Post-Election Sharing – and What’s Next
We planned ahead for a post election gathering, not knowing the results. Whatever the outcome, we wanted to come be with our friends!!!
So… at our meeting on Nov. 10 we briefly shared the results of the Nov. 3 elections, local and national. We celebrated and held our breath over Joe Biden’s slim lead, and worried over the composition of the House and Senate… AND we celebrated our new Mayor Steve Young! Terry Scott’s race for the second Council seat was too close to call at the time (and he later lost by the narrowest of margins).
At the outset of our meeting, we surprised our friend and PDB member, outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Patterson with a time of recognition and honors. We read a Proclamation “Recognizing Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson and Honoring her Decades of Rich and Enduring Service.” This was followed by a delightful video collage by Constance Beutel celebrating Elizabeth’s many years of service and accomplishments. Finally, Elizabeth responded and many of our members zoomed in their thanks and well wishes.
We had planned to include Zoom “breakout rooms” for smaller groups of people to 1) talk freely about the election results and what it means for us and for Benicia and 2) to think about possible goals and focus for PDB in 2021. But we ran out of time, so we plan to do this at our January, 12 2021 meeting.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Election of PDB officers in Jan. ’21. Terms of our current officers expire soon. During the Jan. 2021 General Membership meeting members will elect a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer. Each officer serves a two-year term. We are seeking nominations for these positions which will be accepted beginning now and through the discussion prior to the vote at our Jan. ’21 meeting.
- Our current officers are: Ralph Dennis, Chair; Craig Snider, Vice-Chair; Maggie Kolk, Secretary; and, Kathy Kerridge, Treasurer.
- Eligible members may nominate and vote in the election of officers. (An “eligible” member is one who is either new and a member for at least 60 days, or a past member who has renewed dues to become current. Dues are due on January 1 and payable by January 31 of each calendar year. Dues are only $20/year, payable on our website.) Nominations can be submitted through the Contact button on the PDB website. You can also let us know if you have questions about the status of your membership.