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Monthly newsletter for members of the League of Women Voters Northfield - Cannon Falls

September, 2015 (September 9, 2015)

  • President's Letter

    Hello from your League Board president!  This is my first president’s letter for the e-Catalyst.  Bear with me if I get a bit wordy.  I am excited about the upcoming League year and want to share. Here are just a few highlights, both past and upcoming.   What is new with your local League, you ask?  Glad you asked ... lots! Here goes.

  • Defeat of Jesse James Days Voter Registration

    Being part of the audience is fun at DJJD, but don’t be a bystander at the performance of democracy! Get in on the action!

    Our League needs you for an hour or two on Friday, September 11 or Saturday, September 12, to help register voters at DJJD. We’ll have our table in a prime location—at the corner by Neuger Communications across from Bridge Square. We hope to have two members at our table at all times from noon to 6 pm Friday and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday.  Many thanks to Neuger Communications for their support for an active and engaged citizenry!

  • Fall Kick-Off on October 3 Focuses on the Right to Vote

    Everyone is invited to the League of Women Voters Northfield-Cannon Falls annual Fall Kick-Off gathering on Saturday, October 3. The event will be held at the United Church of Christ in Northfield, beginning with a social gathering at 9 am and progressing to the program at 9:30. Restoration of Dignity — Voting Rights for All will focus on the LWV position that voting is a fundamental right of citizenship that must be guaranteed.

  • Thoughts on our August 31st "Meet and Greet"

    Despite the sweltering conditions, positive League energy abounded at a gathering of longstanding, new, and potential LWV members on the deck of The Tavern Lounge recently. The twenty attendees included one woman who not only joined but paid her dues :) on the spot. Other fine folks indicated a strong interest in following her lead.

  • Meet LWV Leader and Local Activist Mary Carlsen

    Gracing the roster of Northfield-Cannon Falls LWV is the delightful Mary Carlsen, who has done more for our League than can be listed on one page. A quick summary of her other accomplishments includes teaching as a professor of Social Work at St. Olaf since 1989, running that department for ten years, and directing student interns throughout Rice County. In a previous decade, she practiced social work in Seattle and Minneapolis. Her social work license remains active and she hopes to return to the practice occasionally if time ever permits.

  • Calendar of Events

    September 11, 12

    • Voter Registration - DJJD
    • Neuger Communications sidewalk on Bridge Square
    • Sep 11 - noon to 6pm
    • Sep 12 - 10am to 5pm

    September 21

    • LWV Board Meeting
    • Friends Meetinghouse, 512 Washington St
    • 7 pm

    September 22

    • National Voter Registration Day 

    October 3

    • Fall Kick-Off Meeting
    • Northfield UCC Church, 300 Union St.
    • 9 am

    October 19

    • LWV Board Meeting
    • Friends Meetinghouse, 512 Washington St
    • 7 pm