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AAUW Alameda Annual Member Celebration
and
2018-2019 Board Installation

Come join us and invite family and friends for a special celebration Brunch to recognize and introduce our new 2017-2018 members;

To toast our Volunteers of the Year for their exceptional service to the Alameda Branch;

To honor our three Golden members: Virginia Darrow, Betty Hatch and Dorothy Kerwin and the Girls Inc students who interviewed them and wrote their stories ;

To thank the outgoing Board for its many accomplishments on behalf of the Branch this past year;

And to install and welcome the 2018-2019 AAUW Alameda Branch Board

This event is a Brunch, note the social time begins at 10AM.

Saturday, May 12, 2018
10:00am Social, 10:30 Brunch

Elks Lodge, Card Room

2255 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda

The breakfast buffet includes vegetable frittata, quiche, O’Brien potatoes, chicken link sausage, assorted bagels, pastries, croissants, fresh fruit salad, coffee/tea/juice

Make the check for $25 payable to AAUW Alameda and mail to Beth Sibley, 721 Harbor Road, Alameda, CA 94502, easibley@hotmail.com for receipt by Tuesday May 8.

 





AAUW Alameda Branch and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present

Alameda Authors Series II

Janet Dawson

Janet Dawson

on her new book

The Ghost in Roomette Four
April 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

in the Living Room
Oakmont of Cardinal Point
2431 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda 94501
Reservations requested:
https://janetdawson-aauw2018.eventbrite.com

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net or see our Web site at http://alameda-ca.aauw.net/
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)

Details: For the second year, AAUW Alameda and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda. In April, we feature a reading and conversation with Janet Dawson on her newest release, The Ghost in Roomette Four.

If you would like a book signed by the author, you may purchase it in advance from Books Inc. or your favorite indie bookstore, and bring it with you (release date is April 7), or bring your checkbook or credit card with you to purchase books at the reading.

Look for the event in the “Living Room” near the front entrance. Free and open to the public; please reserve your spot using the tickets link.

About the book:

the ghost in roomette fourIt’s almost midnight on the sleek streamliner known as the California Zephyr, en route from Oakland to Chicago in 1953. Heading for her quarters, Zephyrette Jill McLeod walks through the Silver Gorge Pullman car, and sees something she can’t explain. Is the shimmering light a ghost? Jill doubts the evidence of her own eyes, but soon learns that others have seen the phenomenon, too. Whatever—whoever—is haunting roomette four may be connected to an incident two months earlier, when Jill found the body of a young man there. The verdict on the death was natural causes. Now it looks like the unquiet spirit is pointing to murder.

About the author:

Janet Dawson has written twelve novels featuring Oakland private investigator Jeri Howard, beginning with Kindred Crimes, winner of the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First PI Novel Contest. The book was nominated for Shamus and Anthony awards as well. Water Signs is the most recent book in the series, and she has just started another.

Her California Zephyr historical mysteries feature protagonist Jill McLeod, a Zephyrette, or train hostess, and take place in the early 1950s. The books are Death Rides the Zephyr and Death Deals a Hand and the latest, The Ghost in Roomette Four.

Janet has also written a suspense novel, What You Wish For. Her short stories include Macavity winner “Voice Mail” and Shamus nominee “Slayer Statute.” Her website is at www.janetdawson.com.

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net or see our Web site at http://alameda-ca.aauw.net/
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)


Financial Literacy Workshop for Students

(And their parents)

Wednesday April 18, 2018 12 pm-1:30 pm.
College of Alameda, Building F Student Center
555 Ralph Appezzato Parkway, Alameda CA 94501

Presenters
Penny Washbourn, AAUW: Why women are deeper in debt
Daniel Jew, CFP Edward Jones: Money management simplified
Liliana Rojas, Financial Aid Specialist COA: Common misconceptions
about financial aid
David Vera, MA Financial Aid Counselor U.C. Berkeley: Transferring?
How to afford a Bachelor’s degree
Becky D’Harlingue, MBA: Smart salary negotiation for women and men

Jointly sponsored with AAUW Alameda Branch and College of Alameda Financial Aid Office
Please register www.aauw-financial-literacy-2018.eventbrite.com
For more information contact alameda-ca@aauw.net


Meet the President of the College of Alameda

SAVE THE DATE: AAUW COLLEGE OF ALAMEDA FUNDRAISER Sunday April 22, 2018
Meet The President Of The College of Alameda
Meet Our Scholarship Recipients
Meet Members and Friends over Appetizers
And Beverages 

DATE: April 22, 2018
TIME: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: Girl’s Inc.
1724 Santa Clara Avenue, Alameda
Donation: $25


AAUW Alameda Branch and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present

Alameda Authors Series II

holly brown

photo credit: Yanina Gotsulsky

Holly Brown

on her new book

How Far She’s Come
April 30, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

in the Living Room
Oakmont of Cardinal Point
2431 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda 94501
Reservations requested:
https://hollybrown-aauw2018.eventbrite.com

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net or see our Web site at http://alameda-ca.aauw.net/
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)

Details: For the second year, AAUW Alameda and Oakmont of Cardinal Point present a spring series of talks featuring authors who live and write in Alameda. In April, we feature a reading and conversation with Holly Brown on her new book being published in May, How Far She’s Come.

If you would like to have a book signed by the author, please bring your checkbook to the event to purchase the newest book, How Far She’s Come. You may also buy any of her previously published books in advance at Books Inc. or your favorite indie bookstore to bring with you for signing.

Look for the event in the “Living Room” near the front entrance. Free and open to the public; please reserve your spot using the tickets link

About the book:

From the highly acclaimed author of Don’t Try to Find Me and This is Not Over comes the unforgettable, harrowing story of a young broadcast journalist who discovers a mysterious diary from a female broadcaster in 1991 featuring startling—and frightening—parallels to her own life.

You might be wondering what a diary from 1991 has to do with you. You’re about to find out. Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it…

Twenty-four-year-old Cheyenne Florian has just received her dream job offer. On the strength of a few vlogs, she’s recruited to be the new correspondent on the recently hatched Independent News Network, INN.

With the slogan “Because independent thinking is the only way out,” INN has branded itself as innovative. Yet once Cheyenne joins the INN team, she finds age-old dynamics in play. Some of the female staff resent her meteoric rise, while a number of the men are only too happy to welcome her. Then there’s the diary left for her anonymously, written in 1991 by a female broadcaster named Elyse Rohrbach. The mysterious diary is accompanied by a note, urging Cheyenne to learn from the past. She wants to believe it’s intended as inspiration and friendly advice, or at most, a warning. But as disturbing—and increasingly dangerous—parallels begin to emerge, she starts to wonder if something more sinister is at work.

It’s almost as if someone is engineering the similarities in Cheyenne’s life to match those from Elyse’s past, like she’s a pawn in a very twisted game. But Cheyenne is determined to rewrite the rules and play her own game. Though they’re separated by more than twenty-five years, Elyse and Cheyenne are forced to learn the same lesson: Nothing is more threatening than a woman who doesn’t yet know her own power…

About the author:

Holly Brown is (in no particular order): a novelist, wife, mother, marriage and family therapist, poker enthusiast, resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, lover of some incredibly shameful reality TV, devotee of NPR (she owes a debt of gratitude for inspiring more than one novel), and a believer that people should always be willing to make mistakes and always be the first to apologize for them.

As a writer, she tends to be inspired by contemporary events and phenomena. With her first novel Don’t Try to Find Me, she was intrigued by a real-life story about how a parent’s use of social media helped find a runaway daughter. In A Necessary End, she was compelled by all the maddening hoops that people have to jump through in order to adopt a newborn and what this does to their psychologies and their relationships. This is Not Over is an escalating cat-and-mouse between two women after a house rental goes wrong. She likes to take an emotionally charged situation and then imagine the people within it. That’s where her background in human dynamics comes into play, and where the fun begins.

With How Far She’s Come, her inspiration came from a wholly different source: from the incredibly uninspiring 2016 U.S. presidential election. Donald Trump’s ascension to the highest office in the land after his (on-tape!) brag about groping women raised some disturbing questions about how far women still have to go to achieve not just equality but safety. Yet since she wrote that first draft, she’s been heartened by the surging women’s movement, and she’s thrilled to be part of the conversation and, hopefully, the revolution that will lead to evolution.

Her Website is hollybrownbooks.com.

For more information, please contact AAUW Alameda at alameda-ca@aauw.net or see our Web site at http://alameda-ca.aauw.net/
Event telephone: 510.463.4966 Kevis Brownson (leave message)