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2019 GALA – Don't miss it!

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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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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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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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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.



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11:30 AM11:30

October Membership Meeting


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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5:00 PM17:00


 “Strengthening Political  Participation and Representation”


Mindy Romero is the founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project (CCEP) at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, in Sacramento. Her research focuses on political behavior and race/ethnicity and seeks to explain patterns of voting and political underrepresentation, particularly among youth and communities of color in California and the U.S. Ms. Romero’s presentation will talk about her most recent findings, including an update on the Voter’s Choice Act, the implementation of the Vote Center Siting Tool, and her most recent work with the Power of the Youth Vote initiative.

(instead of monthly Member Meeting

350 Smith Rand Road, San Rafael  
$10 donation will help offset costs! 
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11:45 AM11:45

August 6 Membership Meeting

Speaker:  Howard Schwartz, PhD, Director of System Change
at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin

 "Why I Believe We Can End Chronic Homelessness In Marin"

In this talk, Howard Schwartz will give an insider’s view of  the momentum and promising successes achieved in addressing chronic homelessness in Marin over the last two years. Starting with his own experience trying to help an eighty-two year old woman find housing, Howard will recount how he got involved in the transformation that has occurred In Marin County.  

Howard Schwartz, PhD, is Director of System Change at St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marin, where he has helped support the transformation across the County. Prior to this work , he spent fifteen years in high tech where we was Vice President of sales and marketing for a public company. He has his PhD from Brown University and taught for ten years at various institutions of higher learning including Stanford. Howard has lived in San Rafael since 2010.

Plan to attend the August 6 Member Meeting
hosted by theTransportation/land use/housing Committee

MONDAY August 6
Conference Room #F-138
11:30-11:45 coffee and conversation
11:45-1:15 program  
Time for more Q&A

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July 9 Membership Meeting - Securing the Vote

"Election Security: can we keep our voting systems safe?"

Plan to attend the July 9 Monthly Members’ Meeting, hosted by the Governance/Voter Service Committee, to learn more about what you don’t know, and need to know, about securing the vote.  As the November mid-term elections draw near, the national news continues to cover concerns around the security of our vote. Are these concerns valid? In today’s political environment, it is not too far-fetched to anticipate that there will be those who will raise the specter of outside tampering with the vote. Understanding vulnerabilities and the steps needed to protect the vote provides a basis for assessing any claims of tampering.

A recent report issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, “Securing Elections from Foreign Interference”, suggests the two most critical parts of America’s election infrastructure are at risk: 

  1. voting machines, which could be hacked to cast doubt on the integrity of vote tallies, or change them
  2. voter registration databases, which could be manipulated to block voters and cause disorder when citizens attempt to vote.

Our speaker, Dr. Sean Peisert, is in the forefront of this research, serving as:  Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, Associate Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Public Health Sciences, University of California, Davis School of Medicine. Staff Scientist, Data Science and Technology Dept., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

No reservation required; just show up!
Bring a lunch if you wish.
New members and visitors are welcome! 

 Snacks and conversation 11:30 a.m.
Program - 11:45 AM. - 1:15 PM
League Conference Room
Suite F-138, 4340 Redwood Highway
San Rafael, CA 94903


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10:30 AM10:30

Annual Meeting of Members

The 2018 Annual Meeting of the League of Women Voters of Marin County will be held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the McInnis Park Golf Clubhouse, 350 Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. League members and guests are all invited!

The annual meeting is an important one - it's mandated in our League bylaws.  This year's agenda will include:

  • Election of two new officers, five directors, and a nominating committee for 2018-2019
  • Adoption of budget, including dues for the next year(s)
  • Adoption of significant revisions to bylaws and local league positions
  • Adoption of local program for the ensuing year
  • Other business as needed

 An Annual Meeting Kit is being mailed to Members and should be brought to the meeting.  Be sure to review the full kit before the meeting.

This year we'll also hear from...

  • ...our Education Foundation about the results of our "Lift for English Learners" fundraiser
  • ...special guest Brooke Deterline, CEO of Courageous Leadership, bringing us a message of courage

Register here...

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