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Upcoming MDC Meetings and Events

King County Exec. Dow Constantine addresses MDC members at Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles' home, 2009.

"As a long-time member, I have always enjoyed the opportunity afforded by the MDC to discuss the issues of the day with a group of seasoned agitators of all ages - folks who know which side they are on and care about leaving the city and the nation better than they found them."   - King County Executive Dow Constantine

Unless otherwise noted, the MDC meets from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. in downtown Seattle (Plaza 600 Bldg., 6th Ave & Stewart St., Suite 205) on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month - except for November and December, when we meet just once a month - to hear from arranged speakers and discuss issues over our brown bag lunches or snacks from the nearby delis. Guests are always welcome to join us, so feel free to bring along your lunch and a family member, friend or colleague!

Convenient and relatively inexpensive parking can always be found in the garage at Pacific Place, two short blocks south on Sixth Avenue (see below for directions).
Aug 13 program - Director Justin Simmons will briefly describe bylaws revisions in preparation for further discussion. The draft recommendations of the bylaws committee will be appended to the meeting notes for August 13 for your review. Director Mike Weisman will present for discussion his views on two hot topics: net neutrality and public employee unions.

Aug 27 program - Director Justin Simmons will lead a discussion of the recommended revisions to the bylaws. Journalist Sam Sperry will talk about his new book, 1125 Harvard East: Kay Bullitt's Gathering Place. (Copies $25, with $10 donated to MDC for each book sold.)

Sep 10 program - Jaxon Ravens, chair, Washington State Democrats (not confirmed). (Lem Howell,

Sep ? forum - Fall Forum: universal preschool (not confirmed). (Peggy Maze Johnson,

Sep 24 program - General endorsements. Decide whether and for whom we might wish to hold fundraisers. (Eleanor Munro,

Oct 8 program - Columbia generation station (not confirmed). (Peggy Maze Johnson,

Oct 22 program - Preserving farmlands (not confirmed). (Elizabeth Stanton,

Nov 4 prefunc - Election night party (not confirmed). (Eleanor Munro,

Nov 8 retreat - Retreat to develop operating plan for 2015. (Eleanor Munro,

Nov 19 program - open

Dec 14 WHP - Winter holiday party. Location not confirmed.

Dec 17 program - Review/approve operating plan; turn over to executive committee to develop budget for board approval. (The plan with budget will be presented to the membership for approval early in January.) (Eleanor Munro,

The MDC welcomes guests at all membership meetings and events. To join the MDC or for more information, contact MDC President Eleanor Munro at 206-370-1374 or, or visit on

The MDC is located in the Plaza 600 Building, 600 Stewart Street, Suite 205.

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