• The Rotary Clubs of Door County are accepting nominations for the first annual Door County Ethics in Business Award. Residents may nominate businesses or individuals they believe to be leaders in ethical business practices.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will work with the clubs to facilitate the interview process for nominees who daily exemplify outstanding ethical behavior in their business and community. Separate awards will be given for a for-profit business, non-profit business and individual. Awards will be presented Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 at Stone Harbor Resort. The application and additional information is available at http://www.sturgeonbayrotary.org/ethicsinbusiness. Application deadline is Nov. 1.
• The Door County League of Women Voters is reminding those leaving Wisconsin for the winter to consider how Wisconsin’s new voting laws will affect them.
Beginning in 2012 all voters will need to present an acceptable photo ID to receive a ballot. Voters must reside at their address for 28 consecutive days to be eligible to vote, and voters may no longer use a corroborating witness as proof of residence.
Before snowbirds leave for the winter, they must make sure they:
1. Are registered to vote by contacting their municipal clerk. If they need to register, they will be required to show proof of residence.
2. Have an acceptable photo ID before leaving. If they do not have one, getting one may require several steps in order to collect the required documentation.
3. Contact their municipal clerk to make sure they know the procedures and timeline for absentee voting.
• The Door County Public Health Department will host a Community Health Assessment meeting at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay Oct. 21 from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm. The department is seeking input from the community to identify strengths and resources within the community. Those interested should RSVP by calling 920.746.2360 or by emailing Vicki Dantoin at [email protected].