Thursday, June 12, 2014

LWV Annual Dinner - Honoring Alice Logie


On Wednesday, June 11, the League of Women Voters of Plainfield held its annual meeting and dinner at the Netherwood Bar and Grill in Plainfield. During the meeting, the officers discussed the events of the past year, including voter registration, the education forum, the new membership drive, and setting the schedule for a July meeting to work on League programs for the next year. 

Alice Logie

After the brief meeting, dinner was served, and all attention turned to Alice Logie, our longest-serving (over 53 years) member of the Plainfield League, who offered a "show-and-tell" of important and historic League memorabilia from the past 50 plus years. Included in Alice’s presentation were primary source documents (some dated as early as 1963) of the League’s participation in the Plainfield school desegregation plan, a League publication, This is Plainfield, for which she served as an editor, and other important pieces, which will be donated to the Plainfield Public Library as part of the local archives. 

With Freeholder Linda Carter
Then began the most anticipated aspect of the evening’s festivities—the celebration of Alice Logie’s 53 years as a League member. Union County Freeholder Linda Carter was on hand to present Alice with a resolution by the freeholder board honoring Alice’s commitment to her community and to voter education and registration. 

With Councilwoman Rebecca Williams

Newly re-elected Councilwoman Rebecca Williams, a ten-year member of the League, then presented Alice with a resolution adopted unanimously by the Plainfield City Council, which acknowledged Alice's longstanding service to Plainfield, her contributions to the League as a past president, treasurer, and member, and which also spoke to Alice's longtime commitment to racial justice.

With Plainfield-LWV President Regina Bagley-Gray

Finally, Chapter President Regina Bagley-Gray presented Alice with a plaque from the local League, beautifully inscribed with thanks for her outstanding service to the League of Women Voters of Plainfield over six decades. Alice graciously accepted the plaque and reassured the members that she would continue her work with League. 

As a tireless and devoted activist and advocate of voters' rights, voter education, and of the City of Plainfield, Alice Logie remains one of the treasures of the Queen City.

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