OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019
Sun City Community Association
Social Center, Ballroom
2 Texas Drive
Social 9:30 a.m.; Meeting 10 a.m.
Topic: Information on the November election
COFFEE DRINKERS: HELP REDUCE WASTE
Pease try to remember to bring your travel mug for your coffee.
At the July meeting, Manny Garcia, Executive Director, Texas Democratic Party, presented information on the gains that continue to be made throughout the state over the past few elections.
For information about other past meetings:
SUN, October 27 (5:30), Chipping Away at the Red (event flyer)
IMPACT Event with Keynote Speaker Wendy Davis, District 21 U.S. Congressional Candidate
Sun City Ballroom
2 Texas Drive, Georgetown
DOORS OPEN at 5:30 p.m.; Meal service 6:00 p.m.; speaker 7:00 p.m.
Catering provided by Pok-e-Jo's Smokehouse (BBQ and all the fixin's). Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased at the IMPACT table at the Sun City Democrats Club meeting, at Happy Hours, or through these websites:
The Blue Surge IMPACT chart has set our first fundraiser goal at $60,000 and hope to raise this goal even higher as we move forward into 2020.
IMPACT is a non-connected political action committee (PAC) sponsored by the Sun City Democrats Club. A PAC is required for any group wanting to raise money for candidates seeking political office. IMPACT has its own Treasurer and accounts, thus insulating its funds from those of the Sun City Democrats Club. IMPACT reports to the Texas Ethics Commission and the Federal Election Commission, a requirement that provides transparency in electoral processes.
Read About IMPACT -- Donate to IMPACT
Because of you, we were able to soar past our financial goal for the last election. Thank you! Now it’s time to start again to get even more Democrats elected in the 2020 election. Our goal right now is $60,000, and with your help we can meet this and go beyond as we did last time. Let’s make an even bigger IMPACT! Kim Moran is the Chair of IMPACT. Additional members of the Committee are Vicki Miller, Cheryll Riley, Connie Carden and Pam Gardner.
NEW: VOTER AMBASSADOR PROJECT
This easy-to-do, civic engagement project helps improve the rate of voter turnout of 18-29-year-olds. It’s quick and easy. All you have to do is ask young people you meet in the course of your regular activities if they are registered to vote. Voter Ambassadors is non-partisan, non-profit, and issue-oriented.
More than 60 percent of people nationally are never asked to register. Research consistently shows that personal contact is the key to motivating people to take this step. Asking someone only takes a few seconds of your time and can really make a difference. Download the Voter Ambassador Plan on the Be A Voter website and share it with friends and family.
Go to www.beavoter.info for details.
By the way, are your grandchildren registered to vote?!
JOIN OR RENEW NOW and become a member of the Sun City Democrats Club to help promote Democratic principles, ideals, and values. All residents of Williamson County are eligible.
Dues are $20 a year and are renewable at the beginning of each calendar year.
Send your name, address, email address, and phone number, along with a check for $20 per person to: Sun City Democrats 1530 Sun City Blvd., Suite 120, PMB 432 Georgetown, TX 78633
NEW WINE TASTING GROUP FORMING
Due to the popularity of the Sun City Dems wine groups, we are happy to announce that a new group will be forming. Please contact us by September 30 if you are interested. Once we have the list, we will contact you with a date, time, and location for a kick-off meeting.
If you are a member of Sun City Democrats interested in joining, please contact us!
SUN, September 22 (3:00), Gala Film Presentation of Holland Taylor's Tony Award Nominated Play Ann, a no holds barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary Governor of Texas.
Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (map & directions)
14028 N Highway 183, Austin, TX 78717, USA
Contact us, if you are interested in carpooling to the event.
WED, September 25 (3:30-5:30), Happy Hour
Next Dates: October 9, 23
Happy Hours are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month. Please check the calendar beforehand for any changes to this schedule.
Mulligan's Restaurant (Patio)
150 Dove Hollow Trail
Georgetown, TX 78633
In order not to overwhelm the Mulligan's staff, please RSVP email@example.com.
WED, October 9 (2:00), Discussion Group
(Topic to be Announced)
Sun City Activities Center, Rooms 1 & 2
1 Texas Drive
MON, October 21 (1:00), Golf Outing
Registration deadline is October 14
This 9-hole scramble is a new event for Sun City Democrats Club members!
Cowan Creek Golf Club
1433 Cool Spring Way
More details and registration information are available here:
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Sun City Dems members host this great communication tool. This only allows comments by people who request access and are accepted by page administrators. This is growing into a major source of questions, answers, and opinions for us as well as a good source of information provided by our members. Additionally, you can see what other groups such as Public Citizen are up to.
Hone your arguing skills and learn what others are thinking. Name calling and shaming are not allowed.
See you there!
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Greetings Fellow Democrats:
I am truly honored to have been elected by our Board to follow Larry Buxbaum as President. Larry's resignation was not due to health or other issues, but rather to have more time to spend with his wife Linda and family (No really!). Larry agreed to stay on as President into the new Board term to help guide us in revising our Bylaws. That having been accomplished, he felt that he could turn leadership over to a new President. So when you see Larry be sure to thank him for all that he has done in leading us in unprecedented growth in membership of Sun City Democrats Club.
We also give thanks to the Board members who stepped down at the end of the 2017-2018 term, Phyllis Vogel who long served as Secretary and Arne Schonberger, who served as communications Chair. Succeeding them on the Board are Mary Siska as Secretary and Catherine Morales as Communications Chair. We thank them all for stepping up and serving.
We are saddened that Pat Perkison has stepped down as leader of the Activists. She has done an exceptional job forming and founding the Activists and guiding us in supporting Democratic candidates and causes. We also wish to thank her husband Bill, who created and maintained the database we use to communicate to our members and interested parties.
Paula Mulhearn will be taking over as Activists Chair. Paula has been a lifelong activist. Pat Prudhom as Special Events Chair has organized our participation in the Red Poppy Parade on April 27.
Many opportunities remain for members to help us move forward and elect Democrats in 2020. Especially needed are those with computer skills to assist our Board members by serving on committees. We also are in need of a Program Chair to plan speakers for our monthly meetings. It's really not that difficult a task – even I did it for two years, so it can't be that hard!
We urge you to step up and help us with our mission. Please contact either me or one of the Committee Chairs to volunteer at suncitydems.org.
Soon we will be surveying our members to see how we are faring in meeting your expectations and learning your thoughts as we move forward toward the 2020 election. In the meantime, feel free to let me know any thoughts or ideas you may have, to help guide me in serving you.
Democrats 2020 and Beyond!
President, Sun City Democrats Club