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Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
 
  Election Day. Get out and vote!!!!
Thursday, November 13, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak St.
Alameda, CA 94501
IS ALAMEDA READY for the next big earthquake, storm, or emergency?. Learn how the City of Alameda, Alameda County, and other agencies plan and prepare for emergencies. Find out how to connect your household and family with these efforts and plans to be ready for the next quake or storm.

With Captain Sharon Oliver of the the Alameda Fire Department , Paul Hess from Alameda County, John McCahan of the Alameda Red Cross, and other emergency preparedness experts.

Thursday, November 13 at the Alameda Free Library, 7:00 - 9:00 PM.

Sunday, December 7, 2014
5-8pm
  LWVA Holiday Party. Our Annual LWVA Holiday Party Is coming on Sunday, December 7, from 5:00pm - 8:00 pm. All members and their guests are welcome.

Please bring something to share.

Please call 510-869-4969 for details or to RSVP.

Saturday, January 17, 2015
2-4 pm
Alameda Free Library "Hot Topic". Political discussion group, Family Study Room, Alameda Free Library. For information contact Ruth Dixon-Mueller, Membership Chair, at dixonmueller@yahoo.com.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
6-9 pm
Home of Felice Zensius LWVA General Membership Meeting (Positions). LWVA general membership meeting to review local and state League positions on policy issues, home of Felice Zensius Light supper.
Friday, February 6, 2015
5:30pm
Pier 29, 1148 Ballena Blvd (west end of Alameda) First Friday Dinner. First Friday no-host social dinner. RSVP by noon Friday Feb. 6th to Robby Kiley, rkiley7@comcast.net. All welcome.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2-4 pm
Alameda Free Library, Family Study Room Voting: How do California's. Small group political discussion. This month's topic is "Voting: How do California's voting methods determine who wins, who loses?

Space limit 12 persons; reservations required. LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller, dixonmueller@yahoo.com. All welcome.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Free Library (enter from rear parking lot) WHY WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM: ALAMEDA COUNTY PERSPECTIVES.". Free public forum: "WHY WE NEED COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM: ALAMEDA COUNTY PERSPECTIVES." Alameda Free Library (enter from rear parking lot). Featuring Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan and panel. Program Chair Gayle Thomas, blaze00031@aol.com. Open to the community!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
7-8:30pm
Alameda Hospital, Conference Room A (third floor) The State of Health Care in Alameda. The State of Health Care in Alameda-A free public forum. Featuring the CAO of Alameda Hospital, Bonnie Panlasigui and panel.

We will explore various topics including use of parcel tax revenues and what the future holds for Alameda Hospital concerning new specialty care and affiliation with Alameda Health system. Everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7-9pm
College of Alameda, Room C208 MISS REPRESENTATION (Documentary) Showings March 18 and March 24. MISS REPRESENTATION is a 2011 documentary film exposing how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America (87 minutes; TV-14). The League is partnering with American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the College of Alameda, who is hosting two free public screenings. After the film, representatives from the LWVA and AAUW will be available for a discussion session. All are welcome.

FREE.

Attendees are asked to RSVP using the link on the COA's Women's History Month page. (Community members who are neither students nor COA staff can request a free parking pass when they RSVP.)

March 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at College of Alameda, Room C208

March 24, Noon - 2:00 pm at the College of Alameda, Room D237

Watch the extended trailer (8:52) on YouTube

For more movie information visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Representation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
12-2pm
College of Alameda, Room D237 MISS REPRESENTATION (Documentary) Showings March 18 and March 24. MISS REPRESENTATION is a 2011 documentary film exposing how mainstream media contribute to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence in America (87 minutes; TV-14). The League is partnering with American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the College of Alameda, who is hosting two free public screenings. After the film, representatives from the LWVA and AAUW will be available for a discussion session. All are welcome.

FREE.

Attendees are asked to RSVP using the link on the COA's Women's History Month page. (Community members who are neither students nor COA staff can request a free parking pass when they RSVP.)

March 18, 7:00 - 9:00 pm at College of Alameda, Room C208

March 24, Noon - 2:00 pm at the College of Alameda, Room D237

Watch the extended trailer (8:52) on YouTube

For more movie information visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Representation

Saturday, March 28, 2015
2-4pm
Alameda Free Library
Family Study Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
MARCH 'HOT TOPIC' - California Ballot Propositions: What's Coming?. CALIFORNIA'S BALLOT PROPOSITIONS: WHAT'S COMING? is the topic for our next "Hot Topics" Discussion March 28.

How many propositions are in line for the next elections? How do voters' initiatives get on the ballot? Who sponsors them, and what role does money play? What do you think about the initiative process?

WHEN: Saturday, March 28, 2:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: Family Study Room, Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street @ Lincoln Avenue

FACILITATOR: Dorothy Fullerton. Pre-registration required (limit: 12 persons). Contact LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller for more info and to pre-register.

Friday, April 10, 2015
5:30pm
High Street Station
1303 High Street
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday No-Host Social Dinner. First Friday Social Dinner (second Friday this month): no-host social dinner at High Street Station, 1303 High Street at Encinal. Members, guests, and visitors welcome! Reserve with connie.hanna@comcast.net, 995-8672.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
9:30-2:30pm
Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501-4416
DEVELOPMENT FORUM: "What Developments Are Coming to Alameda?". 9:30 am - 12:00 pm: What Developments Are Coming to Alameda? Panel discussion, Q & A on proposed and current developments, growth issues in Alameda. Presented by the Alameda Home Team, Alameda Association of RealtorsŪ, and League of Women VotersŪ of Alameda.

Optional afternoon bus tour of developments from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Preregistration required at DevelopmentsAlameda.eventbrite.com.

FREE. (Preregistration required due to space limitations.)

Alameda Elks Lodge Rathskellar (in basement), 2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda, next to City Hall (accessible parking and elevator are behind the building).

Info: League of Women Voters of Alameda Press Release, or from Alameda Home Team (510-523-4460; aht@alamedahometeam.org).

Thursday, April 16, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting. All members and guests are welcome at League of Women Voters of Alameda Board Meetings.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
2-4pm
Alameda Free Library
Family Study Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
April 'Hot Topic'. DO SEXIST MEDIA PORTRAYALS KEEP WOMEN OUT OF LEADERSHIP ROLES AND POLITICS? is the topic for our next "Hot Topics" Discussion April 25.

The documentary film 'Miss Representation' shows that stereotyped or disparaging portrayals of women and girls in the mainstream media contribute to women's under-representation in positions of influence starting as early as their teen years. Why is this? How much have things changed? What action can we take?

WHEN: Saturday, April 25, 2:00-4:00 PM

WHERE: Family Study Room, Alameda Free Library, 1550 Oak Street @ Lincoln Avenue

FACILITATOR: Dorie Guess Behrstock. Pre-registration required (limit: 12 persons).

Watch an extended trailer

Free event.

Contact LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller for more info and to pre-register. Event details also found in the April Hot Topic Press Release.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
5:30-7:30pm
Community Center of Harbor Bay
3195 Mecartney Road
Alameda, CA 94501
Meet Your Public Officials 2015. MEET YOUR PUBLIC OFFICIALS 2015 is Thursday, April 30, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.

For 2015, MYPO returns to the Community Center of Harbor Bay Isle at 3195 Mecartney Road on Bay Farm Island.

To help with donations for the raffle or silent auction, please contact Doris Gee.

To volunteer for other tasks, contact MYPO Chair Deborah Wright.

Download Flyer Here or the MYPO 2015 Press Release

Purchase tickets at the door for $10.00 each or buy them through Brown Paper Tickets. (NOTE: a service charge of $1.34 is added to each $10.00 ticket purchased through Brown Paper Tickets).

Friday, May 8, 2015
5:30pm
Asena
2508 Santa Clara
Alameda, CA 94501
First (second) Friday No-Host Social Dinner.

"First" (second) Friday no-host social dinner at Asena.

Everyone welcome! Reserve with Connie Hanna, 995-8672.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
7-9pm
Encinal High School
210 Central Avenue
Room 605
Alameda, CA 94501
New Directions for Alameda's Public Schools.

League of Women VotersŪ of Alameda Public Forum May 28 at Encinal High School with AUSD Board President Kahn and Superintendent McPhetridge

Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) Board of Education President Barbara Kahn and Superintendent Sean McPhetridge will discuss "New Directions for Alameda's Public Schools" at a League of Women VotersŪ of Alameda (LWVA) free public forum on Thursday, May 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

All are welcome. FREE.

Includes Q & A session.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Alameda.

At Encinal High School Room 605 (Junior Jets Hangar), 210 Central Avenue, Alameda.

The event flyer is here.

For more information, please download the press release.

Info: LWVA Program Chair Gayle Thomas 510-289-1268

Friday, June 5, 2015
5:30pm
China Villa
891 Island Drive, Harbor Bay Landing
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday No-Host Social Dinner.

First Friday No-Host Social Dinner at China Villa.

Everyone welcome! Reserve with Connie Hanna, 995-8672.

Monday, June 8, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

West with the Night by Beyrl Markham.

It is a story of a woman adventurer who at one time was a Bush Pilot. The story takes place in the early part of the 20th century.

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone not a member but who has read the book and shares the interest of the book club is invited to attend.

Contact Anne Spanier for more information.


Saturday, June 13, 2015
11:30-2:30pm
Cardinal Point Retirement Community
2431 Mariner Square Dr
Alameda, CA 94501
LWVA Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

LWVA members and guests are welcome. Speaker will be Alameda's Interim City Manager, Liz Warmerdam.

Please download, print, and bring the 2015 Annual Meeting Kit to the meeting.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
2-4pm
Alameda Free Library
Family Study Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
"HOT TOPICS" IN THE LIBRARY: LWVA POLICY DISCUSSION.

Topic: HOW TRANSPARENT IS ALAMEDA'S GOVERNMENT?

The League of Women Voters promotes transparent decision making in our government agencies. This includes timely notification of all public meetings and hearings, posted agendas and background documents, public access to records (freedom of information), and the active participation of citizens on local advisory boards and commissions. How do Alameda's public agencies rate, and how can we be better involved and informed? Join us, and share your ideas!

Facilitator: Karen Butter. Pre-registration required (limit: 12 persons).

Open to the public.

Contact LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller 510-865-2439.

Monday, July 27, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

The book hasn't been determined for this month. More to come.

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone not a member but who has read the book and shares the interest of the book club is invited to attend.

Contact Anne Spanier for more information.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
9-3pm
First Congregational Church Fellowship Hall
1912 Central Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
LWVA Board Retreat.

All LWVA members are welcome at League of Women Voters of Alameda Board retreat, which will focus on priorities and plans for 2015-2016.

If you'd like to attend, contact Alice Fried or Anne Spanier

Friday, August 7, 2015
5:30pm
Best Lil' Porkhouse BBQ
2201D South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday no-host social dinner. Friday Aug. 7th, 5:30 pm. First Friday no-host social dinner. Best Lil' Porkhouse BBQ, 2201D South Shore Center (interior plaza behind Appleby's).

Everyone is welcome!

Reserve with Connie Hanna no later than noon on the first Friday.

Monday, August 24, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone thinking of becoming a member and who has read the book is invited to attend.

Contact Felice Zensius for more information.

This month's book is The Source by James Michener was written in 1965, and is an historical novel telling of the development of Israel through the ages. Michener uses the family of Ur to develop its themes.

Friday, September 4, 2015
5:30pm
McGee's Bar & Grill
1645 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday no-host social dinner.

Enjoy good food and conversation with LWVA members and guests in one of Alameda's popular restaurants.

Everyone is welcome!

Reserve by noon on Friday with Connie Hanna.

Saturday, September 5, 2015
9-1pm
College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Alameda, California 94501

Student Union Bldg F

Campus Map
Communications Workshop: "Creating Messages that Move," facilitated by Sarah Diefendorf, LWV trainer.

This hands-on skills workshop is open to all League members and to students at the College. Learn how we can improve our messages to the community and define our "brand"!

Reserve with Alice Fried

Download the event flyer

Thursday, September 17, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.

Monday, September 21, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Room A - Third Floor
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
Fall Open Membership Meeting.

This is a great opportunity for LWVA members, guests, and members of the community to hear from our co-presidents and committee chairs about plans for the year.

Come and share your ideas! Bring your friends! Get involved! Join LWVA!

Press Release

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
10 - 2pm
College of Alameda
(Outside of Building F)
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway Alameda, California 94501
National Register to Vote Day.

register to vote

Volunteers Needed

Each year, millions of Americans don't vote because they forget to register or miss the deadline. Let's make sure no one is left out! If you would like to volunteer to assist students at the College of Alameda register to vote, please contact Georgia Gates Derr.

See how other Leagues are celebrating Voter Registration Day

Not registered to vote? Sign up now!

Saturday, September 26, 2015
2-4pm
Alameda Free Library
Family Study Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
"HOT TOPICS" IN THE LIBRARY: "Sanctuary Cities in the News".

What are Sanctuary Cities? What do they aim to do? Does their noncooperation with federal immigration directives risk public safety and encourage illegal immigration, or advance social justice? Discussion facilitated by Keasha Martindill.

Open to LWVA and community members.

Reserve by contacting LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller (limit 12 persons).

Monday, September 28, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

Next of Kin by Roger Fouts. It describes Fouts' odyssey beginning with a mischievous baby chimp and his pioneering work teaching him sign language. Living and conversing with these sensitive creatures gives him a profound appreciation of their abilities. Fouts becomes an impassioned crusader for the rights of animals.

Join us...we have fun!

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone thinking of becoming a member and who has read the book is invited to attend.

Contact Felice Zensius for more information.

To recommend a book, please refer to the Book Club Recommendation guidelines.

Friday, October 2, 2015
5:30pm
China Villa
891 Island Drive
Alameda, CA 94502


(510) 521-1911
First Friday no-host social dinner.

Enjoy good food and conversation with LWVA members and guests in one of Alameda's popular restaurants, China Villa.

Everyone is welcome!

Check out the menu.

Reserve by noon on Friday with Connie Hanna.


Thursday, October 8, 2015
6:30 pm
Northbrae Community Church
941 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707
PANEL PRESENTATION - Money in Politics: Campaign Finance Limits vs. Free Speech Rights.

The panel presentation is free and open to the public. Audience members will have time for discussion and questions before the end of the meeting. Panelists include: Jay Costa, Executive Director CounterPac, and Miriam Marks, Data Director of Maplight. Sponsored by LWVBAE; for more information or if you wish to attend a dinner and film showing prior to the panel presentation please call 510-843-8824.

This event is the first of five events related to the Study: Money in Politics.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:00 pm
City Council Chambers at Oakland City Hall, One Frank Ogawa Plaza PUBLIC FORUM - Money in Politics: how does it work, what is legal and what isn't, and what can we do about it?.

The LWV Oakland in partnership with the city of Oakland Public Ethics Commission presents a forum featuring Ann Ravel, Chair of the Federal Election Commission and former head of California's Fair Political Practices Commission, sharing her experiences and challenges she faces, along with her own assessments of possible solutions to this problem. Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, will fill us in on campaign finance laws and regulations at national, state and local levels.

Download the flyer.

Download additional details from the Oakland League.

This event is the second of five events related to the Study: Money in Politics.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Free Library
Conference Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Community forum: "California's `Top Two' Open Primaries: How Democratic Are They?".

In 2011, California began listing all candidates for state and national legislative offices on the same primary ballot regardless of party affiliation. The top two vote winners move on to the general election.

Is the system fair to candidates? How does it affect voting patterns and voter turnout? Featuring State Controller Betty Yee with panel Ethan Rarick and Jennifer Ong.

Don't miss this important event!

Download the flyer.

Download the press release.

Saturday, October 24, 2015
2-4pm
Alameda Free Library
Family Study Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
"HOT TOPICS" IN THE LIBRARY: Minimum Wage.

What is a fair minimum wage to both workers and employers? What is feasible? Who is and should be covered? Learn about California's minimum wage legislation and local initiatives in Oakland, Emeryville, San Francisco, and the UC System. Question: Should the City of Alameda adopt a minimum wage policy? Pros & cons welcome!

By reservation; limit 12 persons.

Contact LWVA Membership Chair Ruth Dixon-Mueller .

Monday, October 26, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone thinking of becoming a member and who has read the book is invited to attend.

Contact Felice Zensius for more information.

To recommend a book, please refer to the Book Club Recommendation guidelines.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
6:00 pm
436 14th Street
Conference Room #710
Oakland 94612
Round Table Discussion.

Come learn and share your views with local experts at a Hot Topics informal roundtable discussion on Money in Politics.

Download additional details from the Oakland League.

This event is the third of five events related to the Study: Money in Politics.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
6:00 pm
Oakland City Hall
1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Hearing Room 3
Oakland, CA 94612
PROGRAM - Amending the Constitution.

Public information program on the process for amending the Constitution and how to evaluate potential amendments featuring Jonathan Klein of ACLU and Common Cause and the ACLU.

Download additional details from the Oakland League.

This event is the fourth of five events related to the Study: Money in Politics.

Friday, November 6, 2015
5:30pm
Applebee's
2263 South Shore Center
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday no-host social dinner.

Enjoy good food and conversation with LWVA members and guests in one of Alameda's popular restaurants.

Check out the menu.

Everyone is welcome!

Reserve by noon on Friday with Connie Hanna or phone 510-995-8672.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
9 am - 1 pm
436 14th Street
Conference Room #710
Oakland 94612
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT CONSENSUS DISCUSSION.

Participants will address the national League study consensus questions on Constitutional amendments. Everyone is welcome to attend, but participation in the consensus decision is limited to League members. The Constitutional Amendment subcommittee will organize and moderate the official consensus questions session on the Constitutional Amendment.

Download additional details from the Oakland League.

This event is the fifth of five events related to the Study: Money in Politics.

Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:30-12 pm panel (1-2:30 pm tour)

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501


(Enter Rathskellar from rear parking lot).
Community Forum: Alameda in the Making: The ongoing story of development in Alameda.

What developments are coming to Alameda? Hear about future plans, ask questions and give feedback to those leading the way. Presentations by City Planner Andrew Thomas and developers from the Northern Waterfront, Alameda Point and other locations.

9:30 am to 12:00 pm: Forum (lunch will be provided)

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm: Optional bus tour of development sites.

Limited seating. Reserve now online.

Co-sponsored with the Alameda Home Team and Alameda Association of Realtors.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Free Library
Conference Room
1550 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Community forum: "Getting On and Off the Island: What's in Alameda's Transportation Future?".

More drivers and more development add to local traffic through our streets, bridges, and tubes. What are the city's plans for managing congestion, transportation alternatives, and new routes?

This free community forum features a panel and Q & A session with representatives of the City of Alameda Transportation Commission, City of Alameda staff, AC Transit, and Caltrans.

Co-sponsored with the Alameda Home Team as a follow-up to the Nov. 7th development forum.

Download the flyer

Download the press release

Monday, November 16, 2015
6:30pm
Contact Felice Zensius. Money in Politics Consensus Preparation Meeting. Details about this study is on our Money in Politics page.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.


Sunday, December 13, 2015
5;30pm
Home of Alice Fried
742 Palmera Court
Alameda, CA 94501
HOLIDAY PARTY. Pot luck supper and celebration for League members and guests at the home of Alice Fried.

Relax and enjoy!

Please RSVP to Anne Spainer.

Monday, December 21, 2015
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai.

I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price.

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone thinking of becoming a member and who has read the book is invited to attend.

Contact Felice Zensius for more information.

To recommend a book, please refer to the Book Club Recommendation guidelines.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
12-4pm
Berkeley Public Library
South Branch
1901 Russell St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Money In Politics Consensus Meeting. Attendees can bring brown bag lunches. Learn more about Money in Politics.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.


Monday, January 25, 2016
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

We will be discussing Founding Mothers The Women who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts. In this book Cokie provides an intimate and illuminating look at the fervently patriotic and passionate women whose tireless pursuits on behalf of their families and their country proved just as crucial to the forging of a new nation as the rebellion that established it.

Click here to hear Cokie discuss her book on NPR Morning Edition.

We meet the 4th Monday of each month (except holidays) in the back room of Applebee's restaurant in Southshore. We read non-fiction books, preferably paperbacks, chosen by the group upon the recommendation of one of us who has read the book. Discussion is lively, interesting, and challenging.

Anyone thinking of becoming a member and who has read the book is invited to attend.

Contact Felice Zensius for more information.

To recommend a book, please refer to the Book Club Recommendation guidelines.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA General Membership Meeting.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this open meeting! Hear about the League's planned activities for the upcoming elections and other events. This is our annual "positions review" meeting as well. Learn where the League stands on important national and local issues; debate, discuss, and share your ideas. ​​

Download the meeting flyer

Download the press release