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
Sunday, February 26, 2017
2-4pm
169 Sable Pointe
Bay Farm Island
Alameda, CA 94502
LWVA New Members Coffee/Tea.

Meet new members and old-timers!

Monday, February 27, 2017
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson (A black attorney who graduated Harvard Law and looks at what happens to blacks on death row in the South. He examines several individuals and it is fascinating.)

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.

Friday, March 3, 2017
5:30
Alameda Island Brewing Company
1716 Park Street
Alameda, CA 94501
First Friday Social Dinner.

Come and enjoy good food and conversation with LWVA members at Alameda Island Brewing Company.

Please RSVP to Anne McKereghan or 510-407-0175 by 5:00PM on Thursday.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
7-9pm
Alameda Hospital
Conference Room C
2070 Clinton Ave
Alameda, Ca 94501
LWVA Board Meeting.

All LWVA members are welcome to attend.


Monday, March 27, 2017
3-4:30pm
Applebee's Restaurant
2263 S Shore Ctr
Alameda, CA 94501
Monthly Book Club Meeting.

We will review "Hillbilly Elegy," by J.D. Vance. White poverty in "flyover states" are unflinchingly portrayed in deeply moving ways. A must read for those who want to understand the 2016 election.

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.

Thursday, March 30, 2017
5:30-7:30pm
Community Center of Harbor Bay
3195 Mecartney Road
Alameda, CA 94501
Meet Your Public Officials (MYPO) Mixer & Fundraiser.

"Speed-date" your elected representatives at Meet Your Public Officials, the League of Women Voters of Alameda reception and fundraiser. Socialize with public officials over wine (no-host bar) and appetizers.

LWVA members, please take steps now to help make our annual fundraiser a success!

The donation deadline for raffle/silent auction items is Thursday, 16 March. We cannot accept items for MYPO after that day.

Please email Keasha when you have an item/service ready.Don't delay, donate today!

Here are just a few of the fabulous donations we have received so far.

Purchase all 5 MYPO tickets sent to you in the mail. Donate/solicit raffle or auction items.

Volunteer to help at the event.

Plan to bring wine/finger foods to the fundraiser.

Attend MYPO!

Questions? Contact: Linda Asbury, MYPO Chair or Ruth Dixon-Mueller

Download the flyer

Saturday, April 22, 2017
TBD
TBD High-School Student Speech Contest.

Topic: Should voting age be reduced to 16?

More information to come.

Sponsored by LWVA & College of Alameda

Thursday, April 27, 2017
7-9pm
Mastick Social Hall
1155 Santa Clara Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Community Forum: Popular Vote vs. Electoral College: How to Tip the Scales?.

What can be done about the standoff between the Electoral College Vote and the Popular Vote in our presidential elections when they don't coincide?

Three expert panelists will explain the National Popular Vote Compact and the solution it offers.

Don't miss this important forum!

Q&A follows the presentations.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
11:30-2pm
TBD LWVA Annual Meeting & Luncheon.

More information to come.