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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

Alzheimer’s Association

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.
phone  1-888-670-1360

Covid 19 Information Hotline for San Bernardino is 1-909-387-3911


Some sites for searching Long Term Care Facilities and Providers

Cal quality care
CA info resources Community Care Licensing
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Continuing Care Resources for Residents and Families
CA Government search



San Bernardino County Web-Site

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San Bernardino County Democratic Central Committee Web-Site

SBCDCC New Officers

Kristin Washington

First Vice Chair
Stacey Ramos

Second Vice Chair
Jim Gallagher

Third Vice Chair
Leslie Irving

Martina Rangel-Ortega

Recording Secretary
Nancy Glenn

Corresponding Secretary
Nicholas Christensen



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Most recent Minutes as of 2/6/2021

Adelanto Victorville Democratic Club Minutes

Minutes January 2, 2021

  1. Call To Order: Doug Olson called the meeting to order at 12:14 PM.
  2. Pledge Of Allegiance: Doug Olson led the Pledge Of Allegiance
  3. Invocation: There was no invocation,
  4. Introduction Of Guests: There were no new guests
  5. Guest Speakers: There were no guest speakers. However, we were privileged to have the help of Diana Love with the dynamics of our Zoom Meeting.
  6. Minutes Of The Last Meeting: Roger La Plante moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting with a second from Elise Brown. The minutes were approved unanimously. It was pointed out that in the minutes Nancy Pelosi had been misspelled. That will be corrected,
  7. Treasurer’s Report: There is $1990.05  in the treasury. Clayton Moore  moved to approve the treasurer’s report with a second by  Roger La Plante pending year end audit.
  8. Old Business: There was no old Business
  9. New Business:
    1. Roger La Plante  is sending a check to Elise Brown for dues and $150.00 in memory of Mike Curran.
    2. Doug Olson presented that during the executive board meeting it was decided to raise our dues to $20.00  per year. Dues are due by March 6,2021. Checks should be made to  Adelanto Victorville Democratic Club and sent to PO Box 41 Victorville CA 92393. Diana Love moved  to raise the dues to $20,00 per year with a second from Elise Brown. The motion Passed  unanimously.
    3. Doug Olson asked for a nominating committee for nominating officers. Doug asked for volunteers for the nominating committee. The Nominating Committee will be Clayton Moore and Roger La Plante,  The election will not be until our March 6, 2021 meeting. Clayton Moore moved that the Nominating Committee will present the nominations at our March 6,2021 meeting with installation of officers at that meeting. There was a second by  Donna Houston. The motion passed unanimously. Barbara Dew and Roger La Plante volunteered to be trustees. Donna Houston will send a notice to all members to contact the nominating committee if they would like to run for office. Re-chartering information will be taken care of by Doug. It was stated that the  current officers would be put into the current chartering document in order to send it in promptly.
    4. Doug Olson presented a discussion of the By-laws. He felt we need a By-Law Committee. Diana Love moved to postpone the By-Law committee until March 6, 2021. Donna Houston will send a copy of the By-Laws to Doug Olson and Diana Love. Roger La Plante seconded Diana Love’s Motion. The motion passed unanimously.
  10. Announcements:
    1. Roger La Plante is running for Assembly District. Diana Love reported there are 33  people running  for the  ADEM  delegate seat District 33. There will be 14 elected 7 men and 7 women. The convention will be virtual Apr. 26-May 2, 2021.
    2. Diana Love  is running for Regional Director and secretary of the Calif Democratic Party. If she is elected secretary she will step down from the regional director position. January 16 2021 is the executive board meeting of ADEM.
    3. Roger La Plante will attend the inaugural this year.
    4. Barbara Dew reported that a school board association has been formed. They will meet on Monday January 4,2021 at 5:00 PM. Barbara said it is called the High Desert School Board Association.
    5. Clayton Moore reported reading a good book entitled “Biased”. Barbara said they had a biased district workshop recently. They would like to have one for the whole High Desert. Linda Cahill asked about when schools would be opening. The schools have not opened up due to COVID. Dr. Williams is on the state committee managing Covid.
    6. Covid is very high up here. The schools are waiting till Jan 20, 2021 to see where the new administration is going with Covid. People are not complying with CDC recommendations to beat Covid. The Covid does not discriminate.
    7. Diana Love wished everyone a Happy New Year and a thank you to all who helped during this election year. She thanked and congratulated Barbara Dew on her election. She wished everyone a very Happy New Year!
    8. Donna Houston will send out a notice to all members that we now have a nominating committee for our election of officers at our March 6, 2021 meeting. If members are interested in running for office  they should contact Roger La Plante or Clayton Moore and indicate what office is of interest to them.
  11. Adjournment: Donna Houston moved to adjourn with a second from  Elise Brown. The meeting was adjourned unanimously  at 1:11 PM.
  12. Respectfully submitted by Donna Houston AVDC Secretary



Minutes October 3, 2020

  1. Call To Order: Doug Olson called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM on October 3, 2020.
  2. Pledge Of Allegiance: Doug Olson led the Pledge of Allegiance,
  3. Invocation: Doug had a moment of silence for everyone.
  4. Introduction Of Guests: There were no new guests.
  5. Guest Speakers: We had no Guest Speakers.
  6. Minutes Of The Last Meeting: Moved: Roger La Plante moved to approve the minutes of the last meeting, with a second by Elise Brown. Minutes were unanimously approved by all members.
  7. Treasurer’s Report: Elise Brown reported that our bank balance is $1990.55   Richard Turnbull moved to check into a new bank. Roger La  Plante seconded it. Elise will check out Alaska Credit Union. Members agreed unanimously.
  8. Old Business:
    1. Denise picked up a few boxes of mailers and all of the signs. She left 2000 for printing mailers at Uribe. Denise said they will get the mailers out as door hangers. She said she needs more guidance on what to do with them. She suggested that we can call Karen May and fill out the form for having the mailers printed. Doug suggested we spend $910.00 to Uribe to mail out the mailers. Richard Turnbull moved that we spend $910.00 for the mailers with a second by Diana Love.  The vote was 6 yes and 4 nos  and the motion carried.
    2. Denise asked about the signs. Doug asked where to pick up the signs. Denise said we can put them in our yard or in our window. Denise Wells has the address for where to get the signs. Contact Karen May at 909-200-5521. Doug will set up for Tuesday to pick them up.
    3. Diana Love reported that Mikes services are on Oct.28 in San Dimas. Burial is in Rancho Cucamonga.
    4. Diana Love will set up Zoom for our next meeting. She said we can do a test run . She will send out an invite for a test run. She will send the notice to Donna to distribute.
    5. Elise asked Roger La Plante about his $150.00 donation. Send donations to PO Box 41 Victorville 92395.
    6. Lionel Dew suggested bringing everything to the executive board and then presenting it to club. We should have an executive board meeting the week before our regular meeting. Our next executive board meeting will be Nov 2, 2020. The executive board meeting will be by Zoom. At 7:00 PM. Our next meeting will be Nov. 7,2020 at 12:00PM.
  9. New Business:
    1. Denise Wells said she is keeping track of the $426.65  from the college but the college has not refunded the check.
    2. Richard Turnbull assured members that nobody is trying to cheat concerning these funds.
    3. Elise got some pictures for the club to put on our web site. Doug will not put them on the Website.
  10. Announcements: Doug Olsen told us we will be using Zoom at our next meeting. Richard Turnbull said the Vice Presidential debate will be Wednesday.
  11. Open Forum: Richard Turnbull brought up the fact that This Covid outbreak at the White House maybe is an excuse to not have a debate. Richard felt Nancy Pelosi could straighten out problems.
  12. 50/50 Raffle: There was no raffle this meeting.
  13. Adjournment: Elise Brown moved to adjourn the meeting with a second from Richard Turnbull. The members unanimously voted to adjourn.



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.
VIII. Old Business
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 La Plante 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 La Plante 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 La Plante 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 La Plante 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 Elise’s 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