15th Annual Dinner & Auction

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     Our 15th Annual Dinner & Auction is only a week away. We have a great line up this year. The Honorable Tom Ammiano, will leave us with a few words about his vision for San Francisco and California as he prepares to leave his CA Assembly District 17 seat. Nato Green is a political comedian with trenchant and hilarious observations about our favorite City. And, for something entirely new, the Boys and Girls Club Youth Leader of the Year, Yuri Huerta will be honored at our dinner.

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     The annual dinner supports our civic engagement activities throughout the year, including voter registration tables at major District 11 events, voter workshops, membership meetings, endorsements and our voter guide which is published and mailed in November and published in June. In addition, our club supports future leaders with a donation to the Excelsior Boys and Girls Club. 

     Our auctions are always fun and competitive and you never know what treasure you might find there. So join us and support our community in San Francisco's District Eleven. To RSVP, click the calendar link and enter the number of tickets and your meal choices (below):

  • Paella Valenciana (the house specialty)
  • Chicken w/ Sherry Sauce
  • Prime Rib
  • Vegetarian Lasagna

Once you have RSVP'ed, you can pay online or with a check or credit card at the dinner. 

  • $600 PATRON (includes 10 dinner tickets/one table, table sign and acknowledgement in program) 
  • $130 SPONSOR (includes 2 dinner tickets, acknowledgement in program) 
  • $100 FRIEND (includes 1 dinner ticket, acknowledgement in program) 
  • $60 INDIVIDUAL (1 dinner ticket) $70 at Door 
  • $50 SENIOR/YOUTH (1 dinner ticket) $55 at Door  

If you prefer to call and RSVP, contact Grace D'Anca at 415-748-1416 or email secretary@sfd11dems.com.

 

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Membership Endorsement Meeting on 4-16-14

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Join us for an endorsement meeting as we make sense of the June 3 ballot. We have invited Statewide candidates and proponents/opponents of local measures to present information to assist you with the voting decisions you will face on the primary ballot.  We have categorized the ballot in terms of local state and federal offices that cover all or part of San Francisco's District 11. Per our bylaws, we are only providing information on Democratic candidates. You can find more information at the SF Department of Elections, but we're making it easy for you with the chart and links below.

Dues paying members will be able to vote on official Club endorsements for this Primary Election at the meeting.  Continuing members may pay dues at the meeting.

A set of proposed changes to our Club bylaws will be presented to the Membership for approval.  Link to a summary of the proposed changes here (or go to the above menu choose About > Bylaws >Bylaws Changes Explained)  Please post comments, critiques, suggestions etc. regarding the proposed changes. Access the original bylaws here.

Club officer elections will also be held at this meeting for all seats on the board. Nominate candidates for the board here

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Membership Meeting February 12, 2014

 General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, February 12, 2014, 6:30 to 8:30pm, 

Ingleside Police Station Comm. Room 

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Love our City? Then come hear about issues and proposals that will impact San Francisco for generations.  Issues regarding housing, education, health and labor will be discussed. If you want to get up to speed before the meeting check the links below. Every attempt was made to have pro and con representatives of the issues.  Also, a set of proposed changes to our bylaws will be presented to the General Membership for approval. At the meeting you will get a sheet with a comparison of the by laws as they are now and the proposed changes. This is an excellent time to renew your membership as fees are expected to increase by the next meeting. 

Special Valentines Day Sweets with Coffee/Tea Service Provided! 

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City successfully challenges Accreditation Commission, Injunction granted!

 ..."consequences would

be catastrophic..."

      Judge Karnow 

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 City College of San Francisco was granted an initial reprieve by Judge Karnow on December 26, 2013. The judge ordered a preliminary injunction which prevents the July 31, 2014 disaccreditation of City College from occurring until a trial is held on the merits. The Judge justified his ruling by noting: “Without accreditation, the college would almost certainly close and about 80,000 students would either lose their educational opportunities or hope to transfer elsewhere; and for many of them, the transfer option is not realistic. The impact on the teachers, faculty and the city would be incalculable.” The City Attorney Dennis Herrera brought suit against the accreditation committee alleging that the Accreditation Commission evaluated City College with "unfair, biased or illegal procedures."  Basically, this injunction reassures current students and the greater CCSF community, that classes will continue to be offered in an accredited institution without fear of closure on July 31, 2014. While the merits of the case will be argued on a later date, students, teachers and staff do not need to worry about the College shutting down in the next six months. 

The main City College campus sits directly in District 11. A disaccreditation would have dire consequences for not only the students, professors and staff, but also neighboring businesses. Both plaintiffs and defendants asked for more, but the Judge favored the continuation of the College rather than shutting it down in July and resurrecting it again, should the City Attorney's office prevail at trial. Irreparable harm and cost to the community and taxpayers would have resulted from a denial of the City's request for an injunction. Suits were also brought by the Teacher's Union (AFT 2121) and students at CCSF alleging similar wrongdoing. Read the SF Appeal's coverage here. For further information, download Memorandum Order CGC13 - 533693 granting the injunction. 

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Join us for Holiday Party

 

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