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Program Planning Breakfast
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:
This League event is free and open to the public --- so please bring a friend. Click HERE for additional info.
League Statement on Charlottesville
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.
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.
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 BPD, on 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.
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.