DACR Treasurer

  • AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING JANUARY 25 – 28, 2018 COSTA RICA



    AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

    January 25 – 28, 2018

    Costa Rica

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    Workshops and Training

    Get Out the Vote

    Voter Registration Training

    Country Committee Reports

    Country Committee Leadership

    Nation Builder Database Management

    Nation Builder Email, News, and Events

    Using Social Media Effectively

    Regional Issues

    CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC

    RBT, FACTA, AND FBAR

    Fundraising Ideas

    The Fun and Special Events

    Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country

    Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”

    Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star

    Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial

    Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney

    Surprise Appearances

    Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens

    Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

    The Venue

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.

    The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.

    Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.

    Costs

    Very Reasonable for High Season

    $360 per person based on double occupancy for:

    Three nights hotel with breakfast included

    Conference meals and coffee breaks

    Conference donation

    Costa Rica transportation

    All activities including 2 dinners

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

    Inquire and Sign-up now

    November 30 Deadline

    Info-Costa-Rica@DemocratsAbroad.org

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  • is hosting AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING 2017-11-07 17:49:16 -0500

    AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

     AMERICAS REGIONAL MEETING

    January 25 – 28, 2018

    Costa Rica

    Great Learning and Sharing Opportunity

    Workshops and Training

    Get Out the Vote

    Voter Registration Training

    Country Committee Reports

    Country Committee Leadership

    Nation Builder Database Management

    Nation Builder Email, News, and Events

    Using Social Media Effectively

    Regional Issues

    CC Relationship to DPCA and DNC

    RBT, FACTA, AND FBAR

    Fundraising Ideas 

     

    The Fun and Special Events

    Make New and Catch-up with Old Friends

    Evening Reception with Live Music – Blues, Rock and Country

    Pizza and Movie night with members of the Cast of “A Bold Peace”

    Final Dinner and Party with Live Music – Former Broadway and Jazz Star

    Welcome Greeting from Casa Presidencial

    Keynote from Former Ambassador Fitz Haney

    Surprise Appearances

    Walk in Beautiful Tropical Gardens

    Early Morning Birding

    Great Pre-and-Post Tour Opportunities

     

    The Venue

    Hotel Bougainvillea

    Set within lush tropical gardens just a 20-minute drive from San José Airport, Hotel Bougainvillea offers a large outdoor pool, tennis courts and a gym. Rooms have balconies overlooking the gardens or city.

    The hotel’s beautiful gardens are home to a huge range of native Costa Rican trees and flowers. You can also spot wild hummingbirds and frogs.

    Each room at Hotel Bougainvillea offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screen cable TV, a ceiling fan and a coffee maker. Rooms are decorated with unique furniture made from local hardwoods.

     

    Costs

    Very Reasonable for High Season

    $360 per person based on double occupancy for:

    Three nights hotel with breakfast included

    Conference meals and coffee breaks

    Conference donation

    Costa Rica transportation

    All activities including 2 dinners

     

    Don’t miss this unique opportunity.

    Inquire and Sign-up now

    November 30 Deadline

    Info-Costa-Rica@DemocratsAbroad.org

    WHEN
    January 25, 2028 at 8:18pm - January 28, 2028 at 8:18pm
    WHERE
    Hotel Bougainvillea
    Hotel Bougainvillea
    Santo Tomás, Santo Domingo, Heredia 40302
    Costa Rica
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • is hosting Thanksgiving Potluck Party 2017-11-07 17:35:21 -0500

    Thanksgiving Potluck Party

     

    25 November 2017 POTLUCK THANKSGIVING PARTY!  1:00pm – 4:00 pm


    Condominio Greenhouse in San Rafael de Escazú

    Potluck Thanksgiving dinner celebration.  We provide the Turkey and you provide a dish to share and a beverage.  Don’t worry, there will be lots of choices for vegetarians.  A good time for everyone to get together before the holidays.  Our Secretary, Barbara Steenstrup has generously opened her beautiful home to us.  There is one request and that is that no pork products be brought into her home.  Please be respectful when planning your dish. You must RSVP. For more details please click the following link: http://whoozin.com/TUY-9A7-PDGF

    50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it. 
    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each
    (money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts) 
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    FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE
    SAN JOSE - Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 12:15 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 4:00 pm.
    RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke 8614-2622 or 
    Email Maxine - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch 
    You NEED to make a reservation for a ride.
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    CONTACT
    If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com 

    WHEN
    November 25, 2017 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Greenhouse Condominio
    Del CC Paco 300mts sur-oeste iniciando la via al Rest Monasterio
    San Rafael de Escazú, San José
    Costa Rica
    Google map and directions
    rsvp

  • Film Showing "A Bold Peace" Costa Rica's Path of Demiltarization

    Scared about the threat of war – the movie to see. A Bold Peace - Costa Rica’s Path of Demilitarization Offical selection and winner in several international film festivals worldwide. 2016 & 2017 Almost 70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since. See the trailer – click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Re2eMRix4 "This is a story that every American with a political pulse should know." Veterans for Peace, Spokane, Washington "One of the most enlightening films of our times." Leon Stuparich, Huffington Post September 30th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm @ LTG in Escazu DACR Meeting – Business, Movie, and Discussion afterward with activists who appear in the film. Doors open at 9:00 am. The program starts at 9:30 prompt Limited seating – RSVP is a must – click here: http://whoozin.com/JG3-U4X-3DP6 ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ SUGGESTED DONATION: 3,000-colones (Contribution goes towards coffee, iced tea, snacks, meeting space & the Get Out the Vote campaign) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ 50-50 DRAWING: Bring extra money for the 50-50 drawing to win a chance at receiving 50% of what is raised from it. TICKETS: ₡1,000 each (Money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts.) ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ FREE TRANSFER FROM SAN JOSE: Those desiring a free ride to Escazú can meet at Teatro Nacional by 8:30 am promptly or earlier if all who reserved are present. We will provide a free ride back to San José at 12:15 pm. RIDE RSVP: Call Nelleke - 8614-2622 or Email Maxine - mtorresdacr@protonmail.ch You NEED to make a reservation for a ride. ≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ UPCOMING EVENTS TO NOTE: Sunday, September 10 at 7:00 PM Our friend Ambassador Haney (Fitz) is a contestant on the upcoming Dancing with the Stars Costa Rica premiering Sunday, September 10at 7 PM. Please Let’s all show our show your support and vote for “FITZ”. Click here to go to his FaceBook for instructions on how to vote: https://www.facebook.com/realFitzHaney/ Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 AM Elizabeth Warren will be speaking with Democrats Abroad on September 17th at 7:30 AM. RSVP today If you have any questions, please call Kathy at 2244-2247 or email DemocratsAbroadCostaRica@gmail.com

  • Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols at Tin Jo

    A Morning Talk with Acclaimed Journalist and Writer John Nichols

    Followed by a lively discussion

    A rare opportunity, not to be missed!

    John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress. Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books. Nichols's latest book “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America” will be released August 29th.

    August 12th, 2017 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    Restaurante Tin Jo - Bamboo Room

    SUGGESTED DONATION: ₡ 3,000

    Contribution goes towards refreshments & the Get Out the Vote campaign

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    RAFFLE DRAWING: Bring extra money for the drawing

    TICKETS: ₡1,000 each

    Money raised goes towards our Get Out the Vote efforts

    Full bio: thenation.com/authors/john-nichols

    YouTube Video: youtube.com/watch?-s

    Pre-order latest book: amazon.com/Horsemen-Trumpocalypse-Dangerous-People-America-ebook/dp/B071RK98BJ/?&&-1&+nichols+trumpocalypse

    Bring your friends and family

    All are welcome!

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  • published DACR at Pride Parade in News 2017-06-30 12:33:23 -0400

    DACR at Pride Parade

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    On June 25th, Movimiento Diversidad organized a massive Pride Parade in downtown San José. Costa Rican government officials, corporations, and a handful of embassies joined in support of the LGBT community through Avenida Segunda and Paseo Colón. A record-breaking 80,000 people marched last Sunday.

    Democrats Abroad Costa Rica was present at the event. DACR proudly displayed a rainbow colored Classic VW Bus. Hundreds of people took pictures of the bus and were given Resistance Summer postcards.

    If you are interested in seeing pictures of the parade, please visit the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DemocratsAbroadCR/photos/?tab=album&album_id=839899462831565

    We plan to participate next year. Stay tuned!


  • Democrats Abroad @ Marcha de la Diversidad

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    JUNE 25TH Democrats Abroad will be joining forces with Movimiento Diversidad (Pride Costa Rica). It is Democrats Abroad Costa Rica’s first action of Summer Resistance. We will be having a float in the Pride March this Sunday, June 25th in San José. Please join us in showing our support for the LGBTQ community in Costa Rica.

    A Classic VW bus will be painted in rainbow colors, and we will march alongside with banners.

    We will meet at noon at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria (Avenida Segunda, Calle 38).

    If it is possible, please make a sign to carry.

    If by any circumstance you cannot find Democrats Abroad at Parque Benemeritos de la Patria, go to Paseo Colón and look for Steve’s bright red VW bus (our float). If you still can’t find the VW bus, please contact Kathy 8572-2984.