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Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, August 23, 2007
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, September 10, 2007
12 PM TO 2PM
Alpena Community College, Center 107D
666 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Unit Meeting. LWV-US Immigration Study, Part 1.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, October 8, 2007
11:45am-1:45pm
Alpena Community College, 107D
666 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Unit Meeting. Information on the Michigan State LWV Local Governance Study will be presented. Background information is available on the State website at Local Governance Study
Monday, October 22, 2007
7-9pm
Alpena Community College, Granum Theater
666 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Candidate's Forum. Candidates for Alpena Mayor, City Council and Alpena Board of Education will make statements and answer questions from the audience. Information will be presented on ballot proposals.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, November 12, 2007
7 PM TO 9 PM
Alpena Community College
666 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Unit Meeting. Immigration Study, Part 2
Thursday, November 29, 2007
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, December 3, 2007
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Jepetto's Restaurant
313 N. Second Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
Holiday Dinner Meeting. Guest Speaker will be Brent Holcomb, new Superintendent of the Alpena Public Schools.
Monday, January 14, 2008
12 PM TO 2PM
Alpena Community College Unit Meeting. Immigration Study Consensus: we will be discussing the consensus questions on the National LWV Immigration study so we can report our findings to National.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, January 28, 2008
7-9 PM
Alpena County Annex Local Governance Forum. A panel of area officials from the County, Townships and City will discuss the questions raised in the Michigan LWV Local Governance Study, and will take questions from the audience. Topics include non-partisan elections for the County, possible shifting of positions from elected to appointed, and regional cooperation on services such as safety and water.
Monday, February 11, 2008
12 PM TO 2PM
Alpena Community College Local Governance Study Consensus and National Program Planning. We will be discussing the consensus questions on the State Local Governance Study, and also developing our local input into the Program Planning for the LWV National Convention in June.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, March 10, 2008
12 PM TO 2PM
Alpena Community College
666 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Updates on Community Topics. Updates on the Maritime Heritage Center, NRTH (Negwegon, Rockport and Thompson's Harbor) and a new computer recycling center will be the topics at Monday's League of Women Voters meeting.

Cathy Green, NOAA Education Director, will present what's happening behind closed doors at the Maritime Heritage Center.

Sue Maxwell, our league representative, will give us an update on plans for the undeveloped parks Negwegon, Rockport and Thompson's Harbor.

Pat Leahy, Project Manager, will describe the services and operations of Computer Technology Recycling, a new non-profit computer recycling store.

Thursday, March 27, 2008
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Annual Meeting
Jeppetto's Restaurant Annual Meeting. Election of officers, review annual reports and budgets. Celebrate our achievements!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting.
Monday, May 12, 2008
12 PM TO 2PM
Alpena Community College Keeping Alpena Green (Air, Water and Soil Quality). A three-part meeting on environmental concerns presented by the Lake and Riverfront Development Committee. Janice Adams from the DEQ, will present an air and water quality study. Aaron Woldt of the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service will discuss invasive species. Bill Freese of HEAL will discuss local air, water and soil concerns.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
3:30 to 5:30 pm
Alpena Community College Board Meeting. NOTE CHANGE IN MEETING DAY TO WEDNESDAY!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
3:30 - 7pm
Nethercut House Board Workshop. Long Term Planning and Calendar Setting
Friday, June 13, 2008
 
Portland, OR League of Women Voters National Convention.
Monday, July 7, 2008
 
Alpena County Last Day to Register. to be eligible to vote in the August 5 primary.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
7pm
Alcona County Senior Citizen Center, Lincoln Alcona Candidates Forum. The Alcona Candidates Forum for the primary election will be held on Thursday, July 24 at 7 PM. Candidates invited are those who have primary completion and include--Candidates for Alcona County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, County Road Commissioner, County Commissioner District 1.
Monday, July 28, 2008
7pm
Granum Theater, Alpena Community College Alpena Candidates Forum. The Alpena Candidates Forum for the primary election will be held on Monday, July 28. Candidates invited are those who have primary competition and include Alpena County Board of Commissioners, Michigan House of Representatives, and Circuit Court Judge candidates.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
 
State of Michigan Primary Election.
Monday, August 11, 2008
12-2pm
to be determined Convention Report. Delegate Nancy Hammond will report on the LWV National Convention
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, Room 107D Board meeting.
Monday, September 15, 2008
11am-1pm
Alpena Community College, CTR 106 Sustainability. Join us to view and discuss a lively video about the interaction of human society and the environment; is our current way of life sustainable? Ken Dully will give an overview of the book, "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle." We will also review State and National League positions on related environmental issues, and talk about environmental priorities for our local League.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, Room 107D Board meeting.
Monday, October 13, 2008
7-9pm
Granum Theatre, Alpena Community College Candidates Forum. Candidates for the following positions will give statements and answer questions from the audience:
Circuit Court Judge
Alpena Co. Prosecutor
Alpena Twp Supervisor
Alpena Co. Commissioners (Dist #3 and #5)
Voter guides for the November Election will be available.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
7-9pm
Stillion Conference Room (2nd Floor)
Alpena County Library
Candidates Forum. Candidates for the following positions will give statements and answer questions from the audience:
1st District U.S. Representative
106th State Representative
State Ballot Proposals will be reviewed. Voter guides for the November Election will be available.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, Room 107D Board meeting. note: date is one week later than usual
Monday, November 10, 2008
7-9pm
TBA Local Government Panel. Representatives of Local Government units will discuss issues related to "Sustainability" and respond to questions from the audience on that topic and others.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, Room 107 D Board meeting. Note: Meeting is one week earlier than usual!
Monday, December 8, 2008
5:30 p.m.
Alpena County Library Holiday Dinner Meeting. A chance to enjoy good conversation, and hear from the new Library Director, Eric Magness-Eubank. We will be collecting childrens books for the Library's "Blizzard of Books."
Monday, January 12, 2009
12-2pm
Alpena Community College LWV Program Planning. Annual discussion and review of League postions adopted after study; this year will focus on the state and local level. Proposals for new studies are invited!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting. Note: Meeting is actually the right week!
Monday, February 9, 2009
10 am
Alpena County Court House
720 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Sunshine week!. We are celebrating Sunshine week a little early - but we all are ready for some sunshine, right? Join us to tour the Alpena County government offices, and for lunch afterwards if you have the time.

Sunshine Week is about the public's right to know what its government is doing, and why. Sunshine Week seeks to enlighten and empower people to play an active role in their government at all levels, and to give them access to information that makes their lives better and their communities stronger.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting. Note: Meeting is actually the right week!
Monday, March 9, 2009
7-9pm
Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center
500 W. Fletcher St
Invaders on our Shores. Information about new invasive species threats to the Lake Huron shoreline, and what can be done to combat them, presented by staff from Huron Pines, a non-profit conservation organization serving NE Michigan. Please join us for this timely presentation as we look forward to the summer season ahead.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Monday, April 20, 2009
5:30 pm
Alpena Golf Club ANNUAL MEETING DINNER. Join us to celebrate a year of accomplishment, select officers and program for the next year, and enjoy each other's company - visitors and spouses welcome! Lee Shirey of Target Alpena will bring us up to date on their plans.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
3:30-5:30pm
ACC, 107 D Board meeting.
Monday, May 11, 2009
12-2pm
19th Hole Restaurant LWV of Michigan Issues. Our delegates to State convention, Sue Lawson and Pauline Buchner, need your opinions on League issues- Election administration, Campaign finance & enforcement, Term limits
Friday, May 15, 2009
 
Lansing, MI LWV of Michigan Convention.
Monday, June 8, 2009
11:30am
Alpena County Library LWV of Michigan Convention Report. Our delegates to State convention, Sue Lawson and Pauline Buchner, will be reporting on issues and ideas from convention. Learn about upcoming changes in our election process. Lunch served at 11:30, meeting begins at noon.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
3:30pm
Nethercut home Board workshop. Planning for the 2009-2010 year
Thursday, June 18, 2009
1-4pm
Alpena Community College Gym "My Favorite Things" ALL program. See newsletter for more information
Monday, September 14, 2009
7:30-9:30pm
Granum Theater
Alpena Community College
U.S. Census - Stand up and be counted!. Our speaker is Brian White, Partnership Specialist with the Detroit US Census office. Learn about the importance of the Census to our area and our state! Results impact our representation in Congress as well as distribution of federal funds and availability of grants.
Friday, September 18, 2009
12pm
19th Hole Restaurant
1081 US 23 N
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch and Conversation. NEW - a chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch once a month, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback on programs, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
7-9pm
Alpena Co. Library
211 N 1st Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
Candidates Forum. A chance to hear from and question candidates for Alpena City Council, Alpena Board of Education, and Alpena Community County trustees.
Friday, October 16, 2009
12pm
Cabin Creek Coffee Shop Lunch and Conversation. NEW - a chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch once a month, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback on programs, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Monday, November 9, 2009
12-2pm
Alpena Community College,
107 D
Our Health Care System - How It Works (Or Not!). Come and join us for lunch (available at the ACC cafeteria next door) at 11:30 AM, if you would like, and be ready for a discussion about the present health care system at noon. Guest speakers will include a pharmacist, a nurse, an attorney for bankruptcy and a physicians' assistant.
Friday, November 20, 2009
12pm
River Big Boy
Tower room
Lunch and Conversation. NEW - a chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch once a month, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback on programs, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Monday, December 14, 2009
6:30pm
Besser Museum Holiday dinner. A chance for dinner in a special setting with great company; our speaker will be our own Celeste Phillips, director of the Alpena Baby Pantry.
Friday, December 18, 2009
12pm
Holiday Inn Lunch and Conversation. NEW - a chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch once a month, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback on programs, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
7-9pm
Howard Male Rm, Court House Annex
719 W. Chisholm
Know Your Judges. Join us for a panel discussion with our Alpena County judges: Judge Tom LaCross, Circuit judge, children's Division Judge Mike Mack, chief circuit judge Judge Ted Johnson, district judge

Judges Johnson, LaCross, and Mack will explain the responsibilities of the different courts, and answer questions from the audience

Friday, January 15, 2010
12pm
19th Hole Restaurant Lunch and Conversation. NEW - a chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch once a month, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback on programs, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Monday, February 8, 2010
12-2pm
Alpena Community College,
107 D
Most Important Issue - Program Planning for LWV US. Come and join us for lunch (available at the ACC cafeteria next door) and be ready for a discussion about the present health care system at noon. Marie Gilmet-Dully will lead us in a discussion of what issues we will recommend to the National League for study and emphasis in 2010-2012.
Friday, February 19, 2010
12pm
Take 5 Deli, on Chisholm Lunch and Conversation. A chance to have those conversations we never have time to finish at League meetings... join us for lunch monthly, and discuss whatever issues and devopments are on your mind. Give us feedback, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Monday, March 1, 2010-Friday, March 5, 2010
library hours
Alpena Co. Library
211 N 1st Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
"We Can Do It" - Celebration of Women's History Month. We are partnering with the Alpena County Library to celebrate Women's History Month in our community. The film "We Can Do It" about the accomplishments of Michigan Women will be running continuously on the 2nd floor of the library.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
12 noon
Alpena Co. Library, Stillion Conference Room "Iron Jawed Angels" (Women's History Month Event). Story of the fight for voting rights for women is portrayed - bring a lunch if you like.
Monday, March 15, 2010
7 pm
Alpena Co. Library, Stillion Conference Room "Women in the Arts" (Women's History Month Event). Presentation by Karen Magness-Eubank, Ph.D., writer and teacher.
Friday, March 19, 2010
12 noon
Hunan's Chinese Restaurant Lunch and Conversation. A chance to have those conversations we never have time for at League meetings... join us for lunch, and discuss whatever issues and developments are on your mind. Give us feedback, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
7 pm
Alpena Co. Library, Stillion Conference Room "The Women's Suffrage Movement" (Women's History Month Event). Presentation by Janet Smoak, Director of the Jesse Besser Museum
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Monday, May 3, 2010
7 pm
County Court House (large courtroom)
720 W. Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Law Day Forum. Law Day Program, presented in cooperation with the Alpena Bar Association. This program will be in the style of a League forum with audience members submitting questions for panelists on cards to be asked by moderator Janet Smoak. Panelists are:

Karen Bennett (Small Business Law) Keith Wallace (Foreclosure Law) Ed Black (Prosecution) Joel Bauer (Family Law/Divorce) Jeff Mock (Family Law/Juvenile)

Thursday, May 6, 2010
7 pm
Green Township Hall
14621 M 32 West
Lachine,
Proposal for Michigan Constitutional Convention. The League is invited to hear Tim Kuehnlein, ACC instructor, give a presentation to the Intergovernmental Council on the November Ballot issue--a proposal to convene a constitutional convention for the purpose of drafting a general revision of the state constitution. To carpool, call or email Pauline.
Monday, May 10, 2010
5:30 pm
Alpena Golf Club
1135 E. Golf Course Rd.
Alpena, MI 49707
ANNUAL MEETING DINNER. Our speaker will be Doug McCombs, Director of the Department of Human Services and chairperson of the County Coordinating Council for Human Services. We will elect officers and approve a budget, which includes a $5 dues increase.
Friday, May 21, 2010
12 noon
Fresh Palate
109 N. Second Ave, Alpena
Lunch and Conversation. A chance to have those conversations we never have time for at League meetings... join us for lunch, and discuss whatever issues and developments are on your mind. Give us feedback, try out new ideas... enjoy good company!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Friday, June 11, 2010
 
Atlanta, GA LWV National Convention.
Friday, June 18, 2010
12 noon
Island Park, US 23 North. Lunch and Conversation. A chance to have those conversations we never have time for at League meetings... join us for a "brown bag" picnic in Island Park, across from Alpena General Hospital. If it rains, bring your lunch to Vernie Nethercut's home instead.
Monday, June 21, 2010
1pm
19th Hole Restaurant US Convention and Advocacy Training Reports. Janet Smoak will report on an Advocacy Training for League members she attended. Anne Nave has just returned from national convention in Atlanta, GA and will report on her experience at 1PM on Monday, June 21, at the 19th Hole Restaurant . PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
7-9pm
Alpena Community College Local Candidates Forum. Candidates for Alpena County Commissioner in districts with primary contests will answer questions from the audience; ballot proposals on the Aug. 3 ballot will be presented.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
7am-8pm
your local precinct Primary election. on the ballot: candidates for governer, US representative, MI representative and senator, county commissioner, local ballot proposal.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
5-9p.m.
Nethercut home Board Planning Workshop.
Monday, September 13, 2010
3-5pm
home of Florence Stibitz Conversations with League. Join us for refreshments and conversations with prospective members about League activities and plans for the coming election and the year ahead.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Monday, October 11, 2010
7 pm
Granum Theater, Alpena Community College Candidates forum. Candidates for state office will respond to questions from the audience.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
7 pm
Alpena Community College, CTR 114 ALL Presentation on Constitutional Convention. The public is invited to hear ACC Instructor Tim Kuehnlein review Proposal 10­1 that will be on the November 2 general election ballot involving the question of a state constitutional convention for the purpose of revising the State of Michigan's Constitution. The current constitution mandates this question be on the ballot. The presentation is sponsored by A.L.L.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
7 pm
Howard Male Room
Alpena Co. Court House Annex
Candidates Forum. Candidates for Alpena County Commisioner will answer questions from the audience; State Ballot Proposals will be reviewed. The Court House Annex is at 9th and Chisholm.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
4 pm
Alcona Co. Library
Harrisville Branch
WOW (Wonderful Outstanding Women). The Alcona County Library is celebrating woman during the month of November. The lead­in activity will be the film "Iron Jawed Angels" on Thursday, October 28 at 4 pm at the Harrisville Branch. Jean Stewart will give a short introduction. Other activities include a speaker on women in aviation, a self defense class, a book discussion on Louisa Mae Alcott. Call the Alcona Library, 989­ 724­6796, for more information.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
 
your polling place General Election. Don't forget to vote!!!!
Monday, November 8, 2010
12 pm
Alpena Community College, 107D Voting........ join us for a discussion on all kinds of voting--LWV positions on the electoral college, legislation for direct voting, trends in voting and a recap of the November voting. Come early and get your lunch in the ACC café.
Friday, November 19, 2010
12 pm
The Owl Restaurant Lunch Bunch. Join us at a local restaurant for lunch and an informal chance to discuss current events - and anything else!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
3:30-5:30pm
Alpena Community College, 107 D Board meeting.
Monday, December 13, 2010
5 pm (dinner at 6)
Besser Museum Holiday dinner. We'll begin with a social hour at 5 PM, with dinner at 6 PM. Peggy Krajniak, director of Hope House will be our speaker, and members are asked to bring toiletries as gifts for Hope House residents.
Friday, December 17, 2010
12 pm
Holiday Inn Lunch Bunch. Join us at a local restaurant for lunch and an informal chance to discuss current events - and anything else!
Monday, September 12, 2011
5:30 pm
19th Hole League General Meeting.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D LWV Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
10-12am
  Phragmites clean-up.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Noon
Los Cuatro Amigos League Lunch Bunch.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D LWV Board Meeting.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
7:00-9:00 pm
Alpena County Library LWV Candidate Forum. Mayoral candidates, 2 Council positions and ballot proposals reviewed.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
 
  Election Day.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
7 pm
Alpena Community College, Center 114 Redistricting. Tim Kuehnlein, Political Science Instructor at ACC will lead a discussion following a showing of the film Gerrymandering. This program is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D League Board Meeting.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Noon
Holiday Inn League Lunch Bunch.
Monday, December 12, 2011
5 pm (speaker at 5:30)
Alpena Golf Course Holiday Dinner Meeting. Join us for dinner and enjoy learning about Kids Zone from Kellie Poli, a teacher at Lincoln Elementary School.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Noon
J J's League Lunch Bunch.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Noon
Fresh Palate League Lunch Bunch.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Monday, February 6, 2012
5:30pm
19th Hole Restaurant, US 23 North LWVUS Program Planning. Prior to LWV National Convention in early June, each local league has been asked to look at the positions the LWVUS has and discuss any issues for review, providing our input to National. You can read the positions in IMPACT ON ISSUES 2011-2012 which is available on line: Impact on Issues
Friday, February 17, 2012
Noon
John Lau League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Monday, March 5, 2012
7pm
Alpena County Library Privatization Study. The public is invited.

Privatization is the practice of transferring federal, state or local government services, assets or functions to the private sector; pros and cons will be examined.

Friday, March 16, 2012
Noon
Cabin Creek League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012-Friday, June 1, 2012
 
  Youth Voter Registration Drive. Outreach voter registration effort at area high schools and Alpena Community College
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
4:00 pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Monday, April 2, 2012
5p,m.
Fresh Palate
109 N. 2nd Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
Redistricting Study. Information will be presented on the redistricting process in Michigan, and questions from the Michigan LWV will be discussed. For additional information, go to LWV Michigan/studies
Friday, April 20, 2012
Noon
Yacht Club League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, May 7, 2012
5:30pm
Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary Annual Meeting Dinner.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Noon
Baba Rushki's
13018 US 23 South
Ossineke, MI 49766
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
7pm
Granum Theatre, ACC Special City Council Forum. The League sponsored forum for the City Council members Mike Nunneley, Sam Eiler, Shawn Sexton and Mayor Matt Waligora to address the public regarding recent events and the direction of the city.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Noon
Gen-Ar's League Lunch Bunch. National Convention Report by President Marie Gilmet-Dully - all are welcome!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
8am-2pm
First Presbyterian Church, US 23 N 2nd ANNUAL GARAGE SALE. items donated by LWV members, no clothes
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
7pm
Alpena County Library CANDIDATES FORUM FOR PRIMARY ELECTION. Candidates for Alpena County Prosecuting Attorney, Township Supervisors, and County Commissioners will respond to questions from the audience.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Noon
Old Town
503 N. 2nd Ave
Alpena, MI 49707
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, September 17, 2012
7pm
Alpena County Library Getting to Know You. Join us from 7 to ­8:30 PM to meet our new members. In addition, we will be discussing the up­coning fall League activities.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Noon
Los Quatro Amigos
US 23 South
Alpena, MI 49707
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012-Wednesday, September 26, 2012
10am-6pm
In front of Neiman's Groceries, US 23 S, Alpena VOTER REGISTRATION. Our part in a nationwide effort to register voters.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
4:00-5:30pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:30pm
Granum Theatre, ACC Patriocracy Movie & Discussion. PATRIOCRACY is a timely film that seeks to answer the ques­ tions: How bad is it in Washington? Has the political environ­ ment always been this angry, this gridlocked, this broken? And what can we do about it? Discussion led by Tim Kuehnlein and Don Speer. $5 charge (co-sponsored by Assn of Lifelong Learners.)
Thursday, October 18, 2012
7pm
Alpena Twp Civic Bldg
US 23 N
LOCAL CANDIDATES FORUM. Candidates for the contested races for the Alpena County Commissioners (1st,2nd and 5th districts) and the candidates for the Alpena Township Trustees have been invited.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Noon
19th Hole Restaurant
US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
7pm
Granum Theatre, Alpena Community College CANDIDATES FORUM. Candidates for US Senator, US Representative ­­1st District, State Representative­­ 106th District, and Al­pena County Treasurer have been invited.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
4:00-5:30pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
5:30pm
Fresh Palate Restaurant
(Center Building, Downtown Alpena)
MEET LWV MICHIGAN PRESIDENT SUE SMITH. Members can join us for dinner and conversation, before Sue presents information on the state ballot proposals at the library for the community.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
7pm
Alpena County Library STATE BALLOT PROPOSAL FORUM. LWV of Michigan President Sue Smith will present information, including pros and cons, on the state ballot proposals for the Nov. 6 election. Voters will decide 6 proposals, more than any election in the last 30 years. Members and general public welcome!
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
 
your polling place GENERAL ELECTION. VOTE!!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
4:00-5:30pm
ACC, 107D League Leadership Team Meeting.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Noon
John A Lau
N. Second Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, December 21, 2012
Noon
Applebee's
M-32 W.
Alpena, MI 49707
League Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, January 14, 2013
12-1:30p.m.
ACC, Room 107D State Program Planning. We are asked to review the current LWVMI positions and recommend retention, dropping, updating or reopening for study.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
4:00-5:30pm
ACC Leadership Team Meeting.
Friday, January 18, 2013
12p.m.
Cabin Creek Coffee shop Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, February 11, 2013
7pm
Alpena County Library CANDIDATES FORUM. Candidates for the 2 Alpena City Council vacancies will participate.
Friday, February 15, 2013
12p.m.
Olde Owl Tavern & Grille
121 W Chisholm, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
 
  ELECTION DAY - school millage and Alpena City Council. Election of 2 city council members for city of Alpena residents. The school millage election issue is for all Registered voters of the AMA­ESD school district-- Alpena, Alcona, Atlanta and Hillman School Districts.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
4:00-5:30pm
ACC, 107D Leadership Team Meeting.
Friday, March 15, 2013
12p.m.
Black Sheep Pub
113 S 2nd Ave, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, March 18, 2013
6-8pm
Alpena County Library EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN. Education will be the topic when State League President Sue Smith speaks at the Alpena County Library. All community members are welcome to this meeting as we join in discussing the education issues for the state.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
4:00-5:30pm
ACC, 107D Leadership Team Meeting.
Friday, April 19, 2013
12p.m.
Janoor Oasis
2205 US 23 S, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, April 29, 2013
7pm
ACC, Room 106 Intergovernmental Relations and State Revenues. We will learn about Michigan's replacement program for Revenue Sharing called Economic Vitality Incentive Program (EVIP). The new regulation requires intergovernmental cooperation, coordination and even con­solidation as a condition of recapturing 1/3 of revenue sharing dollars.
Monday, May 13, 2013
5:30-7:30pm
Alpena County Library ANNUAL MEETING. Marlo Broad, Special Collections Librarian,will be our speaker; officers will be elected and budget approved. Dinner reservations requested by May 6 - see newsletter.
Friday, May 17, 2013-Sunday, May 19, 2013
 
Lansing, MI LWV State Convention. Program and budget adopted for LWVMI for the next two years; workshops for League members.
Friday, May 17, 2013
12p.m.
Burgies
628 W. Chisholm, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, July 19, 2013
12p.m.
The Portage Restaurant
5462 E. Grand Lake Rd.,
Presque Isle, MI 49777
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, August 16, 2013
12p.m.
John A. Lau Saloon
414 N. 2nd Avenue, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
5-7pm
19th Hole Restaurant Membership Update and Planning. We have lots of ideas for programs and action, but we need your input. Please come and enjoy a meal and join us to hear the ex- citing plans we have for the coming months. Bring a Friend! Order from the menu.
Friday, September 20, 2013
12p.m.
Mountain Bar & Grill
Black River
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
10am-4pm
Alpena Community College
Alpena County Library
Voter Registration. Our League is proud to be a National Voter Registration Day partner. On September 24, we will engage our community and register voters at the following locations:  Alpena County Library, 10 am-4 pm  Alpena Community College, 10 am-4 pm
Friday, October 18, 2013
12p.m.
JJ's Steak & Pizza Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
7-9pm
ACC Granum Theatre The New Health Care. Brett Williams, Mid-Michigan Regional Coordinator for Michigan Consum- ers for Health Care will give an informative power point presentation and answer questions about the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013
12p.m.
Hunan Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
5:30pm
Fresh Palate Restaurant Holiday Gathering. Art in the Loft Coordinator Justin Christiensen-Cooper will speak
Friday, December 20, 2013
12p.m.
Sanctuary Inn Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, January 10, 2014
12p.m.
Cabin Creek Coffee LWV Book Club kick-off. Book to discuss: Deadly Spin by Wendell Potter.
Friday, January 17, 2014
12p.m.
John A. Lau Saloon Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, February 10, 2014
12-1:30pm
CFNEM Conference Room Program Planning LWVUS. Local League guidance to the national LWV in preparation for National Convention.
Friday, February 21, 2014
12p.m.
Burgies Restaurant Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
7-9pm
Fletcher Street Brewery, Alpena Election Laws & How to Run for Office. Any citizen interested in public service, elections and election processes is encouraged to hear the panel of experienced candidates and public officials.
Friday, March 21, 2014
12p.m.
Gen-ARS Restaurant Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
6:30-8:30pm
Alpena County Library
Small Conference Room
LWVUS Agriculture Position Update. Join us to examine US Agriculture Policy and give our input to the National League on changes to this Position, important to rural Michigan!
Friday, April 11, 2014
12pm
Cabin Creek Coffee LWV Book Club. This month's book for discussion is Death and Life of the Great American School System, by Diane Ravitch, just in time for the Education Study meeting.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7-9pm
Fresh Palate LWVMI Education Position Update. Come early and order dinner, then join us to discuss possible changes to the State Education Position; topics include Preschool; Statewide Teacher Evaluation; Schools of Choice; Post-secondary Education for High School Students; and New Forms of Instruction-Technology.
Friday, April 25, 2014
12p.m.
Olde Owl Tavern & Grille Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
5:30-7:30pm
Courtyard Restaurant 50th Annual Meeting Celebration!. Join us to celebrate our 50th year of League of Women Voters in Alpena! Special events, and guests of honor Bill and Diane Speer. Details in Newsletter - RSVP by May 8.
Friday, May 16, 2014
12p.m.
Mandarin Gardens Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, June 6, 2014-Tuesday, June 10, 2014
 
Dallas, Texas LWV-US National Convention. National Convention is an unforgettable experience of democracy in action. Delegate needed!
Friday, June 20, 2014
12p.m.
Loco Burrito
1120 State Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, July 18, 2014
12p.m.
John A Lau Saloon
414 N 2nd Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Monday, July 21, 2014
7-9pm
Alpena Community College, Granum Theater Candidate Forum for August Primary. Candidates invited are those with primary opponents, including U.S. Representative 1st District, Republicans,MI Representative 106th District, Democrats, County Commissioners 3rd, 4th and 8th District Republicans. Ballot proposals will also be covered at this Forum.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9am-3pm
First Presbyterian Church,
1600 W Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Garage Sale!. Annual fundraiser for League activities; drop off contributions beginning on Wed., July 23, from 9 AM to 3 PM. No clothing. Items need to be priced.
Friday, August 1, 2014
11:30am
Cabin Creek Coffee LWV Book Club. This month's book for discussion is Elizabeth Warren's new book "A Fighting Chance." Join us whether you have read the book or not!
Friday, August 15, 2014
12p.m.
Sand Bar & Grill
9027 W. Long Lake Rd
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, September 19, 2014
12p.m.
Portage Restaurant
Presque Isle
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, October 17, 2014
12p.m.
Hunan Restaurant
Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
6-9pm
Alpena County George M Fletcher Library Candidate Forum for November 4 Election. The following candidates have been invited to the forum --- Representatives of U.S. Congress, District 1; State Senators, District 36; State Representatives, District 106; Alpena County Commissioners; Alpena Township Trustees; ACC Board of Trustees; Alpena Public School Board Members
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
  November General Election. Visit Vote411 to find your polling place and candidate information
Friday, November 14, 2014
11:30am
Cabin Creek Coffee LWV Book Club. The book to discuss: A Kind and Just Parent: the Children of Juvenile Court by Bill Ayers, a teacher in Chicago's Juvenile Court prison. Order your lunch and join us for a great book discussion, whether you have read the book or not!
Friday, November 21, 2014
12p.m.
JJ's Steak and Pizza
Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, December 19, 2014
12p.m.
JJ's Steak and Pizza
Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
1:30-3pm
Madeline Briggs Room, Alpena Community College
(to the west of the Main Campus on the South Side of Johnson St.--where many of ALL classes are held)
"Iron Jawed Angels" in honor of Women's History Month. Enjoy a shortened version of this film along with a short discussion led by Mary Ann Crawford, one of our newest members!
Friday, March 20, 2015
12p.m.
John A Lau Saloon
414 N Second Ave, Alpena
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12pm
ACC, Center 106 (across from Granum Theatre) "Early Educators in Alpena". In honor of Women's History Month, LWV and Delta Kappa Gamma will present this program which is open to the community. Marlo Broad, Alpena Library Special Collections, will speak on Early Educators in Alpena. Jane Melville will tell us about teaching at Bolton School and Midge Connon will give the History of one-room schools in the US. Julie Kowalski and Bev Bodem will talk about attending a one-room school. Come early and buy your lunch in the Lumberjack Cafe and bring it to C-106.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
 
  Ballot proposal Informational Meeting. Non-partisan information will be presented regarding the State ballot Proposal to raise sales tax in order to fund road repairs.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
9am-3pm
First Presbyterian Church
1600 W Chisholm St
Alpena, MI 49707
5th Annual Rummage Sale. No Clothing; Clean items donated by LWV members and friends
Monday, September 21, 2015
6:30-8:30pm
Loco Burrito Restaurant Membership meeting. For anyone interested in learning more about LWV
Monday, November 16, 2015
7PM
Alpena County Library GERRYMANDERING/REDISTRICTING. GERRYMANDERING/REDISTRICTING TO BE LWV TOPIC

Gerrymandering/redistricting, a call for reform, will be the topic at the November 16 public town hall sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alpena County and Alpena Lifelong Learners (ALL). Donna Hornberger, Michigan LWV board member, will present information on redistricting. The public is encouraged to attend this important presentation. There is no charge.

Redistricting is an important current issue because of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. Gerrymandering/redistricting changes are urged by some in Michigan, where district voting lines are drawn by whichever party is in power. For more information, go to lwvmi.org/issues/redistricting.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
5:30pm
Besser Museum, Alpena Holiday Gathering. 5:30 PM, Social Time 6 PM Dinner & Planetarium Show We will be accepting donations for Sunrise Mission. Make your reservations by Monday, Dec. 7
Friday, December 18, 2015
12p.m.
Jimmy Chen's Hunan
1283 M-32 West
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome!
Friday, January 15, 2016
12p.m.
Mango's Restaurant Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome! Book Club will meet at 11a.m., also at Mango's.
Monday, January 25, 2016
5pm
Fresh Palate Restaurant Money and Politics Consensus. 5 PM Dinner 6 PM Consensus Meeting on LWV National Study
Monday, February 15, 2016
11am-1pm
Community Foundation of NE Michigan
100 N Ripley
Alpena, MI 49707
League of Women Voters National Positions. Local LWV members will discuss their input to the national organization for the next 2 years; topics will include In what way can the League best empower citizens to shape a better nation and communities during the next two years? What do our communities and nation need from the League right now? Bring a brown bag lunch!
Friday, February 19, 2016
12p.m.
J'J's Steak & Pizza House
411 N. 2nd Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome! Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a lively discussion.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
 
  Presidential Primary Election.
Friday, March 18, 2016
12p.m.
Austin Brothers Beer Co.
821 W. Miller St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome! Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a lively discussion.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
2pm
Alpena County Library Screening of the movie "Suffragette". Join the LWV and the Library to celebrate Women's History Month. You are invited to view the movie "Suffragette." Mary Ann Crawford will lead the discussion and give some background. The movie is a powerful drama about the women who fought for equality in early 20th Century Britain.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
6:30-8:30pm
Alpena County Library Candidate Forum for August Primary. Candidates for the 1st Congressional District and for Alpena Township offices will give statements and respond to written questions from the audience.
Friday, July 15, 2016
12p.m.
Chee Ping Restaurant
1237 US 23 North
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Bunch. no formal topic - all are welcome! Join us every 3rd Friday of the month for a lively discussion.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
7-8:30pm
Alpena County Library Candidate Forum for August Primary. Candidates for Representative for Michigan House 106th District will give statements and respond to written questions from the audience.
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
7am-8pm
  Primary Election. You may VOTE in ONLY ONE PARTY'S PRIMARY - either Republican or Democratic - for ALL Partisan Offices on the ballot.
Friday, August 19, 2016
12pm
Alpena County Library Special Lunch Bunch LWVUS Convention Report. Bring your own lunch and join us for a Convention Report from Trina Borenstein & Dottie Haase. We will provide beverages and cookies. We hope you can stay a bit later so you can see a power point of the activities at LWV convention in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7 PM
Alpena County Public Library
211 N. 1st Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Candidate Forum. Candidates who are running for Alpena County Commissioner and Alpena Township Trustees will answer questions at this forum.

Some candidates from the Libertarian Party and the Green Party will be part of these forums.

We need volunteers! Please contact Anne Nave (AnneNave@aol.com; 989-727-3029) to volunteer.

Friday, October 21, 2016
11 AM - 12 PM
Owl Restaurant
121 W Chisholm St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Book Discussion. It Still Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office by Jenifer Lawless is our next selection for our book group.

It is easy to get a used copy from amazon or for a shorter version, browse one of the many articles written on this subject by author Lawless, available on the internet.

Plan to meet at the OWL RESTAURANT at 11 AM for a book discussion before the Oct. 21 Lunch Bunch.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7 PM
Alpena County Public Library
211 N. 1st Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Candidate Forum. Beginning at 7 PM, candidates who are running for the US First Congressional District Representative position, the Michigan 106 House Representative position, and Alpena Township Supervisor position will answer questions at this forum.

Some candidates from the Libertarian Party and the Green Party will be part of these forums.

We need volunteers! Please contact Anne Nave (AnneNave@aol.com; 989-727-3029) to volunteer.

Friday, November 18, 2016
12-1pm
Fresh Palate
Nucleus Sports Bar
109 N. 2nd Ave.
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Brunch. Join League members for lunch and talk on the third Friday of each month. We get together at a different restaurant each month.

All are welcome. Join us at 12 noon!

Monday, November 28, 2016
3:15-5:15pm
Alpena Community College
Alpena, MI 49707
Alpena County League of Women Voter Leadership Team Meeting.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7-8:30pm
Alpena County Library
Alpena, MI 49707
Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative: Place-Based Stewardship Education meets Great Lakes Literacy and E-STEM Opportunity. Come learn more about the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (NEMIGLSI) network! This network connects students and teachers across northeast Michigan with community partners to complete hands-on, place-based stewardship projects. Promoting Great Lakes Literacy while applying environmental-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), these students make a difference in their local community while applying classroom learning goals. From mapping the biodiversity in our state parks and Lake Huron to researching plastic pollution in Thunder Bay, there will be much to discuss during this informative panel featuring different community partners, including the League of Women Voter's new member, Meaghan Gass.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
5:30-7pm
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
Alpena, MI 49707
Holiday Meeting. All League members and guests are invited to our holiday dinner at the Besser Museum on Tuesday, December 13. The social hour will begin at 5:30 pm and the dinner will be served at 6 pm.

Our guest speaker will be the new Superintendent of the Alpena Public Schools, Dr. John VanWagoner. Join us for dinner, remarks from the Alpena Public Schools Superintendent and a look around at the Christmas Tree exhibit which will include a tree decorated by our League.

Friday, December 16, 2016
12-1pm
Austin Brothers Beer Company
821 W. Miller St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Brunch. Join League members for lunch and talk on the third Friday of each month. We get together at a different restaurant each month.

All are welcome. Join us at 12 noon!

Friday, January 20, 2017
12-1pm
CW's Sanctuary Inn
1000 US Highway 23 N
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Brunch. Join League members for lunch and talk on the third Friday of each month. We get together at a different restaurant each month.

All are welcome. Join us at 12 noon!

Monday, January 23, 2017
3:15-5:15pm
Alpena Community College
665 Johnson St.
107 D
Alpena, MI 49707
Alpena County League of Women Voters Leadership Team Meeting.
Monday, January 30, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Alpena County Library
211 N. 1st Avenue
Alpena, MI
49707
MI Government Finance. The Alpena League of Women Voters will present a program about OUR STATE GOVERNMENT FINANCE, Monday, January 30 at 6:30 pm at the Alpena County Library in the large conference room. Trina Borenstein, one of our Board members will present the facts and figures on Taxation and Budgeting in MI. Do you understand Michigan's state revenue sources?

Join the League in an effort to examine state expenditures and look at state/local fiscal relationships.

Become a better advocate for your position because you understand the background of Michigan's taxation system. A new group - The People for Social Justice - have been invited to attend. Please invite interested friends and neighbors.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
12-2pm
As You Wish
104 N. 2nd Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Consensus Meeting. One of the most important jobs we do is come to consensus. We are a grass roots organization and answering the consensus questions is an important part of our job. Please attend our consensus meeting on Tuesday, February 14 from 12 noon to 2p.m. at As You Wish, the charming lunch place in downtown Alpena between the Olivet Book Store and the Blue Phoenix Book store. This lunch place has salads, soups, pizza and the yummiest chocolate yogurt ever! Trina Borenstein is our guide for this consensus and will lead us through the questions and discussion on MI Government Finance. This study builds on the January meeting information. E-mail Trina at trina@guppylake.com and volunteer to join her committee.
Friday, February 17, 2017
12-1pm
Mangos Mexican Cuisine
80 Thunder Bay Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Lunch Brunch. Join League members for lunch and talk on the third Friday of each month. We get together at a different restaurant each month.

All are welcome. Join us at 12 noon!

Monday, February 27, 2017
 
Alpena Community College
665 Johnson St.
Alpena, MI 49707
Alpena County League of Women Voters Leadership Team Meeting.