2022 Award Winners
Annual Awards Gala
Every year since its founding Tri-Counties Democratic Club has presented a series of awards to outstanding Democrats who have shown extraordinary civic leadership, outstanding party participation, and generosity above and beyond the usual. Below is a description of those awards and their recipients for the years 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022. No awards were presented in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The fifth annual banquet was held on October 22, 2022.
Making a Difference – Distinctive up-and-comer; great leadership promise; demonstrates a sense of calling to democratic leadership; shows an expanding breadth of participation/accomplishment
2019: C. Mack Gilliland, Rachael Kirk, Ahmad Zahra, Andrew Chou
2018: Mirvette Judeh, Chris Hon, Vince Hennerty, Andrea Dima-Smith
2017: Allyson Vincent
Standing Ovation – An award meant to recognize Democratic Party veterans of long and distinguished service. Trailblazing pioneer; high profile image; broad-based respect; veteran to the cause of democratic government:
2022: Mayor Pro-Tem Andrew Chou, City of Diamond Bar
2019: Phil Janowicz
2018: Josh Newman
2017: Peggye Jackson, Gregg Fritchle
2016: Eileen Ansari
WOW! Award – Strong sense of mission; broad-based community service and participation; persistent dedication to a greater cause; impressive knowledge of community issues; willingly sacrifices self for service:
2019: Candy Soares
2018: Karen Lawson
2017: Carole Levers, Jim Gallagher, Sanobar Baig
Rising Star – An award designed to recognize promising young Democrats who have esteemed themselves by giving extraordinary service
2016: Clark Lee, Olivia Lee, Andrew Rodriquez, Gabriel Smith, Calvin Sung
2022: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, LOCAL 47
2019 – International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, LOCAL 47; Andrew Rodriguez, City of Walnut
Scenes from Peggye Jackson Retirement Luncheon
Jubilant Newsom Thanks TricoDemClub for its Support
Founding TRI-Counties members and past Democrats-of-the-Year Award recipients June Harris and President Peggye Jackson are embraced by the victorious Governor before the recent election. On the right, Party activists Tri-Co Second Vice President, Iris Mann, and Democrats of North Orange County member, Gail Cain, are thanked by Governor Newsom.
“I’m humbled and grateful to the millions and millions of Californians that exercised their fundamental right to vote and express themselves so overwhelmingly by rejecting the division, by rejecting the cynicism, rejecting so much of the negativity that’s defined our politics in this country over the course of so many years.” – Gov. Gavin Newsom
A Look Back as We Fought Back
Blue Again Postcard Party
TriCo Members Postcarding for the Get-Out-The-Vote Drives Virginia and New Jersey Governor elections
Defeat the Recall Postcard Writing Party
Another Grand Postcard Writing Party
Participants from a Great Postcard Writing Party, June 18! Join us at the next one, July 8, 5PM. (Email TriCoDemClub.com for address.} Great fun, fellowship. snacks!! If you can’t give time, give stamps. Help with early start on Get Out the Vote against the Newman recall and to keep Congress Blue in “22.
Stop Hatred of All
We stand in solidarity against hate for all people. Asian lives matter! In view of the recent hate filled conduct of Americans against our Asian brothers and sisters, we are united in lending our voice against hatred.
Our First Postcard Writing Party of 2020
Join Us In Peace and Harmony
Let’s not allow hate to get the best of us. We urge you to join with us in support of people of all nations, ethnicities, colors and creeds.
A few days ago an African American family member pulled out of the driveway and discovered a hangman’s noose tied to their tree. The family has lived over 25 years in this community and found the discovery shocking and unsettling. The community feels the same way.
The discovery received news courage on several TV channels and appeared on social media. In the wake of so much racial unrest and the present state of our union, we feel compelled to support the family and use this event to heal our community.
Please download the attached flyer and join us on Saturday, September 12, at 11:00 am for a unity caravan. Make your own poster and bring the family. More instructions will be given there. Let’s make it a great day!
Blue Wave Hits Diamond Bar
Trico Member Receives Recognition
TriCo’s unrelenting activist, Rachel Kirk is recognized for her passion for the Democratic Party by Senator Josh Newman at the Feb1 kickoff.
Tri-Counties Members Represented at
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner
Festive Spirit on Display at Annual Christmas Brunch
Award winners from the Tri-Counties Democratic Club 4th Annual Gala, Oct 6, at the Diamond Bar Center: From left to right, C. Mack Gilliland, club 1st VP and party activist, Making a Difference Award; Andrew Chou, city councilman, City of DiamondBar, Making a Difference Award; Andrew Rodrigues, Mayor of Walnut, Special Recognition Award; Phil Janowicz, party activist, Standing Ovation Award; Ahmad Zahra, city councilman, City of Fullerton, Making A Difference Award; and Rachael Kirk, party activist, Making a Difference Award. Absent is Candy Soares, party activist, WOW Award. President Peggye Jackson is at the podium.