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Centennial Celebration

June 13, 2024, 6 pm to 8 pm
The Camron-Stanford House
1418 Lakeside Drive,
Oakland, California

For 100 years, the League has been a nonpartisan voice raised to call out the importance of voting access and voter education and to advocate for inclusion, transparency and accountability. Our Centennial Celebration will be our primary 2024 fundraiser as we call on friends and supporters both to celebrate and recommit to our mission of making democracy work.


The 2024 Making Democracy Work Award will be presented to The OaklandsideTasneem Raja, Editor-in-Chief will be accepting the award on their behalf at the event.

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Tasneem Raja

We will also honor Bonnie Hamlin and Ernestine Nettles for their exemplary service to the League over many years and continuing today.

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Bonnie Hamlin


Ernestine Nettles

Please consider making a special donation to commemorate our 100 years and support our celebration. For example, here are some donations to consider and what it could support:

  • 100 dimes ($10) pays for printing 100 Oakland Easy Voter Guides. 

  • 100 quarters ($25) pays for 300 Vote411 bookmarks.

  • 100 dollars ($100) pays for one-month of a high school communications internship.

Our event is sold out and tickets are not available. Please consider a donation to the LWVO. Thank you to our League members and the community for your support!

Thank You to Our
Business Sponsors
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Bell Investment Advisors
Clifford Moss
Theresa Nelson & Associates
Thank You to Our
Individual Sponsors
Patricia and Robert Raburn
Louise Rothman-Reimer and Davis Reimer
Joanne Casey
Bonnie and Earl Hamlin
Deborah and Stephen Shefler
Meg and Larry Bowerman
Brooke Levin
Ruth Stroup
Louise Anderson and
Jafar Zaidi
Terry Kulka
Anna Mathai and
Rod Simmons
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Please click on the image above to see highlights from our first 100 years.


Q: Can I still buy tickets?

A: Unfortunately, our event is sold out and tickets are not available. Tickets will not be available at the door on the day of  the event.

Q: What are the parking options for the event?

A: We encourage attendees to carpool to the event. While parking at the Camron-Stanford House is not available, there are several parking options:

  • The LWVO has arranged for free parking at a nearby parking lot: Douglas Parking 1309 Madison, Oakland

  • The Lake Chalet restaurant next door offers valet parking 

  • Limited street parking near the venue

Q: Is the event inside the Camron-Stanford House?

A: No, our event is entirely outside in the beautiful garden and veranda overlooking Lake Merritt. Please enter on the north side of the house facing the Lake Chalet restaurant.

Q: Is there a recommendation for attire?

A: Since we will be outside in the evening, we suggest attendees plan for possible cool weather. Also, attendees will be walking on the lawn, so be sure to wear suitable shoes.

Q: Is the location wheelchair accessible?

A: Yes, the program and main activities of the celebration will be in the back garden of the Camron-Stanford House which is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, the veranda where the LWVO History Project will be displayed is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact us if you have questions about accessibility.

Q: Can I bring children to the event?

A: Teens interested in learning about the League and supporting our work are welcome, but this event is not suitable for young children. Please note, all attendees need a ticket to attend.

Q: What food and beverages will be served at the event?

A: A delicious array of savory and sweet finger foods will be served. We’ll offer wine and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages.

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