In February, a meeting with guest speaker and MWPAC member Madeline Kellner and her husband, Clint, had to be cancelled because of stormy weather and is now rescheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m., at the Community Media Center of Marin, 819 “A” St., San Rafael.
Madeline and Clint Kellner are recently returned Peace Corps volunteers, who have spent the last two years in Guatemala, and they are eager to continue volunteering internationally. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to leave the comfort of home, travel to a distant part of the world and live an entirely different life, here is your opportunity to find out in what ways life can be similar or vastly different from the way we experience it in Marin. Please bring your questions. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVPto program chair Barbara Matas at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, please mark your calendars and save the date Wednesday, May 15, 2019 for our New Members Tea, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Ave., San Rafael.
Elected Women’s Luncheon March 22
Elected women officials and young female student leaders enjoyed fellowship, excellent food, and inspiring presentations by Susannah Delano, executive director of Close the Gap, California, and keynote speaker, Dr. Mary B. Marcy, president of Dominican University of California at MWPAC’s Elected Women’s Luncheon, March 22, held at the Club at McInnis Park.
Susannah gave impressive statistics on the number of women holding elected office in the county and nationally, and said her organization was working to improve those numbers. Dr. Marcy told about her upbringing on a horse ranch in western Nebraska leading to obtaining a Master’s degree and Doctorate from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. At Dominican, students are encouraged to pursue excellence and look for ways to make a difference in their school and communities.
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee’s Annual Election Wrap-up November 13.
MWPAC Endorsement Night Results
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee held its second Endorsement night focusing on school district races. The event was held Monday, September 24 at the San Rafael City Council Chambers. Members voted to endorse the following women candidates and to recommend the following male candidates:
Dixie School District — Megan Hutchinson and Brooks Nguyen
Kentfield School District — Sarah Killingsworth and Heather McPhail Sridharan
Novato Unified School District — Diane Gasson and Derek Knell
San Rafael School District — Rachel Kertz, Jon Marker and Natu Tuatagaloa
Sausalito-Marin City School District — Bonnie Rose Hough
Tamalpais Union High School District — Cynthia Roenisch
In addition, members voted to endorse Carol Dillon-Knutson for the Novato Sanitary District
MWPAC Endorsement Night on Wednesday, September 12, 2018
The Marin Women’s Political Action Committee members voted Wednesday night, September 12, on candidates for endorsement. The following candidates will receive the group’s endorsement or recommendation:
Diana Conti, Wanden Treanor and Suzanne Brown Crow were endorsed for seats on the board of trustees for the College of Marin.
Tina McMillan was endorsed for the North Marin Water District. Rick Fraites received a recommendation.
Cynthia Koehler was endorsed for the Marin Municipal Water District.
Megan Clark and Crystal Yezman were endorsed for the Las Gallinas Sanitary District.
Jennifer Rienks was endorsed for the Marin County Healthcare District. Dr. Brian Su received a recommendation.
MWPAC is dedicated to helping qualified women succeed in running for public office. All candidates seeking endorsement must fill out a questionnaire acknowledging their support of the group’s bottom line issues. Men may receive a recommendation if there are more open seats than there are qualified women candidates in a race.
“RUN to WIN” A CANDIDATE’S WORKSHOP
Wednesday, August 14, 2018, 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Time Management, Endorsements, Web Design, Social Media,Basics of Fundraising and Basics of Running a Campaign
Laurie Earp of Earp Events and Fundraising
Lise Stampfli, Web Designer
Dotty LeMieux of GreenDog Campaigns
Robert Sterling, Marin IJ