Awards and Recognitions

LWV WI Meg McLane Award for Advocacy

MLD Award

LWV WI Meg McLane Award for Advocacy

Meg McLane

This annual award from the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin recognizes one individual League member who works as a citizen advocate through the League of Women Voters and/or other organizations for positive policy changes in Wisconsin. It honors the dedicated work of Meg McLane, who was a longtime member of LWV Fond du Lac and the state Legislative Committee. Meg passed away in 2014, and this is a way to honor her memory – by nominating an outstanding League member for this Advocacy Award in her name.

The nominee must be a League member in Wisconsin and will be honored at the LWV WI Annual Meeting in Oshkosh on June 9, 2018. The state board has set a financial award of $200 in a check payable to the 501(c)(3) organization of the recipient's choice. 

Deadline: Nominations for the Meg McLane 2018 Award for Advocacy is Monday, April 2, 2018.

Find the nomination form and more information here.

Past Recipients of the Meg McLane Award for Advocacy

  • 2007  June Kjome, La Crosse Area
  • 2008  Nancy Stabb, Janesville
  • 2009  Connie Threinen, Dane County
  • 2010  Barbara Hussin, Milwaukee County
  • 2011  Darlene Wellner, Manitowoc County
  • 2012  Patricia Finder-Stone, Greater Green Bay
  • 2013  Melanie Ramey, Dane County
  • 2014  Bette Carr, Beloit
  • 2015  Helen Schwartz, Greater Green Bay
  • 2016  Louise Petering, Milwaukee County
  • 2017 Ingrid Rothe, Dane County

Membership & Leadership Development "MLD" Award

MLD Award

This annual award from the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin celebrates and recognizes local Wisconsin leagues for initiatives they have taken over the past year that have measurably increased their visibility, outreach, member participation, and leadership development – the four cornerstones of the MLD program.

Leagues are self-nominating and must be recognized local league chapters in Wisconsin. The winners will be honored at the LWV WI Annual Meeting in Oshkosh on June 9, 2018. The state board has set a first place award of $250 and a second place award of $100 to underscore the importance of the MLD program in achieving the League’s mission.  

Deadline: Nominations for the Membership & Leadership Development Award is Monday, April 30, 2018.

Find the application form and more information about the Membership & Leadership Development Award Program here.

Sample templates for Leagues to track required information for the award can be found here.

Past Recipients of the Membership & Leadership Development Award

  • 2015  LWV Northwoods (1st Place); LWV Beloit/LWV Dane Co/LWV Manitowoc Co (2nd Place); LWV Greater Green Bay/LWV Milwaukee Co (Honorable Mention)
  • 2016  LWV Door Co (1st Place); LWV Beloit/LWV Greater GreenBay/LWV Manitowoc Co (2nd Place)
  • 2017  LWV Beloit (1st Place); LWV Manitowoc Co (2nd Place)