Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 am - 12 pm
Sisters of St Joseph's of Orange
Conference Center Auditorium
480 S. Batavia St.
Orange, CA

RSVP by Sept 6 to Petti at or 949.370.8772
What Kind of Talk Does Democracy Need?. Guest Presenters: Martha Cox, Mary Thompson, Hank Williams Members, League of Women Voters and Kettering Foundation Affiliated Facilitators Tired of the constant political bickering? Make a commitment to be part of the solution! You are invited to join us for an enlightening morning of training in conducting civil, community-building conversations. Presenters will explain how to support public civic discourse to foster community problem solving. Following the overview, participants will have an opportunity to learn and experience the techniques used in facilitating a "deliberative dialogue" on an important community issue. This presentation is open to League members and those who are interested in the work of League. Reservations required.

When: Saturday, September 9, 2017 Where: St. Joseph's of Orange Conference Center Auditorium 480 S. Batavia St., Orange, CA Take I-5 to CA-22. Exit at W. LaVeta Ave. Exit 15 (Garden Grove Fwy.) Turn quick left onto S. Batavia St

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Light Refreshments Served. RSVP by Wed, Sept. 6 to Petti at or 949.370.8772

Friday, September 15, 2017
12pm - 2 pm
Marie Callender's
31791 Del Obispo St.
San Juan Capistrano

Check-in starts at 11:30
Speaker at 12:00
Lunch with League - Orange Coast. The Orange County Jailhouse Snitch Scandal

Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience directly engaging with Orange County government institutions and decision makers. Santana began his journalistic career in the early 1990s as an apprentice reporter with Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. covering daily floor action in the U.S. Congress. Before founding Voice of OC in 2009, Santana was a lead investigative reporter for the Orange County Register from 2004-2009, focusing on county government. He's spent nearly two decades just focusing on local governments across Southern California, previously as a staff writer with outlets such as the San Diego Union Tribune and the San Bernardino County Sun.

Menu: Choose from

1. Quiche & Salad Combo: Baked spinach quiche with melted Cheddar & Jack cheeses, topped with Applewood smoked bacon and a tomato slice, served with a field greens salad with Balsamic vinegar dressing.
2. Fettuccine Alfredo & Caesar Salad:  A portion of Fettuccine Alfredo, served with a Caesar salad  (No meat).
3. Meatloaf Sliders:  Two sliders with home-style meatloaf, caramelized onions, and melted Cheddar cheese on mini-buns, served with almond coleslaw.
4. Gourmet Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich:  Grilled parmesan sourdough, Cheddar & Swiss cheeses, and Applewood smoked bacon sandwich, served with almond coleslaw.
All entrees are served with beverages and corn bread and choice of pie for dessert: Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue or Coconut Cream

RVSP with menu choice and pie choice. The cost of the meal is $20, speaker only $5. Pay with cash or check made out to LWV OC at the door.

RSVP by September,11th. We're happy to introduce an electronic reservation form for our Lunch with Leagues.  Click on this link to try it out: As before, you're welcome to RSVP by calling/emailing Barb Wood. at 208-284-9167 or email at