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Community Development

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Bloomingdale Village Hall Board Room
See details under "In the News"
 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
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In The News

Your Voice and the Character of
Your Community 

 

Our November meeting promises to be great. We will have a community development presentation from Peter Scalera, Village of Bloomingdale Administrator and /or Sean Gascoigne, Village of Bloomingdale Community / Economic Development Director on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 PM at the Bloomingdale Village Hall Board Room located at 201 S. Bloomingdale Road in Bloomingdale.

 

We will learn how to effectively influence the development of our communities and participate in a discussion of:

  • How communities can influence land use
  • The role of citizens when a new development is being considered for the community
  • The processes a developer needs to go through to get a project approved
  • The workings of Planning & Zoning commissions

This League event is free and open to the public --- so please bring a friend.  Click HERE for additional info.

League Statement on Charlottesville

 
Washington, DC – League of Women Voters president Chris Carson issued the following statement following the horrific acts by white supremacists in Virginia this weekend:"Yesterday the world watched in horror as white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia. There is no place for hatred and violence in our democracy and all leaders must condemn these acts of domestic terrorism. We must send a strong message that while the freedom of speech and the freedom of assembly are some of our most cherished rights and must be protected, those rights do not extend to what we witnessed yesterday. The League of Women Voters stands in solidarity with the victims of violence in Charlottesville and against white supremacism."
 Contact: Sarah Courtney | 202-263-1332 | scourtney@lwv.org
 
 
The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. The League does work to influence public policy through citizen education and advocacy. The State League signed on as a sponsor of the Women's March in Chicago in conjunction with the National League's support of these marches.
 
Silence is often mistaken for acquiescence. So many issues are uncertain at this time. We want to make our voices heard.   
 

 

Recent Events

October 3

The League of Women Voters explored the Return of Civic Education to Illinois High Schools and what it means to the Lake Park Community with a panel of experts that included Barb Laimins of the McCormick Foundation, Darlene Ruscitti, Superintendent of DuPage County Schools and Lake Park HS educators, Don Fulmer and Gina Mayo. Also discussed was Lake Park's recent recertification as a Democracy School. This event was co-sponsored by Citizens Advocacy Center. For the Lake Park High School presentation, click HERE. Laimins Ruscietti Mayo Fulmer

September12 

LWVRB held our annual Kickoff Meeting and Winetasting at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. Guest speaker was Alex Niemczewski, CEO of BallotReady, an award winning non-partisan online voter guide for every race and referendum on the ballot. BallotReady strives to help create a more informed electorate.

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April 11

The League of Women Voters of Roselle/Bloomingdale hosted a discussion on "The Larger Role of Our Community Gardens: Feed the Soul While Feeding the Hungry." The program included presentations by Joyce Basel of the Bloomingdale Garden Club and Joe Potts, Director of Parks and Planning at BPDon the community garden concept and on the history of the Giving Garden at Bloomingdale Park District's Springfield Park. Vicki Johnson, Community Food Pantry Administrator, Roselle United Methodist Church, continued with a talk on the prevalence of hunger in our local community and the various sources of donations they collect, including an incredible amount of fresh produce donated by the Roselle Garden Club who maintain one of the plots in Bloomingdale. District 12 PTO Learning Garden Sponsor, Bonnie Reimer completed the evening by sharing plans for the creation of outdoor learning opportunities in D12 beginning with the building of raised garden beds (one for each grade level) at Spring Hills School.

March 5th 

Candidate Forum held at Lake Park East Auditorium, included candidates for Roselle Village Mayor and Trustee; Bloomingdale Township Clerk, Supervisor and Trustee; as well as School Board Trustee for District 108. Approximately 100 people attended over the course of the afternoon. Candidates answered moderated questions submitted by the audience. The Consolidated Election is April 4. Early voting begins March 20. 

 

march 5 candidate forum 

Membership

Joining the LWVRB is Easy.  Please complete and return the LWV-RB Membership Form.

To be a voting member, you must be 16 year of age. 

To ask questions about membership contact our Membership Chair at (630) 283-2894 or email info@lwvrb.org

Join Us!

Do you want to...

  • Energize your community about the importance of citizen engagement?
  • Explore the state of our political system?
  • Elevate the power of collaboration to strengthen the  vote and our citizen voices?
  • Show your dedication to protecting our democracy?

Then the League is for you. Men can join too. 

Please contact us at (630) 283-2894 or info@lwvrb.org

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