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League of Women Voters of Palos-Orland Area offers civic-minded events calendar

Voices of Palos-Orland

The League of Women Voters the Palos-Orland Area begins its 55th year with a breakfast at Lake Katherine this Saturday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 a.m.

Join us as we learn more about township government and services from Palos Supervisor Colleen Grant Schumann and Orland Supervisor Paul O’Grady. The event is free and open to the public, but we do ask for responses via phone (389-2888) or email ([email protected]).

In October we are offering two workshops. The first, on Oct. 11, will feature demonstrations on updated lifesaving techniques, including CPR, Heimlich and AED operation. On Oct. 25, we will offer information and encouragement for those thinking about running for a position on our local school boards. Attorney Scott Uhler and League members who serve on school boards will conduct the workshop. These meetings will take place at the Palos Heights Public Library at 10 a.m., are open to the public.

In November we are planning a local Art Tour, visiting the newly installed sculptures and other public art, and ending at Trinity Christian College to view the beautiful stained glass windows at the chapel. The exact date is yet to be determined. Our regular November meeting on Nov. 8 will focus on the current League re-study of Charter Schools. As of right now, the only Charter in the south suburbs is Southland Prep Charter, a high school serving the area of Rich Township. The administrator and founder of the very successful Charter, Blondean Davis, will speak. This meeting, also open to the public, will begin at 10 a.m. at the Palos Heights library.

On Dec. 10, we are back at Lake Katherine for our annual Fireside Potluck meeting. Illinois Senate Minority Leader, Christine Radogno, will be our special guest.

The remaining five meetings will be devoted to speakers from the Better Government Association, Moraine Valley College, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, local state representatives and the Illinois Council Against Hand Gun Violence. Our Annual Dinner Meeting in May will feature a countywide elected official.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization dedicated to informing its members and the general public on matters of importance. Voting information, registration and candidate forums are part of the League agenda. The League never supports or opposes candidates or political parties. For further information about the League or its meetings contact [email protected] 

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