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  • January 27: 36th Annual Meeting
  • February 10: LWVIL Issues Briefing in Chicago
  • February 13: Voter Registration and Info About LWVJDC at Prairie Ridge, Galena
  • March (Tentative): Planning for Jo Daviess Republicans and Democrats Working Together
  • April 19 - Board Meeting
  • April 22: Earth Day, LWV Booth
  • June 28-July 1: LWVUS Convention at Chicago Hilton - Sue, Kathy and Bonnie attended the convention
  • Monday, August 6, 2018: August Board Meeting at 3:00 PM at the Tourney House, Hwy 20, Galena.  
  • August 9, 10, 11 Garage Sale at the Tourney House Shed on Highway 20, Galena. The garage sale will begin Thursday afternoon, Friday all day and Saturday morning. Donations may be taken to the Tourney House Shed on Highway 20 in Galena.
  • September 4 - September Board Meeting - 3:30 at Sue's house
  • September 20 - Training for Mock Elections in five schools.
  • October 2 - Tentative date for October Board Meeting
  • October 3 - Volunteers are needed to make fudge beginning at 9:00am at the Galena Territory Owners Club kitchen. Sign-up information will be sent out or contact a board member
  • October 6-7: Jo Daviess Country Fair and LWV Fudge Booth - LWV volunteers needed
  • October 11-19: Jo Daviess County High Schools Mock Election
  1. ​River Ridge, October 12, 2018
  2. East Dubuque, October 15, 2018
  3. Warren, October 17, 2018
  4. Stockton, October 19, 2018
  • October (Tentative): Candidates Forums - Cancelled because "Mr. Chesney’s campaign manager were positive then later, through his campaign manager, he stated there just wasn’t enough time to devote to a Candidate Forum in Jo Daviess County where the campaign assumed the audience would be small. The LWV Freeport is holding a forum September 25, 2018 with Andrew Chesney and Nick Hyde both participating. We will invite our members to make the drive to Freeport if they can.
  • ​November - Membership Drive Planning for 2019 - the Membership Drive begins in November.
  • November 5 - Monthly Board Meeting at 3:30 at Sue's House
  • November 6 - Tentative Date for November Board Meeting
  • November (Tentative): Cocktails and Conversation - Post Election
  • December 4 - Tentative date for December Board Meeting 
  • ​December---Dinner for Board Members and Celebration of Friends, to be set at next meeting.


​January 9 - "LWVJDC is moving forward as a Co-Sponsor along with the Galena Rotary, to host a Roundtable Event on Economic Development in January, 2019."

  • January 9 - Board Meeting at 3:30
  • January 26: LWV JDC Annual Meeting at the DeSoto Hotel, the Program topic will be Abolishing the Electoral College. The schedule for the meeting has been set as follows. Registration will be from 11:00 to 11:30, the meeting will begin promptly at 11:30 to 12:00, Lunch is served at 12:00 to 12:45, the Guest Speaker will begin at 12:45 to 1:30.  

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

All members are invited to attend monthly board meetings. The time and place are announced.

2017 Calandar of Past Events

  • 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 was elected to be

  •  the LWVIL President at this convention.

  • June LWV-JDC Board meeting - Thursday June 15, 2017 at 3:00 at  241 Council Fire Drive.

  • July 18 LWV-JDC Board Meeting at 3:00 at 241 Council Fire Drive, Galena

  • August 17: Illinois Press Program is scheduled for 7:00 Pm at The DeSoto Hotel Ballroom. The program is held in conjunction with the Illinois Press Association and the Galena Gazette on the role of the media in the age of social media. Don Craven, Acting Director of the Illinois Press Association will be the guest presenter. The program will include the topics of open meetings and FOIA issues. Check the article in the Galena Gazette for more details.

  • August 18: LWV-JDC Board Meeting - Tuesday at 3:00 at 241 Council Fire Drive, Galena.

  • August 19: LWVIL - Membership Leadership, Development Training - held in Chicago at the State Office, 332 South Michigan Avenue. As of July, LWV-JDC needs a representative to attend.

  • September 28: 3:30 PM LWV-JDC Board Meeting at Sue's home

  • September 30: Letter Writing Session to encourage legislators to vote yes for Illinois to ratify ERA amendment - 10-11 AM at Midwest Medical Center, Galena, Upstairs - 2nd floor.

  • October 7 and 8: Fudge Booth, Galena Country Fair - All applications and fees are paid.  Workers will be needed to recruit volunteers to work making the fudge and at the booth.Contact any board member for information about how to volunteer. For more information about Country Fair go to: 

  • October 11 & 12: State of State Event in Chicago - Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth will be speaking. Reservations are taken in advance with the cost involved at $100.00 dollars per person to attend.  Registration Deadline is October 2nd. Registration can be done online.

  • October 19: LWV-JDC Board Meeting, 3:30 PM at Sue's home.

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

  • November 16: LWV-JDC Board Meeting, 3:30 PM at Sue's home.

  • November 28: "Cocktails and Conversation" - 5-7 PM - 2017 Review and Program Planning for 2018 - Jeannie Norman will host at her home. Details TBA - Reschedule for 2018

  • January 27 - 36th Annual Meeting: The meeting will be at the DeSoto Hotel and will begin at 11:30 with lunch at noon.  The program will be a presentation on Restorative Justice with Professor Valerie Bell at 12:45 pm.  

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.