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Watch for details in the monthly LWV JDC E-News. Remember to check out state and local League events on the LWVIL website calendar. 

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  • January 14: 35th Annual Meeting

  • February 18:  New and Prospective Members Brunch 

  •  March 4:  LWVIL Issues Briefing in Chicago

  •  March 14 and 16 -  Candidates’ Forums  in East Dubuque (14th) and Galena (16th)

  • March 21 - LWV-JDC Board Meeting at 3:00 PM

  • March 30: at 11:30 at Stella's in Stockton - as part of Women in History month - honr Marcell Arnold or all of her contributions and her decades of service.

  • April 6: "Conversation with  Mike and John"  event --- Galena Middle School at 7:00 PM - emphasis on their ideas, goals, and finding common ground on issues that affect Jo Daviess County. See Facebook page for more details.

  • April 19:  Earth Day, LWV Booth at Turner Hall

  • April 20: JDC-LWV Monthly Board Meeting - at 4:00 at Bonnie's house

  • May 18: LWV Board Meeting at home of President Sue C.

  • May 18, 19, and 20: Garage Sale (not for profit fundraiser for LWV) - Tentative TImes

    • May - week before sale - receiving and marking items,
    • May 15th - beginning at 10:00 am - working all day,
    • Thursday May 18th - 10:00 am until 6:00 pm,
    • Friday My 19th 8 am to 5 pm and
    • Saturday May 20th 9:00 am to 3:00 pm then from 3-5 pm cleanup. - Check Facebook page for more details.
  • June 9 and 10: LWVIL Convention, Des Plaines, Bonnie Cox is on the ballot to become the LWIL President. Bonnie Cox is the uncontested candidate to become the LWVIL President at this convention.

  • The June LWV_JDC Board meeting will be Thursday June 15, 2017 at 3:00 at  241 Council Fire Drive.

  • July program on The Role of the Media in the Age of Social Media. Details TBA

  • July 20-21 Watershed Game Facilitators Training Program - Details TBA

  • Illinois Press Association/LWV July Event - Tentative - TBA

  • August 8: Seminar on Illinois Budget/Impacts on Social Services and Education

  • October 7 and 8: Fudge Booth, Galena Country Fair - All applications and fees are paid. Closer to the date a list of workers will be needed to recruit volunteers to work at the booth.

  • November 1 - LWV-JDC - Annual dues collection begins.

  • November 7: State of the County Event: "People, Places, and Progress in JDC" will be held at Stella's in Stockton.

  • November 14: "Cocktails and Conversation" - 2017 Review and Program Planning for 2018 - Details TBA

  • January 27 - 36th Annual Meeting - The meeting will begin at 11:30 with lunch at noon.  With a presentation on Restorative Justice by Professor Valerie Bell at 12:45,  The meeting location will be announced  closer to the date.

Continued work through the year on the LWV led "Water Resource Management Plan" for Jo Daviess County and coordinated actions with the LWVIL, LWVUS, and LWV-Upper Mississippi River Region ILO.

All members are invited to attend monthly board meetings. The time and place for these meetings will be announced beforehand. Please contact the Board President Sue C if you plan to attend so seating room can be arranged.