Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

LWVMC Kick Off

JOIN LEAGUE MEMBERS AT THE FALL KICKOFF

SEPTEMBER 24 5-7pm
MCINNIS PARK CLUB RESTAURANT
|350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael
$10 Donation RSVP
online or 415-507-0824

PRESENTATION OF
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

MARY KAY SWEENEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HOMEWARD BOUND

SPEAKERS:

 "The Transformative Power of Arts in Prison" 
Lesley Currier, Managing Director of Marin Shakespeare Company

After studying at Princeton University (BA) and U.C. Irvine (MA), Lesley and her husband Robert came to Marin to found Marin Shakespeare Company. Since 1989 they have produced and directed award-winning summer productions, created education programs for over 5,000 students each year, and founded Shakespeare for Social Justice, which provides rehabilitation through acting in 11 California State Prisons.

AND FEATURING

Dameion Brown, Artist-in-Residence, Marin Shakespeare Company 

Dameion is a full-time Artist-in-Residence at Marin Shakespeare Company where he acts, teaches at-risk youth at youth correctional facilities, and serves as a community ambassador and  inspirational speaker.

He spent 23 years in prison, where he discovered Shakespeare as part of Marin Shakespeare Company’s Shakespeare at Solano Prison program.


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Oct
7
to Oct 8

October Monthly Meeting

Conference Room – F-138
4340 Redwood Hwy., San Rafael
11:30-11:45a snacks & conversation
11:45a-1:15p speaker

“MAKING THE NOVEMBER 2019 ELECTION COUNT”

Please join us for the October Monthly Members Meeting when Voter Service will host this timely event about what the Marin County Elections Department is doing to assure a fair, safe and representative election on November 5, 2019.

The presentation will cover:

  • Marin’s new voting system

  • Cybersecurity for elections

  • Voter registration strategies

Joining us will be:

  • Lynda Roberts, Marin County Registrar of Voters

  • Jason Balderama, Marin County’s Chief Information Security Officer

  • Megan Stone, Marin County’s High School Election Ambassador Program

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Jul
1
11:30 AM11:30

July Members Meeting - "Current Issues in Behavioral Health: Marin County and Beyond"

Plan on attending the Members meeting (bring a guest):

HOSTED BY THE Health  Committee

Monday, July 1, 11:30 am
Conference Room – F138
11:30-11:45a  snacks & conversation
11:45a-1:15p speaker

Dr. Jei Africa, PsyD, MSCP, CATC-V, Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) at the County of Marin, is an innovative thought-leader and clinician who is passionate about integrating effective culturally responsive practices into the core functioning of County health services. Dr. Africa has over 2 decades experience in the areas of behavioral health, trauma, health equity and diversity.

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For over a decade, Dr. Africa served as the Director of the Office of Diversity and Equity with the San Mateo County Health System where he led agency-wide efforts addressing health equity that received State recognition. He spearheaded the development of the first-ever multi-disciplinary behavioral health LGBTQ+ community center and led the health system’s change efforts to enable the collection of SOGI data for all patients.

In addition to his professional work, Dr. Africa was appointed to serve as a founding member of the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission (2014-2017), and currently volunteers with Alliance for Community Empowerment (ALLICE), an all-Filipino organization offering free education on healthy relationships (2007-present). He currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and as a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness CA (NAMI CA) Board of Directors. He is a fellow with the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) Leadership Institute.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

BOOK PASSAGE - Vote for US

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LWV SAN FRANCISCO AND LWV MARIN COUNTY

 BOOK PASSAGE
(In Corte Madera)
presents
JOSHUA  A. DOUGLAS 

VOTE FOR US: HOW TO TAKE BACK OUR ELECTIONS AND CHANGE THE FUTURE OF VOTING

TUESDAY, JUNE 25        7:00 - 8:30 PM
EVERYONE IS INVITED - SEE YOU THERE!

SPECIAL NOTE:  PAULA LEE OF THE SACRAMENTO COUNTY LEAGUE IS FEATURED IN THIS BOOK and CHRIS CARSON, LWVUS PRESIDENT IS QUOTED ON THE COVER.  WHAT AN ENDORSEMENT!

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Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

Annual Meeting of Members - Hold the Date

Annual Meeting
JUNE 3, 2019

YOUR ANNUAL MEETING KIT NOTICE WAS SENT BY EMAIL TO MEMBERS MAY 12

McInnis Park Golf Clubhouse
350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, CA

  10:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.
ONLINE REGISTRATION

 AGENDA 

10:30 Registration, coffee and conversation
10:45 Business meeting
11:45 Champagne reception
12:00 Luncheon and speaker (cost $35)
12:30 Program
A special presentation by
LWVMC Board Member, Linda Jackson
“LWV – 100 years Strong”

MENU
Entrée choices:

  • Special salad – Avocado stuffed with shrimp on greens

  • Capellini Pomodoro with vegetables

  • Chicken Piccata

Reservations required by Thursday, May 30

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May
6
11:30 AM11:30

May Member Meeting

Douglas Mundo,
Founder, Executive Director, Multicultural
Center of Marin

“How We Grew from the Canal Welcome Center to the Multicultural Center of Marin”

The Canal Welcome Center was founded (by Douglas) in 2002 but officially became a 501c nonprofit organization in 2005. The Canal Welcome Center transformed into the Multicultural Center of Marin in 2018.

Douglas has been recipient of awards such as the 2004 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from the Marin County Human Rights Commission, the 2008 Grassroots Organizer Award from the Social Justice Center of Marin, and the 2011 Spirit of Marin Award. His work has also been recognized by local, state and federal officials. Douglas Mundo obtained his degree in Public Administration with emphasis on nonprofit organizations at USF and more recently, completed a program on Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University. 

HOSTED BY THE Transportation/LandUse/Housing  Committee

Monday, May 6, 11:30 am
Conference Room – F138
11:30-11:45a  snacks & conversation
11:45a-1:15p speaker

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

2019 GALA – Don't miss it!

All the event details are here!

“INSPIRATIONS and ASPIRATIONS: NOTABLE WOMEN”

What if we didn’t have to wait to see women on U.S. currency? What if anyone could learn about women who made U.S. history in a place where they’ve historically been left out?

Click on this link to learn more about this year’s Gala speaker, Rosie Rios, and her Notable Women Project, where inspirations lead to aspirations.

Sponsors of this year's Gala event are

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Feb
4
11:30 AM11:30

February Members Meeting

Monday, February 4

11:30 - Snacks and conversation
11:45 - 1:15 - Program Planning  
Conference Room - F-138

Programcomprises the issues that the League targets for concerted study, education and action at local, state and national levels. Program can include both education and advocacy work.
The Program Planning process is part of what makes the League a grassroots organization; each League member has the opportunity to influence where the local, state, and national Leagues will focus time, talent and money. It takes the enthusiasm and interest of our members to keep our program vital. You’d never skip voting in an election; you shouldn’t skip the League’s equivalent. The Program Planning process is your voice!

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Jan
7
11:30 AM11:30

Monthly Members Meeting

11:30 - Snacks and conversation

11:45 - 1:00  Speaker:   Graciela Rodriguez began her association with Center for Domestic Peace in 1995 when she sought assistance to end an abusive marriage.  In 1998, after receiving support and advocacy, she began working for Center for Domestic Peace in the Hotline and Support Group administrative office.  After taking the Domestic Violence Advocate Training with Center for Domestic Peace, she was so impressed that she began working with the Hotline and Support Groups Department as a Hotline Advocate.  Shortly thereafter, she was promoted to a position as Shelter Family Advocate and now she is the Director of Center for Domestic Peace’s Emergency Services

Conference Room - F-138

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Dec
3
11:30 AM11:30

Member Meeting - Marin Community Clinics Presentation

11:30 - Snacks and conversation

11:45 - 1:15  Speaker:   Mitesh Popat, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer , Marin Community Clinics

Conference Room - F-138

Dr. Popat joined Marin Community Clinics as Chief Medical Officer in November 2013. In February 2017 he became Associate Chief Executive Officer and in October 2017 Chief Executive Officer. In these positions he has overseen interdisciplinary and integrated clinical services; transformed the care we provide to be genuinely team-based and in line with patient-centered principles; built and supported Marin Community Clinics dynamic clinical leadership team; and facilitated contracts with medical groups and independent clinicians to provide a broad range of specialty services in­house.

HOSTED BY THE HEALTH COMMITTEE

THANK YOU!



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Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

October Membership Meeting

VOTER SERVICE COMMITTEE PRO & CON PRESENTATION
11 STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT

Our League experts will present balanced information about the propositions, and there will be plenty of time for questions. 

MONDAY, Oct. 1
Conference Room #F-138
11:30-11:45 coffee and conversation  
11:45-1:15 program
Members and Guests Welome

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