Preview of Upcoming Business Meeting

January 22, 2019

Agenda submitted by Janet Abelson

  • 6:00 Doors Open: Pizza available ($5)
  • 6:30 Call to Order
  • 6:35 Minutes
  • 6:40 Treasurer’s Report
  • 6:45 Elections of Officers – See Slate Recommended by Executive Board below
  • 6:50 Budget for 2019
  • 7:00 Club Endorsements for ADEM, if any. Current Assembly District 15 delegate endorsements by club include
    • Women: Champagne Brown, Joey Smith
    • Men: Hari Lamba, Harpreet Sandhu
      There are seven positions for women and seven positions for men.
  • 7:10 Announcements
        1. Next meeting on February 26, 2019
          1. Program item – Hari Lamba interviewed by Paul Fadelli
          2. Climate change, jobs and economy for it, visions, etc.7:10 Announcements
        2. Climate Change Series to be organized – separate from Membership meetings
        3. Other
  • 7:45 Program – Selection of Programs for 2019
    • See list of suggested programs below
    • Additional Suggestions, if any
  • 8:30 Adjourn

Executive Board Recommended Candidates for ECDC

Executive Board for 2019

  • President – Janet Abelson*
  • Executive Vice President: Champagne Brown (currently VP Membership)
  • Immediate Past President: Peter Chau (on leave)*
  • Vice President Membership: Greg Lyman (currently VP Treasurer)
  • Vice President Treasurer: Kathy Fleming**
  • Vice President Publications (Newsletters): Hari Lamba*
  • Vice President Records (Secretary): Glen Nethercut**
  • Vice President Programs: Margaret Kavanaugh-Lynch**
  • Vice President Media (Website): Rosa Esquivel (currently VP Records)
    • *indicates current office holder **new to board

January 22, 2019 Agenda Attachment

Possible 2019 Programs
The following is a list of the potential program ideas discussed at the November 27, 2018 General meeting. Grouped ideas have been expanded to be individual items so Members can participate in ranking their top five (5) choices. This list is in alphabetical order:

  1. Campaign Experiences and stories from Young Democrat Demnleus Johnson III
  2. Campaign Experiences and stories from Young Democrat Igor Tregub,
  3. Campaign Experiences and stories from Young Democrat Rochelle Pardue-
    Okimoto,
  4. Co-sponsor event(s) with Young Democratic Clubs – need to focus on the young person’s perspective and define the end goal and that they get something from democratic clubs
  5. Conduct an Endorsement Forum of 2020 Presidential Candidates
  6. Discussion on where the El Cerrito Life Long Learning Center could be location (building formerly known as the Library)
  7. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Animal Rights,
  8. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on CADEM resolutions,
  9. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Environment,
  10. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Health,
  11. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Housing
  12. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Transportation,
  13. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Voter registration,
  14. Form an ECDC Subcommittee on Voter Role verification,
  15. Host a Town Hall style meetings on Local Issues
  16. Presentation and Discussion about Climate Change and the Environment with
    respect to food source, industrial food production, agribusiness, transportation, organic food, labeling
  17. Presentation and Discussion about Drug Epidemic Responses and Treatment
    (not just the visible opioid epidemic)
  18. Presentation and Discussion about how Single Payer Health Care and/or
    Medicare for All would be implemented, the cost, the challenges
  19. Presentation and Discussion of WCCUSD School Board District Elections –
    cause, maps, timeline
  20. Presentation by Assembly District 15 Assembly member Buffy Wicks,
  21. Presentation by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia,
  22. Presentation by State Senator Nancy Skinner,
  23. Presentation by State Superintendent of Instruction Tony Thurmond,
  24. Presentations by Contra Costa County DA Diana Beckton.