NPS hosts the opening of the new temporary exhibit: "Art and Volunteerism Collide: San Francisco’s AWVS Wartime Canteens"
In 1944, San Francisco artist, Antonio Sotomayor, painted a series of watercolors for his friend, Lottie Hall Huenergardt, to document Lottie's efforts to create and organize some of California’s first canteens to provide food service for those in need. Lottie embraced the volunteer spirit that spread across the American Home Front during World War II as an active member of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS). The AWVS was the largest women’s volunteer service and organized nursery schools for working mothers, sent care packages to the soldiers fighting overseas, delivered messages, drove ambulances, sold war bonds, fought fires, and ran canteens. The exhibit features reproductions of the watercolors Antonio Sotomayor painted to trace Lottie’s efforts and the work of the AWVS. to create and organize the California’s first AWVS canteens.
There are few people who have captured American hearts and minds as much as legendary Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin!
Rosie The Riveter Trust is producing a broadcast-quality 30-minute film on the life and experiences of Ranger Betty -- To help us reach this goal the East Bay Fund for Artists at the East Bay Community Foundation has offered to match all gifts up to $8,000!
Thanks to the generosity of the East Bay Fund for Artists, and supporters like you, we hope to seize this opportunity to educate and inspire thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. The Rosie the Riveter WWII/ Home Front National Historical Park is the only national park dedicated to telling the stories of the ordinary, extraordinary people who came together during WWII.
Will you help us meet our goal by donating? Your gift of $100, $250, $50 or $500 will help us meet our match and enable us to preserve this and other important legacies of Home Front life!
P.S. We want to preserve this important legacy on film for generations to come and time is running out. Please contribute NOW to help us meet our challenge by July 15th!
Good food, fine wine, wonderful people, spectacular bay views from way up in the Richmond hills, uniquely entertaining entertainment, short speeches about big accomplishments. And did we mention the wonderful people?
That about summons up the April 18th tenth Annual Benefit Dinner for the Rosie the Riveter Trust, held at the grand old Mira Vista Country Club (which, according to Kaiser historian Lincoln Cushing almost become a temporary shipyard workers’ hospital back in1942).
As usual, the no-host bar was doing a booming business as guests crowded up to the bar, then drifted off to survey, appraise, and bid on a vast and enticing assortment of culinary, gustatory, and artistic product and services at the silent auction next door. Representatives from Napa’s Trefethen Winery, which provided the evenings’ fine wines, was pouring free tastings for those who weren’t too busy shooting “We Can Do It” selfies with a number of World War II Rosies or chatting with NPS staffers.
Rosie Trust will be participating again in
From 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Thursday, May 4!
East Bay Gives, sponsored by The East Bay Community Foundation, is a great day of online giving made easy.
Rosie Trust is producing a documentary film about legendary Park Ranger, Betty Reid Soskin. Your gift will directly support this important project. To help us reach our goal a generous donor has offered to match all gifts up to $8,000!
How you can help on May 4th:
Warren Harber is the Vice President of Finance for National Financial Systems for Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals. He has been with KPH/HP since 2010. In this capacity, Warren is responsible for the oversight and governance of Kaiser Permanente’s Oracle/PeopleSoft ERP system (OneLink) with over 200,000 users as well as related ancillary financial systems. He leads KP’s Finance System investment and support strategy and helps guide Kaiser Permanente toward increased productivity while ultimately supporting Kaiser Permanente’s mission of quality and affordable healthcare to over 10 million members.
His focus throughout his career has been on the value of productivity, efficiency and compliance. Drawing on his diverse experience in financial risk, technical accounting, operational process, and organizational effectiveness, he continues to build upon KP’s strong systems orientation by coordinating and effectively aligning KP’s financial systems.
From 2010 through 2014, Warren was responsible for Kaiser Permanente’s Sarbanes-Oxley Program and for compliance with NAIC’s Model Audit Rule both of which mandate management’s oversight and assessment of financial reporting controls.
Prior to joining KP, Warren led Cisco Systems’ Global SOX Program Management Office in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. He also developed and led the revenue recognition strategy via Quote-to-Cash Operations and continuous improvement areas focused on effective financial risk strategies and systems planning across Cisco’s revenue process.
From 2001 to 2007, Warren was the Director of Finance and Sales Controller for Phillips Medical Systems, NA a $3.4 billion division of Philips Electronics NV supporting a $400m budget for product sales and oversaw the North American shared services operations for order-to-cash processes.
Prior to Phillips, Warren has held a broad range of leadership positions in financial risk, M&A, and financial operations in domestic and global organizations in semiconductor, advertising, and international transportation industries.
Warren holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master of business administration degree from the University of Southern California.
RICHMOND — This coming Tuesday, March 21, is officially the first ever American Rosie the Riveter Day, a nationwide observance honoring the women who worked in defense roles on the World War II home front, breaking barriers and reshaping the modern workforce. The national recognition will be marked locally at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park visitors center, 1414 Harbour Way South with an appearance by six of the women who worked in the Richmond shipyards.
The day of recognition became official with the approval of a U.S. Senate resolution approved on March 15.
Mar 1, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C.- To kick off Women’s History Month, a bicameral group of bipartisan lawmakers led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), along with Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Christopher Coons (D-DE) and 53 other members of Congress, introduced a Congressional Resolution to designate March 21st, 2017, as ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day,’ a national day of recognition for the millions of women who supported the war effort on the home front during World War II.
The ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day’ would honor the vital contributions that were made by countless American women of all backgrounds during World War II who, with millions of American men deployed overseas, joined the workforce in increasing numbers and took on new roles previously held by men.
The Aug. 13, 2016 gathering of Rosie-the-Riveter lookalikes in Richmond has been officially declared the largest ever by Guinness World Records, officials at Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park said Tuesday.
On that date, 2,229 people dressed as the iconic Rosie gathered at the Craneway Pavilion, according to Guinness World Records.
The gathering eclipsed the record set in 2015 at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich., where 2,090 Rosie lookalikes assembled.
Rosie the Riveter Trust Annual Dinner - April 8, 2017
Mira Vista Country Club, El Cerrito CA
Help us celebrate the legacy of Rosie as we work to inspire new generations. Meet national park rangers and beneficiaries of our youth programs. Enjoy gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay,1940s ambiance, cocktails, a huge silent auction and more!
Time: 6:00 pm Cocktails - 7:00 pm Dinner
Attire: Business casual – 1940s style encouraged
Join us to honor WWII Rosies and the Rosie spirit!
This event is now SOLD OUT! Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket and we will see you on April 8!
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