FEBRUARY MEETING of the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
SPEAKER: Doug Offenhartz
TOPIC: Obama Campaign in Virginia
DATE: Thursday, February 28
TIME: 7:15 pm
(Dinner option begins at 6:15 pm)
Doug will share some of his experiences in the 2012 campaign, during which he canvassed for Obama in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
Doug arrived in Danville in 1971 to head the start-up of the San Ramon Valley Community Center and, as its first staff member, worked with teenagers and community leaders to remodel the facility and initiate programs and activities.
In 1982, he was elected to Danville’s first Town Council and served two terms, including one year as Mayor.
As a Democratic Party activist, I served as an officer in the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club in the 1970s and 1980s and canvassed for many Democratic candidates, including Tom Torlakson, George Miller, Ron Dellums, Barbara Lee, and Jerry McNerney.
In the early 1990s, he organized and served as first president of the Tenth Congressional District Democratic Leadership Caucus, focused on ousting Congressman Bill Baker and eventually electing Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher in 1996.
He served as the Tenth Congressional District Canvassing Chair for the Obama campaign in 2008, and canvassed on his behalf in Contra Costa Country and Reno, Nevada, during the primary campaigns, and in Colorado Springs during the General Election. He also canvassed for the President’s re-election in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
He currently volunteers as an English tutor at Diablo Valley College and as a regional representative with the Brackett Foundation, supporting ethnic Burmese students pursue their education in Thailand.
Location: Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville, CA 94526
Members & Invited Guests: $25
Non-members: $30 ($25 for dinner and $5 requested donation to help offset program costs)
Presentation only $5 (requested donation)
Please email Jim Donnelly that you are coming by Monday, February 25 (we need a ‘head count’ for the dinner). Thank you for your help.
RSVP: To make certain you have a dinner, please RSVP.
Mail checks, made out to Jim Donnelly, to 373 Century Circle, Danville, CA 94526