Check our calendar for upcoming meetings associated with our programs.

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member to attend and/or participate.
 


Monthly General Meetings — Fourth Thursday
6 p.m. town hall and social / 7 p.m. program, in the Event Center

We provide monthly educational forums that include speakers, workshops, or discussion groups that support Democratic principles, such as public education, environmental concerns, or political involvement. You do not need to be a member to attend.


Thank God We’re Democrats — Second Wednesday
4:30 p.m. social and discussion / 4:50 p.m. dinner (optional) and discussion
at the Creekside Fairway Room

TGWD meets for cocktails and conversation in the Creekside Fairway Room. Drinks are $5. At 4:50 p.m., if desired, we order early bird dinner from the Creekside Grill for $20 cash, which includes tax and tip. Reservations are required for both cocktails and for dinner. We often invite experts on different subjects to join us to speak informally and briefly and then lead a discussion and/or answer questions about their specific area of expertise. Please RSVP, including your name(s), the date of the event, and whether you will be ordering dinner.


Book Group — First Monday at 3 p.m.
Multipurpose Room 2 at Gateway

The Book Group meets monthly to discuss a book. You do not need to be a member to participate. Check the calendar for the book title. You do not need to be a member to attend.


Film Series — Second Monday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Peacock Hall

The Club sponsors a monthly documentary film. The films feature a wide variety of topics, including environmental issues, healthcare reform, energy policy, taxation, education policies, etc. If you have a suggestion for a film, please contact us. You do not need to be a member to attend.


Write2Blue — First Tuesday, 2–4 p.m., in the Mulligan Room at Creekside

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!


Flip Red to Blue — Every Wednesday, 4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)

Join us to call blue voters in red areas across the USA to Get Out the Vote when there are flippable elections. We’re also calling voters to call their members of Congress about a timely vote 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.


Democrats of Rossmoor Action Alert Response Team — DRAAT

The purpose of DRATT is to support or oppose important legislation or provide our opinions to federal, state, and local political leaders on issues that affect us.  Calling a legislator’s office is a wonderful option that is open to us all.  Legislators’ staff must take calls and report the substance of the call to the targeted legislator. The calls usually take one or two minutes, and the staff members simply listen, record your opinion, and thank you. Simple and effective. We provide samples.

We will notify DRAAT members when an issue of importance surfaces.  We will send an email alert that contains the issue, a brief description, the name of the legislator, his/her phone number and/or email address. The DRAAT member can decide whether or not to make the call or email the legislator.  

Contact us with your name and email address if you wish to participate. Contact us with issues that deserve the attention of the DRAAT team.
 


Progressive View

Progressive View is a column that appears in the weekly Rossmoor News. It is written by Club members who wish to express their opinions on issues of local, national, and international concerns. If you wish to become a writer for the column, please contact us.
 


Other Volunteer Activities

Please contact us if you would like to help with any of the following:

  • There are numerous opportunities to help with the our monthly members' meetings and the our dinners. 
  • There are also many other chances for you to volunteer and participate in our Club activities and events.

Trinity Center

Trinity Center is the designated charity of the Democrats of Rossmoor. It is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County. Trinity Center serves meals, provides shower and laundry facilities, clothing and food pantry, and access to mail and phone. Staff post job opportunities and assist with locating County resources that address addiction and other challenges. The fellowship of sharing meals and helping others similarly distressed are the softer side of this vibrant program. Trinity Center is a safe place to be off the street.

In collaboration with the City of Walnut Creek, Trinity Center is operating a temporary Winter Shelter at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek December through March to house and feed single adults who otherwise would be without a roof over their heads.

Donations are an essential part of their program operations. If you’d like to help, see the Trinity Center Wish List for needed food, clothing, and personal hygiene items.