members of the Santa Clara County Democratic Club enjoy exchanging
diverse opinions and concerns. Experts on current topics speak at our
meetings, fostering respectful and passionate discussion. Our concerns
often evolve into actions to support various progressive causes and
candidates. We are a diverse, welcoming group and hope to hear your
voice at our next meeting.
Who We Are
The Santa Clara County
Democratic Club has worked continuously since 1980 for values espoused
by the Democratic Party: the right of all Americans to a job, a home,
education, medical care, privacy, social security, and, of
course, a woman's right to choose.
We draw our membership
from all over Santa Clara County, but most members live in San José,
Santa Clara, and Campbell. The Club is an issues based
organization, the only one in the County that makes its very highest
priority the achievement of
Financing of Elections!
We are also very
universal, single-payer health care;
Clean Money Campaign;
Move to Amend the
Constitution to reduce the money in politics;
The Santa Clara
County Democratic Central Committee;
election campaigns our members participate in campaigns by
organizing and participating in phone banks, fund raising, and
meetings are held every third Monday of each month (except in one
summer month and in December) in the back room of Harry's Hofbrau,
390 Saratoga Ave., San José just south of Stevens Creek Blvd. Watch our home
page for details of upcoming meetings.
Executive Board meetings take place on the fourth Wednesday of every
month at the Headen-Inman House, 1509 Warburton Avenue, Santa Clara.
These meetings are open to all members.
Events & Activities
Club has several fundraising events throughout the year including a
summer function and a winter holiday party. SCCDC endorses
candidates running for office, donates money to worthwhile
campaigns, and works to elect Democrats to office. The Club
also works on voter registration.
President: Rob Means
Vice President: Dixie Johansen
Treasurer: Bill Barrett
Corresponding Secretary: Gwendolyn McDaniel
Recording Secretary: Tom Pyke
Executive Board Members
Member-at-Large: Al Alarcon
Member-at-Large: Joe Alvarado
Member-at-Large: David Donaldson
Member-at-Large: Herb Engstrom
Member-at-Large: Dan Hoffman
Member-at-Large: Carol Miller
Member-at-Large: Shirley Odou
Member-at-Large: Fred Rehhausser
Member-at-Large: Eileen Sargent
Member-at-Large: Allan Thiessen
Program: Shirley Odou
Campaign Contributions: Fred Rehhausser
Tree: Gwendolyn McDaniel
Campaign Finance Reform: Craig Dunkerley
Democratic Party Central Committee: Herb Engstrom
Endorsements: Fred Rehhausser and Tom Pyke
and Public Relations: David Donaldson
Newsletter Editor: Shirley Odou
Media: Ed Cobb
Webmaster: Herb Engstrom
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General Meetings, 3rd Monday (except July or August and December)
p.m. for no-host dinner
p.m. meeting begins
390 Saratoga Ave.
San José 95129
Hofbrau is on Saratoga Ave. between Stevens Creek and Kiely Blvd.)
Executive Board Meetings, fourth Wednesday of the month.
p.m. for Meeting & Dessert
Historical Museum, 1509 Warburton, Santa Clara
may now pay your dues, make a donation, or pay for event tickets on line.
Here's the link to our donations page