Making Democracy Work

LWVO Annual All-City Luncheon 2015

Luncheon, Celebration, and Fundraiser Held at Scottish Rite Center on Lake Merritt

More than a luncheon, more than a fundraiser, this year's annual All-City Luncheon really felt like a celebration! Dr. Sylvia Earle spoke inspiringly about the importance of our oceans.

Read more about the Luncheon and see more photos here!

2015 Luncheon Sylvia Earle
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Marine Biologist, Author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence since 1998

2015 Luncheon John Sutter, Sandy Threlfall, Katherine Gavzy
Making Democracy Work awardee Sandy Threlfall, between EBRPD Board Member John Sutter and Katherine Gavzy

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2015 Luncheon Rose Jellison, Katherine Gavzy, Lori Fogarty
Making Democracy Work awardee Rose Jellison, President of the Oakland Museum Women's Board, Katherine Gavzy, Lori Fogarty

2015 Luncheon Scottish Rite
2015 All-City Luncheon at Scottish Rite Auditorium
LWVO's Annual All-City Luncheon is our major fundraiser each year. As a result of the generosity of our table supporters and other individual ticket buyers, the League is able to complete important projects like Oakland's Easy Voter Guide--printed in English, Spanish, and Chinese--and distribute it at no cost to Oakland voters.

The League's Making Democracy Work awards were given to Sandy Threlfall, Executive Director of Waterfront Action, as well as the Oakland Museum Women's Board, which for 50 years has provided funding for our wonderful Oakland Museum of California. This award was accepted by Board President Rose Jellison.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee honored our MDW awardees with Certificates of Special Congressional Recognition.

2015 Luncheon Scottish Rite
2015 All-City Luncheon at Scottish Rite Auditorium

2015 Luncheon Dale Marie Golden and Torrey Pines table
Dale Marie Golden and guests at the Torrey Pines table

2015 Luncheon Samuel Merritt University Students
Guests from Samuel Merritt University

2015 Luncheon Oakland Museum Board
Guests from Oakland Museum Women's Board

Oakland Vice Mayor Rebecca Kaplan, City Councilwoman At Large

2015 Luncheon Oakland Rotary Club Table
Guests from Oakland Rotary Club table

2015 Luncheon
Louise Rothman-Riemer, Richelle Lieberman, and Annalee Allen


2015 Luncheon
Ernestine Nettles, Cheryl Perry League and Spencer Gillette

2015 luncheon OUSD Administrators Table
Oakland Unified School District officials and United Administrators of Oakland Schools

2015 Luncheon Piedmont and Grand Lake Gardens Table
Guests from the Piedmont Gardens/Grand Lake Gardens table

Gloria Curling and guests from the Charles Schwab table

Katherine Gavzy, Councilmember Abel Guillen, and Natasha Middleton

2015 Luncheon Treasure Island Job Corps Table
Guests from Treasure Island Job Corps Program

2015 Luncheon LWV Piedmont Table
LWV Piedmont members and friends