Making Democracy Work

Members in Motion

LWVLC Members Betsy Wilson and Suzanne Landes holding our banner in the Women's March in Traverse City, MI

LWVLC Incoming and Outgoing Board Members Board Retreat 2016

LWV Michigan Delegation at National Convention - June 2016

LWVLC Members Vina Mikesell and Nancy Duck at the LWV National Convention Banquet

LWVLC Annual Meeting May 2016 - with Jack Lessenberry

LWVLC Annual Holiday Party 2015 - Ed Reinert

LWVLC Member Ann McInnis providing entertainment during the 2015 Holiday Party

Group shot of members enjoying the holiday luncheon
LWVLC President Marian Kromkowski and Early Childhood Needs and Service Committee Chair Sue Miller advocated for the need for comprehensive and integrated early childhood services before the Leelanau Board of Commissioners on July 21, 2015.
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County was proud to have Lev Raphael as our speaker for our 2015 Annual Meeting. A great evening was had by all.
Wonderful attendance at the Leland Lodge. All of our members and guests really had a great time.

LWVLC members participate in the May 26th demonstration protesting the current condition of the Embridge pipeline under the straits of Mackinac
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County was proud to have six delegates at the LWV State Convention in Kalamazoo MI on May 15-17th... The LWVLC also took home awards....

LWVLC members explaining the Agricultural position to Convention Delegates
Our Annual Holiday Luncheon on December 5th, 2014. Many members and guests enjoyed a wonderful array of salads and a great presentation by member Bruce Borchardt

Reinert and Tonneberger Receive LWVLC Outstanding Service Awards

Barbara Reinert and Mary Tonneberger were the recipients of the Outstanding Service Award at the League of Women Voters Leelanau County Annual Dinner held on May 22, 2014 at the Leland Lodge.

League member Barbara Marsh presented the award to Barbara Reinert. Reinert has been a member of the LWV for 63 years. She has served as president of the League in St. Cloud, Minnesota, participated in the Leelanau County Issues Discussion Group, is a board member of the LWLC and has served on many LWV study groups over the years. Reinert's commitment to civic awareness and a passion for the environment has also lead to her active involvement with the Leelanau Christian Neighbors, the Leelanau Conservancy, Trinity Church of Northport, the Friends of the Northport Library, the Women's Club of Northport and the Northport Library Book Discussion Group.

League member Nana Kennedy presented the award to Mary Tonnerberger. Following her retirement Tonnerberger dedicated herself to the county she and her husband adopted in the 1960s. Tonneberger's commitment to clear communication, public service and political civility has been the hallmark of her service both in and outside the LWV. Tonneberger joined the League of Women Voters, Leelanau Unit, when it was first organized in 2008 and has served on the board of the LWVLC. She has been active in the LWVLC's Energy and Natural Resources, Farm Labor Task Force and Early Childhood committees. Tonneberger's commitment to public service has also been exemplified by her being the past Chair of the Leelanau Board of County Commissioners and her roles with the Leelanau Commissions on Aging, the Benzie-Leelanau Board of Health, ShareCare, the Omena Historical Society, the County's Planning Commission and the Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission. Tonneberger is also active with the Omena Women's Club, Omena Yacht Club and the Suttons Bay Rotary Club.

March Board Meeting of the LWVLC
The League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) hosted an Energy Fair and Forum on February 25th 2014 at the Leelanau County Government Center. 70 community members learned about ways to achieve Community Resilience from presenters Brian Beauchamp, Energy Program Director of the Michigan land Use Institute, Heatherlyn Reamer, Policy Chair of the NW Michigan County Farm Bureau-Energy Committee, Steve Smiley , CEO of Smiley Energy Services and Leelanau Solar and Stephanie Mills, a Post Carbon Institute fellow and an internationally known writer and teacher. Home energy audits, innovations with wind, solar and biomass in farming, implementation of solar and wind projects in Leelanau County and living simply with less consumption were discussed. The event was tape recorded and will be available on UpNorth Media and at LWVLeelanau.org......

The League of Women Voters Leelanau County Farm Labor Task Force hosted a panel program on The Agricultural Migrant Worker in Leelanau County: Issues and Challenges, 2013-14 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Leelanau County Government Center.....

LWVLC Hosted the Community Conversation

Community Conversation

December Monthly Meeting - Leelanau County Sesquecentennial. Salad Luncheon for Members and Guests..... And the highlight was a tour of the courts....

The LWVLC Marilyn Kelly Retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice on Tuesday October 15, 2013 at The Old Art Building in Leland. Justice Kelly spoke to us about Improvements Needed in Michigan Courts. A wonderful evening was had by all in attendance.

The newly independant League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) picnicked in Northport on Sunday, August 25, 2015. It members, both male and female, were treated to renditions of folks songs by Rabbi Chava Bahle and Reverend Robin Long of Suttons Bay. Anne Harper of Northport spoke about the history of the women's vote and about the need to make sure that every one eligible has the opportunity to vote.
LWVLC Members Marian Kromkowski and Bob Marshall
LWVLC Meeting with LWV State Representatives Sue, Fran & Christina
Chava and Robin
League Members, both male and female, were treated to renditions of folks songs by Rabbi Chava Bahle and Reverend Robin Long of Suttons Bay.
LWVLC newest member Anne Harper of Northport spoke about the history of the women's vote and about the need to make sure that every one eligible has the opportunity to vote
LWVLC Board Retreat - A Celebration of Independence

LWVLC Member Bee Jay Christensen passing out information on how simple it is to register to vote!

A small celebration after the LWVLC Board Retreat - June 2013

LWVLC Member Jim Walker trying to convince the canine to join