Making Democracy Work

2013 Calendar

Date & Time        Place        Description
Monday, January 7, 2013
UOP: William Albright Lecture Auditorium of the Wendell Phillips Center at the intersection of Stadium/Dave Brubeck Way at N.Kensington Way. Applicant Forum for Susan Eggman's Spot on Stockton City Council. The League, along with the North Victory Park Neighborhood Watch Group and UOP's Jacoby Center is sponsoring an Applicant Forum for the 14 individuals who have applied to be appointed to Susan Eggman's vacated spot on the Stockton City Council.

Details at our Facebook page

Thursday, January 10, 2013
  Board Meeting.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9:30am for coffee and refreshments; 10am-noon program planning
At a member's home. Local Program Planning Meeting. This annual event is critically important as we brainstorm and then narrow our focus to the topics we wish to learn more about during the next League year. This planning allows us to determine activities, speakers, and other events related to our identified topics. It's important to have the input of many members so that we get the broadest representation of interests to consider.

All members are encouraged to attend. You are also encouraged to bring a friend who might not currently be a League member, but who might consider membership and wishes to know more about how the League functions locally

Saturday, February 9, 2013
9:00am - 12:30pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
2737 Pacific Avenue.
Stockton, CA 95204
Initiative and Referendum Study.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Marie Callender's
2628 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Board Meeting. Moved so as not to interfere with Valentine's Day.
Friday, February 15, 2013
  Susan B. Anthony Dinner.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9:30am for coffee and refreshments; 10am-noon presentation
Mental Health Center Building
1212 N. California St
Stockton, CA 95202
Mental Health Issues in San Joaquin County & Gun Violence Questions re Mental Illness. Presented by Mr. Vic Singh, San Joaquin County Director of Behavioral Health Care Services. This speaker and topic comes from our interest in how agencies are coping with loss of revenue from redevelopment funds, and from the current national concern on gun accessibility. Mr. Singh is a knowledgeable and interesting speaker. The location will be in Conference Room A of the Mental Health Center Building at 1212 N. California St. Parking is available directly in front. The driveway entrance is second from Harding on California. Bring a friend and become informed.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Marie Callender's
2628 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Board Meeting.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Marie Callender's
2628 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Board Meeting.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Marie Callender's
2628 West March Lane
Stockton, CA 95207
Board Meeting.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
  Impact of Immigration. Speakers from various ethnic groups in San Joaquin County regarding voting, plans for citizenship, goals for young adults, etc.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Stockton Hilton
2323 Grand Canal Blvd
Stockton, CA 95207
Annual Meeting. The cost is $35.00 and there will be a no-host bar.

Our speaker for this year's Annual Meeting is Susan Eggman, Assembly member for District 13, which is one of the local, new districts created by the Redistricting Commission. Ms. Eggman was elected in November to the Assembly after serving 6 years on the Stockton City Council. We are looking forward to important information that evening about state issues and especially from the perspective of our own first-time legislator.

Joining Susan Eggman will be David Siders, Sacramento Bee political reporter and Stockton resident.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Delicato Winery
12001 Highway 99 Frontage Rd
Manteca, CA 95336
Kickoff Meeting. Join us for wine tasting.

The speaker for the program is Pamm Larry, the founder of Label GMOs, a movement she initiated in January 2011 to get an initiative, Proposition 37, on the November 2012 ballot. Described by the Huffington Post as a "farmer, midwife, businesswoman and a gutsy grandmother of three," Larry educated herself about the long-term human and environmental effects of genetically modified organisms. Then she assembled like-minded people and led the push for labeling to let people know what is in the food we eat.