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******Housing Committee Meeting correction*****
  • MONDAY  December 3, 7:30-10 PM,
  • This is a correction from last eblast.
  • see more information below
Challenges to Political Stability in Iran
  • 12/05/2018 from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
  • Los Altos Youth Center, 1 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos
  • Registration needed: No  
Abbas Milani, the Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University will address challenges to political stability in Iran. The event is sponsored by the Peninsula Chapter of World Affairs and the Los Altos Public Library; it is free and open to the public.

Iran is in the throes of political, economic, cultural, and regional challenges. Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president, is contending with economic protests, anger over endemic corruption and calls from Iran's hard line factions for resignations in his government. Additionally, tensions with the United States over nuclear negotiations have continued to sour, resulting in a number of US sanctions targeted at Iran’s financial lifeline—oil sales. Whether and how the regime can cope with these challenges will have far-reaching geo-strategic ramifications not just for Iran and the Middle East region, but the world. Dr. Milani will explain and explore these challenges and their potential consequences.  
Contact for more information: peninsula@worldaffairs.org  

League Transformation What will the League look like in its next century? What can we do now to assure the continued relevance and visibility of the League of Women Voters? Helen Hutchison, LWVC President, will discuss the actions the League is taking, nationally and statewide, to meet the challenges of the future.
Over the past two years, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the League's founding, national and state leaders have engaged in a process of self-reflection, environmental scanning, hard discussions, and tough decisions related to the continued relevance and health of the League network. LWVUS has published a "Transformation Roadmap" that includes specific action steps to be implemented. It is a synthesis of many threads of work, including input from Leagues across the country, interviews with internal and external stakeholders, review of the larger nonprofit environment and the professional expertise of consulting firms. See http://www.lwvgt.org/files/LWV_Transformation_Roadmap_1.8.17_rev.pdf

Contact for more information: m.shovlin@comcast.net 

Program Planning ****** Annual Event
  • Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:45am – 1:30pm
  • Home of Alice Loughry
  • 9:45 am Check-in
    10:00 am to 12:30 pm Program Planning
    12:30 pm to 1:30 pm Soup Social Lunch
  • RSVP to Carol at rkuiper@earthlink.net or 650-941-8190
All members are invited to Program Planning where members discuss what we want to focus on next year. Some have suggested that we work on the 2020 Census. Is there something we should study? Come have your say!
   


Upcoming Ongoing Committee, Team and Board Meetings

Board Meeting
Housing Committee Meeting
  • MONDAY  December 3, 7:30-10 PM, This is a correction from last eblast.
  • Contact Sue Russell daveandsuerussell@sbcglobal.net for monthly location and agenda information.
Our chapter's Housing Committee regular meeting is the second Thursday of the month.  The committee works locally in Mountain View and Los Altos to promote more Below Market Rate units and other city zoning and commercial development policies that increase affordable housing.
 
Voter Services Committee
  • Thursday Jan 24, 2019, 2 PM
We are postponing meetings because of holidays. We will be working on a training program for a Voter Registration Program. The purpose will be to train ourselves to be prepared for the 2020 Presidential election cycle. Contact me if you want additional information.
 
Contact if questions: Vicki at Vgilfix2@gmail.com

Book Club
  • Jaunuary 19, 2019  from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (later due to Women's March)
  • Home of Marie Young
  • Registration needed: No  
Reading: Melting Pot or Civil War: A Son of Immigrants Makes the Case Against Open Borders by Reihan Salam.
All members are welcome. Bring a friend.  
Contact for more information: sgraham@batnet.com  
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