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 

La Canada, CA 91011 

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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Fiesta Days Parade

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are here again!
Monday May 26, 2014

Join friends       Start the parade
Greet the onlookers
Show our spirit       Honor Memorial Day

Gather at parking lot across Foothill at La Cañada Blvd. 8:30-9:00 AM wearing red, white and blue. Get sign to display. The more we have marching, the better chance to attract new members.

After the parade, chat with fellow members at the Democratic booth
in Memorial Park — open all day through 4:00. Chances to help visitors to register,
to pass out info for primary voting recommendations and to explain our progress with the health conditions for all citizens.

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May 2014 Meeting

May Club Meeting

Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of Jane and Marty Chetron

La Canada, CA 91011

Speaker:  Greta Pruitt, EdD

Topic: School System Challenges

Fellow club member Greta Pruitt agrees to discuss her experiences in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the desirable goals for the system today.

       Notices: 

 Club business includes:

  • Announcements regarding Fiesta Days and Summer Party
  • Committee reports
  • Membership consideration of recommended Senate race contribution
  • New business — motions from the floor
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April 2014 Meeting

April Club Meeting

Sunday, April 27, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of Maria and Chuck Guinta

5609 Stardust Road

La Canada, CA 91011

Speaker:  Amanda Hollis-Brusky, PhD

Topic: Supreme Court decision in Shelby County and Citizens United cases

Amanda Hollis-Bursky with Nalini Lasiewicz, Vicki Hays, Chris Hayes, Janet Petersen and Louisa Caucia.

Professor Hollis-Brusky of Pomona College in Claremont  returns to address the club; this time regarding the impact of this new breed of “judicial activism”.

He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A. in 1970, and from the University of Chicago with a Ph.D. in 1977. He was the Director of Housing at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and senior policy advisor to the Boston Mayor Ray Flynn for 9 years. Author of:

       Notices: 

 Club business includes:

  • Announcements regarding Fiesta Days and Summer Party
  • Committee reports
  • New business — motions from the floor
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March 2014 Meeting

March Club Meeting
Sunday, March 16, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of Donna and Marvin Inouye
5648 Stardust Road
La Cañada Flintridge  91011
 
Speakers:  Marie Walcek and Pierre Ungaro

Topic: The Impact of the Robin Hood Tax

Both speakers are established nurses active in the California Nurses Association and with the National Nurses United.

Notices:
Club business includes:

Consideration and voting for or against endorsement of a candidate for Sheriff
Committee reports
New business — motions from the floor

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February 2014 Meeting

February Club Meeting
Sunday, February 23, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of  Celina Lew and Ed Castro
La Cañada Flintridge  91011
   
Speaker:  Susan McWilliams
 
Topic: Front Porch Republic
– the emerging “localist” movement

Susan McWilliams is current Associate Professor in the Politics Department at Pomona College, whose expertise is American Political Thought. Her newest writing project explores the thinking of James Baldwin.
   
   Notices:

Club business includes:

  • Committee reports
  • New business — motions from the floor 

 Thank you for renewing your Membership for 2014!

Renewals for 2014 are due by March 31, 2014

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

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To join online with credit card: 

https://secure.actblue.com/page/canadadem

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