Monthly Meeting

Monthly General Meeting – May 19, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018, Sun City Ballroom—Refreshments, coffee and social time at 9:30 and program at 10:00 a.m.  We are extremely honored to host a congressional candidate debate between two great candidates Christine Mann and MJ Hegar  who are vying to replace our long term tea party representative to Congress just two days before the runoff election.   The debate will be moderated by Patrick Svitek, the primary political correspondent for The Texas Tribune. Half of the questions will be from audience submissions. Those who wish to submit a question should write it on a 5×8 card or sheet of paper and turn them in when the enter the ballroom. Please go vote in the Primary Runoff Election – May 22, 2018. Did you know voter turnout in Georgetown is extremely low and that candidates often win or loose by less than 100 votes! If the SunCityDems get out to vote for progressive candidates, we can effect real change in our city, county and congressional district! When you go vote on May 22, please invite your Democratic neighbors to go, too.
Note: We will be asking attendees to sit organized by precinct! You can find your new precinct number on your voter registration card or by going to the Wilco County Elections site and entering your address. We will have lists at the meeting but will save time by knowing your precinct number in advance. Click for voter lookup.

Voting Information

Primary Runoff Election – May 22, 2018 
Last day to register to vote was Monday, April 23, 2018.
Early voting Monday, May 14, 2018 – Friday, May 18, 2018.
May 22 Sample Ballot  

Candidate Websites For More Information:
Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar
Christine Eady Mann

Lupe Valdez
Andrew White

Williamson County Democrats Listing of 2018 Candidates 

VOTER EDUCATION RESOURCES – click here 

President’s Message

Member participation and involvement will be critical during this election year by providing opportunities for us to elect Democrats at the local, state and federal levels. We must maintain and grow our membership.  We must harness our increased numbers with passion to assist our candidates in the many ways that make for successful campaigns — door knocking, phone-calling, donating and, of course, voting.  Communication with other like-minded voters is a high priority.  The website provides easy access to candidate’s campaign websites and voting information.  One of the advantages of membership is the ability to participate in our groups. We now have several plus a Facebook page to keep you informed.  We invite you to attend our Happy Hours which are twice a month.

On May 23, our general election candidates will be decided and our IMPACT committee will move into high gear to identify candidates for our financial support.  IMPACT is raising unprecedented funds and the significant support from the Sun City Democrats will be clear.

Continued growth is only possible with the active assistance of our members.  Thank you for making this a successful group.

Headline News

A BLUE WAVE IN THE RED POPPY PARADE April 28, 2018

Crowds lining the streets of downtown Georgetown greet the blue wave of Sun City Democrats marching in the Red Poppy Festival Parade.  (Click here for full page …)

Riding on Blue Power – April 15, 2018

The IMPACT fundraising event, Riding on Blue Power, featured Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, the two run off candidates for governor of Texas.  Approximately 300 Sun City democrats, area candidates and community members enjoyed a barbecue dinner and entertainment by Steve the Brit.
(Click here for more …)

Donations for IMPACT are 64,000! Our new Blue goal for 2018 is now $75,000.#FF0000 Raised $64,000 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:  Billie Reaney, Kim Moran,  Cheryl Riley, Vicki Miller, Connie Carden, Janet Fulk,  and Ira Dolich.

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. 

Share Your Photos

If you attend a Sun City Democrats event and take pictures, please send them on to the website. On your smartphone, make sure your camera is capturing at the highest resolution. You can also use a “real camera”.  For the website, acceptable file formats are .jpg, .png, or .gif.  A separate file for each photo, please.  Text files need to be in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format.

Email to Don Keller at cybergeezer@suddenlink.net