The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League of Women Voters is pleased to welcome Willow Wetherall as the speaker for our next Lunch with the League event on Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Chocolate Café in downtown South Bend from 12:00 + 1:00 PM. Ms. Wetherall is the Director of Community Engagement for the Renaissance District of South Bend and Executive Director of Ignite Michiana and will be speaking about "The Renaissance District: Purpose in Motion." This event is free and open to the public. Attendees may arrive early to purchase lunch.
Willow Wetherall is an economic and community development specialist with eight years of experience working on large-scale development projects, downtown revitalization, and creative placemaking. She directs community engagement efforts for the Studebaker Redevelopment Initiative in the Renaissance District. This project is transforming 1.2 million square feet of historic manufacturing space into the Midwest's largest mixed-use technology campus.
Willow is also the executive director of Ignite Michiana and produces events to promote South Bend revitalization. Since 2012, she has produced or facilitated over 75 unique events engaging 25,000+ people, and generating over $200,000 in revenue for local businesses and non-profits. Willow lives in South Bend, Indiana. She received her B.A. at University of Maine-Orono in International Affairs/Anthropology and Women's Studies. In 2004, she earned her M.A. in International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame.
October 13, 12:00 noon
South Bend Chocolate Cafe
122 N. Michigan St., South Bend
This annual exhibit features the work of The Michiana Women's Leaders Project, which is filling a void by creating an oral history of women in our community. For this reason, the exhibit highlights both women whose leadership is widely recognized and those who have led quietly behind the scenes, perhaps not known by the community at large.
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First Unitarian Church of South Bend 801 E. Washington St.
October 25 - 6:00-8:00pm
Elizabeth Bennion - Director of Voter Services and Education and League Spokesperson
Nancy Johnson - Director of Voter Registration
Judy Bradford - Director of Administration
Marti Heline - Secretary
Glenda Rae Hernandez - Treasurer
Overseen by Judy Bradford, Director of Administration
Finance - Glenda Rae Hernandez
Fundraising - Sheila Niezgodski
Events - Jill Tulchinsky
Membership - Judy Bradford, Marti Heline
Program - Kate Williams
Correspondence - Jill Tulchinsky
Historian - Terri Russ
Newsletter* - Lisa Scroggins
Publicity-Website-Social Media* - Jenni Faulkner-Jones, Chair
Geri Pawelski - Web and Social Media Editor
Overseen by Elizabeth Bennion, Director of Voter Services and Education
Vote 411- Elizabeth Bennion
Debates & Forums - Elizabeth Bennion
Lunch with the League -Pam Wycliff
Citizen's Guide - Judy Bradford
Celebrating Michiana Women - Terri Russ, Jill Tulchinsky, Geri Pawelski
Environment - Lisa Harris
Publicity-Website-Social Media* - Jenni Faulkner-Jones
Newsletter* - Lisa Scroggins
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Print copies are available at library branches.
Indiana General Assembly
Indiana Senate Members: 800-382-9467
Indiana House Members: 800-382-9841
United States Congress
Senator Joe Donnelly
Washington, DC Office: 202-224-4814
South Bend Office: 574-288-2780
Email and Other: http://www.donnelly.senate.gov/contact
Senator Todd Young
Washington, DC Office: 202-224-5623
Representative Jackie Walorski
Washington, DC Office: 202-225-3915
Mishawaka Office: 574-204-2645
Email and Other: http://www.walorski.house.gov/contact
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The League of Women Voters is pleased to welcome Paige Risser as the speaker for our next Lunch with the League event on Friday, August 11th at the Chocolate Café in downtown South Bend from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
Paige Risser is the Director of Communications for the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and will speak on "Pokagon Connections, Past and Present." Paige will also discuss the Pokagon Band's tribal sovereignty, history, culture, government structure, and community and economic development. There will be time to ask questions after Paige's talk.
Paige has lived in 5 countries, but has called Indiana her home since 1983. She has worked for the Indiana House of Representatives, a congressional campaign, and the American Red Cross. She volunteered for the Peace Corps in South America and worked at the Peace Corps Headquarters in the US. The Pokagon Band hired her in 2010 to work on communications with Pokagon citizens and community partners.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to arrive early to purchase lunch before the talk.
South Bend Chocolate Cafe 122 S. Michigan, South Bend 12:00 Noon