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Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Dal Cielo Conference Room
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
Public Forum on Health Care. Covered California: How California's Health Care Exchange Works.

http://alameda.ca.lwvnet.org/Public_Events.html

Thursday, April 24, 2014
5-7:30pm
TBA Meet Your Public Officials Reception. Save the date for this fun and exciting event!!
Saturday, May 31, 2014
11:30am-2:30pm
Cardinal Point
2431 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
2014 Annual Meeting, League of Women Voters of Alameda. 11:30am - Annual Meeting and Luncheon

Noon - Speaker: State Senator Loni Hancock: Campaign Finance and Disclosure

12:45pm - Annual Meeting Call to Order
(Please arrive at 12:30pm if you do not wish to attend the luncheon)

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.