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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Conversations

Conversations is a monthly gathering of League members and their guest. In 2015 Conversations met in January, February,March and Aprilat the Happ Inn in Northfield. League members enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by a speaker and discussion.

This year our speakers were as follows: JANUARY- David Melton, Executive Director of ICPR (Illinois Campaign for Political Reform), David spoke on Money in Politics and what ICPR is doing to combat this issue. FEBRUARY- Katherine Honeywell, LCSW, director of Social Services, North Shore Senior Center, Katherine's topic was North shore Senior Center- Its diverse offerings and the effects of social service funding cutbacks on programing and services. MARCH- Paula Lawson, Past President of the LWVIL and LWVIL Campaign Finance and Redistricting Issue's Specialist, Paula spoke about Redistricting in Illinois and the need for reform. APRIL- Paddie Brennen, Supervisor of New Trier Township and Miguel Nunez Case Manager of Northfield Township, discussed what the role of Township Government in local Government the relevance of Township Government in today's role. We learned that the townships administer social services to our communities. Conversations continue to be a successful program for the LWVWNK. There were about 20 people that attended each of these programs. The committee is looking forward to 2016 continuation of Conversations.

League of Women Voters Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth invites you to attend

"Conversations"

"Conversations" is a monthly gathering of League members and their friends who enjoy a mid-day meal followed by stimulating conversation on a variety of important and evolving issues led by experts in the field.

Conversations returns in the fall.

Board Meetings - All Members Welcome

We will meet in the community room at the Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, as we have in previous years. Members should gather at 9:15, and the meetings will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. The meetings will be in the morning unless otherwise noted.

We will meet once every two months. Of course, as most of you already know, we welcome all our members to any or all board meetings. We strongly encourage you to come, particularly if you have an issue or interest that you would like us to pursue.

We look forward to a productive and interesting year together.

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