Welcome to the Home Page of the League of Women Voters of Shaker Heights. You may join the League or renew your membership by mail or online using a credit card. Just click the “Join” link at the top of this page.
Looking to the future–mark your calendars and join us:
Do not miss the opportunity to find out what is taking place at Van Aken, Warrensville and Chagrin. Mayor Leiken and Director of Economic Development Tania Menesse will inform us on Friday, Nov. 22, at 9:30 a.m. at our board meeting at the Shaker Main Library (second floor). The road project has started. Come and learn the facts, ask your questions and be in the know.
Please join us in further discussion of a possible LWV merger. An evening coffee hosted by Terry Stoller on Feb. 4, 2014, will be held at 18801 Oxford Rd. (see last paragraph below for more information)
A new League committee, “Engage Shaker,” co-chaired by Judy Stenta and Carol Lowenthal has begun meeting. Committee members are Julianna Senturia, Tania Manesse and Colette Hart, and your co-presidents Holly Wang and Susan Troia. This group is working on forming a leadership training class for potential future city leaders. Watch for additional information!
On April 9, 2014, the Shaker League will be co-sponsoring a forum for candidates running in the primaries for Cuyahoga County Executive. Other co-sponsors are the Cleveland Jewish News Foundation and Teaching Cleveland.
And we’re planning another inter-League social to be held sometime in early February. It will be another opportunity to meet members of the CuyArea and Cleveland Area Leagues.
And here’s what we have been doing lately:
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.
A coffee was held on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. at Carol Lowenthal’s house, 14302 Shaker Blvd., to share information about the possible merger of Shaker, Cuyahoga Area and the Cleveland Area Leagues. Julianna Johnston-Senturia served as moderator. Read the pages 6-8 of the November issue of the Voter for more information.