Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

Interested in attending a public forum, discussion group, social event, or membership or Board meeting?

Find out when and where the LWVA meetings are held.

Date & Time        Place        Description
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
TBA
College of Alameda
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.

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
TBD 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.

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 TBA.

Don't miss this important event!

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

October's hot topic is yet to be announced. Watch this space! 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.

Friday, November 6, 2015
5:30pm
TBD 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, November 7, 2015
9:30-12 pm panel (1-2:30 pm tour)

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Community forum and bus tour: "What Developments Are Coming to Alameda?".

Co-sponsored with the Alameda Home Team and Alameda Association of Realtors, this is a repeat of the successful forum held in April 2015. Presentations by developers and City Planner Andrew Thomas.

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?".

How will new housing and business developments impact local traffic and our bridges and tunnels? What are the city's plans for alternative transportation modes and routes?

Panel presentations by representatives of City Planning Dept., Alameda Transportation Commission, BART, AC Transit TBA.

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.

Monday, November 23, 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 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.

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!

Thursday, March 31, 2016
5:30-7:30pm
Harbor Bay Community Center
3195 Mecartney Rd
Alameda, CA 94501
Meet Your Public Officials (MYPO).

Annual Fundraiser: Speed date your representatives; raffle; silent auction; food, drink, and community celebration.

Open to the public: everyone welcome!

Saturday, June 25, 2016
TBD
TBD Annual Meeting.

TBD

Saturday, August 6, 2016
TBD
TBD Board Retreat.

TBD