We will not meet on the Second Tuesday of February – Valentines Day. We are currently in negotiations with a high ranking Democrat for a mutually available date. You won’t want to miss this one!
We’re ready to kick off 2022 with our first General Meeting on January 11 at 7:00 pm. Headlining the program is Congressman John Garamendi, who has announced that he is seeking re-election in the newly designed California 8th Congressional district, which now includes Benicia and Vallejo.
Following Congressman Garamendi, we’ll continue our discussion from our last meeting in November on proposed changes to club bylaws, including consideration of a new name for our club, and address filling some vacant officer and steering committee positions.
We’re still meeting via Zoom. Watch for the zoom link which will be sent closer to the meeting date.
Benicia is now part of Congressional District 8. The newly designed voting districts are based on results of the 2020 Census. Benicia is now part of the 8th Congressional district which has been represented by Congressman Garamendi since 2009. The new district stretches from Vacaville in the north to El Cerrito in the south and includes the cities of Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, Hercules, Antioch, Pittsburg, and Martinez in Contra Costa County and Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo and Benicia in Solano County. On Dec. 20, 2021, Congressman Garamendi announced he is running for reelection to Congress. We look forward to hearing from our new Congressman and his plans in Congress for 2022. Have your questions ready!
During the January 11 meeting, we’re providing as much time as Congressman Garamendi needs to address the club as well as to allow for Q & A.
Please review the comments on a possible name change for PDB, specifically keeping or dropping the word “Progressive.”
Also, annual club dues are payable beginning in January. Annual dues are $20 per member. See our website for payment information.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7:00 pm. Please let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Our final meeting for 2022 is coming up – next Wednesday, at 7:00 and we’ll be on Zoom once again. Hopefully, we’ll return to meeting in public for the New Year, but for one more time at least here’s the Zoom link and info for our Nov. 10 meeting:
Meeting ID: 885 4303 4122
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Change is in the air! There’s been discussion recently among members about considering some changes to PDB’s structure, focus and related matters beginning in 2022. We’ll open all that up for discussion with members on Nov. 10 to see what they think and want. First, though, we’ll discuss a couple of local issues and actions we can take. Here’s the agenda:
Change is in the air! It’s important for members to attend this discussion on the Club’s future, hear any proposed changes that are raised, and voice their support, concerns, and questions. No votes will be taken during this meeting, but we expect motions for changes will be made in our January 2022 meeting. Filling vacancies in the Steering Committee and Officers positions is also be in the wind.
I urge all members to attend and participate in these discussions.
See you on Nov. 10!!!