Making Democracy Work


Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Caestecker Public Library
518 Hill Street
Green Lake, WI 54941
Local Health Care: Issues, Services, Needs. League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area will host an Informational Meeting on Health Care Issues, Services, and Needs on Thursday, October 12th at 5:30pm at Caestecker Library in Green Lake. The meeting will focus on health care in both Green Lake and Waushara Counties.

Kathy Munsey, Green Lake County Health Officer and Patti Wohlfeil, Waushara County Health Officer will present a detailed overview of current statistical information compiled by the Central Wisconsin Health Partnership (CWHP) that was published in 2016.

Copies of the documents are available to preview at Ripon Public Library, Caestecker Public Library in Green Lake, Berlin Public Library and Wautoma Public Library.

Following the presentation there will be a question and answer period.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
11:30 am
  League Annual Picnic.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:30 pm
Ripon High School
Tiger Drive
Ripon, WI 54971
LWV National Issues (Campaign for Making Democracy Work). Ripon High School Community Room
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Ripon City Hall
Council Chambers
100 E Jackson St.
Ripon, WI 54971
Ripon School Board Candidate Forum. Our local League is planning a Candidate Forum for Ripon Area School Board candidates. The Spring Primary election narrowed the eight candidates down to six candidates. In the upcoming Spring election, the remaining six candidates will be vying for three positions on the School Board. Our League wants to give voters the opportunity to hear all the candidates speak before the 2017 Spring Election (April 4, 2017).

Thursday, March 9, 2017
6:30 pm
Ripon High School
Tiger Drive
Ripon, WI 54971
LWV- Wisconsin State Study Presentation. Our March 9th meeting will focus on the Upper Mississippi River Valley Inter League Organization. Please welcome Dane County LWV member Ellen Rosborough as our presenter. Ellen Rosborough will share information about the new Upper Mississippi River Region + Inter League Organization. Feel free to bring interested friends and neighbors!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Ripon City Hall Council Chambers
100 E. Jackson Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Candidate Interview Session. Eight candidates are vying for three spots on the Ripon Area School Board. The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area is hosting a Candidate Interview Session to give the voters an opportunity to meet the candidates and hear them speak before the Spring Primary.

Mark your calendars & meet the candidates!

Wednesday, February 8th; 7:00 PM Ripon City Hall Council Chambers

Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm
Ripon College
300 Seward Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Holiday Gala. Focus on Lively Issues. Good Food & Good Cheer!

$30 per person. RSVP by 11/21/16.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
6:30 pm
Prairie Lakes Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
315 Eureka St.
Ripon, WI 54971
MEMBER MEETING: Poverty Study CONSENSUS. Ripon LWV Members are urged to attend and come to consensus about our 3-year local poverty study.

  • Note: this is member meeting.

The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area is preparing for a consensus on our local poverty study. Need a refresher on what LWV consensus is and why it's so important for our members to participate? Head over to and read up!

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm
Ripon High School
Tiger Drive
Ripon, WI 54971
Poverty Study: Housing Issues in Waushara and Green Lake Counties. Join the LWV of the Ripon Area as we continue our ongoing Poverty Study. We will learn more about housing issues in Waushara and Green Lake Counties.

Ripon High School Community Room.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Ripon College
300 Seward Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Voter Registration. LWV will register voters at Ripon College.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
11:00-1:30 pm
Ripon College
Pickard Commons Lobby
300 Seward Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Gear Up To Vote! Voter Registration Drive!. The League of Women Voters of the Ripon Area welcomes the Gear Up To Vote tour for a stop at Ripon College on Wednesday, September 28 from 10AM to 1PM at Pickard Commons. We'll be registering Ripon College students and preparing them to vote in the November election. Then we trek over to the Ripon Public Library (120 Jefferson St, Ripon, WI 54971) to assist the citizens of Ripon and surrounding communities with registration and voting questions. Come on out and get registered now, and pick up some fun freebie reminders to vote!

"Gear Up to Vote Van"

To find out more about Gear Up to Vote, check out the link!

Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30 pm
Ripon High School
Tiger Drive
Ripon, WI 54971
Membership Recruitment Meeting. Thursday, September 8 is the perfect time to bring a friend or acquaintance to our fall Membership Recruitment meeting! Please join us at 6:30pm in Ripon High School's Community room.

New members and anyone interested in joining or finding out more about the League of Women Voters are invited. (Minimum age to join is now 16!)

The meeting is designed to be only 1 hour long, to share pertinent information, and to answer questions. Refreshments served too!

Thursday, July 14, 2016
6:30 P.M.
First Congregational Church of Ripon
220 Ransom Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Roadmap to Cleaner Water. Presented by Stephanie Prellwitz of the Green Lake Association

We are in the Green Lake watershed and Green Lake is important to us all.  

This is their exciting program about work in the Green Lake watershed to get and keep Green Lake clean.  They have been working on this on their own but since Green Lake has been declared an impaired lake they have been able to get funding to do much more. Come and hear all about it.

The Ripon area LWV has studied ground and surface water and has been working to promote keeping it clean. 

The public is invited to come and learn about an important project.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
6:00 P.M.
Ripon Ripon League Annual Picnic Potluck Meeting. Our annual picnic is Thursday, June 16 at 6 PM at Cindy Ebert's house. (Message us for directions if needed.)

Jean will bring us up to date on our local plans and the state plans for this next year!

Saturday, May 14, 2016
11:00 A.M.
State Highway 23
Green Lake, WI 54941
LWV Annual Meeting. Gather at 11 Buffet Meal at 11:30 Cost: $18

The speaker will be Linda Tack who is in charge of homeless students in Fond du Lac.

The business meeting, including election, will be after the speaker. Reminder that this is a good time to pay dues.

Please bring an interested friend if possible.

Thursday, March 10, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Ripon High School Local Program Meeting: Water Resources. Local Program Meeting Water Resources and the new upper Mississippi interleague group.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Prairie Lakes Fellowship
315 Eureka Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Local Program Meeting: Poverty Study. Focus on Economic Development stats and issues.
Saturday, January 16, 2016
11:30 a.m.
First Congregational Church of Ripon
220 Ransom Street
Ripon, WI 54971
Lively Issues Meeting. Please bring sandwiches or dessert to pass. We will be discussing possible local, state and national issues to study in the future.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Ripon College Christmas Gala Dinner. Those interested in purchasing a dinner should contact the LWVRA via the "Contact Us" tab.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Ripon High School State Urban Policy Review.
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Ripon City Hall Voter ID Informational Meeting.
October 2015
Royal Ridges; 1 Westgate Drive, Ripon, WI 54971 Fall Government Forum. Some time in October, the LWV Ripon Area teams up with the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce and Ripon Rotary to host a forum with local, county, and school government officials. Specific date TBD.
Friday, September 25, 2015-Saturday, September 26, 2015
Wyndham Glenview Suites, Chicago North; 1400 Milwaukee Avenue, Glenview, IL 60025 LWV Lake Michigan Region Annual Meeting. LWVLMR 2015 Annual Meeting--All members welcome! Visit for updates.
Thursday, June 18, 2015-Sunday, June 21, 2015
Leesburg, VA LWV National Council.
Friday, June 5, 2015-Saturday, June 6, 2015
LWV Wisconsin Annual Meeting
The Hotel Chequamegon; 101 Lake Shore Dr W; Ashland, WI 54806 LWV Wisconsin Annual Meeting.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Gallagher's; 333 Watson St; Ripon, WI 54971 LWV Ripon Area Annual Meeting. Speaker Jason Kauffeld will address "The Growth of the Sharing Economy." Jason and his wife Giselle chose to integrate world travel with cutting-edge leadership programs before they started their family. Now, with a couple of young children, they've settled in Ripon, and Jason serves as the Director of Nonprofit Relationships at the Green Lake Conference Center.

Jason's talk is free. Those interested in purchasing a lunch should contact the LWVRA via the "Contact Us" tab.

SCHEDULE: 11 a.m. - social time; 11:30 a.m. - lunch; Noon - Jason Kauffeld; 12:45 p.m. - business meeting

May 2015
Royal Ridges; 1 Westgate Dr; Ripon, WI 54971 Eggs and Issues. Some time in May, the LWV Ripon Area teams up with the Ripon Area Chamber of Commerce and Ripon Early Bird Kiwanis to host a forum with state and national government officials. Specific date TBD.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Room 167, Ripon High School; 850 Tiger Dr; Ripon, WI 54971 Ripon Area Poverty Study. Following the discussion held for the Green Lake area.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Great Hall, Ripon College Great Conversations. Fundraiser dinner for the Ripon Education Foundation:
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Council Chambers, Ripon City Hall; 100 East Jackson St; Ripon, WI 54971 Regulation Discussion for Above-Ground Chemical Storage Tanks in the Ripon Area.