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52th Annual Membership Meeting

December 11, 2022 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Important Update Regarding Tomorrow’s Membership Meeting

We are looking forward to tomorrow’s Democratic Women’s Annual Membership Meeting. However, the weather forecast calls for rain and wind making an outdoor event impossible.

Due to the rain forecast, the Annual Membership Meeting will be moved indoors at the Santa Barbara Club (same venue). The Santa Barbara Club is graciously accommodating many last minute changes. Please know that seating will be limited due to the change in space and some guests may be asked to stand.

Additionally there is now a VIRTUAL OPTION. Council-member Oscar Gutierrez will be streaming the event for anyone who is unable to attend in person. Join the Virtual event via Zoom using the link below:
or by entering the meeting ID and passcode below on your Zoom account
Meeting ID: 871 5845 0541
Passcode: demwomen
Virtual program will start at 2:45pm.

For those attending in person, we ask that members of our community who are not feeling well to please stay home. Face masks are encouraged.

We look forward to a wonderful event. Thank you.

-Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County Events Committee

Holiday Annual Membership Meeting honoring the Honorable Susan Rose and Superintendent Susan Salcido.

Honorable Susan RoseDuring her more than 30 years of experience in public administration, education and community activism, Susan Rose has been committed to the advancement of women, workplace issues and civil rights. She served two terms on the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors during which she led efforts to create initiatives for affordable housing and homelessness, to improve the quality of life for women and families, and to ensure the environmental health of her community. Ms. Rose was a founding member of the Santa Barbara Women’s Political Committee and currently serves on the Board of Emerge CA, a political leadership-training program for women. She is a long time member of the Democratic Women.

Superintendent Susan SalcidoDr. Susan Salcido serves as Santa Barbara County Superintendent of Schools. She was elected to lead the Santa Barbara County Education Office, which supports over 70,000 children. Dr. Salcido is a board member of the Association of California School Administrators and Santa Barbara County Special Education Local Plan Area Joint Powers Agency. Additionally she was appointed to the California Practitioner’s Advisory Group, and she is a former board member of the Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation. Dr. Salcido’s work has been widely acknowledged for its excellence.  She has received a Santa Barbara County Women of the Year Award for the 19th Senate District and the 37th Assembly District and the Administrator of the Year award from the Association of California School Administrators.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Gold Sponsor $1000, Silver Sponsor  $500, Bronze Sponsor $250, Friend Sponsor $100

Space is Limited.

RSVP is required by December 5th and has been CLOSED for this event.


Members in good stand may attend at no cost, Non-members ticket cost $40.

This is an outdoor event pending weather.

Board Officers
**officers that will stand for approval for installation.

President: Suzanne Cohen
First Vice President: Laura Capps**
Second Vice President: Claudette Roehrig
Secretary: Meredith Murr
Treasurer: Deborah L. Schwartz**
Communications Officer: Lucrezia DeLeon**
(corrected from printed slate)

Thank to our Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors
EJ Borah
Dr. Teri Jory and Dr. Seth Geiger
Judith Hopkinson
Marsha Marcoe
Anne Smith Towbes
Claudette and Jim Roehrig
Merryl and Chuck Zegar

Silver Sponsors
Leslie Bhutani
Suzanne and Michael Cohen
Jill and Ron Dexter 
Suzan Garner and Bart Mendel
Meredith Murr
Anne Schowe
Sandy Stahl
Laurie Siegel

Bronze Sponsors
Supervisor Laura Capps
Marcia Cohen
Ann Daniel
Deborah David
Judy and Rob Egenolf
Anna Grotenhuis
Hon. Hannah-Beth Jackson
Beryl and Neil Kreisel
Angie Swanson-Kyriaco and Goleta Councilmember James Kyriaco
Dorothy Largay
Kathryn LePage
Dr. Olivia Loewy
Goleta Coucilmember Luz Reyes-Martin
Vicki Johnson and Ralph Minc
Emily Zacarias, Goleta School Board

Friend Sponsors
Kate and Russell Carter
Marybeth Carty, SB County Board of Education
Supervisor Joan Hartmann
Judi Weisbart
Mary Rose
Suzanne Peck
Deborah Longstaff Lynch
Molly Wetta
Janet Wolf
Peggy Polos
Ruth Rubin
Jane Herner
Gail Marshall
Josie Martin
Catherine Swysen
Lucrezia DeLeon
Christy Stillwell
Beth Pitton-August
Dr. Anna Everett, SBCC Trustee
Susan Jordan
Bill Rosen and Lois Rosen
Barbara Harvey Malley
Ann Brode
Barbara Magerum
Beverly Herbert
Cindy Lyons
D.C. McGuire
Kate Silsbury
Lauren Katz
Lilyan Cutter
Martha Gabbert
Mary Ellen and Dennis Wylie
Sondra Aggeler
Hon. Susan Rose
Tish Gainey
Gail Osherenko
Jane Herner
Josie Martin
Julia Lowell
Caroline MacDougall
Susan Washing
Kikka Bayly
Gracie Huerta
Gretchen Lieff
Liz Martinez

Sponsorship list is updated regularly as new contributions are received. Sponsors make our events accessible to all members of our community.



December 11, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Santa Barbara Club
1105 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States


Democratic Women of Santa Barbara