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

IMG_0820 - 2011-05-30 at 11-56-40FIESTA DAYS
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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January 2014 Meeting

January Club Meeting

Sunday, January 26, 2014
3:00 to 5:00 PM

Home of  Ellen and Anthony Portantino
La Cañada Flintridge  91011

Peter_DreierSpeaker:  Peter Dreier *
Topic: Current policy issues

* Click here to read Peter Dreir’s “25 Best Progressive Victories of 2013″

American urban policy analyst Peter Dreier is Dir., Urban and Environmental Policy department and Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College.

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:

  • The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (2012)
  • Up Against the Sprawl: Public Policy and the Making of Southern California(co-author 2004)

       Notices: 

 Club members  requested to address the membership will speak before Mr. Dreier:

  • Patrick Gomez entering the race for LA County Sheriff
  • Ellen Portantino agrees to share her award for increasing PTA membership

 Thank you for renewing your Membership for 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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November 2013 Meeting

November Club Meeting

Sunday, November 17, 2013

3:00 to 5:00 PM

The Home of Marsha Hymanson

 La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011

Speaker:  Mark Maier, Economics Professor

Glendale Community College

Topic: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Debt?

Mark Maier’s service as Professor of Economics includes the authorship of several books, namely:

    • The Data Game: Controversies in Social Science Statistics
    • Introducing Economics: A Critical Guide for Teaching
    • City Unions: Managing Discontent in new York City

His remarks intend to clarify factors involved in the governmental use of debt, such as the debt ceiling policy or its ratio to the gross domestic product.

   Club business will include the election of Club Officers for 2014.

The following candidates were nominated at the October2013 meeting:

Jerry Reynolds – President, Chuck Guinta – Vice-President, Marsha Hymanson – Controller

Nomination for Secretary was not filed at October meeting; however, Jane Chetron  has subsequently accepted a proposed nomination.

 Thanking those who have renewed your Membership for 2013!

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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