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Holiday Party, December 13, 2017

State Controller Betty Yee Will Attend


HOLIDAY  PARTY

WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER  13,  2017      6:00 – 9:00  p.m.

(Please  note:  We are starting  one  hour  earlier  than  the usual time.)

CLUBHOUSE 3, DINING ROOM 2

 ($5 Members; $10 Non-Members Donation at the Door)

 

SPECIAL GUESTS:  STATE CONTROLLER BETTY YEE AND

 HER HUSBAND STEVEN JACOBS - LONGTIME FRIENDS OF OUR CLUB!

BETTY’S TALK IS “WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES.”

 

Club members and their guests are  cordially invited to the annual Holiday Party.  

Good food and  great raffle prizes  - comestibles, wine, and other goodies            

  Sandwiches, sides, cheese & crackers, chips and dips, cookies, cake, wine and cider

                                                                                                      

PLEASE  BRING  AN  UNWRAPPED  TOY  FOR  SOUTH   COUNTY   OUTREACH.

       FOR  THOSE  WITH  SO  LITTLE, PLEASE  BE  GENEROUS.

 

Some club business will be conducted,

such as presenting the slate of 2018 Officers and Directors

and taking nominations from the floor.

               For more information, contact Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965.             

 



October 11, 2017 Meeting

Shirley Grindel, OC Political Watchdog


WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 11,  2017

CLUBHOUSE  3,  DINING  ROOM  2,  7:00  P.M.

Membership and Volunteer Opportunities in Lobby at 6:30

Meeting for Village residents and their guests only

 

Watch the excellent documentary produced  by the OC Registrar of Voters Office:

“BLUEPRINTS FOR DEMOCRACY: HOW WE VOTE”

Our guest Shirley Grindel, watchdog of OC politics, says:    “I would like to tell you all about the new ‘Campaign Finance and Ethics Commission’ approved by the voters last November.  It has taken me 13 years to get this commission up and running.”   She will also discuss the Board of Supervisors unfortunate “no” vote on the Registrar of Voters’ plans for creating Vote Centers.

Donations will be asked for funding the club's "Adopt-a-Family" project for South County Outreach AND also for Mexican and Puerto Rican relief through UNIDOS.

Meeting also includes Club business - presentation of 2018 Slate of Nominees for Board of Directors, with nominations taken from the floor. Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports!

Members free; guests $3 at the door.

For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965

         Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items for South  County  Outreach.

 



Special Guest State Treasurer John Chiang

Annual Brunch on September 16


 

LAGUNA  WOODS  DEMOCRATIC  CLUB - ANNUAL BRUNCH

For Laguna Woods Residents and Their Guests Only

JOHN CHIANG      (pronounced “chung”)

California State Treasurer    “Taking a Different Road for California”

Annual Fundraiser - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Clubhouse 1 - Doors Open at 9:15 a.m

Enjoy Brunch by Jolanda

Served Family Style at Your Table

Members $25; Guests $30.

Amazing Silent Auction!

  Mimosas - for a small donation to help South County Outreach!

Pay for your brunch reservation with a credit card on the SECURE website which was created to serve only Democratic causes and candidates.   ActBlue does the paperwork for the Club. Sign up:

https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2017lagunawoods 

Checks also accepted – see form below - contact Linda Nearing 949-460-0640 for more information.

Space is limited.  Reservations are essential!

Sat., Sept. 16, 2017 - Annual Fundraiser:  Doors Open 9:15 a.m.; Brunch at 10:00 a.m.   CLUBHOUSE 1; Open Seating - no reserved tables; ALL FOOD SERVED AT YOUR TABLE SO NO LONG BUFFET LINES!  Members:  $25; Guests:  $30.   Make checks payable to Laguna Woods Democratic Club and mail with this completed form to:  Laguna Woods Democratic Club, P. O. Box 2254, Laguna Hills, CA 92654

Name______________________________Phone_____________Member?                            Yes[ ]          No[ ]

 

Name______________________________Phone_____________Member?                             Yes[ ]         No[ ]

Please list additional guests on back; amount enclosed $_____­­____ for ___ (number of guests)

Reservations Deadline:  September  8;   Call Linda Nearing 949-460-0640 for info or to volunteer to help out at the Brunch.

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Challenging Mimi Walters' 45th CD Seat

Democratic Club Welcomes Six Candidates


LAGUNA  WOODS  DEMOCRATIC  CLUB

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Meeting

Clubhouse 5 Main Room, 7:00 p.m.  (for Village residents and their guests only)

ELECTION 2018

WHAT do we do when there is a plethora of candidates for the 45th Congressional District?

The current declared candidates are (alphabetically):

Brian Forde, Kia Hamadanchy, Dave Min, Katie Porter, Eric Rywalski, and Ron Varasteh

We invite them all to speak to you, our members and guests, and answer your probing questions!  We remind them how vital the “top two” primary is next June.  (We don’t want two or more of our candidates to knock each other out of the race, do we?  Remember the lessons of 2014 and 2016!)  Come meet the candidates and make YOUR concerns known; this is grassroots participation and activism at its very finest. 

 Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Meeting  

Clubhouse 5 Main Room, 7:00 p.m. (NOTE DIFFERENT LOCATION)

Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports, and Refreshments.  For more information, call Linda Nearing at 949-460-0640.

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items  for  South  County  Outreach.

 

Please note:  There will be NO straw poll among those present, despite information to the contrary.

 



Two Specialists to Talk June 14

 

LAGUNA  WOODS  DEMOCRATIC  CLUB

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00 p.m., CH 3, DR 2

Politics and the Attack on Science

  SPECIAL GUESTS:

                                      Dennis Silverman, UCI Retired Professor of Physics/Astronomy and Dr. Thomas English,   President of the TESSI  Endangered Species Studies Institute    

Discussion  Moderated  by  Club  Member  Joel  Goldstein                  

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 7:00 p.m., CH 3, DR 2

For Village Residents, Club Members and Guests   Refreshments served.

Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports!                                                                       Members free; guests $3 at the door.        For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items  for  South  County  Outreach.

 

 

 

 

 



May 10 Meeting Features Immigration Issues

Dr. Jose Moreno is Our Guest


  SPECIAL GUEST:  DR. JOSÉ MORENO

                 Head of Los Amigos                                        Anaheim City Council Member

     SoCal update on travel bans, deportations,and sanctuary areas - cities, counties, and the state

Wed. May 10, 2017 - 7 p.m., CH 3, DR 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Open to Members and all Village Residents                     Refreshments served.

  Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports!  Members free; guests $3 at the door.     For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items  for  South  County  Outreach.



Two April Meetings - Come Join us!

April 2 and April 12


'NEW BEGINNINGS,' THE CLUB'S OWN VERSION OF 'INDIVISIBLE'

Sunday, April 2, 2017; 1:00 P.M.

CLUBHOUSE TWO

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM FEDERAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT; YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE; GRASSROOTS EFFORTS DO PAY OFF!

NEW VOLUNTEERS MOST WELCOME!   COME SEE WHAT OUR LEADERS AND VOLUNTEERS HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED BY PUTTING ELECTED OFFICIALS ON NOTICE BY DEMANDING TOWN HALLS, MAKING MASS CALLS AND OFFICE VISITS, AND MONITORING THE OC BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

SECOND APRIL MEETING - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 7 P.M., CLUBHOUSE 3, DINING ROOM 2

California has a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to make the

 true payors of political ads transparent (at last!).

Come hear the original “California Disclose Act” man himself,

Trent Lange, tell us about AB 14, gathering momentum in the State Legislature.  He will be joined by Michelle Sutter, co-founder of Money Out Voters In (MOVI).  If we can’t get money out of politics, let’s at least make disclosure the law in California.

Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports!

Members free; guests $3 at the door.

For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items for South  County  Outreach.

 



Regular Meeting Feb. 8; Film on Feb. 19

Grassroots Efforts Pay Off!


Regular Club Meeting - Wednesday, February 8; Clubhouse Three, Dining Room Two; 7:00 p.m.

Membership and Volunteer Opportunities in Lobby at 6:30 p.m.

SPECIAL GUEST:  Newly Elected Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, FRAN SDAO!  Details on what the party has in store for this active year and how clubs and members can help.

Meeting also includes Legislation Action, Committee Chair Reports!  Members free; guests $3 at the door. 

For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949-855-6965   

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items for South  County  Outreach.

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SPECIAL CLUB MEETING - SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19 - CH One, 3:30 p.m.

"NOT IN OUR TOWN!"

       “NOT IN OUR TOWN,” a 30-minute documentary of a movement which began in Billings, Montana, twenty years ago, became a PBS documentary and morphed into a national effort to fight hate crimes and build inclusive communities - all at the grassroots level.  Laguna Woods Village - let’s get on board, so we too can say “NOT IN OUR TOWN!”

Panel discussion to follow, led by Don Han of the Orange County Human Relations Council, a non-profit, non-partisan group, and some of his associates.

For Village residents and guests.  Info?  Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965

 



Two Meetings in January 2017

Happy Holidays from the Democratic Club!


First Meeting of the New Year for Village members and guests - Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

CLUBHOUSE  3,  DINING  ROOM  2,  7:00  P.M.   -   Membership and Volunteer Opportunities in Lobby at 6:30

2017 Membership Dues Payable NOW!  http://tinyurl.com/pp8k86d  or call Membership Chair Janet Means at 760-458-5871 or e-mail her at letterlady@me.com

When you ask:  How can I help?  What can I do?

We say:  Grassroots efforts pay off.  Get involved at the local level.

Cynthia Conners, Councilmember and Bert Hack, Councilmember,  City of Laguna Woods  -  Our Special Guests tell us how to get involved in Orange County governmental agencies, with brief updates on their current activities!

Meeting also includes Club Election of 2017 Officers and Directors, Legislation Action, Chair Reports!

Members free; guests $3 at the door.   For  more  information, call Linda Nearing at 949-460-0640.

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items for South  County  Outreach.

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SECOND MEETING IN JANUARY 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017 - Special Meeting - Continental Breakfast Served!

9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. - CLUBHOUSE TWO

NEW  BEGINNINGS

DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM YOUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT;

 FIND OUT WAYS YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

GRASSROOTS EFFORTS DO PAY OFF!

Free to Members and all Villagers

Serving juice, coffee, bagels with cream cheese and sweet rolls

For info, call Linda Nearing, 949-460-0640

If you’re not thrilled with the way the November election went,

you NEED to attend this meeting!



Come Join Us!

See History Being Made!


LAGUNA  WOODS  DEMOCRATIC  CLUB -  ELECTION  WATCH  PARTY

NOVEMBER 8, 2016         Clubhouse One, Doors Open at  5 p.m.

 

HISTORICAL ELECTION - WATCH AND HOPE THAT

THE FIRST  WOMAN  PRESIDENT  IS ELECTED  IN THE USA!

 

The Democratic Club invites residents of the Village and their guests to watch election returns on the Big Screen.  For a modest donation of $10 at the door, enjoy sandwiches, loads of snacks and drinks - wine, iced tea, coffee.  AND the Club’s signature drink - The Blue Donkey - will be available - two for $5

 

More info?  Call Penny Cline at 714-381-6439

 

BE SURE TO VOTE!



Two October Meetings!

Secretary of State Alex Padilla Guests


There are TWO meetings of the Democratic Club in October!  The first is our regular meeting on Wednesday, October 5 (one week earlier than usual due to the holidays).  It is in Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2 at 7 p.m. and features California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaking on "Modernizing California Elections."

Please bring lots of nonperishable food for donation to South County Outreach.  There are no other food drives scheduled for us this year.  We will also pass the basket for cash donations to fund our "Adopt-a-Family" with SCO.  Please give generously!  We provide gift cards to grocery stores for a needy family for Thanksgiving.

Club members attend free; guests are asked for a $3 donation at the door.  In the lobby from 6:30 p.m. onward, there are volunteer opportunities such as membership, Get-Out-the-Vote, Democratic Ambassador and also voter registration.  Club meeting includes club business, Legislative Action, refreshments and a raffle!  For more information, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965.

The second meeting is at The Towers on Tuesday, October 18 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with voter registration in the Towers lobby from noon until 2.  This is a repeat of the September 14 meeting about candidates and ballot measures.  Come meet Ron Varasteh running for Congress, Ari Grayson running for State Senate, and other candidates running for local nonpartisan offices.  Members and guests attend free; no donation asked.  No refreshments and no raffle.

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Visit the wonderful South Orange County Democratic Campaign Office at the corner of El Toro and Avenida de la Carlota, across from the Laguna Hills Mall.  It's between Flowers 4U and Taco Stop!  This is the place to get your Hillary and other Democratic swag, to find out info on the Orange County Party and the two other clubs with which we co-sponsor - South OC Dems and Canyon Dems, and maybe to do some phone banking or volunteer in another way.  It's a welcoming, lively place!


September 14 Meeting

Be an Informed Voter on November 8!


Wednesday,  SEPT. 14,  CH  3,  DR  2,  7:00  P.M.

MEETING  INCLUDES  CLUB  BUSINESS,  LEGISLATIVE  ACTION,

A  RAFFLE  AND  REFRESHMENTS; Members free; guests $3 at the door.

NOVEMBER  8,  2016 - ELECTION ALERT!

DON’T STOP AT THE TOP!

VOTE THE ENTIRE BALLOT!

                                                                                 

YOUR  VOTE  FOR  DEMOCRATIC  CANDIDATES

AND  CAUSES  CAN  MAKE  ALL  THE  DIFFERENCE!

 

There are 17 (YES, SEVENTEEN!)  Ballot Measures; Become an Informed Voter - Understand What These Mean!

Meet  some  of  the  Democratic  Candidates  Who  Made  it Through  the  “Open  Primary”  in June and are on the November ballot!  Ron Varasteh for 45th Congressional District, Dr. Ari Grayson for 37th State Senate District!

Help your Party support these fine candidates.

Bring your checkbooks and donate generously!  Thank you.

 

For more information, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965

Please bring nonperishable food for donation to South County Outreach.

 



Campaign Office Grand Opening Sunday, August 21!

Volunteer opportunities galore!


OPEN  HOUSE

 DESSERTS WITH THE DEMOCRATS

 

Sunday, August 21, 2016 FROM 4:00-7:00 PM

RSVP to jsteury@cox.net by 8/20/16

Come on over...sign up to volunteer!  Help the November 8 election come out in our favor!  We'll be supporting local candidates, as well as HRC.  Activities for all.

 

2016 South OC Democratic Campaign Office

 

        (A joint venture of Laguna Woods Democratic Club,                   South OC Democratic Club and Canyon Dems)

 

24012 AVENIDA DE LA CARLOTA, SUITE B

LAGUNA HILLS, CA 92653

 

(Right across from the Laguna Hills Mall and

In-and-Out Burger; corner of El Toro and Avd. de La Carlota)

 

 



Kevin de Leon, Guest Spearker

Silent Auction!


Annual Fundraiser - Saturday, August 13, 2016

Clubhouse 7 - Doors Open at 9:30 a.m

Enjoy Brunch by Jolanda: Members $25; Guests $30.

Amazing Silent Auction!

  Mimosas - for a small donation to help our Campaign Office!

 

Bring a backpack or school supplies for donation to South County Outreach    and receive a raffle ticket.  YOU could win one of three great prizes!

Pay with a credit card on the SECURE website which was created to serve                                                          only Democratic causes and candidates.  ActBlue does the paperwork for the Club. Sign up:

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lagunawoods2016 

(Checks also accepted – see form below -

contact Penny Cline 714 381-6439 for more information.)

Sat., Aug. 13 2016 - Annual Fundraiser:  Doors Open 9:30 a.m.; Brunch at 10:45 a.m.   CLUBHOUSE 7; Open Seating - no reserved tables; ALL FOOD SERVED AT YOUR TABLE SO NO LONG BUFFET LINES!  Members:  $25; Guests:  $30.   Make checks payable to Laguna Woods Democratic Club and mail with this completed form to:  Penny Cline,  845 Ronda Mendoza, #B, Laguna Woods 92637 

 

Name__________________________________Phone___________________Member? Yes[ ]  No[ ]

 

Name__________________________________Phone___________________Member? Yes[ ]  No[ ]

Please list additional guests on back; amount enclosed $_____­­____ for ___ (number of guests)

Reservations Deadline:  August 5    Call Penny Cline 714 381-6439 to volunteer or for info.

                      [   ]  YES -  I CAN VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH THE BRUNCH!  



July 13 Meeting

UCI Professor Jennifer Chacon


WEDNESDAY,  JULY  13,  2016

CLUBHOUSE  3,  DINING  ROOM  2,  7:00  P.M.

Doors open 6:30 for voter registration, membership, and volunteer opportunities

 

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM - HOW AND WHEN?

GUEST SPEAKER:  UCI  Professor of Law  Jennifer Chacón

With credentials like Stanford and Yale Law School, Prof. Chacón’s employment has included faculty positions at UCI and UC Davis and visiting faculty positions at Harvard Law and Stanford Law. As a teacher of both criminal procedure and immigration law and policy, she is particularly interested in questions arising at the intersection of these fields.

Meeting also includes Club business, Legislation Action, refreshments and a raffle!

Meeting is for Members and Guests; members attend free; guests $3 at the door.

For  more  information, call Susan Dearing at 949 855-6965

Please  bring  nonperishable  food  items for  South  County  Outreach.

 

 



Sixth Annual Potluck Picnic!

Saturday, June 25, Clubhouse 7


Laguna Woods Democratic Club 

An event for Village residents and their guests

 

What’s up with the 25th of June?

On this date in 1788, Virginia became the tenth state to ratify the U. S. Constitution... on this date in 1947, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is published...the Korean War began on this date in 1950...on this date in 1954, Justice Sonia Sotomayor was born...on this date in 1978, the Rainbow Flag is first flown (in San Francisco)...on this date in 1993, Kim Campbell was sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Canada............so what?

AMAZING THINGS HAPPEN ON JUNE 25!  Like...

 

OUR  SIXTH  ANNUAL 

POTLUCK  PICNIC!

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2016;  CLUBHOUSE 7

1:30 ‘TIL  4:00  P.M. (Indoors)

 

*****Potluck - Bring a dish****$5 at the door*****

Beverages provided –beer, wine, iced tea, lemonade

 

Register  to  vote at  the  event  and  your  admission  will be  refunded.  Get  Out  the  Vote,  Democratic  Ambassador,  Membership,  Voter Registration and other Volunteer Opportunities available.   All   Villagers are   welcome!

 

Reservations Required:  Call Penny Cline at 714 381-6439 and sign up for a dish to bring; choice of appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert. Please bring your own serving utensils and warming devices for hot dishes, and identify them with your name.  Paper plates, plastic cups & glasses, and silverware will be provided.



May 11 and May 17 - Candidates and Ballot Measures

Ron Varasteh and Ari Grayson - our candidates


LAGUNA  WOODS  DEMOCRATIC   CLUB

Meeting for Residents and their Guests

Election Alert – “Open Primary”

Meet the Candidates:  Ron Varasteh for Congress, 45th CD; Dr. Ari Grayson for State Senate, 37th SD, and Learn About the Ballot Measures.

                                                                                                                                                                                 YOUR VOTE can MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE!  Only the top two vote-getters go on to the November General Election!

TWO MEETINGS:     Wednesday, May 11, 2016; 7:00 p.m. at Clubhouse 3, Dining Room 2; Regular meeting date of the Club; this meeting will also include Club business, Legislative Action, refreshments, and a raffle.  Please bring nonperishable food items for donation to South County Outreach.  Members attend free; guests are asked for a $3 donation at the door.

AND THEN:   Tuesday, May 17, 2:00 p.m. at  The Towers (Voter registration in Towers lobby 12:00 noon ‘til 2:00); Candidates and Ballot Measures only.

For more information, call Sue Dearing at 949 855-6965.

Hearing Loop Now Installed in Our Meeting Room!

Note:  To join the Club and use a credit card, please go to the website http://tinyurl.com/pp8k86d      For more information and a paper application, call Membership Chair Janet Means at 760 458-5871 or e-mail her at letterlady@mac.com

Visit the Club's official website at lagunawoodsdemocrats.org

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