Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2014

The Rosies are finally off to Washington DC to get a "real hug" from Vice President Joe Biden.

The six elderly women from the Bay Area were sent off in style, with Virgin America rolling out the red carpet and donating premium cabin seats for their trip.

Published in In The News

To anyone who knows Phyllis Gould, it's no surprise that at age 92 she's making news. As a woman who's lived her life with fierce independence and fearlessness, her persistence in gaining recognition in the White House for female World War II defense workers is merely her latest exploit.

Gould is the organizer of a week-long trip to Washington, D.C., for a group of California "Rosie the Riveters," beginning this Saturday.

Published in In The News

AFTER WRITING LETTERS to the White House for many years, Phyllis Gould of Fairfax and four other Rosie the Riveters are set to fly Saturday to Washington, D.C. to meet Vice President Joe Biden.

Gould, 92, worked as a welder at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II and has been writing letters since 2008 petitioning elected officials to recognize the contributions of Rosies such as herself. Biden invited the Rosies to the White House in October. The visit was made possible by a fundraising campaign that began late last year.

Published in In The News

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Save the Date! The 2019 Annual Dinner will be Saturday April 6, 2019. 

Sponsor a Table Now

The Rosie the Riveter Trust Board of Directors invites you to attend Stories to Inspire--Honoring the Past, Forging the Future, our Annual Benefit Dinner 2019. This event will honor living Rosies and other home front workers who transformed American industry, society and culture, and help raise funds for our youth programs. Enjoy a special evening to benefit programs of the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

Join us at El Cerrito’s historic Berkeley Country Club on Saturday April 6, 2019, to enjoy a special homage to the stories and people who inspired a nation and the future generations. Meet our special guest Jonathan Jarvis, former National Park Services Director, who now leads the Institute for Parks, People and Biodiversity at U.C. Berkeley, and crafted Every Kid in a Park, which has increased access to national parks for youngsters from every background, and their families. Help us honor the courage and dedication of WWII Rosies, and raise funds to inspire new generations with vital historical knowledge and a 21st Century “We Can Do It” spirit.

Event Information: 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
Berkeley Country Club
7901 Cutting Boulevard, El Cerrito, CA 94530
5:30 pm - Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 pm - Dinner and Program
Dress code: Business casual - 40's wear encouraged

To sponsor, please contact Marsha Mather-Thrift at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out the online form

Sponors from 2018 Dinner 


Republic Services International Brotherhood of Boilermakers logo  Kaiser Permanente


Published in Annual Benefit Dinner

RICHMOND — Fundraising efforts have begun in earnest to send five women — including one from Fairfax — who served as defense workers in World War II to Washington, D.C., in April to meet Vice President Joe Biden.

The invitation was extended by Biden in a personal phone call in October after an extended letter-writing campaign of several years by Phyllis Gould, 92, a Fairfax resident who worked at the Kaiser Richmond shipyards during World War II.

Published in In The News

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Published in Join Our Team

RICHMOND -- They came to this city's national park from as far as Georgia and Germany, ages ranging from 4 to 83.

The draw was a rare Bay Area treasure, a government worker made famous by a government shutdown.

Published in In The News

More info coming soon.

Published in Teacher Resources

We Can Do It…Today!

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Youth & School Programs

The "We Can Do It" attitude that pervades Home Front history inspires Richmond youth to new heights. Help us to develop new programs for schoolchildren and a transportation fund for schools in need.


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Preserving History

Richmond contains more intact WWII Home Front sites than any other place in the U.S. Visitors can explore a wealth of sites that bring the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front history alive across the cityscape.


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Visitor Education Center

Visiting the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, the Rosie Memorial and all Richmond City public parks is all FREE! See driving directions, hours of operation, park maps, and more.


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Support Us

Support our work to inspire generations with the stories of the WWII Home Front. Your gifts help complete major projects and offer programs to school children. Become a member, donate, or volunteer.


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