2020 Presidential Election
We the Adelanto-Victorville Democratic Club Congratulate President-Elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris on their historic election. The challenges facing our nation and the world consist of a state of correction, economic recovery, addressing the pandemic, repairing and restoring confidence here and abroad. Godspeed
Adelanto-Victorville Democratic Club Executive Committee
IN MEMEORY OF MIKE CURRAN
Dear Family of Michael J. Curran:
Adelanto Victorville Democratic Club
Dear ADVDC members, We are evaluating extraordinary circumstances due to the passing of our Chair and other unfortunate circumstances. As you know the pandemic presents challenges unlike any time in our lives.
Therefore it is vital to audit our organizational structure and responsibilities. 2021 will be anew with a fresh vibrant start. Therefore our next general meeting will be January 02, 2021.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving & Christmas Be Safe Be Secured and Most Of All Be Smart. Godspeed
Contacts for Senior Citizens
“Aging” office for San Bernardino County
Phone: 909-891-3900 or 1-800-510-2020
To learn about resources and government aging programs.Aging Office for San Bernardino
HICAP Medicare Counselors in San Bernardino County.Phone:916-376-8915 or 1-800-434-0222. This office is much easier to call than Medicare because it is local, most people. Strongly prefer calling their local HICAP office instead of 1-800-Medicare.HICAP Medicare Counselors in San Bernardino County
Local “IHSS” office for San Bernardino County. Reminder: this is a Medi-Cal program that you can call about, the one where you could earn a paycheck if your husband could qualify for the program.Local IHSS office for San Bernardino County
APS (Adult Protective Services) San Bernardino County 24/7 hotline 1-877-565-2020. Adult Protective Services
Long Term Care Ombudsman Office for San Bernardino County Phone 916-376-8910. This crisis line is available to take calls and refer complaints 24/7 phone 1-800-231-4024. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program provides for advocacy services to or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities including, but not limited to: investigation and resolution of complaints;training of personnel;promotion of and attendance at resident and family councils;representation of resident’ interests before governmental agencies; analysis and monitoring of the development and implementation of federal, state, and local laws, regulations and other governmental policies and actions.
If you wish to talk to someone Call the Friendship Call Line for San Bernardino.
Covid 19 Information Hotline for San Bernardino is 1-909-387-3911
Some sites for searching Long Term Care Facilities and Providers
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Most recent Minutes as of 10/5/2020
Minutes August 01, 2020
Call To Order: Mike Curran called the meeting to order at 12:05 PM on August 1,2020.
Pledge Of Allegiance: Mike Curran led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation: Mike Curran led the invocation in memory of the People who have died due to Covid.
Introduction Of Guests: We had no new guests.
Guest Speakers: Diana Love is attending our meeting today.
Minutes Of The Last Meeting: Minutes for June 6,2020 Were approved as read by unanimous vote.
Treasurer’s Report: Elise Brown will give her report next meeting.
We discussed the Wellness Program and Mike checked and found out that we are not multi marketing when we call for the Wellness Program.
Mike indicated we may need a FEC license to print out the door hangers.
We asked for 3 questions for DMC to issue to the candidates forum for the Desert Mountain Coalition Candidates Forum. Originally it was scheduled on Sept. 19,2020 at Victor Valley College but now due to Covid it will be held virtually on Zoom. The list of candidates will come out soon. The moderators will be Diana Love, Karen May in charge of Zoom, and Kristen Washington the Chair of the Democratic Central Committee.
Mike asked for 3 questions to be asked of candidates for the Desert Mountain Coalition candidate Forum. There was an e-mail sent out asking for each member to send their questions and e-mail them back to Mike Curran.
The candidates that are endorsed by the DNC are the only persons who can take part in the Desert Mountain Coalition Candidate Forum. Some members felt all candidates running should be able to take part with the forum. Bob Conaway stated that our club can still endorse the candidates our club would like to have represent us and the DNC still can make its decision to endorse. Denise Wells stated that she takes offense to the statement “discrimination”. Her personal feeling is that all candidates should be able to take part but she is obligated to follow the rules that have already been approved.
Mike stated the next meeting is August 11,2020 for the chairs and Vice Chairs of the DMC. Denise will take these issues to the next meeting to allow them to be informed about our members concerns.
Barbara Dew spoke about her qualifications for Victorville School Board. She has given diplomas to graduates of Victorville High School. She helped the district to get a health and welfare unit to help students who need help. She is working to increase graduation. Lionel is running for Victorville city council and Roger LaPlante is running for Victorville City Council. He wants to focus on the pandemic. He will represent this city.He has been involved in registering many voters.
Lionel Dew is running for Victorville City Council. He is concerned for the health and welfare of our citizens. He has been a member of the military and has seen countries who do not have democracy. He feels this election is crucial for supporting our democratic values.
Roger LaPlante stated that there are businesses who are not following the state rules for having their businesses open. There will be 21 candidates running for the City of Victorville. We need to elect candidates who have all citizens interests at heart. He agrees with Lionel concerning the health and welfare of our citizens.
Mike Curran requested that Roger LaPlante present a motion to nominate Barbara Dew, Lionel Dew and Roger La Plante to be endorsed by our club for the Democratic Central Committee. Roger La Plante moved that Barbara Dew be endorsed by our club for the Democratic Central Committee. There was a second from Doris Gray for Barbara Dew. Roger La Plante moved that Lionel Dew be endorsed for The Democratic Central Committee by our club with a second by Barbara Dew. Roger La Plante moved that our club endorse him for Democratic Central Committee with a second by Barbara Dew. Our club voted unanimously to endorse Barbara Dew, Lionel Dew and Roger La Plante.
There is a new Executive Board for the Democratic Central Committee.They are Kristen Washington- Chair, Stacy Ramos- First vice chair, Second Vice Chair- Jim Gallagher, Third Vice Chair-Leslie Irving, Treasurer- Martina Rangel-Ortega, Recording Secretary- Nancy Glenn and Corresponding secretary- Nicholas Christensen.
Bob Conaway was not allowed to attend a restaurant because of his political viewpoint. So we have not moved forward very much concerning free speech. Free speech should not be a joke. We need to get every voter out to vote for Democrats.
Barbara Dew feels we are going backwards. In regards to democratic rights. She has recommended that the students should not attend school due to Covid. The teachers will work 1/2 a day with students in the classroom and the other 1/2 will be for students who need help. They are working hard to write grants to get the funds our schools need.
Mike asked for more volunteers to help our club. We need more volunteers to support the important tasks to be done by our club before the election.
Bob Conaway thanked those who are working to help our club go forward.
Richard Turnbull said we still need to work for social justice.
Doug Olsen reported that our club website is up and running at advic.org. Doug said that the website has been updated. He encouraged all members to visit the site.
Last day for Candidates to file is August 7,2020.
50/50 Raffle: No 50/50 raffle was held due to teleconference.
Adjournment: Roger LaPlante moved to adjourn our meeting with a second from Barbara Dew at 1:30 PM on August 1, 2020. Vote was unanimous to adjourn.
Submitted by Secretary Donna Houston.
Minutes June 06, 2020
Call To Order: Mike Curran called the meeting to order at12:07 PM on June 6,2020.
Pledge Of Allegiance:Mike Curran led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Invocation:Mike Curran led the invocation in remembrance of D day and Elises Grandson.
Mike suggested all members go to website. Introduction Of Guests: No new guests.
Guest Speakers: Kipp Mueller is running for the 21st Senate District. He recognized the Black Lives Matter protests. People are demanding systemic change that is lasting. There are changes we need in CA too. He said we need everyone’s help. Senate leadership will help with campaign. He said we need people willing to make calls for Kipp Mueller for senate.Richard asked if there was going to be an office for Kipp during the election. He was unsure due to the Covid issues.
New Membership and get out the vote. This is A wellness check and get out the vote. Mike talked about the door hangers for get out the vote. The door hangers are good because it reminds the voters of propositions and who is running. We need to raise more money for the door hangers. We also need callers for reminding voters to get out the vote. Mike suggested that we get a printer to print them and send them out. Denise asked about an anticipated date for the Door Hangers. Mike felt mailers should go out about Sept 28-30 to Wrightwood, Adelanto, Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia. Mike needs to have volunteers to call elderly democrats and the party gives us a number to call. This project is sponsored by CDC. Restructuring of the central committee- there will be a virtual meeting to reorganize. When they have an election they will have a company to certify the Central committee election. Check the county website for further info.
Minutes Of The Last Meeting:Richard made a motion to tentatively approve minutes it was seconded by Roger La Plante.
VIII.Treasurer’s Report: Elise Brown our treasurer could not attend our meeting today due to the death of her grandson. Donna Houston gave Elise’s treasurer’s report. Elise reported that Doris Gray has paid her dues and is now a member. Elise reported that our balance as of this month is $1,957.55. The treasurer’s report was accepted subject to our year end audit.
Old Business: Contact NAACP for any Black lives Matter Protests in this area.
New Business:Clayton Moore announced a zoom school board meeting on Wednesday.
Announcements:Tentative Candidate Forum scheduled for Sat Sept. 19,2020 At Victor Valley College 1-4 PM in Student activity center. Tuesday June 9 a meeting on homelessness. Go to city of Victorville website to get more info.
Open Forum:Barbara Dew reported that there might not be any cuts for schools. There is a big liability problem in the state because we don’t have vaccine for Covid. Unemployment is very high in the state. We need to have systems for distant learning. On the racial problems we need to work on housing, employment and education.
XIII.50/50 Raffle:We had no raffle.
XIV.Adjournment: Richard Turnbull moved to adjourn with a second by Doug Olsen. Meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM. Next Meeting August 1,2020.
Submitted by Secretary-Donna Houston