May 2015 Meeting

Sunday, May 17, 2015

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lanterman House

4420 Encinas Drive

La Canada, CA 91011 

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 Directions: from Foothill and Verdugo Road: SW on Verdugo to Encinas Drive. Left on Encinas, house on the left. Park on side streets.

Speaker: Bill Weisman, member of the “No on 710 Action Committee” and former member of the Glendale Transportation and Parking Commission

Topic: “SR 710 North Gap Closure Status”

 Club business includes:

    • Report on plans for 10th Anniversary Celebration, July 12
    • From Controller Bud Slotky, an important vote on amendments to our Club Bylaws. Review them here:  https://lccvdems.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/proposed-bylaw-amendments-2015-05-17.pdf  The proposed changes are to adjust our fiscal year to Jan. to Dec. With a change in the membership year is a proposed change to the dues structure, making the basic rate for all adults $35. In addition, to make our Club compliant with LA County Democratic Party rules, certain definitions had to be adjusted, particularly in regards to pre-endorsement conferences.

Guests welcome.  Free event.

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April Club Meeting

Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Home of Greta Pruitt
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Speaker:
Dr. Adrian D. Pantoja, Professor in Political Studies and Chicano Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont. He is currently a Senior Analyst with Latino Decisions, a political polling firm surveying and analyzing the Latino electorate. He has offered expert commentary on Latino politics to The New York Times, The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Arizona Republic, La Opinion and other newspapers.

Topic:
“Immigration”

Special Guest Speaker:
Elaine Hurd, one of the founders of this Democratic Club

Notices

Committee Reports
Vote on By-laws amendments relative to membership and fiscal year. Review them here, under the April 19 date: http://canadacrescentadems.org/calendar/
Update on California Nurses Association negotiations with USC/Verdugo Hills Hospital
Further details on the 10th Anniversary of Demo Club
New business — motions from the floor

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March 2015 Meeting

March Club Meeting
Sunday, March 15, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of  Dona Mitoma & Marvin Inouye

La Cañada CA 91011

   Topic: 

“Mothers behind bars: America’s continuing slave system”

Speaker:  Shirlee Smith

Founder and CEO of “Talk About Parenting.” Shirlee’s organization teaches parenting skills to incarcerated women.

Also, part two of our Meet the Candidates, 2015
    GCC Board of Trustees

   Notices:

  • Committee reports
  • Update on Nurses Union negotiations with USC/Verdugo Hills Hospital
  • Update on planning for 10th Anniversary of the Cañada Crescenta Democratic Club, “Celebrating Decades of Service”
  • New business — motions from the floor

 Thank you for renewing your Membership.

Renewals for 2015 are due by March 31, 2015

By mail: to download a membership form click here and then select your download or “open with” file option. 

– or –

To join online with credit card: 

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


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February 2015 Meeting

Sunday, February 22, 2015

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lanterman House

4420 Encinas Drive

La Canada, CA 91011 

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 Directions: from Foothill and Verdugo Road: SW on Verdugo to Encinas Drive. Left on Encinas, house on the left. Park on side streets.

Speaker:  Dr. Amanda Hollis-Brusky, assistant professor of politics at Pomona College

Topic: “Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution.” That is the title of Hollis-Brusky’s new book. She will be talking extensively about the US Supreme Court and the conservative legal movement.

 Hollis-Brusky teaches courses on American Politics, Constitutional Law & Theory, and Legal Institutions.

In addition: Meet the candidates for GUSD school board.

Candidates for the Glendale Unified School District Governing Board election of April 7 will introduce themselves to the members during this meeting.

 Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • Information on the nurses union negotiations with USC/Verdugo Hills Hospital
  • Upcoming 10th anniversary celebration of the Club
  • New Business – motions from the floor

Guests welcome.  Free event.

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January 2015 Meeting

January Club Meeting
Sunday, January 25, 2015
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of  Celina Lew and Ed Castro
  
Topic: 

“American politics beyond the liberal-conservative divide”

Speaker:  Claudia Strauss

Claudia Strauss is a professor of anthropology at Pitzer College and author of “Making Sense of Public Opinion: American Discourses about Immigration and Social Programs”
   
   Notices:

  • Committee reports
  • Announcement of and ratification of people in new Board positions
  • Need for an associate to represent our Club with the L.A. County Democratic Party
  • New business — motions from the floor

 Thank you for renewing your Membership.

Renewals for 2015 are due by March 31, 2015

By mail: to download a membership form click here and then select your download or “open with” file option. 

– or –

To join online with credit card: 

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


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November 2014 Meeting

Democratic Club Meeting

Sunday, November 16, 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lanterman House

4420 Encinas Drive

La Canada, CA 91011 

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 Directions: from Foothill and Verdugo Road: SW on Verdugo to Encinas Drive. Left on Encinas, house on the left. Park on side streets.

Speaker:  Heather Williams

Topic: Water

Education: B.A., Amherst College; M. Phil., Ph.D., Yale University
Expertise: Environment and politics, watershed governance, social movements

Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • Election of club officers for 2015.  The Nominating Committee, which was extended in October’s meeting, will present its full slate of nomination. Members can nominate willing candidates also
  • New Business – motions from the floor
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October 2014 Meeting

Democratic Club Meeting

Sunday, October 191 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The home of Lyn and Bud Slotky 

Speaker:  Hamid Rezai, PhD.

(Dr. Rezai’s presentation will be available on this website after the meeting)

Topic: ISIL the Islamic State in the Levant

Dr. Rezai is Persian-German, a scholar of contemporary history and the politics of the Middle East.  His talk will provide a historical context and review of the overlapping interests which has given rise to radical factionalism, political and military violence and the increasingly global ISIL movement.

Our speaker was a visiting Assistant Professor at American University in Cairo during the academic year 2013-2014.  Dr. Rezai has taught courses at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, City University of New York and has just this month begun teaching at University of California, Riverside.

Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • Nomination of 2015 officers
    • a) Nominating Committee presents its slate
    • b) Nominations from the floor (if the nominee(s) agrees to run)
  • Emergency vote necessary, the endorsement choice for Prop 46 must be re-considered by the membership
  • New business — motions from the floor
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September 2014 Meeting

Democratic Club Meeting

Sunday, September 21, 2014

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Lanterman House

4420 Encinas Drive

La Canada, CA 91011 

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 Directions: from Foothill and Verdugo Road: SW on Verdugo to Encinas Drive. Left on Encinas, house on the left. Park on side streets.

Speaker:  Greta Pruitt

Topic: Privatization of Public Education

Fellow member Greta continues her description of present-day challenges for our school system.

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Greta Pruitt (in white dress) and Club members at part one of this important topic.

Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • Membership consideration of recommended endorsements for six November Ballot Measures — monitored by Garland Byrum
  • New business — motions from the floor
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August 2014 Meeting

Sunday, August 17, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of Greta Pruitt
La Crescenta CA 91214

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Speaker:  Garland Byrum

Topic: This Year’s Election

Garland Byrum spent his career as an insurance agent and raised two children as a single parent. He has a law degree and writes about history and politics. You can catch his blog anytime at http://politicsfromthemiddle.com

Notices:

Club business includes:  

  • Announcements
  • Committee reports
  • Membership authorization of GOTV activity
  • Membership consideration of recommended endorsements and contributions           NOTE: Any Active Member may advance a motion to endorse, if candidate is registered as a Democrat
  • New business — motions from the floor
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2014 Summer Party, July 20

Annual Summer Party

Sunday, July 20th

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Home of Marsha Hymanson
La Canada, CA 91011 

 Join friends and neighbors at this wonderful opportunity to meet and mingle with local Democrats and those who love them! 

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