Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Meetings and Events of Interest to the League and the Public

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, January 10, 2015
 
Your City or Township Clerk's office. Absentee Ballots for February 24th Election Available. MPS Brochure explaining bond proposal is available here .
Monday, January 19, 2015
12:30 pm
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Community Room
Midland Public Schools Bond Proposal. Michael Sharrow, Superintendent of Midland Public Schools, will speak about the Midland Public Schools 2.95 mill bond proposal to maintain and upgrade facilities. MPS residents will vote on this issue February 24th.

Why this millage is needed.
Age:Nine of every 10 MPS facilities are more than a half-century old. The average age of a MPS school is 61 years. Quite simply, our schools are old and they need repairs and upgrades.
Money: MPS had a sinking fund to support ongoing maintenance and repairs. That fund no longer exists and--if it did--it would be insufficient to finance the work that needs to be done.
Demographics: Demographic forecasters say MPS has "bottomed out." To house our current and anticipated enrollment, we will need two high schools, two middle schools, and seven elementary schools. Hence, MPS will have to dispose of facilities that are not needed, have negligible market value, and/or are too expensive to retrofit and bring up to code.

Further information may be found here.

The Midland LWV supports this proposal.

COME TO THE MEETING AND VOTE ON FEBRUARY 24TH.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
5-6:30 pm
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Conference Room A
Regular Board Meeting.
All LWV members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
5pm
Grace A. Dow Memorial Library LWVMI Program Planning.
We will review the current positions of the State League and discuss program options for the 2013-15 biennium. The final program will be voted on at the LWVMI convention in May.

All members are encouraged to participate.

LWMI positions may be found here

Sunday, February 22, 2015
3 pm
Whiting Forest
2303 Eastman Ave.
Midland MI 48640
95th Anniversary Celebration Tea.
The League of Women Voters was founded in February 1920. Since then, the League has worked tirelessly to provide non-partisan voter information about candidates and ballot proposals, to improve voter access to the polls and to educate ourselves and the public about governmental issues.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7am - 8pm
Your Polling Place VOTE.
The Midland Public Schools bond proposal will be on the ballot. Information from MPS may be found here
BE INFORMED AND VOTE!
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
5-6:30 pm
Gtace A.Dow Memorial Library
Conference Room A.
Regular Board Meeting.
All members are welcome to attend
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 pm
Holiday Inn
810 Cinema Drive
Midland, MI 48642
Annual Meeting.
Jon Lynch, City of Midland Manager, will be the featured speaker. We will vote on our proposed local program for 2015-2016 elect members and officers of the local board.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
10 am
Gratiot County Wind Farm Tour.
We will meet in Breckenridge to tour the Gratiot County wind farms. (Carpools will be arranged). The tour will be followed by lunch at the Anschutz Restaurant in Breckenridge.