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The League of Women Voters and the Northeast Ohio Media Group have jointly published a VOTERS GUIDE for all voters in Cuyahoga County. YOU can enter your own address and read candidates’ answers to our questions AND learn about the issues on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Meanwhile, we have to events coming up this Sunday afternoon and on Sunday, Nov. 9:

Sunday Afternoon in the Park: Algae in Lake Erie

Sunday, Oct. 26, 3-4:30, Shaker Lakes Nature Center, 2600 South Park Blvd.
Come early and walk the woods and explore the Center.
Title of Talk: HOW CAN WE SAVE LAKE ERIE?: Understanding the Critical Issues Impacting Lake Erie: Nutrient Loading, Harmful Algal Bloom, and Climate Change
Speaker: Jeffrey M. Reuter began working on Lake Erie at Stone Laboratory in 1971 and has directed 4 programs at The Ohio State University since November 1987: F.T. Stone Laboratory, the Ohio Sea Grant College Program, the Center for Lake Erie Area Research, and the Great Lakes Aquatic Ecosystem Research Consortium, a consortium of top scientists at 12 Ohio colleges.  He served for 12 years on the Board of the Great Lakes Protection Fund and is currently a trustee for The Nature Conservancy in Ohio and the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
Dr. Reuter is an aquatic biologist and limnologist, the author of over 150 technical reports and journal articles, and a frequent lecturer on issues related to the changing Lake Erie ecosystem, harmful algal blooms, nutrient loading, aquatic invasive species, linking environmental health and coastal economic development, Great Lakes research needs and priorities, the importance of science education and research, and the importance of scientists communicating with the public.
In addition: Alex Margevicius, Interim Commissioner of the Cleveland Division of Water will be present to answer questions during the Q&A.

Shaker Chapter, League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland invites you to


The Leap from League President to City Council

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.


Join us for a discussion with Julianna Johnston Senturia and Anne Williams, former League presidents who are now serving on Shaker’s City Council. The discussion will be led by Nancy Moore, another League member, who has served on both the Board of Education and City Council.


Lin Emmon’s Home
16800 S. Woodland Rd.
Parking on Winthrop Rd. Shaker Heights

Visit LWVGreaterCleveland.org to learn about the activities of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland and all of its chapters. The Shaker League will not change its mission in Shaker Heights. Our chapter’s activities will continue to be posted here.


Here’s What We Have Done the Past Year:

In the spring, we studied the school district’s request for a levy, agreed that a levy was required and supported the levy–which was approved by Shaker Heights voters on May 6. We also hosted two pre-primary Candidate Forums at Shaker Middle School, one featuring candidates from both parties for the District 9 seat on County Council and the other featuring the two Democratic Party candidates for the District 9 State House seat (no Republican Party candidates were listed on the primary ballot).  And we partnered with the other two Leagues in the county and with the Northeast Ohio Media Group to publish an online Voters Guide. Last fall, all candidates for City Council and the Board of Education were sent pertinent questions, and their answers were printed in the LWV Voters Guide and mailed to every household in Shaker. A Candidates Forum was held at the Middle School on Tuesday, Oct. 1, with over 200 attendees. The forum was co-sponsored by the Shaker Heights Library, the Shaker PTO and Neighborhood Associations. This was a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them questions. The election took place on Tuesday, Nov.5, and in Shaker we have new and reelected members of City Council and the Board of Education. (Anne Williams, a former LWV-SH president, was elected to City Council.) City Council and the Board of Education will be watched at their respective meetings by LWV observers and you will be informed of their actions in monthly Voter reports. This is an important role of your League. A reception for Shaker Schools Superintendent Gregory Hutchings was held on Sunday, Oct. 20, at the home of Lin Emmons. Dr. Hutchings graciously answered questions for over an hour and impressed everyone with his openness, warmth and energy. Thank you to Mary Mulligan for chairing the reception, Lin Emmons for opening her home to the League and Dr. Hutchings for answering every question asked. A special thanks to Anne Batzell, Voter Services chair, for registering voters at a high school football game, Hathaway Brown School, Laurel School and Shaker Heights High School and anywhere else she was asked to go.