During their meeting on Nov. 21st, SBLW Democratic Club members honored Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Vice Chair Diana Carey for her two years of dedicated support. An important duty associated with her position was to facilitate a close understanding & working relationship between the DPOC and the Club—a task she wholeheartedly embraced. She frequently led discussions on local politics, facilitated panel discussions and debates & joined in Club celebrations.
Unfortunately, Club members must now bid farewell to Diana because her duties as a newly elected member of the Huntington Beach Unified High School District Board will conflict with her role as a vice chair of the DPOC. She will be sorely missed.
As a life-long educator who served in the District as a Biology teacher, coach, and administrator as well as a former member of the Westminster City Council, Diana is well equipped to serve in her new position.
Her core belief is that strong public education is a partnership with parents, students and the community. As a trustee, she will maintain strong academic programs that also offer a wide variety of elective, technology, arts, and co-curricular courses to help students become successful, and determine their future pathway to success.
Diana Lee Carey has been the recipient of many awards. She was the 2018 California Assembly Woman of Distinction in Education, the Westminster Citizen of the Year and a 2014 California Assembly Woman of the Year for her charitable work with active duty military families and the arts.
In addition to being a former Westminster City Councilwoman, Diana is a Los Angeles County Conservator for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and -for 13 years – represented the I-405 Corridor Cities on transportation issues. She is also a member of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce where she has been a small business advocate.
SBLW Democratic Club continues to be involved in the life of the community. Once again, they will be participating in the Orange County Women’s March! Reservations for a bus to the March on Saturday, January 19th are now being accepted with the suggested donation set at $20. per person. As in the past, scholarships for club members are available upon request. Please contact Clara Wise for information or to sign up for the March: email@example.com.
Interested in joining the SBLW Democratic Club? Go to the website sblwdems.wordpress.com/, email membership chair Rachael Lehmberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or attend the next Club membership meeting on Wednesday, January 16th at 12:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 4.