What’s Going on at the Democratic Club?

SLDC members at Legislative Day with Jennifer Pawlik, LD 13 (photo by Stephanie Graves)

Chris Graves

With the coming of the new year, the Sun Lakes Democratic Club (SLDC) has decided to expand its activities. In addition to supporting candidates, we plan to socialize more, with several opportunities per month for folks to get together for some fun. We’re beefing up our Speakers Program to include more speakers on topical issues and more forums for speakers. We’re also making a concerted effort to help in the community in such ways as volunteering for food drives, mentoring students, and driving folks to their medical appointments.

Feel free to join us. You are most welcome!

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1st Friday Coffee Socials

Grab yourself a cup of coffee and join the fun.

When: First Friday of each month. Next one: March 3

Time: 10 to 11 a.m., or longer if you want to stay and chat

Where: Starbucks, 2985 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85286 (Alma School and Queen Creek Roads)

Next SLDC Meeting: Monday, March 13

We meet the second Monday of every month in the Navajo Room of Sun Lakes Country Club, 25601 E. Sun Lakes Blvd N., Sun Lakes: 6:30 to 7 p.m. for socializing, then 7 to 8:30 p.m. for guest speakers. All are welcome!

Our speakers this time will be:

Sheryl Keeme, Executive Director, Neighbors Who Care

Ms. Keeme will present information on Neighbors Who Care, a nonprofit organization in the Sun Lakes/Chandler area helping seniors stay independent. Services include welfare and respite care visits, minor repairs, business assistance, meal delivery, and transportation to doctor visits and shopping.

Mike Dippre, Operations Director, Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank

Mr. Dippre will speak about the local Chandler Food Bank located at 1368 N. Arizona Ave., in Chandler. The SLDC collects food and monetary donations monthly for this organization, and we will hear more about the impact of inflation to their organization and those they help.

Jennifer Pawlik, AZ House Representative, LD 13

Rep. Pawlik will update us on major bills wending their way through the legislative process and brief us on how we can submit our comments. One of the issues she will address is the Aggregate Expenditure Level (AEL) and the turmoil all the wrangling over increasing the level is creating for our schools.

Thirsty Thursdays with LD 13

When: Third Thursday of each month

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Check link for location each month: ld13dems.org/calendar.