WANT TO HELP WITH THE SHADI HOLIDAY DISPLAY?

Dear ECDC Members,

The Shadi Holiday Display www.shadiholidaydisplay.com will be on view starting December 11 through December 26, 2016.

As you may know, each evening the display has shepherds (volunteers) on site to monitor the viewers, answer questions, turn on and off the music and lights (simple on and off switch). It is basically being an ambassador of the display.

We are soliciting shepherds for each night. Shifts are 5:00pm-7:30pmand 7:30pm-10:00pm.

Being a shepherd at the display for a two and half hour shift is really a magical experience. Hearing the visitors’ stories about their history with the display is interesting and awe inspiring. It makes one realize what an important and unusual holiday ‘event’ the city has in its midst.

The deadline for signups is December 1.

Please let me know if you may have any questions.

Donna Houser
donna.houser@alumni.berkeley.edu
508-6830

NOVEMBER PREVIEW: IMPORTANT DATE CHANGE!

Our November meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 22 (the 4th Tuesday), has been rescheduled to Tuesday, November 29 (the 5th Tuesday).  Our topic is a recap of the November, 2016 election results.  The California Democratic Party will do a comprehensive analysis of those results at the November executive board meeting being held in San Diego on November 17, 18 & 19th.  We haven’t been able to find anyone who will attend that meeting who is willing to present on Nov. 22, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Therefore, we are postponing our meeting one week to the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Attendance at our November meeting has historically been low, probably as a consequence of taking place two days before Thanksgiving.  We will propose making this a permanent change at our January, 2017 re-organization meeting.

JULY 4 AT CERRITO VISTA!!

Excuse us for putting this up with so little notice, but we WILL have our usual Club booth for July 4 (um, tomorrow,) at Cerrito Vista Park, from 10 AM to about 5 PM. WE DO NEED VOLUNTEERS and your participation would be more than welcome. Other than that, of course, there will be the food and festivities that traditionally make this event so memorable. See you there!

/KC