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. Contact Janice Burstin: jburstin@comline.com

African American Committee

Discusses issues that affect people of color. Currently they plan and implement the VTV program “Black in Laguna Woods” and contribute articles to the LWDC newsletter. Contact Allan Feldman: Feldmanallan5@aol.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 Pat Leftwich: patleftwich@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 and copies of new bylaws upon request. Contact Dana Barraclough: dfbarraclough@yahoo.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.
Contact Jeanette Peck: jeanetteepeck@gmail.com

Club Election and Nominating

Recruit and select nominees for Officer and Director positions. Present those nominations to the Membership at regular meeting prior to Club Election Day. Set the Club’s Annual Election schedule and publish/distribute information to members and present to membership during the two meetings before election. Receive and tally votes and report results. Contact Maureen Mehler: gramamo@hotmail.com

Field Organizer

Field Organizer recruits teams of volunteers to work on advocacy and outreach projects that further Democratic goals and objectives. The major such project is the Get Out The Vote project. Contact Jeanne Lepowsky: lepowsky@comline.com

Fundraising

The Fundraising Committee is responsible for getting donations from Club members and others. The committee works closely with the Club’s Treasurer and the Budget Committee to help the board make decisions on donations to Democratic candidates and various organizations in need. Contact Rebeca Gilad Rebeca Gilad: rebecagilad@gmail.com

Historian

Responsible for maintaining records relative to the history of the Laguna Woods Democratic Club. The records shall include photos, newspaper articles, flyers and brochures indicating the support the club has provided to candidates, ballot measures, and relevant topics. Contact Heide Krueger-Gerson: Heide_Krueger@yahoo.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. Contact: Penny Cline – 714-381-6439

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. Contact
Jonathan Adler: lawgurulaguna@yahoo.com

Membership

Maintain and update the Club’s membership records, conduct membership and dues renewal drives, orient new members, 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. Contact Debra David: debdavid48@gmail.com

Newsletter/Village Website

Publish and mail Newsletters and meeting notices in a timely fashion, preferably monthly, or as the Board directs. They may and, if possible, should include reports and notices of Club events and activities and those nearby of our Party, candidates, and other clubs of interest to members; significant Board and Membership action; notices of matters to be voted on; if desired, a President’s column; if provided, Legislative Action, Activism or Outreach reports; periodic lists of contact data for Club leaders and our elected officials; official Club ballot advice and analysis of ballot measures; our elected officials’ votes, bills, reports, etc.; and editorials, opinion and other articles on substantive issues of concern to Democrats. Maintain and update as needed, the Laguna Woods Village Democratic Club website. Contact Deborah Orrill: dorrill15@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. Contact
Susan Dearing: sdearing@comline.com

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 with the Program Committee and other relevant committees. Contact Nancy Hensel: Hensel.nancy@gmail.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. Contact Mary Ribando: marytribando@aol.com

Webmaster

Maintain the Club’s website.
Contact Dave Salahi: david@salahi.net