Lake Forest-Lake Bluff League hosts reception
Updated: September 18, 2012 5:20PM
LAKE FOREST — Women account for 51 percent of the population, but the percentage serving in government at all levels is a fraction of that number.
Members of the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff League of Women Voters will discuss women in government at a kick-off reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Lake Forest home of State Sen. Susan Garrett, a Democrat representing the 29th District.
Those interested are encouraged to attend, and should call Mary Mathews at (847) 295-1494 by Sept. 27 to reserve a spot and for directions.
Come hear from four women who have tackled the challenges and thrived. Along with Garrett, attendees will include Roycealee Wood, Republican, Lake County Regional Superintendent of Schools; Peg Determan, secretary of the nonpartisan Lake Forest Caucus; and Carol Russ Gilbert, member of the nonpartisan Lake Bluff Architectural Board of Review.
All will reveal their inspirations and rewards. After the speakers’ brief presentations, there will be time to network with other members who have served.
“Let’s start off the year with some fun, before the serious work of candidate forums and public policy programs begins,” said Jane Partridge, co-president of the league.
Wine and refreshments will be served.
For other information about the league, a nonpartisan political organization, visit www.lwv-lflb.org. Men and women of all ages are welcome to become members.