Annual Meeting May 20, 2021

Annual Meeting May 20, 2021

 League of Women Voters

Of Central Kane County



Annual Meeting May 20, 2021















Present:  Terry Allen, Karen Brooker, Lark Cowart, Janet Craft, Lynn Elam,  Eleanor Hamilton, Margaret Johnston, Bill Koehl, Patti Lackman,  Marjorie Logman, Maureen McKeough, Christine Pakan, Jean Pierce, Hewly Prucher,Kelly Rotella,  Llona and Lynn Steele,  Nancy Dawn Van Beest,            


Meeting was called to order at 7:04 pm


Minutes:  Patti Lackman moved to accept the previous year’s minutes.  Terry Allen seconded the motion and the minutes were approved unanimously.


Appointment of Parliamentarian:  Hewly Prucher moved to appoint Lark Cowart as the parliamentarian.  Lynn Elam seconded the motion and Lark Cowart was appointed as parliamentarian by unanimous vote.


Introductions:  Current board members were introduced and identified their roles on the board.


Recognitions and Accomplishments:  Kelly Rotella presented the recognitions and accomplishments from the past year 


Committee Actions:  Patti Lackman highlighted the committee actions planned for the 2020-2021 year.  Lynn Elam  moved to accept the program plan as presented and Kelly Rotella seconded that motion.  The program plan was unanimously approved. 


 LWVCKC Positions:  Patti Lackman presented the current positions held by the LVWCKC in the following areas:  affordable housing, mental health, and financing public and higher education.  Hewly Prucher moved to reaffirm the positions as presented.  Lynn Elam seconded and it was unanimously approved. 


2020-2021 Budget:  Kelly Rotella presented the budget for 2020-2021 and gave a presentation on the proposed dues increase. 


 Dues Increase

Margaret Johnston moved to approve the proposed dues increase.  Patti Lackman seconded the motion.  The motion was open for discussion.  Concerns were raised that the dues, especially with the increase and in light of the current economic difficulties due the pandemic, might be difficult to afford for some members and might prevent interested persons from joining the LWV.  It was reiterated that defered payment and scholarships are available for those who are interested in being a part of the LWV but have financial difficulty. 

After discussion, the following dues increase was passed unanimously.


Membership Type




Basic Individual Membership




Basic Household





Basic Student Membership






Hewly Prucher moved to accept the budget as presented.  Lynn Elam seconded the motion followed by discussion as detailed below:

·         There was a question regarding the use of the Education Fund. 

·         There was also a discussion regarding the efforts of our chapter to cut costs and reduce expenses.  It was determined that as a chapter the budget was evaluated and avenues to reduce costs had been explored and it was determined that there was not an area where cuts could be made, although individual members have volunteered to assume some expenses personally for going to meetings and events. 

·         There was a question raised regarding the efforts of the State and National LWV to reduce costs, especially given that they take such a large amount of the dues. It was offered that the resources on the State level are very thin and reported that the State LWV is accomplishing a lot on a very small budget.. Jean Pierce, Janet Craft, Bill Koehl, and Patti Lackman  were recognized for their contributions to the LWVIL 

·         There was a question regarding why there is a cost to the TLC and whether there should be a line item for that in the budget.  It was determined that the TLCs do not have a cost. 

 Terry Allen moved to amend the budget to remove “TLC” as a line item.  Hewly and Lynn accepted that amendment to the motion.  The budget as amended passed unanimously. 


 Report of the Nominating Committee:  Llona Steele presented the slate of nominees.  There were no additional nominations after the slate was presented.  Kelly Rotella moved to accept the slate as presented.  Nancy Dawn Van Beest seconded that motion and the slate was approved unanimously. 


First Vice President       Jean Pierce        (2-year term)

Secretary                         Lark Cowart      (2-year term)

Director                           Chris Pakan       (2-year term)


 Adjournment:  Patti Lackman made a motion to adjourn.  Lark Cowart seconded the motion.  By unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 7:40pm.


Tentative Program Calendar 2020/2021







June 2



Board meeting open to all

June 12-13



LWVIL Convention


July 7



Board meeting open to all


August 4



 Board meeting open to all


Sept 1



Board Meeting open to all


Sept. 16



Community Conversation


Oct. 6



Board Meeting open to all


Oct. 15








Board Meeting open to all


Nov. 18



Community Conversation






Board Meeting open to all


Jan.  5



Board Meeting open to all


Jan. 22



Program Planning Brunch





Board meeting open to all




Winter party


Feb.  18



Community Conversation





State Issues Briefing





Board Meeting open to all


Mar. 18








Board Meeting open to all


Apr. 15



Community Conversation


May 4



Board meeting open to all


May  19



Annual Meeting




   LWVUS Convention



Accomplishments from 2020-21:


            Distributed yard signs for Fair Tax Amendment

Action Alerts:

                        Asking JCAR to approve culturally-responsive teacher education

Affordable Housing – Successfully advocated: Emma’s Landing Development in Geneva

            School Boards – asked them to vote against resolutions that would put guns in schools

            City Councils – asked them to support CEJA

            Signed on to letter asking County Clerk to release funding for 708 Boards – as was requested by voters


Faceboook: Become a trusted source of information through Facebook where voters can find posts on topics      pertaining to elections, the Census, natural resources, initiatives, and more


Legislative Interviews

            Sen. Villa (with Wheaton)

            Rep. Hirshauer (with Wheaton)

            Sen. DeWitte

            Rep. Ugaste (written answers – no formal meeting)


Voter Service:

Training session for Deputy Voter Registrars

Registered10  voters  

Poll watching

Get Out the Vote texting and phone bank calling

Hosted 1 candidate forum for State Legislators

Hosted 2 candidate forums for Federal Legislators

Hosted 1 candidate forum for Kane County candidates  

Hosted 3 candidate forums for Batavia, Geneva, and St. Charles Candidates

            Distributed yard signs and palm cards promoting voting



            Public Forums/Community Conversations

                        Fair Tax Presentation by Ralph Martire co-sponsored with LWVIL

                        CEJA Presentation by Bill Koehl

                        Participated in Women in Politics program sponsored by Waubonsee Community College


Member Events:

Thoughtful, Lively Conversations (TLCs): weekly

            12 Educated members about Criminal Justice Issues

            2 were Consensus meetings to craft Criminal Justice position

            1 free-form discussion

            1 brainstorming questions for Candidate Forums

            4: Getting to Know You

LWVIL participation by local League

  •  Issues Briefing &   Webinars on Communication across the aisle, Ethics, Ranked Choice Voting, Legislative Hour, and Lobby Day
  • Patti Lackman, Member of Criminal Justice Position Update Committee; Member of LWVIL Voter Service                                     Committee
  • Janet Craft, LWVIL Health Care Issue Specialist  
  • Bill Koehl, LWVIL Environment – Energy Issue Specialist
  • Jean Pierce, LWVIL State Board Director, co-chair of the LWVIL Issues and Advocacy Committee, and                               Educational Funding Issue Specialist 

As members of the LWVIL Issues Committee, Janet, Bill, and Jean are part of the Advocacy arm of the State League.  They are responsible for

  • updating League positions and actions in Where We Stand,   
  • monitoring and reporting about legislation and League actions related to the positions
  • initiating Time for Action requests sent to all League members
  • filing Witness Slips with the General Assembly
  • Planning the Annual Issues Briefing which brings together League members from throughout the state with legislators and other leaders who affect policies regarding our positions
  • Planning other Webinars, including Lobby Day
  • Planning and collecting data from Legislative Interviews
  • Recommending Action Priorities and Program planning for the State League


Status of Action on Program for 2020-21

Criminal Justice

            Mission: Reach consensus on  recommendations for the Criminal Justice Study

            Goals: Learn about the Issues

            Status: Following 12 study meetings and 2 consensus meetings, we submitted our report 1/31



Mission:  Promote policies that support quality and equitable education in public schools through research,                    information dissemination, and advocacy.

Goals:  Educate about the Fair Tax Amendment

Consider whether to offer a Community Conversation;

Status: Dozens of presentations were given and 100 yard signs were distributed throughout                               Kane County in support of the Fair Tax Amendment. Unfortunately due to a well-funded                             campaign of misinformation, the ballot initiative failed.



            Focus: Climate Change

            Goals: Develop an awareness of and the need for effective actions to address climate change and sustainability in the Fox Valley.                                                                      

Advocate for local policies that protect the environment.

            Status: LWVCKC co-sponsored two townhalls educating the public about the Clean Energy  Jobs Act

                        LWVCKC advocated for the Geneva City Council to add a goal of transitioning to clean energy

LWVCKC presented programs urging  the Batavia City Council to endorse CEJA. Members were asked to attend the meetings to show support


Voter Services 

Mission: Promote informed and active participation in government by providing the public with accurate and nonpartisan services and information on elections and public issues.

Goals: Expand our Voter registration at the local high schools.  

Increase number of volunteers assisting with candidate forums

            Status: We conducted candidate forums for local, state, and national elections and shared the recordings with                the public.

                        Unfortunately, efforts to register voters and encourage more League members to                                               participate were severely hampered by COVID.


Committee Activities 2020-21

 Education – Jean Pierce

Jean made dozens of presentations and distributed 100 yard signs advocating for the Fair Tax Amendment

Legislative interviews – Jean Pierce   

The following members participated in planning and/or conducting remote Legislative Interviews with Rep. Maura Hirshauer and Sen. Dan DeWitte:  Lore Baker, Ellen Gibson, Bill Koehl, Jean Pierce, Llona Steele, Nancy Dawn Van Beest. Rep. Ugaste promised to respond in writing to our questions.


Membership  -  Jean Pierce (temporary Chair)

Jean has been filling in, but the Central Kane League definitely needs someone to volunteer to be membership Chair.  Current membership is 77.


100th Anniversary Committee – Lynn Elam

Members attended the 100th birthday party of the Illinois League of Women Voters on February 14, 2020. CPVOD-19 lockdown and restrictions began on March 11, 2020 and caused the committee to cancel all of the in-person activities and events that had been planned.  In an effort to remain visible during the year, committee members Llone and Lynn Steele created and presented the following powerpoint presentations on women's suffrage:


Wheaton Public Library - 10 viewers

DuPage County History Museum - 6 viewers

Geneva Learners - 35 viewers

Lifelong Learning Institute/Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove - 22 viewers

League of Women Voters Central Kane County Annual Meeting 2020 - 30 viewers

Kane County Democrat Women - 20 viewers

Batavia Women's Club - 30 viewers


As a final tribute to the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote, we presented a live reenactment on Zoom with Susan B. Anthony, Ida B. Wells and Alice Paul  This program was recorded and posted on our Facebook and website pages.  The post on Facebook has reached 248 viewers as of 3/25/21.


Total viewership of 100th Anniversary Womens' Suffrage program in 2020 = 401


Environment Committee – Bill Koehl

1.) CEJA: Co-sponsored CEJA Townhalls with the IEC and Sierra Club.

One in St. Charles on Sept 23, 2019, with Rep. Karina Villa. Speakers included JC Kibbey of NRDC, Colleen Smith of IEC, Theresa Yoon of SEIU #1 and Mavis Bates of Sierra Club.

Another in Elgin on Mar. 9, 2020 with Sen. Castro and Rep. Moeller. Speakers included Jen Walling of IEC and Matt Harvey of CUB. For current information on CEJA:

And at the Feb. Geneva City Council, Bill Scown presented the idea that there will be a way for the City to move away from coal and toward clean energy for its electricity through CEJA. And that the city should add a goal of clean energy to the stated policy of cheap and reliable.


2.) GRC2: St. Charles approved a Resolution Endorsing the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Greenest Region Compact II on Sept. 23, 2019. And Geneva has finished it assessment of sustainability practices and is ready for next steps on GRC2. It is waiting for more community engagement. It will need volunteers to advance this initiative. Current information on GRC2 -

The City of Geneva signed the Chicago Climate Charter - Mayor Burns gets top billing here -


 Voter Services   Annual Report             - Patti Lackman                                    


Voter Registration

This was a pretty dismal year all around for registering voters. We partnered with Logan Street Baptist Church and the Batavia Park District in early August to have a “kickoff’ registration for those who were leaving for college.  We registered 6 voters, two of whom were address changes. In September, on National Voter Registration Day we partnered with Waubonsee Community College to do a drive thru registration at the Sugar Grove Campus. We registered 4 people on that day, two of whom were Waubonsee CC employees.


Get Out the Vote

We requested yard signs and “palm cards” from the LWVIL to encourage people to get out and vote in November. We successfully handed out almost 1000 cards via our connections with groups such as:  Salvation Army, Mutual Ground, Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Batavia Apartments, and Lazarus House.  Our signs were posted at most of those locations as well as in many yards of local homeowners.


For me, this was a frustrating process as many groups and business’ were hesitant to put something on their property that would possibly evoke a negative response from the community. (i.e. Damage to property etc.) Many were hesitant to get involved in anything deemed “political”.  I do believe it opened the door for future dialog with the community about the importance of making your voice heard by voting. Time will tell.


Candidate Forums

We tread on new ground in conducting our forums, both in the fall as well as for the municipal elections in the spring. COVID made us try different routes and we all learned more than we wanted to about social media and technicalities. We were extremely fortunate in our endeavors in spite of the glitches.


In September we hosted several forums at Batavia City Hall. We held a forum for Kane County candidates in contested races for County Board Districts10, 12, 14 and 18, County Board Chairman, State’s Attorney, and 16th Judicial Circuit Judge. We also afforded those whose opponents refused to participate an opportunity to make a two minute statement.


We hosted forums for candidates in contested races for State Representative Districts 49, 50, and 65 and State Senate District 25.


All of these were at Batavia City Hall and were filmed by BATV. They were live as well as on the BATV YouTube channel 1017.


For the November general election, we partnered with several other local Leagues in co-hosting the Congressional races for the 6th District and the 14th District. Both were held on Zoom. I feel we learned a lot from the other local Leagues about how they do business and coordinate activities such as forums.


This spring we experienced some initial problems in securing space to host local forums. Batavia City Hall has always made the City Hall Council Chambers available to us when the candidates have representation over Batavia residents including those within the school district, library district, park district etc. BATV also affords us use of their services to cover these events.


As such, we hosted the contested Batavia races at Batavia City Hall.


Not all local governments are as cooperative nor do they have such spaces and services.


Luckily we were “gifted” the use of the Arcada Theater by Ron Onesti for the St. Charles forum.


The St. Charles forum included 5 sections and lasted for over 4 hours. It included the contested races for: St. Charles Township, St. Charles Library District board, Mayor, St. Charles Aldermanic races ( all 5 wards had contested races- 12 candidates in all!), and St. Charles District #303 school board. There were 30 candidates in total.


There were some major glitches in that we aired it thru Face book live and were put in FB jail for a period of time. Then we were challenged in a YouTube block. It took from Tuesday (night of the event) until Saturday afternoon for the video to be up and online.

Kudos to Lynn Elam and Kelly Rotella for their laborious efforts throughout the entire mess.


Geneva Library provided their new facility for our Mayoral forum. They were very excited to be involved and we were their first “outside” event in the new room. We contracted with BATV to film the event and we have it on our web and FB pages. 


None of the forums we hosted in the fall or the spring had a live audience. We partnered with the Batavia Chamber of Commerce for the fall series as well as the Batavia event in the spring. For the first time we partnered with the St. Charles Chamber and the Geneva Chambers for their respective forums.


Thanks to all who participated in these events. You were incredible!!


 Hopefully we will be able to use more “normal practices for the 2022 races.

Patti Lackman


Proposed Local Program 2021-22

It is proposed that the following initiatives be the Action Focus of Central Kane County advocacy for 2021-22:


Plastics and Composting– Education about citizens’ initiatives

CEJA- Prairie State

Participate with LWV Climate Action Plan for regional action (GRC2)


Affordable Housing with a focus on Diversity:


            Advocate at the state and local levels for regulations/laws

            Create tools such as elevator speeches and palm cards

Explore ways to diversify our membership




Where We Stand – Local League Positions

LWV Central Kane County Affordable Housing Position

2004 Consensus: The LWV of Geneva-St. Charles supports governmental and community efforts to ensure affordable, safe, and decent housing for the citizens of our towns. During the year 2004-05, the Affordable housing committee in Geneva and St. Charles will examine strategies for improving the supply of affordable housing in Geneva and St. Charles and will recommend appropriate action in this area. 

ACTION: March 4, 2004. Kane County Housing Action Coalition was formed with the leadership of the LWV Geneva-St.Charles league. 

MISSION: The Kane County Housing Action Coalition (KCHAC) is a network with broad-based grassroots participation that advocates for affordable and fair housing in Kane County. 

VISION: KCHAC organizes advocacy efforts by:                                                                                       

• Identifying issues and needs                                                                                                               

• Raising public awareness on the issues                                                                                               

• Collaborating with regional, statewide, and national advocacy efforts                                                  

• Networking through the exchange of education and information. 


Additional information at: Housing Action Illinois


Kane County Housing Action Coalition

Kane County Housing Action Coalition's 2006-07 Value Statement and Action Agenda

1. We believe that state and local housing policy should include all persons regardless of income. 

• We supported the passage of Senate Bill 2290, The Comprehensive Housing  Planning Act and support the continued progress of the Governor's Housing Task Force. Action Steps: We will monitor the    Task Force reports and recommendations and its impact on Kane County. 

• We support efforts by individual municipalities to address the affordable housing needs of its citizenry by adopting policies that will increase the supply of affordable housing. Action Steps: We will monitor the progress of the St. Charles' housing commission. We will meet with local government representatives to encourage them to establish policies to increase the supply of affordable housing. We will report on the accomplishments of the Kane County communities on a yearly basis. 

2. We believe that everyone is entitled to safe, decent and affordable housing. 

• We support the ability of all individuals regardless of source or amount of income to be able to live in areas of high economic opportunity. Action Steps: We will encourage local units of government to adopt source of income protections as part of their human rights protection. We will support efforts to adopt source of income protections on a state level. We will monitor the Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) compliance with the Housing Opportunity Tax Abatement program for landlords participating in the Housing Choice Voucher program. We support efforts to create local rent subsidy programs such as the one managed by Lazarus House. 

• We support efforts to effectively deal with the jobs/housing mismatch in the Chicago Metropolitan area. Action Steps: We will promote REACH Illinois and actively recruit employers to participate. 

• We support community integration for persons with disabilities. Action Steps: We will support efforts to integrate persons with disabilities into their communities. 

• We supported the creation of the Safe Homes Act that provides protections to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in limited circumstances in their rental housing situation. Action Steps: We will support an education campaign and will support efforts to amend the legislation to provide increased protections. 

• We support alternatives to the eviction process. Action Steps: We will support a state campaign to create a model program. 

3. We believe additional funding is necessary to increase the supply of affordable housing. 

• We support the Rental Housing Support program. Action Steps: We will monitor the application process. We will encourage organizations in Kane County to apply for the funds. We will meet with the county to determine what the additional $1 being collected is being spent on. 

• We support efforts to increase the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and oppose efforts to decrease funding. Action Steps: We will support a campaign to modify the Real Estate Transfer Tax to increase funding. We will notify our elected officials of our objections if there is a proposal to decrease funding. 

• We support efforts of local developers to increase the supply of affordable housing in our communities. Action Steps: We will provide developers with letters of support. We will investigate additional action steps we can take as a coalition. 

• We support efforts to create a National Housing Trust Fund. Action Steps: We will participate in the campaign to create a Trust Fund and will meet with our elected federal officials when necessary. 

• We oppose efforts to decrease federal resources for affordable housing. Action Steps: We will monitor activities on a federal level and will meet with our elected officials when necessary.  


LWV Central Kane County Mental/Behavioral Health and

Intellectual/Developmental Disability Position

Approved by the LWVCKC Board April 6, 2016


Position: The League supports a fully funded comprehensive and coordinated system of treatment, supports, and services for people with mental and behavioral health challenges and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities throughout Kane County.  Funding must be adequate to meet the scope and intensity of needs. This funding should include support from state, county, township, and municipal governmental bodies.  In addition, affordable housing, affordable and accessible transportation, job training, case management, respite, and social and recreational services need support.  Entry into this system should be facilitated by comprehensive and coordinated sources of information that help with finding the most appropriate service providers in the local community.  Funding decisions from all sources should be based on data indicating best practice strategies and supports, which lead to the best health outcomes.  Alternatives to incarceration must be available for people who have mental and behavioral health challenges and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities.  The current crisis in Illinois’ finances is contributing to the needs in these areas.




The following statements describe the situation in 2016 and present justifications for the position.

  • Funding:  Currently, the payment for many services occurs through Managed Care Organizations, either through private insurance plans or through public programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare.  Funding for services has become available for a larger percentage of the population under the Affordable Care Act, but overall funding continues to be inadequate and should be increased.  Both private and public benefits have limitations.  Many private insurance plans require high out of pocket payments that may be impossible for individuals to meet.  Individuals on Illinois’ Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers (HCBW) are initially placed on waiting lists for services, and may have to travel far from their communities in order to receive services. Waiting list time for HCBW services averages more than 10 years in Kane County.   In addition, Medicaid reimbursement rates set by the state continue to be extremely low, and have not been increased in over a decade.  Funds granted to service providers by state, county, township, and municipal bodies have largely remained the same or have decreased, and these funds are typically limited by legislation and referendum.  Available services vary greatly by location in Kane County.  Additional support from all levels of government and from donors to not for profit organizations is needed.  Some geographical areas lack funding through 708 boards, 377 boards, or county health departments.
  • Housing:  There is a serious shortage of affordable housing options and this especially impacts individuals with serious/chronic mental illness and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities given their life long conditions.  Illinois lags the nation in de-institutionalization and is operating under three consent decrees to accelerate this process.  However, there continues to be a critical need for affordable housing, supported housing, and Community Integrated Living Arrangements (CILAs).  Progress in this area is delayed by a lack of funding and, in some situations, by community resistance to CILAs.
  • Other supports and services:  Many additional services, such as affordable and accessible transportation, job training, case management, respite for caregivers, and social and recreational services are underfunded and unavailable to many.  The services that are available vary widely from place to place.  Kane County lacks a sufficient number of fixed bus routes and paratransit services, especially west of Randall Road.  When these services are not available, this again especially impacts individuals with serious/chronic mental illness and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • Access to services:  There are no comprehensive and coordinated sources of information about how and where to seek services, and these should be created.  The 211 phone system, which operates in all but two states, would provide help in finding appropriate local services and in navigating private insurance companies and public supports such as Medicaid.  In addition, an easily accessed on-line resource, either publicly supported or supported through public/private partnership, would also provide guidance in these areas.  Transition planning from school services to adult services should be coordinated and enhanced.
  • Evidence based practices:  Some data supported intervention programs, such as the diversion of offenders to Treatment Alternative court (TAC), have begun to be adopted, and this process should be increased.  All intervention programs and individual services used should be data supported, with a continued and increased focus on health outcomes (instead of health encounters).  Best practice interventions such as Critical Incident Training (CIT), Mental Health First Aid, and Assertive Case Management should be used county wide.
  • Current crisis in state finance:  State grants funding psychiatric services and supportive housing for homeless and mentally ill residents were discontinued in July, 2015.  The failure to reinstate these grants or to refinance them through Medicaid will result in expensive and unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations.  In addition, state grants funding respite care, autism services, supportive and supervised housing, and crisis and emergency services for the uninsured have been suspended since July, 2015, due to the lack of a state budget.  Most providers have continued to provide services since then, but are beginning to exhaust their financial reserves.  The failure to reinstate this funding will also result in expensive and unnecessary hospitalizations and incarcerations.




Financing of Public Higher Education Position  (March, 2017)



The Central Kane County League supports sustained allocation of state funds for public higher education that will provide quality postsecondary programs throughout the state.  Objectives for adequate public funding should be to:

  • Provide affordable educational opportunities which foster global competitiveness for the people of Illinois and their employers
  • Eliminate and prohibit barriers to funding higher education: constitutional, statutory, and regulatory
  • Invest in capital construction and long-term maintenance of higher education facilities
  • Attract, maintain, and retain quality teaching staff

In addition, the League supports sustained funding to attract, support, and retain qualified Kane County students through:

  • State-funded, need-based financial aid
  • State-funded merit-based scholarships
  • State-funded grants paying for research assistantships
  • State-subsidized internship


Proposed Budget for 2020/2021

Proposed 2021/22Budget Compared to 2020-21 Actuals  

2022 Budget Compared to 2020-21 March report


2020-21 Income

2021-22 Budget

Dues & Donations



Annual Meeting



Total Income





2020-21 Expenses

2021-22 Budget




Forums and Remote Meetings






Voter Service






Web Master






Annual Meeting












Women’s March donation






Post Office Box



Batavia Chamber dues



100th Anniversary






Total Expenses



Operating Fund Balance: $9649.55

Education Fund Balance: $1547.99










Proposed Bylaws Changes (additions are in bold and italics)

PROPOSED: ARTICLE IV Board of Directors Section 7  Action Without Meeting.  The directors may take action between meetings by mail or e-mail when necessary, provided that notice of the proposed action sets forth the proposed action, is approved in writing by all of the directors entitled to vote with respect to the subject matter of the action.  The ballot must be evidenced by a written approval, which sets forth the action taken.  Ballots shall be filed with a report of the action and shall be a part of the minutes of the next meeting of the LWVIL Board. 

ARTICLE V Officers

Section 1: Enumeration. The officers of LWVCKC shall be a President, a First Vice- President, a Second Vice-President, a Third Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. Any elected office may be shared by up to three people.

Section 2: Election, Qualifications and Term. Officers shall be voting members and shall serve until their successors have been elected or appointed and qualified. Officers shall be elected for terms of two (2) years by the general membership at the Annual Meeting and take office at the beginning of the next fiscal year. The President, the First Vice- President and the Secretary shall be elected in the even-numbered years. The Second Vice-President, the Third Vice President, and the Treasurer shall be elected in the odd-numbered years. 





The Nominating Committee of the League of Women Voters of Central Kane County recommends the following slate of officers for 2021/22 for election at the 2021 annual meeting.


2nd Vice President     Patti Lackman                                                 (2-year term)

3rd Vice President       Llona Steele                                        (2-year term)

Treasurer                    Pat Engel                                            (2-year term)

Director                      Kelly Rotella                                       (1-year term)

                                    Lore Baker                                           (2-year term)


Nominating Committee

Chair               Lynn Steele                                        (1-year term)

Member          Llona Steele                                      (1-year term)

Additional nominations for each office may be made at the annual meeting with the consent of the nominee.


These elected Board members will serve the second year of their terms in 2018-2019:

First Vice President    Jean Pierce                              (2-year term)

Secretary                    Lark Cowart                             (2-year term)


            Report Submitted by              Margaret Johnston (Chair), Terry Allen, Llona Steele