Submitted by the League of Women Voters of Lake Forest-Lake Bluff:
What could possibly appeal to women to get involved in government? Get the inside scoop at our annual kick-off event on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. State Senator Susan Garrett is hosting the informal reception at her home. There is limited space, so reservations are required. Call Mary for information or reservations at 847-295-1494 by Thursday, September 27.
While women are 51% of the population, the percentage serving in government at all levels is far smaller. Come hear four brave women who have tackled the challenges and thrived! Susan Garrett, Democrat, State Senator; Roycealee Wood, Republican, Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools; Peg Determan, Secretary of the nonpartisan Lake Forest Caucus, and Carol Russ Gilbert, member of the nonpartisan Lake Bluff Architectural Board of Review, will reveal their inspirations and rewards. Hear about their first-hand experiences. They will not hold back!
Many of our League members have held elected or appointed office. After the speakers’ brief presentations, there will be plenty of time to network and chat with many of our other members who have served. We have not had a U.S. President, Congresswomen, or Governor yet from our League, but just about every other position. Maybe you will be inspired to serve!
Let’s start off the year with some fun, before the serious work of candidate forums and public policy programs begin. Wine and refreshments will be served.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan, political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. For more information, please visit our website www.lwv-lflb.org We welcome men and women of all ages to become members. With more than 91 years of experience and 800 local and state affiliates, the League is one of America’s most trusted grassroots organizations.