Calendar of Past Events

Overview of Tax Incremental Finance Districts. City of La Crosse Finance Director Wayne Delagrave and City of La Crosse Planning Department Director Larry Kirch will provide an overview of TIFs.

Radisson Hotel

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
11:30 lunch

12:00 program

Date & Time

Place

Description

Thursday, March 6, 2014
5:30 pm

UW-L Centennial Hall, Hall of Nations

International Women's Day Program. International panel of women will present their journey as women in their country of origin and the special challenges they faced. The program is co-sponsored by AAUW, LWV, YWCA, Gundersen Global Partners, UW-L International Student Association and World Services of La Crosse.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
11:30 Lunch 12:00 program

Radisson Hotel

Farm Policy Affecting Farmers, Families and Communities. U.S. Representative Ron Kind or his staff will present information about the Farm Bill and how it affects farmers, families and communities. This program will kick off a series of meetings related to the specific questions formulated by the National LWV Agriculture Study Committee.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
12:00-1:00

South Side Public Library
1307 S 16th Street
La Crosse, WI

Farm Policy Affecting Wisconsin Farmers. This Brown Bag Lunch program will provide an opportunity to continue exploring agriculture issues. Darin Von Ruden, president of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, will provide perspective of how government policy affects Wisconsin farmers.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
12:00 pm

Main Street Library

Food Safety and Food Labeling. A discussion; on agriculture policy relating to food safety and labeling will be led by Dr. Jim Glasser and Dr. Peter Nelson. The study session includes the effects of widespread antibiotic use in farm animals, and the effects of GMO in plant production. The session is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 7, 2014
12:00-1:00

La Crosse South Side Public Library
1307 S 16th Street

Agriculture Policy in Wisconsin. Brad Pfaff is the Wisconsin Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Brad will speak and answer questions about government policy and how it applies to Wisconsin.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
7:00 pm

UW-L Centennial Hall, Hall of Nations

Redistricting and Representative Government. Professor Joe Heim, Tara Johnson, La Crosse County Board Chairman and WI Representative Steve Doyle will participate on a panel moderated by La Crosse Tribune Publisher Rusty Cunningham. The program is free and open to the public.

Monday, April 14, 2014
1:00

Main Street Library

Agriculture Study Consensus Questions. League members participate in answering the Agriculture Consensus Questions.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:30 pm

Main Street Library

LWV Agriculture Consensus Questions. League members will participate in answering the agriculture study consensus questions.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
5:30 pm

Main Street Public Library

LWV Agriculture Consensus Questions. League members are invited to participate in the national LWV Agriculture Study.

Saturday, April 26, 2014
8:30 a.m.

River Jack's Best Western Hotel

Legislative Breakfast. State and national legislators are invited to the breakfast to give an update on issues and to answer questions.

Monday, February 23, 2015
5:00 pm

3rd Floor Conference Room
City Hall
400 La Crosse St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Special Registration Deputy Training. La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke will hold a training session to be able to register La Crosse city residents to vote. Qualified electors must be US citizens, age 18 or older, have lived in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days and have not been disqualified to vote in Wisconsin. Call 608.789.7556 to RSVP.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
5:30 pm

The Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
University of La Crosse
La Crosse, WI, 54601

International Women's Day. Join a coalition of organizations, including the League, in an international celebration of women's achievements. This year's theme is "Make It Happen".

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
11:30am

328 Front Street South
Waterfront Banquet Room
La Crosse, WI

Lunch and Learn: Water Quality.  John Sullivan, retired Water Quality Specialist WI DNR will discuss past and present issues affecting Mississippi River water quality at noon.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:30-11:00 am

Days Inn Hotel and Conference Center
101 Sky Harbour Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Legislative Breakfast.  Meet and ask questions of our area state and national elected representatives. Breakfast Buffet: $11.50 Presentations begin at 9:00 RSVP to Dee Peacock by 3/25/2015 lylep@aol.com

Saturday, March 28, 2015
10:00am

Sparta Cinema 6
Sparta, WI

Special Presentation of the Movie: Iron Jawed Angels.  AAUW, Brighter Tomorrows, Options Clinic and the La Crosse League of Women Voters are sponsoring a special presentation of this award-winning Hillary Swank movie depicting Alice Paul and other women of the 1917 Women's Suffrage movement.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
6:30 pm

League Book Club.   Reading: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality by David Cay Johnston

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
5:30 pm

Viterbo
Nursing Center- Collins Auditorium
916 10th Street South
La Crosse, WI 54601

Redistricting.   Tim Cullen and Dale Schultz will discuss redistricting issues and how this affects the La Crosse area.

Monday, May 18, 2015
5:30 pm

Annual Meeting.   Social begins at 5:30, Dinner at 6, and the meeting will begin around 7:00. There will be updates of all the committees, officer elections, and votes on the bylaws. RSVP to Dee Peacock at: lylep@aol.com or call 608.788.5160.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:30 pm

League Book Club.   Reading "The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People and Communities" by Will Allen. This will the last meeting of the book club until September. We'd like to choose a book that is League related. Any ideas?

Friday, June 5, 2015-Sunday, June 7, 2015

Best Western Hotel Chequamegon, Ashland, WI

2015 Annual Meeting League of Women Voters® of Wisconsin Annual Meeting.  Ensuring a Healthy Environment and a Strong Economy for All

Come for some or all of 3 days of learning, levity and League business.

Lodging: Please make your own lodging reservation. An LWVWI Block Group rate of $100 is available at the Best Western Hotel Chequamegon. Deadline for hotel group rate is Thursday, April 29.

Deadline to register: For meal counts and meeting room set-up, please register by Monday, May 18.

Sunday, August 23, 2015
12-5 pm

Riverside Park
La Crosse, WI

International Society for River Science 4th Biennial Symposium.   Free and open to the public. The ISRS symposium will highlight the physical, natural and socio-eonomic aspects of rivers through exhibits, presentations by international experts, and other events. Opening ceremonies will be at the La Crosse Center, 7 - 8:30 pm and feature National Geographic speaker, Chad Pregracke.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
5 - 7 pm

Weber Center for Performing Arts (upstairs)
428 Front Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Annual League of Women Voters Social.   All current members and interested nonmembers are invited to socialize and celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote. Cash bar and light appetizers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
9:00 am

3rd Floor Conference Room
City Hall
400 La Crosse St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Special Registration Deputy Training.   La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke will hold a training session to be able to register La Crosse city residents to vote. Qualified electors must be US citizens, age 18 or older, have lived in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days and have not been disqualified to vote in Wisconsin. Call 608.789.7556 to RSVP.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
11:30- 1:00 pm

Lunch and Learn: Civics in the Classroom.   Sandra Brauer, Supervisor for the La Crosse School District for Social Studies, will discuss what civics lessons are being taught to young potential voters and what the League can do to promote civic responsibility. The program is free for all. If you choose to have lunch, the cost is $13.00. Please RSVP to Dee Peacock at 7888.5160 or lylep@aol.com by Sept. 3.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
5:30 pm

Voter Services Committee Meeting.   This meeting is open to all members. Discussion will center on voter registration and voter ID.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
6:30 pm

League Book Club.   Come join us to discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" by Michelle Alexander. Law professor Lani Guinier praises this book as "brave and bold" and directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of color blindness. The book club group is friendly and always interesting. All are welcome.

Saturday, October 10, 2015
9-2 pm

Middleton, WI

State Issues Briefing.   Topics will include:A Talk about Climate Change;Surprising Research Findings on Election Laws and Voter Turnout; and Collaborating for Reform (Jay Heck from Common Cause). More details available on the State League website,http://www.lwvwi.org

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
5:30 pm

La Crosse Public Library
800 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

The American Democracy Project.   Jo Amey, PhD, chair of the UWL Dept. of Political Science and Political Administration, will discuss the American Democracy Project (ADP), which is a multi-campus national initiative focused on preparing informed, engaged citizens for our democracy and for our communities.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Dubuque, Iowa

LWV-Upper Mississippi River Region ILO Launch.   This is the first annual meeting of the newly formed LWV-Upper Mississippi River Region ILO. Over 50 local LWVs in our four state region committed to joining. If interested in being a part of this new initiative,email Ellen Rosborough, ellen.rosborough@gmail.com

Sunday, November 8, 2015
4:30 pm

First Congregational Church
2503 Main Street
La Crosse, WI. 54601

Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot.   The LWV of La Crosse is cosponsoring this documentary video on the Civil Rights Movement. A discussion will follow along with information on voter registration in Wisconsin. Public is invited to this free event.

Lunch and Learn: Upper Mississippi Water Quality.   Sheila Harmes is the coordinator of the Whitewater Watershed Organization. She will speak about the water quality of the Upper Mississippi and its tributaries with emphasis on the effect of changing farm management techniques. Program is free, lunch is $13.00. RSVP to Dee Peacock at lylep@aol.com or 788-5160 by Oct. 30.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
11:30 - 1:00pm

Consensus Meeting.   All members are invited to this meeting to discuss and vote on pending Wisconsin LWV issues.

La Crosse Public Library 
800 Main Street 
LA Crosse, WI 54601

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5-7 pm

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
6:30-8:00 pm

LWV Book Club.   Join in the discussion of the new autobiography "The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg." This is book will be released the end of October.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
11:30 am

Money in Politics.   Jay Heck, Common Cause of Wisconsin, will discuss recent legislation and its effect on politics. Program is free, lunch is $13.00. RSVP to Dee Peacock at lylep@aol.com or 788-5160.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
5:15 pm

Faith United Methodist Church
1818 Redfield Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Voter Services Meeting.   Interested in Voting Issues? Want to help get the word out to the public? Voter Services will be very active in 2016 registering voters, educating about voter ID and getting out voters! Your help is welcome.

Thursday, January 7, 2016
5:15 pm

Faith United Methodist Church
1818 Redfield Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Voter Services Meeting.   Interested in Voting Issues? Want to help get the word out to the public? Voter Services will be very active in 2016 registering voters, educating about voter ID and getting out voters! Your help is welcome.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
11:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Voting Registration and Voter ID's.   Ginny Dankmeyer. Program is free, lunch is $13.00. RSVP to Dee Peacock at lylep@aol.com or 788-5160.

LWVUS Consensus Meeting - Money in Politics.   For all La Crosse League members. This meeting is to review and come to a consensus vote on the US League's positions and proposed positions on the topic of Money in Politics.

People's Food Co-Op
Upstairs Conference Room
315 5th Ave. S
La Crosse, WI 54601

Monday, January 18, 2016
5 - 7 pm

Monday, January 18, 2016
7:00 pm

Viterbo University
Fine Arts Center
La Crosse, WI 54601

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   The featured speaker is Sheyann Webb. Ms Webb was the youngest Freedom Fighter at age 9 to attempt the Selma to Montgomery "Bloody Sunday" march. The League will be holding an informational and voter registration event prior to the speaker.

Monday, February 1, 2016
7:00 pm

School District of Holmen Administration
Conference Room
1019 McHugh Road
Holmen, WI 54636

School Board Candidate Forum.   The League will moderate a candidate forum in preparation for the spring elections.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016-Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Various locations
La Crosse, WI

Driftless Conference.   Scientists,Conservationists,Environmentalists and interested public meet to learn and discuss environmental concerns and projects, including water issues.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:30 - 1:00pm

Lunch and Learn: Coulee Region Transportation Study.   COULEE REGION TRANSPORTATION STUDY

Presenters: Andrew Winga, PE, Wis. DOT, SW Region

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is undertaking a comprehensive transportation study in the region in 2015, named the Coulee Region Transportation Study. The purpose of the study is to create a transportation plan that looks to the year 2050 and addresses all modes of transportation over that period. The objective of the study is to provide a plan that not only addresses the reliability, conditions and safety of our roadways, but takes into account the regions land use plans and the environment. The DOT's Coulee Region Transportation Team will present an overview and the study's current status. The team will be available to listen to any concerns and answer any questions after the presentation. This is a great opportunity to find out more about this study, which will have a long-term effect on transportation, land use, and the environment in the Coulee Region.

League Book Club.   Reading: "A Woman's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot" by Mary Walton. Just in time for the League's anniversary, a biography about Alice Paul, a suffragette who was arrested, jailed, and brutalized while in prison for daring to protest in front of the White House. The movie "Iron Jawed Angel" was based on Alice Paul.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Special Registration Deputy Training.   La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke will hold a training session to be able to register La Crosse city residents to vote. Qualified electors must be US citizens, age 18 or older, have lived in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days and have not been disqualified to vote in Wisconsin. Call 608.789.7556 to RSVP.

UW-La Crosse Cartwrite Center
Room 326
UW La Crosse
La Crosse, WI 54601

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
5:00 pm

Special Registration Deputy Training.   La Crosse City Clerk Teri Lehrke will hold a training session to be able to register La Crosse city residents to vote. Qualified electors must be US citizens, age 18 or older, have lived in Wisconsin for at least 28 consecutive days and have not been disqualified to vote in Wisconsin. Call 608.789.7556 to RSVP.

3rd Floor Conference Room
City Hall
400 La Crosse St.
La Crosse, WI 54601

Thursday, February 25, 2016
4:00 pm

Voter Services Meeting.   Interested in Voting Issues? Want to help get the word out to the public? Voter Services will be very active in 2016 registering voters, educating about voter ID and getting out voters! Your help is welcome.

Faith United Methodist Church
1818 Redfield Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Thursday, March 3, 2016
5:15 pm

Climate Action Festival.   Food, music, voter registration (LWV-La Crosse), and more! Hosted by the newly formed Coulee Region Climate Alliance whose goal is to network local and regional groups dealing with climate change, environmental issues and sustainability. For more information go to the website http://www.couleeregionclimatealliance.blogspot.com

First Congregational Church
2503 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Saturday, March 5, 2016
2-5:00pm

International Women's Day.   Celebrate women's achievements and women's rights issues from around the world. Refreshments: 5:00. 5:30 - 6:30: International Panel Presentations. Free parking: Lot C

UW La Crosse
Hall of Nations, Centennial Hall
La Crosse, WI 54601

Thursday, March 10, 2016
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Open Government Traveling Show.   Learn why Wisconsin's Open Records Laws are important to you and for a free press from representatives of the WI Freedom of information Council, the Society of Professional Journalists - Madison, the WI institute for Law and Liberty, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Maciver Institute for Public Policy, WI Democracy Campaign, and the La Crosse Tribune. Free and open to the public.

La Crosse Public Library
800 Main Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
2-3:30 pm

Legislative Breakfast.   Meet and ask questions of our area state/national representatives: Tony Kurtz for Sen. Ron Johnson John Medinger for Sen Tami Baldwin, Sen.Ron Kind, State Assembly Jill Billings, State Assembly Chris Danou, State Sen. Jennifer Shilling.

Days Inn Hotel and Conference
The Greenery
101 Sky Harbor Drive
French Island
La Crosse, WI 54601

Saturday, March 19, 2016
9:00 am

Monday, March 21, 2016
7-8:30pm

District Office
Heider Center Meeting Room
405 E Hamlin St.
West Salem, Wi

West Salem School Board Candidate Forum.   The League will host a school board forum where the public will be able to submit questions to the 6 candidates running for three open seats.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 pm

League Book Club.   Read "The Awakening" by Kate A Chopin. Set in the late 1800's, the novel center's on the struggles and changing roles of women during the industrial revolution and the emerging feminist movement.

Lunch and Learn:Community Policing: Law Enforcement Meets You.   Lt. Patrick Hogan, City of La Crosse Police Department Professional Standard/Community Service Bureau, will discuss the Department's Community Policing Program, how it works, what its benefits are, and how community policing can help keep our local community a safer place. For luncheon reservations contact Dee Peacock: lylep@aol.com

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
111:30 am

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
6:60-8:30pm

Onalaska Public Library
741 Oak Ave. S
Onalaska, WI 54650

Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps - Redistricting. Voters should choose politicians -not the other way around. Today, manipulative politicians use their control over our broken redistricting process to protect their own power. Sachin Chheda, director of the Fair Elections Project, and former State Representative Jeff Smith, will layout the dangers of our present system and the advantages of the non-partisan Iowa system where an advisory commission draws both congressional and state legislative districts, with the state legislature retaining final authority. Iowa legislative maps in 2010 were not subject to litigation, while Wisconsin's maps are still being argued in our courts. We will hear about a transparent, fair and impartial map-drawing process that allows every voter to have an equal say. This event is sponsored by New Directions-3 Rivers, Citizens Action Cooperative Western Wisconsin, Indivisible-WI 03, League of Women's Voters and Fair Elections Project, along with OFA.

Thursday, May 4, 2017
6-8:00pm

La Crosse Public Library
800 Main St. 
La Crosse, WI 54601

Boot Camp: How to Effectively Contact Your Representatives. VLearn how to effectively get your message to your elected representatives and make the impact you want. Brad Paff and a representative from Senator Jennifer Shilling's office will guide you on how to make your voice heard.

For more information contact Barry McKnight at 608.789.7122

Friday, May 5, 2017-Sunday, May 7, 2017
time tbd

Upper Mississippi River Region ILO Annual Meeting. LWV UMRR's Annual Meeting on May 6 will focus on changes in environmental policies and requirements. We will be past the first 120 days of the new administration and will have a good idea of where everything's going. Plan to join us in La Crosse for a look at how all of this will affect the Mississippi! (May 6 from 8:30 to 5 at the Lunda Center, with an optional La Crosse Queen River Boat cruise on May 5 and a free tour of the refurbished Julia Belle Swaine paddlewheeler on May 7 RSVP necessary).

Monday, May 15, 2017
5:30-8:00 pm

The Waterfront Banquet Room
328 Front Street S
La Crosse, WI 
54601

LWV Annual Meeting.  Election of officers and budget approval.


Choice of entree: Classic Pesto Linguini, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, or Canadian Walleye 
All meals include salad, side, and small dessert 


If you plan to pay cash/check/card at the door, RSVP separately by email to lwvlawi@gmail.com noting your choice of entree. 

Or you can pay online with no need to RSVP:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:30 - 8:00pm

LWV Book Club - May. Book: "The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker" by Catherine Cramer.

Since the election of Scott Walker, Wisconsin has been seen as ground zero for debates about the appropriate role of government in the wake of the Great Recession. In a time of rising inequality, Walker not only survived a bitterly contested recall that brought thousands of protesters to Capitol Square, he was subsequently reelected. How could this happen? Cramer uncovers an oft-overlooked piece of the puzzle: rural political consciousness and the resentment of the "liberal elite". Using Scott Walker and Wisconsin's prominent and protracted debate about the appropriate role of government, Cramer illuminates the contours of rural consciousness, showing how place-based identities profoundly influence how people understand politics. All are welcome.

League of Women Voters 

of the La Crosse Area

Address:
P.O. Box 363

La Crosse, WI

54602-0363

Email:

lwvlawi@gmail.com

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