Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members. All meetings and events are open to the public.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
7:00 pm
Country Inn & Suites
919 Razorback Drive
Houghton MI 49931
Board Meeting.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
BHK Center - Waterworks St. entrance. Overview of MI Voting Changes, census and redistricting committee. Linda Belote and Barry Fink will do a presentation on the latest MI voting changes, the upcoming census and citizen's redistricting committee.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Portage Lake United Church Information about the upcoming census. Barry Fink will do a presentation on the upcoming census.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Bridgeview Park
Houghton, MI 49931
4th Annual Women's March on East Side of Lift Bridge. Women will be marching in DC and around the country and the world.

Gather at Bridgeview Park at 1pm on Saturday 18 Jan for the Fourth Annual Women's March. We will march up to the east side of the Portage Lake Lift Bridge. Marchers are invited to bring signs.

For more information, please contact Susan Burack at 482-3270 or

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Kangas Cafe
200 Michigan St #313
Hancock, MI 49930
Annual Planning Meeting. Planning Meeting. Our January Planning Meeting will be a dinner meeting, to be held Tuesday, January 21st at 5pm at the Kangas Cafe in the Jutila Center (the old Hospital) in room 311, Hancock.

In preparation for our local Annual Meeting in April, any ideas for local programs or speakers should be brought up at this time.

Please RSVP by Friday, January 15th to Mary Marchaterre, or 483-2291 with your menu entree choice of: Chicken Piccata or Veggie Lasagna. The cost is $15.00 for the meal, which includes: Salad, Roll, Dressings, Dessert, and Beverages: Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, and Gratuity. Unfortunately, "No shows" will still be expected to pay for their dinner and will be billed by the LWVCC, as we will be committed to covering the number we have reserved.

Your board has decided to cover the balance of the previously stated cost of $20 in order to keep it in reach for more folks. Another option is to attend the meeting and enjoy coffee and dessert and skip the meal.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:00 pm
Portage Lake District Library Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission. Elizabeth Benyi and Valorie Troesch will present on the new Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission voted into law. Learn the current status and how to apply to be o the commission.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
Parking lot east of La Cantina Heikinpaiva Parade with LWVCC and riseUP. Please join more than a dozen riseUP volunteers, including LWVCC Board members Linda Belote and Faith Morrison, in celebration of women's suffrage on January 25th.

We need folks to carry the riseUP banner and/or some of the great signs Lora Repp has created for us in the Heikinpäivä parade on January 25th.

The parade will take place on Quincy Street in Hancock. Assembly is in the parking lot east of La Cantina at 10:30a.m. The parade begins at 11 a.m. and ends at Quincy Green with other delightful Finnish traditions celebrating the day the bear rolls over + halfway date through winter + will be happening.

Contact Linda Belote ( or call 483-0552) if you can help us out.

Friday, February 14, 2020
  Day of Action, honoring the birth of League of Women Voters - 100 years.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
11:30am - 12:30am
Michigan Tech Husky Dog
on campus near Library

rain location Fisher Hall
Equal Pay Day Event at MTU.
Wear red to show support!