Welcome to the League of Women Voters – Elkhart County

14 May

LWV-OpenLogoThe League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

The League of Women Voters holds public meetings every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 11:30 am at Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant on C.R. 17.  You may, but do not have to purchase lunch ($13). The speakers are very informative about environmental, civic and political topics. Non members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

February 15th LWVEC Luncheon at IVY TECH

19 Jan

Guest Speaker Regina Shands Stoltzfus


Regina Shands Stoltzfus is assistant professor of Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and was awarded the 2016 Spirit of Justice Award by the State of Indiana Civil Rights Commission, the state’s highest civil rights honor. In 2001 she earned a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Theology, Ethics and Contemporary Culture at Chicago Theological Seminary.

Luncheon topic:  Let’s Talk about Race

February 15th IVY TECH Community room


11:30 buffet luncheon opens; Speaker begins shortly after noon

Optional Buffet price $11- please call for a  reservation so we can order enough  food, call 262 3223

The Elkhart League will have all future meetings at the Elkhart IVY TECH campus,  22531 CR 18. (Hively).   We will use their community center.  It is a large area on the WEST end of the IVY TECH building. There is a separate entrance to the community center and plenty of parking.  IVY TECH is located west of the intersection of CR 17 and CR 18 on the North Side of 18 .


Photos from Oct 28th Downton Abby exhibit and tea

31 Oct

Click on the link below , another box will open below that, click on that one to see fellow League Members, South Bend LWV members, ND, Four Arts , tennis and my bridge friends who all enjoyed the day at the South Bend Historical Museum.






Photos from Oct. 19th Candidate forum

24 Oct

There were 62 people at the October 19th Candidate Forum. Subjects and questions  covered were: Voting from home during the short session, term limits for congressmen, issues facing Indiana, will taxes be increased, how to help refugees  coming to the U.S., Your stance on political conflict of interest,  Do we need to change the constitution to cover hunting that is already a legislated issue,elimination of obsolete laws and government regulations, How to close loopholes in universal background checks, and How to improve Education in Indiana.


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Consensus Questions for League of Women Voters Members Consideration

23 Sep

These questions were available at the September meeting, but please comment here so we can reply to the State League.  Lisa Plencner  has posted all the study questions and background materials also on the state web  www.lwvin.org    contacts are there if you need further information.




Dues for LWVEC and Dressing Downton and tea tickets

18 Aug


Dues for League of Women Voters of Elkhart County 2016/2017 are now needed so National has our membership number.

$45 check to Fran Fraser

22784 Chestnut Lane

Goshen, In. 46528

Our October Dressing Downton and tea money maker information:  High tea is limited to 50, so please reserve asap, Tippecanoe lunch has not given a limit to me.    call 574 849 8701  or 574 206 0732   Bev Wiemeri LWVEC
Dressing Downton

for a larger view click here Dressing Downton poster

August 17th LWVEC Luncheon

4 Aug

       League of Women Voters of Elkhart County August Luncheon

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lucchese’s Italian Restaurant  655 CO. RD.  17

Social time  11:30   Lunch 12-1:00 Optional Buffet $13

TOPIC:  Strategic planning

Presented by Superintendent Robert Haworth,  Elkhart Community Schools

Reservations: comment on this page or  call  (574) 264-7281

Public Welcome

Are Elkhart Central and Memorial Consolidating?

League of Women Voters of Elkhart County 2016/2017 Dues

15 Jun


DuesDues are $45 to be sent to Fran Fraser 22784 Chestnut Ln. Goshen, IN. 46528    tax deductible donations to the education fund may be included with your check.



The fiscal year for the Elkhart League has come to an end.  We anticipate a very active year coming up with more candidate forums and registration activity.  In October the LWV will welcome candidates at the Elkhart Public Library starting at 5:30 pm.  Food will be available at 6pm. (Free of Charge).

To benefit the treasury, the League is in the process of planning a trip to the Oliver Mansion on October 28,2016. The Downton Abby Clothes exhibit will be on display during the Mansion tour. An option to attend a formal tea in the Oliver Mansion Carriage house will be offered. This will be an unique opportunity to view in person some of the wardrobe used  in the popular PBS series. Please tell all your friends and family about this future event.

Details to follow,  KEEP THE DATE OPEN.  Tickets are selling fast for the Museum tour and the teas are a limited event. Members will get a discounted price for the bus trip


League of Women Voters of Elkhart County 2016 programs

6 Feb



  2016 is an election year and we will be working with voter registration and have meetings where members can meet the candidates.

Volunteers are needed at the Voter Outreach office to call voters and let them know about absentee ballots. The absentee ballots have been simplified and begin going out March 8th. Contact Angie Troyer Elkhart county voter registration 574 535 6775.

Programs for this year will be held at Lucchese’s , 11:30 social hr. and 12:00 lunch ($13) except for our October political forum which will be held at the Elkhart Public Library

March 16th. Connie Caiceros, Executive Director of the Center for Community Justice

April 20th.  Candidate forum

May 17th.  Jeanette Neagu, LWV Lake Michigan Region Board, “Why is the water green?”

August 17th.   Robert Haworth, Superintendent, Elkhart Community Schools

September 21st.  Gun Safety  )Moms Demand Action)

October 19th.  Political forum  afternoon meeting at the library

November 16th.  Mayor of Elkhart (the first year)

To join the League, Go to the membership page and contact our President (her phone number is there). Dues for the Elkhart County League of Women Voters are $45

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