Ensuring a Healthy Environment and a Strong Economy for All
Three Days of Learning, Levity and League Business
At the LWVWI’s 2015 Annual Meeting, League members from around the state will explore what we can do to build a healthy environment and a strong economy for the benefit of all. The meeting will take place in Ashland at the Best Western Hotel Chequamegon on June 5-7.
The program will open Friday evening with our second Zabelle Malkasian Lecture, made possible through a generous gift from Bill Malkasian in memory of his mother, who was an active member of LWV Milwaukee County. Presenter Jody Knauss serves as a policy analyst with the
Center for Media and Democracy, a national investigative research and reporting group based in Madison, and will address the timely and important topic of economic inequality.
Saturday morning will feature a presentation titled “The Distribution and Environmental Effects of Mining Activity in Wisconsin” by Dawn White and Esteban Chiriboga, who are with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Immediately after their program, experts with meeting host LWV-Ashland-Bayfield Counties will treat us to a fund- raising workshop for local Leagues.
Also on Saturday, our annual awards luncheon will celebrate winners of the 2015 Meg McLane Award for Advocacy and our new Membership & Leadership Development Award. Delegates will attend breakout sessions on issues and organizational matters after lunch, and our business meeting will update positions, elect leaders, adopt a budget and select our program focus for the coming League year.
Last but not least, we have arranged for Tom Fitz, Professor of Geoscience at Northland College, to lead a tour of the proposed mining site in the Penokee Hills for anyone who stays on Sunday and wishes to participate.
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