The South Washoe DEMS Book Club has been meeting since September 2013. We generally get together about once a month or so. The exact date for the next meeting is chosen at the end of each meeting. It is a great opportunity to be with a group of nice folks and have some lively discussions on topics of current interest and enjoy some light food & beverages.
We do hope you will join us for this meeting. We will have some refreshments, a good discussion of the latest book and the issues it raises and, most of all, we always have a good time!
As always, please bring a list of books you would like to discuss in the future! Also, come prepared to enjoy a nice evening with your friends. We hope to see you there!
We are returning to in-person meetings however, if you are not fully vaccinated or would feel uncomfortable attending, we can “see” you via a Zoom connection. Please contact Fred or Millie May if you need Zoom access for a video call or if you need their home address.
In conjunction with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (ktmb.org), the South Washoe DEMS have adopted Wedge Parkway, between Arrowcreek Parkway and the Mt. Rose Highway. Look for our sign as you travel south just before the library. At least 3 times per year, we clean up debris on this stretch of road.
Our South Washoe DEMS/KTMB coordinator, Barry Cernoch, is doing a great job heading up this project.
We meet at the South Valleys Library. Safety vests, disposable gloves, garbage bags, and the “picker-upper” tools will be provided.
To join the “Litter Patrol” or for more information, please email Barry Cernoch.
Adherence to COVID-19 safety precautions is voluntary: volunteers may bring their own masks and hand sanitizer.
To learn more about the Washoe County Women’s Shelter at Our Place, visit their website at http://www.renoinitiative.org/our-place/.
The Climate Change Champions (CCC) committee was created to provide information, inspiration, and hands-on activities to help our members get involved in fighting climate change. In addition to encouraging our SWD members to participate in environmental-related projects, the CCC plans to focus on relevant legislative issues. The CCC will:
To get involved, please contact Suzy Williams.
The South Washoe DEMS donates RTC Bus Passes to various community organizations such as the Reno Community Assistance Center, The Eddy House, and the Northern Nevada International Center! One way we can help these organizations is to provide RTC Bus Passes. Staff can then distribute these on an “as needed” basis to help clients when they go on a job interview, a medical appointment, etc.
The organizations need the adult Day Pass that costs $9.00 for 3 passes ($3.00/pass). Purchase Bus Passes:
Any Bus Passes you purchase yourself, bring them to any South Washoe DEMS meeting or call us (775-800-1486) and we will arrange to pick them up from you. Thank you for your continued support!
Join us at our monthly South Washoe DEMS meeting, which in practice is more of an educational social. We feature thought-provoking speakers who engage with us on local, state, and national concerns. Make sure you are on our email list to receive notifications of these meetings.
Here’s a sample of some of our past speakers and topics:
– Jon Ralston, Nevada Independent presenting his 2020 Election Roundup
– Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno on Understanding Racism
– Lt. Governor Kate Marshall at our Candidates Forum
– Cory Farley (RGJ) and Dennis Myers (RN&R) on Freedom of the Press