Diamond Jubilee – 60 years of promoting progressive values.


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Here’s what’s coming up (and other things)

September meetings

As you know our next meeting will be noon – 12:30 pm, September 14, Plaza 600 Building #205, 600 Stewart St. Our speaker is Andrew Villeneuve, executive director of Northwest Progressive Institute. He will explain the measures that will appear on the general election ballot. He will take one full hour of our meeting time and will not take questions during his presentation. We will have about 20 minutes to ask questions when he is finished. He suggests writing down your questions beforehand.

These measures will appear on our endorsement ballot, by the way, which is enclosed in your September newsletter. Instructions for voting are included.

The next meeting, September 28 Jack Whisner will conduct our general endorsement proceedings  with the help of one of our newest members, Paula Polet.

Diamond Jubilee

If you haven’t registered for the Jubilee yet (and very few of you have so far) now’s the time. We need to know how many of you are planning on attending. Most of you know that Senator Patty Murray is one of the sponsors. There are five or six other sponsors, too. This event is going to be fun! Master of ceremonies Rod Dembowski is delighted to be participating with us. And in case you didn’t know, he is our latest member.

Carol Simmons is directing the world premiere of The Donald’s First Day, starring Dan Fievez as the Donald. The rest of the cast: Roger Goodman as Mike Pence, Allan Munro as Karl Rove, Dan Shih as David Duke, Lem Howell as James Inhofe, Karen Fraser as the Chinese Ambassador, Lloyd Hara as Vladimir Putin, Carin Chase as Melania Trump, and Justin Simmons and a surprise celebrity as the Koch brothers. The skit was written by Allan Munro with Justin Simmons. Be among the first to see this amazing bit of political satire!

Several people have purchased admissions but will not be attending, so we have a tidy assistance fund. Please let me know if you need assistance and we’ll work something out. All this is confidential, of course.

Fundraiser for Justices Barbara Madsen, Mary Yu, and Charlie Wiggins

This event will take place 5 – 7 pm, Thursday, October 13, at Folio: the Seattle Athenaeum, (314 Marion St). It’s a potluck, so let Seth Armstrong, chair, know what you plan to bring.


Don’t forget that raffle tickets are for sale at every meeting and event and online at our website. A book of 10 tickets sells for $50. Buy some for yourself and some for a friend. The drawing will take place at the

Winter Holiday Party

Maryanne Tagney and David Jones have again graciously agreed to let us celebrate our Winter Holiday Party at their beautiful home, the historic Colman mansion, 9343 Fauntleroy Way SW. More on this later.

Whatever I forgot I’ll tell you later. I will however remind you to bring to the Jubilee a dessert (purchased from a commercial establishment – no homemade items) for the dessert dash.

Also please bring a bag, briefcase, backpack or the like, old or new (it could even be a paper bag), into which you have placed no less than $10 and no more than $50. These will constitute the Bags of Money auction. Just bring them with you to the event and give them to Kathleen Flynn, auction chair. We’ll bid on them just as we bid on the other items. And we do have some wonderful items. I’ll bring a list with me Wednesday. You be prepared to tell Kathleen what you are going to donate to the auction. We need to know before the end of the week because we need to make bid sheets.

Finally – I’ll encourage you to get registered for the Jubilee and convince others to register as well.



The Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle (MDC) is resuming our practice of holding meetings on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month unless otherwise noted. Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, Aug 10th, 2016, noon – 1:30 pm,
Plaza 600 Building #205, 600 Stewart St.

Promoting progressive values since 1956.