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* SAVE THE DATE! Thursday, August 24th at the Wilder Mansion to celebrate our 85th Anniversary!: Snacks and a cash bar, as well as a presentation, "Long Road to Victory," will be on tap for the evening. Click HERE for more information about the presentation. FREE! (But a $10 donation would be appreciated.)
Additional information about our Anniversary celebration will be provided us the date approaches. Members, watch your email inbox!
CALL TO ACTION: Bring Food Scrap Recycling Collection to Elmhurst
Food waste has negative economic, environmental and social impacts. The largest category of municipal solid waste currently sent to landfills, food scraps break down and release methane.
Food scrap recycling programs divert food waste from landfills by taking household food scraps and turning them into compost. Glen Ellyn, Naperville, Wheaton, Barrington, Oak Park and other area communities recycle organic waste. Food scrap collection is mandatory in Highwood, and voluntary compost programs will soon be offered in many nearby Chicago suburbs. Which communities will follow their lead?
If you desire and/or support this service being offered in Elmhurst, please let the City know as much. Elmhurst's residential waste contract is coming up for renewal soon. Now is the time to share your support for this program! Also, watch for a Waste Services Survey from the City of Elmhurst, within the next few months, which will provide another opportunity to share your support for food scrap collection The City has told us they want to see 200+ residents in favor to add food scrap collection to the bid proposal for the new contract. Please consider sharing this call to action with family, friends, and neighbors. Your message can be as simple as this: "I support bringing food scrap recycling collection to Elmhurst."
City of Elmhurst
Email -- Howard Killian, Director of Public Works, at email@example.com
Facebook -- cityofelmhurst
Twitter -- @CityofElmhurst
To view the election results of races of concern to DuPage County citizens, go to the DuPage County Election Commission's website at http://www.dupageco.org/ElectionResults/
ATTENTION MEMBERS: Volunteers needed for our Observer Corps
Monitoring our local governments by attending their meetings in order to provide our members -- and the public -- with reports of the meetings is an invaluable service provided by the League. We are building up our Observer Corps, but we need your help! There are still many government meetings for which we have no observer.
If you are interested in attending and observing our local government meetings as a member of the Observer Corps, please do the following:
You may also email Becky with any questions you might have.
- Click here for the spreadsheet listing meetings through August of 2017.
- Add your name to the meeting for which you are able attend, observe and provide a report.
- Send an email to our Observer Director, Becky Lipton, at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know which meetings you will be able to attend.
Thank you for your consideration!
What's going on with other Local Leagues?
To view news from the Glen Ellyn League, the Naperville League, and the Wheaton League, go to their recent issues of their newsletters:
Glen Ellyn League's March 2017 edition of The Voter, can be found at https://app.box.com/s/zakcj8372q3ms32crrmlwmaqb4f9bihw
Wheaton League's link to its October 2016 issue of The Voter, can be found athttp://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=a3201292146ef49428132b05f&id=1a98d3322c&e=ed874e8451
Naperville League's link to its latest newsletter, The Naperville Voter, can be found at LWVN_NEWSLETTER050417.pdf
Car Pool/Ride Share
Do you need a ride or want to carpool to a League
event? Send an email to email@example.com
To view pictures of highlights from our government meetings taken by members of our Observer Corps, including the recognition of individuals/groups, go to our "A Peek from the Observer's Seat" page.