Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

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

Date & Time        Place        Description
Friday, May 6, 2016
Angela's Kitchen
1640 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday Social Dinner.

Enjoy a wonderful meal and good conversation. LWVA members and guests will be treated to a prix fixe meal consisting of a house salad, choice of Braised Beef with Mushroom Sauce OR Penne Paste with fresh garden vegetables OR Brazed Moroccan Chicken, and a dessert combination of Chocolate Mousse and Panna Cotta. Price is $35 per person including tax and tip. All beverages are extra.

Starting with a no host social period beginning at 5:00 PM in the bar area. Dinner seating will be 5:30 PM sharp. No early seating will be available so please meet us in the bar area.

Click here for the menu.

Questions? Contact Jeff Cambra at (510) 865-7369.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
San Mateo County Community College
District Board Room
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, Ca 94402
The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area.

The League of Women Voters of the Bay Area will hold its biennial convention on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9:30 AM to noon at the San Mateo County Community College District Board Room, 3401 CSM Drive in San Mateo.

Important amendments to the Articles of Incorporation and to the By-Laws will be presented for approval. The budget, as well as the program for 2016-18 will be debated and adopted by the convention delegates. Board members for 2016-18 will be elected.

Download the Bay Area League Convention Kit 2016.

Please contact Sally Faulhaber at for information about attending this event.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Primary Election Forum: "Presidential Primary June 7: What's at Stake?".

Join LWVA for a lively presentation of key issues in the upcoming primary election. What propositions are on the June 7 and November ballots, and how do they get there? Which candidates are in "open" June primary races and which ones are "closed"? How do California's delegates vote at the party conventions in July? Bring questions for the Q&A and invite your friends! Everyone in the community is welcome.

Download the flyer.

We need LVWA members to review aloud the pros and cons of Primary initiatives and measures at this forum. Please contact Gayle Thomas to volunteer.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Mastick Senior Center
1155 Santa Clara Ave
Alameda, CA 94501
Candidate Forum.

LWVA presents the candidates for Alameda's three contested races: County Board of Education, 9th State Senate District, and the 18th State Assembly District. Q & A session included.

For more information contact Voter Service Chair Dorothy Kerwin.

Download the flyer.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 23, 2016
  Last Day to Register to Vote!.

Last day to register to vote for the June 7 Primary Election

Register to vote online.

For more information, visit the Easy Voter Guide.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

The New York Times-bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.

Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally--to think, that is, like a Freak.

Please join us at Applebees at 3pm for a lively discussion.

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, May 31, 2016
  Last day to request a "vote by mail" ballot.

For more information, visit the Easy Voter Guide.

Friday, June 3, 2016
9:30-12:30pm (optional bus tour: 1-2:30pm)
Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Avenue
Rathskellar Room
Alameda, CA 94501
Alameda in the Making: The ongoing story of development in Alameda.

This community forum offers presentations about developments that are coming to Alameda or are currently underway and the impact these developments will have on the City's housing shortage. Come to hear project updates and future development plans. Be prepared to ask questions and offer feedback to those developers & organizations sharing their housing information.

This is one of several ongoing forums about community development information and related Alameda issues. It is an excellent opportunity for the public to learn and participate in a discussion about these new Alameda developments with those individuals involved in making these proposals a reality. Currently, there are both residential & commercial projects coming to Alameda

Special presentation on Jean Sweeney Open Space Park by Amy Woolridge

Join us as a panel of experts that represent the City, Developers, and Housing Experts present an update and answer your questions.

Presented by the Alameda Home Team, Alameda Association of Realtors, and the League of Women Voters of Alameda.

Click here to RSVP.

Click here to download the flyer.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  Primary Elections.

Click here for details of the upcoming Primary Election or voter information

Saturday, June 25, 2016
Speisekammer Restaurant
2424 Lincoln Avenue
Alameda, Ca 94502
LWVA Annual Meeting.

Mark your calendars; watch for your mailed LWVA Annual Meeting Kit in May

Saturday, August 6, 2016
TBD Board Retreat.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016
  General Elections.

Click here for details of the upcoming General Election or voter information