April 5, 2018

Subject: New Happy Hour dates. Must attend events: Discussion Group on Wednesday, April 11. April 14- General Meeting on April 14, program changes and BIG IMPACT EVENT with the future governor, on April 15.

1. Summer Happy Hours:

SunCityDems Happy Hours will be on April 12 and April 26, at Legacy Grill. May Happy Hours will be May 10 and 24. Watch SunCityDems.org for June, July events. Note: Mulligan’s at the old Putters location is set to open in December, we hope to go back there.

2. The Democratic Discussion Group:

The Democratic Discussion Group on April 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Cowan will feature a dynamic discussion led by Genevieve Van Cleve who will give a political update for central Texas and review some opportunities headed our way. (See her resume below.)

3. Democratic Monthly Meeting is rescheduled for April 14th:  

Sun City Ballroom — Coffee 9:30 Meeting 10 a.m.
Refreshments, coffee and social time at 9:30 and program at 10:00 a.m.

The program has changed! The April monthly meeting program features candidates in the May 5 local election: Mary Calixtro – Georgetown City Council Dist 1, Stevie Nicole Jones – Georgetown ISD Place 6, and Jaquita Wilson-Georgetown ISD Place 7. Come hear from the people on the ballot.

The candidates in the congressional runoff, Christine Mann and MJ Hegar will be here in at the May meeting, keep watching SunCityDems.org for details.

  • 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. See http://www.wilco.org/Departments/Elections click on voter lookup.

4. IMPACT event on April 15, starting at 5:00 p.m.

In attendance will be the two run off candidates for GOVERNOR OF TEXAS! We will get to meet the next governor! See details at SunCityDems.org and get details on how to get your tickets to this great event.

DISCUSSION GROUP GUEST:

Genevieve Van Cleve, a Pflugerville native, graduated from the University of New Mexico (1998) with a degree in political science. For the past 10 years, Genevieve worked to recruit, train, and elect great women to political office in Texas. The heart of good politics is engaging compelling people, listening to their path to leadership, and connecting them to the tools, data, and resources necessary to win elected office. Among other past positions she helped elect Sarah Eckhardt (first female county judge in Travis County) and served as Political Director for Annie’s List in Austin. For a sojourn, in 2017, Genevieve walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain twice. She biked 150 miles through The Netherlands, and back packed in Idaho and Washington State. In total, she hiked and biked over 1,000 miles. Now, with renewed energy, she’s ready to be of use, of service, and on a team that’s making a difference in the lives of everyday people. For her SC Dems discussion she will give a political update for central Texas and review some opportunities headed our way.

 

February 27, 2018

Subject:  Happy Hour, Monthly Meeting Dates, Primary Election, Big Red Poppy Parade 2018

The Democratic Primary day is March 6:

Please vote for your favorite Democrat in the primary. We have some great candidates who are working hard to gather votes. Go to the Home page for candidates’ web links to read their positions. In the event one person does not get over 50 percent of the vote there will be a runoff election. Prepare to go back to the polls for that. (See our monthly meeting announcement below.)

WHY VOTE IN THE PRIMARY? Higher turnout will show that the Dems are serious here and we can win on the November general election. Motivation is what allowed Trump to win! We can’t let them be more motivated than us! PLEASE GO VOTE! See the website for early voting information. If you do not vote early, go vote on March 6! Thanks!

Happy Hours March 8 and March 22:

Our Happy Hours are coming up on the second and 4th Thursdays,  March 8 and March 22 at 3:30 to 5:00 at Legacy Grill, on the patio. The Happy Hours are great fun and we get to meet new members and prospects and mingle in a “no Trumper” group. It is cozy and can get cool on the patio, don’t forget your coat!

Happy Hour prices are: house wines- $4.50, well drinks- $3.50 and bottled beer $0.50 off regular price. See you there for great conversation and camaraderie!!

Monthly meeting on Saturday March 17:

Sun City Ballroom — Coffee 9:30 Meeting 10 a.m.

The Monthly General Meeting on March 17, features Kim Gilby, the new incoming Chair of Williamson County Democrats. Come learn about what the county Dems are planning for the upcoming elections and plans to change our congressional representation to one who will not blindly follow Trump and his agenda along with other races and their potential impact on us.

Monthly meeting on April 14:

Sun City Ballroom — Coffee 9:30 Meeting 10 a.m.

Refreshments, coffee and social time at 9:30 and program at 10:00 a.m.

We plan to have the leading Democratic Congressional candidate – or two if there is a run-off speak to us about their plans and policies. Will it be Mike Clark? M.J. Hegar? Kent Lester or Christine Mann? See this web site for updates.

Red Poppy Parade on April 28, Save the Date:

Red Poppy Parade is April 28. Sun City Dems will have a float so please plan to be there. Ride on the float, or walk alongside, and make sure Georgetown knows we’ve got Dems! There will be two sign-up sheets at the monthly meeting on Saturday March 17 at The Sun City Ballroom onTexas Ave. Sign Sheet #1 if you want a spot on the float. We will run 2 shuttle busses from Sun City to Georgetown starting at 8:15 AM on Parade Day. Buses will also bring you back when parade is over. There is no charge – we just want you to be there. So – sign up on sheet #2 to reserve a seat on the shuttle. (More details coming later) See Phyllis Vogel at the General Membership Meeting or call her at 512-863-9352 or email her at phylv721@suddenlink.net