A full list of all of our organizational meetings is also available.
Unless otherwise noted, you do not need to be a member of the Democrats of Rossmoor Club to attend our functions.
April 15, Monday — Tax Day
April 20, Saturday — Passover
April 21, Sunday — Easter
April 25, Thursday — General Meeting
6 p.m. social/town hall; 7 p.m. speaker at the Event Center
Speaker: Diana Becton, Contra Costa County District Attorney
Topic: “Changing Law Enforcement in Contra Costa County for the Better”
When the Contra Costa District Attorney was indicted and resigned in 2017, Diana Becton was appointed as acting District Attorney in September 2017. A top priority for her was to begin the process of restoring public trust in that office in the wake of the scandal. She is the first woman and first person of color to serve in this office since it was established in 1850. Her office employs approximately 200 lawyers, investigators, and staff. The 2018 primary election provided the opportunity for Diana to run for a full term as District Attorney. She campaigned tirelessly on a platform that promised leadership, fairness, and transparency for safer communities. Her vision and her integrity inspired many members to actively campaign on her behalf. Since winning more than 50% of the votes in the June primary, Diana Becton has introduced innovative new programs to break the cycle of crime and create safer communities. Join us to hear what changes she has made.
May 6, Monday — Book Club: Team of Vipers
3 p.m. in Gateway Multipurpose Room 2
The May book will be Team of Vipers: My 500 Extraordinary Days in the Trump White House by Cliff Simms. From the publisher:
“After standing at Donald Trump’s side on Election Night, Cliff Sims joined him in the West Wing as Special Assistant to the President and Director of White House Message Strategy. He soon found himself pulled into the President’s inner circle as a confidante, an errand boy, an advisor, a punching bag, and a friend. Sometimes all in the same conversation. As a result, Sims gained unprecedented access to the President, sitting in on private meetings with key Congressional officials, world leaders, and top White House advisors. He saw how Trump handled the challenges of the office, and he learned from Trump himself how he saw the world. For five hundred days, Sims also witnessed first-hand the infighting and leaking, the anger, joy, and recriminations. He had a role in some of the President’s biggest successes, and he shared the blame for some of his administration’s worst disasters. He gained key, often surprising insights into the players of the Trump West Wing. ... And he took notes. Hundreds of pages of notes. In real-time Sims stood with the President in the eye of the storm raging around him, and now he tells the story that no one else has written—because no one else could. The story of what it was really like in the West Wing as a member of the President’s team. The story of power and palace intrigue, backstabbing and bold victories, as well as painful moral compromises, occasionally with yourself.”
As this book is told from the point of view of a Trump supporter, we may disagree with the author’s views, but this book is fun to read, packed with anecdotes, and gives us the author’s take on White House personalities.
May 9, Thursday — TGWD
4:30 p.m. at the Gateway Fireside Room (note room change)
Please bring snacks to share; wine will be available for a $5 donation.