Democrats of Greater Tucson (DGT)

Save the Date!!!

Sunday September 20thDavid_FitzsimmonsAnneKirkpatrick

The 2015 DGT ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON

featuring Keynote Speaker

CONGRESSWOMAN ANN KIRKPATRICK

                                   with Arizona Daily Star Politcal Columnist / Cartoonist

David Fizsimmons

as Master of Ceremonies!

Tickets and more information available at –

https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/dgt2015

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Upcoming Monday Speakers:

August 17th: Patrick McWhortor: Campaign Director, Arizona Chapter OpenPrimaries.org  –  Discussing open primaries and what they could mean in Arizona

August 24th:  Phil Lopes, Former State Representative / Founding Coordinator – Tucson Chapter, Progressive Democrats of America / Arizona State LegislatureUpdate on the Draft Sen. Bernie Sanders Campaign in Arizona

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The Democrats of Greater Tucson (DGT) is Arizona’s only weekly forum for Democrats.  Every meeting has speakers addressing subjects of political interest.  Frequently, especially during campaign season, Democratic candidates announce their candidacies and present their platforms at DGT meetings.
For information on meetings and topics or if you are interested in speaking to the DGT please contact 1st Vice President and Program Director Rod McLeod at (520) 360-7855 or e-mail – rmcleod58@gmail.com.

The Democrats of Greater Tucson’s meeting is held each Monday (except holidays) at 12 noon in a luncheon setting at Dragon’s View Restaurant.  There is a required nominal charge of $3.50 for a beverage.  An optional buffet lunch is available for just $10.00 that includes beverage and dessert.  Both prices include tax and tip. Credit and Debit Cards are accepted, but will incur a $2.00 processing fee that is added to the price of your meal.

Please go to the PimaDems Calendar listed below for the current schedule of upcoming meeting topics and presenters.

Contact Us:  DGT at Pima County Democratic Headquarters – (520) 326-3716

WHY DGT?

The Democrats of Greater Tucson celebrated its 35th year as “DGT” in 2014, as we marked another anniversary of losing the “young”, as in the “Young Democrats of Greater Tucson” in November.  We achieved this stepping-stone through hard work, showing fiscal responsibility, and by sticking to the original concept formulated by the founders of the shortened DGT; all Democrats get to speak.

Back in ’71 when DGT lost the “young” in the group’s title we gained the ability to be diverse not just in age but also in thought, race and political spectrum.  As long as one adhered to the moniker of “Member of the Democratic Party”, one could get on the speakers list.  As a result, DGT attendees have heard from Democrats across the wide spectrum of the party,  leaving all who participate richer as the result.

All of this does cost money to put together.  However, DGT remains the one of the lowest if not the lowest priced Democratic Clubs in the state.  The annual dues is $15 or just $1.25 a month.  Isn’t it time to consider joining or renewing for less than what it costs  at many restaurants for lunch by itself ? (When one calculates  DGT’s  expenses per month Dues + Minimum Charge per session.)

That does not even take into account our wonderful programming.  The 2015 campaign year is in full swing, and while the city election looms large in every Pima Democrats’ mind, the all important Presidential and Congressional races of 2016 are less than 12 months away.  To that end DGT already has heard from the Democratic Council and Mayoral candidates and the Democratic US Congressional and Senatorial candidates are “in the hopper” for the up coming months.  DGT attendees will also be hearing from the many groups who are impacted by the outcomes of these upcoming elections.

When you consider that one can enjoy a beverage for $3.50 or the expansive luncheon buffet for $10.00 and both prices include an insightful speaker and pleasant company.  It’s hard to think of any better way to spend the first hour of a Monday afternoon.  Contact 2nd Vice President Kathy Ramage-White our Membership Chair [(520) 979-4342] for further information!

THANK YOU!!

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CURRENT DGT OFFICERS

President:
Jackie Day (520-743-9806) Azjday@aol.com

1st Vice President (Program Chair):
Rod McLeod (520-360-7855) rmcleod58@gmail.com

2nd Vice President (Membership Chair):
Kathleen (Kathy) Ramage-White (520-514-1626) kRamageWhite62@gmail.com

Secretary: 
Andrea Merola-Kennedy (520-325-3935) aKennedy1@cox.net

Treasurer: 
Steve Linder (h: 520-742-1331 c: 520-820-3073) slinder49@comcast.net

Representative to Pima County Democratic Executive Committee:
Jeanne Christie (h: 520-444-5194) jeanne.christie@q.com

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Meetings:

Every Monday (except holidays)
12 Noon (Meeting begins promptly at noon)
Dragon’s View Restaurant
400 N Bonita Ave (Just west of I-10 Freeway, between St Marys & Congress St)

Dues:

$15.00 per year

Paying your $15 dues:  1) You may pay your dues by check or cash at any one of our Monday luncheon sessions.  2) You may mail your check to Democrats of Greater Tucson, PO Box 41573, Tucson AZ 85717. 3) You can also pay on-line at ACT BLUE.

FOR INFORMATION ON MEMBERSHIP:

Contact:  Kathy Ramage-White, (520) 979-4342 (leave a message)

FOR GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:

Contact: President Jackie Day, (520) 743-9806 (leave a message)

Facebook Page:

Current News Letter Link (Aug 3 to Sep 28, 2015)

DGT Bylaws Revision – 2014


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