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DFA Link meeting with Dotty Nygard – cancelled

This meeting was cancelled.  Ms. Nygard travelled to Texas to aid in the hurricane relief effort.  Her appearance has been rescheduled to February 12, 2018.

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The Bayshore Progressive Democrats and the Dean Club invite you to attend our meeting on September 11, 2017, which will feature Dotty Nygard, a candidate for US Congress in CD 10.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The meeting will be at:

Congregational Church of Sunnyvale
1112 S Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Learn more about Dotty Nygard at:

DFA Link meeting with T J Cox

The DFA Link meeting on August 14, 2017, will feature T J Cox, a candidate for US Congress in CD 10.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The location is:

Cambrian Branch Library
1780 Hillsdale Ave
San José, CA 95124

Learn more about T J Cox at:

Bylaws amendment, August 28, 2017

At the Dean Club working meeting on August 28, 2017, the Club will be voting on an important bylaws amendment.
This amendment changes the bylaws to more precisely describe the method of counting votes for endorsements and bylaws changes.

The proposed change will be presented at the working meeting on July 24, 2017, and voted on at the working meeting on August 28, 2017.  Both meetings begin at 7:00 PM.

The meetings will be held at:
Marie Callender’s
751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

A document highlighting the changes can be downloaded HERE.

Jerry McNerney reception with Barbara Lee

You are cordially invited to join

Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
Democratic Volunteer Center
Santa Clara County Democratic Club

Stephanie Grossman, Alice Smith, Mary McVey Gill, Barbara & John Comiskey, Eitan Fenson, Swanee Edwards, Diane & Joe Rolfe, and Emy & Jim Thurber

And our special guest Congresswoman Barbara Lee

For an afternoon reception honoring Congressman Jerry McNerney

“In Our Fourteenth Year of Supporting Jerry”

Sunday, July 30th, 2017 – 4:00pm to 6:00pm

At the home of Stephanie Grossman 1121 Harriet Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Suggested Donations: Diamond – $1,000
Gold – $500
Silver – $250
Bronze – $100
Students/Seniors – $50

Please direct questions and RSVP’s to Balerio Reyes at: or (209) 956-2872.

To RSVP, click here


Democratic Party All Club Unity Picnic



Come one, Come all

July 9 10am – 3pm

Don’t miss this year’s picnic

RSVP now

Free food and drinks

at the great family

Barnyard Picnic Area

RSVP Required




Annual Picnic and Election of Officers

Join us for a fun day in the park!

Our annual potluck picnic and election of officers will be held on June 24, 2017 at Ponderosa Park, Area 2, in Sunnyvale, at 11:00 AM.

Last year we had 19 candidates, elected officials, or their representatives speak. It’s always a fun and

informative event.

Election of officers will occur at 12:15 PM, and our honored guests will be invited to speak beginning at 12:30 PM.

DFA Link meeting – Susan Ellenberg on Civics Education

This month’s featured speaker is Susan Ellenberg, member of the San Jose Unified School District Board, and Candidate for County Supervisor.  She will speak on the topic of Civics Education in our schools.

Members and guests gather for potluck at 6:30 PM, and the program begins at 7:00 PM.

The location is:

Home of Alice Smith
4284 Los Palos Circle
Palo Alto CA 94306-4310

Wildflower Walk! Saturday April 8

Delight in and learn a bit about our beautiful native spring wildflowers (and more!)
at a local wildflower preserve on a walk led by experienced docents

Meet 10:30am sharp  to carpool from a Palo Alto location, sent when you RSVP

Easy walking; walk duration about an hour and a half. Wear walking/hiking shoes, sunscreen, sun hat; binoculars if you like; bring water for yourself

BENEFIT for the Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley
$20 Dean Club members    $25 nonmembers     Heavy rain cancels (RAINCHECK)


April 24, 2017 Endorsement Meeting

EveryVoteCountsThe April 24, 2017 Dean Club working meeting will be an endorsement meeting. The Endorsement Committee will make recommendations regarding 2018 US Congressional races in California and Chair of the California Democratic Party.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Members in good standing for not less than three months are eligible to vote.  A two thirds majority of members present and voting is required for endorsement.

Any candidate for these offices, or their representative, who attends will be given an opportunity to address the membership.  Other offices will be considered at subsequent meetings.

The meeting is at Marie Callender’s, 751 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087.  Arrive at 6:30 PM to place your dinner order and be ready for the meeting at 7:00 PM.

2016 Accomplishments


The Dean Democratic Club of Silicon Valley did it again.  We are so proud of our 2016 accomplishments!  We are proud of all we’ve done and continue to do. The Dean Democratic Club continues to be one of the most active, involved Democratic clubs in Santa Clara County.