Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Suffrage and The League of Women Voters

We hope you enjoy mementos of our Centennial Year programs and events. 

Members and guests sign in.

Members brought tasty treats.

Guests and members socialize prior to our program.

League members Sheila Garrity, Pam Knudtson, and Chris Haskell (l-r)

League member Maureen Kinney in the Hixon rose arbor.

Mayor Tim Kabat presents past League President Deb Lutjen the City of La Crosse proclamation honoring the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the LWV.

League member Rep. Jill Billings presents past League President Deb Lutjen the State of Wisconsin proclamation honoring the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment and the founding of the LWV.

League member Pam Thiel shares early suffragist history through the persona of Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters.

Sara Slayton portrayed Carroll McCarty Gundersen, sharing stories of Carroll's years in League leadership at the local. state, and national level.

Terry Visger (l) and Sara Slayton (r) portrayed Alice Hixon and Carroll McCarty Gundersen, earlier leaders of LWVLA.

Lifetime League members of 50+ years: (Back, l-r) Sharon Imes, Shirley Haas, Monica Lazere, Marilyn McElligott. (Front, l-r) Signe Schroeder, Rachel Gundersen, Carol Gundersen.

Longtime League friends.

Forward! League members Anita Evans, Margaret Larson, and Nancy Hill.

Allyson Fergot, member of the Central High School Feminist Club, with June Kjome, LWVLA member who will celebrate her 100th birthday with the LWV this year.

Sheila and Margaret with June.

Carol Gundersen, Judith Strand, Margaret Larson. (l-r)

Rep. Jill Billings in the colors of American suffragists. Jill participated in the state celebration of Wisoconsin's ratification of the 19th Amendment.

On June 10, 2019, we kicked off our Centennial Year with a garden social to commemorate Wisconsin's ratification of the 19th Amendment--on the same date in 1919. Click on each picture for a larger version with a caption. Thank you to Larry Lebiecki for the wonderful photos.

February 19

LWV Informal Social

6:00 - 7:00 PM

Fayze's, 4th Street

All LWV members and their guests are invited. Beverages and food will be available for purchase. Just ask the waitstaff.

RSVP by 2/15 with the number attending to


  • Bring your calendars! Our centennial planning committee will highlight our plans to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and founding of the League of Women Voters beginning in June.

  • We will also have information about how you can get involved in the "Vote Yes" campaign for the Fair Maps referendum on April 2.

  • Special Guest: Carrie Chapman Catt

  • In March 1919, Wisconsin born Carrie Chapman Catt proposed to transform the National Woman Suffrage Association into the League of Women Voters.

League of Women Voters 

of the La Crosse Area

P.O. Box 363

La Crosse, WI




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Last revised: October 31, 2018 08:00 CST.

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