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December 12th - 7:30 PM Christmas Dessert Potluck & White Elephant Gift Exchange
-- Join us each 2nd Thursday, 7:30 - 9:00 PM at:
Chez Shari (at the Manteca Golf Course) 305 North Union Road
November 14th - 7:30 PM Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties, and the role of the federal and state government in relation to our personal liberties was the topic of this meeting. Our guest speaker, Dave Wellenbrock, has worked with the American Civil Liberties Union on civil liberties cases before federal and state courts. Mr. Wellenbrock provided his insight into current civil liberties-related cases making their way through the courts, and his perspective on various items currently in the news that relate to civil liberties. He was both very informative and entertaining.
Dave was a member of the California and the United States Supreme Court bars. He worked in the San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office , has been aChief Deputy District Attorney, and is currently semi-retired and doing criminal defense work.
October 10th - 7:30 PM Undersheriff John Picone
San Joaquin County Undersheriff John Picone provided an insightful and engaging discussion of the new gun laws, realignment and the effect on crime in our county, concealed carry permits, and gun safety as the featured speaker for our October meeting. Picone was named to the sheriff's department's second-highest ranking position in 2007 by Sheriff Steve Moore who was out of town and asked John to stand in for him. Picone is a 26 year veteran of the sheriff's department.
September 12th - 7:30 PM 9/11 Solemn Remembrance
This meeting was a solemn remembrance of those who tragically lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 and a grateful tribute to our courageous first responders both then and around us today. The meeting featured speakers, music, and visual aids to help us all remember the events and sacrifices of that day.