2019 Holiday Brunch Displays Festive Spirit

2019-2020 Tri-County Officers Take Oath

Initiation of 2019-2020 Tri-County Officers taking the oath of office administered by Walnut councilman and AD 55 candidate Andrew Rodriquez on Nov 20, 2019.  

Pictured, from left, are Rodriguez, Gregg Fritchle, Barbara Armstrong. C. Mack Gilliland, Peggye Jackson, Iris Mann, and Earle Saunders. Absent: Doug Doner
Award winners from the Tri-Counties Democratic Club 4th Annual Gala , Oct 6, 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.  

2019 Annual Awards Gala

Every year since its founding Tri-Counties Democratic Club has resented 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 and 2019.

The fourth annual banquet was held October 6, 2019.

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  

  • 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

2019 Special Recognition

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, #47
  • Mayor Andrew Rodriguez, City of Walnut