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Democratic Club of Sun City Arizona January 2015 Newsletter

Updated on January 18, 2015

President Obama in Phoenix This Thursday!

This just in: President Obama will be in Phoenix this Thursday. He is scheduled to speak at Central High School the topic is believed to be on home ownership.

If at all possible, we will play either the speech or highlights of the speech beginning at 6pm on the big screen in the meeting room. This assumes the Arizona Democratic Party or the news media posts the speech on-line.

Amanda McAdams

Common core discussed by Teacher of the Year
Common core discussed by Teacher of the Year | Source

Amanda MCAdams at the Sun City Democratic Club, Thursday, January 8th

Join us to hear Amanda McAdams discuss “The ABCs of Common Core” at the Sun City Democratic Club’s first meeting of the new year on Thursday, January 8th at the Fairway Recreation Center on Peoria and 107th Avenues at 6:30 P.M. A social period with coffee and cookies will begin at 6:00 P.M. All democrats and independents are welcome.

McAdams, a former practicing attorney, taught English Language Arts and Student Government at Apollo High School in Glendale, Arizona from 2001-2012. She is a member of the Utah State Bar, the Arizona Education Association, the National Education Association and Superintendent Huppenthal’s Teacher Advisory Council.

Additionally, she serves on Governor Brewer’s Arizona Ready Council and the Arizona Educational Foundation Board. Presently, Mrs. McAdams is the Curriculum and Instruction Coordinator for Language Arts and Student Government for the GlendaleUnionHighSchool District.

Amanda has a bachelor's degree in English from ClaremontMcKennaCollege and a Juris Doctorate degree from the J. Reuben Clark School of Law at BrighamYoungUniversity. She received her teaching certificate from UtahStateUniversity. Furthermore, she is currently working on her dissertation to complete her Doctor of Education (EDD), and has received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from NorthernArizonaUniversity.

The Arizona Educational Foundation selected Mrs. McAdams as a 2011 Arizona Teacher of the Year. The Arizona Educational Foundation’s Teacher of the Year program is presented by Wells Fargo, Intel, The Arizona Republic, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, APS, SRP, the Arizona Education Association, DesertSchools, University of Phoenix, and ArgosyUniversity.

McAdams is the mother of three teen-aged children. Her husband, Donald McAdams, who is also a teacher in the GlendaleUnionHighSchool District.

Mark Your Calendars Now for the 2015 Meetings

General Meetings

The Sun City Democratic Club meets the first Thursday of every month unless there is a holiday. The SCDC meets at Fairway Recreation Center in Sun City Arizona. There is a social meet and greet time beginning at 6:00 p.m. with the general meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Join us on Feb. 5th for a discussion on the fight for Voting Rights in Arizona and how Big $ politicians continue attacking working voters. Learn how we can reclaim government of, by and for the People, not corporations. Representatives from the Arizona Advocacy Network will help us learn more about the myriad of troubling restrictions being placed on citizens in order to vote. Learn more at: (copy and paste into your browser)

It is quite timely that Oprah Winfrey's new movie, Selma will be released on January 9th of 2015.. It is about Martin Luther King and voting restrictions. Invite a friend to go see the movie with you and then invite them to the February meeting.

Garage Sale

Clear out your clutter and save it ALL for donating to the SCDC Spring Garage Sale! More information will follow as to the exact date and location of the sale. But DO make up a box of stuff to go to our Garage Sale.

Be sure to mark your calendars!

Serving Sun City residents daily.  Volunteer today!
Serving Sun City residents daily. Volunteer today! | Source

Plan on Attending!


SCDC Serving the Community Food Bank

Volunteer at the Valley View Community Food Bank. You are needed and appreciated by the Food Bank right here in Sun City Arizona. The SCDC volunteers every Wednesday at the Food Bank on the corner of 107th Avenue and Peoria (across the street from Fairway.)

The Valley View Community Food Bank's mission is to serve the communities it resides in with love and respect for those who are in need of good and wholesome food.

The Valley View Community Food Bank serves over 400 people every day and 32% of those people come from right here in Sun City.

The West Valley Pops Band practices at the Food Bank location. The West Valley Pops Band gives concerts and asks the audience to bring in non-perishable food stuffs as their entrance ticket!

~Did you know that more and more seniors NEED the Food Bank every day?

~Did you know this Food Bank operates without government assistance?

~Did you know the Democratic Club of Sun City volunteers every Wednesday?

Volunteer and donate this week!


SCDC Board Members

Here are your officers and members:

Vance Coleman, President

Mikki Smith Vice President, 623-933-0152

Herbert Hyland, Treasurer,

Nancee Noel, Secretary,

Shirley McAllister, Membership Chair,

Sibyl Dunlap, Member at Large,

Harold Jan Hilley,

For corrections, please comment below. Thanks.

Be Involved

The Arizona Democratic Party State Re-Organization Meeting is a good way to be involved BUT: While, all Democrats are invited to attend, ONLY elected State Committee persons are allowed to vote on the new officers. LD 21 has 11 State Committee persons.

See notice below and go to the web site if you need more information.

While, all Democrats are invited to attend;  ONLY  elected State Committee persons are allowed to vote on the new officers.  LD 21 has 11 State Committee persons.
While, all Democrats are invited to attend; ONLY elected State Committee persons are allowed to vote on the new officers. LD 21 has 11 State Committee persons.

America's Resurgence Is Real

An Email from President Barack Obama


A lot has changed in the six years I've been president.

As I look ahead at my final two years in office, I want you to know two things:

1.) I'm so proud of the progress we've made together so far. Thank you. Because of folks like you, we've been able to accomplish incredible things -- change that is making people's lives better today. That's the reason we do this work.

2.) I'm not done. I won't stop fighting for the American people until the day I leave this office. That's a promise.

No matter how much partisan gridlock gets in the way or how powerful some special interests seem, I know we can keep making real, lasting change.

I can't do it alone. That's as true today as it was at the start.

I hope you're ready to go -- say you'll keep fighting alongside OFA any way you can in 2015:

Thank you,

Barack Obama


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