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OCTOBER MESSAGE FROM OUR VICE CHAIR!
Hello West Seattle Democratic Women and Friends!
You are cordially invited to our monthly membership luncheon meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27th.
Our special guest will be Sue Lenander, Program Coordinator of Climate Change for Families, which is working in concert with the world-renowned Plant-for-the-Planet. Sue will be talking about this amazing organization, founded in Germany and run by children in countries all over the world (51,000 children ages nine to fourteen), and whose mission is to plant one million trees in every country, keep fossil fuels in the ground, and combat climate change with climate justice. The US chapter of Plant-for-the-Planet is right here in Seattle, and the young climate ambassadors have achieved some stunning victoriesto protect our planet! You won’t want to miss this inspiring meeting!
- The luncheon meeting is at the West Seattle Golf Course.
The pre-program discussion group starts at 10:30 am led by Theresa McCormick. Registration starts at 11:15 with the lunch buffet at 11:30. Our program starts at about noon. Lunch, including beverage and dessert is $13.50 for members and $15.00 for non-members. A room charge of $5 includes beverage and dessert only. Please RSVP to Rachel Glass at email@example.com by Monday, October 24 if you plan to attend.
- It is important that you RSVP no later than Monday, October 24either directly to this email or by calling me at 206-763-8249, as we need to let the Golf Course know how many meals to prepare.
- We will be nominating people for the WSDW leadership and elections held in November, which goes into effect at the beginning of 2017. We also need YOU to help with outreach, with membership and especially with registration as our superb greeter and registration guru, Sonia Glenn, is retiring. And if you are interested in working on our climate action committee (AEC), please let us know. If you have another passion you think we should be addressing, let us know that too.
- There will be a Plant-for-the-Planet Academy event for kids, 9-14 in West Seattle on October 29th from 9:00am-5:30pm, at Westside Unitarian Church, 7141 California Ave SW, Seattle, 98136. Kids will participate in a free, day-long comprehensive workshop and training on getting excited about the wonders of nature and learning about how to combat climate change. WSDW is a co-sponsor for this event and we need some adult volunteers to help the day go smoothly. If you would like to volunteer, have grandkids, or know of a child that might like to participate in the Academy and become a Climate Ambassador, please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 763-8249. Here is a link to watch a short, inspiring video about the boy in Germany who started Plant-for-the-Planet:
COUNTDOWN: Only 19 days to go before one of the most important elections of our time takes place! Don’t miss your chance to make a difference! There are plenty of opportunities to propel issues that we’ve endorsed and help democratic candidates to victory, whether you want to make phone calls, knock on doors, make contributions or spread the word to your friends, family and associates.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by replying to this email address or by phone at 206-763-8249.
See you at the meeting!
Rachel Glass, Vice-Chair
West Seattle Democratic Women