Committees

Committees

Activism

Keep the Board and thereby the Membership informed about upcoming rallies, protests, political gatherings and events, and report on same for possible inclusion in the newsletter or Club e-mail blasts. Study upcoming events where the presence of the Club may be beneficial. If possible, coordinate carpooling for members.
Janice Burstin: jburstin@comline.com

Budget

The Treasurer shall chair the Budget Committee which shall prepare and submit for Board approval an annual budget of Club expenditures and any periodic revisions therein, including any donations to candidates and non-profit organizations.
Contact Sue Dearing: sdearing@comline.com

Bylaws

Originate, receive from the Board and Membership, draft, submit for Board approval and re-draft as may be required, all proposed amendments and revisions of the Bylaws and Standing Rules deemed advisable. Present same to the Board and Membership for approval. Assure that members receive required notice of proposals 176 and copies of new bylaws upon request.
Anne Pearson: apearson@comline.com

Campaign and Get Out the Vote (GOTV)

Manage and direct the Club’s campaign, precinct captain, canvassing, candidate support, and get-out-the-vote activities. Unless otherwise delegated, act as liaison with the Club’s Chair of the Outreach Committee.
Jeanette Peck: jeanetteepeck@gmail.com

Club Election and Nominating

Recruit and select nominees for Officer and Director positions, indicating the Standing Committees they may be expected to chair. Present those nominations to the Membership (with no required prior approval by the Board). Receive other nominations from the Floor (if any) from the two regular meetings prior to Club Election Day and receive any candidate statements from those nominees. Set the Club’s Annual Election schedule (working back from the Club Election Day set by the Bylaws). Cause notice of that schedule to be published in the Newsletter, given to members separately, or contained in an e-mail. If necessary, in the case of a contested election, receive candidate statements, prepare the ballot, and have them printed and mailed to members with return envelopes. Receive and tally votes mailed in and delivered, and announce the Election results. Note that Affiliate Members who are not registered Democrats are not eligible to be nominated as Officers or Directors and may not vote in Club elections.
Maureen Mehler: gramamo@hotmail.com

Hospitality

Buy or provide and serve any refreshments for regular monthly meetings. Keep an inventory of the Club’s storage cabinets and replenish supplies as necessary. Recruit volunteers to help with set-up and clean-up chores. Be available to fill any special requests from the President or the Board.
Heather Bennett: dcgotv@gmail.com

Legislative Action

Monitor federal and state legislative, Executive Branch, and judicial actions. Prioritize and propose members’ lobbying positions and actions for Board approval. Present them to members at meetings, in the Newsletter, and in other ways deemed advisable.
Jonathan Adler: lawgurulaguna@yahoo.com

Membership

Maintain and update the Club’s membership records, conduct membership and dues renewal drives, provide to other Committees any membership data required for telephone calls, mailing labels, elections and other voting, and any other needs. Be available for check-in at monthly meetings and/or provide membership check-in sheets to volunteers performing this duty.
Janet Means: letterlady@mac.com

Outreach

Manage Club events which seek to contact Democratic voters, such as through the DPOC’s “Democratic Ambassador” program, voter registration at the Orange County Fair, or the Club’s own events and programs. Liaison with the Campaign and GOTV Chair, as well as the Voter Registration Chair.
Rebeca Gilad: rebecagilad@gmail.com

Program

Plan and produce the program part (non-Club-business) of Regular and Special Membership meetings, seeking to present stimulating speakers, films, videos, discussions, and other activities involving our issues and candidates of the greatest interest to members.
Susan Dearing: sdearing@comline.com

Social Media, Webmaster

Maintain the Club’s Facebook page, websites, and/or other social media and send information about Club events to social media sites and the DPOC, as directed by the Board.
Contact Dave Salahi: david@salahi.net

Special Events

Plan and produce special Club events (i.e., not regular meetings), such as Annual Brunches, Luncheons or Dinners, Annual Picnics, and Holiday Parties, and any other special events, coordinating 222 with the Program Committee and other relevant committees.
Contact Sue Dearing: sdearing@comline.com

Voter Registration

Direct the Club’s voter registration and vote-by-mail ballot drives. Recruit and direct Club volunteers for special VR events, such as the DPOC’s booth at the Orange County Fair. Offer voter registration at regular club meetings and special events.
Arline Burgmeier: aburgmeier@sbcglobal.net