LWVGC Annual Meeting 2017

Making Democracy Work by Fighting for Fair Districts

(For League members and their guests)

Annual Meeting is a business meeting, but also a social event, with lunch and a speaker to follow the business meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other League members, learn about League activities, and come to understand the organization, principles, and culture that form the basis of League’s mission and action. Feel free to bring guests.

 Saturday, June 3

Schedule: Sign-in – 9:15 am; Business meeting – 9:30 am
Catered lunch – Noon; Speaker – 12:30 pm

Location: Canalway Center at the
Cleveland MetroParks Ohio and Erie Canal Reservation
4524 East 49th Street in Cuyahoga Heights

Lunch fee: $10 per person

RSVP by MAY 26
**For mail-in registration form click here
To register online click here

Speaker:  Rep. Stephanie Howse (D), Ohio House District 11

“Ohio Voting Rights, Women’s Health, and Education issues

A Cleveland native and graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts, Rep. Howse studied civil environmental engineering at Florida A&M University and earned a master’s in environmental studies from Cleveland State University. In 2002, she founded Footprints, a leadership development organization for girls ages 9 to 17. She served on Cleveland City Council from 2008 to 2014. Additionally, she has a long list of distinguished career experiences and contributions to the community. To learn more about Rep. Howse visit her bio page on the Ohio Statehouse website. 


Below are important materials and information for agenda items. Click on items below to open:

Members joining before April 15 of this year will be eligible to vote, but non-voting members are welcome to attend.

Proposed Program for 2017-2018

The 2017-2018 proposed program reflects changes proposed by a program review committee and recommended by members participating in this year’s program planning sessions. Members can access explanations of those changes under “LWVGC Program Review Committee Report, November 2016” on the Member Resources web page.

LWV of Greater Cleveland Program Recommended for Re-adoption for 2017-2018 

Proposed Budgets for 2017-2018 

LWV of Greater Cleveland Proposed 2017-2018 Budget
To be approved by the membership at Annual Meeting

LWV of Greater Cleveland Education Fund Proposed 2017-2018 Budget
To be approved by the 2016-2017 Ed Fund Board at its first meeting

Memo from the Budget Committee
Explains reorganization of the budget and makes recommendations

Respectfully submitted by the Budget Committee: Audrey Morris, chair, and members Mike Baron, Maryann Barnes, Adele Cohn, Janet Kershaw, Jean Seasholtz, and Joanne Siegla. Treasurer Meryl Simon assisted.

Nominating Committee Report 

Slate of officers and directors to be elected for two-year terms (June 2017 to May 2019)

Vice President – Audrey Morris
Secretary – Nancy Dietrich

Roz Peters (area of responsibility, chapter liaison)
Jane Blackie (area of responsibility, outreach)
Becky Thomas (area of responsibility, advocacy)
Michael Baron (area of responsibility, program)

2017 Nominating Committee to be elected:
Chair – Conda Boyd
Members – Holly Wang, Nikki Salupo, and Carol Gibson

Respectfully submitted by the 2017 Nominating Committee: Conda Boyd, chair, and members Paulanita Barker, Patricia Carter, Linda Lissauer, Joanne Siegla, Blanche Valancy, and Kathy Woodbridge.

LWVGC Annual Meeting 2017 booklet