New Members Tea – an evening of fun and fellowship
Gone are the days of white gloves and flowered hats. The Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael was the scene of much merriment as MWPAC introduced its new members, a number that is growing steadily, along with making a special presentation of an engraved walnut gavel to retiring Judge Faye D’Opal. Guests enjoyed a lovely spread of delicious food, prepared by Program Chair Barbara Matas, along with wine and other beverages. The New Members Tea is an annual event that marks the anniversary of MWPAC, which is celebrating its founding six years ago.
MWPAC Endorsement Night
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.