President’s Message for October
Well, we have a busy month coming up and you need to mark your calendars because we need and want your participation in these events. Our goal for us on the VCDC Executive Board is to concentrate on local politics, local activities to better our community, letting you know what is going on in our area and in this way lift the entire community up. But we can’t forget that the election is just weeks away. If you feel the importance of helping out in the campaigns, please know there are many local candidates that could use your help: Patrick Malloy, Andrew Masiel, Olga Diaz, and our own Ann Quinley, Mary Gaines, Bart Schwarz and Michael O’Connor who are running for local boards. Please go to their websites or look under San Diego County Democratic Party to see where you can help.
I received a request for help in the Dave Roberts campaign for anyone who could make calls for his support. There is a Democratic Political office in Escondido where calls can be make or you can take a list and call from home. Dave Roberts is not in our district but he does have the Democratic values that we would like to see on the Board of Supervisors.
Here are some dates to put on your calendar:
Friday, Oct. 7, 8-10 am. VCDC will sponsor the Valley Center Chamber of Commerce’s October Sunriser monthly breakfast (waffles, coffee, juice)! Our theme is “Be sure to vote.” If you are available, please come and support our club, learn what the Chamber is all about, and meet some great people. Breakfast is free and is located outside the Chamber office next to CJ’s and the Deli at 29115 Valley Center Road. Hope to see you there!
October 11 and 12. The Roadrunner is having a Candidate Forum from 6-8 pm at the Valley Center Library. There are several Democrats who are running for local offices here in Valley Center: Ann Quinley, Mary Gaines, Bart Schwarz and Michael O’Connor. Be sure to attend and support our candidates.
October 16th. We plan to have a potluck social at Tanvir & Judy Manjur’s home at 2:00 pm. This social will also be a general meeting and we will discuss next year’s Board elections.
Tuesday October 18, 6-8 pm. VCDC has scheduled an event at the Valley Center Library seminar room with San Diego County Dems for Environmental Action (http://www.sdenvirodems.com/) who will give a presentation on Lilac Hills Ranch and taking action to defeat Prop B on the November ballot. Also, Tom Cowan will provide information about the North County San Diego Veterans Stand-down (http://ncstanddown.com/) to be held in Vista on January 27-29, 2017. He will provide information on how you can become involved to help our veterans. We would like to have a good showing for these speakers. Please support the club by attending!
VCDC Board Elections: It’s time to think about our Board for next year. If you are interested in holding one of the club offices, please let us know. The Secretary position will be open. Please contact us if you can help! We would also love to have more members attending our Executive meetings to help plan upcoming events.
November 5 from 10 – 2. The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce will have their 5th Annual Block Party and Business Expo, located at A-1 Irrigation. We will have a booth there and it is a great opportunity for you to come and support the local business here in Valley Center. There are free items given out by local businesses and food. It will be a fun event and worth attending.
November 8th is Election Day. Our club would like to share this historic occasion together at Dare & Everett DeLano’s home to view the election returns. It will be a potluck party from 5-9 pm. Be sure to respond to the evites that have been sent out on this and our October 16th social. If you have not received the evites, please let us know.
Who may vote?
A US Citizen
A resident of California
At least 18 years of age on or before the election
Not in prison or parole for a felony conviction
Not declared mentally incompetent by a court action
The VCDC contributed $100 to the Valley Center Community Hall Building Project. So what have they been doing? Well, the picture below shows the old light fixtures they're replacing since the stanchions are gone. Another way that the VCDC is helping our community.
Valley Center, Pauma Valley, Pala and Palomar are in the following Districts, with the representatives indicated
President: Barack Obama*
Senate: Barbara Boxer*, Dianne Feinstein
House of Representatives, 50th Congressional District: Duncan Hunter, Jr*
Governor: Jerry Brown*
38th Senatorial: Joel Anderson
75th Assembly: Marie Waldron*
5th Supervisorial District: Bill Horn*
County Board of Education, 4th District: Mark Anderson (Dem)
Palomar Community College: Mark R. Evilsizer; Nancy Ann Hensch; Nancy C. Chadwick; Paul P. McNamara; John J. Halcón
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School: Mary Polito*, Pres; Jerry Fenton; Julie Stroh; Don Martin*; Jay West
Valley Center Fire Protection: Robert Polito; Oliver Smith; Steve Hutchison; William Palmer*; Weaver Simonsen*
Valley Center Municipal Water: Robert Polito*; Randy Haskell; Gary Broomell; Chuck Stone*; Dr. Merle Aleshire
Valley Center Parks & Recreation: Marcia Townsend; Jon Vick; Larry Glavinic*; Shannon Laird*
Valley Center Community Planning: Orrin Miller*; Steve Hutchison; Susan Janisch*; Michael O’Connor; Hans Britsch*; Claire Plotner; Ann Quinley*; Jon Vick: Jeana Boulos*; LaVonne Norwood; Oliver Smith*; James Garritson; Rich Rudolf*; Susan Fajardo; Eric Laventure*
* Office up for election