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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Annual Meeting

Time:  7:00 p.m.
Place:  McLean Cty Government Ctr
            115 E. Washington St, Bl

This important meeting will deal with Programs, Bylaws, Budget, and Election of Officers for the coming year. But this meeting will not be just about "League business." It will be an opportunity to celebrate our League’s accomplishments over the past year and a chance to participate in shaping the direction we will be taking in the future. What a wonderful way to get together and thank all the wonderful volunteers that have made this year so successful!

Special Screening of the Film, Documented

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Normal Theater, Uptown Normal

Join The Immigration Project and our community partners for a screening of the film, Documented, created by Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas about his experience being undocumented in the United States. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the Immigration Project, immigrants, and other immigration advocates and experts. This event is free but donations are requested to support The Immigration Project.

Community Partners:

  • The League of Women Voters
  • Moses Montefiore Temple
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Mennonite Church
  • Holy Trinity Church
  • St. Mary's Church
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
  • Illinois People's Action


Annual Dinner/Fundraiser

The 2015 League of Women Voters of McLean County's Annual Dinner will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 3202 East Empire in Bloomington. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous buffet dinner catered by Baxter's American Grille and have time to shop and bid on silent auction items.

Featured speakers will be from the Illinois Innocence Project, University of Illinois. John Hanlon, Executive Director and Legal Director, Lauren Kaeseberg, Staff Attorney at the Illinois Project, and client Anthony Murray will talk about working on exonerations and discuss exonorees 'life after' issues.

Tickets are $50.00 and are available from any LWV board member. Reservations can be made by calling Dianne Williamson at 309-662-6129 or sending an email to Dianne at annualdinner@lwvmclean.org. Reservations are due by April 15th.

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Upcoming Event
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Drinks & Dialogue
Living in B-N as an Undocumented Immigrant

Time:  5:00 p.m.
Place:  Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Uptown Normal

This discussion will be facilitated by Jennifer Carrillo, from Illinois Peoples Action, and a representative from the Immigration Project. We’ll begin with a social time at 5:00 p.m. (note earlier start time) and discussion from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bring a friend, we welcome members and non-members alike.

After the discussion, you are invited to the Normal Theater for the LWV viewing of the film, Documented at 7:00 pm. The Normal Theater is just a short distance from the Marriott, so it will be very convenient. We hope you can join us on April 8th for what promises to be an enlightening evening!