Lunch and Learn: Evansville Waterworks Sunrise Pump Station
Thursday, May 16, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Eat lunch, learn about the new pump station from the new Executive Director, and tour the facilities. This new pump station incorporates green space and highlights the spillway as a focal point along the river. There is a Rain Garden and immediate access to the Evansville Riverfront Walkway.

Lunch will be catered and cost $15.

Reservation for lunch and payment can be done in one of two ways:

1. Register and pay by credit card on our website HERE  OR
2. Email Barbara Williams at bcw@bwilliamslaw.com to reserve a spot.  You can then either pay by check or cash at the door or mail a check to Barbara at 1217 Hunters Ridge Ct. Evansville, IN 47725

If you want to join us but don’t want lunch, just drop in.

Barbara Williams, LWVSWIN VP

Our Annual Meeting is Saturday, June 29 at Oaklyn Library
We will have brunch and a speaker.  We will also give out our annual Making Democracy Work Award, elect new officers, and vote on our new budget, bylaws changes, and 2024-25 program.
You can also renew your membership dues and/or become a new member. Hope to see you there!


We want to focus on places where young people gather this year.We have been working on high school voter registration. We contacted all the local high schools. We received no response from the EVSC, but did from Castle HS, Boonville HS, Day School, and Mater Dei. We registered 103 students at Castle and participated in the Mater Dei event where 144 were registered. Boonville HS holds a voter registration event for seniors yearly – there are 200 seniors this year. We met with the Evansville Day School representative and are still working with them.We are waitlisted for a booth at River City Pride Fest in downtown Evansville on June 1. We have also applied to be at a Warrick County Pride event later in June.Rita Wedig organized a voter registration at SWIRCA and had good response, checking registrations primarily and discussing Vote411. SWIRCA would like us back in the fall.Our next Voter Services committee meeting is May 1 at 11 am in the large conference room at Central Library.

Donna Marvel, Voter Services Chair

VOTE411 is live for the 8th District and Vanderburgh County Primaries.  Unfortunately, many races are not competitive in the primary, so we limited our surveying.  To see what candidates answered, please go to: VOTE411
Vicki Small, LWVSWIN co-President

ENERGY FOR ALL – The Evansville Climate Collaborative is applying for grant money from the EPA that will be given through the IDEM. Three projects proposed include Solar for Evansville, EV’s for Evansville (busses), and electrification for low-income housing with heat pumps and electric water heaters.  The decision will made in July.

ENERGY REBATE PROGRAM – The Indiana Office of Energy Development will hold a virtual kickoff on a new energy rebate program on Tuesday, April 30 at 5:30 pm CST.  This will be followed by an in-person event in Evansville on Thursday, June 13, 6:30-8:30 pm CST.  To register for one or both go to  https://www.in.gov/oed/grants-and-funding-opportunities/homeowner-incentives/

The CENTERPOINT RATE CASE evidentiary hearings are scheduled to start May 2 at 8:30 am CDT in Indy, and they will be streamed on YouTube. It is possible that they will reach a settlement before then — so any hearings might be shortened — but here is the YouTube URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5La8G74UcY. Your participation is appreciated since IURC does take note of the level of activity.

EVANSVILLE SOLAR CONGRESS at Bethlehim UCC on Saturday, May 4th, 11:30 am – 3 pm.  Register HERE.

BEYOND COAL – The Liberty Mine Expansion is delayed (for now).

CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY held a movie showing of “Kiss the Ground” about regenerative farming on April 2 at Central Library. They are talking about having a book discussion event soon.

Susan Wilder, LWVSWIN Environment representative