The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
April Meetings Will Take Consensus Based Upon Local Policy Study
The April 19th and 20th unit meetings of the Roseville Area League of Women Voters will take consensus on the issues raised by the recently completed year-long study of police services provided in Roseville, Maplewood, Little Canada, Falcon Heights and Lauderdale. The consensus process is the method used by the League at all levels to develop official positions that are the basis for advocacy and support. Consensus positions adopted, if any, will form the basis to advocate to the city councils.
Before the April 19-20 meetings, each League member will receive a copy of the final report, which includes the potential consensus positions. At the meetings, there will be a presentation on the study, followed by discussion and voting on the consensus positions. Agreed upon consensus become official positions of our local League, subject only to a vote of the members at the annual or other all-League meeting. To get the most out of the consensus process, members should read the report and consider the consensus positions before the meeting.
The April 19th program will be at 6:30 at the Little Venetian Restaurant, 2900 Rice St., Little Canada. Bonnie Koch and Karen Schaffer will present. Dinner will be from 5:30 and will be ordered off the menu. Contact Stephanie DeBenedet at 651-483-1006 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Noon, Monday, April 18th to make reservations for dinner at the Tuesday meeting. It is not necessary to order dinner to participate in the program.
The April 20th meeting will be at 9:30 am at Resurection Lutheran Church, 910 County Road D, Roseville. Carolyn Cushing and Rita Mills will present.
Please remember to bring a donation for the Keystone Community Food Shelf!
Annual Meeting Set for May 3
The Roseville Area Chapter of the League of Women Voters will conduct it's annual meeting May 3rd at the Little Canada City Hall, 515 Little Canada Road East.
This year, we are offering a full dinner featuring Parmesan Crusted Chicken for $25. A vegetarian option is also available for that price. Please send checks to Joyce Blomquist, 1980 Skillman Ave, Roseville, MN 55113. Please indicate if you wish the vegetarian option.
Members will elect officers, adopt a local program and set a budget for the organization.
Read the April issue of the voter, on the web at this site and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/romafh.lwv for more details.
Invite Your Friends to join League Now!
Now is a good time to close the deal with prospective members who are interested in joining our League! New members who join after January 1 are fully paid members until April 1, 2017, because we don't have to pay state and national per member payments (dues) for members who join this late in the fiscal year.
This year, dues will increase, due to increases in state and national dues. For more information and a membership form see page 6 of the February Voter or to download the membership application form from this website click on the following - Application Form
Stephanie DeBenedet and Mindy Greiling, Membership Committee Co-chairs
Meddlers, Activists and Watchdogs - The history of the League of Women Voters of Roseville, Maplewood and Falcon Heights
Click on the following link for a downloadable file of this interesting and engaging history. Download Meddlers
Click on the link below to be directed to the LWVMN Action Alerts
April 12, 2016