Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, March 6, 2017
9:45
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
Bonhoeffer Room
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach
Orange Coast Board Meeting. Everyone Welcome
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:00 - 12:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
North Orange County Board Meeting. Everyone Welcome.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
11:30 - 1:00
China Palace Restaurant
13444 Newport Avenue, Tustin

Open to everyone. Visitors welcome! Cost: 15
Please RSVP by March 12 to Maggie Cvek at (714) 289-1125 or LWVCOCA@gmail.com
Central Orange County Area Lunch with League. Guest Speaker: Neal Kelley Orange County Registrar of Voters

Neal Kelley is Registrar of Voters for Orange County, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.6 million registered voters. The office he heads is responsible for conducting elections, verifying petitions and maintaining voter records. In addition to his duties in Orange County, Kelley is a member and past president of several state and national organizations that deal with election systems. He has received numerous state and national awards for election administration, including the 2015 "Public Official of the Year" award by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks. Orange County Elections: A Look Ahead to 2018 Where and how you vote in Orange County may change in the next few years. Find out what to expect with the next election

Friday, March 17, 2017
12:00 - 2:30
Casta Del Sol Golf Course
27601 Casta Del Sol
Mission Viejo, 92692
Orange Coast Lunch with League. Topic: "Topic: "The Current Status of Health Care in the US, CA and in the Future?"

Speaker: Dr. Bill Honigman

Menu: Chicken breast salad and roll; meatloaf, vegetables and potato; grilled vegetables, tuna, turkey or ham and cheese sandwich. Cost: $15 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only RSVP: Required. Barb Wood, call 208-264-9167 or email barbjsocal@gmail.com

Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:30 - 1:30
Delhi Center
505 E. Central Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92707.
Great American Write-in. The Great American Write-In is a free annual event offered to the public by Women For: Orange County, to provide community members with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. Over 50 different organizations and advocacy groups presented information on some of today's most vital issues.

Almost three hundred attendees visited the participants' tables and then voiced their opinions by writing over 2200 letters and postcards to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about constructive change.

Monday, April 3, 2017
10:00 - 12:00
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach

Bonhoeffer Room
LWV Orange Coast Board Meeting. Monthly Board Meeting. All members welcome.
Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 - 2:00
Casta Del Sol Golf Course
27601 Casta Del Sol
Mission Viejo

15.00 Lunch
5.00 Speaker Only

RSVP 208-284-9167
barbjsocal@gmail.com
LWV Orange Coast Lunch with League. From the White House to Main Street: Realities of Immigration Enforcement in the Current Era

Shakeel Syed is the executive director of OCCORD (Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development). OCCORD's mission is to bring workers, families and community partners together to organize and advocate for good jobs, strong neighborhoods and an inclusive democracy in Orange County. He also serves the boards of ACLU and Death Penalty Focus. An imam, he is the former Executive Director of the Shura Council of Southern California.

Jennifer Lee Koh is a Professor of Law and Director of the Immigration Clinic at Western State College of Law. Her scholarship focuses on federal immigration enforcement and the intersection of criminal and immigration laws, and has been cited by the United States Supreme Court. Before moving to Orange County, Professor Koh taught in the Immigrants' Rights Clinic at Stanford Law School as a Clinical Lecturer and Cooley Godward Kronish Fellow. Earlier in her career, she also clerked for the late Honorable Eugene Nickerson in the Eastern District of New York, was the director of a community lawyering project at the New York City-based domestic violence nonprofit Sanctuary for Families, and an associate in the litigation department of the law firm WilmerHale. Professor Koh received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her B.A. from Yale University.

Menu:.
1.Grilled Chicken Salad w/Mixed lettuce, carrot, cucumber, red cabbage and feta cheese. Served with your choice of dressing.
2. Homemade Meatloaf served with mashed potatoes, gravy and fresh seasonal vegetables
3. Grilled Veggie Sandwich on French roll. Grilled Red and green peppers, onions, zucchini, Swiss cheese and chipotle Mayo. With choice of side.
4. Albacore Tuna Salad Sandwich. Served with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bread. With choice of side. Dinner rolls will be served with 1 and 2. Sides for 3 and 4 are fries, sweet potato fries, fruit, Cottage cheese and cole-slaw. Cost: $15 for lunch and speaker, $5 for speaker only

RSVP: Required. Contact Barb Wood at 208-284-9167 or email barbjsocal@gmail.com with entrée choice by April 19.

Directions: Take I-5 to La Paz Rd (exit 89) in Laguna Hills. Go east on La Paz Rd to Marguerite Pkwy. Drive north on Marguerite for about 5 miles. Turn right at Casta Del Sol Road. Parking lot is on the left.

Thursday, April 27, 2017
11:30 - 1:30
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E Bastanchury Rd
Fullerton, CA 92831



Cost: 20.00
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
North Orange County Lunch with League. Speaker is Sandra Hutchens, OC Sheriff. She will speak about her experiences as a woman in policy work and other women's issues.
Monday, May 1, 2017
10:00 - 12:00
St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach

Bonhoeffer Room
LWV Orange Coast Board Meeting. All members welcome
Saturday, May 6, 2017
10:30 - 2:00
Brandman University
16355 Laguna Canyon Road
Room 111
Irvine

Meeting at 10:30
Lunch and Speaker at 12:00

Information on lunch choices and price will be coming soon.
LWV Orange Coast Annual Meeting. Closing the Court House Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable Speaker: UCI Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. He will address the crucial issues such as arbitration hearings that limit the use and accessibility of court rooms. People are often compelled to sign agreements that deny them the right to have their cases adjudicated in a court room. Professor Chemerinsky will explain the constitutional ramifications of this growing problem in American society and suggest possible ways in which to deal with them. And he will answer your questions as well.
Friday, May 12, 2017
10:30 - 2:00
Avila's El Ranchito Restaurant
182 South Orange Street, Orange

Meeting at 10:30
Lunch at 12:00

30.00 includes lunch
Annual Meeting. Annual Business Meeting at 10:30

Lunch and Speaker at 12:00.

Guest Speaker Susan Price

Homeless Services in the County of Orange

Orange County Director of Care Coordination Susan Price was hired as the first Orange County Director of Care Coordination in May, 2016. Dubbed the "Homeless Czar" by the media, her mission is to provide leadership on the issue of homelessness and to better coordinate county departmental resources to improve the local response to homelessness.

To make a reservation, contact Judy Standerford at judystanderford@gmail.com or 714-235-8977. Reservations must be made by May 3.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30 - 9:00
TBA Panel Discussion sponsored by LWV Orange Coast. Climate Change! Global Warming! Carbon Footprint! Sea Level Rise! What we Each Can do to Mitigate Negative Effects

More information will be coming.

Dessert and beverages will be available RSVP: call 208-284-9167 or email barbjsocal@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
10:00 - 12:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
North Orange County Board Meeting. Everyone Welcome
Thursday, May 25, 2017
11:30 - 1:30
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E Bastanchury Rd
Fullerton, CA 92831




Cost: 20.00
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
North Orange County Annual Meeting - Lunch with League. Speaker is Cheryl Marshall, Chancellor NOCCCD. She will speak about her vision and goals in this new position.