Monday Morning News Nov. 28, 2016

To our DWC Members and Friends at IU --

December 2 breakfast meeting

Vote for your 2017 Steering Committee members at or before the December 2 breakfast meeting.  If you can't make the breakfast, email your vote to [email protected].  Make sure you are a member!  You can email Vicky Sorensen to double check: [email protected]

Up for election Dec. 2016 (term runs 2017-2018)
TREASURER - Vicky (she was elected to a 1-year term Dec. 2016)
SECRETARY - Lisa Borrerro (1-year term, to finish out Amy's term)
At Large: Regina, Penny, Philippa, Amanda
Past Chair: Julie (not an elected position; a default position)

The League of Women Voters of Bloomington and Monroe County has been studying the redistricting process. President Kate Cruickshank has agreed to spend our December 2 breakfast meeting with us to fully brief us on the process up to now, and to talk about the next course of action.  Your homework before December 2? Check out the LWV information site on redistricting at this link:

Action Item


City of Bloomington Seeks Board and Commission Applicants
Several current terms expire in January 2017.  If you reside in the city limits and are interested in contributing to one of the 48 boards and commissions the City relies on for guidance, please consider submitting an application.
To learn more about each board and commission, including mission statements, membership requirements, current membership listings and term lengths, or for online applications, go to the online City system for board and commission information known as “OnBoard” at, or by clicking on the “OnBoard” button on the City’s home web page at  
All board and commission meetings are free and open to the public. Potential applicants are urged to attend a meeting of their desired board or commission prior to applying.  Meeting schedules and locations can be found under the “committee” tab on OnBoard.

Monroe County Seeks Board and Commission Applicants
There are a number of appointments for Monroe County Boards and Commissions that are up for renewal (December / January). 
Service on county boards and commissions is a fantastic way to get involved with local government. To apply for one (or more!) Board or Commission, follow the link from the home page.  For links to each Board and Commission, please visit:  Or you may contact Julie Thomas at [email protected] for additional information.

First Monroe County Childhood Conditions (MC3) Summit
Thursday, December 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Convention Center

Building a Thriving Compassionate Community (BTCC) has joined with Youth Services Bureau to present this first summit.  BTCC has hosted a number of community events from films to workshops over the past year and a half. It is a part of the HealthyCommunity50, fifty communities from across the nation that were chosen to create a positive health impact on their community.  The goal for this project is to see how we can create the conditions that make Monroe County Indiana the best place to be a child. 

Explore the childhood conditions in our community and what we can do collectively to improve them. Youth workers, social service and healthcare providers, parents, educators, and community members are encouraged to attend.
The Summit is an opportunity to both prepare ourselves for the work ahead and to share and gain information.  Workshops will explore implicit bias; trauma and brain development; primary prevention; advocacy (including a legislative preview and tools for advocating effectively); and policies and practices that help children and families thrive. There will be opportunities for networking and for sharing information and data.  Local agencies, organizations and groups doing innovative work in our community will be spotlighted.
The Summit will include facilitators and presenters representing local and regional agencies. The cost for the day, which includes breakfast and lunch, will be $15.  Scholarships are available.  Registration is now open!  Here is the link to register Monroe County Childhood Conditions Summit.  Please share widely with your network. 

Women's March on Washington
Saturday, January 21, 2017, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Join hundreds of thousands of women in a March on Washington to show our support for women everywhere and highlight issues of sexual assault, workplace discrimination, and women's equality. We need to let the new administration know that we are here, that we are watching and that we will take action! 
There is a bus from Bloomington! Use this link, add your city and state.


Community Wish List
There are so many organizations that could use our help this holiday season.  If you want to help, go HERE, and help make a difference.

Join the DWC in 2017. It's important to stay organized and energized! Renew your membership today!

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