January Club Meeting 1/9/2019

Jan. (1/9/19) Minutes
Attendance: approximately 30
Speaker: Robin Torrello, chair of the Alameda County Democratic central committee
Topic: Selecting delegates to state Democratic conventions

Robin thanked people who worked in 2018 election campaigns.
She noted that Alameda is 55% Democratic and just 11% Republican.
On Jan. 27, at the College of America, registered Democrats can vote for 7 women and 7 men to represent the 18th Assembly District at state conventions May 31, 2019 (in San Francisco) and in Nov. 2019 (date and place to be determined).  Twenty-four women and 15 men are running for these spots.
Volunteers are needed for the Jan. 27 balloting in Alameda and for the May 31 convention.
The cost of being a delegate ranges from $1600 to $2000.

Next meeting: Feb.13

Elect Board Meeting 1/7/2019

Jan. 7, 2019
Present: Cheri Johansen, Mike McMahon, Michelle Pryor, Julie Casey, Toni Grimm, Matt Hettrick, Lynne Dennis

President Gabrielle Dolphin is recuperating from surgery and requested a medical leave.  Julie Casey  agreed to act as interim president until Gabrielle's return.

The interim president announced the appointment of the following chairs:
Membership: Cheri JohansenCommunications: Dan WoodVoter registration: Allan PryorHospitality: Toni GrimmCommunity Liaison: Matt Hettrick

Possible programs for the first half of 2019 were discussed, as well as possible fundraising ideas.
Next meeting: Feb.18