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Old Calendar Events

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Sandy Smith's home: 717-693-7007 Read with League. June's selection will be: "Book of Ages", by Jill Lepore.

Reviewer: Penny Brown

Note change to THIRD Tuesday just for this month!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Penny Brown's home: 714-828-4668 Read with League. May's selection will be: "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism", by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Reviewer: Marguerite Lyon

Thursday, April 24, 2014
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for the map)

Cost: TBD
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

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guidelines for reservations for Lunch with League
Lunch with League. Speaker: Rusty Kennedy, CEO, Executive Director, is the founding CEO of the non-profit OC Human Relations Council, established in 1991. A community organizer by training, Rusty started his work with OC Human Relations in 1977 as a human relations specialist. In 1981 he was promoted to the position of Executive Director of the OC Human Relations Commission. The fundamental framework of OC Human Relations--Community Building, Mediation, and BRIDGES programs are empowerment strategies rooted in grass roots organizing, diverse leadership development, and creative conflict resolution.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Arline Burgmeier's home: 714-828-8624 Read with League. April's selection will be: "I invented the Modern Age: the Rise of Henry Ford", by Richard Snow.

Reviewer: Sandy Smith

Thursday, March 27, 2014
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for the map)

Cost: TBD
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

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Lunch with League. Speaker: Pat Ganer, who will speak on our dysfunctional Congress.

For more information on our March speaker, click on: March speaker

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Mary Fuhrman's home: 714-523-1585 Read with League. March's selection will be: "Aftershock", by Robert B. Reich.

Reviewer: Anita Larsen

Thursday, February 27, 2014
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for the map)

Cost: TBD
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

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Lunch with League & Birthday Party. Speaker: Steven Sentman, O.C. Chief Probation Officer. Mr. Sentman will speak on AB 109, the return of nonviolent offenders, and how the county has been impacted so far.

Click on the link below for more information on our February speaker

Discussion and vote on national and local league public policy positions.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Frann Shermet's home: 714-228-1330 Read with League. February's selection will be: "Lean In : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead", by Sheryl Sandberg.

Reviewer: Barbara Dunsheath

Thursday, January 23, 2014
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for the map)

Cost: TBD
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

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Lunch with League. Speaker: Melanie Schlotterbeck. Melanie will speak on her environmental study of fires in the Chino Hills Park area over the last 100 years.

Click on the link below for more information on our January speaker

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
1:00-3:00 pm
Karen and Jim Hill's home: 714-693-0261 Read with League.. January's selection is "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism" by Thomas E. Mann and Norm Ornstein.

Reviewers: Jim and Karen Hill

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Penny Brown's home: 714-828-4668 Read with League.. We will have a book exchange. So, everyone please bring a new, wrapped book that you think our group would like -- not one that we've read! And we'll figure out how to swap them around. Also, please bring an appetizer to share. Penny will provide beverages, coffee/tea, and dessert.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Home of Jan Wagner Executive Board Meeting.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Bruce's home: 714-921-1308 Read with League. Click here for book flyer.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Pearl Mann's Office Executive Board Meeting.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr
Fullerton, CA 92831



(Click on address for the map)

Cost: TBD
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

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Lunch with League. Speaker: Krikor Jansezian, Ph.D., Administrator of Community Hospital in Long Beach.

Click the following link for a bio on Dr. Jansezian. He will speak on the face of healthcare today, with an emphasis on mental health

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
FJUHSD Office Board Meeting.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
TBA Read with League.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Home of Jan Wagner Executive Board Meeting.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
11:30-2:00 p.m.
Courtyard by Marriott Cypress
5865 Katella Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630


(Click on address for the map)

Cost: 25.00
Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To view flyer for this event, click on:
http://lwvnoc.org/files/kickoff_2013_flyer-b.pdf

To view guidelines for reservations for Lunch with League, click on:
http://lwvnoc.org/files/guidelines_for_lunch_with_league.docx-april_24_13.pdf
Kick-off Luncheon. LWVNOC September 21, 2013 Kick-off Luncheon. Speaker: Dr. Henry Pontell, Professor of Criminology at UC Irvine. Dr. Pontell will be speaking on the economic crisis our country has been in for several years and why those who helped cause it are not in jail!

To read Dr. Pontell's biography, click http://lwvnoc.org/files/henry_pontell.pdf

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Penny Brown's home Read with League. Selection: The Girls of Atomic City: Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, by Denise Kiernan.

Reviewer: Lee Sjostrom

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Pearl Mann's Office Executive Board Meeting.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
TBA Board Meeting.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Barbara Dunsheath's home Read with League. Selection: Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, by Banaji & Greenwald.

Reviewer: Mary Fuhrman

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Buena Park Library Board Room Board Retreat.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Mary Fuhrman's home Read with League. Selection: Out of Order: Stories of the History of the Supreme Court, by Sandra Day O'Conner.

Reviewer: Marguerite Lyons

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
1:00-3:00 pm
Lee Sjostrom's home Read with League. Selection: Mary Coin, by Marisa Silver.

Reviewer: Penny Brown

Thursday, May 23, 2013
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 with RSVP by Friday, May 17; 20 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To view guidelines for reservations for Lunch with League, click on:
http://lwvnoc.org/files/guidelines_for_lunch_with_league.docx-april_24_13.pdf
Annual Meeting and Lunch with League. Speaker: Kevin Haskins, Assistant District Attorney in charge of the juvenile gang unit and part of GRIP (Gang Reduction Intervention Program). To see his full biography, click http://lwvnoc.org/files/kevin_haskins_bio-2.pdf.

All local Leagues are required to hold an annual meeting. An annual meeting is the local Leagues' equivalent of the biennial conventions held by the LWVUS and the LWVC. Like a national or state convention, a local annual meeting is an opportunity to review the year just ending and to plan for the year ahead.

This year's annual meeting will be combined with Lunch with League. A buffet lunch will follow the business meeting. Our speaker, Kevin Haskins, will speak after lunch.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Host: Fran Shermet. Read with League. Reviewer: Barbara Dunsheath.

The book we will review is "Worst of Times", by Tim Eagan. This is a graphic, anecdotal story of families caught in the Dust Bowl catastrophe.

Friday, May 17, 2013
 
San Jose LWVC Convention.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 with RSVP by Friday, April 19; 20 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To view guidelines for reservations for Lunch with League, click on:
http://lwvnoc.org/files/guidelines_for_lunch_with_league.docx-april_24_13.pdf
Lunch with League. Lunch with League. Speaker: Neal Kelly, Orange County Registrar of Voters.

Neal joined the County as Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters in May 2004. Appointed Registrar of Voters in April 2006 by County Executive Officer, Thomas G. Mauk, Kelley has led the Registrar of Voters' office through the largest cycle of elections in the County's 123-year history. In his role as the County's chief election official, he leads an organization responsible for conducting elections, verifying petitions and maintaining voter records.

Prior to joining Orange County, Kelley developed and grew several companies of his own, employing hundreds of people from 1989 to 2004. He was also an adjunct professor with Riverside Community College's Business Administration Department, and served as a police officer in Southern California during the mid 1980s.

To read the complete bio, click http://lwvnoc.org/files/Neal_Kelley.pdf.

Thursday, April 18, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Host: Sandy Smith Read with League. Reviewer: Lee Sjostrom.

The book is, "In Her Own Right: The Life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton", one of the founders of the Women's Suffrage Movement. Author: Elisabeth Griffins.

Thursday, March 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 with RSVP by Friday, March 22; 20 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on March 22. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is 18. Cancellations must be made by noon on March 22, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.
Lunch with League. The prospective Lunch speaker for March will be Michael Matsuda, Administrator with the Anaheim Union High School District, and Trustee with NOCCCD. The subject of his presentation will be the core curriculum and collaborations between high school districts and community colleges to increase student success.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Barbara Dunsheath's home Read with League. Reviewer: Barbara Orosz. The books are: "Lethal Passage: the Story of a Gun," by Eric Larson, author of White City; and "In the Garden of Beasts."
Saturday, March 2, 2013
3:00pm-5:00pm
St. Joseph Center Mother Louise Room
480 S. Batavia
Orange, CA 92868
ORANGE COUNTY LWV INTERLEAGUE ORGANIZATION FORUM. Avoiding Tragedy-A Better Way Forward for the Mentally Ill

Panelists: Dr. Jody M. Rawles, Director of Hospital Services, Psychiatry & Human Behavior, School of Medicine, UCI; Dr. Pete Farrell, Correctional Health Services Lead Psychiatrist, Orange County Health Care Agency; Sheryl Wamsley-Goldsmith, Manager of Correctional Health Services, Mental Health Program; Kevin Smith, Director, Adult Mental Health Services, O.C. Health Care Agency; Carla Jacobs, Mental health Advocate and Executive Member of the Proxy Parent Foundation Board of Directors.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us for these forums. Audience members will have opportunities to submit questions for the panelists.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 with RSVP by Friday, February 22; 20 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on February 22. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is 18. Cancellations must be made by noon on February 22, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.
Lunch with League. We are proud to feature this month as our speaker, Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley.

Chief Jackie Gomez-Whiteley has been a law enforcement professional for 25 years. She began her career as a Police Explorer for the Los Alamitos Police Department in October 1978 and later advanced to Police Cadet in July 1984. Chief Gomez-Whiteley attended Loyola Marymount University on a basketball scholarship where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she entered the police academy at the Golden West College Criminal Justice Training Center.

In 2007, Chief Gomez-Whiteley graduated from the P.O.S.T. Command College, where she published an article in Police and Security News Magazine titled: Dirty Bombs: Calculating the Threat. In 2009, she completed her Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership at Chapman University and also received a certificate in Public and Non-Profit Leadership.

Chief Gomez-Whiteley was hired by the Orange Police Department in September 1986. While at the Orange Police Department, Jackie rose through the ranks and became the department's first woman motor officer, sergeant and lieutenant. She has worked a number of different assignments and supervised all three divisions: Patrol, Investigative Services and Administrative Services.

To view a picture and read a complete resume of Chief Gomez-Whiteley, click: http://lwvnoc.org/files/february_2012_luncheon_speakerchief_jackie_gomez-1.pdf

Thursday, February 21, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm
Buena Park Library
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(Click on address for the map)

714-826-4100
Study to update LWVNOC's position on the California initiative and referendum process. Speakers TBD for the following topics on this date:

D. Disclosures required (pg. 54). E. Voting methods, numbers and timing of elections (pg. 57). F. After election (pg. 59). G. Legal aspects (pg. 61).

Consensus discussion on the above 4 issues.

Saturday, February 16, 2013
3:00pm-5:00pm
St. Joseph Center Auditorium
480 S. Batavia
Orange, CA 92868
ORANGE COUNTY LWV INTERLEAGUE ORGANIZATION FORUM. Sensible Gun Regulations; Your Right to Be Safe

Panelists include: Law Professor Lawrence Rosenthal of Chapman University; Supt. Greg Magnuson, Buena Park School District; Dave Lopez, Retired Policeman and current Criminal Justice Teacher.

Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us for these forums. Audience members will have opportunities to submit questions for the panelists.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm
Buena Park Library
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(Click on address for the map)

714-826-4100
Study to update LWVNOC's position on the California initiative and referendum process. Topics and speakers on this date are as follows:

VIII. Review and overview of proposals for reform by the LWVC and other reform groups - Monika Broome. A. Drafting, review and titling the ballot measure (pg. 45). B. Qualifying for the ballot (pg. 48). C. Campaigning for or against a ballot measure (pg. 52).

Consensus discussion on the above 3 issues.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1:00pm-3:00pm
Lee Sjostrom's home Read with League. The Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest, by William DeBuy. The title and subtitle says it all.

Reviewer: Penny Brown

Saturday, February 9, 2013
10:00am-2:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92833
93rd Birthday of the League of Women Voters. The LWVNOC will celebrate the 93rd birthday of the League of Women Voters with a pot luck luncheon (provided by members of the board) in conjunction with a program planning meeting and a screening of the documentary film "Patriocracy."
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm
Buena Park Library
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(Click on address for the map)

714-826-4100
Study to update LWVNOC's position on the California initiative and referendum process. Topics and speakers on this date are as follows:

V. Technology: Ready or Not (pg. 32)- Mary Fuhrman. VI. Issues and concerns about the initiative and referendum process (pg. 36) - Jan Wagner. VII. Alternative models from other states (pg. 64)- Ed & Lois Smith. Schedule assumes discussion of the above three topics.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
9:30am-12:30pm
Buena Park Library
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620

(Click on address for the map)

714-826-4100
Study to update LWVNOC's position on the California initiative and referendum process. Four sessions are planned for the LWV California study of the initiative and referendum process. The first session will be held today. The next three sessions will be held on the following three Wednesdays, same time and place.

Topics and speakers on this date are as follows:

I. History of the current LWVC position (pg. 8) - Donna Miller. II. History of the initiative and referendum process (pg. 10) - Donna Miller. III. Current initiative process: (pg. 20) Jim & Karen Hill. IV. Speaker on the initiative process, its strengths and weaknesses - Jodi Balma, Professor of Political Science at Fullerton College. Schedule assumes discussion of the above 4 issues.

Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 with RSVP by Friday, January 18; 20 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on January 18. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is 18. Cancellations must be made by noon on January 18, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.
Lunch with League. Our speaker this month is Pat Ganer, who has spoken to us before and is "back by popular demand!" She will speak to us on "the November election, what happened, what are its impacts."

Following is a bio on Pat:

Education: BA and MA in Political Science from USC and UCLA, respectively. Ph.D in Communication from the University of Utah with an emphasis on Political Communication. Dissertation: "An Analysis of the Role of Values in the Argumentation of the 1980 Presidential Campaign."

Teaching: Full-time faculty at Cypress College since 1971, teaching Speech Communication and some Political Science. Pat also teaches each semester at Long Beach State, generally alternating the courses in Campaign Communication and Communication Strategies of International Speakers.

Papers and Publications: Have presented numerous papers at the Western Communication Association and National Communication Association conferences, mainly in the areas of Political Communication and Argumentation. Has also presented at international conferences in Japan, Dublin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Sao Paolo.

Consulting: Served as an analyst on the Presidential debates for the Los Angeles Times and a commentator on George Bush's 2000 convention speech for MSNBC television. Has also served as a consultant to different individual political candidates and organizations.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Frann Shermet's home Read with League. The Parties vs. the People, by Mickey Edwards. A former Republican congressman describes how political and governmental systems undermine democracy and discourage compromise. He outlines what must be done to banish negative effects of partisan warfare.

Reviewer: Anita Larsen.

Sunday, December 9, 2012
4-7 pm
Home of Donna Miller Holiday Party. Come One, Come All - to the LWVNOC Holiday Celebration to be held on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at the home of Donna Miller, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It's a Potluck so bring your best dish to be shared. There will be sign-up sheets circulating, or call Donna at 714-523-3484 or Frann Shermet at 714-220-1338.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
10:00am-12:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Office
1051 W. Bastanchury Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting. Everyone welcome!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
1-3 pm
Call readwithleague@lwvnoc.org for directions and more information READ WITH LEAGUE. NOTE DATE CHANGE!

This month we will discuss INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by Luis Urrea.

Discussion Leader: Kay Bruce.

The story tells about four Mexican women from a small Mexican village who want to find seven magnificent men to bring back to their town to help lead such positions as chief police & mayor, etc. They venture across the border which in itself is a challenge. Look at immigration from a different view point than the one we often hear about as this author tells this intriguing story. It will be an adventure to listen to each reader's opinion as we discuss what this book is about.

NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.

Next meeting: TBD

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
7am-8pm
Go to http://www.smartvoter.org to find your Polling Place VOTE, VOTE, VOTE ELECTION DAY. Today is one of the most important days of our country to decide the direction of this nation.

BE INFORMED.

WORK FOR DEMOCRACY.

Thursday, October 25, 2012
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 18 dollars with RSVP by Friday, October 19; 20 dollars at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on October 19. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.
Lunch with League/Pros & Cons Presentations. With the election only twelve days away, attend this presentation about the eleven Propositions which are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

Learn what each Proposition is about, who it will affect, and why it is so important that you be an INFORMED VOTER!

In addition, hear about the First-Time Registration Grant that was awarded to LWVNOC. The campus communities that are partnering with us are Cypress College, Fullerton College, North Orange County School of Continuing Education, and the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program. WORK FOR DEMOCRACY!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
7:00-8:00 PM
Backs Community Bldg.
201 N. Bradford
Placentia, CA 92087
Placentia Pros & Cons. Come to the Backs Community Building to hear a trained League of Women Voters member present the Pros and Cons on the November 6th ballot. Those eleven propositons are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
1:00 PM
Buena Park Community Center
6688 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90622
Buena Park Pros & Cons. This is your opportunity to learn more about the eleven Propositions. A trained League of Women Voters member will present these propositions, explain what they mean to the citizens, and how much they will cost.

The eleven propositions are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:00-8:30 PM
Cypress College
Humanity Bldg. Room 131
9200 Valley View Blvd.
Cypress, CA 90630



Free parking is available in Lots 7 and 8 between 6 and 9 PM. No parking passes will be required during that time in those lots.
Cypress City Council Candidates Forum and Voter Registration. As a joint project with the Cypress Chamber of Commerce, this is your opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their opinion on city issues, and decide whom you will vote for on November 6th. Leaguers will be available for you to REGISTER TO VOTE if you are:
A First Time Voter
Have moved and changed address
Have changed your name
Want to change your political party

Be Informed. Make Democracy Work.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
10:00-11:30 AM
Cypress Senior Center
9031 Grindlay Street
Cypress, CA 90630
Cypress Pros & Cons and Voter Registration. Here is your opportunity to hear the facts about the Propositions presented by trained League of Women Voters members. The eleven Propositions are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

You will also have an oppportunity to REGISTER TO VOTE as the deline is October 22. Leaguers will be available to help you with the registration form.

VOTE! Vote! VOTE!

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
NO MEETING
  READ WITH LEAGUE. NO READ WITH LEAGUE MEETING due to League's activities for the upcoming election.
Monday, October 15, 2012
7:00 PM
Lakeview Hall at Morningside
800 Morningside Drive
Fullerton, CA 92835
Morningside Pros & Cons. This is your opportunity to learn more about the eleven Propositions. What do they mean, who will be affected by their implementation, and how much will it cost the taxpayer?

The eleven Propositons are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute. 8Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

Know the issuess. Be Informed. VOTE!

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Limited Free Parking.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
9:30 AM
Yorba Linda Senior Center
4501 Casa Loma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Yorba Linda Pros & Cons. Come join fellow Americans interested in the propositions on the November 6th ballot. The eleven Propositions are:

  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

Making Democracy work.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
6:30 PM
La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
La Palma City Council Candidates Forum. This city council candidates forum is an opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them the questions that you feel are important for this community. The event will be Moderated by a trained League of Women Voters members.

Help build a stronger LaPalma. Be Informed. VOTE.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
11:00-1:30pm
Regional Occupation Program
1617 East Ball
Anaheim,CA 92804



Parking Lot by the Student Lounge/ Lunch room
Voter Registration at ROP. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to Register to Vote today. Students, Staff, and Faculty will have the opportunity to ask questions, to gain information about Voter Activities Events on the Pros & Cons of the Propositions and the Candidate Forums for cities and school boards.

Your Vote is Your Voice! Register Now!

Monday, October 8, 2012
11-1:30pm
Regional Occupation Program
1617 East Ball
Anaheim, CA 92804



Parking Lot by the Student Lounge/ Lunch room
Voter Registration at ROP. This is your opportunity to register to vote in the November 6th Election. The last day to register is October 22.

VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!

This is your Voice in the Government

Saturday, October 6, 2012
1:00-2:30 PM
Mackey Auditorium
Ruby Gerontology Center- OLLI
Cal State Fullerton University
800 N. State Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92824-6868
OLLI Pros & Cons. This Saturday presentation of the Pros and Cons, is an opportunity to hear a trained League of Women Voters member present the facts for and against these Proposition. The eleven Propostions are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost. Free Parking.

Friday, October 5, 2012
7:30am-9:00am
School of Continuing Education
Adults in Line
1803 W. Romenya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Voter Registration SCE Anaheim Campus. Today is High School Registration Day! Leaguers will be with you in line to REGISTER you for the VOTE on November 6th. Bring your Driver's Liscense or Soocial Secuirty Number to complete the form.

>b> You have a RIGHT TO BE HEARD! Register to Vote in the November 6th Election!

Thursday, October 4, 2012
10:30am-1:30pm
School of Continuing Education
1803 W. Romenya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801



First Floor Entryway
Voter Registration. Are you coming to SCE Anaheim Campus for lunch or for class? There will be a table by the front door with League members ready to REGiSTER you and help you with the process.

Now is the time to REGISTER TO VOTE for the November 6th Election.

Exercise your Right!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
5:15 PM
Fullerton College
321 E. Chapman
Fullerton, CA 92832


Humanities Building, Room 521
Patriocracy Film Screening and Discussion. You are invited to a special screening of "Patriocracy", a new documentary that drills down to the roots of political polarization and offers sound solutions to move beyond it. "Patriocracy" features an A-list of top Washington personalities, including: Former Senator Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer (CBS News), Eleanor Clift (Newsroom/McLaughlin Group), Ken Rudin (NPR), Sen. Mark Warner, Sen. Kent Conrad, Rep. Bob Inglis and many more.

Watch and learn how to move beyond political polarization and how to restore civility and functionality to American democracy just when our country needs it most.

Come to the movie and stay for the discussion.

"How We Revive Our Democracy" discussion to follow the film with live streaming panel discussion from Boulder, CO. Panelists include Fmr. Rep. Mickey Edwards, Fmr. Rep David Skaggs, and Common Cause President Bob Edgar.

For parking pass, email maryfuhrman@pacbell.net

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
10:00am-11:30am
Mackey Auditorium at OLLI/CSUF Campus
Ruby Gerontology Center
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92834-6868
OLLI Pros & Cons. At election time, it is time to discuss the Pros and Cons of the eleven propositions on the California Ballot. Presented by trained League of Women members, this is an opportunity to hear what each proposition is about, who will be affected, and what are the costs involved. The eleven propositions are:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

OLLI Parking Pass is required.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

No Cost.

Monday, October 1, 2012
4:30pm-7:45pm
School of Continuing Education
Second Floor Entryway
1803 W. Romenya Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92801
Voter Registration. This evening is a good time to come REGISTER to VOTE! Weither you are coming to a class at SCE, coming to dinner in this part of the county, or just need to Register. This is the place.

League members will be there to help you with the process and answer your questions.

Your Vote is Your Voice

Thursday, September 27, 2012
6:30 PM
City Council Chambers
401 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870
Placentia City Council Candidates Forum. Placentia is facing many problems this year. Meet the candidates who feel that each has an answer to these challenges. A trained League member will Moderate the evening with an opportunity for you to ask questions by writing your question on a card.

The program will be televised by the City.

BE INFORMED. COME!

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf No Cost. Free Parking.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
5:30pm-8:00pm
School of Continuing Education
Cypress College
9200 Valley View Drive
Cypress, CA 90620


Turn into Parking Lot 4
SCE Building
Voter Registration at the SCE Cypress Campus. November 6 election is only 42 days from today! BE REGISTERED. Come join us at the SCE Cypress Campus Building to complete the process this evening.

Do you have questions about the process? Go to http://www.smartvoter.org for those answers.

Let Your Voice Be Heard! Vote! Vote! Vote!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
10:00-2:00
Cypress College
9200 Valley View Drive
Cypress, CA 90620


By the Pond
Student Activities
National Voters Registration Day -Voter Registration. Across the nation, thousands and thousands of Voters are being registered today by over 800 organizations.

Register to VOTE.

Go to http://www.smartvoter.org to find your place to vote, the hours the polls are open, and what the candidates have to say about their positions. Learn about the PROPOSITIONS. Come to a Pros and Cons presentation in North Orange County listed on this Calendar.

Your Vote is Your Voice! Register Now!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
10am to 2pm
Fullerton College
321 Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832



Table on the QUAD
National Voters Registration Day. LWVNOC and Fullerton Political Science Department are partnering to register students, staff, and faculty on this National Voter Registration Day. Volunteers and students will be registering persons if they are:

  • First-Time Voters
  • Have changed his/her name
  • Have changed his/her address
  • Want to change political parties

A table will be set up in the quad to register all those who need this service.

VOTE! Vote! Vote!

Monday, September 24, 2012
8:30am-11:30am
School of Continuing Education
Cypress Campus, Parking Lot 4
9200 Valley View Drive
Cypress, CA 90620



SCE Building
Voter Registration SCE Cypress College Campus. Who is eligible to Vote?
Be at least 18 years old by November 6
A resident of the state of Calfiornia
A US Citizen
Not been adjudged mentally incompetent
Not imprisoned or on parole, or probation for conviction of a felony.

Exercise your Right!

Register then VOTE on November 6.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
7:00-8:00 PM
Cerritos Library
18025 Bloomfield
Cerritos, CA 90701
Cerritos Library Pros & Cons. Learn about the eleven propositions that will be on the ballot on November 6:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf No Cost. Free Parking.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
6:00-8:00 PM
La Habra Library
221 East La Habra Blvd.
La Habra, CA 90631
La Habra Library Pros & Cons. Trained League members will present the Pros and the Cons of each Proposition. You will have an opportunity to ask questions.

Be an INFORMED VOTER.

When you vote, you will be asked to decide the best course of action for the state of California about such issues as:

  • Prop 30 Temporary Taxes to Fund Education. Guaranteed Local Public Safety Funding. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.
  • Prop 31 State Budget. State and Local Government. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute.
  • Prop 32 Political Contributions by Payroll Deduction. Contributions to Candidates. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 33 Auto Insurance Companies. Prices Based on Driver's History of Insurance Coverage. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 34 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 35 Human Trafficking. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 36 Three Strikes Law. Repeat Felony Offenders. Penalties. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 37 Genetically Engineered Foods. Labeling. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 38 Tax to Fund Education and Early Childhood Programs. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 39 Tax Treatment for Multistate Businesses. Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding. Initiative Statute.
  • Prop 40 Redistricting. State Senate Districts. Referendum.

    Make a Difference. VOTE.

No Cost. Free Parking.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations. http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

Thursday, September 20, 2012
10:00am-1:30pm
Fullerton College
321 E. Chapman
Fullerton, CA 92832


Table in the Quad
Voter Registration 225 th Anniversary of Constitution Day. What an opportunity to REGISTER TO VOTE at the Fullerton College celebration of Constitution Day!

Celebrate our Democracy by Registering to Vote.

Go to http://www.smartvoter.org for information about the Candidates and Issues. REGISTER then be INFORMED!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
6:00pm-8:00pm
School of Continuing Education
Fullerton College Campus
315 E. Wilshire Center
Fullerton, CA 92832
Voter Registration. Going to be out this evening and need to Register to Vote? Come by the SCE Fullerton Campus and fill out the form. League of Women members will be there to answer your questions and help you complete the process.

It is not enough to REGISTER, be knowledgeable about the Issues and the Candidates.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
9:30a-11:30a
School of Continuing Education
Fullerton College Campus
315 E. Wilshire Center
Fullerton, CA 92832
Voter Registration SCE Fullerton College Campus. This is an opportunity to REGISTER TO VOTE. Come to register if you:
are a NEW FIRST Time Voter
have changed your name
have moved and changed your address
want to change your political party

Think about the issues and the candidates. REGISTER then be an INFORMED VOTER.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
NO MEETING
  READ WITH LEAGUE. NO READ WITH LEAGUE MEETING due to League's activities for the upcoming election.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Knott's Berry Farm Hotel
7675 Crescent Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620


Cost: 25.00 per person with RSVP by Wednesday, September 12; TBD at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
LWVNOC Kickoff Luncheon. Topic : Children in the Juvenile Justice and Foster Care Systems. Special Guest: Yvette Verastegui, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. Judge Verastegui will share her personal journey through the Foster Care Systems plus her opinion of the future for these children and this system.

Honorable Yvette Verastegui was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She has served as a Deputy Alternate Public Defender with the Los Angeles County Alternate Public Defender's Office since 2001. Previously, she was a Deputy Public Defender with the Orange County Public Defender's Office from 1994to 2001 and the Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office in 1994. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Irvine.

Bring your checkbooks for the Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing with Treasures like: Dinner with Dr. Mildred Garcia, President CSU, Fullerton Texas BBQ Dinner with the Bruces; Long Beach Symphony Orchestra tickets Farrell's Ice Cream Party coupon; Huntington Library coupons and so much more...

Mark your calendars now.

Thursday, September 13, 2012
6:30 pm
FJUHSD Board Room
1051 Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA

Free Parking


No Charge
Fullerton Joint Union High School District School Board District Candidates Forum. This is an opportunity to meet and ask questions to candidates for this school board. Learn what issues and challenges this school district is facing and how these candidates will solve the problems. Learn what experiences these men and women have had that will affect our children's future. Be informed.

Everyone is welcome.

If you cannot attend on this day, click on the following link below for a complete schedule of all the candidates forums and pros and cons presentations: http://lwvnoc.org/files/public_voter_services_events.pdf

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
1-3 pm
9525 Normandy Way,
Cypress, CA 90630
READ WITH LEAGUE. The book selection is "When the Emperor was Divine." by Julie Otsuka. Patti will be the reviewer.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Courtyard at the Marriott
5865 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630


Cost: 20 per person.
New Board Retreat and Orientation.
Friday, July 20, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 25.00. RSVP by Friday, July 13.

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
LWVNOC ILO Luncheon. Our Orange County ILO will be having its annual convention in our area this year as LWVNOC is hosting. Mary Fuhrman has just assumed the presidency of this group as Bea Fields had to resign.

Our convention will start off with a rousing report from our delegates who attended the LWV convention in Washington, D.C. Then we will pass the budget, elect officers, make one change in the bylaws and have lunch. We will be at the Meridian Club where we have Lunch with League and Bette Frazier will be taking reservations.

After lunch, we will brainstorm for ideas from all of you on what ILO should be placing its emphasis, and how the four leagues can better collaborate and make the League stronger in the whole county. Please join us and meet members of the other three leagues.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
1-3 pm
Patti Chikahisa's home.
Call (714) 526-8148 for directions.
READ WITH LEAGUE. This month we will discuss DRIFT, by Rachel Maddow. Discussion Leader: Anita Larsen. A non-partisan look into the "unmooring of American military power."

Next meeting: August 21st - Host needed.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1-3 pm
Lee Sjostrom's home
Call (714)879-4416, for directions.
READ WITH LEAGUE. Greetings All Readers! We had an excellent discussion/informational meeting at our last Read with League gathering. We hope to repeat the large turnout and more spirited conversation.

This month we will discuss GAME CHANGE, by Heilemann. Discussion Leader: Mary Fuhrman. A fascinating look deep into the 2008 primary campaign. Truly page-turning.

Next meeting: July 17 at Patti Chikahisa's home.

Friday, June 8, 2012-Tuesday, June 12, 2012
7-10pm
Washington, D.C.


More Information coming
LWV National Convention. Delegates from the LWVNOC will be attending this four day national convention in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.

More information about content and delegates to follow.

Friday, June 8, 2012-Tuesday, June 12, 2012
7-10pm
Washington, D.C.


More Information coming
LWV National Convention. Delegates from the LWVNOC will be attending this four day national convention in Washington, D.C. in June 2012.

More information about content and delegates to follow.

Thursday, May 24, 2012
10:30-1:30
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 with RSVP by Friday, May 18; 18 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League and Annual Meeting. Topic: The League of Women Voters Moves Forward. Special Guest: Jennifer Waggoner, President, LWV of California.

All local Leagues are required to hold an annual meeting. An annual meeting is the local Leagues' equivalent of the biennial conventions held by the LWVUS and the LWVC. Like a national or state convention, a local annual meeting is an opportunity to review the year just ending and to plan for the year ahead.

The annual meeting is an opportunity for members to

  • select officers and directors for the coming year;
  • approve or amend local program policies and/or By-Laws;
  • review and approve the budget for the coming year;
  • offer feedback to the Board of Directors regarding the past year;
  • offer suggestions to the Board of Directors for the coming year.

For the first time, the NOC League is combining the annual meeting with Lunch with League. A buffet lunch will follow the business meeting.

May Lunch with League will be very special. In addition to participating in our Annual Meeting you will be treated to the unique opportunity to meet and hear from Jennifer Waggoner, our current California League of Women Voter's State President. Jennifer joined the LWVC Board in 2007 as Communications Director. She serves on the Audit Committee and contributes to many others.

Jennifer first joined the League in San Francisco in 2001 and has served in many roles, including President, Vice President, and Budget Chair. She strongly believes in the League's core values, is grateful for the opportunities the League offers, and feels the greatest value for her has been the mentors she has found and their encouragement to mentor others through the League.

Jennifer has worked for many years as a consultant, typically in operations, finance and communications for nonprofits and small businesses. She holds a degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College and a Diploma in Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh.

For flyer and further information,click SpecialGuest; AND The League of Women Voters Moves Forward

Saturday, May 19, 2012-Sunday, May 20, 2012
10am-8pm
Sacramento Leadership Council: Leadership Training. On the years that there is no state LWV convention, the LWVC offers a two day workshop in Sacramento for leadership development. For learning new skills or sharpening developed ones, the Leadership Council is a means to meet LWV leaders, learn technical and leadership strategies to enhance our League. Think about it. Do you see yourself as a leader in LWVNOC?

Be a part of the growing group that is working for democracy at the grassroots level.

Thursday, May 10, 2012
6-9:00 pm
Fullerton Public Library
Main Library
353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Osborne Auditorium
FULLERTON RECALL ELECTION CANDIDATES FORUM. The LWVNOC is sponsoring a Candidates Forum for all the Candidates that are running for Fullerton City Council in the Recall election this June. Current city council members that are being recalled and potential candidates have been invited to participate. It is being held in the Fullerton Main Library, Osborne Auditorium. To see flyer, click here: Candidates'Forum
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
7-8:30 pm
Fullerton Public Library
Main Library
353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

Community Room
Top Two Primary and Pros and Cons Presentation. WHAT ARE ALL THESE PEOPLE DOING ON MY BALLOT?

For the third time in twelve years, Californians changed the way we elect the people who represent us in federal and state government by enacting the Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act on June 8, 2010. Post-election opinion writers called it "seismic" (Newsweek), and "downright despised" by the political parties (Washington Post).

Whatever they call it, this proposition significantly changed the look and the choices on your Presidential Primary ballot when you vote on June 5, 2012, and election officials are afraid that you will call it confusing!

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NORTH ORANGE COUNTY Invites you to learn all about your new "Voter-Nominated" Open Primary plus a Pros & Cons explanation of the two ballot measures.

Thursday, April 26, 2012
11:30 am-1:30 pm
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 with RSVP by Friday, April 19; 18 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League. Topic: Mental Health in Orange County. Speaker: Shannon Peterson.

Shannon Peterson is the program director for HOMES, Inc., providing support to 100+ mentally ill adults in independent housing programs. This includes conducting house meetings; on-going support for program "graduates"; arranging social and recreational activities including an annual four-day Mountain Respite Camp, utilizing client volunteers.

Shannon is the NAMI Orange County Community Program Director. (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). She manages trained client volunteers to implement "Peer to Peer" recovery educational courses, "In Our Own Voice" presentations for the community, and "Connection" support groups. Her clients have been trained to implement Spanish- speaking "Conexion" and "En Nuestro Propio Voz" training groups, and "Persona a Persona", a course for bilingual clients.

A recipient of the prestigious Thomas A. Riley Award, Shannon is also currently serving on the California State Board of NAMI.

Shannon received her degree in Human Services from California State University Fullerton with postgraduate courses in counseling.

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on March 19. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is $16. Cancellations must be made by noon on March 19, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #6: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous sessions in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #6: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous sessions in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #5: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous sessions in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #4: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous sessions in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information

Thursday, March 22, 2012
11:30-1:00
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 with RSVP by February 20; 18 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League. Topic: "Protecting Against Identity Theft and Scams." Speaker: Pearl Gondrella Mann

Pearl Gondrella Mann has a solo practice in Fullerton where she emphasizes Elder Law, conservatorships, trusts and estates. She frequently speaks to the public about elder abuse, identity theft, estate planning, probate and gender bias.

Pearl serves as Vice President of the League of Women Voters of North Orange County and previously was Publicity Director and Government Director. She is also a member of the State Bar of California Board of Trustees and the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors.

An active volunteer with the Orange County Public Law Center, Pearl was honored in 2010 as its Attorney of the Year for helping clients who could not afford lawyers. She has extensive leadership experience, having served as President of California Women Lawyers, Orange County Women Lawyers, Orange County Barristers, Western State University College of Law Alumni Association and Lex Romana: Italian-American Lawyers of Orange County.

Previously, she served as Vice President of the Council on Aging - Orange County Board of Directors, President of the Fullerton Library Board of Trustees and on the City of Fullerton Infrastructure Committee.

She is a graduate of Western State University College of Law, where she was Law Review Editor-in-Chief. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked as a librarian. Other education includes a Master of Arts in American Studies from the University of Hawaii, a Masters in Library Science from the University of Illinois and a bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University. She has lived abroad in Indonesia and Korea.

Pearl is committed to "making a difference" and providing greater accessibility to justice for all, especially for the poor, the elderly and the disabled. She loves "back door" travel, Creole and Japanese cuisine, roller coasters, Mardi Gras parades and wearing costumes.

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on March 19. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is $16. Cancellations must be made by noon on March 19, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #3: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous sessions in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #2: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

You do not have to have attended the previous session in order to attend this one. The discussions will be lively and exciting.

Watch for more information.

Thursday, February 23, 2012
11:30-1:00
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 with RSVP by February 20; 18 at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League. Topic: "Our New Health Care Legislation + The Untold Story!"

Speaker: Professor Toni Sullivan

The annual expense of health care is one of the greatest financial burdens on the American people and our government. Professor Toni Sullivan will present a talk on the many benefits of the new health care law + advantages that far outweigh the flaws which can be amended. She will discuss specific legislative measures that provide major advances to our health care system.

Dr. Sullivan is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri. She earned her doctorate in nurse science and public health science from Columbia University. Her passion and devotion to public health have been expressed often in her presentations throughout Orange County and other parts of the country.

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on February 20. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is $16. Cancellations must be made by noon on February 20, by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.

Saturday, February 18, 2012
2:00pm
Century Stadium 25
1701 Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867

http://local.yahoo.com/info-21130776-century-stadium-25-orange

Fee: 16 (if more than 20 attending); 18.00 otherwise.

For reservations: call 714-254-7440, or e-mail specialprojects@lwvnoc.org, by February 11, 2012.
Live Broadcast by Dudamel. A live broadcast from the Walt Disney Concert Hall of Gustav Mahler's "A Thousand Voices" with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Orchestra will take place on February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m.

We will meet for lunch (on your own) at 12:00 noon at either Lazy Dog Cafe or Prime Cut, both of which are within two blocks of the theater. Then on to the Century Stadium 25 at 1701 Katella Ave., Orange, CA. Car pooling is encouraged.

If we have 20 people sign up, the price is $16.00 for the broadcast. If less than 20, the price is $18.00 for this exciting event.

Contact specialprojects@lwvnoc.org by February 1, 2012, for reservations.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
10 a.m. - 12 noon
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


No Cost

Free Parking
League Study Session #1: Privatization of Government Services. An interesting, thought provoking study on "Privatization of Government Services" including such topics as: railroads, public education, prisons, and public utilities.

Linda Rogers will be the leader with many others serving as facilitators.

Background Papers for this study

Watch for more information

Saturday, February 11, 2012
9:30am-2:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District offices.
1051 Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833


Call 714-254-7440 for more details.
LWVNOC Birthday Party. Members and their guests are invited to celebrate the 92nd birthday of the League of Women Voters. The celebration will take place on Saturday, February 11, from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Lunch will be provided by the members of our board of directors.

In addition to the birthday celebration and lunch, members will participate in planning the 2012-14 program for the LWVUS. Every local League in the United States participates in this process. The process provides grassroots input to the LWVUS regarding areas of emphasis for the next two years, including study topics and advocacy.

The event will be in the Board room of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District office, 1051 W. Bastanchury in Fullerton.

Saturday, February 4, 2012
9 am-2:30 pm.
Neighborhood Congregational Church
340 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Phone 949.494.8061

http://ncclaguna.org/

Cost: 25.00 per person prior to January 28; 30.00 per person after that date.
Or attend, bring your own lunch, and pay 15.00 per person.
Regional Leadership Workshop. The Orange County ILO is hosting a Southern Regional Meeting on Saturday, February 4, from 9 AM to 2:30 PM. All League members are invited to attend. Topics include "The Rules Have Changed: The 2012 Elections" "Water: Which Way Do We Swim?" and "The Observer Corps."

You may register and pay by credit card at the LWVC website http://www.lwvc.org by January 28. Or write a check payable to LWVC and mail to 2506 Calle Jade, San Clemente, CA 92673.

Sponsored by LWVC. SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, February 2, 2012
1-3pm
Call for location information 714-524-0939 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org Read with League: In The Garden of the Beasts, by Eric Larson, Crown, 2011. Eric Larson creates a chilling reconstruction of a society going mad. His book is based on the experiences of a principled academic, William E. Dodd, in the role of United States Ambassador to the newly elected National Socialist (Nazi) government in 1933-1937 Germany. He and his family are first hand witnesses to the growing extremism and brutality of the Nazi regime, and Dodd comes to the horrifying understanding of where Hitler's ambitions are headed. His efforts to protect his family are frustrated by his attractive daughter's feckless behavior and the U. S. State Department is so focused on retrieving American investments in German bonds, that his ominous warnings about Hitler are ridiculed and disregarded.

Mary Beth Song will be the presenter. Because of street construction, allow extra travel time.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
11:30-1:00
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 dollars with RSVP by January 23 noon. No cancellations after that time. 18 dollars at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League:"The National Popular Vote". The long debate over Popular Vote versus Electoral Vote Determining Elections has been in progress since democracy was written into the Constitution. Even in the writing of the Constitution, our forefathers did not think the general population had either the knowledge or the wisdom to decide who our leaders would be.

Linda Rogers, Mary Fuhrman and Kay Bruce will present this program, with time for questions and answers.

Come join us. Our change to the Meridian as the site of Lunch with League events has required a change in policy.

To attend a Lunch with League, you MUST make a reservation no later than noon on Monday the week of the event. Walk-ins can no longer be accommodated because lunches at the Meridian are catered.

You can make a reservation by emailing lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org OR by calling the NOC phone at 714/254-7440. You will pay at the door on the day of the event. The cost is $16. Cancellations must be made by noon Monday the week of the event by emailing or calling as above.

If you do not cancel, you must still pay for the lunch. A RESERVATION MADE IS A RESERVATION PAID.

If you do not cancel in time, you can give/sell your ticket to someone else--but please advise by email or phone who will be attending in your place.

Thursday, January 19, 2012
10-12 noon
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833


(Click on address for a map)

Board Room (Room may change, watch for signs)
Board Meeting. Join us in making democracy work as the 20 Board members work with the Co-Presidents to develop plans for the city election forums that will be held before the 2012 elections in June and November. Other works in progress are the development of more effective communications systems, providing information through Lunch with League, and celebrating our LWV Birthday in February 2012.

Visitors are welcome at all League events

Sunday, December 11, 2011
5-7pm
E-Mail specialprojects@lwvnoc.org LWVNOC Holiday Party. Come join the League for its Holiday Party. Bring finger foods and beverages of choice. RSVP to specialprojects@lwvnoc.org by December 8.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
1-3pm
Call for location information 714-524-0939 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org Read with League: "Flapper" by Joshua Zeitz. This is a Social History at its most readable. Zeitz's theory is that technology encouraged huge cultural change in the 1920's abetted by American women who seized their new freedom to throw off the restrictions as well as the manners and clothing of the Victorian era launching our truly modern decade.

You are welcome to attend even if you have not read the book. A lively discussion is awaiting. COME!

Thursday, November 17, 2011
10-12 noon
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833


(Click on address for a map)

Board Room (Room may change, watch for signs)
Board Meeting LWVNOC. Presidents Burgmeier and Lyons will lead us toward events and projects for Making Democracy Work. Twenty officers and directors work with the Presidents to prepare for such events as elections in 2012, Lunch with League, Read with League, and creative projects to prepare citizens to vote with knowledge and understanding of the issues.

Email President@lwvnoc.org for more information.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
10-12 noon
Email President@lwvnoc.org for details


No cost
LWV ILO: Great Park Tour "Know Your County":. The Orange County ILO (Inter League Organization) has arranged a tour of the Great Park for members of the four Orange County Leagues on Saturday, November 5, from 10 AM until noon. The tour is part of the ILO's "Know Your County" program. If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Arline Burgmeier at President@lwvnoc.org . Details will be provided to those who reply.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
11:30-1:00
Meridian Club
1535 Deerpark Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92831

(Click on address for the map)

Cost 16 dollars with RSVP by October 24
18 dollars at door (only 2 or 3 persons)

Call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Lunch with League: "On to 2012, the Political Scene." with Dr. Raphael J. Sonenshein. He will discuss the upcoming year in relation to local, state, and national elections, as well as what Congress and the Legislature are doing and will do. He says we will "have some fun."

Raphael J. Sonenshein, professor of political science and public administration at California State University, Fullerton, received his B.A. in public policy from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. He has written extensively on the relationships among racial and ethnic groups, and on the governance of American cities. His book Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles (Princeton University Press, 1993) received the 1994 Ralph J. Bunche Award from the American Political Science Association as the best political science book of the year on the subject of racial and ethnic pluralism. Dr. Sonenshein served as Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles (Appointed) Charter Reform Commission between 1997 and 1999. In 2006, Dr. Sonenshein was named Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Review Commission to examine the system set up in the 1999 charter.

Thursday, October 20, 2011
10-12 noon
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 West Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833


(Click on Address for map)

Board Room (room may change, look for the signs)
LWVNOC Board Meeting. You are invited to attend a Board meeting at the Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board Room. The meeting will develop plans, strategies and continual evaluation of the LWVNOC working on democracy. This is an opportunity to see the League working at the grassroots level for Democracy.

The Board meetings are the third Thursday of each month. For more information email President@lwvnoc.org

Thursday, October 6, 2011
1-3:00
Call Mary Fuhrman at
714-523-1585 for directions
Read with League: "Crazy" by Pete Earley. This is a description of the symptoms and development of the mental illness of the author's son and the father's extensive investigation into America's Mental Health Madness.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
12:30-3:00 pm
Ruby Gerontology Mackey Auditorium
California State University Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831


(Click on address for a map)

Free parking


No Cost


Everyone is Welcome
Special Redistricting Forum; "Outcomes of California Redistricting and How it will Affect You". Speakers will be Monika Broome, Mary Fuhrman, and Dr. Michael Ward, one of the 14 CA Redistricting Commissioners.

Topics covered: How will redistricting affect you? The past and present history of CA redistricting. Information on the Orange County Redistricting Committee and on the State Redistricting Commission.

A video on gerrymandering will be shown and each attendee will receive an uptodate 124 pg. booklet, A Citizen's Guide to Redistricting, published by the Brennan Center for Justice, at NYU School of Law.

Saturday, September 17, 2011
11:30-2:00
Alta Vista Country Club
777 Alta Vista
Placentia, CA 92670


Cost 25 dollars

Reservations by Sept. 7th

Send Check to
League Women Voters North Orange County
P.O. Box 3073
Fullerton, CA 92834

Menu: house salad, chicken cordon blue/pilaf and veggies, carrot, tea and coffee. Bar will be accessible for those who wish to buy a cocktail or wine.
Kickoff Luncheon 2011: LWV 90th Birthday With Speaker Judge Aguirre presenting " Mendez v. Westminster School District + How it affected Brown v. Board of Education". Superior Court Judge Frederick Aguirre will present a historic perspective of how the Mendez vs Westminister School District affected the Brown vs. Board of Education outcome. The League has been studying "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" for the last three months. This will add a depth of knowledge for all who are interested in how the federal government's role in education has affected the whole system.

Judge Aguirre was born on August 26, 1946 in Fullerton, CA. He awarded a four year academic scholarship to USC receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1968. He then was awarded a three year UC Regents Fellowship to UCLA Law School receiving his Juris Doctor in 1971.

He then was awarded the Reginald Heber Smith Fellowship and served as law clerk and attorney in the offices of the Santa Clara County Legal Aid Society from 1971-1974. He became an Associate in the Office of Cohen, Stokke, Owen and Davis, Santa Ana, CA from 1974-1976.

Judge Aguirre opened his private practices in Fullerton, CA and Santa Ana, CA., in 1976 and continued until 2002. He is the founder and Managing General Partner of Bradford Square Retirement Community, a 92 Unit facility for the elderly in Placentia, CA, 1985-2002.

He was appointed in 2002 and now serves as Superior Court Judge.

He is well known for his involvment with these organizations: 1) Co-Founder of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, 1974; 2) President of the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, 1975; 3)Orange County Bar Association Delegate to State Bar Conventions, 1976 and 1977; 4)Board Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, 1979 and 1980; 5) Board Member, Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, 1994-1997 6) Chairman and Board Member, Placentia Linda Hospital, 1993-1996; 7) Board Member, KOCE TV Foundation, PBS Station, 1999-2002; 8) President, Latino Advocates for Education, Inc., 1996-Present; 9) Founder and Chairman of the Superior Court's Leadership Academy, 2007-Present

He has published the following:

Author, Mendez v. Westminster School District: How it Affected Brown v. Board of Education, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2005; 4; 321
Co-Author, Undaunted Courage: Mexican American Patriots of World War II, 2005
Co-Author, Strength and Honor: Mexican Americans in the Vietnam War, 2006
Co-Author, Freedom is not Free: Mexican Americans in the Korean War, 2007
Co-Author of CD, Mexican American Patriots- World War I to Iraq War and Afghanistan War, which profiles 1,202 Latino veterans, 2009
Author, Handball: 3,000 Years Old, Handball Magazine, February, 1994
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
10:30-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking, No Charge
Everyone Welcome
Call 714-254-4440 for more information
Study Group Session #6 "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" with Leaders Wanda Shaffer, Marilyn Buchi, and Mary Fuhrman. This is the last or 6th session of this education series co-sponsored by the Placentia Library and the LWVNOC. This session will be the consensus for this group to send to the national LWV. Leagues across the nation have been studying these issues and now will be sending their final analysis to the national League. From these consensus statements, a national League position will be developed. Non members may listen but not participate in discussion this day only. Be sure and join the League before this date.

Read the background papers:

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding by Pat Aaron

Funding and Equity Issues by Jean Pierce

Legislation and Funding for the Education Of Children Who are Disadvantaged by Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
10:30-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking, No Charge
Everyone is Welcome!
Call 714-254-7440 for more information
Study Group Session #5 "The Role of the Federal Government in Education with Leaders Wanda Shaffer, Mary Fuhrman, and Marilyn Buchi. LWVNOC and Placentia Library are co-sponsoring these six sessions with this being the fifth. Funding and Equity will be again the topic for discussion with a special guest speaker to be announced.

Read the background papers: "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Session #3 "Legislation and Funding for the Education of Children Who are Disadvantage" By Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Sessions #4 and 5 "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

Remember these papers are background information for advancing the discussions. Remember its time to join the League if you want to have a voice in the sixth session where consensus will be reached.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
10:30-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 E. Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking, No Charge

Everyone is welcome!

Call 714-254-4440 or visit http://www.lwvnoc.org for more information
Study Session #4 "The Role of Federal Government in Education" with leaders Mary Fuhrman, Marilyn Buchi, and Wanda Shaffer. After an exciting fouth of July, it is time to resume the 4th session of our six sessions series on education and the role of the federal government which is co-sponsored by the LWVNOC and Placentia Library. Funding and Equity" with speaker Greg Magnuson, Superintendent Buena Park School District

Read the background papers:Session 4 and 5 "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Session #3 "Legislation and Funding for the Education of Children Who are Disadvantage" By Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Sessions #4 and 5 "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

Remember these papers are background information for advancing the discussions.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
10:30-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 E. Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


http://www.placentialibrary.org

Free Parking NO CHARGE

Call 714-254-7440 for more information

You do not need to have attended the previous session to learn more about education from this one.
Study Group Session #3: "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" with Leaders Karen and Jim Hill. LWVNOC and Placentia Library are co-sponoring this six sessions of group study on "The Role of the Federal Government in Education. This is the third session which will focus on Legislative Funding for Education of Children Who are Disadvantaged

Read the background paper: "Legislation and Funding for the Education Of Children Who are Disadvantaged" by Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron
Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Session #3 "Legislation and Funding for the Education of Children Who are Disadvantage" By Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Sessions #4 and 5 "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

Remember these papers are background information for advancing the discussions.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
10:30-12:30 pm
Placentia Library
411 E. Chapman
Placentia, CA 92870


Call 714-254-7440


http://www.placentialibrary.org
Free Parking

NO CHARGE, Public is Welcome to ATTEND
Study Group: Session #1 "The Role of the Federal Government in Education" with Leaders Marilyn Buchi, Mary Fuhrman & Wanda Shaffer. LWVNOC and Placentia Library are co-sponoring six sessions of group study on "The Role of the Federal Government in Education." The first session will be focused on two areas:
1. A Historical Perspective of Public Education
2. Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding

Read the background papers.

"Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

and

"Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron"

LWVUS Education Study Committee members are researching and writing background papers to help Leagues educate members and communities about the Role of the federal government in public education issues. At the bottom of each paper is a link to a downloadable PDF version.

Other recommended papers are:

Session #1 "Early Childhood Education, Equity and Funding" by Pat Aaron
Session #1 "Role Of Federal Government In Public Education: Historical Perspectives" by Carolyn Jefferson-Jenkins and Margaret Hawkins Hill

Session #2 "Common Core Standards and Assessments by Janelle L. Rivers, PhD

Session #3 "Legislation and Funding for the Education of Children Who are Disadvantage" By Patricia O'Brien Libutti, PhD

Sessions #4 and 5 "Funding and Equity Issues" by Jean Pierce

Remember these papers are background information for advancing the discussions.

Saturday, May 7, 2011
9:30-1:30
Legacy Room
Buena Park Senior
8150 Knott Avenue, Buena Park.

Call 714-220-1338 or email fshermet@gmail.com

Cost 15 dollars for box lunch and speaker

RSVP by May 5
Annual Meeting plus "The Citizens Redistricting Commission: Who are they? What will they do? How can I get involved??" Speaker Kathay Feng. This is the day that the LWVNOC selects its Leaders for the next year, approves a budget, and discusses past achievements and plans for the future.

Kathay Feng, Executive Director of Common Cause, will be speaking about the latest progress of the Citizens Redistricting Commission. She'll discuss who is on the Commission (and who is from Orange County!) and some of their initial challenges. She will walk through their hearing schedule and talk about how League members can get involved.

California Common Cause's Executive Director, Kathay Feng, brings over ten years of experience working in the area of election reform. During that time, she has developed strong relations with both local and state election administrators, community advocate organizations, election integrity advocates, and national and state experts. As a result, California Common Cause occupies a unique position of trust in bringing these disparate stakeholders together to talk about potential solutions.

California Common Cause has anchored a statewide coalition of election reform groups, called California Voter Empowerment Circle (CalVEC), that meets regularly to talk about major election policies. She recently co-authored and played a leadership role in winning the passage of Prop. 11, to reform California 's redistricting process. She sits on the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee for the Help America Vote Act and the LA County Human Relations Commission. Prior to joining Common Cause in 2005, she directed the Voting Rights and Anti-discrimination Unit of Asian Pacific American Legal Center. She was responsible for organizing poll monitoring of hundreds of poll sites in Southern California , building a statewide coalition to advocate for communities in the 2001 redistricting process, the creation of the Office of Independent Review providing oversight for the LA Sheriff's Department, and representing hate crime victims.

She is a graduate of UCLA Law School and Cornell University.

Don't miss this important opportunity to hear an expert discuss important election reforms.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
1:00-3:00pm
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about the time and place.


Go on line to find reviews of the book for more information about the content and authors.
Read with League: "California Crackup, How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We can Fix it" by Joe Mathews and Mark Paul. Kay Bruce will lead the discussion on this book. The book was published this year by the University of California Press. Mathews is a Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a columnist for The Daily Beast, a freelance journalist and author of "The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy."

Mark Paul is a former deputy treasurer of California and deputy editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee. Currently, he is a senior scholar and deputy director of the California program at the New America Foundation.

The discussions are lively with active participation by all attendees. Read to grow. The book may be checked out at Libraries, bought at book stores or on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other websites.

Thursday, May 5, 2011
1:00-3:00pm
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about the time and place.


Go on line to find reviews of the book for more information about the content and authors.
Read with League: "California Crackup, How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We can Fix it" by Joe Mathews and Mark Paul. Kay Bruce will lead the discussion on this book. The book was published this year by the University of California Press. Mathews is a Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a columnist for The Daily Beast, a freelance journalist and author of "The People's Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy."

Mark Paul is a former deputy treasurer of California and deputy editorial page editor of the Sacramento Bee. Currently, he is a senior scholar and deputy director of the California program at the New America Foundation.

The discussions are lively with active participation by all attendees. Read to grow. The book may be checked out at Libraries, bought at book stores or on-line at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other websites.

Thursday, April 7, 2011
1:00-3:00
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about time and place for this event. Read with League: "Speaking Treason Fluently" by Tim Wise. The book's sub-title, Anti-Racist Reflections From An Angry White Male, describes the author's writings addressing institutional racism in America.

Host and discussion leader will be Frann Shermet.

Come even if you have not read the book as the discussions are lively and filled with new information.

Thursday, February 24, 2011
12:30-2:00
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA


Cost 12 dollars
Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
New Faces in Government: Now What?. Dr. Pat Ganer, Professor of Communication at Cypress College, will present her analysis of the changing faces, philosophy, and opinions of new leaders in the federal and state governments since the November election. Dr. Ganer has delivered insight into federal and state elections to LWVNOC for the last 5 years.

Make your reservations early as she always draws a big crowd.

Friday, February 11, 2011
9:30-2:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

No cost, Lunch provided
Call 714-254-7440 to let us know you are coming
91st League of Women Voters Birthday Celebration: "Party Influences on Women in Politics." by speaker Dr. Valerie O'Regan. She will present her analysis of the recent gubernatorial and senatorial races in California.

Valerie R. O'Regan is an Associate Professor of Political Science at California State University, Fullerton. She received her Ph.D. from U.C Riverside in 1997. Her research and teaching focuses on women and politics and comparative politics with an emphasis on Latin America and Western Europe. Her publications include the book Gender Matters: Female Policymakers' Influence in Industrialized Nations and several book chapters and articles in leading journals. Some of the topics that she addresses in her research include what type of voters vote for female candidates, the campaign strategies and differences in party support for women candidates, the effect of term limits on increasing the percentage of women in legislatures, and the effect of novelty on the success of female candidates. She is also the director of the California State University Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence at CSU Fullerton. Besides teaching she enjoys traveling to places where she can incorporate her experiences into the classroom.

LWVNOC will celebrate the Leagues' 91st anniversary since the founding of the League of Women Voters as an outgrowth of the Women's Right to Vote Movement. It is also the 100th year that California women have had the right to vote.

Central Orange County Area League will also join us as we do Program Planning to be shared at the state convention.

Chairman Lee Sjostrom with committee members Loretta van der Pool, and Donna Miller are planning a day filled with information, fun, and good food. The Board will provide a pot-luck luncheon of home made goodies.

Monday, February 7, 2011
11:30-2:00
16161 Brookhurst
Fountain Favlley, CA
(at the corner of Edinger)

Cost 22 including tea, tax, and tip

Car pooling suggested
Lunch with Haley Nguyen, Chef and Educator, at the Xanh Bistro. Learn more about the Vietmanese culture and culinary arts with Chef Haley Nguyen. Contact Anita Larsen 562-691-7355
Thursday, February 3, 2011
1-3:00 pm
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about time and place Read with League: "Not for Profit" by Martha Nussbaum. Joan Cohen will host and lead the dsicussion of "Not For Profit"by Martha Nussbaum.

Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. From elementary education to now college and university programs, the nation has been making such a strong case for the sciences and mathematics, the humanities are going in the direction of art and music programs.

It was Thomas Jefferson who argued for a well rounded education for all with the goal of teaching students to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. Has the loss of these basic capacities jeopardized the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world?

Come join this discussion about basic education.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA


Cost 12 dollars
Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org

Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: Emergency Preparedness Presentation. Sue Fisher, California State University Fullerton, is our Speaker.

In Aesop's fable about the ant and the grasshopper, everyone foresaw the grasshopper's demise and shook their heads,..."He should have known better." We don't see ourselves as the "grasshopper-type," yet when it comes to preparing for things that are unpleasant or dreary (such as writing wills, preparing for emergencies and cleaning out the garage), we do seem to fall into grasshopper mode.

In this presentation, emergency preparedness will be put into common sense terms with easily achievable goals. Rather than focusing on the negative aspects of disasters, this presentation will show how Preparing for Emergencies will be an opportunity to examine many important aspects of your life, and for your family and community, as well. With step-by-step instructions, every person can find a level of preparedness that meets their individual needs. By weaving some simple concepts into everyday activities, everyone can find the confidence that survival from any disaster is achievable.

Bring a friend who also wants to learn more about Preparing for Emergencies. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, January 20, 2011
12:00-2:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Conference Room 1
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Call Kay Bruce 714-345-1595 or
Wanda Shaffer 714-525-6676 for more information
Board Meeting for January 2011. This important meeting will include planning for the next two years with new officers. A plan for Voter Service will be developed as last fall's election is analyzed. An evaluation of the goals for this year will be included as half the year is gone. Lastly, plans for the Birthday Celebration on February 11 will be finalized. Come learn more about the League by attending a Board meeting.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
1-3:00 pm
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about time and place for this event. Read with League: "Loser Takes All" by Mark Crispino Miller". Mary Fuhrman will host and lead the discussion of "Loser Takes All" by Mark Crispino Miller. Topic: Voting fraud.
Join the Read With League group for a stimulating discussion on the prevalence of voter fraud in the states from 2000 to 2008 by discussing Mark Crispin Miller's book Loser Take All. The book starts with Chapter One entitled "Because Jeb Said So: What Really Happened on Election Night in Florida". One of the reviewers writes that this book exposes election system run by private corporations with partisan agendas and is based on technology anyone can rig. The book concludes with information on how this all can be corrected.

Book is available on Amazon.com with prices ranging from 1 cent for used to $7.35 for new copy.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
1-3:00 pm
Call 714-254-7440 for more information about time and place. Read with League: "Bowling Alone" by Robert Putnman. Arline Burgmeier will host and lead the discussion of "Bowling Alone" by Robert Putnam. Topic: Civic involvement.

This book is about the collapse and revival of the American community. Have you ever wondered why and when clubs in America changed? This author has researched the trends in civic engagement and social capital. How has this changed individuals and the society as a whole? How has it changed the health of America? A lively discussion is guaranteed with this book review.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
12:00-2:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Conference Room 1
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Call Kay Bruce 714-345-1595 or
Wanda Shaffer 714-525-6676 for more information
Board Meeting for November. The election is over, but the need to work for Democracy continues every day. This Board meeting will be filled with planning, implementing, and evaluating our strategies for the spring. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified
School District

1301 E. Orangethorpe
Placentia, CA
Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Board of Trustees will have an opportunity to give you his/her opinion on how the many challenges facing our schools can be solved. Listen to each candidate to help you decide how you will vote in this election.

Come early for seats.

Thursday, October 21, 2010
11:00-1:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Conference
Room 1
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Call Kay Bruce 714-345-1595 or
Wanda Shaffer 714-525-6676 for more information
October Full Board Meeting. Election, election, election will be the theme for the October full board meeting. The Officers and Directors will discuss issues on planning and implementation of the Goals for 2010-2011. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club
10161 Moody St
Cypress
Candidates Forum for Cypress School Board. Education is an important aspect of Cypress. Come to meet the candidates who want to lead your Board of Trustees. You will have an opportunity to ask him/her questions through written cards during the presentation.

Go to http://www.smartvoter.org for more information about the candidates.

Saturday, October 16, 2010
12:00-3:00 pm
Cal State Fullerton University
Mackey Auditorium
(Part of the Gerontology Department)
Fullerton, CA
Pros and Cons on the November Ballot Propositions. This is your opportunity to learn just what the November Ballot propositions are about. Learn the Pros and Cons so that you will know how to vote in November. This event is co-sponsored by the AAUW.

Come early for a good seat as these fill up fast.

Thursday, October 14, 2010
7:00-9:00
Los Alamitos City Council Forum
Los Alamitos Community Center
Located on Los Alamitos Avenue/Katella near the Police Station
Los Alamitos City Council Candidates'Forum. This is your opportunity to hear the candidates running for the council to tell you his/her opinion on local issues. You will have an opportunity to write questions for the candidates to answer. Listen to why he or she wants to serve Los Alamitos in these economic troublesome times.

Come early to get the best seats. Go to http://www.smartvoter.org for more information about the candidates and local initiatives.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
10:30-1:30 pm
California State University Fullerton
Voter Fair Cookoff
Main Quid of Campus
California State University Fullerton Voter Fair Cookoff. LWVNOC will have a booth at the Voter Fair Cookoff at the main quid of the campus. This will be an opportunity to obtain brochures, flyers, bookmarkers, and pamphlets on wwww.Smartvoter.org, How to Elect a City Council Member", "How to Elect a School Board Member." "Easy Voter". You can talk to League Members about the voting process and how you can be involved.

Stop by the booth!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Community Building
7821 Walker St.
LaPalma, Ca
LaPalma City Council Candidates Forum. Have you met the candidates that are running for the LaPalma City Council? Do you know why they are running and what their stands are on issues about our city? Come to the Candidates Forum to hear each candidate describe his/her ideas and plans for LaPalma. You will have an opportunity to submit written questions on cards during the event.

Come early to get a good seat. Come to learn for whom you should vote.

Sunday, October 10, 2010
7:00 pm
Placentia United Methodist Church
2050 Valencia Avenue
Placentia, CA
Pros & Cons Presentation on November Ballot Propositions. Come to hear this presentation on the Pros and Cons on each November Ballot Proposition. You will have an opportunity to ask the presenter questions.

Come early for a good seat.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Fullerton Union High School District Board Room
1051 Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA
Candidates Forum for North Orange County Community College Board of Trustees. Candidates running for the NOCCCD Board of Trustees will have an opportunity to answer your questions about our community college. You can ask the questions by filling out index cards at the session. These will be screened to follow the LWV guidelines and avoiding duplications. You will hear each candidates' opinions and ideas on major issues facing NOCCCD.

Come early to get a good seat.

Thursday, October 7, 2010
1-3:00 PM
Call 714-254-7440 for more information on time and location. Read with League: "Ordinary Injustice" by Amy Bach. Anita Larsen will lead the discussion on "Ordinary Injustice" by Amy Bach.

Amy Bach writes how people in the criminal justice system can suffer from empathy/justice fatigue, a form of neutral adaptation when they become desensitized to injustice.

She uses real cases that demonstrate an unjust outcome as a result of wrongful arrest, charge, conviction, sentencing, incarceration and revocation of parole/probation. The most frequent unjust outcome would be a wrongful arrest on a simple misdemeanor when the arrested person is advised their least costly option is to plead guilty, pay the fine and move on.

Join this lively discussion even if you have not read the book. Books may be acquired from the public libraries, book stores or on line.

Come and Learn.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Centralia School Board
San Marino School
6215 Rolando Way
Buena Park, CA
Centralia School Board Candidates Forum. With so many challenges facing our education system, come hear the candidates who have ideas and plans for solving these problems. Each candidate will have an opportunity to express his/her opinions and answer written questions submitted during the forum.

Come early for a good seat.

Monday, October 4, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Buena Park City Council Chambers
6650 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA
Buena Park City Council Candidates Forum. When candidates run for ann office, they often do not have an opportunity to have a public forum to express their opinions and ideas. This event will allow the audience participants to ask candidates written questions on cards that will be screened to avoid duplications.

Decide for whom you will vote based on knowing each candidate's stand on issues.

Come early for a good seat.

Monday, October 4, 2010
5:00p,
Your Mail Box Absentee Ballot Mailed. Absentee Ballots will be mailed today. Watch your mail box for your absentee ballot. Remember you can either mail it in or bring it to your precinct voting place on November 2.
Monday, October 4, 2010
5:00pm,
On line
at http://www.smartvoter.org
Last Day to Register to Vote. Today is the last day to register to VOTE and receive a ballot pamphlet. Go to http://www.smartvoter.org

Every Vote Counts

No Vote means no Voice in Government

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Placentia City Council Chambers
401 E. Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
Candidates Forum for Placentia City Council. The candidates running for the Placentia City Council will have an opportunity to express their ideas and opinions on current Placentia City issues. Each candidate will have an opportunity to answer your written questions.

Come early for a good seat. Learn for whom you should vote!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Fullerton City Council Chambers
303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA
Fullerton City Council Forum (2 year terms) Candidates Forum. This is an opportunity to hear the candidates who are running for the two year terms on the Fullerton City Council. Hear their plans and ideas for how the city should be run. This is your chance to submit questions for the candidates on written cards that will be collected from the audience.

Come early for good seats.smartvoter.org

Want unbiased information about candidates and issues on your ballot to help you make an informed decision (with no ads!)? Have questions about voter registration and voting? Go to smartvoter.org for comprehensive nonpartisan election information.

Saturday, September 25, 2010
11:30-2:00 pm
Alta Vista Country Club
777 Alta Vista Street
Placentia, CA 92870


Cost 25 dollars
Reservations: Call 714-254-7440 or email cohen.joan@att.net

Menu will be mixed green salad, chicken marsala/rice pilaf and lemon cake for dessert. Vegetarians can order vegetable pasta. Tea and coffee

Mail your check to LWVNOC, PO Box 3073, Fullerton, CA 92834 by September 17


Agenda
11:30 Registration and Selection of Opportunity Drawing Items
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Co-Presidents' Messages
12:40 Introduction of Speaker
12:45 Timothy Naftali, PhD
1:25 Question and Answer
1:35 Opportunity Drawing
1:50 Adjournment
Kickoff Luncheon: The Non-Partisan Nixon Presidential Library with Speaker Timothy Naftali, Ph.D. Timothy Naftali is the director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Archivist of the United States, Allen Weinstein, appointed Naftali director-designate of the Nixon Library in April 2006. Naftali served as director of the Nixon Presidential Materials Staff at the National Archives from October 2006 until a federal Nixon Library was established within the system of presidential libraries on July 11, 2007.
Before joining the National Archives, Naftali taught history at several universities, including the University of Virginia, where he also served as director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. There he oversaw a team of researchers who transcribed and annotated meetings and telephone conversations secretly recorded by Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Naftali is a prolific writer for both popular and scholarly audiences. His work has appeared on Slate.com, The New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, and other publications, and he has appeared on National Public Radio, the History Channel and C-SPAN. He is the author of four books, including Blind Spot: The Secret History of American Counterterrorism and, with Aleksander Fursenko,"One Hell of A Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958+1964. His second book with Fursenko, Khrushchev's Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, received the Duke of Westminster's Medal for Military Literature in June 2007. His most recent book, George H. W. Bush, appeared in December 2007 as part of The American Presidents series, edited by the late Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and Sean Wilentz. Naftali was a consultant to the Nazi War Crimes and Japanese Imperial Government Records Interagency Working Group, which located and declassified U.S. government records relating to war crimes committed by the Nazi and Imperial Japanese governments during World War II and the disposition of war criminals after the conflict. He was also a consultant on the history of U.S. counterterrorism policy to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (popularly known as the "9/11 Commission").
Naftali received his undergraduate degree in history from Yale University, an M.A. in international economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in history from Harvard University.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
7:00-9:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School
Board Room
1051 Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA
Fullerton Joint Union High School Candidates Forum. This is your opportunity to learn about the candidates who are running for the FJUHS school board. Submit your written questions, listen to the candidate responses and then decide for whom you will vote. Be informed!

Come early for a good seat.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Fullerton Elementary District Board Room
1401 W. Valencia Dr
Fullerton, CA
Candidates Forum for Fullerton Elementary School Board. Fullerton Elementary School Board candidates will have an opportunity to explain their opinions about local Fullerton Elementary issues. The audience will have an opportunity to submit written questions for the candidates.

Come early to get a good seat.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
LaHabra District School Board Room
500 N. Walnut Ave
LaHabra, CA
Candidates Forum for LaHabra School Board. The candidates running for LaHabra School Board will have a chance to express their opinions about school issues in a nonpartisan environment. Written questions from the audience will be screened to avoid dultications.

Come early to get a good seat.

Monday, September 20, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
Fullerton City Council Hall
Council Chambers
303 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA
Fullerton City Council Candidates Forum (4 year term). To learn more about the candidates running for a four year city council term , attend this Candidates Forum. Questions will be gathered from the audience. Each candidate will have an opportunity to give a brief overview of his/her positions and reasons for seeking this office.

Come early to get a good seat.

Saturday, September 18, 2010
11:00am
Placentia Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia, CA
Information for First Time Voters and Pros & Cons. This is an opportunity to hear a League of Women Voters member discuss VOTING.
How to Register
How to gain information about Candidates and Ballot Initiatives
How to evaluate news media such a 30 second television political commericals
This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions about VOTING.

The Ballot Initiatives will be discussed with PROS and CONS for each issue.

Everyone is welcome!

Thursday, September 16, 2010
7:00-9:00 pm
City Council Chamgers
201 E. LaHabra Blvd
LaHabra, CA
Candidates Forum for LaHabra City Council. Meet the candidates running for LaHabra City Council through a nonpartisan format with a LWVNOC Moderator. The candidates will each have an opportunity to express her/his opinions on current city issues. Questions will be written by audience members and screened to avoid duplications.

Come early to get a good seat.

Thursday, September 16, 2010
11:00-1:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Conference Room 1
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Call Kay Bruce 714-345-1595 or
Wanda Shaffer 714-525-6676 for more information
September Board Meeting. The Officers and Directors of LWVNOC will meet to discuss plans and actions for the next month for the League. Emphasis will be on the Candidate Forums, Pros and Cons, and the Election. Other items will be brought forth at this time. Any one is welcome to attend and observe.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
All Day
Check your email and/or mail for your renewal form. Email you renewal form to Diane Dantas, 4949 Alcamo Lane, Cypress, CA 90630 or email her at jddantas@earthlink.net Membership Renewal. Renewal and new memberships are most important for the viability of the LWVNOC. Remember to send your check today.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
12:00-2:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Conference Room 1
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton

Call Kay Bruce 714-345-1595 or
Wanda Shaffer 714-525-6676 for more information
Board Meeting for August. The full board will meet to discuss the Kickoff, the Candidates Forums, the Pros and Cons engagements, and other business of the LWVNOC. Anyone is welcome to attend and observe.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
9:30-2:00
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Board Room
1051 W. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton


Cost 12 for box lunch.
RSVP 714-525-0023 by July 5th
LWVNOC Board Retreat. Old and new officers of LWVNOC will meet to discuss goals and objectives for the 2010-2011 year. This will be an opportunity to plan new activities and evaluate past events.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
9:30-1:30
Fullerton Police Department
Mural Room
237 West Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA
Free Parking
Cost 12 dollar for box lunch

call 714-254-7440 for reservation
Annual Meeting: Pros and Cons of the Initiatives on the June 8th Ballot by Monika Broom and Jerry Young. Join LWVNOC in evaluating this year's accomplishments, install new officers, and hear Monika Broom and Jerry Young presentation on "Pros and Cons of the Initiatives on June 8th Ballot".
Thursday, April 1, 2010
1-3:00 pm
Hosted by Arline Burgmeier
Call: (714) 828-8624
Email: readwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Read with League: The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Tobin. The Nine covers the main legal issues the Court has heard over the last two decades, including abortion, the separation of church and state, affirmative action, the Clinton impeachment, and Bush Vs Gove, which decided the 2000 election.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
12:30-2:00pm
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton, CA
Sizzler Restaurant

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar

Everyone is welcome


Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars. Bring a friend
Lunch with League: Diversity and Inclusion in Orange County. Speaker: Rusty Kennedy, Executive Director, CEO, Orange County Human Relations Commission and Council

The mission of the Orange County Human Relations Commission is to foster mutual understanding among diverse residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination. Mr. Kennedy will report on our county's progress in fulfilling the Commission's goals.

Rusty Kennedy has served as Executive Director of the Orange County Human Relations Commission since 1981 and as the founding CEO of the non-profit Orange County Human Relations Council, established 1991.

Kennedy leads this dynamic public/private partnership that includes the nationally recognized BRIDGES: School Inter-Ethnic Relations and Violence Prevention Program, a Mediation/Conflict Resolution Program, and a Community Building Program that includes Diverse Leadership Development, Police/Community Relations Training, Collaborative Community Planning, Living Room Dialogues and civil rights.

Rusty Kennedy regularly publishes articles on civil rights, hate crime and building inter-group understanding and has received numerous awards and honors, including being selected as a delegate to the White House Conference on Hate Crime and appointed to the California Attorney General's Hate Crime Commission. He also serves on the Board of the California Association of Human Relations Organizations and the Orange County Congregation Community Organization.

Rusty is married to Anita Varela and they have three children, Ariana, Nico and Alex. His parents, Ralph and Natalie Kennedy were Fullerton leaders in the Civil Rights movement and founded the Fullerton Observer community newspaper, now published by his sister, Sharon Kennedy. He and his wife live in the house he was raised in here in Fullerton.

Thursday, March 4, 2010
1-3:00 pm
Hosted by Gabriela Kolias
Call (714) 524-3962 or
Email Readwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Read with League : She's Out There by Amy Sewell. Essays by 35 young women who aspire to be president of the United States. Their plans focus on diverse concerns and issues, including poverty, international relations, immigration, education, racism and sexism. Includes comments from current women in politics as well as a listing of female presidential candidates dating back to 1872.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
12:30-2:00pm
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton, CA
Sizzler Restaurant

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar

Everyone is welcome


Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars. Bring a friend
Lunch with League: "Rocco the Vote" A must see Documentary. Speaker: Dr. Fred Smoller will present "Rocco the Vote," a KOCE Documentary. Who is Steve Rocco and how did he become a member of the board of the Orange Unified School District? How are public offices such as a School Board Member filled? Why is so important to be an informed voter?

Dr. Smoller is a professor of Political Science at Chapman University. Education: Ph.D., political science, Indiana Univ.; B.A. State Univ. of NY at Fredonia; M.A. Univ. of Texas at Austin.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010
1-3:00 pm
Hostess: Margerite Lyon
Contact readwithleague@lwvnoc.org or
call 1-562-431-0371
Read with League: The Forever War by Dexter Filkins. A descriptive account of America's conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astoning scenes.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
9:00-2:00
Fullerton Union High School District Board Room

http://www.mapquest.com/mq/7-FSmF
Birthday Party & Program Planning: Speakers are CSUF Professor S. Stambaugh and COCA President Jennifer Searfoss. "She's Out There" is a book written by potential women candidates for President of the United States. Central Orange County Area President Jennifer Searfoss wrote one of the chapters in the book. On March 4, this book will be the topic of discussion for Read with League (See March 4 Calendar of Events for more details.)

In addition, this is the opportunity to suggest the LWV programs for local, state and national. Think about the issues that you want to bring forward for study or review and update. COCA members will join us for this day of planning.

Lunch will be provided by your Board of Directors from LWVNOC and COCA.

Thursday, January 28, 2010
12:30-2:00pm
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton, CA
Sizzler Restaurant

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Frazier at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 562-691-2043 to request Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar

Everyone is welcome


Buy your Luncheon Booklet of six coupons for 65 dollars. Bring a friend
Lunch with League: Healthcare Reform: Where Are We Now?. Speaker: Don R. McCanne, M.D. will speak about the impact federal legislation will have on the current healthcare system.

Don McCanne received his B.A. at the University of California at Riverside in 1959 and his M.D. from the University of California at San Francisco in 1963. After serving two years as a medical officer in the U.S. Army, he practiced as a family physician for over thirty years in San Clemente, California. He was a Charter Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice, and a Charter Fellow and Life Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has served as chief of staff of his community hospital and as chairman of the board of a community bank. He has dedicated his remaining productive years to health care reform activism: speaking and writing extensively on universal health care and other policies for expanding health care coverage, access and affordability. He served as president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) for two terms, in 2002 and 2003, and is currently Senior Health Policy Fellow for PNHP.

Dr. McCanne writes a daily health policy update, taking an excerpt or quote from a health care news story or analysis on the Internet and commenting on its significance to the single-payer health care reform movement. PNHP posts Dr. McCanne's Quote of the Day messages at www.pnhp.org; or to subscribe to the listserv, please visit the Quote of the Day mailing list website at http://two.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/quote-of-the-day

Don R. McCanne, M.D. was a family physician in San Clemente, California for over thirty years. Since his retirement from practice he has been active in the health care reform movement, having served two terms as president of Physicians for a National Health Program (http://www.pnhp.org). He currently serves as their senior health policy fellow. He writes a daily column commenting on current health policy issues.

Thursday, January 7, 2010
1-3:00 pm
Hosted by Mary Fuhrman
For more information call
(714) 523-1585 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Read with League: Outliers:The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. This upbeat book sets out to understand success by focusing on outliers, men and women with skills, talent and drive who do things out of the ordinary. Yet success does not depend on innate ability but rather on a wide array of factors, including opportunity and the rules of one's society.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy this discussion group on success stories.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
1-3:00 pm
1531 West Oak
Fullerton

Hosted by Joan Cohen

Call (714) 525-0023 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Read with League: The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works by Henry Waxman. A reviewer for the L.A. Times writes, "...it's possible that the ... three California politicians who had the biggest impact on the largest number of American lives were Earl Warren, as chief justice; Ronald Reagan as president; and Henry Waxman as representative of the 30th District in the U.S. House of Representatives." The reviewer describes Waxman's book as part memoir, part civics lesson and part practical idealism.

Plan to attend even if you have not read the book as there will be a lively discussion on this topic.

Thursday, November 5, 2009
1-3:00 pm
2609 Cypress Point Drive
Fullerton


Hosted by Shirley Bloom
Call(714) 870-6593 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org for more information
Read with League: The Global Achievement Gap:. Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the Survival Skills Our Children Need--and What We Can Do About It by Tony Wagner

The author finds a serious gap between the job skills that are needed in today's world with the education that schools are now offering. Closing that gap might require reinventing the education profession.

This will be an interesting discussion on our education system and what system may need to change.

Plan to attend even if you have not read the book as the discussions are always lively.

Thursday, October 22, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler Restaurant Lunch with League: Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Sandra Hutchens.. Sandra Hutchens is the 12th Orange County Sheriff. She was selected from a field of 48 candidates after a nationwide search. Her term will continue until January 2011.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
1-3:00 pm
9525 Normandy Way
Cypress, CA

Hosted by Frann Shermet
For more information call
1-714-220-1338 or email readwithleague@lwvnoc.org
Read with League: "The Dark Side:. The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals" by Jane Mayer

A timely book that examines the panic in the U.S. that followed 9/11 and how it led to decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world that some say have ignored the Constitution, violated American values, and hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda.

Plan to come for a lively discussion even if you have not read the book.

Thursday, September 24, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 N. Harbor
Fullerton, CA

Lunch cost is 12 dollars. RSVP to Bette Fraizer by email at lunchwithleague@lwvnoc.org or call 714-691-2043. Request either Chicken or Steak or Salad Bar.

Everyone is welcome


Buy your Luncheon Booklet for 65 dollars with six coupons. Bring a Friend. These tickets can be used for any Lunch with League thru April 2010.
Lunch with League: "Education in Crisis" with speaker Minard Duncan. With the budget cuts from Sacramento, Orange County schools are facing new challenges never experienced to this degree. What changes can parents and children expect? How will these changes affect our children? How will this affect our state's economy?

Minard Duncan will address these issues and more. He served 41 years in the Fullerton School District as a teacher at Commonwealth School and Ladera Vista Junior High, and as principal at Pacific Drive School, Rolling Hills School, and Richman School. Upon retirement, he went to work part-time for California State University, Fullerton, where he supervises student teachers and teaches a seminar titled Problems and Procedures in Elementary Education.

He has been very involved in community affairs and volunteer activities. He serves on the boards of the Fullerton Interfaith Emergency Service, Fullerton Collaborative, Fullerton School District Educational Foundation, and Phi Delta Kappa + CSUF Chapter. He is a member of Fullerton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee, Fullerton School District Science Advocacy Council, and Rotary Club of Fullerton.

Saturday, September 12, 2009
11:30-2:00pm
Alta Vista Country Club
777 Alta Vista
Placentia, CA




25 dollars per person

RSVP to Bette Frazier at bfhf1951@aol.com or 1-562-691-2043
Mail your check by September 1 to
LWVNOC PO Box 3073, Fullerton, CA 92834

The Opportunity Drawing will include donations as "A Simple Will" by a local attorney, a Texas Bar-B-Que in the home of one of our members,gift baskets, and restaurant gift certificates.

For more information contact Kay Bruce 714-921-1308 or kay-bruce@sbcglobal.net
Annual Kick Off Luncheon: "Vanishing Orange County" speaker Chris Epting. The Kickoff will be an opportunity to hear about the coming events for the LWVNOC for 2009-2010. The Opportunity Drawings are a way of gaining valuable goods and supporting the League.

Chris Epting, local author of 16 travel/history books, will present an illustrated talk at the annual Kickoff Luncheon of the League of Women Voters of North Orange County on September 12. The author's presentation, titled "Vanishing Orange County," will include photos of Orange County sites that span the years from 1889, when Orange County gained its independence from Los Angeles County, to present day.

Chris is a frequent featured guest on numerous radio and television programs such as National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," "The Savvy Traveler," "Access Hollywood" and FOX TV's the "Best Damn Sports Show Period," plus international programs in Australia, Japan and the U.K.

He has contributed articles for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Westways, Travel + Leisure and Preservation magazine, and recently started writing a weekly column for the Huntington Beach Independent newspaper.

Chris lives in Huntington Beach, CA with his wife and their two children.

Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, August 30, 2009
5:00-7:30pm
Patio Party at the home of
Ellen Ballard
1434 Richman Knoll
Fullerton.


For information and to make reservations please contact:
Frann Shermet
714-220-1338 or email fshermet@gmail.com
Patio Party. Come meet and greet new and veteran League members in the home of Ellen Ballard.
Friday, August 7, 2009
10:00-12:00 noon
1870 Ward St., Fountain Valley.

Located on the southeast corner of Ellis Avenue and Ward St. in Fountain Valey. Park in the designated visitor parking spots in front of the Administration Building.

Call Frann Shermet to RSVP and for more information 714-220-1338 or email fshermet@gmail.com
Summertime Event: Orange County Water District's Groundwater Replenishment System Tour. This is an opportunity to see how waste water is turned into drinking water. Water is one of the most valuable resources of our planet. With the growing population and need for water for economic purposes, hear how Orange County is working on the water crisis with this one method. Upon arrival check in with Reception in the Administration Building Lobby. Tour last 1 1/2 to 2 hours and you should plan on being on your feet and walking for 45 minutes.

Completely covered walking shoes (tennis shoes or boots) are required for all tours. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toes, open-heeled or high-heeled shoes are not allowed.

Pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended.

Large items such as backpacks, bags, books, etc. are not allowed and should remain in your vehicle.

Lunch on your own.

Thursday, July 9, 2009
10:30-1:00
Orangewood Children's Home
401 The City Drive Orange, CA 92868.



Cost 3 for lunch

Call Frann Shermet to RSVP or for more information 714-220-1338 or email at frannys@earthlink.net

Meet at the parking lot of Chapman and State College at 10am to carpool. Meeet in front of Office Depot. Call Kay Bruce on her cell phone (714-345-1595) if you have RSVP and cannot come or will be late. Thank you.

Parking is limited. But if you drive upon arrival at the facility, please park in the front parking lot and get a parking pass for your vehicles from the Reception staff.
Summertime Event: Orangewood Children's Home Tour. When the group arrives in the lobby, we will then walk to the training room for a brief introduction about the Home. We will then tour the campus which will take about 60 to 75 minutes. After the tour we will then have lunch with the children in the Dining Hall. Cost is $3.00 per person. It is requested that you do not bring any cameras to take pictures or use any cell phones while on the campus. Carpooling is highly recommended.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Board Retreat
Fullerton Police
Community Room
Fullerton


Call Kay Bruce at 714-921-1308 or kay-bruce@sbcglobal.net for more information. Board members new or serving another year are invited.
Board Retreat for 2008-2009 and 2008-2010 Officers & Directors. The 2008-2009 LWVNOC Board will meet with the 2009-2010 Board to discuss plans and visions for the coming year. The discussion will include general to specific description of goals for the year with each Director having an opportunity to ask questioins and define their area more clearly. The business of the day will include but not be limited to the visions for 2009-2010, the process for working for these goals, and a work plan defining action and responsibile persons. Lunch will be provided by the Executive Board.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
1-3:00 pm
Hostess:
Gabriela Kolias 1-714-524-3962
402 Ponce Avenue
Placentia
Read with League: "The Post-American World " by Fareed Zakaria. This book is about "...a prophetic assessment of America's changing place in an increasingly global age."

Go to the web and type in the title and author under Google and hit "GO". This will give you sites to see other comments about the book.

This book may be obtained from public libraries, book stores, and the web at http://www.amazon.com

Saturday, June 6, 2009
9:30-2:00pm
Sisters of St. Joseph Convent
480 S. Batavia
Orange, CA


Call Sharon Holdt, President of ILO at 1-949-496-3088 for more information

North Orange County League will host this event.

Cost 14 dollars includes lunch and materials
Reservations must be received by June 3, 2009

Send checks payable to the LWV Orange County to:
Lois Huddlestone
27337 Paseo Laguna
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Interleague Organization (ILO) Annual Convention. Sharon Holdt, President of ILO, will issue a call to the Presidents of the four local Leagues in Orange County to send delegates to the 43rd Annual Convention. Delegates will be chosen in proportion to membershhip as of January 1, 2009 according to the ratio of one delegate for every ten members.

Fred Smoller is Professor of Political Science at Chapman University. He will show a 20 minute video called Rocco the Vote. It is about the importance of informed participation in local elections.

There will be question answer session after his presentation.

Friday, May 15, 2009-Sunday, May 17, 2009
all day
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
League of Women California State Convention: Catch the Wave to the Future. For three full days, Leaguers will have an opportunity to share events with California Leaguers at the state convention. Go to http://www.ca.lwv.org/lwvc/aboutlwvc/convention/2009.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
1-3:00 pm
Hostess:
Marguerite Lyon 1-562-431-0371
2961 Salmon Drive
Los Alamitos
Read with League: Origins by Amin Maalouf. The author's memoir weaves the threads of his family's past with a timely consideration of Lebanese culture and politics.

This book is available at Libraries, book stores, and through the web at http://www.amazon.com

Saturday, May 2, 2009
9:00-2:00
Fullerton Public Library
353 West Commonwealth
Fullerton, California



Call Mary Fuhrman for more information
714-523-2585 or email maryfuhrman@pacbell.net


Lunch cost is 12. RSVP to Bette Fraizer at bfh1951@aol.com or call 714-691-2043.


EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
Only members will be able to vote on issues.
LWVNOC Annual Meeting: How the Juvenile Collaborative Courts Positively Impact Orange County. President Mary Fuhrman will lead her last meeting as she turns over the gavel to a new slate of officers. You will have an opportunity to see and hear what our "Unsung Heroes of LWVNOC" have accomplished this last year. It is a time to plan for the future with the suggestions for what LWVNOC will focus for 2009-2010. It is a time to share with new and experienced members the LWVNOC happenings of 2008-2009.

Our Speaker is Maureen Meehan Aplin. Here is what she plans to do in at this meeting:

"I am planning to give a PowerPoint presentation on the three Juvenile Collaborative Courts. Specifically, I will speak to: 1) Juvenile Drug Court and the profound benefits and services we offer for OC youth; 2) Truancy Court - and our terrific Truancy Response Program (TRP) and how as a team we target chronically truant youth and encourage them back into school; and 3) Dependency Drug Court -- a How the Juvenile Collaborative Courts Positively Impact Orange County and the effort made to free parents from addiction with the goal to reunify foster children with their birth parents."

I have written five novels in addition to my work as a Juvenile Court Referee. If you go to my website at http://www.maureenaplin.com, you can see my bio -- and likely copy and paste it into your "Voter." As far as my legal career, I started out as General Counsel for a bank. Thereafter, I transitioned into a business litigator for over 10 years. Several years ago, I decided seek out service-oriented law and was offered an opportunity with the Orange County Superior Court to serve as a judicial officer to both the juvenile and probate courts. Today, I preside over Juvenile Drug Court -- with a mission to help teenage drug-users and their families to be restored to healthy lifestyles and relationships, free from drugs or alcohol. In addition, I preside over Truancy Court -- designed to target chronically truant youths and their families and provide progressive intervention so that youth obtain the value of their education. I also am assigned Juvenile Dependency calendars-- with a goal to assist children who suffer abuse and neglect. I also am assigned Juvenile Delinquency calendars -- with a goal to assist youth who commit crimes. With respect to the probate calendar, I serve Orange County by conducting mental health hearings at the various hospitals so that psychiatric patients do not have to be transported to court for hearings.

I live in South Orange County with my fiancÚ and our four children. We are actively involved in our community.

Thursday, April 23, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton

Cost 12 dollars
Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email to bfh 1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: Alternative Fuels and The Environment with Speaker Charles Ritz. Charles Ritz is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and an adjunct faculty member in the graduate program in Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona. He has been involved in energy related areas for over thirty years. He worked for Chevron and Phillips Petroleum in oil, gas and geothermal exploration and production.

At Cal Poly, he teaches and works with students on solar energy applications in such areas as heating and cooling, electricity generation, food drying and cooking. His students have also worked on a number of diverse projects that deal with the production of biodiesel from algae to the design and construction of a solar powered golf cart.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
7:00-8:30pm
Fullerton Public Library
353 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA


For more information call Wanda Shaffer at 714-526-6676 or email wshaf6676@aol.com
The Budget and Pros/Cons on the May 19th Election. Two professors from CSUF will describe the budget problems followed by Linda Rogers and Wanda Shaffer giving us both sides of the propositions. Questions and Answers at the end to clear up any questions we still have.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12 dollars. For reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bhf1951@aol.com.

You have a choice of Steak, Chicken, or the Salad Bar.

Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend
Lunch with League: "Current Situation in the Public Schools" with Speaker Supt. George Giokaris. With the disaster budget situation of California, come hear Supt. George Giokaris address the many education implications for major cuts. What is this doing to our Public Schools?

As Supertindent of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Dr. George Giokaris is leading this District through the maze of reorganization and cuts that will affect students.

Here is his biography.

George J. Giokaris, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools Fullerton Joint Union High School District

George is currently completing his 35th year as an educator in the Fullerton Joint Union High School District. After teaching at Buena Park High School between 1974 and 1983, George served as an Assistant Principal at Sunny Hills High School for four years. Between 1987 and 1989, George was the Principal at Buena Park High School, and then returned to Sunny Hills High School, where he served as Principal until 1993. Between 1993 and 2003, George worked in various administrative roles, including Director, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent. George was appointed Superintendent on February 1, 2004.

George earned a bachelor's degree at Stanford University; a teaching credential at UCLA; a master's degree and administrative credential at California State University, Fullerton; and a doctoral degree at USC. George's wife of 35 years, Nancy, and their two children are also teachers.

Thursday, March 12, 2009
1-3:00 pm
Hostess: Lee Sjostrom
1-714-879-4416

2618 Shawn Lane
Fullerton

Call for more information
Read with League: "The Second Civil War" by Ronald Brownstein. This book addresses how extreme partisanship has paralyzed Washington and polarized America.

To learn more about this book go to Google and type in "The Second Civil War" for comments and reviews.

This book is available through public libraries, bookstores, or from the website http://www.amazon.com

Come join us discuss this timely topic.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009
10:00-12:00 noon
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA


Call Wanda Shaffer for more information
714-525-6676 or email wshaf6676@aol.com
The National Popular Vote Study Group #4: Time to Make a Decision:The Consensus Meeting. This is the fourth session of the Study Group discussion how the President of the United States should be elected. This is the consensus meeting to hear the pros and cons and decide how we as LWVNOC decide what we believe is the best course of action to take for this issue.

You need not be present for each session to be a part of the discussion, but you must be a member to vote on the final decision. Materials will be shared to help research the issues. This is the last session of this study.

Linda Rogers and Wanda Shaffer will be the Leaders for this Study Group. Everyone is welcome

Thursday, February 26, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12 dollars. You may purchase a coupon book to use for Lunch with League programs. Ask you friends to join you and treat them to a meaningful lunch.


Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: An Understanding and Analysis of the Economy in Turbulent Times by Stanley Smiley. With the wide ups and downs of the stock market and the bust of the housing bubble with the increase of unemployment, loss of jobs, and home fore-closures, this timely presentation will address these issues.

STANLEY R. SMILEY, ESQ.

Senior Vice President, Advanced Markets, Insurance and Annuities

ING Advisors Network

Combining over thirty-five years of solid legal experience with expertise in estate business planning, Stanley R. Smiley is established as a trusted professional advisor. As Senior Vice President, Advanced Markets, Stan implements creative advanced planning strategies by utilizing an array of traditional and innovative wealth preservation techniques.

At ING Advisors Network, he manages Advanced Markets, Insurance and Annuities and provides consultative services as a technical resource for various select registered representatives, focusing on tax planning for highly compensated individuals, estate planning and wealth preservation strategies for high net worth clients and family wealth transfers.

A former partner of a Los Angeles-based law firm, he served as counsel for small and multi-billion qualified pension and welfare benefit plans, private trusts and foundations. Stan also held positions within the office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service in New Jersey and California, which allowed him to develop keen insight by seeing first-hand into the technical areas of the Internal Revenue Code as it affects individuals and businesses. He was a part-time instructor of business law at the University of Maryland and an adjunct professor for Golden Gate University's Masters of Taxation Program. He has been a platform speaker in his areas of expertise. Rounding out his impressive history, he had the opportunity to serve as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Air Force and as a featured lecturer and commentator for various legal subjects on the Armed Forces Radio Network.

Stan is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trusts Section and the Taxation Section of the American Bar Association, and serves on its committee of Tax Standards and Exempt Organizations. He is licensed to practice law in New York and California and is admitted to the United States Tax Court. He also maintains memberships in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bar Associations. He works closely with financial planners and insurance representatives and has been an active participant in the Valley Estate Planning Council under the auspices of the National Association of Estate Planning Councils.

The recipient of numerous accolades, Stan distinguished himself early on as a Dean's List honoree and Law Review Associate Editor while earning a law degree from St. John's University School of Law in New York. He earned a Bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Stan maintains an insurance license and holds an FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63, license as well

Bring a friend and share this timely topic.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
10:00-12:00 noon
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA


Call Wanda Shaffer for more information
714-525-6676 or email wshaf6676@aol.com
The National Popular Vote Study Group #3: The Supporting Arguments for the Compact. This is the third session of the Study Group discussion how the President of the United States should be elected. You need not be present for each session to be a part of the discussion. Materials will be shared to help research the issues. Remember this group will meet four more times on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of March,and April.

Linda Rogers and Wanda Shaffer will be the Leaders for this Study Group. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, February 12, 2009
1-3:00 pm
Hostess: Dean Cassidy
1-714-528-4295
1112 N.Bradford
Placentia
Read with League: "The Last Great Revolution by Robin Wright. This book helps readers understand the political and social changes that have taken place in Iran since the 1979 revolution.

Join with other Leaguers for informal discussions of books related to topics of League interest and/or current affairs. Its best if you have read the book before we meet, but join us even if you haven't.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009
10:00-12:00 noon
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman Ave.
Placentia, CA


Call Wanda Shaffer for more information
714-525-6676 or email wshaf6676@aol.com
The National Popular Vote Study Group #2: Focus on the contents of the National Popular Vote Compact. This is the second session of the Study Group discussion how the President of the United States should be elected.

Mary Fuhrman and Kay Bruce will lead the discussion with two power point presentations on "What is a Compact" and "Supporting Arguments for the National Popular Compact."

You need not be present for each session to be a part of the discussion. Materials will be shared to help research the issues. Remember this group will meet five more times on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of February, March, and April.

Linda Rogers and Wanda Shaffer are the Leaders for this Study Group. Everyone is welcome

Friday, February 6, 2009
9:00-1:30 pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District
1051 Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA

Board Room

Call Arline Burgmeier for more information.1-714-828-8624
Celebrating the 87h Birthday of the League. Each year the League of Women Voters of North Orange celebrates the formation of the first national League of Women Voters which started 87 years ago. It is a time to plan the programs that will be suggested as a bases for 2009-2010 at the national, state, and local levels.

A continental breakfast and salad luncheon will be provided by League Board Members. Meet new friends and greet old friends. Games and prizes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009
10:00-12:00 noon
Placentia Public Library
411 East Chapman
Placentia


Call Wanda Shaffer for more information
714-525-6676 or email wshaf6676@aol.com
The National Popular Vote Study Group #1 Explanation of the League's position on the Electoral College: History of the Electoral College. Join this new study: The Advisability of Using the Popular Vote Compact among the States as a Method of Electing the President. Is the Electoral College obsolete? There will be6 more study sessions the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of Feb, March and April. Wanda Shaffer and Linda Rogers will be the Study Leaders.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12 dollars. Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: American Politics: A New President and a New Congress by Dr. Pat Ganer. Dr. Pat Ganer will analyze the outcomes of the Presidential election with insight into what this will mean for the next four years of national government. What will be the key indicators of success for this president?

Read this self portrait written by Dr. Ganer:

Education: BA and MA in Political Science from USC and UCLA,respectively. Ph.D in Communication from the University of Utah with an emphasis on Political Communication. Dissertation: "An Analysis of the Role of Values in the Argumentation of the 1980 Presidential Campaign." (Did you fall asleep reading the title?)

Teaching: Full-time faculty at Cypress College since 1971, teaching Speech Communication and some (especially when I taught our Semester Abroad programs in London and Madrid) Political Science. I also teach each semester at Long Beach State, generally alternating the courses in Campaign Communication and Communication Strategies of International Speakers

Papers and Publications: I have presented numerous papers at the Western Communication Assn and National Communication Assn conferences, mainly in the areas of Political Communication and Argumentation. I have also presented at international conferences in Japan, Dublin, Amsterdam, Sydney and Sao Paolo.

Consulting: I served as an analyst on the Presidential debates for the Los Angeles Times and a commentator on George Bush's 2000 convention speech for MSNBC television. I have also served as a consultant to different individual political candidates and organizations.

Thursday, January 8, 2009
1-3:00 pm
6207 East Twin Peak Circle
Anaheim, CA 92807


Call Kay Bruce for more information
1-714-921-1308

Everyone is welcome! Try the League!
Read with League: "The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America" by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen. Published in 2007, these authors investigate life stories of persons who work hard for a living, but still are in poverty. Every day is a struggle. They live with little or no health insurance, credit card debt, and high rents. How does this fit into the American Dream?

With the economic down turn, this book is even more vital for us to discuss as more people will be returning to the poverty level.

Sandi Brooks will co-lead the discussion with Kay Bruce. There will be a lively discussion on the issues in the book. Come join the League of Women Voters of North Orange County to discuss this daunting situation.

Access to this book is through public libraries, book stores or on line at http://www.amazon.com

Thursday, November 13, 2008
1-3:00 pm
321 E. Terry Way
La Habra
Call Anita Larsen for more information 562-691-7355
Read with League: "Why Women Should Rule the World" Author Dee Dee Myers. Author Dee Dee Myers feels the world and politics would be very different if women were in control. She contends that women are better communicators, better listeners, and better at arriving at consensus. In a highly conpetitive and fractious world, women possess the critical thinking skills to break down barriers, build understanding, and create the best conditions for peace.

Come join the discussion on this thought provoking book. Even if you have not read the book, the exchange of ideas will be meaningful. Everyone is invited.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
7:00-9:00pm
Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA


No Cost
No Registration

Bring a Friend! Everyone is welcome!

For more information call Mary Fuhrman at 7140523-1585 or email her at maryfuhrman@pacbell.net
Energy Crisis. Here is an opportunity to hear and share ENERGY CRISIS information. Co-sponsored by the National Issues Forum and the League of Women Voters North Orange County, this forum is open to everyone.In collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a federal historical institution, will host a series of discussions on issues. All twelve presidential libraries operated by the federal National Archives and Records Administration, in communities all across the country, are participating in this initiative. The libraries will each host a forum on health care and other forums will be on a range of topics including immigration, federal debt, education, and energy. The forums will reflect the interests and enthusiasm of the community that supports the Libraries. As a result, the forums will be held in a variety of locations including the Presidential Libraries, local community centers, public libraries, and university campuses.

"Hosting National Issues Forums at the Presidential Libraries is consistent with our emphasis on civic education," Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, said. "Presidential Libraries are public places and it is appropriate for citizens to engage in discussions about major public policy issues in the midst of a presidential campaign."

"Participants in a forum," NIFI Chairman William Winter said, "deliberate with one another eye-to-eye and face-to-face, exploring options, weighing others' views, considering the costs and consequences of public policy decisions. In a democracy, citizens have a responsibility to make choices about how to solve problems and forums help enrich participants' thinking on public issues. By offering citizens a framework for deliberative forums, NIFI helps the public take an active role in acting on public issues."

The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration are not libraries in the usual sense. They are archives and museums, bringing together in one place the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration and presenting them to the public for study and discussion without regard for political considerations or affiliations. Presidential Libraries and Museums, like their holdings, belong to the American people. They promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience, preserving and providing access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is the country's newest presidential library. Established in July 2007, the Library maintains facilities in Yorba Linda, California, and in College Park, Maryland. It is a nonpartisan federal center for the study of the life and career of Richard Nixon and American history. ublic policy issues between Labor Day and Election day this fall. All forums will be free and open to the public. WVNOC is co-sponsoring with the National Issues Forum 3 discussion topics at the Richard Nixon Library. The other two events are on October 16 and October 28.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend

Thursday, October 23, 2008
12:30-2:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12 dollars. You may purchase a coupon book for 6 tickets for 65 dollars. Bring a friend.

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: Clarifying the Difficult California Ballot. Pros and Cons discussion will give a non-partisan view of the initiatives on the November ballot. The League does not support candidates or political parties.

With the number of initiatives on the ballot this fall, it is helpful to hear a non-partisan presentation on the Pros and Cons of each measure.

A 50/50 drawing will be held.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
7:00pm
La Habra City Council
201 E. La Habra Blvd
La Habra CA


Call Anita Larsen at 1-562-691-7355 or
email her at anitalarsen@earthlink.net
La Habra City Council Candidates Forum. The candidates running for the City Council will have an opportunity to express their positions and answer questions from the audience. A League of Women Voters member will serve as Moderator for this nonpartisan event.

There will be a table for candidate materials outside the room.

No campagin materials either from supporters or the candidates will be allowed in the room.

Thursday, October 16, 2008
10:00-12:00 noon
Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA

No Fee
No Registration

Call Mary Fuhrman at 714-523-1585 or email her at maryfuhrman@pacbell.net
Health Care: How Can We Pay For It?. This vAll twelve presidential libraries operated by the federal National Archives and Records Administration, in communities all across the country, are participating in this initiative. The libraries will each host a forum on health care and other forums will be on a range of topics including immigration, federal debt, education, and energy. The forums will reflect the interests and enthusiasm of the community that supports the Libraries. As a result, the forums will be held in a variety of locations including the Presidential Libraries, local community centers, public libraries, and university campuses.

"Hosting National Issues Forums at the Presidential Libraries is consistent with our emphasis on civic education," Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, said. "Presidential Libraries are public places and it is appropriate for citizens to engage in discussions about major public policy issues in the midst of a presidential campaign."

"Participants in a forum," NIFI Chairman William Winter said, "deliberate with one another eye-to-eye and face-to-face, exploring options, weighing others' views, considering the costs and consequences of public policy decisions. In a democracy, citizens have a responsibility to make choices about how to solve problems and forums help enrich participants' thinking on public issues. By offering citizens a framework for deliberative forums, NIFI helps the public take an active role in acting on public issues."

The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration are not libraries in the usual sense. They are archives and museums, bringing together in one place the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration and presenting them to the public for study and discussion without regard for political considerations or affiliations. Presidential Libraries and Museums, like their holdings, belong to the American people. They promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience, preserving and providing access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is the country's newest presidential library. Established in July 2007, the Library maintains facilities in Yorba Linda, California, and in College Park, Maryland. It is a nonpartisan federal center for the study of the life and career of Richard Nixon and American history. ital issue will be the focus of a 2 hour discussion group co-sponsored by the National Issues Forum and the League of Women Voters North Orange County. Find out what the possible alternatives are for building a health care system.

Bring a friend, everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7:00 pm
La Habra City School District
District Office Board Room
500 North Walnut Street, La Habra.

Call Anita Larsenfor more information
1-562-691-7355
or
email her at anitalarsen@earthlink.net
LaHabra City School District Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the the LaHabra City School District will have an opportunity to present their positions and answer questions from the audience. Mary Fuhrman, League of Women Voters President, will moderate the nonpartisan forum.

No campagin materials either from supporters or the candidates will be allowed in the room.

Monday, October 13, 2008
7:00-8:30pm
Buena Park City Council Forum
City Hall, Council Chambers
6650 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park



Call Jeanne Blum for more information
714-879-3847 or email jeannepb@gmail.com
Buena Park City Council Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the Buena Park City Council will have an opportunity to express their visions, opinions, and priorities for the city. Come to ask questions, listen to all the candidates and then VOTE!

No campagin materials either from supporters or the candidates will be allowed in the room.

Thursday, October 9, 2008
1-3:00pm
4547 Everest Circle
Cypress
Call Arline Burgmeier for more information.714-828-8624

Everyone is welcome!
Read with League: "Memo to President Elect : How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership" by author Madeline Albright. Whether a Democrat or Republican is elected in 2008, Madeline Albright writes about the most dramatic election in our nation's history. She offers provocative ideas about how to confront the striking array of challenges the next commander-in-chief will face. She blends lessons from the past with forward looking suggestions about how to meet these challenges. She addresses such issues as terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rivalries in the Middle East, the potential for nuclear war, and the headaches created by troublesome Leaders such as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejar, Russia's Vladimir Putin, Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, and North Korea's Kim Jong-il.
Monday, October 6, 2008
7:00 pm
Fullerton City Hall, Council Chambers
303 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton CA

Call Gloria Schlaepfer 1-714-879-1938
or email her at gschlaep@roadrunner.net
Fullerton City Council Candidates Forum. Candidates running for the Fullerton City Council will have an opportunity to answer questions from the audience. Questions will be collected from the audience before the forum and sorted by League of Women Voter members.

Campaign materials may be placed outside the room of the event.

Thursday, October 2, 2008
7:00 pm
401 Chapman Avenue
Placentia


Call Jeanne Blum at 714-879-3847
or email her at jeannepb@gmail.com
Placentia City Council Candidate Forum. Candidates running for a position on the Placentia City Council will have an opportunity to present their views on issues through a League of Women Vote forum. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions that will be screened by a League member to be sure as many issues as possible will be covered.

No Candidate Campaign materials will be allowed in the room, but a table will be available outside the area for distribution of campaign Literature.

Be involved. Come to your candidates' forums.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008
7:00-9:00pm
Richard Nixon Library
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd
Yorba Linda, CA

No fee
No registration
Too Many Children Left Behind-How Can We Close Achievement Gap?. This forum will give participants a chance to hear more information about the No Child Left Behind project. People will read a booklet prior to the forums and in the forum, consider pros and cons of several courses of action in dealing with each issue. The forums are free and open to the public. Issue booklets are available for downloading online at nifi.org and at the library prior to the forums and immediately before each forum.

In collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a federal historical institution, will host a series of discussions on issues. All twelve presidential libraries operated by the federal National Archives and Records Administration, in communities all across the country, are participating in this initiative. The libraries will each host a forum on health care and other forums will be on a range of topics including immigration, federal debt, education, and energy. The forums will reflect the interests and enthusiasm of the community that supports the Libraries. As a result, the forums will be held in a variety of locations including the Presidential Libraries, local community centers, public libraries, and university campuses.

"Hosting National Issues Forums at the Presidential Libraries is consistent with our emphasis on civic education," Allen Weinstein, Archivist of the United States, said. "Presidential Libraries are public places and it is appropriate for citizens to engage in discussions about major public policy issues in the midst of a presidential campaign."

"Participants in a forum," NIFI Chairman William Winter said, "deliberate with one another eye-to-eye and face-to-face, exploring options, weighing others' views, considering the costs and consequences of public policy decisions. In a democracy, citizens have a responsibility to make choices about how to solve problems and forums help enrich participants' thinking on public issues. By offering citizens a framework for deliberative forums, NIFI helps the public take an active role in acting on public issues."

The Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration are not libraries in the usual sense. They are archives and museums, bringing together in one place the documents and artifacts of a President and his administration and presenting them to the public for study and discussion without regard for political considerations or affiliations. Presidential Libraries and Museums, like their holdings, belong to the American people. They promote understanding of the presidency and the American experience, preserving and providing access to historical materials, support research, and create interactive programs and exhibits that educate and inspire.

The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum is the country's newest presidential library. Established in July 2007, the Library maintains facilities in Yorba Linda, California, and in College Park, Maryland. It is a nonpartisan federal center for the study of the life and career of Richard Nixon and American history. ublic policy issues between Labor Day and Election day this fall. All forums will be free and open to the public. WVNOC is co-sponsoring with the National Issues Forum 3 discussion topics at the Richard Nixon Library. The other two events are on October 16 and October 28.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and bring a friend.

Thursday, September 25, 2008
12:30-2:00pm
Cost 12 dollars You may purchase a Lunch with League booklet for 6 lunch events for 65. Bring a friend.

Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: The Water Crisis: Are Our Taps Running Dry?. Our September speaker is Bill Mills who is retired from the Orange County Municipal Water District who will speak on the latest happenings in the water arena.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
11:30am-2:00pm
Coyote Hills Golf Club
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton, CA 92835

Cost is 25 dollars
Salad choices:
Sesame Ginger Chicken Salad
Trio Salad (Fruit, tuna, Pasta)
Veggie (Fruit and Pasta)
Mail your Check with Salad Choice to
LWVNOC
PO Box 3073
Fullerton, CA 92834

For More Information contact Joan Cohen at 714-525-0023 or cohen.joan@att.net

A silent auction items will include>:

Three month certifcate for CHOCOLATE Desserts
A HomeCooked Bar-b-que Tex Meal for 4,
An Hour of Legal Counsel
A handmade quilted table runner
Two Bradford Renaissance Portraits Certificates valued at 1000 and 3000 dollars each
Restaurant Gift Cards from the Summitt House, Brownstone, Olive Garden, Yves' Restaurant
Gift Baskets such as an Eddie Bauer picnic basket, movie basket, Sees Candy
Golf threesome at Friendly Hills Country Club, Whittier
And many more.

Tickets 5 dollars each or 4 for 20 dollars. Come to participate in the fun.

Contact Joan Cohen for more information
714-525-0023
2008-2009 Kickoff Luncheon: California Government: Can we Meet the Challenges?. Redistricting is just one of the many changes that is happening in Sacramento. Joseph Dunn, ESQ, will speak on Health care, the budget, and other issues in California.

Joseph Dunn, Esq., Chief Executive Officer, California Medical Association.

Prior to his appointment as California Medical Association's CEO in 2006, Joe Dunn served for eight years as a California State Senator representing the people of the 34th Senate District. As Senator, Mr. Dunn worked on behalf of children's hospitals, emergency services, seniors and affordable housing. He was honored as "legislator of the year" by military veterans, peace officers, firefighters, doctors, attorneys, homebuilders, affordable housing advocates, conservationists and mobile home owners.

Mr. Dunn led California's investigation into the state energy crisis and uncovered how Enron and other energy pirates were gaming the market. He helped unearth the infamous Enron memo that described in detail how the state was plundered and which led to civil penalties and criminal indictments of rogue energy traders. Mr. Dunn was dubbed the "Man Who Cracked Enron" by California Lawyer Magazine.

Prior to his election to the Legislature, Mr. Dunn played a major role in litigation to stop tobacco companies from targeting youth in their advertising campaigns. He fought industrial polluters who exposed neighborhoods to toxic chemicals and worked to give patients better access to quality health care.

Mr. Dunn graduated with honors and Bachelor's degree from the College of St. Thomas. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree with honors from the University of Minnesota School of Law in 1983.

Thursday, September 11, 2008
1-3:00 pm
1531 West Oak
Fullerton
Contact Joan Cohen at 714-525-0023 for more information
Read with League: "Rivertown: Two Years on the Yantze" author Peter Hessler. Peter Hessler was the first American resident in the village of Fuling in the heart of China's Sichuan province. He taught English and American Literature in a small college, but it was his students who taught him the most about China culture and living.

Come join a lively discussion group as they share impressions and opinions about Peter Hessler's experience in China. China is an important force in our lives as we learn more about her growth and change.

Come even if you have not read the book as the discussion will be a learning experience.

Thursday, August 21, 2008
5:00-7:00 pm
4547 Everest Circle
Cypress, CA 90630


Call Arline Burgmeier for more information.714-828-8624
Hello Summertime 2008: Summer Get To Gather. Come meet League Members in a cool patio with beverages provided. Bring a snack to share. Bring your spouse and/or a friend, too.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
10:00-2:00pm
Meet at 10:00 am in Fullerton at the NE Corner of Chapman & State College. Park near the Office Depot store and we will arrange car pools. Hello Summertime 2008: George Washington Collection. Bring a brown bag lunch. Tour begins at 11:00am. A $3.00 donation is suggested. We will lunch in a near-by park.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
6:00-8:00 pm
Cypress Civic Center Green
5275 Orange Avenue. Parking behind the Civic Center.

Concert begins at 6:00pm. Come early with lawn chairs and a picnic lunch. League group will be near the Library front entrance. No alcohol is permitted. Bring the FAMILY.

Call Arline Burgmeier for more information
714-828-86624
Hello Summertime 2008: "Neil Diamond Tribute". Bring your family and a picnic dinner to hear a tribute to Neil Diamond at the Cypress City Hall
Thursday, June 26, 2008
9:00-1:30pm
Meet in Fullerton and carpool to Irvine.

Meet at 9 am in the parking lot at the NE corner of Chapman & State College in Fullerton. Park near the Office Depot store and we will arrange carpools. Maps will be provided. The tour begins at 10am.

We will lunch at a Fullerton resturant when we return.

Call Arline Burgmeier for more information
714-828-86624
Hello Summertime 2008: Guided Tour of Orange County Recycling Center. Optional restaurant lunch on return to Fullerton
Thursday, June 12, 2008
2:00
Hostess: Arline Burgmeier
4547 Everest Circle
Cypress, CA 90630

714-828-8624

Discussion Leader: Arline Burgmeier
Read with League: "Three Cups of Tea". The inspiring true story of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Pakistan and Afghanistan. An incredible story of a humanitarian endeavor.

It's best if you have read the book under discussion, but join us even if you haven't had the opportunity to read it. For further information contact Ginny Haussmann, Membership Co-Director, at Virginialdh@aol.com or 714-528-5854

Saturday, June 7, 2008
9:30-2:00pm
Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange
480 S. Batavia
Orange, CA



Cost 15
Make Checks payable to League of Women Voters of Orange and mark "ILO Convention" in the memo space
Mail to Lois Huddlestone
27337 Paseo Laguna
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Her phone number is 939-443-1771
Phone num
LWVOC ILO Annual Convention. This special day will honor Mary Evelyn Bryden who started the League of Women Voters in Orange County. She was the first woman to serve as an Aide for a County Supervisor. In addition, the year's highlights will be given by the ILO Officers.

Mail your checks to Lois Huddlestone at 27337Paseo Laguna in San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Her phone number is 940-443-1771. The menu for the day will be Charbroiled Chicken Griglia marinated in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and herbs. It will be served with pasta Provencal. The cost for lunch and the convention packet will be $15.00.

Saturday, May 17, 2008
9:30-2:00pm
Fullerton Police Department
237 W. Commonwealth
Fullerton, CA 92833


Cost 12 dollars for meeting and luncheon

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Box lunch from Brownstones
Annual Meeting. Mary Fuhrman,President of LWVNOC, will lead the discussion on reviewing 2007-2008 activities and planning for 2008-2009. Each Director will have a poster describing the events of the year for her area.

"Health Care Legislation: What is Next?" William W. Bonney MD, MS

Dr. Bonney is a Clinical Associate Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. In addition, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at University of California, Irvine

Presently he is President-elect of the Health Care Council of Orange County
Dr. Bonney received his MD degree from UCLA and a MS degree from Dartmouth University. He completed postgraduate fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University and Duke University.
His current activities include UCI participate in Urology residency teaching and a UCSD Research project, development of patient questionnaire
Thursday, May 8, 2008
2:00 pm
Hostess: Lee Sjostrom
2618 Shawn Lane
Fullerton, CA 92831

714-879-4416

Discussion Leader Ginny Haussmann
Read with League: "The Glass Castle". Jeannette Walis has written a book about "the memoir of resilience and redemption, and revelatory look into a family at one deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. The children learned to care for themselves and became prosperous adults while the parents were homeless. It is a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family."

For further information contact Ginny Haussmann, Membership Co-Director, at Virginialdh@aol.com or 714-528-5854.

Thursday, April 24, 2008
11:30-1:00pm
Cost12 dollars. You may purchase a coupon book for 65 dollars for 6 events. Bring a friend with you.

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: "Grand Jury Service: A Contribution to Democracy". Linda Rogers has served on an Orange County Grand Jury. She will discuss the role of the Grand Jury in judiciary issues, and her experiences in serving a year in this capacity.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
2:00 pm
Hostess: Ginny Haussmann
1830 Kelleher Pl.
Placentia 92870
714-528-5854

Discussion Leader: Anita Larsen
Read with League: "Letters to a Young Teacher". Letters to a Young Teachers is a series of writing by an experienced, well-respected Teacher who is giving his observations and historical perspective of the education system. He shares his experiences working with inner city schools. Anyone interested in the education process will find this book insiteful and informative.

This book maybe obtained from the library or your favorite book store. It's best if you have read the book under discussion, but join us even if you haven't had the opportunity to read it. For further information contact Ginny Haussmann, Membership Co-Director, at Virginialdh@aol.com or 714-528-5854

Thursday, March 27, 2008
11:30-1:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor BLVD
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12 dollars. You may purchase a coupon book for 65 dollars for 6 events. Ask a friend to join you.

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: "Immigration: The Puzzle Not Solved". The speaker is Janna Evans, Regional Lead for Community Outreach, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Ms. Evans has been with the federal government in various communications positions for 21 years. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Florida, and her first job was as a reporter for National Public Radio. She began her federal career in 1986 with the Department of Agriculture as a Public Affairs Officer. She spent two years working in Mexico City and shortly thereafter joined legacy INS as a Press Officer in Washington DC. In 1997, she moved to San Diego where she became the Border Patrol's first Community Relations Officer. A year later, she moved to the western regional office in Laguna Niguel. As the Regional Lead for Community Outreach, Ms. Evans oversees community relations for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the western U.S. Her objective is to foster meaningful two-way dialogue with external stakeholders and create a climate of trust and transparency. Ms. Evans has extensive experience working on both enforcement and benefits issues.

The public is invited to join us for this special presentation. Send in your reservation ASAP.

Thursday, March 13, 2008
2:00 pm
Hostess: Frann Shermet
9525 Normandy Way
Cypress, CA 90630

714-220-1338

Discussion Leader: Frann Shermet
Read with League: "Make Them Go Away: Clint Eastwood, Christopher Reeve and the Case Against Disability Rights". Mary Johnson writes in this book about Disability Rights. Starting with the premise that there is widespread misinterpretation and misapplication of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the author looks at the case against disability rights. She responds with a compelling argument for defending the rights of the disabled.

For further information contact Ginny Haussmann, Membership Co-Director, at Virginialdh@aol.com or 714-528-5854.

Saturday, March 1, 2008
8:30-3:00
California State University, Fullerton
Titan Student Union
800 North State College Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92831


Cost 35. You must make a reservation by February 27, 2008
Judicial Independence: Is Our Democracy in Danger?. This community forum will have two panels. The morning panel will discuss the Challenges for the Judicial System and the afternoon panel will seek solutions. The panel members and moderators will be leading judges, attorneys, business persons, and professors. Go to Promoting Judicial Independence Phase III for Registration.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Orange County: Capistrano Bay, Central, Orange Coast, and North Orange County

Co-Sponsors AAUW Fullerton Branch, Chapman University School of Law, Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County, Orange County Women Lawyers, Western State University College of Law, Whittier Law School

Speakers confirmed for March 1, 2008 forum:

8:30-9:15 Registration

9:15-9:30 Welcome-Mary Fuhrman, President LWVNOC

9:30-9:45 Greetings and Remarks-Janis R. Hirohama, Esq., President League of Women Voters of California

9:45-11:15 Introduction of Guests and Panel-Pearl Mann, Esq. LWVNOC

"Challenges and Judicial Pressures"

The first panel will discuss such challenges and pressures as judicial selection; retention removal process; campaign financing and conduct; accountability, voter access to accurate information about judicial candidates and political threats to the courts.

Moderator-Dean John Eastman, Chapman University School of Law

Panelists:

Justice Richard Aronson, CA Court of Appeal 4th District, Division 3
Judge Karen Robinson, Orange County Superior Court
Judge Glenda Sanders, Orange County Superior Court
Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI Bren School of Law
William Kopeny, Esq., Chair, State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation

11:30-1:00 Lunch: "The View from the Supreme Court" California Supreme Court Justice Justice Ming William Chin

1:15-2:45 "Options and Potential Solutions"

The second panel will focus on options a potential solutions to the problems raised in the above panel and the need for public education, legislation, and advocacy support groups.

Moderator:Joseph Dunn, Esq., Former State Senator, CEO California Medical Association

Panelists:

Presiding Judge, Nancy Wieben Stock, Orange County Superior Court
Judge Franz Miller, Orange County Superior Court
Joseph Chairez, Immediate Past President Orange County Bar Association
Michelle Reinglass, Orange County Lawyer, former President of the Orange County Bar Association
Jo-Ann Grace, President and General Counsel, Metropolitan News Company
2:45-3:00 Wrap-up Mary Fuhrman

$35 includes Lunch Free Parking

Registration Form

Name______________________________________________________ Address__________________________________________________ City_________________________ ZIP_________________________ Email________________________ Phone_______________________

Send $35 Check or money order made out to LWVNOC Write Judicial Independence Forum in the Memo Mail to Arline Burgmeier 4547 Everest Circle Cypress, CA 90630

Thursday, February 28, 2008
11:30-1:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA

Cost 12. You may purchase a coupon book for 65 dollars for 6 events. Bring a friend.

Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: "Domestic Violence: Home Wreckers". The speaker will be Ruby Santoyo who is the Community Educator for Women's Transitional Living Center. Domestic Voilence is Orange County is more prominent than most persons believe. Hear the facts, learn what resources are available, and how each of us can be aware of domestic violence.

The public is invited to join us for this special presentation. Send in your reservation ASAP.

Friday, February 22, 2008
9:00-1:00pm
Fullerton Joint Union High School District Office
1051 W. Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833


No Cost


Contact Arline Burgmeier for more information 714-828-8624
"86th Birthday of the League of Women Voters Celebration Event. Continental breakfast and salad luncheon provided by League Board Members. Meet new friends and greet old friends. Games and prizes. Eleanor Fumaniti and Kay Bruce will lead the Program Planning for 2008-2009.

Hear Monica Broome and Jerry Young present "Promoting Judicial Independence" that is being given to 80 civic and service organizations in Orange County as part of the grant received from the LWV United States. Click Judicial System under Home for more information by scheduling a presentation for community organizations.

Thursday, February 14, 2008
2 pm
Hostess: Dr. Kay Bruce
6207 East Twin Peak Circle
Anaheim, CA 92807

714-921-1308

Discussion Leader Anita Larsen
Read with League: "The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11". A riveting look at the people and ideas, the terriorist plans, and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assult on America. This insightful story is told through the interweaving lives of two al-Qaeda leaders, the FBI's counterterrorism chief and the head of the Saudi intellengence.

It's best if you have read the book under discussion, but join us even if you haven't had the opportunity to read it. For further information contact Ginny Haussmann, Membership Co-Director, at Virginialdh@aol.com or 714-528-5854.

Thursday, January 24, 2008
11:30-1:00pm
Sizzler
1401 North Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA
Cost 12
Reservations call 714-254-7440 or email to bfhf1951@aol.com
Choice of Steak, Chicken, or Salad Bar
Lunch with League: "The Presidential Primaries: Dynamics and Analysis". Dr. Pat Ganer, Professor in Communication at Cypress College, will share her thoughts on the changes in the Primaries and their effect on the Presidential elections. Dr. Ganer has served as an analyst for MSNBC. The public is invited to join us for this special presentation. Send in your reservation ASAP.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
6:30-8:30pm
A COMMUNITY FORUM

Sponsored by the Fullerton Public Library, the League of Women Voters of North Orange County, and Neighbors United for Fullerton (NUFF)

At the Osborne Auditorium of the Fullerton Library, located at
353 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton

Light refreshments will be served.
No Fee
Primary Matters. In the primary election scheduled Feb. 5, 2008, Californians will have an unprecedented opportunity to register an early preference for the candidates who will head their party's race for the presidency in November.

Will a win in California solidify some candidates' leads from earlier competitions in Iowa and New Hampshire, or will Californians' choices shake things up and draw out the contest? Will financing--or lack of it--determine candidates' success in our state? How do voters make sense of candidate choices and the referendums that share the election ballot?

Tim Mountain, Fullerton Library's adult services manager, will introduce what he terms the library's "great new resources"--both online and shelved--available to help undecided voters choose among the candidates. Sandra Sutphen, Matt Jarvis and Steve Stambaugh, members of Cal State Fullerton's political science faculty, comprise a panel that will put the significance of this primary in historical and political context. Vince Buck, also of CSUF's political science department, as well as a Library Trustee and NUFF member, will moderate. And the League of Women Voters' Shirley Bloom, veteran observer of many California elections, will present an overview of the referendums to be placed before the state's voters Feb. 5.

Friday, May 18, 2007
 
Bakersfield California League of Women Voters State Convention. California League of Women Voters State Convention, Rally In the Valley, will meet in Bakersfield. Delegates Kay Bruce, Mary Fuhrman, Linda Rogers, and Wanda Shaffer will represent LWVNOC at this three day event.
Monday, May 14, 2007
10-11;30am
Placentia Library
411 Chapman Ave, Placentia
For information contact Linda Rogers ashlandrogers@yahoo.com
Immigration Study Meeting. LWVNOC members and guests are invited to these lively monthly immigration study meetings on the second Monday of each month at the Placentia Library. Members are reporting on background materials in preparation for the nationwide League consensus process on Immigration.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
9:30am-1:30pm
Embassy Suites
900 E. Birch Street, Brea
LWVNOC Annual Meeting. How can we select and retain a judiciary that is impartial and not subject to influence from the other branches of government or from private or political interests? Hon. Gary L. Taylor will address this topic on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 12:30PM at Embassy Suites, 900 E. Birch St. Brea. Reservations by May 8, Turkey Croissant or Veggie Wrap Salad, Dessert and Beverage $26.00 714-254-7440 or bfhf1951@aol.com
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
7pm
Arline Burgmeier
4547 Everest Circle
Cypress 714/828-8624
Read with League. An informal discussion of "Politics Lost" by Joe Klein.
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Noon-1:30pm
Backs Community Center
201 N. Bradford Ave. Placentia
Lunch With League, Pros and Cons of the Ballot Measures. A non partisan analysis on each of the thirteen state propositions and Orange County's Measure M will be presented by our team of League experts led by Shirley Bloom.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
7:00pm
La Palma Community Center
7821 Walker Street
La Palma
La Palma City Council Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Noon-2:00pm
Fullerton JUHS District Offices
1051 W Bastanchury
Fullerton
LWVNOC Board Meeting. For more information email: president@lwvnoc.org
Thursday, October 19, 2006
6:45-8:45pm
Fullerton Main Library
353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton
Fullerton City Council Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
11:00am-1:00pm
Carrows Restaurant
Harbor Blvd. Fullerton
LWVNOC Executive Committee Meeting. For more information email: president@lwvnoc.org
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
7:00-9:00pm
Buena Park City Council Chambers
6650 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park
Buena Park City Council Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
7:00pm
La Habra City Council Chambers
201 E. La Habra Blvd.
La Habra
La Habra City Council Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Thursday, October 12, 2006
6:30pm
Backs Community Center
201 N. Bradford Ave
Placentia
Placentia Candidate Forums. A Placentia City Council Candidate Forum and a Placentia Yorba Linda School Board Candidate Forum, Co-sponsored by the League and the Placentia Community Network.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
7;:00pm
District Office,
1401 W. Valencia Drive
Fullerton
Fullerton School Board Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Saturday, October 7, 2006
9:30am-1:00pm
Huntington Library
San Marino, CA
Immigration Seminar. Interested League members are invited to attend an Immigration Forum at the Huntington Library in San Marino.
Thursday, October 5, 2006
7:00-8:30pm
Courtyard by Marriott
5865 Katella Avenue
Cypress
Cypress City Council Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Tuesday, October 3, 2006
7:00-9:00pm
District Board Room
9470 Moody Street at Orange Ave
Cypress
Cypress School Board Candidate Forum. For more information email: voterservice@lwvnoc.org
Thursday, April 27, 2006
11:30AM-1:00PM
Sizzler Restaurant
1401 North Harbor Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
Lunch with League. Karlene Goller, L.A. Times Attorney, will speak on First Amendment Civil Rights.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
12 Noon- 2 PM
Fullerton JUHS District Office
1051 West Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
7PM
2609 Cypress Point Drive
Fullerton, CA 92833
Read with League. Join with other Leaguers for an informal discussion of "Critical Condition" by Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
12 Noon- 2 PM
Fullerton JUHS District Office
1051 West Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
11:30AM-1:00PM
Culinary Arts Institute
201 W. Orangethorpe
Fullerton, CA 92832
Lunch with League. Eminent Domain with John Beauman of the Brea City Council.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
7PM
1531 West Oak
Fullerton, CA
Read with League. Join with other Leaguers for an informal discussion of "Don't Think of an Elephant" by George Lakoff.
Sunday, March 12, 2006
3:30PM
5500 Paseo del Lago W #1H
Laguna Woods, CA 92637
LWVNOC Showtime. A showing of the Academy Award nominated documentary "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" hosted by Dick and Eleanor Fumanti.
Friday, March 10, 2006
1PM
1531 W. Oak
Fullerton, CA 92832
Voters Service Meeting. Planning session for Voters Service activities prior to the June primary. Includes possible the collaboration with the Registrar's office to distribute registration materials, assisting with voter registration, educating voters about the voting machines, working with Americorps teachers to educate students about voting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
12 Noon- 2 PM
Fullerton JUHS District Office
1051 West Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833
Board Meeting.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
11:30AM-1:00PM
Sizzler Restaurant Lunch with League. Campaign Finance with speaker Moira Brennan, Development Director of the California Clean Money Campaign.
Thursday, February 16, 2006
7PM
  Read with League. Join with other Leaguers for an informal discussion of The Kite Runner by by Khaled Hosseini.
Saturday, February 4, 2006
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Fullerton JUHS District Office, Board Room
1051 West Bastanchury
Fullerton, CA 92833
86th Birthday Celebration for the League of Woman Voters. Celebrate the 86th birthday of the League of Women Voters.
Continental breakfast & salad luncheon provided by NOC Board Members.
  • Program planning for 2006-2007
  • Video "The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony"
  • Thursday, January 26, 2006
    11:30AM-1:00PM
    Sizzler Restaurant Lunch with League. Alternative Energy Sources
    Saturday, January 21, 2006
    10:00 AM-Noon
    St. Joseph's Center
    Orange, CA 92868
    Know Your County Study Meeting. What the Orange County Board of Supervisors considers the most pressing issues facing OC. Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Bill Campbell Chairman of the OC Board of Supervisors
    Wednesday, January 11, 2006
    10:00 AM-Noon
    Placentia Library
    411 East Chapman
    Placentia, CA 92870
    Energy Study Meeting. Natural Gas and LNG.
    Wednesday, November 9, 2005
    10:00 AM-Noon
    Placentia Library
    411 East Chapman
    Placentia, CA 92870
    Energy Study Meeting.
    Sunday, October 30, 2005
    2:30-4:30PM
    U.N. Center
    2428 N Grand
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    Wine & Cheese Party for UNICEF. Call 714-542-9743 with questions.
    Thursday, October 27, 2005
    11:30 - 1:00 p.m.
    Sizzler Lunch with League. State Ballot Measures. Vote with the League.
    Wednesday, October 26, 2005
    10:00 AM-Noon
    Placentia Library
    411 East Chapman
    Placentia, CA 92870
    Energy Study Meeting. State Energy Agencies, Customer Choice and Direct Access
    Saturday, October 22, 2005
    5 p.m.
    201 E. La Habra Blvd.
    La Habra, CA 90631
    Election Forum- Measure G, La Habra Utility Users Tax. A debate on Measure G on the November 8 ballot for the City of La Habra. Daren Nigsaran will present arguments for and Larry Dobkin will present arguments against.
    Friday, October 21, 2005
    10:45 - 11:45a.m.
    Fullerton Senior Center
    340 W Commonwealth
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Thursday, October 20, 2005
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Buena Park Library
    7150 La Palma
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Wednesday, October 19, 2005
    7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
    United Methodist Church
    480 N State College Blvd
    Brea, CA 92821
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Tuesday, October 18, 2005
    7:00-8:30 p.m.
    Placentia Library
    411 E Chapman
    Placentia, CA 92870
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Monday, October 17, 2005
    6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
    First Baptist Church
    701 W Broadway
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    Pros and Cons. November 8th special election state propositions.
    Friday, October 14, 2005-Saturday, October 15, 2005
    All day event
    Cal State Fullerton
    800 N State College Blvd
    Fullerton, CA 92831
    CA First Amendment Coalition's Open Government Assembly. Register online http://www.cfac.org
    Wednesday, October 12, 2005
    10:00 AM-Noon
    Placentia Library
    411 East Chapman
    Placentia, CA 92870
    Energy Study Meeting. Adequacy and Deliverability
    Monday, October 10, 2005
    6:45 to 8:30 p.m
    Fullerton Library
    353 W Commonwealth
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Wednesday, October 5, 2005
    7PM
    Cypress Library
    5331 Orange Avenue
    Cypress, CA 90630
    Pros and Cons. November 8th Special Election state ballot measures.
    Wednesday, September 28, 2005
    7PM-9PM
    Cal State Fullerton
    800 N State College Blvd
    Fullerton, CA 92831

    Titan Center, Pavillion B
    Election Forum: Proposition 76 Funding Overview Pros and Cons. Is Proposition 76 a help or hindrance to California's complex school funding issue? This event is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
    Thursday, September 22, 2005
    11:30AM-1PM
    Sizzler Restaurant
    1401 North Harbor Blvd
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Lunch with League. Speaker Dr. Pat Ganer will discuss Redistricting.
    Saturday, September 17, 2005
    9AM-12 Noon
    St. Joseph Center
    480 S. Batavia
    Orange, CA
    (at LaVeta, between Main and Glassell)
    Classroom 1
    Ballot Measure Speaker Training. This seminar is designed to help speakers prepare to explain ballot measures and to moderate candidate forums in an unbiased manner to civic, educational and religious organizations and community meetings.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2005
    10AM-12 Noon
    3015 La Trevesia
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Energy Study Committee Meeting.
    Sunday, September 11, 2005
    12 Noon-3 PM
    Coyote Hills Golf Club
    1440 E. Bastanchury Road
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    LWVNOC 2005-2006 Annual Kickoff. Join us for our annual kickoff luncheon with special guest speaker Thomas Mauk, Chief Executive Officer of the County of Orange.
    Wednesday, August 31, 2005
    5-7PM
    4547 Everest Circle
    Cypress, CA 90630-2659
    Patio Party. Patio Party to welcome Cypress and La Palma into NOC.
    Tuesday, August 9, 2005
    7-8:30PM
    Fullerton Library
    353 W Commonwealth Ave
    Fullerton, CA 92832-1710
    Read with League. Discussion of "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser.
    Thursday, July 28, 2005
    11AM-1:30PM
    Craig Regional Park
    3300 N State College Blvd
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Brownbag Lunch with League. Pack your lunch and come join us for a picnic and group discussion of a hot-button topic.
    Thursday, July 14, 2005
    10AM-2PM
    Los Angeles Times Tour. Tour the Los Angeles Times Orange County facility.
    Thursday, June 30, 2005
    11AM-1:30PM
    Craig Regional Park
    3300 N State College Blvd
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Brownbag Lunch with League. Pack your lunch and come join us for a picnic and group discussion of a hot-button topic.
    Thursday, June 16, 2005
    7:00-8:30 PM
      Read with League. Discussion of "Nickel and Dimed" (by Barbara Ehrenreich).
    Saturday, June 4, 2005
    9:30AM-1:15PM
    Embassy Suites
    900 E Birch St Brea
    CA 92821-5812
    LWVNOC Annual Meeting. Features Assemblywoman Lynn Daucher speaking on "Reforming California's Public Education System: Where Do We Go From Here".
    Friday, May 20, 2005
     
    Crowne Plaza Anaheim Resort
    12021 Harbor Boulevard
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    LWV California Convention. The League of Women Voters of California will be holding its 61st biennial convention, themed "It's a New World."
    Thursday, April 28, 2005
    11:30AM-1:00PM
    Sizzler Restaurant
    1401 North Harbor Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Lunch with League. Civil Liberties/Homeland Security: the Critical Conundrum
    Nancy Snow, Speaker
    Thursday, March 24, 2005
    11:30AM-1:00PM
    Sizzler Restaurant
    1401 North Harbor Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Lunch with League. Sweatshops: the Unconscionable Workplace
    Suzanne Darweesh, Speaker. Event Photos
    Saturday, March 5, 2005
    10AM-12PM
    Fullerton Library, Main Branch
    353 W. Commonwealth Ave.
    Fullerton, CA 92832
    Community Forum. Our Growing Population: a 2020 Vision Panelists include: Joel Rosen, City of Fullerton Chief Planner; Jan DeBay, OC Water District Board Member; Mike Baily, Placentia School District Director of Planning.
    Saturday, February 26, 2005
    8AM-1PM
      LWVNOC Garage Sale Fundraiser.
    Thursday, February 24, 2005
    11:30AM-1:00PM
    Sizzler Restaurant
    1401 North Harbor Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Lunch with League. Health Care: The Continuing Crisis
    Melinda Beswick, Speaker
    Saturday, February 12, 2005
    9:00AM-1:00PM
    Fullerton Joint Union High School District Office
    1051 W. Bastanchury
    Fullerton, CA 92833
    85th Birthday of the League of Women Voters. Continental breakfast and salad luncheon provided by League Board Members.Games and prizes. Program Planning for 2005-2006. Award-winning video "How We Got the Vote".
    Thursday, January 27, 2005
    11:30AM-1:00PM
    Sizzler Restaurant
    1401 North Harbor Blvd.
    Fullerton, CA 92835
    Lunch with League. Preservation or Obliteration: The Puente-Chino Hills Wildlife Corridor
    Claire Schlotterbeck, Speaker