Rosie The Riveter Trust - Items filtered by date: November 2017

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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!

Program:

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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Each of the categories listed need volunteers either as a lead or as a team-member.  In addition to the tasks listed for each team, the time schedule for the day of the event as well as the event overview meeting and training commitments are listed.  If you are interested in volunteering to help with this exciting event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information:

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Position Selected (Lead or member)

 

  • Set Up Team – This team will be required to set up chairs and tables and assist with unloading boxes for the event. 

Schedule:  7:00 AM -10:00 AM Meeting/Training commitment: 2 hours

  • Check-in Team – This team will be responsible for ensuring each attendee has a wrist band and required attire in order to be included in the Guinness World Record count.  

Schedule:  8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Meeting/Training time commitment:  6 hours

  • Activities Team – This team will be responsible for staffing each activity table to provide guidance on activity as well as clean up at end of event.

Schedule:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Meeting/Training time commitment:  2 hours

  • World Record Steward -  This team will be responsible for ensuring an accurate count for the Guinness World Record. 

Schedule:  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Meetings/Training time commitment:  6 hours

  • Clean Up Team - This team will be required to take down chairs, tables, assist with loading boxes and cleaning up the event space. 

Schedule:  11:30 AM -1:00 PM Meeting/Training time commitment: 2 hours

  • Volunteer Canteen Team – This team will be responsible for ensuring snacks and water are available for the event volunteers.  This may require soliciting donations of pre-packaged healthy food snacks and drinks. 

Schedule:  7:00 AM – 10:00 AM Meetings/Training time commitment:  2 hours

  • Selfie Wall Team – This team will be responsible for putting up the selfie picture posters prior to the event and taking them down at the end of the event.  

Schedule:  7:00 AM – 9:00 AM; 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Meetings/Training time commitment: n/a

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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 ambience, cocktails, a huge silent auction and more!

Program:

Time: 6:00 pm Cocktails (no-host bar)  -  7:00 pm Dinner

Attire: Business casual – 1940s style encouraged

 Tickets are $180 and selling fast!

Join us to honor WWII Rosies and the Rosie spirit! 

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Thank you to our wonderful supporters who doubled their gifts! We exceeded our match challenge and raised an extra $20,000 from a generous donor!

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You Can Still Help us Reach our Goal for a Legacy Film  & Every Kid in a Park!

We are very close to funding these wonderful projects for 2017:

  • Our documentary film-in-process that captures the extraordinary legacy of Ranger Betty Reid Soskin.
  • Our work to bring more than 1,200 fourth graders to learn history and park stewardship at Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park.

 

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At a deeply moving event held on October 9, 94-year-old Betty Reid Soskin was honored as someone whose “artistic vision, moral force and intellectual clarity gives voice to the people of California, their needs and desires, sufferings, struggles and triumphs.”

Soskin is a political activist raised in Oakland and Berkeley, and currently America’s oldest park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif. Her participation and activism in the creation of the park itself was instrumental in the ways Rosie the Riveter incorporates and memorializes the African-American history of Richmond and the greater Bay Area region.

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She shook hands with President Obama, received Congressional honors and made national headlines after fending off a violent burglar in her Richmond home.

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Richmond appears to have brought home the Guinness World Record for gathering of girls and women dressed as Rosie the Riveter, having assembled a reported 2,265 Rosies at the Craneway Pavilion on Saturday.

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Rosie the Riveter Trust (ID # 94-3335350) — PO Box 71126, Richmond, CA 94807-1126 — (510) 507-2276

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