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40th & 90th Anniversary

Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of League of Women Voters Wisconsin Rapids Area and of the 90th Anniversary of the US League of Women Voters


Linda Huttenberg, president of League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area.
     Linda Huttenburg, President of League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area prepares to greet arrivals at the Ammiversary Celebration.

Mayor of Wisconsin Rapids Pfroclamation
    
The Mayor proclaimed January 25, 2011 as LWV Making Democracy Work Day in honor of the League of Women Voters - US 90th Anniversary and LWV-WRA 40th Anniversary and urged all residents to pay great tribute and respect to the League of Women Voters for all they do to make our community healthy, vibrant and strong.


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A display table of League of Women Voters memorabilia, accomplishments, awards, commendations, etc.
     A display table of League of Women Voters Memorabilia, Activities, Accomplishments, Awards, Commendations, etc.

The League of Women Voters of the Wisconsinn Rapids Area Banner
     The League of Women Voters of the Wisconsinn Rapids Area Banner, on display at many of the functions and civic efforts the League becomes invoved in, is well recognized throughout the community.

Marion Ruelle and Beatice Smith, two past presidents
     Marion Ruelle and Beatice Smith, two past presidents of the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area, show off the 40th Anniversary cake.

Mary Dahm, past president of League of Women Voters Wisconsin Rapids Area.
     Mary Dahm, Past President of League of Women Voters Wisconsin Rapids Area, greets members and guests arriving later in the evening.

Charter Members Beatrice Smith, Gloria Bocaner and Margherita Voelker atteded the celebration.
     Three Charter Members, Beatrice Smith (Past President), Gloria Bocaner (Past President), and Margherita Voelker (Past Treasurer), attended the celebration.

Gloria Bocaner, Speaker for the evening.
     The speaker for the evening was Gloria Bocaner who is a charter member of the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Area and was elected it's first president.

Gloria Bocaner,
     Gloria Bocaner, who was present at the very inception of our local League, was elected it's first president, and who has remained invloved with the local League for it's entire life, was in an excellent position to present the history of the formation of our League. And that's exactly what she did admirably well at the celebration.

Members of the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area.
     Members of the League of Women Voters of the Wisconsin Rapids Area. Being a League member must be rather pleasant and enjoyable. Can you ever remember seeing that many happy looking, smiling people all gathered together in one spot?

Three attendees socializing at the celebration.
     As should be true at all celebrations, there was plenty of time for the attendees to "touch base" with each other and do a bit of socializing.

Attendees enjoying treats.
     Ah, yes! There were plenty of treats and cake to be enjoyed.

                   Margherita Voelker, past treasurer of League of Women Voters Wisconsin Rapids Area.
     This photo of Past Treasurer Margherita Voelker was included at the insistence of the Webmaster because it seems to typify the sparkle, joy, warmth, enthusiasm, caring and good will that brings our local League to life and drives it's good deeds.

Beatrice Smith, Marion Ruelle, Gloria Bocaner.
     Was the Celebration the successful and joyous event it was hoped to be? Apparently it was, based on the jolly and happy expression of these three past presidents (Beatrice Smith, Marion Ruelle, Gloria Bocaner) about to leave for home.


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