Cable Access Center
    5255 Maybee Rd.
    Clarkston, MI 48346
    52-2 District Judge Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer
    The following communities are located in District 52-2: The Villages of Clarkston, Holly, Ortonville; and the Townships of Independence, Brandon, Rose, Groveland, Holly, Springfield, and White Lake.

    Clarkston Public Access Center Channels 10 and 20 Rebroadcast Schedule:
    Thur., July 22, 7 p.m.
    Fri., July 23, 8 p.m.
    Mon., July 26, 4 p.m.
    Tues., July 27 7 p.m.

    Saturday, August 21, 2004
    9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Birmingham 2nd Annual LWVOA Dream Cruise Fundraiser.
    Attend the Dream Cruise and help us raise money at the same time! To volunteer to help, contact Randa Keener. You can sign up for a two-hour shift. Volunteers are needed for the following:
    • booth workers
    • ice runners
    Thursday, August 26, 2004
    11:30 am - 5:00 pm
    St. George Cultural Center
    43816 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Wise Women Forum.
    Women's Survival Center of Oakland County invites women of all ages and stages to spend an exciting and invigorating day at the WISE WOMEN forum. The event is in celebration of Women's Equality Day, the day women gained the right to vote. Featured speakers include Dr. Sonya Friedman, Psychologist and Author and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly. Attendees will enjoy lunch, lively conversation, entertainment, shopping, networking and much, much more. Tickets for the event are $35, student tickets are $25 and tickets at the door are $45. For reservations or more information, contact Jane at (248) 335-2685 extension 240.

    The LWVOA will be there to register voters. Dr. Marlana Krolicki, Gender Equity Coordinator, for the Oakland Schools, and an LWVOA member, will be a participant in the afternoon panel discussion.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2004
    7:15 pm
    Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
    200 S. Washington, Ste. 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, September 21, 2004
    11 am-2 pm & 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Oakland Community College
    Highland Campus
    Voter Registration.
    Wednesday, September 22, 2004
    7:15 - 8:30 pm
    West Bloomfield Township Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Candidate Forum: West Bloomfield Trustees ONLY.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman & Debbie Cox


    THE SUPERVISOR, CLERK, AND TREASURER FORUM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
    The Trustees' forum will begin at 7:15.

    Sunday, September 26, 2004
    2:00 pm
    Baldwin Public Library
    300 W. Merrill
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Candidate Forum: 6th Circuit Court Judge (non-incumbent position).
    Coordinator: Sue Montgomery
    Co-sponsor: Baldwin Public Library


    This district covers all of Oakland County.

    Sunday, September 26, 2004
    2:45 pm
    Baldwin Public Library
    300 W. Merrill
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Candidate Forum: Judge 48th District Court.
    Coordinator: Sue Montgomery
    Co-sponsor: Baldwin Public Library


    District covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake Village, Sylvan Lake, and West Bloomship Township.

    Monday, September 27, 2004
    12:00 pm
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Fall Luncheon & Panel Discussion on Gay Marriage.
    Should the Michigan State Constitution be amended to prohibit the union of same sex couples/partners?

    Panel Members:
        Jay Kaplan of the ACLU
        Sean Kosofsky of the Triangle Foundation
        Tom McMillin of Oakland Citizens
            to Protect Marriage
        Glenn Clark, Republican Chair
             for the 9th Congressional District

    Lunch will include pita sandwiches, veggies, dessert and a beverage. Lunch begins at 12:00 pm:
       $15 Lunch & Discussion
       $3 Discussion only

    This event is open to the public, please bring your friends.

    Registration form is located in the August/September Voter. Call the office for more information 248-548-1097.

    Monday, September 27, 2004
    6:00 - 8:30 pm
    Oakland Schools
    2111 Pontiac Lake Rd.
    Waterford, MI 48328
    Voting With Kids In Mind.
    Parents are invited to this candidates' night where issues concerning children will be addressed. Candidates for the offices of US Congress, State Representative, County Commissioner, and Judicial offices have been invited. The host for the evening will be Fox 2 News' Sherry Margolis.

    6:00 Mingle with the candidates during the informal reception with refreshments
    7:00 Cub Scouts Flag Presentation
    7:15 Presentations by:
         Dr. Vicki Markavitch
         Dr. Joan Lessen-Firestone
         Susan Ray Allen
    8:00 Continuation of reception

    Sponsored by:
         ~ Waterford Schools Early Childhood Center
         ~ United Way of Oakland County - Success by Six
         ~ Oakland Schools:
              Early Childhood Department
              Great Parents Great Start Oakland
              Oakland County Child Care Council
         ~ League of Women Voters Oakland Area
         ~ Howard & Howard Attorneys, Greg DeGrazia

    Monday, September 27, 2004
    7:30 pm
    Auburn Hills Public Library
    3400 E. Seyburn Dr.
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    Candidate Forum: County Commissioner District 11.
    Coordinators: Ann Edwards & Mary Howarth
    District covers Auburn Hills, northern Pontiac, and the northwest corner of Rochester Hills.
    Tuesday, October 5, 2004
    7:15 pm
    Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Bldg.
    200 S. Washington, Ste. 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, October 6, 2004
    5:45 - 8:30 pm
    West Bloomfield Township Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Candidate Forum: W. Bloomfield Parks & Rec., Library Board.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman & Debbie Cox


    This will be a two part forum. Candidates for Library Board will appear at 5:45. Immediately following, at 7:15, candidates for Parks & Recreation Commissioner will appear.

    Thursday, October 7, 2004
    7:30 - 8:45 pm
    West Bloomfield Township Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Candidate Forum: State Representative District 39.
    Coordinator: Judy Bateman & Debbie Cox


    District covers Commerce Township, Wolverine Lake, and most of West Bloomfield Township.

    Monday, October 11, 2004
    7:00 pm
    Clarkston Public Access Center
    5255 Maybee Road
    Clarkston, MI 48346
    Candidate Forum: District Court Judge of the 52nd District 2nd Division.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer


    District Includes the City of the Village of Clarkston, the Villages of Holly and Ortonville, and the Townships of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Independence, Rose, Springfield, and White Lake.

    Monday, October 11, 2004
    8:00 - 9:00 pm
    Canton Summit on the Park
    46000 Summit Parkway
    Canton, MI 48188
    Candidate Forum: US Representative District 11.
    Coordinator: Paula Bowman, 734-455-4726
    LWV Northwest Wayne County


    US District 11 covers parts of both Wayne County and of Oakland County. The Oakland part includes cities of Northville, Novi, South Lyon, Walled Lake, & Wixom, Villages of Milford & Wolverine Lake, and Townships of Commerce, Highland, Lyon, Milford, Novi, White Lake and northwest corner of Waterford.

    Thursday, October 14, 2004
    7:00 pm
    Sylvan Lake Church of Christ
    1900 Inverness St
    Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
    Candidate Forum: Sylvan Lake City Council.
    Coordinator: Jerry Burden

    Note: The venue has changed for this event. It is now at the Sylvan Lake Church of Christ, 1900 Inverness St, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320.

    Friday, October 15, 2004-Tuesday, November 2, 2004
    Varies
    Cable TV Rebroadcast: Candidate Forums for Circuit Court & District Court 48.
    The Circuit Court race is county-wide. District Court 48 covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield.

    For Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, and Franklin, the forums are shown on Bloomfield Community TV back to back with each lasting 30 minutes for a total running time of one hour.

    Bloomfield Community TV Channel 15:
    Oct 19 @ 10 am & 4:30 pm & 10:30 pm
    Oct 21 @ 4 pm
    Oct 23 @ 9 pm
    Oct 24 @ 9 pm
    Oct 26 @ 10 am
    Oct 28 @ 4 pm
    Oct 29 @ noon
    Oct 30 @ 6 pm
    Oct 31 @ 6 pm

    On Bloomfield Community TV Channel 18 on the Practical Law show:
    Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm & 10:30 pm

    For Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake, and West Bloomfield, the forums are shown on West Bloomfield Civic Center TV Channel 15:
    Circuit Court forum-
    Oct 22, 23 & 24 @ 10:00 am
    Oct 29, 30 & 31 12:30 pm & 7:00 pm
    District Court 48 forum -
    Oct 22, 23 & 24 @ 10:30 am
    Oct 29, 30 & 31 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm

    CIRCUIT COURT FORUM ONLY:
    Community Media Network Comcast Channel 52 or Wide Open West Channel 18 (Auburn Hills, Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oakland Township, Pleasant Ridge, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Royal Oak and Troy); program length=30 minutes:
    Oct 23 @ 12:00 am
    Oct 25 @ 4:30 pm

    Western Oakland County Comcast Channel 22 (Commerce Twp, Highland Twp., Lyon Twp., Milford Village, Milford Twp., Walled Lake, White Lake Twp., Wixom and Wolverine Lake); program length=30 minutes:
    Every Wed until Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm
    Every Fri until Nov 2 @ 8:00 pm

    SWOCC Channel 12 (Farmington, Farmington Hills, Novi); program length = 30 minutes:
    Oct. 28 5:30 p.m.

    Southfield Community Access Channel 15; program length=30 minutes:
    Oct. 30 @ 7:35 pm

    Friday, October 15, 2004-Monday, October 18, 2004
    Varies
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of Candidate Forum: District Court Judge of the 52nd Dist, 2nd Div.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer


    District Includes the City of the Village of Clarkston, the Villages of Holly and Ortonville, and the Townships of Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Independence, Rose, Springfield, and White Lake.

    Rebroadcast on Comcast Cablevision Clarkston/Independence Twp. Channels 10/20:
    Oct. 15 @ 7:00 pm
    Oct. 18 @ 7:00 pm

    Monday, October 18, 2004
    4:00 - 5:30 pm
    Oakland Community College
    Highland Lakes Campus
    Student Center Arena
    7350 Cooley Lake Road
    Waterford, MI 48327
    Panel Discussion on Embryonic Stem Cell Research.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer
    Co-sponsor: Oakland Community College
    Moderator: Barbara Moorhouse
    Citizens are invitied to this panel discussion on the scientific/medical, political/legal, and moral/religious implications of embryonic stem cell research.

    Panelists include:
           Father Tim Nelson of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, formerly a cardiologist
           Professor Sue O'Shea, stem cell researcher at the University of Michigan
           Professor Patrick Quirk, Ave Maria School of Law
           Dr. Frank Richter, Ph.D. in Political Science, formerly a Research Director at Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology
           Professor Phyl Vonbargen-Sallee, a Pediatric Nursing Instructor at Oakland Community College and a 20-year Right to Life Liaison for Faith Baptist Church
           Rabbi Aaron Starr, Director of the Lifelong Learning and Family Education Programs at Shir Tikvah Synagogue

    Monday, October 18, 2004
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Waterford Township Auditorium
    5200 Civic Center Drive
    Waterford, MI 48329
    Rebroadcast of Waterford Twp. Supervisor, Clerk & Trustees Candidate Forum.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer


    This will be a two part forum. Candidates for Clerk & Supervisor will appear at 6:30. Immediately following, at 7:30, Candidates for Trustee will appear.

    Waterford Municipal Channel 20:
    Oct 25 @ 10:00 am

    Monday, October 18, 2004
    7:00 pm
    Ferndale City Hall Chambers
    300 East Nine Mile Road
    Ferndale, MI 48220
    Proposal Forum: Instant Runoff Voting Ballot.
    Coordinator: Lisa Bauer

    Citizens of the City of Ferndale are invited to hear panelists discuss Proposal B ballot issue. The purpose of the proposal is to amend the city charter to allow for the implementation of an instant run-off voting (IRV) system for electing the mayor and city council members.

    The event will be recorded live and will be rebroadcast on municipal access cable television Channel 53 on the Comcast Cable system and Channel 10 on the Wide Open West Cable system.

    Tuesday, October 19, 2004
    7:30 pm
    Royal Oak Public Library
    222 E. 11 Mile Rd.
    Royal Oak, MI 48068
    Candidate Forum: County Commissioner District 18.
    Coordinator: Jerry Burden
    District 18 includes most of Royal Oak.
    Wednesday, October 20, 2004
    Varies
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of W. Bloomfield Parks & Rec & Library Board Candidate Forum.
    West Bloomfield Civic Center TV Channel 15:
    Library Board; program length=75 minutes:
    Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
    Oct 22, 23 & 24 @ 5:45 pm & 10:15 pm
    Oct 29, 30 & 31 @ 9:00 am, 5:15 pm & 10:15 pm

    Parks & Rec; program length=75 minutes:
    Oct 20 @ 8:15 pm
    Oct 22, 23 & 24 @ 4:30 pm & 9:00 pm
    Oct 29, 30 & 31 @ 10:15 am, 4:00 pm & 9:00 pm

    Wednesday, October 20, 2004-Tuesday, November 2, 2004
    Varies
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of State Rep. District 39 Candidate Forum.
    West Bloomfield Civic Center TV Channel 15; program length=60 mintues:
    Oct 20 @ 9:30 pm
    Oct 22, 23 & 24 @ 3:30 pm & 8:00 pm
    Oct 29, 30, 31 @ 11:30 am, 3:00 pm & 8:00 pm
    Wednesday, October 27, 2004-Thursday, October 28, 2004
    Varies
    Cable TV Rebroadcast of Panel Discussion of Proposal 2.
    Southfield Public Access Channel 18 (Southfield, Lathrup Village, Oak Park, Roayl Oak Twp., Hazel Park, Madison Hts., Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake, West Bloomfield):
    Oct 27 @ 8:35 pm
    Oct 30 @ 7:35 pm
    Program length=90 minutes.

    Should the Michigan State Constitution be amended to prohibit the union of same sex couples/partners?

    Panel Members:
        Jay Kaplan of the ACLU
        Sean Kosofsky of the Triangle Foundation
        Tom McMillin of Oakland Citizens
            to Protect Marriage
        Glenn Clark, Republican Chair
             for the 9th Congressional District

    Tuesday, November 2, 2004
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Your Polling Place Election Day!.
    Get out and VOTE.
    Saturday, November 6, 2004
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
    Great Lakes Update (GLUP) Concurrence Meeting.
    Lunch will be served. Please RSVP Lisa Bauer at liamnb@yahoo.com.
    Tuesday, January 4, 2005
    7:15 pm
    Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Building
    200 S. Washington, Ste. 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, January 29, 2005
    10:00 am
    Home of Vicki Lange
    (call the office for more details)
    State Program Planning & Brunch.
    Join this discussion of League positions. See this month's Voter for more details, or call the office at 248-548-1097.
    Tuesday, February 1, 2005
    7:15 pm
    Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Building
    200 S. Washington, Ste. 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, February 5, 2005
    9:30 am
    Home of Dorothy Conrad LWV Detroit Metro Area Meeting.
    Speaker to be announced. Call the Office for more details.
    Saturday, February 19, 2005
    12:00 pm
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    CANCELED: LWV 85th Anniversary Celebration.
    CANCELED
    Due to circumstances beyond our control, this meeting has been canceled.
    Tuesday, March 1, 2005
    7:15 pm
    Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce Building
    200 S. Washington Suite 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Friday, March 4, 2005
    7:30 am
    Radisson Kingsley Hotel
    39475 Woodward Avenue
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48034
    Women Officials' Network Breakfast.
    The speaker will be Tom Clay, Director of State Government Affairs for the Citizens Research Council of Michigan. He will talk about the ongoing Michigan budget crisis and the outlook for the future.


    Reservations may be made by sending a check for $25 to WON at PO Box 404, Birmingham, MI 48012-0404, by Tuesday, March 1. For further information, call (248) 885-1034.

    Friday, March 11, 2005
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
      Michigan Women's Summit 2005: Challenges to Equity.
    Kick off to statewide women's public education campaign on the benefits of equal opportunity in Michigan, with special focus on affirmative action programs and the positive effect they have had on women.

    $20 Registration Fee
    $10 Student Rate (Scholarships available upon request.)
    Includes Lunch

    Register online at One United Michigan, or call or write:
    P.O. Box 81156
    Lansing, Michigan 48908
    Phone: (517) 482-1438
    info@oneunitedmichigan.org

    Visit One United Michigan for more details.

    Sunday, March 13, 2005-Saturday, March 19, 2005
     
      LWV Week in Oakland County.
    Monday, March 14, 2005
    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Panel Discussion: Your Right to Access Government Information.
    To celebrate LWV Week, and in conjunction with Sunshine Week, please join us for a panel discussion on your right to access government information and how those rights are being eroded by secrecy and subterfuge. Opening a dialogue about the public's right of access to government information is the focus of Sunshine Week. Several journalism and media organizations and the American Library Association are among the groups supporting Sunshine Week. Learn more about Sunshine Week at the website.

    The panel members are:
        Gerald Furi, Assistant Director, Farmington Community library
        Sanda Birdiett, President, Metro Detroit Society of professional journalists, Teacher of Journalism at Wayne State University, reporter, editor, freelancer.
        Jack Lessenberry, Editorial Vice President of Home Town Communications, a professor of journalism at Wayne State University, a weekly columnist for Metro Times, and the writer of a monthly column at Hour Magazine.

    This meeting is co-sponsored by the LWVOA and the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2005
    7:15 pm
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48301
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, April 30, 2005
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    April Meeting: Health Care Issues.

    Accessibility, Availability, Accountability: Creating a Win/Win Format


    Speaker: Roberta Adams

    Refreshments will be served.
    Kosher for Passover choices will be available.
    There is no charge for this event.

    Roberta Abrams currently heads the health care consulting firm RBA Consults. Formerly, she served as Clinical Director for Women's and Children's Health at Arcadia Health Care, she was an adjunct faculty member at Madonna University, and has acted as a health services consultant, administrator, and coordinator for a variety of organizations including the Henry Ford Health Care System. She has published a number of articles on women's health care issues, she is a distinguished lecturer, and has been honored for her advocacy efforts by the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses.
    Ms. Abrams is a member of the League of Women Voters of the Oakland Area.

    Saturday, May 14, 2005
    10:00 am
    Forest Lake Country Club
    1401 Club Dr.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    9:30 am - Registration
    10:00 am - Annual Meeting
    12:00 pm - Luncheon
    1:00 pm - Speakers (see below)


    Topic: ASSAULT ON AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN MICHIGAN
    Speakers:
    Deborah Insley Dingell, Vice Chairman of the General Motors Foundation, Executive Director of Community & Government Relations

    Linda V. Parker, Director, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

    More details, including a registration form, are available in a supplemental Voter. If you have not received this mailing, or have other questions, call the office 248-548-1097.

    Friday, May 20, 2005-Sunday, May 22, 2005
     
      LWVMI State Convention.
    Visit the LWVMI website or send an email to lwvmi@voyager.net for more information.
    Wednesday, June 22, 2005
    5:00 pm
    Shelia Teas
    115 E. 4th St.
    Rochester, MI 48307
    LWV Detroit Metro Area Annual Meeting.
    5:00 pm - Social Hour
    5:45 pm - Dinner
    6:15 pm - Speaker: Thomas Barwin, Ferndale City Manager
                     Topic: Housing and Transportation
    7:00 pm - Business Meeting
    9:00 pm - Adjourn
    Cost: Delegates and Guests $25.00 (includes tax, gratuity, and workbook)

    Send Registration Form to League of Women Voters Detroit Metro Area, c/o Karen DeGrendel [see your membership directory for mailing address, or contact the office at 248-548-1097]

    Thursday, June 23, 2005
    7:00 pm
    Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium
    1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    Oakland County Board of Commissioners Meeting.
    The LWVOA is calling all members to attend one or both (another meeting is to be held July 13) of the evening meetings recently scheduled by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in order to impact access to Oakland County governing officials.
    Monday, July 11, 2005
    7:30 pm
    Home of Bernadette Najor LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, July 13, 2005
    7:00 pm
    Oakland County Board of Commissioners Auditorium
    1200 N. Telegraph Rd.
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    Oakland County Board of Commissioners Meeting.
    The LWVOA is calling all members to attend one or both (another meeting is to be held June 23) of the evening meetings recently scheduled by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in order to impact access to Oakland County governing officials.
    Saturday, August 20, 2005
    9:00 am
    Old Woodward just south of Brown Rd. Dream Cruise Fundraiser.
    If you would like to volunteer to donate beverages or your time to help out with this fun event email Randa at outreach@lwvoa.org.
    Saturday, August 27, 2005
    11:00 am
    Schoolcraft College
    VisTaTech Center
    18600 Haggerty Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152
    Michigan ERAmerica's Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    Michigan ERAmerica presents:
    Laurel Prussing, Mayor of Urbana, IL; Former Legislative Director-AAUW, IL; Founder, ERA-YES
    Topic: ERA is Alive: An Update on Unratified States

    Registration is required. Donation: $25.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2005
     
    Your polling place ELECTION DAY.
    General Elections will be held in 6 villages: Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin, Lake Orion, Milford, and Oxford
    Primary Elections will be held in 3 cities: Pontiac, Rochester Hills, and Southfield
    Get out and VOTE!
    Monday, September 19, 2005
    12:00 pm
    Baldwin Public Library
    300 W. Merrill St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Fall Luncheon.
    Panel Discussion on Children At Risk with:
    *Mary Jane Peck, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Republic;
    *Chip St. Clair, Director, Michigan Chapter of Justice for Children;
    *Gary Bigger, Dean of Lincoln St. Alternative HS, Birmingham School District;
    *James A. Perlaki, VP of Community Intervention Services, Common Ground Sanctuary

    $15 for Lunch and Discussion
    $3 for Discussion Only
    RESERVATIONS REQUIRED FOR LUNCH. CONTACT MARGE POLIDORI TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY SEPTEMBER 15. See the September Voter for more details.

    This event is open to the public - bring your friends!

    Tuesday, November 8, 2005
    7:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Your Local Polling Place GENERAL ELECTION.
    Get out and VOTE!
    Monday, November 14, 2005
    7:30 pm
    Home of Bernadette Najor LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Home of Kathryn Johnson LWVOA Holiday Open House.
    For members and their guests. Details are included in the Nov/Dec Voter.
    Monday, January 9, 2006
    7:30 pm
    Home of Kathryn Johnson LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Friday, January 13, 2006
    12:30 pm
    Auburn Hills Senior center
    1899 N. Squirrel Road
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326
    Auburn Hills Red Hat Tea.
    LWVOA President Lisa Bauer will discuss the current status of equality in Michigan and the potential negative impact of the California Amendment.
    Monday, January 16, 2006
    8:00 am
    Community House
    380 S. Bates Street
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast.
    Sponsored by the Birmingham/Bloomfield Race Relations and Diversity Task Force. Trisha Stein, Executive Director of One United Michigan, will be the keynote speaker, and Lisa Bauer, President of LWVOA, will host one of the workshops.
    Saturday, February 4, 2006
    10:00 am
    Home of Vicki Lange National Program Planning Meeting.
    Join in this rousing discussion of LWV positions. Potluck breakfast before the meeting, so bring a breakfast-y treat!
    Saturday, February 11, 2006
    9:30 am
    Home of Dorothy Conrad DMA Annual Breakfast Meeting.
    Plan to attend the Detroit Metropolitan Area's annual breakfast meeting.
    9:30 AM Breakfast
    10:30 AM Guest Speaker (TBA)
    11:30 AM Meeting


    Please RSVP to Dorothy Conrad.

    Saturday, February 11, 2006
    9:30 am
    Home of Dorothy Conrad DMA Annual Breakfast Meeting.
    Plan to attend the Detroit Metropolitan Area's annual breakfast meeting.
    9:30 AM Breakfast
    10:30 AM Guest Speaker (TBA)
    11:30 AM Meeting


    Please RSVP to Dorothy Conrad.

    Wednesday, February 22, 2006
    5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    National Council of Jewish Women
    26400 Lahser Road, Suite 306
    Southfield, MI 48304
    Michigan United Meeting.
    Meeting of the educational arm of the coalition to defeat the California Amendment that will ban affirmative action. Participants will receive educational materials that can be passed out at events and activities. Also on the agenda are: finalizing our strategy and timetable with respect to staging our campaign and practicing our message and talking points. Please make an effort to attend.
    Monday, February 27, 2006
    6:00 PM
    Pontiac City Hall
    Council Chambers (on 2nd floor)
    47450 Woodward
    Pontiac, MI 48342
    Pontiac Town Hall Forum on Affirmative Action.
    Speakers: Heaster Wheeler, Executive Director of the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP Kim Trent, Steering Committee Member, One United Michigan
    Monday, March 13, 2006
     
      First Day of Sunshine Week.
    Sunshine Week has been declared by the media and other interested organizations as an opportunity to open a dialogue on the public's right of access to government information. Stay tuned for information about LWVOA programming.
    Monday, March 13, 2006
    7:30 pm
    Home of Bernadette Najor LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, May 2, 2006
     
    Your Polling Place School Elections.
    Get out and VOTE!
    Saturday, May 20, 2006
    9:30 am
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting. 9:30 AM Registration 10:00 AM Annual Meeting 12:00 PM Luncheon 1:00 PM Speaker: Jayne Morris-Crowther

    Call the office for details.

    Saturday, June 10, 2006-Tuesday, June 13, 2006
     
    Hilton Minneapolis
    1001 Marquette Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55403
    LWVUS Convention.
    Tuesday, August 8, 2006
     
    Your Polling Place Primary Election.
    Saturday, August 19, 2006
    8:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Old Woodward just south of Brown Rd. Woodward Dream Cruise Fundraiser.
    Donations of water and other soft drinks, and volunteers to work the booth the day of the event are needed.
    Contact Randa Keener (see your member directory for contact information).
    Monday, September 11, 2006
    12:00 pm
    First Baptist Church
    300 Willits St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Annual Fall Luncheon.
    12:00 pm Lunch
    1:00 pm Discussion

    Bring your friends to this panel discussion on Human Trafficking: The Enslavement of Women & Children. Speakers to be announced.

    Reservation deadline: September 7
    Printable Reservation Form

    Sunday, September 24, 2006
    11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
    1st Presbyterian Church
    1669 W. Maple Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Debate on the Proposal to Ban Affirmative Action.
    Guest speakers opposed to the proposal: Attorney Marc Schulman, One United Michigan Representative Marilyn Hobbs.

    Guest Speakers in favor of the proposal: Ron Edwards, Glen Lenhof

    Thursday, September 28, 2006
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Southfield Parks & Recreation Building
    26000 Evergreen
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Does Michigan Still Need Affirmative Action? Let's Talk!.
    Co-sponsors: Delta Sigma Theta Southfield Alumnae Chapter; Alpha Kappa Alpha Southfield Almnae Chapter; Martin Luther King Task Force of Southfield; Hope United Methodist Church and Society; & the South Oakland County NAACP.

    Panelists:

    Monday, October 2, 2006
    7:00 PM
    Unitarian Universalist Church
    23925 Northwestern Highway
    Southfield, MI 48075
    Educational Forum on the Benefits of Affirmative Action.
    This event will include a video presentation and discussion led by Dr. Nancy Quarles. Dr. Quarles will be representing the Michigan State Conference of the NAACP and One United Michigan.
    Sunday, October 15, 2006
    7:00 PM
    University Presbyterian Church
    Fellowship Hall
    1385 S Adams Rd.
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309
    Educational Program on Affirmative Action.
    Speakers:
    • Mr. H. Wallace Parker, Civil Rights Attorney
    • Lisa Bauer, President of the LWV Oakland Area
    Tuesday, October 17, 2006
    6:30 PM
    Southfield Public Library
    Auditorium
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Debate on the Affirmative Action Ballot Issue.
    Representatives from One United Michigan and the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative will speak.
    For information contact Kelly Ireland, Outreach Librarian @ 248-796-4367 or kireland@sfldlib.org, visit the library's web page @ http://www.sfldlib.org.
    Thursday, October 19, 2006
    7:00 PM
    Christ Episcopal Church
    120 N. Military
    Dearborn, MI 48124
    Educational Program on the Continuing Need for Affirmative Action.
    Guest speaker is Marilyn Hobbs of One United Michigan.
    Thursday, October 26, 2006
    7:30 PM
    Rochester Community House
    816 Ludlow
    Rochester, MI 48307
    Program on the Benefits of & Continuing Need for Affirmative Action.
    Speakers:
    Tuesday, November 7, 2006
    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Your Polling Place General Election.
    Don't forget to VOTE!

    October 10 is the last day to register in time to vote in this election. Visit the Secretary of State's web page for information on how to register to vote.

    Monday, November 13, 2006
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn
    27477 Cabaret Dr
    Novi, MI 48377
    Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    7:00 PM
    Home of Sybil Levenson
    (See membership directory or call office for directions.)
    Health Care Update.
    Beverly McDonald, LWV Detroit member, chaired the Health Care Position Update Committee. She will explain the reasoning behind the suggested changes to the existing position. This is your chance to influence whether the proposed update is accepted or whether changes are needed for clarification.

    Appetizers, desserts & coffee will be served. Call the office & leave a message if you would like to help with food.

    RSVP to Sybil by November 27.

    Saturday, January 27, 2007
    10:00 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange
    (See your membership directory for address or call the office.)
    State Program Planning Meeting & Brunch.
    Bring a dish to pass & take part in what's sure to be a lively discussion. Contribute your opinions in setting the priorities of our State League. See the most recent Voter for detailed descriptions of the 5 suggested topics.
    Saturday, February 10, 2007
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Farmington Community Library
    32737 W. 12 Mile Road
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    Candidates Forum Training.
    Learn how to coordinate a Candidates Forum and/or be a moderator.

    Please call the Office (248-548-1097) to reserve a seat or send an email to pres@lwvoa.org. We need to know how many materials to provide.

    Monday, February 19, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn Novi
    27477 Cabaret Dr.
    Novi, MI 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, March 24, 2007
    10:00 AM
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Immigration Policies & Human Rights in Michigan Before & After September 11th.
    Sponsored by the LWV of Detroit Metropolitan Area
    Sunday, April 1, 2007-Monday, April 30, 2007
    TBD
    Check Candidate Forums Calendar Candidate Forums for May 8th Elections.
    Our goal is to produce forums for 20 school districts & one city. This will require lots of helping hands! If you would like to help, call the office or email a board member.
    Monday, April 16, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Birmingham Community House
    380 South Bates St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Special Meeting of the Birmingham Race Relations & Diversity Task Force.
    This meeting will feature Kevin Boyle, author of the book Arc of Justice This book is the 2007 Everyone's Reading selection. Everyone's Reading is metro Detroit's annual effort to get everyone reading and talking about a specific book. Twenty pubic libraries sponsor the program, and events are happening through April.
    Monday, April 16, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn Novi
    27477 Cabaret Dr
    Novi, Michigan 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, April 25, 2007
    7:00 PM
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    LWV 101.
    Members new and old are invited to attend this special meeting to learn the basics of League. LWV history, organizational structure, and major functions will be presented by seasoned Leaguers.

    Thinking about joining LWV? This is a great opportunity to learn more!

    Friday, May 18, 2007-Sunday, May 20, 2007
     
    Alpena, MI State Convention.
    Saturday, June 2, 2007
    10:00 am
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Don't miss this chance to talk with fellow Leaguers, hear a great speaker, and eat delicious food!

    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
    Business meeting at 10:00 a.m.
    Luncheon is at 12 noon with Speaker Rana Elmir of ACLU at 1 p.m. speaking about the Military Commission Act of 2006 and Presidential powers granted by it and impact on habeas corpus.

    Monday, June 4, 2007
    7:30 AM
    Radisson-Bloomfield Hills
    39475 Woodward Ave.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48034
    Women Officials' Network Breakfast.
    Enjoy breakfast and hear leadership strategist and coach Anne Doyle. Doyle has just returned from the 2007 Cornerstone Conference of the International Women's Forum in Amman, Jordan. She will weave the insights and perspective gained there, as well as her experiences in broadcasting and the corporate world, into her talk about women in the political arena.

    Reservations may be made by sending a check for $25 to WON at PO Box 404, Birmingham, MI 48012-0400 by Wed., May 30. For further information, call Barb Moorhouse (check your membership directory for contact information).

    Tuesday, June 12, 2007
    5:30 PM
    Dimitri's on the Avenue
    14316 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    LWV of the Detroit Metropolitan Area Annual Meeting.
    Enjoy dinner, a speaker, and the collegial atmosphere that accompanies any gathering of Leaguers.

    Speaker: James Rogers, Data Center Manager for SEMCOG, speaking on "Turbulence and Transition in Southeast Michigan's Economy".

    Dinner will be served family style with a meat, chicken and vegetable entree.

    Cost is $25. RSVP by JUNE 8. Call the LWVOA office for details on how to register.

    Monday, June 25, 2007
    6:00 PM
    LWVOA Office
    200 S. Washington Ave., Ste. 4
    Royal Oak, MI 48067


    (inside the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce building)
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, August 7, 2007
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place City of Rochester Primary Election.
    Saturday, August 18, 2007
    10 AM - 8 PM
    Old Woodward & Brown St.
    Birmingham, MI
    Woodward Dream Cruise Fundraiser.
    LWVOA sells beverages at this fun event to raise money. We need donations of bottled water, lemonade or iced tea (no soda), or money. We also need volunteers to work 2 hour shifts at the booth. Contact Dorothy Conrad to drop off a donation of beverages. Contact Andrea Zalewski if you want to work at the booth.
    Sunday, August 26, 2007
    2-4:00 PM
    Michigan Women's Historical Center & Hall of Fame
    213 W. Main Street
    Lansing, MI 48917
    Women's Equality Day.
    Celebrate the 87th anniversary of women's right to vote!

    Speakers:
    Elizabeth (Liz) Homer, Feminist, Curator of the Turner-Dodge House & Heritage Cneter in Lansing, as well as Education Chair of Michigan NOW.
    Diane Madsen, President, Communities For Equity. Diane, and a small group of dedicated women brought suit against the Michigan High School Athletic Association to ensure equity for female athletes, and won!

    Because the suffragists wore white, with accents of purple & gold, plan to wear white to commemorate the occasion & show solidarity in sisterhood.

    Find more information & for a registration form visit the AAUW of Michigan website

    Tuesday, August 28, 2007
    1:30 PM
    Home of Donna Sklar Voter Registration Meeting.
    Donna Sklar, Voter Registration Chair, invites you to a Voter Registration Meeting to plan LWVOA activities. Contact Donna twodolars@twmi.rr.com for more information and to let her know your interest. (See your membership directory for contact information or call the office.)
    Monday, September 10, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn Novi
    27477 Cabaret Dr
    Novi, MI 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, September 11, 2007
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place Primary & Village Elections.
    Primary Election: City of Rochester Hills

    Village Elections: Bingham Farms, Franklin, Holly, Lake Orion, Milford, Ortonville & Oxford

    Monday, September 24, 2007
    12:00 PM
    Birmingham First Baptist Church
    300 Willits St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Annual Fall Luncheon: A Discussion of Immigration Issues.
    • Members and non-League members are welcome.
    • Parking is available in the rear of the church.
      Speakers are TBA. For additional information, contact Dorothy Conrad.
    • The cost is $15.00 per person and seating is limited.
    • Send a check to Marge Polidori.
    • Please indicate your pita sandwich selection for lunch:
      Beef or Turkey or Vegetarian
    • Make your reservation by September 19.
    • For more information contact Marge Polidori at meeting@lwvoa.org.
    Monday, October 29, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Costick Center
    28600 W. 11 Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48336
    Immigration Consensus General Meeting: Part I.
    Background will be provided on three of the six Consensus questions.

    Member discussion will follow and the group's consensus will be determined for each question.

    Prior to this meeting, take a look at the many informational resources on immigration available on the LWV web site.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2007
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place General Election.
    27 cities, 6 school districts in Oakland County are holding elections.
    Thursday, November 15, 2007
    7:00 PM
    West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation Bldg.
    Rm. 101
    4640 Walnut Lake Rd.
    West Bloomfield, MI 48325
    Local Governance: Focus on Townships & Sharing of Services.
    This panel discussion is a great way to prepare for the February 11, 2008 consensus meeting for the State League's Local Governance Study.

    Our panels consists of the following experts:

    • Maxine Berman, Director of Special Projects, State of Michigan
    • Don Green, Supervisor of Milford Township
    • David Payne, Supervisor of Bloomfield Township
    • Joanne Smith, former Mayor of Farmington Hills
    Saturday, December 1, 2007
    9:30 AM
    St. Andrews Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
    Immigration Consensus General Meeting: Part II.

    Background will be provided on four of the six Consensus questions.

    Member discussion will follow and the group's consensus will be determined for each question.

    Prior to this meeting, take a look at the many informational resources on immigration available on the LWV web site.

    Monday, December 3, 2007
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn
    27477 Cabaret Dr
    Novi, MI 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, January 12, 2008
    9:30 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange National Program Planning Meeting.
    Thursday, January 17, 2008
    6:00 PM
    Rock Financial Showplace
    46100 Grand River Ave.
    Novi, MI 48374
    LWVOA Student PSA Contest Award Banquet.
    Monday, January 28, 2008
    7:00 PM
    OCC Orchard Ridge Campus
    Smith Theatre
    27055 Orchard Lake Road
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    Town Hall with Senator Majority Leader Mike Bishop & House Speaker Andy Dillon.
    Sponsored by LWV Oakland Area, LWV NorthWest Wayne & OCC Orchard Ridge

    PUBLIC WELCOME

    See the flyer for more information.

    Saturday, February 9, 2008
    9:00 AM
    First United Methodist Church
    Fellowship Hall
    1589 West Maple Road,
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Me? Run for Public Office???.
    If you're thinking about running for office, then you can't miss hearing this panel of local elected women officials. Sponsored by LWVOA, Women Officials' Network (WON), AAUW, WAND & First United Methodist Church of Birmingham

    Keynote Speaker will be Mary Kirwin (Troy City Council). Panelists will be Marcia Gershenson (Oakland County Commission), JoAnne McShane (Farmington Council), Debbie Macon (West Bloomfield Board of Trustees) and Geri Rinschler (Birmingham School Board).

    Monday, February 11, 2008
    7:00 PM
    St. Andrews Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301
    State Local Government Consensus & LWV League Birthday Party.
    Monday, February 25, 2008
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn
    27477 Cabaret Dr
    Novi, MI 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, March 8, 2008
    8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    OCC Orchard Ridge
    Bldg. J, Room 306
    (Park in Lot 2)
    27055 Orchard Lake Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    The Nuts and Bolts of Running for Public Office.
    Sponsored by WON, LWVOA, AAUW, WAND & Womencenter of Oakland Community College

    Covers Money, Organization & Media for Campaigns

    Keynote speaker: Tim Skubick, Capitol Correspondent

    Register online at the Women Officials Network.
    Registration Fee: $50 ($60, after 2/23)
    Includes a handout, morning snacks and lunch

    For more information call 248-548-1097.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2008
    7-9 PM
    Huntington Woods Public Library
    26415 Scotia
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070

    Library is south of 11 Mile Rd. between Woodward and Coolidge
    Sunshine Week Presentation.
    Sunshine Week is a dialogue about the importance of Open Government and Freedom of Information.

    Speaker: Professor Robert A. Sedler, JD, Distinguished Professor and Gibbs Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at Wayne State University Law School.

    Professor Sedler will speak on the relationship between government and the media, including the voluntary refusal of media to provide information harmful to national security.

    Monday, April 7, 2008
    7:00 PM
    Residence Inn
    27477 Cabaret Dr.
    Novi, MI 48377
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, April 26, 2008
    10:00 AM
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    The Status of the State of Michigan's Budget: A Look Backward and Forward.
    Presented by the LWV - Detroit Metropolitan Area
    Speaker: Craig Thiel of the Citizens Research Council

    The public is urged to attend with League Members at the Library and participate in a question and answer session after the presentation. Light refreshments will be served.

    Monday, April 28, 2008
    12-3 PM
    Visitor Center
    Heritage Park
    25099 Farmington Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48336

    Park is South of 11 Mile Rd, west off Farmington Rd.
    In Park, turn left at first stop sign and follow road to parking lot for Vagnozzi Visitor Center
    Lunch and Learn about Climate Change.
    Lisa Kamil will explain the Climate Project.
    Tiffany Hartung of Sierra Club of Oakland County will describe their initiative with local communities to encourage smart energy solutions.

    Bring your own bag lunch.
    Vegetables, fruit and beverages will be provided.

    There is no charge, but space is limited.
    Call 248-548-1097 to reserve a seat.

    Saturday, May 10, 2008
    9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Michigan Mutual League
    208 N. Capitol
    Lansing, MI 48933

    (in the Mutual Building downtown, one block from the State Capitol)
    LWVMI Workshop for Members - Working to Create Change in our Communities.
    See www.lwvmi.org for details regarding topics and registration.

    Fee: $10 for a box lunch (optional)

    Register using Registration Form. Send it to LWVMI by May 1.

    Saturday, May 31, 2008
    10-3 PM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Friday, June 13, 2008-Tuesday, June 17, 2008
     
    Portland, OR LWVUS National Convention.
    For details, visit the LWVUS web page
    Friday, June 27, 2008
    10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    Double Tree Hotel
    (Fairlane Room)
    5801 Southfield Freeway
    Detroit, MI 48228
    LWV Detroit Metro Area Annual Meeting.
    Cost: $25, includes lunch & meeting materials
    Make reservation by Monday, June 23
    Print the registration form & mail to Carolyn Buell (address on registration form)
    Tuesday, August 5, 2008
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place Primary Election.
    Vote!
    Sunday, August 24, 2008
    2:00 - 4:00 PM
    Michigan Women's Historical Center
    213 W. Main St.
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Women's Equality Day.
    Monday, September 22, 2008
    7 PM
    Farmington Public Library
    32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    Stem Cell Research: Status and the Law.
    Speaker: Barbara Hill, Michigan Citizens for Stem Cell Research and Cures

    Note: A Fair and Impartial Michigan Supreme Court forum moved to 10/29.

    Monday, October 6, 2008
    7 PM
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Conference Room A
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Monday, October 20, 2008
    12 PM
    Farmington Community Library
    (in Auditorium)
    32737 W. 12 Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    Fall Luncheon - "Prisons and Jails: Time for Reform?".
    Join us for lunch & a panel discussion of prison reform.

    On the panel are:

    - Representative Paul Condino, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee which handles prison issues, will address alternatives proposed for sentencing

    - Donna Lassa, Oakland-Livingston Counties Coordinator of Michigan Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative (MPRI) and Jaimie Clayton, Vice President of Programs, Oakland Family Services, will discuss how the MPRI program works & how it leads to prisoner rehabilitation while cutting prison costs.

    - Henry Wells, Program Manager at New Creations Community Outreach, which has provided prisoner re-entry services for the Michigan Department of Corrections for fifteen years, will discuss their experiences with parolees in transition and the social integration model used.

    Fee: $15 includes lunch & discussion
    Please, bring your friends!

    RESERVATION NECESSARY BY OCTOBER 16.
    Print the reservation form, fill it in & send it along with a check to Marge Polidori.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008
    7 - 8:45 PM
    Schoolcraft College
    Vis-Ta-Tech Center
    18600 Haggerty Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152

    (between 6 and 7 Mile Rds)
    (map of Livonia campus; park in north lot)
    A Fair and Impartial Michigan Supreme Court.
    Co-sponsors: LWV of Michigan; LWVs of Ann Arbor, Dearborn-Dearborn Hts, Detroit, Grosse Pointe, Northwest Wayne and Troy; Michigan Campaign Finance Network; Michigan Impartial Courts Coalition; AAUW of Michigan; Oakland County Bar Association; and Chambers of Commerce in Farmington/Farmington Hills, Livonia, and Plymouth

    Speakers: Judge Edward Thomas, retired, Wayne County Circuit Court
    Brian Dickerson, Detroit Free Press columnist
    Rich Robinson, Executive Director, Michigan Campaign Finance Network

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place Election Day. Get out and VOTE!
    Monday, November 10, 2008
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd., Rm 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, December 6, 2008
    6:30 PM
    Wine Creations
    33422 Woodward
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    End-of-the-Year Fundraiser & Holiday Social.
    Mingle with other LWVOA members & guests over great wine & food! Tickets are limited so buy yours today by calling Bernadette Najor, the LWVOA office..

    Tickets are $25/person.

    RSVP by December 2.

    Monday, January 12, 2009
    7:00 PM
    725 S. Adams Square
    Birmingham, MI 48009

    Conference Room A
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, January 24, 2009
    10:00 AM
    Vicki Lange's House
    (see your membership directory or call the office)
    Brunch & State Program Planning.
    Bring a brunch dish to pass & add your voice to the conversation about with programs the State League should focus on for 2009.

    RSVP to Patricia Finn (see membership directory)

    Saturday, February 14, 2009
    10:00 AM
    West Bloomfield Township Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWV 89th Birthday Gathering.
    How Can We Use Our Local Program Positions?

    The Local Program Positions are a summary of all LWVOA positions on local governmental issues. The goal of the League of Women Voters is to take action on its positions.

    Join League members in celebrating the 89th birthday of the League and help determine the direction of the LWVOA's efforts. Share what's going on in your community, voice your opinion, and have a piece of birthday cake!

    Wednesday, March 25, 2009
    7 PM
    Bloomfield Twp Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    National Popular Vote Compact study & consensus.

    Read information about the National Popular Vote Compact presented by national LWV.

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    7:00 PM
    Conference Room A
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009
     
    Heritage Park Visitor Center
    25099 Farmington Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48336

    Park is South of 11 Mile Rd, west off Farmington Rd.
    In Park, turn left at first stop sign and follow road to parking lot for Vagnozzi Visitor Center
    Observer Corps Training.
    Observers attend local governmental meetings and learn what their government is doing and the issues facing their community and how they are being addressed. They promote government transparency and accountability, helping to ensure that the issues facing their community and decisions that impact their lives are being handled "in the sunshine," in the open. They also assist in determining when League action might be appropriate.
    Friday, April 24, 2009
    9 AM - 3:30 PM
    Henry Ford Community College
    5101 Evergreen Rd.
    Dearborn, MI 48128
    The 21st Century Voter: Promoting Michigan Voter Power.
    Immerse yourself in a day of panel discussions & guest speakers exploring some of the most compelling political issues of the day: Term Limits, Judicial Selection and Voting Innovations. Speakers include Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop, House Speaker Andy Dillon, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, Michigan Chamber of Commerce General Counsel Bob LaBrant plus several professors and local clerks.

    Details can be found on at lwvmi.org.

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place School Elections.
    The school districts of Clarenceville, Clarkston, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lake Orion, Lamphere, and Oak Park and the city of Bloomfield Hills will be holding elections. Candidates' names are available at the Oakland County Clerk's Elections Division web site.
    Friday, May 8, 2009
    7:15 AM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Greater West Bloomfield - Michigan Week Awards Breakfast.
    LWVOA will receive Community Achievement Award.
    Sue Abrams will receive Volunteer Service Award.
    Tickets are $25 and available at West Bloomfield Parks & Recreation (248-451-1900) or contact Sue Abrams.
    Friday, May 15, 2009-Sunday, May 17, 2009
     
    Sheraton Lansing Hotel
    925 South Creyts Road
    Lansing, MI 48917
    LWVMI State Convention.
    Plan to attend the LWVMI State Convention. Held in Lansing, MI, Convention is a great way to invigorate your commitment to League, meet & get to know Leaguers from across the State, and learn about the hot issues in MI government.

    Register via lwvmi.org. Oakland Area members who wish to be official delegates should contact President Eva Packard

    Saturday, May 30, 2009
    10:00 AM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    10:00 a.m. Business Meeting
    12:00 noon Lunch - Cost $30. See Registration Form for 5/30.
    1:00 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Debra Horner "Different Facets of Political Engagement: How Interest in Politics Leads to Action"
    Tuesday, August 4, 2009
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place City Primary Election.
    Monday, August 10, 2009
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd., Rm 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, August 22, 2009
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    One Under Restaurant & Banquet Hall
    35780 Five Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI
    Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    $25 for lunch & program
    Please make advance reservations by printing this form & mailing it to the address listed on the form. Reservations are $25 if before August 12, $30 after August 12.

    Speakers:
    Margaret O'Rourke Kelly: Author of The Dora Stockman Story: "The first woman elected to statewide office in Michigan, the Board of Agriculture, before the passage of the 19th Amendment"
    Mary Kerwin: First VP, Women Officials Network (WON) "The Importance of Women Running for Office"
    State Senator Gilda Jacobs: "Update on Pay Equity Legislation"

    Sponsored by:
         American Association of University Women of Michigan,
         Coalition for Equal Rights Studies and Michigan ERAmerica.
    Cosponsored by:
         Business and Professional Women/MI,
         League of Women Voters/ MI,
         Michigan Women's Commission,
         Women's International League for Peace and Freedom/Metro Detroit

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place City Primary & Village Election.
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    7 PM
    Livonia Civic Center Library
    32777 Five Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48154

    (East of Farmington Rd.)
    LWV Northwest Wayne County Membership Meeting.
    League member and health care reform expert Beverley McDonald will share her insights about the reform proposals being discussed in Washington. This meeting is limited to League members only.
    Thursday, September 17, 2009
    7 PM
    Dearborn Police Station
    16099 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn, MI 48126

    (West of Greenfield Rd. -
    Enter from Court parking lot)
    LWV Dearborn-Dearborn Heights Meeting: Prison Reform.
    Kay Perry, LWV Kalamazoo and Chair of LWVMI update of Prisons position, will provide background about her experience working with the prison population.
    Monday, September 21, 2009
    7 PM
    The Community House
    380 South Bates Street
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    "Health Care as We Age" by LWV Detroit Metro Area.
    A panel discussion featuring these distinguished panelists:

    Peter Lichtenberg, Ph.D.
    Director, Institute of Gerontology
    Wayne State University
    "Successful Aging"

    Kristin Wilson
    Community Planner
    Area Agency on Aging 1-B
    "Preserving Independence and Quality of Life for Seniors"

    State Senator John Pappageorge
    13th District, Michigan State Senate
    "Health Care, Seniors, and Michigan Budget Challenges"

    Free and Open to the Public

    Reservations are appreciated and can be made by contacting The Community House at (248) 644-5832.
    This event is co-sponsored by The Community House.

    Monday, October 5, 2009
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Monday, October 19, 2009
    12 PM
    Birmingham First Baptist Church
    300 Willits St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Annual Fall Luncheon.
    Topic: "Why We Need a Free Press"
    Lunch served at 12 noon & speakers beginning at 1 PM. Opportunity for questions to follow.

    Speakers:
         Greg Kowalski, Editor of Birmingham Eccentric
         Garry Gilbert, Interim Director of Journalism Dept, Oakland University
         Rana Elmir, Communications Director, ACLU of Michigan

    $20 for lunch & speakers
    $5 for speakers only
    RSVP by printing & mailing the reservation form & payment to Marge Polidori.

    Tuesday, November 3, 2009
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place City General & School Election.
    Friday, December 11, 2009
    7 PM
    Home of Bernadette Najor
    4783 Walnut Creek Circle
    West Bloomfield, MI 48322
    "Iron Jawed Angels" Holiday Social.
    Enjoy this inspirational movie about the women's suffrage movement at the home of Bernadette Najor, in the company of fellow Leaguers, with delicious hors d'oeuvres & wine.

    Charge for refreshments is $30 for one person, or $50 for a couple. Members' guests are welcome.

    RSVP by December 8 by sending a form found in your November Voter to the office at 725 S. Adams Rd., Suite 292, Birmingham, MI 48009.

    Sunday, December 20, 2009
    Varies
    Cable community access channels where aviailable Health Care Reform - Let's Get Real.
    CABLE REBROADCASTS
    In Southfield (Comcast Channel 15):
    Tuesdays at 9am & 5pm
    Thursdays at 5pm
    Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm


    ****************************************************
    Program:
    1. Outcomes research and its benefits for health care reform
         - Vic Velanovich, M.D., Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University and Division of General Surgery at Henry Ford
    2. Ethics as applied to health care reform
         - Leonard Fleck, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University
    3. Patient-doctor shared responsibility in health care decision making
         - To be illustrated by clinical vignettes to be discussed by the two speakers
    4. Question and answer period

    Sunday, December 20, 2009
    Varies
    Cable community access channels where available Health Care Reform - Let's Get Real.
    CABLE REBROADCASTS
    In Southfield (Comcast Channel 15):
    Tuesdays at 9am & 5pm
    Thursdays at 5pm
    Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm


    ****************************************************
    Program:
    1. Outcomes research and its benefits for health care reform
         - Vic Velanovich, M.D., Professor of Surgery at Wayne State University and Division of General Surgery at Henry Ford
    2. Ethics as applied to health care reform
         - Leonard Fleck, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy and Medical Ethics, Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University
    3. Patient-doctor shared responsibility in health care decision making
         - To be illustrated by clinical vignettes to be discussed by the two speakers
    4. Question and answer period

    Saturday, January 23, 2010
    10 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange National Program Planning Brunch.
    Monday, February 8, 2010
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams, Ste. 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    7 PM
    Please note the venue change:
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    PSA Contest Awards Ceremony.
    The winners of the PSA Contest for high school students in Oakland County will be announced at this special event!
    Saturday, February 27, 2010
    10 AM
    St Andrews Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Prison Study Background.
    Join fellow League members for breakfast & to hear the background on the Prison Study.
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    7 PM
    St Andrews Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Road
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
    Prison Study Consensus.
    Monday, April 19, 2010
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams, Ste. 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, May 4, 2010
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place May 4, 2010 Regular Election.
    Get out and VOTE!
    Saturday, May 22, 2010
    9:30 AM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Annual Meeting.
    9:30 AM Registration
    10:00 AM Annual Meeting
    12:00 PM Luncheon
    1:00 PM Speaker

    Speaker: Phil Power, founder & president of The Center for Michigan. Mr. Power will discuss Michigan's Defining Moment, a Public Engagement Campaign begun in 2007 to develop a common ground agenda best suited to help Michigan achieve a new era of sustainable prosperity. He will inform us about the results of statewide Community Conversations involving over 10,000 participants.

    To RSVP, please print the registration form and mail it, along with payment, to the LWVOA office at 725 S. Adams Rd, Suite 292, Birmingham, MI 48009. RSVP by May 17, 2010.

    Friday, June 11, 2010-Tuesday, June 15, 2010
     
    Atlanta, GA LWVUS National Convention.
    Tuesday, August 3, 2010
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place August 3, 2010 Primary Election.
    There are a lot of offices on this ballot. Don't forget to vote!
    Saturday, August 21, 2010
    11:30 am
    1 Under Banquet Hall
    35780 Five Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of WOMEN's RIGHT to VOTE!
    Luncheon $25.00

    U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow - Video Greeting

    "A Woman's Place" - Debbie Macon of LWVOA Vice-President of Women Officials‟ Network (WON)

    "The Mosaic: A Conversation with Alice Paul"
    A one-act play by Roberta Francis
    Performed by the Women‟s Equality Day Players

    Limited Seating - Don't delay - Print & mail in registration form today to avoid disappointment.

    Make checks payable to: Michigan Coalition for Equal Rights Studies (MiCERS)

    Mail to: 21697 McClung, Southfield, MI 48075-7804 $25 before August 13, 2010; $30 after August 13, 2020 Phone: 248-355-5233 or 734-425-3572

    Monday, September 20, 2010
    12 pm
    First Baptist Church of Birmingham
    300 Willits St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Annual Fall Luncheon.
    DAM THOSE FISH
    Are Asian Carp a Threat to the Great Lakes?
    Speakers - Jeanette Neagu, Lake Michigan Inter-League Organization, & Nick Schroeck, Great Lakes Law Environmental Center & Adjunct Professor at WSU's Environmental Law Clinic.

    12 noon lunch, 12:45 pm speakers

    Open to the public. Please come and bring your friends. We need your strong support to achieve our goals as a League.

    $20 Lunch & Speakers (delicious lunch, beverages & dessert) $5 Speakers only

    RSVP BY SEPT. 16th.

    Print, fill out & mail in, with payment, registration form.

    Thursday, September 30, 2010
    7 pm
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd
    Birmingham 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    7 PM
    Baldwin Public Library
    300 W. Merrill St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Ballot Proposal Informational Forum.
    The League of Women Voters Oakland Area
    invites you to a Public FORUM
    on the TWO STATE PROPOSALS.

    Wednesday, October 20th at 7 p.m.
    Baldwin Library
    300 W. Merrill
    (between Chester and Bates)
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    (Lower Level of Library)
    Use Chester St. Parking Deck located between Maple & Martin. Free parking for first two hours.

    Proposal 1 deals with convening a Constitutional Convention
    Speakers:
    Henry Woloson, Energize Michigan, in SUPPORT
    Sarah Hubbard, Detroit Regional Chamber, in OPPOSITION

    Proposal 2 deals with certain Felons holding various government offices
    Barbara Suhay, LWVOA, will explain this proposal and provide Pro / Con information.

    After the presentations on each proposal, we will open the floor to audience questions. The meeting is OPEN to the PUBLIC.
    LWVOA Voter Guides with information on all ballot races will be available.

    Tuesday, November 2, 2010
    8 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place General Election.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011
    10 AM
    Vicki Lange's House
    (see Voter or call office for details)
    State Program Planning Brunch.
    RSVP to Fran Fisher

    Attend this potluck brunch & discussion that is your opportunity to suggest a topic for state study or update.

    See the Jan/Feb Voter for more details.

    Saturday, January 29, 2011
    10:30 AM
    Barb Suhay's house
    (see Voter or call office for details)
    Impact of the Census on the Detroit Metropolitan Area.
    Presented by LWV of Detroit Metro Area.

    Hear from Sirisha Uppalapati, a Data Analyst from SEMCOG as she presents important data to help us understand the diverse economic and populations changes in our region.

    A light lunch will be provided. RSVP to 248-642-8514.

    See the Jan/Feb Voter for details.

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd., Ste. 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, March 5, 2011
    10 AM
    Renate Soulen's house
    (see Voter or call the office for details)
    Alternative Voting Methods - study & consensus.
    Attend this discussion of 3 consensus questions from a State League study about alternative voting methods.

    LWVOA member Debra Horner, Research Fellow with the Center for Local, State & Urban Politics, will review the voting systems under study.

    RSVP to Renate Soulan.

    More details can be found in the Mar/Apr Voter.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
    10 am - 3 pm
    VisTaTech Center
    Schoolcraft College
    18600 Haggerty
    Livonia, MI 48152
    Draw the Line Michigan Forum.
    Presented by the Michigan Redistricting Collaborative.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED. RSVP to 517-484-5383. Or via this web site.

    More details available in the Mar/Apr Voter

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    7 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    PSA Contest Awards Ceremony.
    The winners of the PSA Contest The Green Power of One will be announced on this exciting night.
    Saturday, April 2, 2011
    10 AM
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Redistricting in 2011.
    Learn how it will be done for US, Michigan and Oakland County districts.

    Speakers: Christina Kuo, Executive Director of Common Cause Michigan & Sheryl Mitchell, Analyst, Oakland County Board of Commissioners. Also, the film "Gerrymandering" will be shown.

    This meeting is open to the public.

    Co-sponsored by LWV Troy Area & Birmingham Chapter of American Association of University Women

    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd., Rm 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place Election Day.
    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    7 PM
    Bloomfield Township Hall
    4200 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

    (Please note: this is change of venue from what was previously posted.)
    Discussion on Medical Marijuana.
    Speakers:
    Neil Rockind, attorney & member of Marijuana Patients Organization & Sensible Michigan, who has represented patients & caregivers
    Dan Christ, Attorney for the city of Ferndale
    Beth Hand, Head of Narcotics, Oakland County
    Marilyn Stephan, Mayor of Berkley, MI
    Friday, May 20, 2011-Sunday, May 22, 2011
     
    Traverse City LWVMI Convention.
    If you are interested in being a delegate to the convention, contact Judy Bateman pres@lwvoa.org or 248-399-2815.
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    Pine Lake Country Club
    3100 Pine Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48324
    Greater West Bloomfield Michigan Week Awards Breakfast.
    The communities of Keego Harbor, Orchard Lake, Sylvan Lake and West Bloomfield have been celebrating Michigan Week together since 1972! This year we are celebrating the "Hidden Treasures" of our community!

    Keynote Speaker: Arthur Horwitz, publisher of the Jewish News

    Tickets: $25; payable to GWB Michigan Week, mail or pick up at:
    c/o Sue Reeves at
    WB Parks & Recreation
    4640 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    10 AM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Speakers:
    US Senator Debbie Stabenow
    US Representative Gary Peters

    Reserve your spot at the Annual Luncheon by printing & mailing in the reservation form.

    Saturday, June 25, 2011
    10 AM
    Fortesa Restaurant
    543 N. Main Street
    Rochester, MI 48307
    LWV Detroit Metro Area Annual Meeting.
    The annual meeting will be a luncheon & fundraiser featuring the following speakers:
    Mickey Blashfield, Director, Governmental Affairs for the Ambassador Bridge
    Tom Shields, President, Marketing Resource Group talking about the New International Trade Crossing bridge

    Click here for more details & registration form. Register by June 20.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place August 2, 2011 Primary Election.
    Get out & vote!
    Saturday, August 20, 2011
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    One Under Restaurant
    35780 Five Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    Celebrate the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote!
    Featured speaker: Sara Fitzgerald, author of "Elly Peterson: Mother of the Moderates".
    Cost: $25 for reservations received by August 12, $30 after August 13.
    Sponsored by AAUW, Michigan Coalition for Equal Rights Studies (MiCERS), Michigan ERAmerica.
    Co-sponsored by League of Women Voters of Michigan.
    Download the registration form here.
    For information, call 248-355-5233.
    Thursday, September 1, 2011
    7 PM
    LWVOA Board Office
    25 S. Adams Rd., Rm 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Monday, September 12, 2011
    10 AM - 12 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Role of the Federal Government in Public Education.
    LWVUS Study with Consensus Questions. See the Sep-Oct 2011 Voter for more information, including the consensus questions.

    Panel discussion:
    Mark Yokum, Director of Learning Services, Oakland Schools Intermediate School District
    Geri Rinschler, Trustee, Birmingham School Board, 1996 to the present; Current Chair of the Oakland County School Board Association.
    Lori Soifer, Trustee, Birmingham School Board, 2005 to the present.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place Village Elections.
    Villages with elections on 9/13/11: Bingham Farms, Franklin, Lake Orion & Oxford
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    9:30 AM - 4 PM
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church
    218 West Ottawa Street
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Convenient Voting Action Day.
    Join the League of Women Voters and other advocates to learn about the status of voting and elections legislation, develop and practice advocacy skills, and meet with legislators to discuss convenient voting measures, with a focus on "no reason absentee voting."

    Presenters:
    Judy Karandjeff, LWVMI Advocacy Director
    Chris Swope, Lansing City Clerk and MI Association of Municipal Clerks Board Member
    Jean Doss, Government Relations Consultant
    Tim O'Brien, LWVUS Project Specialist

    Register at http://fs16.formsite.com/lwvmi/ActionDay/index.html

    For information, contact Kris Zawisza, LWVMI Project Director, faircourts@lwvmi.org or 517-484-5383.

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    12 PM
    First Baptist Church of Birmingham
    300 Willits Street
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Fall Luncheon: Human Trafficking: A Worldwide Problem, Including in the US.
    Open to the public.
    Please come and bring your friends and support our programs and fundraising activities such as these.

    12 PM Lunch
    1 PM Speaker:

    NICOLE McGEE, Special Victims Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

    $25 Lunch & Speakers
    - delicious lunch, beverages & dessert provided by Dorothy Conrad & Marge Polidori
    $7 for Speakers only
    RSVP by 10/13/11
    Reservation form on page 3 of the Sep-Oct Voter

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place City & School General Elections.
    Get out and VOTE.
    Monday, November 14, 2011
    10 AM
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    General Meeting.
    Role of the Federal Government in Public Education
    Part II - Equity and Funding - Discussion and Consensus (see pages 1, 5 & 6 of the Nov-Dec 2011 Voter)
    Saturday, November 19, 2011
    10 AM - 3 PM
    Livonia Civic Center Library
    32777 Five Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Regional Workshop on Voter Service and the New Media.
    Register at http://www.lwvmi.org/events. Lunch included; $10 fee.
    Saturday, January 28, 2012
    10 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange National Program Planning.
    See Jan/Feb 2012 Voter for more details.
    Saturday, February 4, 2012
    10 AM
    St. Andrew Lutheran Church
    6255 Telegraph Rd.
    Bloomfield Twp., MI 48301
    LWV Detroit Metro Area Meeting on Water Quality.
    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd., Ste. 292
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Friday, February 17, 2012
    6 PM
    Home of Renate Soulan LWV Birthday Party.
    Dinner & a movie
    Cost $30 per person, $50 per couple
    See Jan/Feb 2012 Voter for more details.
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place Presidential Primary Election. This is a closed election. You must request a Party Ballot prior to the election.
    Pontiac & Auburn Hills residents also have State Rep. District 29 General Election.
    Saturday, March 24, 2012
    10 AM
    Huntington Woods Public Library
    26415 Scotia Rd.
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    Privatization: The Public Policy Debate - Part 1.
    This informative event will feature a panel discussion about the pros & cons of privatization.
    Questions 1-3 of the LWVUS consensus questions will be addressed at this meeting.

    See the March/April 2012 Oakland Voter for more details about the LWVUS National Consensus on Privatization, including the questions to be discussed.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    725 S. Adams Rd, Conf. Rm
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    7 PM
    Huntington Woods Public Library
    26415 Scotia Rd.
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    Privatization: The Public Policy Debate - Part 2.
    This will be the second informative event addressing the LWVUS national consensus questions about privatization. This event will also feature a panel discussion about the pros & cons of privatization.
    Questions 4-6 of the LWVUS consensus questions will be addressed at this meeting.

    See the March/April 2012 Oakland Voter for more details about the LWVUS National Consensus on Privatization, including the questions to be discussed.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    12 PM
    State Capitol
    Lansing, MI
    Pay Equity Day Rally.
    Equal Pay Day marks how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year!

    Advocates, working women and activists will call on lawmakers to pass SB340-343 and HB 4611-4614, which would ensure that Michigan's women are paid the same as their male counterparts for comparable work.

    There will be a lobbying workshop for anyone who registers. Visit the LWVMI web site for more information on this event and how to register for the lobbying workshop.

    Saturday, April 21, 2012
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Redistricting: How Can We Improve The Process.
    At the 2011 LWVMI Convention, delegates voted to conduct a study on Redistricting.

    See the Consensus Questions on Page 4 of the Mar/Apr 12 Voter. Also visit LWVMI's web site to view background information prepared by the state study committee on redistricting.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    7:45 AM
    The Community House
    380 S. Bates
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Diversity Champion Breakfast.
    Support LWVOA Nominees Rich Teets & Mary Pickett at the annual Diversity Champions Breakfast, hosted by the Race Relations & Diversity Task Force.

    For more information and to RSVP visit the Community House web site.

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012
    4-6 PM
    LWVMI Office
    600 W. Joseph St., Suite 3G
    Lansing, MI 48893
    LWVMI Open House.
    Details TBA
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place May 8 Election.
    Election for Bloomfield Hills City Commission & some proposals
    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    10 AM
    Shenandoah Country Club
    5600 Walnut Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Speaker: Rebecca Blumenstein, Page One Editor and Deputy Managing Editor The Wall St. Journal

    9:30 AM Registration Check-in
    10:15 AM Speaker
    11:45 PM Luncheon
    1:00 PM Business Meeting

    To reserve your spot, print the registration form, fill in out, and mail it along with a check payable to LWVOA by 5/2.

    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    TBA
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    PSA Contest Award Ceremony.
    Attend this exciting event to honor the winners of the PSA Contest!
    Saturday, August 25, 2012
    11:30 AM
    One-Under Restaurant
    35780 Five Mile Rd
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    Cost: $25. Reservation required, call 248-355-5233.
    Speaker: Carolyn Cook, founder of United for Equality
    For more information, visit AAUW's web site.
    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    10 AM- 12 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Health Care Reform - Why? What? Can We Afford It?.
    This informational meeting aims to sort through the media hyperbole to address the strengths, limitations, and possible problems with the Affordable Care Act and proposed alternatives.

    Marianne Udow-Phillips, Director of the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, will address these issues and answer your questions.

    Coffee and light refreshments will be served before the presentation. Bring your friends for this important meeting. The public is welcome.

    VIEW MARIANNE UDOW-PHILLIPS'S PRESENTATION SLIDES.

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    12 PM
    First Baptist Church of Birmingham
    300 Willits
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Fall Luncheon.
    Speaker: Gilda Z. Jacobs - Director, Michigan League for Public Policy
    Topic: Prosperity and Public Policy

    $25 for lunch and full program
    $7 for program only

    More details available in the Sep/Oct Voter

    RSVP by 10/17/12 by printing the reservation form and mailing it to the LWVOA office at 725 N. Adams Rd., Rm. 292, Birmingham, MI 48009.

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place Election Day. Get out and vote!
    Saturday, January 19, 2013
    10 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange
    (see Jan/Feb Voter for more details)
    State & Local Program Planning Meeting & Brunch.
    Join fellow Leaguers for this review of state & local positions. Enjoy a potluck brunch, too!

    Need to brush up on our positions prior to the meeting? Read them here.

    Call Patricia Finn 248-302-3510 to confirm your attendance and say what dish you will bring.

    Friday, February 15, 2013
    12 PM
    The Village Club
    190 E. Long Lake Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48034
    Birthday Lunch & Legislative Update.

    Speaker: Vicki Barnett, Farmington/FH (former Mayor and on City Council in Farmington Hills)

    Cost: $20 (valet parking included)
    RSVP by 2/11/13 via this form (also found in the Jan/Feb 2013 Voter)

    Monday, March 11, 2013
    7 - 8:30 PM
    Oakland University
    Gold Room C
    Oakland Center
    2200 N. Squirrel Rd.
    Rochester, MI 48309
    Hidden Money in Judicial Selection: A Threat to Impartial Justices?.
    A forum to explore problems with the way that Michigan selects judges and Supreme Court Justices and proposals for reform.

    Panelists:
      The Honorable Marilyn Kelly, Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, Retired
      Rich Robinson, Executive Director, the Michigan Campaign Finance Network
      Moderator: Gerald J. Gleeson II, Director, Board of Directors, Oakland County Bar Association
    For more information contact: Linda White at the LWVMI: 517-484-5383 or at faircourts@lwvmi.org

    Admission is free

    This event is made possible with funds from the Joyce Foundation.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    2nd Floor Conference Room
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board of Directors Meeting.
    Saturday, April 20, 2013
    10 AM - 12 PM
    Henry Ford Centennial Library
    16301 Michigan Ave.
    Dearborn, MI 48126
    Implications of Emergency Managers.
    An outstanding panel of speakers includes:

    Ms. Bettie Buss whose career includes work as Supervising Budget Analyst for the City of Detroit, Director of Policy and Research for Detroit Renaissance from 1994 to 2006, is currently the Senior Research Analyst at Citizen Research Council.

    Mr. Fred Headen, former Director of the Bureau of Local Government Services, Mr. Headen currently serves as legal advisor to the State Treasurer, Andy Dillon.

    Dr. John Telford, a dedicated educator, began teaching at Detroit Southeastern, Finney, and Pershing High Schools, advanced to administrator at several suburban school districts including Walled Lake, Berkley, Plymouth/Canton, Rochester, and Macomb Community College. He coached high school and college track champions, especially at Wayne State and Oakland Universities . He returned to Detroit Schools in 1999, subsequently served as Executive Director supervising principal, and until recently served as Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools sharing district leadership with an emergency financial manager.

    This program is presented by the Detroit Metropolitan Area LWV

    Friday, May 17, 2013-Sunday, May 19, 2013
     
    Radisson Hotel
    111 N Grand Ave
    Lansing, MI 48933
    LWVMI Convention. Visit LVWMI.org for more details.
    Saturday, June 1, 2013
    10 AM
    Plum Hollow Golf Club
    21631 Lahser Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48033
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Speakers:
         Marcia Gershenson, (D) County Commissioner, District 13
         William Dwyer, (R) County Commissioner, District 14
    Topic:
         Curbing Gun Violence

    RSVP by May 20. Print & mail in the registration form to reserve your spot. Or call the LWVOA office at 248-594-6602

    Get more details in the Annual Meeting Mailer.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    Conference Room
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board of Directors Meeting.
    Saturday, August 24, 2013
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    One-Under Restaurant
    35780 Five Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48154
    Women's Equality Day Luncheon.
    Featuring Rashita Tlaib, State Representative and Mary Pollack, Legislative Vice President of Michigan NOW. Also featuring the W.E.D. Players presenting "Meet the STEMinists".

    Must make reservations in advanced. See page 7 of the Oakland Voter for reservation information.

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    Conference Room
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board of Directors Meeting.
    Monday, October 14, 2013
    12 PM
    First Baptist Church of Birmingham
    300 Willits St.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    Fall Luncheon: "Human Trafficking: Is it in your neighborhood?".
    Open to the public.
    Please come and bring your friends!
    $25 for Lunch & Speaker
    $7 for Speaker only
    RSVP by October 10

    Print the reservation form and mail it with a check to Marge Polidori.

    Speaker: Lieut. Wendy Reyes, Oakland County Sheriff's Department, serving on the MI Human Trafficking Task Force. Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of reproductive slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, forced labor, or a modern-day form of slavery.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    11 AM - 7 PM
    Italian American Club
    39200 West Five Mile Rd.
    Livonia, Mi 48154
    Italian American Club Election.
    LWVOA members will run this election for club officers. If you're interested in helping with this LWVOA fund-raiser, contact Linda DePoorter at 248-719-4210.
    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    6 PM
    Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
    219 S. Harrison Rd.
    East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
    Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Award Dinner.
    Come celebrate a fellow League member as she is inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Judith Levin Cantor is an historian, author, archivist, and exhibit curator dedicated to promoting Michigan's history and to furthering awareness of the state's significant Jewish heritage. She has also been a League member for almost 50 years.

    For more information and to make a reservation, visit the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame web site.

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    6 PM
    Hazel Park Public Library
    123 East 9 Mile Road
    Hazel Park, MI 48030
    Affordable Care Act - What you need to know.
    Speaker: Don Hazaert, Director of Michigan Consumers for Healthcare
    Tuesday, November 5, 2013
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your Polling Place General Election.
    For all cities in Oakland County
    Saturday, November 16, 2013
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48303
    General Meeting with AAUW: Issues in Michigan Education.
    Speaker: Cassandra Ulbrich, State Board of Education
    Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    7 PM
    Ten Mile Bldg
    32789 W. 10 Mile Rd, Room 1
    Farmington, MI 48336
    Community Conversation: Set the Agenda for Michigan 2014.
    The LWVOA encourages citizens to attend this community conversation sponsored by The Center for Michigan and co-sponsored by the Farmington Area PTA Council and Farmington/Farmington Hills Education Foundation.

    More information is available here.

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    10 AM - 3 PM
    West Bloomfield Twp Public Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Rd
    West Bloomfield, MI 48325
    Food Sustainability, Safety, and Labeling Study.
    Speaker at 10 AM, Lunch at noon, Consensus at 1 PM

    Speaker: LWV Flint President Linda Hoff, member of the LWVUS Agriculture Study Committee.

    Please RSVP by March 6. Print the reservation form, fill it in, and mail it with a check to LWVOA, 725 S. Adams Rd, Suite 292, Birmingham, MI 48009.

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office Conference Room
    725 S. Adams Rd.
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    6:30 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    Lower Level Meeting Room 2
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Education Update Consensus.
    See the LWVMI website for more information on this study.
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    7 PM
    LWVOA Office
    Conference Room
    725 S. Adams Rd.,
    Birmingham, MI 48009
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, April 26, 2014
    10 AM - 2 PM
    Metro Detroit Location
    Christ Episcopal Church
    120 N. Military St.
    Dearborn, MI 48124
    Regional Workshops for League Members.
    Your state Board is taking learning opportunities to the four corners of the state. Workshops are $15 and include coffee and muffins for early arrivals and a box lunch. The workshops will provide two tracks of two interactive sessions each. You may sign up for any two sessions. Register and pay on-line or download form and mail with your check to League office.

    Deadline: Monday before workshop you wish to attend.

    Voter Service Track
    10 AM - 12 PM: Planning and Moderating a Candidate Forum
        *Organizing a successful candidate forum and
        *Becoming an effective League moderator
    Noon: Box Lunch provided
    1 PM - 2 PM: VOTE411 Voter Guide Roundtable
        A discussion for experienced users and insight for new users
    Membership and Leadership Development Track
    10 am - 12 noon: Techniques from the Membership Leadership
    Development program on:
        *Recruiting and retaining members
        *Developing League leaders
    Membership Directors/Chairs, Board Members and
    Nominating Committee members encouraged to attend
    Noon: Box Lunch provided
    1 pm -2 pm: President's Roundtable led by LWVMI President
        *Tips for enjoying being a local League President
        *Delegating, managing challenges and dealing with email
    Local League Presidents, Board members, and Nominating Committee members invited to attend

    Other dates and locations around the state are:
    Saturday, April 5, 2014: Davenport University, 643 S. Waverly, Holland
    Saturday, April 12, 2014, Butnam-Fish Library, 1716 Hancock, Saginaw
    Saturday, May 3, 2014, Leland Public Library, 203 E. Cedar Street, Leland

    Saturday, May 17, 2014
    10 AM
    Plum Hollow Golf Course
    21631 Lahser Rd
    Southfield, MI 48033
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Speaker: Caitlin Plummer, The Michigan Innocence Project

    $35 to enjoy lunch and the speaker
    $10 for speaker only
    $7 to have the annual meeting program booklet mailed

    Please print this registration form and mail along with a check made payable to LWVOA, 725 S. Adams Rd. Rm. 292, Birmingham, MI 48009.

    RSVP by May 9.

    Friday, June 6, 2014-Tuesday, June 10, 2014
     
    Dallas, TX LWVUS National Convention. For more details visit http://lwv.org/content/your-guide-lwvus-convention-2014
    Friday, October 3, 2014-Sunday, October 5, 2014
     
    Park Place Hotel
    300 East State Street
    Traverse City, MI 49684
    LWV Lake Michigan Region Convention.
    Theme: Climate Change & Biodiversity
    See the Fall Voter, page 5, for more details.
    Monday, October 13, 2014
    12 PM
    First Baptist Church of Birmingham
    300 Willits
    Birmingham, MI 48009

    (Enter using the back door.)
    Fall Luncheon.
    Speaker: Kym Worthy, Wayne County Prosecutor
    Topic: Crimes Against Women
    This meeting is open to the public - bring your friends!

    $25 for lunch and speaker - please RSVP by October 9, 2014

    $7 for speaker only

    12 PM - Lunch

    1 PM - Speaker

    RSVP by October 9, 2014 by printing this form and mailing it with a check made out to LWVOA to Marge Polidori, 30525 Timberbrook Ln, Bingham Farms, MI 48025-4660

    Thursday, October 23, 2014
     
    Real Estate One Bldg
    24800 Northwestern Highway
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, November 8, 2014
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    The Values of Michigan's Water.
    Speaker: Jon Allan, Director of the Michigan Office of the Great Lakes
    Saturday, January 17, 2015
    10:30 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange
    115 Linda Knoll
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    State & Local Program Planning Brunch.
    Take a critical look at the studies we've completed and the positions we've developed. Does anything need reviewing or updating? A summary of state positions can be found at www.lwvmi.org.

    RSVP to Judy Bateman at 248-399-2815 or judybateman @ comcast.net and let her know what you plan to bring - coffee cake, casserole, salad, fruit, etc.

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    7 PM
    Real Estate One Building
    25800 Northwestern Hwy.
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, March 21, 2015
    10 AM
    West Bloomfield Township Public Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Redistricting.
    Speaker: Sue Smith, Presdient of LWVMI
    Sue Smith will discuss what Redistricting is and why it is currently a problem in Michigan. The League in Michigan studied the issue and adopted a position in 2012 based on input from its local Leagues across the state. Sue will present possible solutions to the problem, including actions taken by other states, and describe the League of Women Voters of Michigan's position on the issue. A Question and Answer session will follow.

    Open to the public.

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    7 PM
    Globe Midwest
    25800 Northwestern Hwy
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    7 PM
    Southfield Public Library
    26300 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    May 5 State Ballot Proposal: What Is It? What Would It Do?. Speaker: LWVMI Voter Service Director Eva Packard
    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    The Affordable Health Care Act in Michigan.
    Speaker, Josh Fangmeier, Health Policy Analyst at the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation at U of M, will speak about the impact of the ACA in Michigan.
    Tuesday, May 5, 2015
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place May 5, 2015 Special Election.
    Friday, May 15, 2015-Sunday, May 17, 2015
     
    Four Points Hotel
    600 East Cork Street Court
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001
    State Convention.
    Saturday, October 10, 2015
    9:30 AM
    Northwest Universalist Unitarian Church
    23925 Northwestern Highway
    Southfield, MI 48075
    Policing in the 21st Century.
    A panel discussion about policing in the 21st century featuring:
    Sheriff Michael Bouchard of Oakland County
    Sheriff Benny N. Napoleon of Wayne County

    Moderated by Jerry Burden, President of Oakland Area League of Women Voters and a retired police officer

    A continental breakfast will be served at 9:30 am with the panel discussion beginning at 10:00 am.

    Each panelist will give a 10 minute statement. Then written questions from the audience will be accepted.

    Cost: $15.00 per person
    Make checks payable to LWV Oakland Area
    RSVP by Oct. 8 to:
    League of Women Voters Oakland Area
    Phone: 248/594-6602 Fax: 248/594-6603
    e-mail: Pres@lwvoa.org

    Thursday, October 22, 2015
    6:30 PM
    Waterford Township Hall Auditorium
    6200 Civic Center Dr.
    Waterford, MI 48329
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This is one of over 30 Town Hall meetings that the League of Women Voters of Michigan is hosting across the state of Michigan this fall to educate voters on the importance of redistricting. See below for more events in the Oakland County Area.

    All events are free and open to the public. Registration is not required unless otherwise noted.

    The Town Hall presentation will explore how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them, and why it is a critically important question for those who care about fair representation.

    Coordinator: Kath Maisner

    Thursday, October 22, 2015
    7:00 PM
    Birmingham Unitarian Church
    38651 Woodward Ave.,
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome.

    Coordinator: Karen Linnell
    Co-sponsor: AAUW

    Thursday, October 29, 2015
    10:00 AM
    Fox Run Retirement Community
    41000 13 Mile Road,
    Novi, MI 48377
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. Non-residents of Fox Run, a gated community, are asked to register for the event with Coordinator Ann Bickford at annbickford42@gmail.com.

    Coordinator: Ann Bickford

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015
    7 AM - 8 PM
    Your polling place General Election. Remember to VOTE!
    Tuesday, November 3, 2015
    7:30 PM
    West Bloomfield Township Public Library
    4600 Walnut Lake Road
    West Bloomfield, MI 48323
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome.

    Coordinator: Deb Macon

    Saturday, November 7, 2015
    10:00 AM
    Home of Renate Soulen
    5333 Hickory Rd
    Bloomfield Hills 48304
    Consensus on U.S. Constitutional Amendment Process.
    To prepare for this discussion, members are encouraged to review materials provided by the LWVUS Constitutional Amendment Committee. Materials can be found at http://forum.lwv.org/category/member-resources/our-work/constitutional-amendment-study.

    Especially read the material in the Constitutional Amendment Study Guide which provides Background, Foundation Readings (below), the Consensus Questions, Points of View and Specific References for the questions.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    6:30 PM
    Southfield Parks & Rec Building
    Room 221
    26000 Evergreen Rd.
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome.

    Coordinator: Barb Talley
    Co-sponsor: Sigma Delta Theta Sorority, Southfield Alumnae Chapter

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    7:00 PM
    Huntington Woods Library
    26415 Scotia
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome.

    Coordinator: Judy Bateman

    Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    7:00 PM
    Farmington Hills City Hall
    Council Chambers
    31555 W Eleven Mile Rd.
    Farmington Hills, MI 48336
    Redistricting in Michigan: A Town Hall Meeting. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. All are welcome.

    Coordinator: Jan Dolan

    Saturday, January 16, 2016
    10:00 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public LIbrary
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Money In Politics Study Consensus.
    A review and update of the League position on campaign finance in light of forty years of changes since the Watergate reforms, in order to enhance member understanding of the new schemes and structures used to influence elections and erode protections against corruption in our political process, and to review possible responses to counter them in the current environment.
    Thursday, January 21, 2016
    7 PM
    Globe Midwest
    25800 Northwestern Hwy
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    10:30 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange
    115 Linda Knoll
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    National Program Planning Brunch.
    Join League friends at this relaxed discussion of the 2014-2016 National program. Bring a brunch dish to pass. More details, including background on National positions, are available in the January Oakland Voter.
    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    7 AM- 8 PM
    Your Polling Place Presidential Primary Election.
    Voter must specify which party's Presidential ballot to receive. Michigan's ballots will contain 13 Republicans and 4 Democrats. Some communities may also have proposals on the ballot. Visit VOTE411.org for candidate information.
    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    7 PM
    Globe Midwest
    25800 Northwestern Hwy
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, May 21, 2016
    10:00 AM
    Plum Hollow Golf Club
    21631 Lahser Road
    Southfield, MI 48033
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Speaker: Jocelyn Benson, Dean of Wayne State University Law School, a graduate of Harvard Law School, and an expert in civil rights law, education law, and election law

    $35 to enjoy lunch and the speaker
    $10 for speaker only
    $7 to have the annual meeting program booklet mailed

    For more details and to RSVP, please print this registration form and mail along with a check made payable to LWVOA, 725 S. Adams Rd. Rm. L-144, Birmingham, MI 48009.

    RSVP by May 13.

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016
     
    Wherever you register to vote National Voter Registration Day. It's up to you to get your friends and family involved in the democratic process. Share National Voter Registration Day!
    Saturday, October 1, 2016
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    Regional Transit Authority Ballot Proposal.
    The Regional Transit Authority's plan is to create a transit system that is: RAPID, RELIABLE AND REGIONAL. What does that mean and how will we get there?

    This November, voters in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties along with the City of Detroit will decide if they wish to fund the implementation of the Master Plan.

    At this informative meeting, the RTA will share a presentation about the Regional Master Transit Plan followed by a session to take your comments and answer questions.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
     
      Last day to register to vote in the November election.
    Saturday, November 19, 2016
    10 AM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Shrinking Funding of Local Governments.
    Join us for a panel discussion with:
    Robert Kleine, former Treasurer of the state of Michigan and Acting Director, MSU Extension Center for Local Government Finance and Policy
    Judy Karandjeff, President, LWV of Michigan
    And speakers from local governmental units in Oakland County who will be discussing the financial situation in their communities
    Saturday, January 28, 2017
    10 AM
    10494 Talbot Ave.
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    Consensus Meeting on Government Finance.
    For information on the consensus see the study resource list and the consensus questions on pages 4 and 5 of the Nov-Dec 2016 Oakland Voter which can be found on our website
    Saturday, February 18, 2017
    10:30 AM
    Home of Vicki Lange State & Local Program Planning.
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    7 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Rd.
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Gerrymandering and Redistricting.
    An informational meeting on this important topic and the League's plans to address it during the upcoming year.

    Speakers: Judy Karandjeff, President, League of Women Voters of Michigan
    Professor David Dulio, Chair, Political Science Department, Oakland University

    Friday, May 19, 2017-Sunday, May 21, 2017
     
    Kellogg Center
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI
    LWVMI State Convention.
    State Convention is informative, productive and fun. It provides an opportunity to conduct important business of the state League as well as an opportunity to participate in workshops, learn more about the League and renew friendships with League members across the state.

    Delegates will:

    • Adopt the 2017 - 2019 state program, including any state studies
    • Adopt the LWVMI budgets for the next two years, including the per-member-payment
    • Elect LWVMI Officers and members of the Board of Directors
    • Consider amendments to the LWVMI bylaws, if proposed A detailed schedule of events, a registration packet, awards information, and other Convention materials can be found on the State League's website.
    Saturday, June 24, 2017
     
    Plum Hollow Country Club
    21631 Lahser
    Southfield, MI 48033
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    Public education is one of the hottest topics in Michigan and around the country. You don't want to miss the League of Women Voters Oakland Area's annual meeting where Casandra Ulbrich will be the keynote speaker.


    Ms. Ulbrich was elected in 2006 to an eight-year term on the Michigan State Board of Education, and re-elected in 2014. She currently serves as Co-President of the Board.


    10:00 AM Registration Check-in
    10:30 AM Business Meeting
    12:00 PM Luncheon
    1:00 PM Speaker


    Download the annual meeting mailer. Or download and print the registration form and mail it in.

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018
    6:30 PM
    25900 Northwestern, Suite 885
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, January 20, 2018
    10:00 AM
    Home of Judy Bateman Issues Planning Meeting.
    Enjoy brunch while helping to plan LWVOA's activities and focus for the year. Email league@lwvoa.org for address.
    Sunday, January 21, 2018
    2-5 PM
    110 North Capitol Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48933
    Women's March Michigan's Anniversary Event.
    One year after the 2017 March, Michiganders will unite at the steps of the state Capitol on January 21, 2018 at 2pm, to celebrate the strides we've made so far and to make plans to build our future. For more information about the marches, visit the Michigan March.

    March organizers will be hosting a special session of Bridging The Divide in Downtown Lansing on the morning of the second annual Women's March. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Click here for more details.

    Monday, January 29, 2018
    6:30-8:30 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Getting Involved, Getting Elected.
    A panel discussion focused on inspiring and helping women run for elected office.

    Panelists include:


      Honorable Lisa Asadoorian, 52/3 District Court
      Vicki Barnett, former State Representative and State Senator
      Robin Beltramini, former Troy City Council
      Roslyn Grafstein, Madison Heights City Council
      Kim Russell, Mayor Pro-tem, City of Rochester
      Jan Roncelli, Bloomfield Township Clerk
      Helaine Zack, Oakland County Commissioner, District 18
    Saturday, March 3, 2018
    10 AM - 12 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Promote the Vote Kickoff.
    League of Women Voters Michigan is part of an effort to place on the November ballot a constitutional amendment to provide comprehensive election reform for Michigan. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED to help collect 316,000 signatures by June.

    Come to this kickoff event to learn signature collection best practices and pick up petitions.

    Monday, March 12, 2018
    6:30 PM
    25900 Northwestern, Suite 885
    Southfield, MI 48075
    LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Tuesday, March 27, 2018
    7 PM
    Groves High School, Little Theatre
    20500 13 Mile Rd
    Beverly Hills, MI 48025

    (enter parking lot from light on 13 Mile Road, then second set of doors on west side of building)
    Impact on Education: A Panel Discussion.
    Have you ever wondered how legislation affects your local public school? Learn how spending mandates, testing, and safeguards for teachers' and students' rights play out in a school district budget and work their way into our buildings and classrooms.

    Speakers:
    Dr. Casandra Ulbrich, Co-President of the Michigan State Board of Education
    Ms. Jessica Thomas, Vice President of the Birmingham Public Schools Board of Education
    Dr. Daniel Nerad, Superintendent of Birmingham Public Schools

    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    6:30 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Immigration Forum.
    Are you confused about immigration? So are we. Join us to learn more about:
    • the history of US immigration
    • what's happening now with immigration and immigrants
    • living in the United States what can we expect in the future

    Speakers:

    • Kimberly Buddin-Crawford, Policy Counsel
    • Melanie D. Goldberg, Staff Attorney American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, Justice For Our Neighbors, Southeastern Michigan
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    10:00 AM
    Farina's Banquet Center
    2485 Coolidge Highway
    Berkley, MI 48072
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    10:00 AM Registration Check-in
    10:30 AM Business Meeting
    12:00 PM Luncheon
    1:00 PM Speaker: Carl Levin, Former US Senator

    Download the annual meeting mailer for more information about the day and the LWVOA upcoming 2018-2019 year.

    Download and print this form to reserve your spot at the annual meeting today.

    Thursday, September 13, 2018
    7:00 PM
    East Hills Middle School
    2800 Kensington Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    All-Member "Meet-and-Greet" Meeting. Join new and longtime League members for an evening of casual conversation and learning about League.
    Thursday, September 27, 2018
    7:00 PM
    Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
    23925 Northwestern Hwy
    Southfield, MI 48075
    Panel Discussion on Gun Violence.
    Join us for this important panel discussion. Learn more about current and proposed state and federal legislation intended to curb gun violence in our community and schools and how you can take action on what matters most to you.

    Speakers:
    Linda Brundage, Executive Director, Michigan Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence.
    Carmi Finn, Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action
    Daniel D. Roberts, Chief of Police, Franklin, MI.


    This facilitated panel will include brief presentations from the panelists and questions from the audience.

    Thursday, October 4, 2018
    6:45 PM
    Farmington Hills Main Library
    32737 West Twelve Mile Road
    Farmington Hills, MI 48334
    The Impact of Proposal 2 on Redistricting/Gerrymandering.
    Please join us for an educational event about Ballot Proposal 2 that would create a nonpartisan redistricting plan and end gerrymandering in Michigan.

    Currently, legislators draw our voting maps without input from citizens. Proposal 2 will establish a redistricting process that is transparent, nonpartisan and citizen-driven.

    Speakers:
    Katie Fahey, Founder and Executive Director of Voters Not Politicians
    Dr. Joe Schwarz, Former U.S. Congressman, Former Michigan State Representative, and State Senator, Republican
    Andy Meisner, Oakland County Treasurer, Former Michigan State Representative, Democrat

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    7 PM
    Groves High School
    Cafeteria
    (west side of building, use entrance at light on 13 Mile just west of Evergreen)
    20500 W 13 Mile Rd
    Beverly Hills, MI 48025
    Statewide Ballot Proposals Explained.
    Learn about the statewide ballot proposals you will vote on this November The presentation will include information on the proposal to legalize marijuana, establish a citizen's redistricting committee and to secure elections and voting rights.
    Thursday, November 8, 2018
    7pm
    Panera Bread
    2125 S Telegraph Rd
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302
    LWVOA Book Club.
    Join League members for a casual conversation about books. This the first meeting! The book to be discussed is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. This will be very informal and casual. It's a chance to get to know each other and talk about topics that interest us.

    LWVOA has several positions on housing. League adopts positions on a variety of topics after much study and discussion.

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    6:30 PM
    Contact league@lwvoa.org for location LWVOA Board Meeting.
    Saturday, January 19, 2019
    10:00am
    Home of Judy Bateman
    10494 Talbot Avenue
    Huntington Woods, MI 48070
    Program Planning Brunch. At the beginning of each year, local Leagues gathers to plan activities for the upcoming year. We're keeping with tradition and making 2019's meeting a potluck brunch. LWVOA's Board of Directors will provide the brunch. No RSVP is required.

    This meeting will help guide our efforts and resources, so you don't want to miss it. EVERYONE is welcome, including new members. This is a great way to be introduced to League's work.

    In League of Women Voters, program has a specific meaning. Program refers to issues chosen by members for study and action. At each level of League, program includes items adopted for study. The study process is a deliberate and concentrated effort to learn about a topic and educate others in League about it. After study, the League will take a position on the issue. These positions are reviewed for adoption by League. The positions are what guide our advocacy work - the work we do outside of Voter Service.

    LWVOA holds many positions that have been adopted throughout the years. You can find a summary of our positions at lwvoa.org. From that page, there is a link to a very detailed review of our positions.

    State and National conventions are held in alternating years. This year, 2019, is the year for State Conventions. LWVMI will hold a convention May 17-19 in Novi, MI. Each local League will submit the results of their program planning meeting by March 1 in advance of the convention.

    Thursday, January 24, 2019
    7 PM
    Panera Bread
    2508 S Adams Rd
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309
    LWVOA Book Club. Join League members for a casual conversation about books. The book to be discussed is The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote by Elaine Weiss. This will be very informal and casual. It's a chance to get to know each other and talk about topics that interest us.
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    7 PM
    Clinton-Macomb Public Library
    40900 Romeo Plank
    Clinton Township, MI 48038
    How They Did It: The Voters Not Politicians Story.
    The League of Women Voters, Macomb County is proud to sponsor an event featuring Katie Fahey, the founder of Voters Not Politicians. Learn how a grassroots organization was able to take on gerrymandering and put the power back in the hands of the people!

    Seating is limited and preregistration is encouraged at https://vnp-story.eventbrite.com.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    7 PM
    Bloomfield Township Public Library
    1099 Lone Pine Road
    Bloomfield Township, MI 48302
    Oil & Water Don't Mix: Update on Line 5.
    Join us to hear Sean McBrearty, Coordinator, Oil & Water Don't Mix Campaign, discuss environmental concerns relating to Line 5 and the latest legislative activity surrounding it. The event is free and open to the public but an RSVP is appreciated. RSVP here.
    Thursday, April 4, 2019
    7 PM
    Panera Bread
    2508 S Adams Rd
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309
    LWVOA Book Club.
    Join League members for a casual conversation about books. The book to be discussed is Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools by Diane Ravitch. This will be very informal and casual. It's a chance to get to know each other and talk about topics that interest us.
    Friday, May 17, 2019-Sunday, May 19, 2019
    1:00 PM
    Embassy Suites by Hilton
    19525 Victor Parkway
    Livonia, MI 48152
    LWVMI State Convention. The League's 2019 Convention in Livonia will celebrate the 100th birthday of the League of Women Voters of Michigan and the 100th anniversary of suffrage for Michigan women. Many important business items also happen at Convention. These include:
    • Adopting the 2019 - 2021 state program, including any state studies
    • Adopting the LWVMI budgets for the next two years, including the per-member-payment
    • Electing LWVMI Officers and members of the Board of Directors
    • Considering Amendments to the LWVMI Bylaws, if proposed

    April 27 is the deadline to register at a lower rate and ensure a hotel reservation at the discounted rate.

    For more information about Convention, visit the LWVMI's webpage.

    Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    7 PM
    Panera Bread
    2508 S. Adams Road
    Rochester Hills, MI 48309
    LWVOA Book Club. Join League members for a casual conversation about topics of interest to LWV members. The book to be discussed is The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman. Don't worry if you haven't been able to attend previous meetings - anyone can attend any time!

    Future meetings & books:

    • Wednesday, July 24 - Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It / Lawrence Lessig LOCATION & TIME CHANGE: MILFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 330 Family Dr, Milford, MI 48381 @ 6:30 PM
    • Wednesday, September 25 - Can Democracy Work?: A Short History of a Radical Idea, from Ancient Athens to Our World / James Miller
    • Wednesday, November 27 - Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations / Amy Chua
    Saturday, June 8, 2019
    10 AM
    Farina's Banquet Center
    2485 Coolidge Hwy
    Berkley, MI 48072
    LWVOA Annual Meeting.
    10:00 AM Registration Check-in
    10:30 AM Business Meeting
    11:40 PM Celebration of 100th Anniversaries
    12:00 PM Luncheon
    1:00 PM Speaker


    We are thrilled to present Chief Justice McCormack as our Annual Meeting speaker! Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joined the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2013, and became Chief Justice in January 2019. Before her election to the Court in November 2012, she was a law professor and dean at the University of Michigan Law School. Since joining the Court, Chief Justice McCormack continues to teach at the Law School.

    LWVOA's annual meeting will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Farina's Banquet Center in Berkley, MI. You should have received an invitation in the mail. Access the invitation here.

    To RSVP print this form and send it along with a check to LWVOA, 725 S. Adams Rd. Ste L-144, Birmingham, MI 48009.