6:45 PM, County Building, 70 W Hedding St. San Jose

Meeting will start at 7:00 pm sharp

MINUTES FOR Thursday, June 1, 2017



1.        CALL TO ORDER



2.        ROLL CALL

Absent: Gilbert Wong, Deepka Lalwani, Chris Stampolis, Maya Esparza, Albert Hernandez, Juan Quinones, Emilie Gatfield,

Adrienne Grey, Angelica Ramos-Allen, Rich Waterman, Dave Poeschel, Swanee Edwards, Ross Gomez, Danielle Davenport

Alternates for: Kansen Chu, Ash Kalra, Evan Low, Mark Stone, Bob Wieckowski, Jerry Hill, Jim Beall, Ana Caballero, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Jimmy Panetta



Steve Schieberl

Greg Miller

Antonio Mora

Bill Wallace

Cari Templeton

Dan Wohl




        5.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES (Minutes are/will be posted at

      a. Thursday, May 4th, 2017 - Approved

        6.      OLD BUSINESS

                a. CDC Financial Support  


         7.      NEW BUSINESS


a. Fill two (2) vacancies on DSCC- (proposal to fill with SCCDC members who have been appointed to fill vacancies on SCCDC

Nominated from floor:

Amy McElroy              - received   19 votes

Andres Quintero           - received   17 votes

Kristen Lohnes Johnson - received   11 votes

David Donaldson         - received    2  votes

Alexia Worsham          - received    5  votes

Shay Franco Clausen     - received     9  votes


Andres Quintero and Amy McElroy were the top 2 vote getters


                b. Elect Five (5) CDP Executive Board members – from SCCDCC delegates to DSCC


Prameela Bartholomeusz - received   23 votes

Judy Pipkin                   - received   32 votes

David Cohen                 - received   35 votes

Jordan Eldridge              - received   25 votes             

Angelica Ramos-Allen    - received    18 votes

                Peter Chiu                      - received   27 votes


                 Prameela Bartholomeusz, Judy Pipkin, David Cohen, Jordan Eldridge, and Peter Chiu were elected.


                c. Approve bylaws changes (less changes to SCCDCC officer elections; refer to committee)

                Bylaws approved with correction as amended from floor.


                d. State Council on Developmental Disabilities – David Forderer – tabled


                e.  Single Payer Healthcare (SB 562) – Bill Wallace and Greg Miller

Bill and Greg presented information on SB 562 and asked for approval to authorize Chair to send letter expressing SCCDCC support of SB 562.  Motion passes unanimously.


f. Resolution to Require Disclosure of Tax Returns by Presidential Candidates in CA Primary – Dan Wohl

Motion to approve Resolution pass unanimously.


g. CDP State Convention report

Chair provided update on recent activity and actions at the Convention

h. (Emergency) Resolution to Restore Trust in the Democracy within the CDP by Validating Votes for State Party Officers and                    Regional Directors – Emily Ramos                                                                                                                                                       Motion to approve - Failed to pass


        8.    CLUB REPORTS – Note there wasn’t time for verbal reports, only reported those submitted in writing.

                DFA Link Meeting

                Susan Ellenberg, San Jose Unified School District, Candidate for Santa Clara County Supervisor, District 4

                WHEN: May 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

                Excellent attendance, excellent presentation on civics education in public schools


                Dean Club working meeting

                Form nominating committee for Club officers

                Call for nominees (to be addressed to the committee, outside of the meeting)

                All Clubs picnic sponsorship

                June Dinner for Central Committee

                WHEN: May 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

                Proposed slate of officers complete

                All Clubs picnic sponsorship approved




                DFA Link Meeting

                Orchard City Indivisible

                WHEN: June 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

                WHERE: Alice Smith’s home

                4284 Los Palos Circle

                Palo Alto, CA 94306


                Dean Club working meeting

                Annual Picnic and Election of Officers

                WHEN: June 24, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, NOTE: this is a Saturday


                Ponderosa Park, Picnic Area 2 (the shaded side)

                811 Henderson Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086, USA


                DFA Link Meeting

                Agenda TBD


                July 10, 2017 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm


                Site TBD


                Dean Club working meeting

                Read results of officers election into minutes


                July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


                Marie Callender’s, Hacienda Shopping Center

                751 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087




a. Executive Board/Chair: Bill James

Bill asked for approval to recharter the Bay Area Indian American Club- Motion to approve – unanimous.

b. Vice Chair: John Comiskey

c. Treasurer: Angelica Ramos

d. Secretary: Helen Chapman

e. Issues: Shay Franco-Clausen

f. Community Services and Voter Registration: Judy Pipkin

g. Finance: Prameela Bartholomeusz

h. Endorsements Chair: Clarence Madrilejos

i. Communications: David Cohen

j. Gender Equity and the Status of Women: Jean Cohen


k. Campaign Services: Jeff Cardenas

l. Political Outreach (Clubs): Alex Wara


m. Regional Director:

1) Royce Kelley, Region 5 – no report

2) Hene Kelley, Region 6 – Shared wants to work on Democratic Party working on including disabled community.

3) Omar Torres, Region 7 – Next Regional meeting on 7-22-17, 10:00 am at the Grange Hall in Aromas, CA


n. Democratic National Committee: Otto Lee 

                Otto shared Jess O’Connell just joined of CEO of the Democratic National Committee.  There is reorganizing taking place.

o. DTV Report: Steve Chessin

 Democratic Television Producer Emeritus Steve Chessin reported that, due to the Convention, we did not produce a show in May.

         Our guest in June is TBD. See the SCCDP web site for the schedule, and to view our shows. We could still use more good Democrats on the crew. No prior video experience is necessary.

                p. Pro-Choice Coalition: Claudia Shope


        10.  ANNOUNCEMENTS



                June 21, 2017 6pm Dem Headquarters, 2901 Moorpark Ave

         12.  ADJOURNMENT

                Meeting adjourned at 8:50 pm