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Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, August 9, 2014
 
  Board Retreat.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
7-8:00pm
Cardinal Point
2431 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
State of the City with City Manager John Russo. Thursday September 11th, 7-8 pm-Cardinal Point Retirement Community, 2400 Mariner Square Drive on the estuary across from Pasta Pelican Restaurant. Alameda City Manager John Russo will talk about "The State of the City" -- financial situation, latest developments at Alameda Point, and other issues. Bring your questions!
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.