First WISPPA Meeting of the Year

Agenda for WISPPA's fist meeting of 2019

Our first WISPPA meeting of the year will be this Saturday, January 12 at 9:30 a.m. We hope you can join us for this very important meeting. (Conversation and refreshments at 9:00). See attached agenda.
We are very pleased that our South Pasadena City Manager, Stephanie DeWolfe, will join us for a one on one conversation with WISPPA Vice President, Ellen Wood. Ellen will be asking Ms. DeWolfe questions on issues raised by our members and of general interest to South Pasadena residents. We are looking forward to new insight and understanding of our City’s inner workings. There will be time for audience Q&A as well.
We will also be having a very important conversation and vote on changing the name of WISPPA to “Women Involved in South Pasadena Public Action”. The WISPPA board would like to change the name for the following reasons:
The word “public” is more encompassing than “political”.
o “Public” addresses the large part of our mission which is to offer opinions and advocate for positions concerning the well-being of the City of South Pasadena, and to provide information to the electorate regarding City Council candidates and city issues.
o “Public” addresses the encouragement of women to serve on commissions which are not political.
o “Public” addresses WISPPA’s mission to push for accountability, integrity and transparency in our city government
o “Public” does not preclude our mission to encourage well qualified candidates to run for office.
“Political” has negative connotations that discourages new members


January 12, 2019


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9:00 a.m. Conversation & Refreshments

9:30 a.m. Business Meeting

11:00 Adjournment


MEETING LOCATION:  South Pasadena Senior Center 1102 Oxley Street


  1. Call to Order (9:30)


  1. Introduction of New or Prospective Members and Guests (9:30)


  • Approval of Minutes from Nov. 3, 2018


  1. Homeless kits: South Pasadena Police/Ellen Daigle (9:35)


  1. Speaker: Conversation with the South Pasadena City Manager Stephanie DeWolfe (9:40)  Ellen Wood


  • Old Business
    1. None


  • New Business (10:40)


  1. Leo Politi Exhibit – Ellen Daigle
  2. Change in WISPPA name from Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action to Women Involved in South Pasadena Public Action


  • Reports (10:55)
    1. WISPPA Board Report – Betty Emirhanian



  1. Membership Comments, Announcements and Adjournment (11:00)

Next Meeting:  Saturday, February 2 Community Connections – The Natural Environment