Throughout the year, we hold many events, from community-wide receptions and candidate fund raisers to members-only events and board meetings. We also post events that SBWPC does not sponsor, but may be of interest to our members.

List of Upcoming Events (details see below…)

March 29, 2018: Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power©Co-Sponsored Events
April 7, 2018: “Run Like a Woman”: A Workshop and Primer for Women Seeking Electoral OfficeSBWPC Events
April 12, 2018: FriendraiserSBWPC Events


Regularly scheduled board / committee meetings, please see here.


Upcoming Events

Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power©

March 29, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Co-Sponsored Events

Just the Beginning: A Century of Women’s Political Power©

A special event co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara & the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee

When:   Thursday, March 29, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Where:   Santa Barbara Winery Tasting Room, 202 Anacapa Street

Cost:  $20 in advance/at the door (drink ticket) or $250 Producer (drink ticket plus recognition).  See Flyer


JUST THE BEGINNING is a feature length documentary film exploring the past, present and future of women’s political power through the lens of the 100-year history of the League of Women Voters and allied groups. In 1920, winning the right to vote with the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution was just the beginning for women as agents of political power. These are the hidden stories of what came next and what’s at stake today.

You will get a sneak preview of the work in progress while enjoying a variety of wines by the glass, non-alcoholic beverages and delicious appetizers in the historic barrel room.    There will also be a chance to become a producer of the film, including an auction to raise funds to help complete the documentary.  A portion of the funds raised will be donated to SBWPC’s project “A Seat at the Table: A Fund for a Feminist Future”  whose goal is to promote progressive, feminist political involvement.




“Run Like a Woman”: A Workshop and Primer for Women Seeking Electoral Office

April 7, 2018, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
SBWPC Events


“Run Like a Woman”:

A Workshop and Primer for Women Seeking Electoral Office



When:             Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 Where:            High Sierra Grill, 521 Firestone Road, Goleta, CA 93117


Women are running in 2018 and beyond! To be among these brave and motivated women, join us for an interactive workshop designed to present key information about what it takes to run an effective campaign in 2018, 2019 or 2020.

“Run Like a Woman,” a workshop now in its third year, will demystify the process of running for office by providing the latest strategies and tools available to local candidates. Topics include: Getting Ready to Run; Making a Plan; Crafting a Compelling Message; How to get Endorsements; and The Role of Social Media. Learn from powerful campaign strategists and current and past elected officials. A question and answer session will follow.

Speakers and Facilitators:

Monique Limón, California Assembly, District 37

Helene Schneider, Former Mayor, City of Santa Barbara

Paula Perotte, Mayor, City of Goleta

Kristen Sneddon, City Councilmember, City of Santa Barbara

Lauren Hanson, Director, Goleta Water District

Suzy Cawthon, Director, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District

Luz Reyes-Martin, Trustee, Goleta Union School District

Wendy Sims-Moten, Board member, Santa Barbara Unified School District

Kate Parker, Board President, Santa Barbara Unified School District

Gina Fischer, District Representative, Santa Barbara County, 3rd District

Mary Rose, Mary Rose and Associates




April 12, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SBWPC Events


When:   April 12, 2018

Where:  Jill’s Place, 632 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara

Appetizers compliment of the SBWPC’s Membership Committee, no host bar