Thursday, May 18, 2017

Eleanor Kielizcek, former LWVT member, passed away

A longtime former LWV member has passed away -- Eleanor Kielizcek.  


Articles about Eleanor's role in the civic health of Teaneck are  in the Virtual Village digital datanase:

Several pictures of Eleanor show her many civic involvements.
Readers are urged to send in more for posting  to Pat Libutti:

Eleanor with Garden Club members Grace Kriegel and Julia Condit celebrating the Centennial Herb Garden, for which she overturned the first shovelful of dirt.

Below: Eleanor  with Garden Club Herb group at Grace Kriegel Herb Garden Dedication at Library, 1996.   Nancy Cochrane is now the Herb Garden Group Chair.

Eleanor with Kay Hower celebrating the fortieth anniversary of LWVT's founding . Eleanor was Mayor for the second time.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Sixty Five Years of a Grand Idea! Highlights of Accomplishments of The League of Women Voters of Teaneck 2016-2017

Sixty Five Years of a Grand Idea! Highlights of Accomplishments of
The League of Women Voters of Teaneck 2016-2017

Click on

to see our history, illustrated

• Registered voters at back to school nights

• Held a Candidate forum

• Made Consensus recommendations on Sexual Assault on College Campuses study

• Participated in Women's March in Washington and Trenton, January 21st
• Made recommendations to LWVNJ on program planning agenda for 2018

•Supported advocacy initiatives via letters and member telephone calls to member of Congress and the state legislature

•Regularly monitored Teaneck town council, Board of Education and developments in Washington and Trenton in the education arena

• Used our blog,,  for ongoing communication and education of our members and the public

•Sponsored and participated in the selection of a Teaneck High School student for a scholarship through Teaneck Community Scholarship Fund

•Held a discussion for Women’s History Month on Protest and Power: Women’s Rights in America.

Sixty-five Years of a Grand Idea: LWVTeaneck HISTORY: 1952-2017

Sixty-five  Years  of a Grand Idea:
History of the League of Women Voters of Teaneck

May 2017


June 29, 2015 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Earns Award at Convention  
(Suburbanite, July 16, 2015)

October 15, 2014 League of Women Voters of Teaneck Concludes Study of Charter Schools (Suburbanite, November 6, 2014)

To the editor,
This August, our nation honors the 49th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, the historic civil

Patch Oct. 2012 LWV Guide: Teaneck School Board CandidatesThe candidates for Teaneck's Board of Education respond to questions ranging from test scores to outsourcing.

The League of Women Voters of Teaneck and Teaneck Council of Parents and Teachers has scheduled a Candidates’ Forum for the upcoming Board of Education election, Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Sen. Loretta Weinberg (at podium) and Teaneck Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin  presented LWV Teaneck with a certificate of appreciation "celebrating 90 years of  voting privileges."( The Suburbanite, Oct. 7, 2010  Teaneck women honor 90th anniversary of Amendment)

July 15, 2010
League of Women Voters of Teaneck  Elects Officers
The 58th annual meeting of the League of Women Voters of Teaneck (LWV-Teaneck) took place on June 28 at the home of Marjorie Hirschberg in Cresskill.



Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LWV Teaneck Board List & Upcoming Events

The LWV Teaneck Board List & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 Board Meeting, Barbara's house, 7:30 pm,  

Saturday, April 29, 2017: 62nd Biennial Convention  Monroe NJ

Coming up soon: check back for details:

Membership Tea (May 17)

Annual Dinner (June 22)

LWV Teaneck Board List 


Arlene Gartenberg, Vice President, Program Planning

Barbara Ostroth, Vice President, Voter Service

Joyce Jacobs, Secretary

Pat Libutti, Treasurer 

Shirley Sosland, Membership 


Janet Austin and  Pat Libutti,  Women's History

Doris Thurber, Advocacy

Pat Libutti, LWVTeaneck Blog/Facebook page


Margot Embree Fisher,  Education

Naomi Cramer, Observer Corps


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Materials for the Current Study: Sexual Assault on College Campuses

                               Consensus Study Materials:

                   Sexual Assault on College Campuses

At the May 2015 LWVNJ Convention, delegates adopted a study of Campus Sexual Assault due to the sense of epidemic proportions and visibility of the problem on the nation's and New Jersey's campuses. The League adopted this study because we note with alarm the increase, or at least the increase in reporting, of campus sexual assault and want to determine how best to respond to alleged sexual assault on students in college communities. The formal scope of the study adopted at Convention was as follows:

The Consensus meeting will be on Wed. Feb. 8th, Arlene's house.
The study will consider the following issues/questions:
How should sexual assault be defined? Here we want consider sexual assault on men as well as women as well as what constitutes consent.

What is the appropriate role for local law enforcement and for campus student services?

What are viable means of prevention that all campuses should implement?

In this regard, what is the role of men in eliminating gender-based violence?

Resources and Study Materials:

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017

    Women's March : Links

    If you're going to DC for Saturday's march, check:

    Also, LWVNJ is a supporter of the Women's March on NJ  in Trenton on Saturday.  You can see more information if you go to that group's website.

    Meeting Wednesday, January 25 and Consensus Meeting Date Feb. 8

    Meeting Wednesday, January 25

    REMINDER: our regular meeting that will include the LWVNJ Program Planning item is at Joyce's home on Wednesday, January 25.  Please RSVP to Joyce and send her your agenda items.  


    Please mark your calendar.  Based on your responses to the proposed meetings dates, the meeting is on Wednesday, February 8, at 7:30 pm at my house.