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Convention 2015 - Brown Countyy State Park

ABE MARTIN LODGE, BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK

Details and Registration Form

Friday, April 17: Come early and enjoy the Park and the company with hikes, bingo, breakouts and the opening of the Silent Auction

Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19: Plenary Sessions, Speakers, Workshops, Round Tables, Silent Auction, Entertainment:

Lodging: Individuals are responsible for their own lodging. You must make your reservation for lodging directly by calling 1-877-563-4371, and providing the Group Code 0417LW no later than March 15, 2015. All rooms have two queen beds and bath, and are $101.99 plus tax for total of $114.23. Sharing is possible and economical!

For more information, please contact Julie Winn: jwinn@lwvin.org .

Position Review. Prior to Convenion, local Leagues have the opportunity to review LWVIN Positions and provide feedback. LWVIN President Amy Miller sent the required notice to local Leagues on January 6, along with a Position Reform and a copy of the Positions in Word format to facilitate your review. You wll find the documents here:

LWVIN 2015 Position Review Form
LWVIN Positions

Please send the Position Review form by March 15 to the email address shown on the form.

Silent Auction Donations Needed. The silent auction is an important fund raiser for the State League's Education Fund and donations from each League will make it a success. Shari Frank from Brown County and Sally Hegeman from Blooming are coordinators for the auction. Please read the full announcement for details and contact Shari and Sally at auction@lwvin.org with questions and donation commitments. Silent Auction Donation Request and Info

President's Day 2015

LWVIN cordially invites Local League Presidents and invited guests at the annual President's Day celebration February 21 at the Indianapolis Star Community Room, located in Circle Center Mall, Downtown Indianapolis.

Invitation and Registration Information

After viewing the invitation, register here

Fall 2014 Regional Workshops

2014 REGIONAL WORKSHOPS - ACTION AND ADVOCACY

All League of Women Voters members are invited to attend the 2014 Regional Workshops held in Greencastle and South Bend. Our theme this year is "Advocacy and Action," preparing us for the general election and legislative session. Our speakers include Debbie Asberry (LWV of Indianapolis), who sits on the LWVUS national redistricting committee and Barbara Anderson (LWV of South Central Indiana) who will discuss advocacy at all league levels. Workshops include topics such as Visibility through Vote 411, Medicare Fraud, Human Trafficking, and Engaging Local Candidates and Politicians. Please join us and consider bringing a NEW Leaguer to one of these events.

PROGRAM AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS

When and Where:
Southern Workshop - Greencastle - September 13, 2014
Prindle Institute for Ethics-Depauw Campus
2961 West County Road 225 S
Greencastle, IN 46135

Northern Workshop-South Bend - September 20, 2014
Ivy Tech's South Bend Campus
220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46601

Time: Workshops will run from 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT. Check-in begins at 9:30am

Meals: Lunch will be provided. If registering for the South Bend workshop, please indicate Ham and Swiss on Ciabatta, Turkey on Ciabatta, Portabella Mushroom Wrap, or Orange Strawberry Spinach Salad when registering

Registration: Registration is required even if you pay via PayPal. Please call 317-241-VOTE or send your RSVP to csosbe@lwvin.org. Remember to indicate what lunch you want for the South Bend Workshop.

Cost: $20. Pay at the door with cash, check, or credit card, or pay online.

Deadlines to register:
For Greencastle Workshop, September 8th
For South Bend Workshop, September 15th

SCHEDULE AND DIRECTIONS

President's Day - February 15 - Indianapolis

President's Day February 15,2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm Carriage House at the Propylaeum 1410 N. Delaware Street #2 Indianapolis

Followed by LWVIN Open House at State Office, 1500 N. Delaware St. 3:00-3:45.

Our annual statewide event, provided at no fee. We invite the president of each Indiana League and two others whom s/he invites. If there are more than three people from your local League that would like to attend, we welcome them, and ask that they pay $15.00.

Opportunities to learn and to share will be available. Ongoing coffee and water and a lunch are included. Our keynote speaker, Larry DeBoer, will discuss elimination of the business personal property tax in Indiana. Paulette Vandegriff will be speaking on "Your Great Debate: Tips for Success", new League member Donya Lester will be speaking on agriculture, and Barb Schilling and Mary Jo Gorman will be speaking about interns for your League.

We Need Your RSVP by February 10, 2013, please.

● Please visit the following website to register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidents-day-celebration-registration-10303757817. You can register with your Facebook account or by providing your name and email address. You do not need to print a ticket for admission on the 15th. If you are paying for an additional registration, please bring a check or cash to the event.

Regional Workshop 2013

Regional Workshops: Voter Registration and Redistricting: What's New for 2014

October 12
Jeffersonville Township Public Library
1312 Eastern Blvd., Clarksville
Host League - South Central IN LWV

October 19
Morton Community Center
222 N. Chauncy Ave., West Lafayette
Host League - Greater Lafayette LWV

Time: Workshops will run from 11:00 - 3:00 EDT
Meals: Lunch will be provided
Cost: $20. Pay at the door (cash, credit card, or check) or with PayPal.
Registration: is required.

The 2013 Regional Workshops were the first events for which LWVIN offered online registration and payment! Registration was also available by contacting the events chair.

Deadline to register: for October 12th workshop is October 7th and October 19th workshop is October 14th Speakers

  • Christa Coffee, Tippecanoe County Clerk - "Changes to the VRG-7 Voter Registration Form"
  • Barbara Bratcher, Clark County Clerk - "Changes to VFG-7 Voter Registration Form"
  • Christina (Christy) Eurton, Floyd County Clerk - "Changes to VRG-7 Voter Registration Form"
  • David Orentlicher, IU School of Law and former State representative - "Partisan Conflict, Polarization, and Gerrymandering"
  • Prof. Kelsey Kaufmann, DePauw University - "Indiana Local Redistricting: A Failed Mandate"
  • LWV of Indianapolis, Karen Kay Leonard, - "Rethinking Redistricting"

Schedule

LWVIN Joins Freedom Indiana in Opposition to HJR-3

The League of Women Voters of Indiana (LWVIN) announced today that it has joined Freedom Indiana, a coalition opposing the amendment to the Indiana Constitution known as House Joint Resolution 3 (formerly HJR-6).

The amendment would permanently alter the Indiana Constitution to define marriage and would remove existing protections under law for unmarried couples and same-sex families.

Read the PRESS RELEASE

Visit Freedom Indiana

2013 Indiana LAN Updates

Convention 2013 - A League for the Future

Delegations from across Indiana met at Turkey Run State Park April 27 and 28, 2013 to plan, network, learn and celebrate. Interested in learning more about the League of Women Voters? Contact us today!

More . . .

Celebrating an IDMarian Cooley, a member of League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County, accompanied Hoosier Joe Worley to the BMV on 30 November. The occasion was significant: After a two-year battle against obstacles such as court hearings, postponements, and name discrepancies on legal documents, Joe finally was able to get his driver's license. LWV sincerely hopes this milestone will assist both Joe's personal life and his participation as a citizen. Our thanks to attorney William Groth, who shepherded the legal process.

Election 2012 . . . League Initiatives and Events

2012 - Vigo County celebrates Women's Equality with March

Over 200 participants, dressed in suffragist style and carrying signs and banners, marched in Terre Haute, August 27, 2012, in a Women's Day Equality March organized by The League of Women Voters of Vigo County and a community steering committee.

The event, co-sponsored by local businesses, celebrated the ninety-second anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and included inspirational remarks and speeches, presentation of yellow roses to women who have voted consistently for many years, voter registration and a collection of donated items for a local charity.

Carolyn Callecod, president of the League of Women Voters of Vigo County, had this to say about the event: "The Women's Day Equality March was the community's way of showing our respect for those ladies that suffered and endured so much in order for all women to have the right to vote. To honor these women's sacrifice and hard work, it is the League of Women Voters' hope that all women will use this precious right in all the elections to come."