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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Website Updated: 03/19/2019. Click here to learn how to view the latest update.

GREAT DECISIONS -- EIGHT WEEK SERIES OF DISCUSSIONS ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

Meet at the Winnetka Public Library either Mondays, January 28-March 18 at 12:30 PM or Wednesdays, January 30-March 20, at 7:30 PM, for America's largest discussion program on world affairs. A briefing book published by the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association, providing a short informative article on each topic, is available on loan from the Northfield and Winnetka public libraries or for purchase from Joan Fragen (joanfragen@gmail.com, 847 446-0184) or Eleanor Prince (eprince03@gmail.com, 847 251-4339).

Read the book, watch the 20 minute Reuters video with the group and then join in the discussion. Attend one session or all eight. Topics for the year are:
Refugees and Global Immigration. January 28 & 30;
The Middle East: Regional Disorder, February 4 & 6;
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future, February 11 & 13;
The Rise of Populism in Europe, February 18 & 20;
Decoding U. S.-China Trade, February 25 & 27;
Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics, March 4 & 6;
The United States and Mexico Partnership tested, March 11 & 13;
State of the State Department and Diplomacy, March 18 & 20.

Wiinetka District 36 Referendum--YES

The League consensus position is in favor of the referendum passing, therefore urging a YES vote on April 2nd.

Board Meetings - All Members Welcome

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5/6
6/3

During the year: We will meet in the community room at the Winnetka Park District, 540 Hibbard Road, as we have in previous years. Members should gather at 9:15, and the meetings will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. The meetings will be in the morning unless otherwise noted. We strongly encourage you to come, particularly if you have an issue or interest that you would like us to pursue.

Calendar for 2019

Below is a link to the 2019 calendar. This information was correct when posted in January 2019 but will change over time so check for current information.

Click here for the calendar.

League Observers

GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR VILLAGE

BECOME A WNK LEAGUE OBSERVER

Find out about your village schools, library or other board whose work appeals to you. Learn about the issues that board is dealing with in its meetings and get that information to our League. Job requires an evening or two a month plus a brief monthly summary of that board's major activities. An opportunity to know more about where we live! Observers are needed for the following village boards:
Village Board of Trustees: Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth
Schools: Winnetka District #36; Northfield District #29, Avoca District #37; Kenilworth District #38
Library: Winnetka-Northfield; Kenilworth
Parks: Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth Park Districts

For more information, call or email Pat Balsamo, 847.446.2785 or pmr5ed@aol.com

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