Friday, February 24, 2017

Denham Vigil - Turlock! Recess Rally Updates/Denham PP Petition/Next Steps

ACTION Alert! 2/23
Thursday - Where's Denham? Emergency Healthcare/Immigration Vigil Turlock
Recess Rally Updates
Call to Action - Accepting Bedding for Refugees
Stanislaus Resistance, A DWCS project
Indivisible - Action Network - ACA - Next Steps
Membership Renewal - Donate to our efforts!
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The Democratic Women's Club is a Community Event Partner
Thursday, February 23, 2017, Turlock 6pm

Vigil on health care, immigration is Thursday at park in Denham’s Turlock neighborhood

Read more here:
Petition to Request 
Rep. Jeff Denham support Planned Parenthood. We have over 290 signatures! Let's reach 500!
Sign Petition Here!

Upcoming Events

Rally to Protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security At the Office of Congressman Jeff Denham
Friday, February 24th
12:00 pm - 1 :00 pm
4701 Sisk Rd. Suite 202
“A small delegation of CARA [California Alliance for Retired Americans] have been invited to meet with Congressman Denham’s staff on Friday, Feb, 24th. We want a much bigger contingent outside his office, waiting to hear what his staff had to say, and to show them that hundreds of other people are concerned about his position on these important issues. Please try to make this important event – and pass the word around to friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and others. Facebook Event  http://
  Health Care National Day of Action
        WHERE: Congressman Denham District Office
                       4701 Sisk Rd. Suite 202
        WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
        FB Event:
The Ides of Trump Postcard Project
Stanislaus Resistance, a DWCS project

March 4 12:30 to 2pm
3020 Floyd Ave, Ste 139, Modesto, California 95355
For more info contact Lise:
Planned Parenthood Rally DWCS Support Organization Modesto Denham Office 2/21

DWCS event 2/11
Large Planned Parenthood support rally eclipses opposition in Modesto
DWCS Meeting 2/11
Thank you very much to all of you that participated in the
Women's March on Modesto!

Donate to DWCS
Membership Online
Register Here to Defeat Jeff Denham
March 11, 2017
Denny's Restaurant
1525 McHenry Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Democratic Women's Club presents Democratic Women Inspire Awards 2013

democratic women inspire

award luncheon 2013


The Honorable Fiona Ma
Former Speaker Pro Tempore
California State Assembly

Connie Leyva

President California Labor Federation

Sandra Fluke
Attorney & Women's Rights Advocate

Karen Weinstein, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, close the gap, CA

Michele Aiken
Disability Rights Activist

Solange Altman
Attorney & Immigration Rights Advocate

Darlene Barber-Martinez
Councilwoman, City of Riverbank

Coalition for Labor Union Women
Central California Chapter

October 20, 2013

11:00a Social 
12:00p Luncheon & Awards

Galletto Ristorante
1101 J. Street
Modesto, CA

$35.00 Luncheon
$60.00 Luncheon & Social

Enjoy a reception with honorees and local candidates!
$300.00 Reserved Table

Sponsor Opportunities Available
Inspire Sponsor $1000
Reserved Table for 8 including luncheon & social
Empower Sponsor $500
Tickets for 4 including luncheon & social
Advocate Sponsor $250 

Tickets for 2 including luncheon & social

Purchase Tickets Online

Make Checks Payable to:
Democratic Women’s Club
312 DeVega Ct
Modesto, CA 95354

Make your lunch selection and RSVP by October 12th.
(209) 523-4203
Your payment is your confirmation.
Limited seating! Tickets are not available at the door.

This event sells out year after year!  Purchase your tickets now!!
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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus County Newsletter

Democratic Women's Club 
                                of Stanislaus County
Spring Inspiration!
Next General Meeting!
Saturday, May 5, 2012
11:00 a.m.
McHenry's Restaurant
1445 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350

March Meeting Notes
Thank you to our member speaker: Belinda Rolicheck, representing the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. The Democratic Women's Club voted overwhelmingly at our March meeting to become an organization member of the SCCW and will be contributing to their scholarship fund for young women.
Many thanks to member speaker: Lise Talbott, who brought forward current legislation on women's issues -- of primary discussion was the Affordable Care Act and SB 1338.

April Calendar
April Candidate Corner
Mike Barkley for Congress
Adam Gray for Assembly
Join us at the Los Banos Street Faire - Enjoy a pancake breakfast and precinct walking!
Date: April 14th, 2012
Time: 8:30AM-1:00PM
Where:  6th & K Street, Los Banos
Precinct Walk: 10:00AM-1:00PM 1:00PM-4:00PM
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ & Precinct Walk on the 28th of April.
We love volunteers! To sign up to help with our campaign go to:
Cathleen Galgiani for Senate
Jose Hernandez for Congress
Xochitl Paderes for Assembly
Lesa Rasmussen for Assembly
Candidate Luncheon: Please Join Councilman Tony Dossetti & former Councilwoman Michele Gabriault Acosta
DATE: Friday, April 20, 2012
Italo-American Lodge
WHERE: 1351 W 18th St, Merced, CA 95340 
Social 11:30 am, Lunch 12:00 pm 
$25 per person

Upcoming Events!
May 1, 2012 Planned Parenthood CAPITOL DAY Sacramento Fun-filled Day of Action and Education. Contact:
May 12, 2012 Adam Gray hosts Congressman Cardoza Annual Linguica Fest
May 15, 2012 Steve & Brenda Smith host Meet and Greet/Fund-raiser for Jose Hernandez at 6:30pm at 4907 Powell Rd, Denair.
May 17, 2012 - Cathleen Galgiani - Fund-raiser Modesto Details to be announced! 5:30 p.m.  
June - DWCS Lavender Luncheon!

  • Xochitl Paderes for Assembly 2012 reports that Xochitl has just been awarded the Red Cross Hero Award and has received theendorsement of Alex Rooker, Vice-Chair of the California Democratic Party.
  • Atwater City Council Meeting, Mayor Joan Faul, on April 9, 2012, presented an award of completion to former mayor Pro Tem Lesa Rasmussen for the League of California Cities “California Civic Leadership Institute.”  

Committee sign-ups are on-going. If you are interested in a leadership position or becoming a committee member please let us know.

Election Calendar - Presidential Primary Election – Tuesday, June 5, 2012 
County of Stanislaus – Registrar of Voters (All code references are to California Elections Code unless otherwise stated)
March 29 (E-68) 
Certified List of Candidates for Federal and State Offices  
This list will be issued by the Secretary of State.  EC 8148 
April 6 (E-60) 
Special Vote by Mail Ballot Request  
First day applications can be processed by County Election Official for special vote by mail 
ballot requests for Military, Overseas and 60-Day Voters.   EC 3304 
April 9 – May 22 (E-57 to E-14) 
Write-In Candidacy 
Statement of Write-in Candidacy and Nomination Papers must be filed with the County 
Election Official.   EC 8600, 8601 
April 26 – May 26 (E-40 to E-10) 
County Sample Ballot Pamphlets 
Pamphlets are mailed to each registered voter during this time.   EC 13303, 13304 
April 26 – May 15 (E-40 to E-21) 
State Voter Information Guide
Mailed by the Secretary of State to each household in which voters were registered by  
E-60 (April 6).     EC 9094 
May 7 – May 29 (E-29 to E-7) 
Regular Vote by Mail Ballot  
Mailing and processing period for Vote by Mail ballots.  Ballots will be available at the 
County Elections Office.    EC 3001 
May 20 – June 4 
Late Contribution and Independent Expenditures of $1000 or More 
Within 24 hours of the transaction, FPPC for 496 or 497 must be filed with the appropriate 
filing officer.  Must be filed by FAX, overnight guaranteed or personal delivery.     
Gov Code 84203, 84204 
May 21 (E-15) 
15-Day Close  
Last Day to Register for this election. Postmarks, DMV submissions, and election office 
delivery/drop off are acceptable.   EC 2107 
May 24 
2nd Pre-Election Campaign Statement  
Due for the period 3/18/12 through 5/19/12.  Gov Code 84200.7 
May 28  County Holiday - Memorial Day 
May 30 – June 5 (E-6 to E) 
Special 7-Day Ballots Available 
Available at the County Elections Official’s office for those voters unable to vote at the 
polls on election day.   EC 3021 
June 5 (E) 
ELECTION DAY - Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.          
EC 1000, 14212 
June 7 – July 3 (E+2 to E+28) 
The Official Canvass  
The canvass shall begin and be completed during this time.    EC 15301, 15372 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Democratic Women's Club
of Stanislaus

Next Meeting - Agenda - February Notes - Committee Info Community Digest - Upcoming Events!
March is Women's History Month!

Next Meeting!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Old Mill Cafe
600 9th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Belinda Rolicheck, with the SCCW, will be speaking on the history and the activities of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women.
Lise Talbott, Women's and Children's Liaison, will be giving a current affairs update on Legislative Women's Issues and what we can do to "Counteract the Attack on Women's Rights."

Speaker: Belinda Rolicheck, DWCS & SCCW Member
Q & A
Vote on the DWCS becoming a club member of the Stanislaus County Commission for Women. ($25.00 fee)
Vote on scholarship opportunity funding for young women through the SCCW. (Member determined amount.)
If you cannot attend the meeting please send your vote in by email before the meeting.
Speaker: Lise Talbott/ DWCS Women's and Children's Liaison
Women's Issue's Update
Member Discussion

Liaison and Rep Reports
Old Business
Carol Stark - Letter Writer's Update
New Business
Action Item: Membership Drive
Brenda Smith - Lavender Luncheon Update
Open Floor Discussion
Committee Break-out

February Meeting Notes
The Organizational Development meeting was a great success! Twenty ladies, including Mayor's Madueno and Molina, attended this important meeting. The Club Committees have been formed and active members have stepped up to be involved in the following activities:

Secretary - Laura Wilson

Club Committees
Membership - Brenda Smith (Chair), Yamilet Valladolid
Fund-raising - Paula Ford, Laura Wilson, Sheree Lustgarten
Political Activities* - Loretta Carhar, Janelle Lewis Moore, Lise Talbott, Sheree Lustgarten
*Letter Writers Group - Carole Stark, Frances Lopez, Kathy Conrotto, Virginia Madueno, Lise Talbott, Janelle Lewis-Moore, Lori Kramer, Yamilet Valladolid
Finance - Patty, Yvonne, Carole
Communications - Carole Stark, Lori Kramer, Janelle Lewis-Moore, Sheree Lustgarten
Community Service - Janelle Lewis Moore, Paula Ford, Laura Wilson, Kathy Conrotto, Lise Talbott, Sheree Lustgarten
Organizational Development - All Members

Healthcare - Dotty Nygard
Women and Children - Lise Talbott
Arts - Carol Stark, Paula Ford, Lori Kramer
Labor Union - Astrid Zuniga

Club Representatives
Turlock - Brenda Smith
Waterford - Lise Talbott
Patterson - Sheree Lustgarten
Riverbank/Oakdale -Vacant
Salida/West Modesto - Vacant
Ceres/Hughson - Vacant

Outreach Committees
Latina Democratic Women - Virginia Madueno, Yamilet Valladolid
College Dems - Harneet Dhaliwal (Liaison)
African American Democratic Women - Vacant
LGBT - Vacant
Seniors - Vacant
Business and Professional - Mary Ward
Committee sign-ups are on-going. Committees vote on their chairperson. If you are interested in a leadership position or becoming a committee member please let us know.
Hernandez Fundraiser

Jose Hernandez, Candidate for CD10, BBQ fundraiser!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Teamsters Hall
1225 13th Street
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Call Tom to RSVP
(209) 222-8640 or email

Crabby St. Patty's CLUW Fundraiser
Congratulations Central California Coalition of Labor Women on your sold out crab fest last Friday night! CLUW recognized California Labor Federation President, Connie Leva, DWCS member Lesa Rasmussen and others! Great job done by all!
Sutter Tracy Community Hospital Nurses Prevail

Congratulations - DWCS Healthcare Liaison Dotty Nygard and Friends!
Sutter Tracy RNs Vote to Join CA Nurses Association in Hard Fought Victory for Voice in Patient Care
16th Sutter hospital now represented by CNA

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus Newsletter

Democratic Women's Club
                           of Stanislaus

Club News

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Congratulations to Mayor-elect Garrad Marsh on his election runoff WIN for Mayor of Modesto!
You are invited to his swearing-in ceremony!
February 14, at 5:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
1010 Tenth Street, Modesto.
A mayoral reception will be held at 6:00 p.m., February 28, 2012,
at the McHenry Museum, 1402 I Street, Modesto.

January Meeting Notes
Special "Thank You" to Lesa Rasmussen & Adam Gray, Assembly Candiates for AD21 - guest speakers at the January meeting.  The women's club held a vote for endorsement at the meeting for the CDP Pre-endorsement Conference held the following day.  Both candidates did a great job! The DWCS would like to congratulate Lisa Rasmussen on winning the club's CDP Pre-endorsement delegate vote!
Special Guest Speaker - Congressional Candidate Jose Hernandez joined us for a chat!  Jose is running for Congress against Jeff Denham in CD10; looking forward to Jose's next visit. For more info on Jose's campaign go to:

Upcoming Events
  • February 9-11  CDP Convention going on now in San for more info.
Reminder: March is Women's History Month!
International Women's Day is Marsh 8th!  For event information around the United States go to:

Upcoming Meetings

Club Committee Meeting
An Organizational and Development meeting for Club Committees will be taking place on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.
Please join one or more of the following committees:
Organizational & Development
Political Activities
Community Service
If you are planning to attend this meeting and join a committee or you are interested in becoming a committee chair, please respond to this email address. Thank you.

General Meeting
The next General Meeting of the Dem Women's Club is scheduled for: Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Meeting Location
Old Mill Cafe
600 9th Street


Membership $20.00
Renewal $15.00
Become a member of the DWCS - renew your membership or contribute to our club!
You can conveniently pay online:
Or send a check to:
1928 Walnut Haven
Modesto, CA 95355


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving

From your friends at the

Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest person it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.

- Edward Sandford Martin
The "Yes We Can" Food Drive continues to thrive with donations still coming in! We would like to extend our gratitude to those who have generously contributed to our food drive.
We will be accepting food donations through December 24th.
Please share this event.

~Collection Location~
Queen Bean Coffee House
1126 14th Street
Modesto, CA
 For more info call:
(209) 303-4042

Holiday Giving ~ More Coming Up!

The Democratic Women's Club will be announcing another Holiday Giving project for December.

Next General Meeting

January 21, 2012

Old Mill Cafe
600 9th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

11:00 am

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

4th Annual "Yes We Can" Food Drive - Now through December 24th

Our "Yes We Can" Food Drive has been a great success! 
Thank you to all that have donated. 
Local food pantries need our help! 
Demand for food has risen and overall donations have dwindled in our communities and across the country! 
I challenge each and every one of you to be generous and donate!
Please invite your friends to participate and spread the word! 
For more information contact Patty Hughes (209) 303-4042 
or email
Collection Location
1126 14th streetModesto, CA 95354

Please post your donation plans on our event wall!
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