OUR NEXT PROGRAM

Dinner: Gender Wage Gap-Does it Exist?

November 5, 2014 — Dinner: Gender Wage Gap-Does it Exist?

Dinner reservation must be received by 11:30 am on Monday, November 3rd.th
After this deadline, only the registration at a coffee/cookie rate will be available.
Registration will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 4th.th

Headlines have declared women are paid 77 cents on every dollar that a man makes. That figure changes as you consider the industry, ethnicity and area of the country.

Does this GAP exist?  Please join us as we hear from these expert panelists, as they share their thoughts and knowledge on this timely issue:

Panelists are

  • Jean Godden, Seattle City Councilperson
  • Teresa Ciabattari, Chair Women Studies-PLU
  • Dorothy E McBride, Author-Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Conflicts and Gender Roles

Moderator:
Amanda Westbrook, TV Tacoma

For the past decade, Ms. Westbrooke has served as host of Tacoma's City Line Television's weekly economic and cultural affairs program. As a natural educator, here, Ms. Westbrooke wafts and weaves local tradition with urban progress. With vast experience in human resources, as a former teacher and curriculum development specialist for First Presbyterian School as Director of Education & Outreach for Tacoma's Little Theatre, and as Strategic Project Manager for Metro Parks, Ms. Westbrooke's virtues were not lost on those who have either worked with her or were led by her.

Ms. Westbrooke, herself, committed to peace, justice, fairness, and progress of all types, was best shown this by her Southern Grandmother, Mary Laila Jones, who created a cooperative garden of mixed race community members in 1966, for ALL people.  "You don't have anything until you give it away" was her mantra.

Jean Godden, Seattle City Councilperson
Many Tacomans and Seattleites remember Jean as an award-winning city columnist, first in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and then for the Seattle Times. Jean is now a council member on the Seattle City Council.   
Last year the City assembled a task force to take an in-depth look at solving the gender pay gap after it was found women make 90 cents for every dollar earned by a male employee at the City. A task force went to work developing a Gender Justice Initiative, which was recently presented to the Mayor and Council Member Jean Godden. 

The task force created a list of solutions to begin work on this problem, and with the Mayor's support the Council can move ahead in implementing some of these initiatives. The Mayor and Councilmember Godden will also introduce a joint resolution to address gender inequities which instructs City Departments to take immediate action. The Gender Pay Equity Committee will spend the rest of the year discussing and taking action on the gender wage gap at the City. For a meeting schedule please visit Councilmember Jean Godden's committee page: click here to read more on this topic


Teresa Ciabattari, Chair Women Studies-PLU
A sociologist, Teresa Ciabattari teaches and writes about contemporary American families. Her work explores how economic, social, and historical conditions contribute to diversity. Ciabattari has published several research articles on men's changing gender ideologies, work-family balance among low-income women, and housework patterns in marriage, remarriage, and cohabitation. She is currently writing a book on the sociology of families. 

Ciabattari earned her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Washington in 2001. Since 2007, she has been a faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University, where she is affiliated with both the Department of Sociology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program.


Dorothy E McBride, Author-Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Conflicts and Gender Roles
Dorothy E McBride has lived in Tacoma for 9 years and is active in the Tacoma Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).  She is professor emeritus of political science at Florida Atlantic University and co-author of the forthcoming Women's Rights in the USA: Policy Conflicts and Gender Roles 5th Ed. With Amy Mazur, she was co-director of the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State (RNGS) and co-author of The Politics of State Feminism: Innovation in Comparative Research (2010). 

Location:
University of Puget Sound
Student Center, Rotunda Room
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA

Parking: complimentary general parking
a) Building #28, Memorial Fieldhouse/Pamplin Sports Center: walk across 11th street
b) Two parking lots available along North Lawrence Street

Dinner agenda:
6:00 Wine and Cheese Social
6:45 Networking buffet dinner served
7:00 Program starts
8:00 Program adjourns

Cost:
Members: $30
Non-members: $35
Non-members: wine/cheese/cookies: $10 

Cancelation policy: No refund will be processed after 11:30 am on Monday, November 3rd.

SAVE THE DATE

Lunch: Dennis Seinfeld Leadership Award

November 19, 2014 — Lunch: Dennis Seinfeld Leadership Award

Luncheon reservation must be received by 2:30 pm on Monday, November 17th.th
After this deadline, only the registration at a coffee/cookie rate will be available.
Registration will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 18thth

 

Click here to download the nomination form
 

Dennis Seinfeld Leadership Award nominations
are due Monday, November 3rd

Ready… Set… GO!

Nomination forms for emerging leaders, movers and shakers in our Tacoma Community are due by November 3rd.  Help celebrate the light and the good that these leaders are bringing to our great community. 

Last year’s City Club Seinfeld Award Winner was Carolyn Othieno, the founder of the nonprofit, COFIA.   COFIA (Circle of Friends in Action) went on to be named by South Sound Magazine as the top nonprofit in the South Puget Sound region.   We are looking to honor the future leaders of Tacoma.   The award will be given during the City Club Luncheon on November 19.

Call Angela Connelly if you have questions:   253-208-7099

 

Location:
Tacoma's Landmark Catering and Convention Center
47 Saint Helens Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

Click here to view driving directions

Parking:
A complimentary parking is available across the Landmark Catering and Convention Center. 

Agenda:
11:30 am - Doors open
11:45 pm - The lunch buffet served
12:10 pm - Program starts
1:15 pm - Program adjourns

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given for cancellations made after 2:30 pm on Monday, November 17th.

SAVE THE DATE

Dinner: Holiday Entertainment

December 3, 2014 — Dinner: Holiday Entertainment

Dinner reservation must be received by 11:30 am on Monday, December 1st.

After this deadline, only the registration at a coffee/cookie rate will be available.
Registration will close at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 2nd. th

Join us as we ring in the holidays with a fabulous evening of food, fun and outstanding musical talent. More musical groups will be added to our line-up!

Marine View Ringers Handbell Choir
Marine View Bells is a fun-loving hand bell choir who create beautiful and unique music. The group started in 1979 when the Cliff and Lena Coon donated a complete set of bells to Marine View Presbyterian Church. Currently, there are members from Marine View Presbyterian, Browns Point Methodist, and Resurrection Lutheran that span all generations. They donate their time to ring out the joy performing around the Puget Sound area.

Leah Elstein
Leah Elstein is the Cantor and Religious Education Director for Temple Beth El in Tacoma Washington.  She has received her Masters in Music Education from Delta State University and Masters of Sacred Music in 2009.  As a soloist for the Temple she loves working with youth and social outreach programs.  She will present a historical view of Hanukkah in story and song.

Brainna Jones
Brainna Jones is currently a Junior at The Tacoma School of the Arts.  She will join Cantor Elstein in the celebration of Hanukkah in song.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees at Temple Beth El and a third grade Hebrew teacher.  She enjoys dancing, singing and playing the guitar.


Location:
University of Puget Sound
Student Center, Rotunda Room
1500 N. Warner Street
Tacoma, WA

Parking: complimentary general parking
a) Building #28, Memorial Fieldhouse/Pamplin Sports Center: walk across 11th street
b) Two parking lots available along North Lawrence Street

Dinner agenda:
6:00 Wine and Cheese Social
6:45 Networking buffet dinner served
7:00 Program starts
8:00 Program adjourns

Cost:
Members: $30
Non-members: $35
Non-members: wine/cheese/cookies: $10 

Cancellation policy: No refund will be processed after 11:30 am on Monday, December 1st.

UPCOMING EVENTS

CONTACT US

City Club of TacomaMariam Anderson, Executive Director

Mailing/Billing Address 2522 N. Proctor Street, MB #497 Tacoma, WA 98406

Phone:
253.279.5931
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Message from President Lisa Dreyer

I am very pleased to have been given the opportunity to be City Club's president for 2014-2015. I look forward to carrying on the fine tradition begun over 30 years ago. I am excited about the growing membership, positive energy and flow of great ideas propelling us forward this year. I will always welcome your ideas and feedback. Thank you for your continued interest in and support of City Club.