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Speakers Bureau The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is an all-volunteer organization devoted to protecting access to public meetings and records. Though our resources are limited, we try to do as much public outreach as possible. The following council members are available for speaking engagements, as their schedules permit. Bill Lueders The Progressive 30 W. […]

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Jan. 11, 2007

Minutes for Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Jan. 11, 2007 Capital Newspapers Board Room, Madison, Wisconsin Present: Peter Fox, John Ingebritsen, Michael Buelow, Roger Schneider, Anita Weier, Tom Bier, Dick Record, Rebecca Mason, Bob Dreps, Bruce Gill, Dee Hall, Bob Drechsel, Tim Kelley, Sid Schwartz, Bill Lueders, Craig Swanson, Dave Zweifel, Bob Welch, Christa Westerberg, […]

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April 19, 2007

Minutes for Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council April 19 meeting Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Rebecca Mason, Roger Schneider, Dave Pyle, Doug Wojcik, Dick Record, Bruce Gill (for George Stanley), Dee Hall, Christa Westerberg, Anita Weier, Michael Buelow, Tim Kelley, Bob Welch, Mary Callen, Peter Fox, Bill Lueders, Craig Swanson, Mark Gundrum, Dave Zweifel, Sid […]

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July 17, 2007

Minutes for Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council July 17 meeting, Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Bob Welch, John Laabs, Michelle Vetterkind, Dave Pyle, Roger Schneider, Bob Dreps, Rebecca Mason, Doug Wojcik, Randy Winter, Michael Buelow, Anita Weier, Christa Westerberg, Gordon Govien, Bob Drechsel, Jeff Hovind, Tom Bier, Peter Fox, Bill Lueders, Craig Swanson, John Vander […]

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Oct. 16, 2007

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Minutes of the Oct. 16, 2007 meeting, Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Dick Mial, John Ingebritsen, Peter Fox, Roger Schneider, Christa Westerberg, Tom Bier, Dee Hall, Bob Welch, Randy Winter, Bruce Gill, Doug Wojcik, Gina Duwe, Bob Drechsel, Anita Weier, Michael Buelow, Ann Frisch, Rebecca Mason, Bill Lueders, Bob Dreps, Michelle […]

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Jan. 15, 2008

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council  Minutes of the Jan. 15, 2008 meeting, Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Frederick M. Olsen III, Doug Wojcik, Hank Koshollek, Gina Duwe, Dee Hall, Thomas Koetting, Ann Frisch, Bob Drechsel, Christa Westerberg, Bob Dreps, Bill Lueders, Tom Bier, John Laabs, Dave Zweifel, Peter Fox, Craig Swanson, Roger Schneider, Dave Pyle. […]

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July 15, 2008

Wisconsin Freedom of Information CouncilMinutes of July 15, 2008 meeting,Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Dick Mial, Craig Swanson, Bob Dreps, Peter Fox, John Laabs, Tom Bier, Gina Duwe, Diane martin, Bruce Vielmetti, Gordon Govien, Anita Weier, Roger Schneider, Bob Drechsel, Bill Lueders, Fred Olson III, Katy Reeder, Jim Mueller. Meeting called to order at 1:30 […]

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April 10, 2008

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Minutes of the April 10, 2008 meeting, Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: John Intebritsen, Michael Buelow, Ann Frisch, Diane Martin, Anita Weier, Dave Zweifel, Peter Fox, Doug Wojcik, Roger Schneider, Bob Welch, Michelle Vetterkind, Christa Westerberg, Thomas Koetting, Gordon Govier, Bill Lueders, Bob Drechsel, Bob Dreps, Katy Reeder, Jim Mueller, […]

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Jan. 27, 2009

Minutes of Jan. 27, 2009 meeting Capital Newspapers, Madison, Wis. Present: Dick Mial, Dave Zweifel, Christa Westerberg, Thomas Koetting, Eric Barber, Bob Dreps, Fred Olson, Dee Hall, Gina Duwe, Doug Wojcik, Peter Fox, Bob Drechsel, Bob Welch, Roger Schneider, Anita Weier, Diane Martin, Bill Lueders, Gordon Grovier, Tim Kelley, Andy Hall. Meeting called to order at 1:30 […]

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Oct. 7, 2008

Minutes of Oct. 7, 2008 meeting  The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council was called to order on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. Present were Bill Lueders, Christa Westerberg, Thomas Koetting, Dee Hall, Dick Record, Doug Wojcik, Gina Duwe, Gordon Govier, Bob Welch, Tim Kelley, Roger Schneider, Bob Dreps, Peter Fox, Diane Martin, Ann […]

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Bylaws

WISCONSIN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COUNCIL, INC. ARTICLE 1 PURPOSE The purpose of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, Inc. (the “Council”) is to safeguard the right of the public to the information it must have to act responsibly in a free and democratic society. A primary goal of the Council shall be to educate Wisconsin […]

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Council Members

Officers / Executive Board Bill Lueders President (Public member) The Progressive 30 W. Mifflin St., Suite 703 Madison, WI 53703 (608) 669-4712 blueders@gmail.com Christa Westerberg Co-Vice President (Public member) Pines Bach LLP 122 W Washington Ave, Ste. 900 Madison, WI 53703 (608) 310-3560 cwesterberg@pinesbach.com April Barker Co-Vice President Schott, Bublitz & Engel S.C. 16655 West […]

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History of the Council

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council was created Oct. 31, 1978, about three weeks after 21 state journalists agreed informally that the group should be formed to protect First Amendment rights. “Every time someone steps on the First Amendment, he will get a heck of a fight from the working press,” Robert Meloon, executive editor […]

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About the FOIC

Mission statement The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council seeks to safeguard access to information that citizens must have to act responsibly in a free and democratic society. We cherish Wisconsin’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws, which declare that because “a representative government is dependent on an informed electorate,” all persons are entitled to the […]

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