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Political Calendar For The Week of December 2, 2012:
Monday, December 3, Noon: Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon, Dragon's View Restaurant (400 N. Bonita, South of St. Mary's Road between the Freeway and Grande Avenue, turn South at Furr's Cafeteria), buffet lunch costs $8.50. DGT election of board members/annual reports. Visit DGT's web site at www.tucsondemocrats.org. Next Week: Jack Parris, Media Relations Director, So AZ Community Food Bank / Michael Finkelstein, Chief Development Officer, Casa Prima Vera Foundation – Feeding and Caring for Tucson’s Hungry.
Monday, December 3, 6:30 p.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Executive Committee meeting.
Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m.: Northern Cochise County Democrats meeting, at the Rose Allan Senior Learning Center, 990 Scott Avenue (corner of Scott and Bowie) in Willcox. This meeting is a holiday potluck event. We invite everyone to bring something to share. It's our December "Share Food and Share Ideas" meeting. We will be discussing the Club's future activities for the coming year. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please contact Mark Suagee at (520) 586-9153 or Maria Troutner at (520) 212-5288.
Saturday, December 8, 3:00 p.m.: Tanque Verde Valley Democrats annual meeting and the election of our new board for 2013 and 2014. The party will be held at Sally Gunderman’s Cactus Cove Bed and Breakfast at 10066 E. Kleindale. We’ve invited all of our federal, state, and county candidates to join us. For more information visit www.tanqueverdedems.org.
Saturday, December 8, 5:00 p.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area holiday potluck, at the GVR East Center, 7 S. Abrego Drive (Green Valley). An important business meeting follows dinner. We will also be asking each table of eight to let our program committee know what you would like to see and hear in programs for 2013. For more information please contact GReen Valley Democratic HQ at (520) 838-0590. Reminders:
- BYOB for alcoholic beverages.
- Put your name on all dishes and utensils.
- Please arrive no later than 4:45 in order to drop off your dishes and find dinner seating.
Saturday, December 8: Hanukkah begins at sundown for "eight crazy nights."
DCSRA Discussion Group
Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.: Democratic Club of the Santa Rita Area hosts a Current Events Discussion Group at Green Valley Democratic Party HQ, Continental Shopping Plaza, 240 W. Continental Road (exit 63), Upstairs Meeting Room (elevator is available). Join us at the weekly meeting of the Democratic Headquarters Current Events Discussion Group. We'll talk about some of the major events of the previous week, including but not limited to political topics, and try and go behind the news for a deeper understanding. For more information, please contact Amy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.: Drinking Liberally, at The Shanty, 401 E. 9th Street (at 4th Avenue). An informal, inclusive progressive social group, and lively discussion. Contact: www.livingliberallytucson.org.
Monday, December 10, 5:00 p.m.: Democrats of Oro Valley holiday party, at Macayo's Mexican Restaurant, 7360 N. Oracle Road. $10 cover charge for miniature dinner buffet, holiday dessert, soft drinks. $3 cash bar. Bring a few extra dollars for our holiday raffle, and some food donations for the Community Food Bank. For more information please contact Mike Dayton at email@example.com or (520) 742-3774.
Wednesday, December 12, Noon: Northside Democrats Club meeting, at the Redline Sports Grill, 445 W. Wetmore Road (1/2 block West of Oracle). Tis the season to be jolly! No speeches. No fundraising. No harangues. Just enjoy lunch and conversation with fellow Democrats, and free coffe and cookies! No charge, all welcome. For more information please contact Rod McLeod at (520) 297-0095 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, December 14, 10:00 a.m.: Democratic Women in Action meeting, at the Joyner-Green Valley Library, 601 N. La Canada Drive (Green Valley). Dr. David Leege, Professor Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and former Director of American National Election Studies will present "A Post Election Analysis: You've Come a Long Way, 47 Percenters (actually 53 Percenters)!" The public is welcome. For more information please call (520) 625-3133.
Saturday, December 15: Bill of Rights Day. On December 15, 1791, the United States adopted the Bill of Rights, enshrining in our Constitution the protection of our inalienable freedoms, from the right to speak our minds and worship as we please to the guarantee of equal justice under the law.
Saguaro Eastside Democrats 2nd Annual Wine and Cheese Party
Saturday December 15, 4:00 p.m.: Saguaro Eastside Democrats present the 2nd Annual Wine and Cheese Party, at the Civano HOA Activity Center, 10501 E. Seven Generations Way (off Houghton Road). Winemaster is Yvonne Foucher (owner of Cata Vinos Wine Shoppe). Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door (includes wine, cheese, holiday fun and door prizes). Make checks payable to "Saguaro Eastside Demcorats" or pay secure online: https://secure.actblue.com/page/winter. For more information please contact Steve Gall at email@example.com or (520) 777-3000.
Las Adelitas 2nd Annual Posada
Saturday, December 15, 6:00 p.m.: Las Adelitas 2nd Annual Posada, at 326 S. Convent Avenue (Tucson). Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds to benefit Scholarships A-Z. For more information and to purchase tickets please call (520) 975-1485.
Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus Winter Celebration
Sunday, December 16, 2:00 p.m.: The Pima County Democratic Party African-American Caucus hosts its winter potluck holiday celebration, at the home of Leondra Price. Food, Fun, Friendship, and the year in Review. Good Conversation and Lean Forward to 2013 and Beyond. Please bring a dish to share or a favorite dessert. You may BYOB if you would like. Soft drinks will be provided. Plesase RSVP to Leondra Price at firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Winter Celebration, or call (520) 237-3690.
Pinal County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting
Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 p.m.: Pinal County Democratic Party Reorganization meeting, at Pinal County Democratic Party HQ, 350 N. Main (Florence). We will be electing officers & state committee members. If you want to be either one, you MUST attend this meeting. We also will be having our normal 5:30 PM food & social hour & then meeting at 7:00 PM. For more information please contact Joe Robison at email@example.com.
Friday, December 21: The end of the world or reset your Mayan calendar, whichever.
Congressman Ed Pastor's Annual Holiday Dance
Friday, December 21, 8:00 p.m.: Congressman Ed Pastor's Annual Holiday Dance, at Corona Ranch, 7611 S. 29th Avenue (Phoenix). Music by Barrio Lation and DJ Dragon. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, December 25: Christmas Day.
Wednesday, December 26: Kwanzaa begins.
Tuesday, January 1: New Year's Day.
Thursday, January 3: 113th Congress sworn in.
Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting
Saturday, January 5, 9:00 a.m.: Pima County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting, at Amphi H.S., 125 W. Yavapai Road (Tucson). During this biennial meeting of PCs we will elect our officers for a two-year term. We would like to request all individuals interested in running for one of the officer positions to submit a statement of candidacy to PimaDem@PimaDems.org. A statement of candidacy is not mandatory, but if received will be distributed to all elected PCs prior to elections. If you have any questions please contact us at 520-326-3716.
Monday, January 7: 51st Arizona Legislature sworn in.
Cochise County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting
Monday, January 7, 6:00 p.m.: Cochise County Democratic Party Reorganization Meeting, at Cochise County Democratic Party HQ, 1010 E. Fry Blvd. (sierra Vista). During this bi-annual meeting of PCs we shall elect our officers for a two-year term. The Nominations Committee is looking for a few good Democrats! If you are interested in holding an office, please let Rich Brownell know as soon as possible. For more information please contact email@example.com or (520) 458-9467.
Monday, January 14: First day of 2013 Session of 51st Arizona Legislature.
Monday, January 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Monday, January 21: Inauguration Day. Fifty-Seventh Inaugural Ceremonies to Swear-In the President of the United States | January 21, 2013.
Biennial Reorganization Meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party
Saturday, January 26: Biennial Reorganization meeting of the Arizona Democratic Party, Location & Time: TBD (Phoenix). Election of state party officers. Packet downloads available at Arizona Democratic Party: State Committee.