Newsletter | Sep/Oct 2005

Nevitot Shalom Synagogue during construction

Upcoming Events

Annual Retreat: Feng Shui

There is still space available at the retreat at Westerbeke Ranch in Sonoma. The main presentation this year is Space, Place and Grace: the Art and Science of Feng Shui presented by Diane Bush, RN, MPH.

The art project will involve making a mobile and the musical program is belly dancing to Arabian music! Come relax and meet other women while partaking of yoga, the hot tub and swimming pool, walking, stargazing and wonderful food and drink together.

Contact Heather Sprague to register:

OWA Annual Business Meeting

Come discuss next year's calendar, web-site improvements, and the organization's financial status. This is a good opportunity to get involved and meet other OWA members.


A flyer with information and registration details has been included in the newsletter mailing this month. The summary is:

Wednesday, 5 October 2005

6:00pm No–host cocktails
7:00pm Dinner

Palio d'Asti
640 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

$65 per person
checks payable to Queen's Bench
816 4th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401-3317

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom

by 28 September 2005
include your name(s) and number of tickets, Company Name and address, phone number and your profession, and indicate your choice of seafood risotto, rigatoni with veal meatballs, or basil eggplant ravioli.

Contact Katherine Burke or Shawna Swanson

The professional women's networking group LEAADD (Women Lawyers, Engineers, Architects, Accountants, Doctors and Dentists) is an alliance of Bay Area professional women's groups including lawyers, engineers, architects, accountants, doctors and dentists. In the early 1950's, members of the Women's Physicians of San Francisco invited women lawyers from Queen's Bench to a luncheon to discuss issues common to both professions. The gathering became an annual tradition and has expanded to include women from all professional fields, including the women from OWA. Queen's Bench organizes and administers the event, with assistance from representatives from other professional women's groups. Throughout the years the L.E.A.A.D.D. annual meetings have featured outstanding speakers who have addressed topics of current interest to women. There have been many notable speakers, including former Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court, Rose Bird; author, Jessica Mitford; former State Treasurer, Kathleen Brown; former National Organization for Women President, Ginny Foat; and Chez Panisse owner and chef, Alice Waters.

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