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Garden Tour Saturday, May 2, 2015

Garden Tour  featuring Master Gardener Sue Zaslaw Saturday, May 2 We saw a lovely sustainable garden featuring fruits, vegetables, flowers, and a koi pond; we learned about irrigation, worm and hot composting, and raising chickens (these produce beautiful colored eggs!)  After the tour, we had a Q&A session and refreshments (with a Cinco de mayo theme).

Dean Club Table at the JJ Dinner

The Dean Club had two tables at the annual Santa Clara County Democratic Party JJ Dinner. State Senator Jim Beall and his wife, Pat, joined us at one table and State Assembly Member Kansen Chu and his wife, Daisy, sat at the other Dean Club table.  The speaker, John Laird, Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency, was …

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Bylaws amendment, April 27, 2015

At the Dean Club Working Meeting on April 27, 2015, the Club voted on an important bylaws amendment.  This amendment brought the Club into compliance with new requirements of the California Democratic Party regarding pre-endorsing conferences to be held in 2016. The meeting was held at: Marie Callender’s 751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087 View …

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Sally Lieber spoke on Human Trafficking

DFALink Meeting Monday, April 13, 2015 Program: Sally Lieber spoke on Human Trafficking.  

Wildflower Walk Fundraiser a big success

The wildflower walk was a great success.  Attendees saw dozens of species, all cataloged by the guides, and experienced a pleasant day in our County Parks.  The event raised more than $500 for the Club.  As a bonus, the Club gained several new members.  Now, that’s an event! ========================= Delight in and learn a bit …

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San Jose City Council District 4 endorsement

At our business meeting of 2/23/15, the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley voted to give a sole endorsement to Tim Orozco for San Jose City Council District 4. Thank you to all the candidates who participated in our endorsement process. We appreciate the time and effort you have expended. Visit Tim’s Facebook page.

Dean Club Goals and Task Forces for 2015

In January, members voted to set our goals and form task forces for the year. Task forces will further prioritize what they’ll work on. Sign up for a task force at any of our meetings! Good government (41 votes) pass DISCLOSE Act, anti-corruption act; remove safe harbor, overturn top-two primary, more Economic justice (35 votes) reduce …

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Dean Club Members in the CDP

CONGRATULATIONS to our members who won seats on the California Democratic Party Central Committee! AD24 Winners: Elspeth Farmer (top female vote-getter), Margaret Okuzumi, *Lorri Holtzberg, Jackie Wheeler; Jim Griffith (top vote-getter), *Lucas Ramirez, *Andrew Heaton, Otto Lee AD24 executive board rep: *Steve Chessin AD28 Winner: John Comiskey (* non-primary Dean Club members) Note that at least …

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DFA summit Saturday, April 11, 2015

The turnout was tremendous, and the discussion lively and informative, at the DFA Summit in Redwood City.  More than 100 DFA followers gathered from all over Northern California to discuss priorities and propose actions for 2015 and 2016.  Many thanks to the organizers and volunteers who made this DFA Summit work! ========== Please, join: Latinos …

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Prop 13 reform, with Courtney McDonald of Evolve

DFALink meeting Monday, March 2, 2015 Arrive for Potluck at 6:30 PM.  The program begins at 7:00 PM. Program: Prop 13 reform, with Courtney McDonald of Evolve Location: 4284 Los Palos Circle, Palo Alto CA 94306-4310