By Ann Nye —
NOTE: A video of the meeting can be seen after this article. Some video times are annotated within the article.
The Palos Verdes Democrats June 12 hybrid meeting (Zoom and in-person) began with a review of our speakers, preview of the July and August meetings, and announcements.
The speaker reports and videos on the June 7 CA Primary (Tony Hale and Sergio Carrillo) and local water issues (Harold Williams and Rob Katherman) may be found in the June Meeting Report articles.
Here’s a preview of future PV Dems Meetings – please SAVE the DATES
1:26 July 17, 2022 – Annual Picnic and Board Installation, 5pm – 7pm on the lawn of St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church in RHE. As our Picnic Chair Anita Vaccaro said, “It’s that time of year again! Come join us in the spirit of celebration, friendship, appreciation and just to have fun!” Suggested donation for pre-ordered box dinners is $20. There’s limited seating and if you would like to sit on the lawn, we suggest you bring a chair or blanket. The Picnic registration is available here on our website.
3:17 August 21, 2022 – Annual Review of the 2021-2022 Supreme Court Decisions with Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Tom Long. This will be a hybrid meeting – an in-person meeting at the Peninsula Center Library Community Room and virtually as a Zoom meeting.
3:51 PV Dems 1st VP Connie Sullivan talked about the fundraiser she hosted for Paul Seo, a member of our club who is running for RPV City Council in the November election. Congressman Adam Schiff attended and talked about his experience working with Paul Seo on the committee to endorse candidates for the West Point Military Academy. Paul zoomed into our meeting to thank Connie for hosting the event and to thank all the supporters who attended.
7:00 Report on the PV Dems successful tabling at the PV Street Fair. Fraser Perkins provided a tabletop spinning wheel to engage more with the Fair participants walking by. The participant spun the wheel to decide the November election winner and if the wheel landed on Republicans Win, they were told what they would lose (i.e. gun regulation) and if the wheel landed on Democrats Win, they were told what they would gain (i.e. more progress on gun safety).
8.29 Report on the March for Our Lives walk from the Manhattan Beach Pier to the Hermosa Pier. Over 200 people showed up including Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.
9:18 Reminder to PLEASE renew your 2022-2023 PV Dems membership. Our fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30 and we depend primarily on dues to pay for vital donations to Democratic candidates, room and equipment rentals as well as always-appreciated refreshments. On our website, you can renew online or download the renewal form at: http://pvpdemocrats.org/membership/. Choose your membership type:
- Individual $25/year
- Family $40/year
- Student $10/year
10:32 Carol Moeller announced the PV Dems will have a booth at the RPV July 4th event at RPV City Hall. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at the table.
Here is the PV Dems May Treasurers report from Treasurer Al Shadbourne:
May 2022 Treasurer’s Report
Misc. Donations $20.00
ActBlue fees $3.37
Net contributions/(expenditures) $121.63
Bank Balance April 30, 2022 $2,065.63
($278.05 state +$1787.58 fed)
Bank Balance May 31, 2022 $2,187.26
($278.05 State + $1909.21 Fed)
Note: checks are accrued as written in all balances and expenditures
Submitted by Al Shadbourne Treasurer, June 4, 2022
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