July Meeting: Penny Newman for County Supervisor

This July DGR is proud to host: Penny Newman.

Unfortunately, Sabrina Cervantes is not available to speak at this meeting due to work, and is in contact with us to reschedule in the near future. 

Below are the bios of speakers as initially planned:

Our first speaker is Sabrina Cervantes, who is returning to our club to let us know about her activities in Sacramento. Sabrina serves in AD 60 and was elected to office last November. Sabrina’s victory helped secure Democrats a supermajority in the Assembly and was one of the silver linings of the November election. Many members of our club volunteered in that race and we’re happy to hear from her.


Before gaining office she worked as District Director for Assemblymember Jose Medina. Sabrina’s assembly district includes the communities of Corona, Eastvale, Jurupa Valley, Norco, and Riverside. 

Our second speaker is Penny Newman, who is running for Riverside County Supervisor. Penny is the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice (CCAEJ), a 39-year-old organization that has been actively working to improve the social and natural environments for Riverside and San Bernardino County residents. 


As Riverside County Board of Supervisor, Penny wants to continue her commitment to uplift the quality of life of residents. She has spoken to our club before, but never as a candidate and we are excited about her campaign. 


6:00 p.m. Doors open for dinner and social hour

7:00 p.m. Meeting starts

7:30 p.m. Speakers begin

8:30 p.m. Meeting ends.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for persons with disabilities at this event. Please contact Greg McKinley-Powell at (951) 394-1357 at least 48 hours in advance to make a request for any reasonable accommodation or for more information.

Reminder-Brew Night Meet and Mingle

DGR Executive Board Meeting

~~~This meeting is taking place on Wednesday instead of the usual Tuesday in observance of the 4th of July~~~

This event is the Executive Board meetings of the Democrats of Greater Riverside. These meetings are open to all paid members. These meetings are for planning the General Meetings of the DGR and to organize support for local Democratic candidates and policies. 

E-Board meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Hacienda Room of La Casa Ortega and will follow parliamentary procedure.

If you have any items you would like added to the agenda, please email DGR 24 hours before the meeting. 


7:00 pm Call to Order and Welcome by Presiding Officer
7:05 pm Roll Call / Determination of a Quorum
7:10 pm Approval of Agenda
7:12 pm Reading and acceptance of minutes from the prior April meeting

Officer Reports (please keep Officer reports to around three to five minutes and save any motions for new business):

7:15 pm President’s Report – Greg McKinley-Powell:
7:17 pm Vice President’s report – Charlene McKinley-Powell
7:21 pm Secretary’s report – OPEN
7:24 pm Treasurer’s Report – Deb Bennett

Committee Reports:

7:30 pm: Membership Development – Steve Ivanovich
7:33 pm: Finance – Ryan Borunda
7:36 pm: Communications – Christine Roberts
7:39 pm: Elections – Brenda Bell
7:42 pm: Policy and Research – Robert Melsh
7:45 pm: Rules – Bonnie McFarland
7:48 pm: Audit – Mark Hannessee
7:51 pm: Other Standing or Special Committees: Senior Issues Special Committee – Phyllis Purcell

New Business:

8:00 pm: Discuss program for the next General Meeting
8:10 pm: 
8:20 pm: 
8:30 pm: 

8:45: Announcements –

8:45 pm: Adjournment – Next E-Board Meeting will be on the first Tuesday of the following month; Next General Meeting is on the third Thursday of this month.

Liberal Libations

Please join us for a night of handcrafted beverages with like-minded people. Advance tickets are $15 for two beers/ales and snacks; $20 at the door on night of event.  Bring a friend, two or ten so they can see what liberal Riverside looks like !