Making Democracy Work

Delta County Information and Activities


The LWVDC has always kept it's focus on Voter Services. We are respected in our community for non-partisan candidate forums and voter education. Our printed Voter Guides in election years are sought out, and we actively promote the use of Vote411 as an online tool. We do act in coalition with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Delta County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor our candidate forums. We present public programs on timely topics. In the past, we have partnered with the Escanaba Public Library to bring programs to our citizens. At present, we are mentoring the newly formed Marquette Unit, as they strive to become a full-fledged League. In the process of doing that, we hope to re-energize our local membership to reinstate activities, such as the Observer Corp. Our only fund raiser is an Annual Used Book Sale held in early August. Membership meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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Past Activities and Events

Candidate Forums - Delta County - 2017 The LWV, AAUW and the Chamber of Commerce of Delta County held a November General Election Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Escanaba City Hall from 7:00-9:00 pm

There were two segments. The first segment for the Gladstone City Commission had a full house. The candidates for the Gladstone City Commission 2-year term are Bradley Mantela (incumbent) and Mike O'Connor. The candidates for the Gladstone City Commission 4-year term are Joe Thompson and Steven Viau (incumbents), Joshua Godfrey, Darin Hunter, Ken LaVigne, and Dave Nemacheck.

Gladstone City Commission Forum

The second segment was the Escanaba City Council. The candidates for three 4-year terms are Patricia Baribeau, Ralph Blasier, and Marc Tall (incumbents), Katherine Hardt, and Peggy O'Connell Schumann.

Escanaba City Council Forum

The moderator for the forum was League Member Patricia Rudden. Written questions from the audience were accepted. The forum was streamed live at City Council Chambers and is available on youtube. The November General Election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Gladstone YouTube

Escanaba YouTube

Annual Book Sale - Delta County - 2017

LWV of Delta County Book Sale

The Annual Used Book Sale was held August 5th in conjunction with the Waterfront Arts Festival. This is Delta County's only fundraising event for the League. Attendees had a chance to enjoy a beautiful sunny day, browse the arts and crafts, hear local music and shop for a great deal on books. A few of the new Marquette County League members enjoyed helping with the event. The Book Sale had a good year this year!

The success of the Book Sale is directly related to the quality and amount of inventory. The larger and better the inventory, the higher the profit. Therefore, the LWV of Delta County is now collecting USED BOOKS, VIDEOS, CD'S, DVD'S, SHEET MUSIC, AND CASSETTES for next year's sale. The CD's sell like hotcakes, so we especially encourage the donation of CD and DVD collections. Books with a copyright date less than 10 years, children's books of any copyright date, and all other above-mentioned items in good condition may be donated anytime during the year at Northern Michigan Bank c/o Pat Rudden. This year- round drop-off location works out great, thus we have a large inventory of books to sell in August.