NEWSLETTER ~ January, 2018
Come and celebrate the New Year!
at our

Saturday, January 20, 2018 DWCCV  
Champagne Brunch Meeting

(please click "show images" to see the images and special 
Save the Date flyer)
Grand Kick-off of the 2018 Election Season!
Help us Elect Democrats to Office
Celebrate the Commemoration
of the Historic Women's March
January 21, 2017

We must continue the RESISTANCE!
and YOUR PARTICIPATION is vitally important now more than ever!

Champagne  Brunch  
Saturday, January 20, 2018 - from 9:30 - 11:30 AM
Boccaccio's Restaurant 
32123 Lindero Canyon Road, #104, Westlake Village, CA 91361 
  (directions click here) 
Cost $25 - general admission or
$20 for   Premier Members
Do us a wonderful favor and pre-pay via ActBlue online at: 
ontact: Carol Keavney - President: 805-498-7262 (H); 805-469-2192  
Welcome Eleni Kounalakis
Democratic Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor
Eleni Kounalakis is a California businesswoman, Democratic Party activist,  
a wife and the mother of two teenage sons, and the former U.S. Ambassador  
to Hungary under President Barack Obama. Eleni was raised the proud  
daughter of an immigrant father who started out as a farmworker, and she believes in the values of hard work, education and political activism.
She is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Madam Ambassador,  
Three Years of Diplomacy, Dinner Parties and Democracy in Budapest,
published in 2015 by The New Press.
Passionate about early childhood development, she served on California's  
First 5 Commission and the  
California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. She was appointed  
by Mayor Ed Lee to the San Francisco Port Commission, and currently  
chairs the California Advisory Council for International Trade and  
We are also celebrating the  
Installation of our 2018 Officers!
by our Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin!  
Jacqui was first elected to the Assembly in 2014 after serving  
10 years on  the Thousand Oaks City Council,  
including two stints as Mayor. 
She was the first Democrat elected in Thousand Oaks in many years.
Democratic Women's Council of the Conejo Valley
2018 Officers
President - Carol "C.J." Keavney
Founding President - Mary Kay Donahoe
Vice President - Laurie Alban
Treasurer - Michele Vivirito
Recording Secretary - Barbara Skala
Corresponding Secretary -  Jody Avery-Smith
 PLEASE JOIN US January 20, at 9:30 AM TIL 11:30AM!

Chance to win a
Celebrate The Birthday of Martin Luther King  
by participating in the Oxnard Freedom March ! 
Ventura County's 32nd Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 8 AM to 12 Noon
Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, CA 93030
  The 32nd annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., birthday celebration will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 9 a.m. in the Oxnard Room of the Oxnard Performing  
Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way.  
This year's theme is "We Must Lift Our Voices,  
Reclaim Our Time and Win With Unity".
Admission includes refreshments, and entry
to the celebration and vendor exhibits.

The day will begin with a Freedom March from Plaza Park at Fifth and "C" Streets. Community members, elected officials, and spiritual leaders will assemble at the park  
for prayer at 8 a.m.; the march will begin at 8:15 a.m. and then proceed to the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.  
Transportation is available to Plaza Park from the  
Performing Arts Center parking lot for the march only.
The program will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature youth speakers, scripture readings, and musical selections by the MLK Community Choir directed by Dr. Angela Timmons.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gaye Theresa Johnson, Professor of African American Studies and Chicana and Chicano Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Join now
Funding DWCCV 2018 Scholarships
for Young Women !

Join the DWCCV

Many visitors to our monthly brunches decide to join the group, either through the regular membership or Premier membership. Proceeds we raise through the year go toward funding our group, but our profits go directly into the Scholarship Fund!

This will be our 9th year of sponsoring young Conejo Valley graduating senior young women with scholarships ranging from $500 - $1000 each. We have awarded nearly $34,000, to date, and are looking forward to 2018's scholarship contest! Many of these young women have gone on to graduate college and enter their adult lives in public service, teaching, medicine, politics, finance, etc

There are two tiers of membership:

Regular Membership: $25 per year, and each brunch is $25.00
Premier Membership: $99 per year, each brunch is just $20.00, and you'll get a custom name badge and name in our Scholarship program!

Please go online through ActBlue and become a member.


Become a new member. The members' dues help us support Democrats and fund the Fran Pavley Scholarship for Empowering Young Women.  Here's a link to ActBlue for paying dues :