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Newsletter - April 13, 2023

LWVIN | Published on 4/13/2023


The 2023 LWVIN State Convention will be held the weekend of June 9th at the beautiful Clifty Falls State Park.You can get more information and register for the conference and for a room at

The deadline for room reservations in our block of rooms is May 9.

To help with costs to the local leagues, the State board has authorized the issuing of a coupon to each leagueworth $100 towards a 2023 Convention registration. The coupons have been sent to each local League President. To use it, just enter the coupon code on the payment page when completing the registration. The coupon can be used only once.


(All times are Eastern)

Building a Better Future, Re-engaging Democracy

Friday, June 9, 2023

4:00pm Hotel room check-in

5:30pm Registration Desk opens / Silent Auction Opens

6:30pm Reception/Cash Bar - Patio

8:00pm Movie Night

Saturday, June 10, 2023

7:30am Breakfast

8:45am Welcome -City of Madison Mayor Bob Courtney

9:00am Call to Order / Business Meeting

10:30am Keynote address – Michael Hicks, PhD

12:00pm Lunch

1:00pm Presentations

ERA –AJ Conroy
DEI, Transformation -LWVUS Liaison Toni Monette
Healthcare - Dr Rob Stone
Local Redistricting –Brett O’Bannon

3:00pm Afternoon Break – Enjoy the park or visit Madison

6:30pm Reception/Cash Bar

7:00pm Dinner and Presentation

Niki Kelly- News Deserts / Politics in Indiana 2023

9:00pm Fireside Chats

Sunday, June 11, 2023

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Membership Recognition, VOTE411

9:00am Morning presentations/workshops

Non-Partisanship in a Partisan World
How to Build Relationships with Community & Legislators
Social Media / Working with Local Media

Local league management – Team approach
Building a successful Observer Corps

11:30am Adjourn / Room checkout is 11 am

Michael Hicks, PhD

Syndicated Columnist

George And Frances Ball Distinguished Professor Of Economics And Business Research
Director Of Center Business Econ Research
Ball State University

Amy Jo (AJ) Conroy


Attorney andHead of State Outreach with the national Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) Coalition

Toni Monette

LWVUS Board of Directors
LWV Indiana Liaison

Robert Stone, MD

Associate Director of IU Health Bloomington Hospice and the Medical Director of the Palliative Care program; board certified in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine

Brett O'Bannon

Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Conflict Studies Leonard and Mary B. Howell Professor
DePauw University

Niki Kelly

Editor-in-Chief,Indiana Capital Chronicle
Panelist,Indiana Week in Review,WFYI-TV


Start brainstorming! We are having a traditional, in-person Silent Auction at Convention. It opens at 5:30 pm on Friday, June 9 and ends at 8:25 am on Sunday morning, June 11.

We need your help-- as individuals or as local League members working together. Here are some ideas:

Gift baskets

  • local goods samplers (products made by local businesses),
  • sweet treats or movie night treats,
  • garden in a box(agardening pot that includes a variety of tools, seeds, and succulents)

Handicrafts and original art
League memorabilia

Please email Pam Locker at pamlocker45@gmailcom with information about items you and or your League plan on contributing. We will provide bid sheets and organize the items on the tables as received. Starting bid value should be $10 or more.Payment can be by check or credit card.

Meg Connolly and Pam Locker