Earth Day 2019

We were thrilled to table at Earth Day again this year!

This is an annual event put on by Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS).

The Board of Sacramento Environmental Democrats
(minus Perry, over at Sierra Club!)
The Board of Sacramento Environmental Democrats
(minus Perry, over at Sierra Club!)
Left to Right: Rae Vander Werf, Slava Bekker,
David Hildebrand, Timothy Irvine, Chase Kelly-Reif

It brings together a diverse range of activists, artists, teachers, and vendors in one place to celebrate the environment and many innovative approaches to reduce pollution and improve the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra we all know and love.

We had over 20 new people take our 2019 Environmental Priorities Survey and handed out all of our membership fliers!

We also learned about some great work being done by high school groups and touched base with great community partners like Citizens Climate Lobby, Sacramento Climate Coalition, and 350 Sacramento!

All in all it was a great day to be out in nature amongst like-minded environmentalists working towards a humane, just, and sustainable ecosystem.

2019: Regional STEM Fair Judging

We helped judge Middle School and High School STEM science fair projects at American River College this last weekend.

We met aspiring young physical and social scientists, as well as mathematicians and critical thinkers!

We saw projects ranging from soundproofing to efficient water filtration to astrophysics.

Taking part was inspirational and an amazingly fun way to spend our day on community service.

2019: New Board, New Retreat!

Every year in January or December, most Democratic Clubs hold internal elections to decide who will do what within their Board.

Our Bylaws stipulate that there are 5 core Officers, who will now be:

  • President – Rachelanne “Rae” Vander Werf
  • Vice President – Chase Kelly-Reif
  • Political Director – David Hildebrand
  • Secretary – Timothy Irvine
  • Treasurer – Perry Metzger

At our first General Member Meeting in January, we were honored by the presence of two elected officials.

Natomas Unified School District Member Susan Heredia and Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Member Orlando Fuentes did the honors of swearing in the new board.

The following weekend, we took two days to put our heads together and flesh out our Annual Calendar of Events and goals for individual officers and the club.

Lack of internet or phone service made this retreat to a snowy cabin especially productive!