Friendsgiving – November 20th… Biggly turnout!!

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The Nov. 20th Friendsgiving Dinner event at the EDC Dem. HQ was a huge success. Many, many thanks to everyone for their generous, creative contributions of appetizers, favorite casseroles, main dishes, salads, desserts, wine, beer, and beverages of all types. We had a tremendous turnout of 70 (or more!) people who filled the office to the brim with singing (thank you Elaine, Lee, Ginny,, great conversations, inspiring comments and wonderful cheer.

A special thank you to Lauren Hernandez for organizing the Friendsgiving event. And congratulations to our first 10 inductees into the Phone Bank Hall of Fame and our honored Master Organizers – Door Hanger Campaign, Pat Wendt and Johanne Christmas.

Donations for Butte County Camp Fire Survivors:  Through the generous donations of those attending the Friendsgiving dinner, $640. 00 in gift cards (or cash to purchase additional gift cards) was donated to the Butte County Camp Fire survivors.

United Democrats Holiday/Farewell Dinner
……….only five days left to buy your tickets!
Monday, December 3rd, at the Sportsman’s Hall in Pollock Pines.  Drinking/Socializing – 2:30 pm, and Dinner is at 3:30pm

Menu Choices are:  Prime Rib $32, Salmon $28, Chicken Fettuccini $28, and Vegetarian/Gluten Free $26.

Tickets can be purchased at

You can also mail your check, payable to the United Democrats, along with your Menu Choice to PO Box 762, Diamond Springs, 95619.  You can also pay your dues and/or donate to our Annual Student Essay Contest.

Remember, the ticket deadline is this Thursday, November 29th.  Hope to see you at our dinner/farewell party! – John

Holiday Party – Placerville Art Gallery
Thursday, Dec 13, 6:30 – 8p
Placerville Art Gallery
352 Main Street, Placerville
Once again, Ruth Michelson and Paul Cockrell are generously sharing their art gallery with us for our holiday gathering. Come enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, engaging conversation with friends – new and old – surrounded by eye catching art. Bring a friend!
2019 Roosevelt Kennedy Dinner
Mark your calendars – Sun., May 5, 2019
(yes…that’s Cinco de Mayo)
Wine & cocktails  – 3:00pm
Dinner – 5:00pm
Cameron Park Community Center

KR Dinner Committee members Lee Boylan, Karla Meadows and Zoe McNevin are organizing the 2019 KR Dinner.  If you’re interested in joining this team, please email Lee Boylan at [email protected]
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Data Research Team update:  Joel Wiley has agreed to continue serving as PDI/MOE Administrator.  Terry Fagan has agreed to serve as Coordinator/Facilitator.   Two (recently new) volunteers, Robert Miller and Jim Schmoke, both with extensive experience w. software development and information technology, have also agreed to actively participate in this committee. Contact Terry Fagan at [email protected] for further information.

Strategic Planning:  We’ve launched and invite interested Democrats and independent voters to participate in our Strategic Planning process. This process will lead to the development of a 2019 – 2010 strategic plan.  We invite you to mark your calendars now:    Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, 10am to 3:00pm for the EDC Democrats  2019-20 Strategic Planning Workshop, Location (likely Placerville area) & further details to be announced.  Lunch and beverages provided.

Next Democratic Central Committee meeting:  Tuesday, December 18, 7pm @ Placerville Raley’s Community Room, 166 Placerville Drive, Placerville.