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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!