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Thank you, everyone, for turning out for the exciting governmental candidates’ forum and for the election of our own club officers on Sunday, May 18. I’m really proud to be your new president. The year ahead has such great potential and all of you in this club and on the board will make things happen.
We are looking forward to your participation in coming months and are eager to hear what you’d like to do. As I said on our officers’ election day, “It’s your club!” We will be sending out emails in a brief introductory letter about some of the things the board will be discussing for the coming year. If you haven’t already given us your email address, please make sure we have it so that you receive it instantly along with everyone else. Also, we’ll post newsletter-style emails here, as well, so be sure to check the site regularly so you don’t miss anything.
Please send us your ideas for any projects and events you’d be interested in pursuing. While our stated club goal is to elect great Malibu-friendly Democrats to office, there are many ways we can do that. We will soon be considering these ideas and so many things are possible.
Members of Malibu Democratic Club (MDC) have elected officers for 2014-15, selecting media consultant and former journalist Ann Doneen as their new president.
The Board of Directors election occurred Sunday, May 18, at the Point Dumé Clubhouse, where members voted to retain the Democratic Club’s other board members.
“This club has tremendous potential to affect the future of Malibu as well as the State of California,” said Doneen. “Over the coming year we want to attract new members while also boosting involvement among our club’s broad membership base.”
Other MDC officers for the 2014-2015 year will include Leonard Zahn, vice president; Ted Vaill, second vice president; Linda Goodman, secretary; Jean Goodman, immediate past president, and board members Carol Moss, Ralph Erickson, Kim Drobny, Sam Hall Kaplan, Scott Abrams, Gil Somerfield, Jim Hensley, Claudia Zahn, Art Zoloth, Helen Zoloth, Dorothy Reik,, Pam Conley Ulich, Betsy Butler, and Sharon Barovsky. Write-in votes also were were cast for Jennifer de Nicola; Derek Doneen, and Marcia Hanscom.
Ann Doneen currently is a board member of the Malibu Township Council and she has been active in Malibu environmental projects, including work to save wildlife at the Malibu Lagoon. She is an award-winning former Channel 2 News Investigative Unit news segment producer, Cal State University, Northridge director of public affairs; a columnist for TV Guide Magazine; and public affairs director at Art Center College of Design. She also has written for the Malibu Times.