Here is the report for the April 11 Active McFarland Political Café, which resumed after a three-week hiatus. We look forward to seeing you at the next café at the McFarland House Café on April 18.
Present at the April 11 café: Ron Berger, Jean & Denny Blackmore, Ann Kleinhaus, Sharon Payne, Ron & Joanne Ruzicka, Dawn & Art Shegonee, Clair Utter, Barb Voelker
On Thurs April 16, Active McFarland will host a talk by election-integrity activist Karen McKim. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM and be held in the community room of the E.D. Locke Public Library in McFarland.
On Sat April 25, Pow Wow 2015 will be held at Madison College.
1) Jean & Denny and Ron R. & Joanne gave us an update on the publicity plans for the Thurs April 30 Vel Phillips event, which will include the showing of the documentary “Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams” followed by a panel discussion. The event will begin at 7:00 PM and be held at the United Church of Christ in McFarland.
2) Clair distributed a schedule and agenda for Village Committee meetings in the upcoming week that will be held at the McFarland Municipal Center:
Mon, April 13, 6:00 PM: Village Board
Tues, April 14, 6:00 PM: Public Works Committee
Wed, April 15, 6:30 PM: Personnel Committee
Thurs, April 16, 7:00 PM: Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Committee
3) Today’s discussion was wide-ranging and included discussion of the March 28 Wisconsin Grassroots festival and the current state of the Wisconsin grassroots movement. Among recent developments is the launching of Mike McCabe’s Blue Jeans Nation citizens group.
submitted by Ron Berger