Check our calendar for upcoming meetings associated with our programs.
Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member to attend and/or participate.
Monthly General Meetings — Fourth Thursday
6 p.m. town hall and social / 7 p.m. program, in the Event Center
We provide monthly educational forums that include speakers, workshops, or discussion groups that support Democratic principles, such as public education, environmental concerns, or political involvement. You do not need to be a member to attend.
Thank God We’re Democrats — second Thursday from 4:30–6:30 p.m.
at the Creekside Fairway Room
TGWD meets for cocktails and conversation in the Creekside Club Room. Drinks are $5. We often invite experts on different subjects to join us to speak informally and briefly and then lead a discussion and/or answer questions about their specific area of expertise. Wine is $5 per glass, soda is $1 per glass, and please bring finger food to share.
Film Series — Second Monday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Peacock Hall
The Club sponsors a monthly documentary film. The films feature a wide variety of topics, including environmental issues, healthcare reform, energy policy, taxation, education policies, etc. If you have a suggestion for a film, please contact us. You do not need to be a member to attend.
Write2Blue — First Tuesday, 2–4 p.m., in Gateway Multipurpose Room 3
Write2Blue writes short notes to lawmakers about current critical issues, such as health care and tax reform, and other matters that greatly impact the 2018 elections. Talking points will be provided along with lists of recipients and their addresses. Please bring any note cards (such as those that charities send out), nice stationery, post cards, or stamps you can spare to add to our Write2Blue supply basket. Refreshments will be available. RSVP to Tricia Spiegel at email@example.com, call 925-954-7377, or just show up!
Flip Red to Blue — Every Wednesday, 4–6 p.m. in the Gateway Oak Room (the card room)
On any day from home and on Wednesdays 4-6 p.m., we text Democrats across the U.S. to vote, volunteer, and/or contact Congress on key issues. To get started with training (1-1 any day of the week) and for additional information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need a laptop or iPad/tablet or smartphone. We use a website (not your phone’s texting app or number), selecting (not typing) pre-written texts to send initial texts and to respond. See the calendar for dates, times, and locations.
Democrats of Rossmoor Action Alert Response Team — DRAAT
The purpose of DRATT is to support or oppose important legislation or provide our opinions to federal, state, and local political leaders on issues that affect us. Calling a legislator’s office is a wonderful option that is open to us all. Legislators’ staff must take calls and report the substance of the call to the targeted legislator. The calls usually take one or two minutes, and the staff members simply listen, record your opinion, and thank you. Simple and effective. We provide samples.
We will notify DRAAT members when an issue of importance surfaces. We will send an email alert that contains the issue, a brief description, the name of the legislator, his/her phone number and/or email address. The DRAAT member can decide whether or not to make the call or email the legislator.
Contact us with your name and email address if you wish to participate or with issues that deserve the attention of the DRAAT team.
Progressive View is a column that appears in the weekly Rossmoor News. It is written by progressives who wish to express their opinions on issues of local, national, and international concerns. The opinions expressed in the Progressive View column are those of the writer and are not associated with the club. If you wish to become a writer for the column, please contact us.
Other Volunteer Activities
Please contact us if you would like to help with any of the following:
- There are numerous opportunities to help with the our monthly members' meetings and the our dinners.
- There are also many other chances for you to volunteer and participate in our Club activities and events.
Trinity Center is the designated charity of the Democrats of Rossmoor. It is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County. Trinity Center serves meals, provides shower and laundry facilities, clothing and food pantry, and access to mail and phone. Staff post job opportunities and assist with locating County resources that address addiction and other challenges. The fellowship of sharing meals and helping others similarly distressed are the softer side of this vibrant program. Trinity Center is a safe place to be off the street.
In collaboration with the City of Walnut Creek, Trinity Center is operating a temporary Winter Shelter at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Walnut Creek December through March to house and feed single adults who otherwise would be without a roof over their heads.
Donations are an essential part of their program operations. If you’d like to help, see the Trinity Center Wish List for needed food, clothing, and personal hygiene items.