Central Committee Meeting Proposed Agenda for Thursday, August 21

The Central Committee of the Democratic Party of Contra Costa County will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. at the Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green St. at Las Juntas St., in Martinez. 

The proposed meeting agenda from County Chairman Chuck Carpenter includes:

1. Flag Salute

2. Roll Call

3. Additions to the agenda

4. Visitor introductions

5. Speaker: Luis Quinonez, Chief of Staff, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

6. Presentation:  

7. Minutes of  July meeting, by email

8. Controllers Report: monthly, to date.  Dinner funds final?

9. Old Business:  Desaulnier, Thompson, McNerney, Salwell, Sbranti, Echols Campaign activities (schedule provided)

10. New Business: Picnic September 27, Kennedy Grove(same location as 2013), Endorsement Report, Interview dates, 8/23, 8/30,if needed 9/6 & 9/13. 1333 Pine St., Martinez

11. District Rep 1-5 reports. 

12. Committee Reports: Club 

13. Club Reports: 

14. Event Announcements:  Please bring handouts or Google Group post

15. All other reports:  

16. Next meeting, September 18, 2014, 7:30.  Eboard, 8/10/14, 1333 Pine, Martinez,1:00,  

SRVDC Annual BBQ-Potluck, Saturday, September 6th in Danville

The San Ramon Valley Dems invite you for a fun afternoon at our Annual BBQ on Saturday, September 6, from 2 to 5 pm at Cindy & Jerry Abercrombie’s home at 393 Borica Drive, in Danville. You will enjoy terrific food, live music, and a great opportunity to mingle with a number of our local elected Democratic officials and prominent Democrats. Enjoy talking with Assemblymember Joan Buchanan, Congressman Eric Swalwell, Mark DeSaulnier, State Senator and candidate for Congress, Tim Sbranti, Mayor of Dublin and Candidate for Assembly District 16, and Newell Arnerich, Councilmember of the Town of Danville.

The menu features smoked tri-tips, Jim’s margarita chicken and chicken sausages. There will also be plenty of Jim’s famous Margaritas to cool you off. We ask everyone to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert to round out the meal. We provide water, and you are welcome to bring wine or beer if you’d like. We’ll also have live music by Ron Lorentz and his classic rock band, JUICE. As you enjoy the music you might challenge a friend to a bocce ball game.

The event is free, and donations of $5 are kindly accepted. Please RSVP to Jim Donnelly by Thursday, September 4th, at james.r.donnelly@comcast.net or call Jim at (925) 570-9289, so we can plan well for the food and drinks.

Tri-Valley Democratic Club’s Sept. 15 Meeting Focuses on Community Choice Aggregation

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club's meeting on Monday, September 15 will focus on Community Choice Aggregation with Seth Baruch and Alex DiGiorgio. 

Baruch is the President of Carbonomics and Marin Clean Energy: A Success Story. DiGiorgio is the Community Affairs Coordinator for Marin Clean Energy

The Tri-Valley Democrats meet at the IBEW 595 Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, in Dublin at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit the club's web site.

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla’s 7th Annual Endless Summer BBQ on Sept. 18

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla invites you to her 7th Annual Endless Summer BBQ on Thursday, September 18, at 5:30 p.m. The event will be held at Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek. 

Tickets are $40 with sponsorships available at $500, $1500, $2500, and $4100.

To RSVP for for more information on sponsorships, please email leslie@leslieandersonconsulting.com or call 925-360-8053. 

San Ramon Valley Dems August 28th meeting: Money in Politics and Prop 49

The San Ramon Valley Democratic Club's guest speaker at its Thursday, August 28 meeting will be Derek Cressman, campaign director for the “Yes on CA 49” campaign and recent candidate for CA Secretary of State. 

Derek will speak on money in politics, the critical need to reverse Citizens United and related Supreme Court decisions, and what we all can do about it through Proposition 49 and other actions.  Our local speaker will be Jerome Pandell, candidate for the San Ramon Valley school board. Please see srvdems.org for more information and to RSVP.

The $25 price includes a buffet dinner, and is optional if you choose not to eat.  We suggest a $5 donation for non-members to help cover program costs. 

Tri-Valley Democratic Club’s Annual Picnic Pot Luck on August 24

The Tri-Valley Democratic Club will hold its Annual Picnic Pot Luck at the Emerald Glen Park in Dublin on Sunday, August 24, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Suggested donation for adults is $5, for families $10. The club will provide hot dogs, burgers, and sausages. Last names A-H are asked to bring side dishes or salads, I-P desserts, R-Z appetizers for 10 people.

The picnic is near the stone pillars across the expansive green across from the parking area off of the Central Parkway. See the event flyer for more details.

Please RSVP to Sharon Goldberg by Saturday, August 9 at shgold237@aol.com or 925-831-8355. Volunteers are needed to decorate, set-up, and tear-down. For more information please visit the club's web site.

Mark DeSaulnier for Congress Fundraiser in Danville August 7

Bette and Jim Felton cordially invite you to a reception honoring Senator Mark DeSaulnier, candidate for Congress in CD-11, on Thursday, August 7, from 5-7 p.m. 

The address, in Danville, will be provided upon RSVP. 

Tickets are $150 with sponsorships available for $500, $1000, and $2500. RSVP by calling Lupe Schoenberger at (925) 324-0722 or emailing her at lupe1528@msn.com. Please visit this web site for more information.

Concord Democratic Club Meets on July 30

The Concord Democratic Club will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. at the DeSaulnier for Congress Headquarters, 2280 Diamond Blvd, Suite 500, in Concord. 

Democrats of Rossmoor July 24 Meeting to Feature Discussion on how Free Trade Does Not Work

The Democrats of Rossmoor's meeting on Thursday, July 24, will feature a conversation with Ian Fletcher focusing on "Free Trade Does Not Work." The meeting will be at the Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, in Walnut Creek. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the program following at 7 p.m.

From 2010 to 2012, Fletcher was Senior Economist of the Coalition for a Prosperous America,  a nationwide grass-roots organization dedicated to fixing America’s trade policies and comprising representatives from business, agriculture, and labor. Before that, he was Research Fellow at the U.S. Business and Industry Council and before that, an economist in private practice serving mainly hedge funds and private equity firms. Educated at Columbia and the University of Chicago, he lives in San Francisco.

For more information, please visit the Democrats of Rossmoor web site

Diablo Valley Democratic Club Members’ Summer Get-Together

The Diablo Valley Democratic Club will hold is members-only summer get-together on Sunday, August 10, at 4 p.m. at a home in Clayton. 

Please RSVP to karen@dvdems.org. Details to follow. 

This is a great chance to get to know each other and to rev up for our 2014-15 year. There is so much that needs to be done!

This is a members’ only event. Contact Marty Andrews, martyanddiane1@aol.com, if you aren’t sure whether your membership is current.

Go to www.dvdems.org and click on Membership at the very top to find out how to join.

Upcoming Contra Costa Democratic Events

  • August 21, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • August 24, 2014
    • Tri-Valley Democratic Club's Annual Picnic Pot Luck

      Starts: 11:30 am

      Location: Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Pkwy, Dublin, CA, United States

  • August 28, 2014
    • San Ramon Valley Dems August 28th meeting: Money in Politics and Prop 49

      Starts: 6:15 pm

      Location: Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr, Danville, CA, United States

  • September 18, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • October 16, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • November 20, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced

  • December 18, 2014
    • Democratic Party of Contra Costa County Central Committee Meeting

      Starts: 7:30 pm

      Location: To Be Announced