Next DEMCCO Meeting: August 24, 2019

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Carlsbad Women’s Club, 3320 Monroe Street, Carlsbad, CA

Presentation:Surviving Jonestown”

with Laura Johnston Kohl

On November 18, 1978, 914 members of the Peoples Temple and 4 visiting Americans including Congressman Leo Ryan of San Francisco died in Guyana, South America.  Laura Johnston Kohl was one of the 87 survivors who lived through the trauma.  It would take Laura 20 years to rebuild her life.  In 2010 she reunited with many other Jonestown survivors and in March 2018 she revisited Jonestown for the first time since the tragedy 40 years earlier.

Why did Jonestown happen?  What were the red flags?  What is the cult of personality in leaders such as Jim Jones?  What are the lessons learned from the Jonestown tragedy?  For answers to these and many more questions, attend Laura’s presentation at DEMCCO’s August 24th monthly meeting.


AGENDA – August 24, 2019

I. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance, Linda Slater, President

II. Approval of the Agenda

III.  Approval of Minutes for June 22 and July 27, 2019

IV. Introduction of Visitors and New Members

V.  Announcement About Special Events, Vince Loughney, Chair

VI. Presentation: “Surviving Jonestown” by Laura Johnston Kohl

Refreshment Break

VII. Political Action Chair Report, Kyle Krahel-Frolander, Chair

VIII. Comments by Elected Officials and Candidates

IX. Criminal Justice Reform Bills, Jean-Huy Tran

X. Announcements (1 minute)

XI. 50/50 Drawing Results

XII. Adjournment until September 28, 2019                                                              ____________________________________________________________________________

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By paying your annual dues now, you ensure that our club’s finances stay healthy and we have plenty of funds to donate to DEMCCO endorsed candidates.

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Of course you can still pay your dues by check.  Please mail your check to DEMCCO, P.O. Box 131152, Carlsbad, CA 92013-1152 or see the membership table at our next meeting on January 26, 2019.

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