Membership Committee

Membership Committee

Membership Committee Goals:  2020-2021

The Committee staffs the membership table at community events and conducts outreach activities to attract new members and promote engagement. It also manages the membership database, assists in the membership renewal process, and monitors League membership publications, such as the Member Handbook and the Join Us brochure to ensure they’re up-to-date. Specific procedures for these activities are in the Appendices A-H of the Membership Procedure Manual,which also includes job descriptions.  

League organizational chart

1. Diversify the LWVO membership to become more reflective of the City of Oakland.  Using our research report, Towards Broader, Stronger Community Bonds (June 2019,  Research Committee Demographic Data Report), we are identifying gaps in our membership and developing a strategy to address them. 
 
2. Improve membership recruitment and outreach materials.  A new membership brochure is now available. 
 
3. Improve on and expand our current activities to welcome, orient, mentorand retain new members. The idea is to increase the number of members who actively participate in the organization and are willing to assume leadership roles.
 
4. Continue outreach by:
  • Partnering with the Voter Service, Action and Communications committees
  • Identifying community events where LWVO want a presence
  • Holding social activities to attract new members
  • Using League logo apparel and tote bags to raise the League’s community visibility
5.  Welcome and retain new members by:
  • Holding welcome gatherings three times a year
  • Contacting members after events to do informal surveys about what they liked and to gauge how involved they want to be
  • Conducting a new member orientation twice a year

6. Streamline Committee Administration (e.g., developing a less complicated renewal process)

How to access Membership Materials

Please join us!  We meet virtually on the 3rd Monday each month at 5:30 pm.

Contact either Co-chair:    Meg Bowerman:  megbowerman [at] gmail.com ()  or Carolyn Devol:     carolyndevol510 [at] gmail.com

 

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Oakland As insignia
Event Date: 
Aug 14 2018 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Oakland Coliseum

Go A's! Join Oakland League for a summer evening ballgame at the Oakland Coliseum--7pm, Tuesday, August 14th--a "free parking Tuesday", as the Oakland Athletics host the Seattle Mariners. The per ticket price is $15 (discounted from $27).

Poster for Birthright Movie
Event Date: 
Apr 28 2018 - 3:00pm
Event location: 

New Parkway Theater

Reproductive rights in the US--going, going, gone? Although we are all knowledgeable about the attack on reproductive justice, this film provides unexpected information and will be enlightening.

Event Date: 
May 21 2018 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

TBD

All are welcome! Contact Chair Phyllis White-Ayunruoh at membership [at] lwvoakland.org for details.

Event Date: 
Apr 16 2018 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

TBD

All are welcome! Contact Chair Phyllis White-Ayunruoh at membership [at] lwvoakland.org for details.

Event Date: 
Mar 19 2018 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

TBD

All are welcome! Contact Chair Phyllis White-Ayunruoh at membership [at] lwvoakland.org for details.

image of wine and cheese
Event Date: 
Mar 2 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm
Event location: 

Portal Restaurant

Join LWVO for Happy Hour at Portal Restaurant ! We'll host the hors d'oeuvres and snacks. No host for drinks. Questions? Contact Madeleine Nelson at 510.367.1817.

Event Date: 
Nov 18 2017 - 1:00am
Event location: 

Tribune Tavern

Join LWVO for Happy Hour at an Oakland institution - Tribune Tavern! We'll host the hors d'oeuvres and snacks. Look for us outside (no rain) or in the backroom. No host for drinks.  Questions?

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