Jan
5
7:00 PM19:00

Ancient Longing for a Fresh Start

You are invited to join us for our annual party for the New Year.  Put on your party clothes, a happy "fresh" spirit ready and get ready to have some fun and sign up to volunteer to work for your League in 2018!  Please bring an appetizer to pass, some good news to share (personal or public), and a friend who might be interested in the League.   Please contact Linda to RSVP and get directions.  Beverages will be provided by your board of directors.

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Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Manistee Revitalized! A How-To Discussion

 For our January meeting we have invited Mark Wyckoff, a recognized expert in economic and community development from Michigan State University to guide us through an exploration of economic development and how an innovative grassroot approach can impact growth.  Representatives of several local organizations will share their stories, as well.
 

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Feb
8
5:00 PM17:00

LWV Meeting - 'Making Democracy Work'

  • Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The February meeting will take place in Education Room A at the Manistee County Education Center in Munson Healthcare Manistee Hopsital at 1465 E. Parkdale in Manistee.  We will review and provide feedback for the LWVUS programming goals for 2018-2020 (also known as 'Making Democracy Work.'..  A light soup supper will be served. 

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Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

8th Annual Pictionary Olympics

Pictionary Olympics is one of the League of Women Voters Manistee County’s favorite community events! Numerous four-person groups, many representing area businesses and organizations, compete to win the coveted top trophy. Each person is given a secret word, known only to themselves and the audience and has to draw it for the rest of the team. The other three people on their team have a minute to guess the correct word. Some teams come dressed in matching tee-shirts or theme-dressed outfits. Everyone comes ready for fun!

All proceeds from this event go to sponsor our mission to educate voters, improve voter participation, and strengthen our democracy.  

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Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

High School Voter Registration Event at the Vogue

High School seniors in Manistee County will come to the Vogue to view "Iron Jawed Angels, a powerful film about the last 10 years of the suffrage movement prior to the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.  Following the viewing of the film students will sign voter registration forms in front of Jill Nowak, Manistee County Clerk.  

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Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Victorian Hat Making Fundraiser

  • Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Get ready for 2020 and the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by making your own Victorian Style ladies hat! We will use tulle, material scraps, feathers, silk flowers, buttons, and more to create a petite top, teardrop, or brimmed hat to complete your vintage look. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Education Fund of the Manistee County League of Women Voters in honor of all the amazing women who worked tirelessly for women’s suffrage from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 until Women's Equality Day in 1920 all the time wearing corsets and outrageous hats!  To register, visit http://RamsdellTheatre.org/Workshops/

 

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Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00

LWV Meeting - What Do You Know About Our Public Lands?

  • Manistee Intermediate School District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our November meeting will feature MDNR Conservation Officers, Steve Converse and Sam Kosinski; MDNR Forest Inventory and Planning Specialist, Derek Cross; USFS Supervisory Forester, Barb Heidel; and USFS Law Enforcement Officer, Patrick Wiese.  This panel will discuss the management of state and federal forests, recreational opportunities on public lands and the role of law enforcement officers  We will meet at the Manistee County Intermediate School District building.  A light soup supper will be served.

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Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

City Council Candidate Forum

The Manistee County LWV will host a Candidates Forum for the City of Manistee’s District 2 City Council race at the banquet room in the lower level of the Manistee Inn and Marina..  Candidates Lynda Beaton and Howard Turk will speak about why they are running and take questions from the audience.  James Grabowski who is running unopposed in District 6 will also participate.

 

 

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Oct
12
5:00 PM17:00

LWV Meeting - Next Generation Learning Center

  • Little River Band of Ottowa Indians - Next Generation Learning Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our October meeting will be held at the LRBOI 'Next Generation Learning Center', a licensed community center for children 0-12 focused around the natural approach to learning where children take the lead in their success.  We will have a light soup and supper, a short business meeting, and a tour of this high quality facility and asset to our community.

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Sep
25
8:30 AM08:30

Absentee Ballots Available for the General Election

Contact the County Clerk's office to request an absentee ballot if you are:

  • age 60 years old or older
  • unable to vote without assistance at the polls
  • expecting to be out of town on election day
  • in jail awaiting arraignment or trial
  • unable to attend the polls due to religious reasons
  • appointed to work as an election inspector in a precinct outside of your precinct of residence.
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May
20
to May 21

LWVMI State Convention

This year’s Convention at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing promises to be informative, productive and fun. State Convention 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

Visit LWVMI for a detailed schedule of events, a registration packet, awards information, and other Convention materials.

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Our 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner will be a 'Gerrymandering Extravaganza' that will give members and friends an opportunity to learn more about redistricting methods and reforms featuring guest speaker Rick Shrock. There will also be a brief business meeting to elect officers and approve the next year's budget.  Contact the League for information about how to order tickets for this event. 

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Apr
21
7:00 PM19:00

7th Annual Pictionary Olympics

Pictionary Olympics is one of the League of Women Voters Manistee County’s favorite community events! Numerous four-person groups, many representing area businesses and organizations, compete to win the coveted top trophy. Each person is given a secret word, known only to themselves and the audience and has to draw it for the rest of the team. The other three people on their team have a minute to guess the correct word. Some teams come dressed in matching tee-shirts or theme-dressed outfits. The suggested donation to register a team is $100.

Spectators are welcome to come and cheer on their favorite team. Suggested spectator donation is $5 per person at the door.  Snacks will be served. 

All proceeds from this event go to sponsor our mission to educate voters, improve voter participation, and strengthen our democracy.  

Email the League today to register your team! 

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Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Manistee City Council Meet and Greet

How well do you know the person who represents you on the Manistee City Council?  Do you know what the Council members think are the most important issues Manistee faces or what the direction of development and growth should be?  

We will provide a unique event for residents to hear Council members express their vision and priorities for the City of Manistee, plus an opportunity for council members to hear and listen to the concerns of the citizens.  The LWV hopes this “Special Session of the Manistee City Council” will be an informal exchange of ideas. This special League program will be Thursday, March 9th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Manistee County Intermediate School District (ISD) office at 772 E. Parkdale Avenue.  A light soup supper will be provided.

The objective of this program is to get to know and understand each other better through open communication.  There are several new faces on the City Council and the LWV felt it was time to get better acquainted.   

 

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Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

LWV Meeting - Government Finance Panel

The January meeting will take place at the Manistee County ISD building at 772 E. Parkdale in Manistee and feature a panel discussion with local and state officials to include: State Senator Darwin Booher; Thad Taylor, Manistee City Manager; Ed Bradford, Manistee Finance Director; Tom Kaminski, Manistee County Executive Director, Russell Pomeroy, Manistee County Treasurer; and David Meister, Onekama Township Supervisor. 

Panel members will talk about budgeting and finance challenges at the local and state levels.  A light soup supper will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

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