Our May 1st meeting is our “Women’s Symposium” featuring speakers from several organizations in the Anchorage area servicing and working with women and families. Hilary Morgan will speak for the YWCA, Turner Vail will represent the AWAIC shelter, Shelia Parker will speak for Covenant House, and Margaret Duggan will talk to us about the WIC program. There are so many women who could use our support and “political action” on their behalf. Please come and share your ideas about how we can be a solution to some of the challenges facing women and children in our community. It’s up to us to get involved! A light supper will be available for a donation at 5:30, and the meeting will start at 6:00 PM. We would love a big group to make a difference!
Congratulations to the endorsed and supported candidates who were successful in this week’s Assembly and School Board races. All of the candidates we supported and endorsed won! We are so happy for Bettye Davis, Eric Croft, Paul Honeman, and Tim Steele for their fine showing! We are even happier that they are now in a position to support causes that advocate for women and women’s issues in the schools and in our city. Way to go!
Our monthly meeting on April 3rd will feature a program on the Alaska Veterans Organization for Women, newly founded in Alaska in partnership with the Alaska Veterans Foundation. Vanessa Meade will be our guest speaker and will address the needs of Alaska’s women veterans. It promises to be a very enlightening and valuable presentation, and we look forward to many questions about the many pressing issues facing women in the military today from our audience. We will be meeting at Centerpoint Building, 3801 Centerpointe Drive. Light supper will be offered at 5:30 and the program will start at 6:00 PM.
At our March 6th meeting, the members unanimously approved the Endorsement Committee report and have put forward our slate of recommended candidates for the April 2013 municipal election. We urge all of you to support and help as much as you can to get these outstanding candidates elected.
Recommendations for Assembly Seats:
Dist. 2 – Seat A : no recommendations
Dist. 3- Seat D: no recommendations
Dist. 3- Seat E: Tim Steele
Dist. 4 – Seat H : Paul Honeman
Dist. 6 – Seat J: no recommendations
Recommendations for School Board
Seat A: Bettye Davis
Seat B: Eric Croft
Our endorsement meeting for the five candidates who have signed our baseline, will be March 6, 2013, from 5:30-7:00 PM. Following light snacks, our candidates will introduce themselves and tell us about their campaigns. In addition to this, Paul Honeman, who is running unopposed, will fill us in on the issues before the Assembly right now! Miriam Laudau from Planned Parenthood, will also be on hand to bring us up to date on the attacks on women in our state from the Alaska Legislature in Juneau. These are important issues for us! We need all your help and support right now!!
Meet us at the Centerpoint Building, 3801 Centerpointe Drive on Weds.! We are looking forward to a positive and productive meeting!
ALASKA WOMEN for POLITICAL ACTION
AWPA (formerly known as AWPC) Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 9, 2013 • 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
The Bridge Restaurant Anchorage
$50 members, $60 non-members, includes buffet, speaker, silent and live auctions, and great networking!
Coffee and dessert is available for $10.
“Bella vs Pebble”
a speech by
Bella Hammond, former First Lady of the State of Alaska, political activist and set- net fisherperson
The AWPA Annual Meeting will also feature a silent auction.
Auction items in the past have included gift baskets, artwork by well known artists, nice jewelry, and meals with notable local politicians.
All proceeds will support women candidates and AWPA’s operations.
Call Karen Hansen at her office 272-7587 with auction items by thurs, Feb. 7th.
Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 11:45, our program and auction, and ends with the annual business meeting.
Business agenda items include the election of officers for 2013 and announcements of future plans.
Contact Karen Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org
or leave a message at 272-7587
and tell us how many seats to reserve.
Pay at the door on February 9th.
This is also a great time to renew your membership!
We look forward to seeing YOU at the Annual Meeting!
The AWPA Annual meeting is coming up on Saturday, February 9th at 11:00 a.m.. Please reserve this time on your calendar.
Specific info will be sent to you very soon.
In the meantime, if you have any items for the auctions, please call Karen Hansen’s office at 272-7587 to arrange to drop them off.