April Meeting Preview

Regular Club Meeting

 Tuesday, April 28

6:00 p.m.

                                                      Zion Presbyterian Church

                                                          545 Ashbury Ave

 The next Club meeting will be on Tuesday, April 24.

                 Our guests will be Mark Friedman, the current Mayor of El Cerrito, Alex DiGiorgio of Marin Clean Energy Club  and members will also consider a number of changes to the by-laws and standing rules.

                The Mayor will present a 2015 State of the City address and then open the floor for a Q&A session with the public following his remarks.

             Babysitters are available free to parents for ECDC meetings, if we are given notice that they are needed.

                           HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

March Meeting Recap

Our March meeting of the El Cerrito Democratic Club was very well attended.  We had visitors and members representing many different areas of the West Contra Costa County Unified School District.

Superintendent Dr. Bruce Harter and School Board Member Todd Groves each gave presentations about the school district, including enrollment numbers, past, current and projected. They spoke about the updating to facilities that has been made possible through bonds voted by the public; the long -range facilities master plan, educational goals and accomplishments, and some of the programs in place now that are making a difference for the students.  Dr. Harter also discussed the State’s mandates regarding satellite schools and the school district’s requirement to provide facilities.

Afterwards, the floor was opened for a question and answer session, with our VP Treasurer, Greg Lyman aptly fielding and presenting questions from the audience.  Thank you to Superintendent Dr. Bruce Harter and Board Member Todd Groves for your time, Greg Lyman for gracefully handling the question and answer, and to our astute audience of members and visitors for your thoughtful questions.

Letter Writing Campaign-We need you

Thank you Nick Arzio for participating in our Letter to the Editor campaign. You can read it here http://www.contracostatimes.com/letters/ci_27776440/march-25-letters-editor

The goal of this program is to spread the word that the ECDC is full of passionate and active members of the community and we need your help! We had one letter published last month and we would like to double that to at least two this upcoming month.

You can write about anything you’d like, we want to show that our club is a place where great conversation and debate occurs. If your are interested or have ideas please reach out to Scott Kagawa at ecdemsmedia@gmail to discuss the process.

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