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Check Political Events and Democratic Clubs' Events for other activities. A full list of all our organizational meetings is also available.

Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to be a member of the Democrats of Rossmoor Club to attend our functions.


June 22, Thursday — General Meeting

6 p.m. social and town square / 7 p.m. speaker in the Event Center

Speaker: Christopher Martinez, Chief Program Officer of Catholic Charities of the East Bay
TopicWelcoming the Stranger: Refugee Resettlement in the East Bay

Catholic Charities of the East Bay will separate fact from fiction about the vetting and resettling of refugees, both in general nationwide and here at home in the East Bay. Catholic Charities of the East Bay's Chief Executive Officer Chuck Fernandez and Director of Engagement Steve Mullin will provide a brief introduction and explanation of the charity’s vision. Chief Program Officer Christopher Martinez will describe the numbers of arriving refugees and how they are vetted, their countries of origin, and what is and can be done to help ease their resettlement. Catholic Charities of the East Bay was established in 1934 and has a long history of social justice, including helping Berkeley organize a counter protest to a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1935.


June 28, July 5, July 12, and July 19, Wednesdays — 
Write2Blue and Phone Bank to Flip Red Votes

4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)

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Write2Blue writes short notes to lawmakers about current critical issues, such as health care and tax reform, and other matters that greatly impact the 2018 elections. Talking points will be provided along with lists of recipients and their addresses. Please bring any note cards (such as those that charities send out), nice stationery, post cards, or stamps you can spare to add to our Write2Blue supply basket. Refreshments will be available. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at pkspiegel@comcast.net, call 925-954-7377, or just show up!

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Join us to call blue voters in red areas across the USA. We’re calling to Get Out the Vote when there are flippable elections. We’re calling voters to call their members of Congress about a timely vote (such as Immigration, Climate Change) and to ask a friend to also make a call. Instructions will be provided, including both paper and online call list options. Refreshments will be available. You need to bring a charged cell phone and for virtual calling: either an iPad, tablet, or laptop. RSVP to Susan Lewis at slewis4ofa@gmail.com or call her at 510-708-2851. Please include your name, phone number, email address, and the date(s) you wish to make calls.


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July 4, Tuesday — Independence Day


July 10, Monday — Film

1 and 7 p.m. in Peacock Hall

The July film will be Putin's Way. Frontline investigates the accusations of criminality and corruption that have surrounded Vladimir Putin's reign in Russia. Tracing his career back over two decades, Putin's Way reveals how the accumulation of wealth and power has led to autocratic rule and the specter of a new Cold War.


July 10, Monday — Book Club

4 p.m. in the Gateway Multipurpose Room 3

Please note date, time, and location change. The July book will be the New York Times bestseller, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Flawed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. From the publisher: "It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary’s campaign—the candidate herself."

The August book will be Al Franken: Giant of the Senate. The book club will return to its usual date, time, and location on August 7 at 3 p.m. in Gateway Multipurpose Room 2.


July 12, Wednesday — TGWD (Thank God We're Democrats)

4:30 p.m. in the Fairway Room at Creekside

The TGWD July speaker will be Marian Shostrom from Health Care for All—California. Socialization and drinks ($5 cash per drink) will begin at 4:30 p.m.  At 4:50 p.m., dinner may be ordered individually from a limited selection of the Creekside Grill Early Bird menu for $20 cash, which includes tip and tax. If you prefer to attend just for the camaraderie, you are welcome to do so. You must RSVP; please include your name(s), the date, and whether you will be ordering dinner.