MWPAC New Members Tea
MWPAC will host a New Members Tea on Monday, May 23rd at Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael. We had a nice group of new members sign up this year andhope they will all attend this elegant party. We are also honoring Judge Faye D’Opal, who is retiring after many years of outstanding service to the community.
We will be serving tasty appetizers and beverages, and we’ll be talking a bit about our history and plans for the rest of the year since we will also be marking our 6th anniversary of the new organization. MWPAC grew out of the Marin Chapter of the National Women’s Political Caucus. We left the national and state organizations over policy differences and have since flourished on our own!
The event will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and tickets are $25. New members are invited at no charge. Speaking of new members, current members are encouraged to invite friends who might be considering joining our group. Membership is $40.
We can certainly use sponsors for this event:
$300 for six tickets, $200 for four tickets, $100 for two tickets.
Sponsors will be recognized at the event.
If you wish to become a sponsor, please send checks to:
MWPAC, P.O.Box 113, Kentfield, CA 94914.
Whatever you do, be sure to let us know you are coming!
You can RSVP by calling Barbara Matas at (415) 897-1224.
Please pay in advance either by check or pay here by PayPal .
MWPAC Endorsement Night and Candidates Reception
On Thursday, April 21, MWPAC hosted a Candidates Reception at Whipper Snapper Restaurant in San Rafael. Members had an opportunity to meet the candidates personally, while snacking on tapas and sipping Sangria.
At 7:00 PM the Endorsement Forum was held at the San Rafael City Council Chambers.This was an excellent opportunity to learn about candidates in major local races on the June 7 ballot. This forum was free and open to the public. MWPAC members who paid their dues by March 22 were eligible to caucus after the forum and vote in the endorsement process.
Katie Rice – Supervisor District 2
Kate Sears – Supervisor District 3
MWPAC Celebrate Women’s History Month
On Friday, March 11. 2016, MWPAC celebrated at Piatti Ristorante in Mill Valley, The special guest speaker was Jennifer Welch, Chief of Police, SMART.
The Keynote Speaker was Roseann Torres, Oakland Unified School Board Director speaking on “Women in Politics-Expanding Our Base”.
The capacity crowd also honored student leaders from throughout the county.
MWPAC Elects 2016 Officers
MWPAC held its election for 2016 officers on January 20 at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church in Larkspur and re-elected Gina Brewer, president and Tammi Hull, treasurer. Sharon Jackson was elected vice president and Eliana Reeves, recording secretary. The program committee served a hearty dinner of minestrone soup, pizza and salad and showed the film, This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein. This was an excellent, inspiring, soul-searching and frightening film about climate change and man’s destruction in the name of progress, and the actions we must take to prevent further damage to our planet.