President’s Message

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR
NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE AND OFFICERS:

Every two years, the Sun City Democrats Club elects a Board of Directors, comprised of the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer and the chairs of the Program, Membership, Social, Communications, Special Events, Groups and IMPACT (our Political Action Committee).
While we are half way through the second year, it takes time and effort to identify individuals interested in serving in these capacities, to interview them and to eventually put them before the membership for election.
We therefore are seeking members to serve on a selection/nominating committee to identify potential candidates. Those candidates may include current Board members as well as new ones. If you are interested in serving on that committee, please send an e-mail to Larry Buxbaum at larry.b@msn.com. Please indicate your name, how long you have been a member of the club and any other information about your background that would be helpful in determining your involvement on the committee.
Additionally, we are of course interested in hearing from you if you are interested in serving as an officer or committee chair. Let me know that as well, so that your interest may be communicated to the nominating committee when it is appointed. The role of the committees is set forth in our by-laws, which may be found on under Our Club (above).
The Sun City Democrats Club is over 550 members strong and growing every day. Committed leadership is essential as we move forward to achieve our mission. Your participation and interest are greatly appreciated.

Larry Buxbaum,
President, Sun City Democrats

YOU’RE INVITED — JULY 19 — PICNIC

We will be very active this summer with the upcoming elections. A fun picnic is a thank you for members and a great opportunity to join the club. Membership forms will be available at this event. If you are a non-member, please join your fellow Democrats and help change the course of our nation.
We look forward to seeing you there! Bring a friend to join!

Date: Thursday, July 19th
Time: 5p-7:30p for dinner and entertainment
Place: Legacy Pavilion

Menu
Canes Chicken, Rolls, Watermelon
Iced tea, Water and Ice
Members BYOB and a Salad or Dessert to Share

Please RSVP to Cathy Melendez, cmelendez1950@gmail.com, so we know how much food to purchase.  Can you help with table setup/take down?  We need several people with strong backs to get this accomplished.  If you can help, include in your RSVP.  

Monthly Meetings

JULY 21, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING featuring a great guest speaker! Senator Kirk Watson, a Democrat leader in the Texas Senate, from the Austin area will speak on:
IMPROVING HEALTHCARE IN TEXAS
Everyone is invited to hear this leader at 9:30 for coffee and 10:00 for the program in the Sun City Ballroom.

AUGUST 18, GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING. SunCityDems are invited to hear what is happening with Williamson County and Texas Democrats. Learn about the Williamson County Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign from Andrew Herrera, Executive Director of the Williamson County Coordinated Campaign and Sharon Covey. We may have other speakers, also. Everyone is invited to come at 9:30 for coffee and 10:00 for the program in the Sun City Ballroom.

Bring a friend!

Voting Information

Vote in November and turn Texas blue!
Williamson County Democrats Listing of 2018 Candidates
includes links to their websites so you can get to know them
 

VOTER EDUCATION RESOURCES – click here 

Headline News

SEPTEMBER 30 IMPACT FUNDRAISER:

Watch for details. We want to make sure our Texas and local dems have the resources needed to win in November!

Donations for IMPACT are 67,000! Our new Blue goal for 2018 is now $75,000.#FF0000 Raised $67,000 towards the $75,000 target.

A hearty THANK YOU to all the wonderful contributors to IMPACT – our Sun City Democrat Club’s fundraising committee.  You are to be congratulated for helping us pass our initial goal of $50,000. But we aren’t done yet! We are now moving on to our new goal of $75,000 – as voted on by attendees at our February Club meeting.  With your continuing support, we will help elect Democrats in 2018 from the top of the ticket down!  IMPACT team:  Kim Moran,  Ira Dolich, Vicki Miller, Cheryll Riley, Connie Carden, and Janet Fulk.

Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group?

FILE PHOTO: Facebook logo is seen at a start-up companies gathering at Paris’ Station F in Paris, France on January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/File Photo

By Larry Hilliard, administrator

The Sun City Democrats “closed” Facebook group, and was created in October 2011 with the approval of the Sun City Democrats Club Board of Directors at that time.  Its purpose was, and continues to be, to provide a social media venue for group members to share information and comments/opinions in a safe and non-threatening environment ~ thus a “closed” group. As with any Facebook page, comments are those of the individuals who sign their names. The views and opinions expressed in this group are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent official policy or position of the Sun City Texas Democrats Club or of its membership as a whole.

What is a “closed” Facebook group?   In order to join this group, you have to request to join.  When a request comes to the attention of one of the administrators, we do our best to determine if the requester meets the two criteria to become a member: 1) be a Democrat and 2) live in Williamson County.  Only individuals who have been approved to join this group can read comments, post items and comment on items.  While the Facebook public at-large can see the existence of the group on Facebook, as well as the members, no one who is not a member of this group can see anything beyond that information.  They can’t read what is posted or make comments.  When this group was created, it was (and still is) important that members would not feel threatened or be attacked for their political views (as happens frequently in other political Facebook groups).

Finally, being a member of this group, in and of itself, does not make you a member of the Sun City Democrats Club.  While club membership is not a criteria to join this group, we fervently hope that you will. Currently, there are over 400 members in this Facebook group and over 500 dues-paying members of the club.  If you have friends or neighbors who meet the eligibility criteria, please tell them about us and encourage them to join.  Our strength is in our numbers, our ideas and what we value.  Now is not the time to be a “closet” or “sit on the sidelines” Democrat.  We have work to do!

To join the group, go to facebook and enter Sun City Democrats, Georgetown, Texas . After requesting to join the Facebook group using the link on the site, you will be authorized to post questions, comments and more. 

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Email to Don Keller at cybergeezer@suddenlink.net