Meetings & Membership
A Message from Our President
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” Dolores Huerta
I think about those words often, and they guide what I do and what I wish for, as your President. Each month at our meetings we come together to give voice to our democratic principles and share in our common goals.
The theme for 2020 is ACTION. I know that our members are committed to engage in action that supports our mission – to turn Kern County into a caring, equitable, BLUE county.
DWK provides members with friendships, comradery and support, but it is so much more. Our members are harbingers of positive change. I want to expand and diversify our organization, and provide abundant opportunities for our members to engage. It is through engagement and action that we will accomplish real change in our community.
I have asked members to spend at least 4.5 hours per month doing something to support DWK and its democratic mission. There are many ways to do that; DWK committees, community involvement and volunteering opportunities abound. From phone banking and canvassing, providing breakfast treats, writing postcards or keeping the books, there are many ways to commit to an ACTION. I invite you to consider joining us and engaging in an action that suits your talents and desires. Along the way, you will meet truly wonderful women and men who share your values and will become lifelong friends.
Together, we will continue the mission of DWK and carry forward the Democratic message of equality for all.
The Democratic Women of Kern club holds our monthly meetings on the second Saturday of every month. Our meetings are open to the public at the Rasmussen Senior Center in Bakersfield, CA. Doors open at 9:00 am, meetings begin at 9:30 and are over by 11:00. First timers may attend the meeting as our guests at no cost. The cost is $5.00 per person thereafter for members and non-members alike. Membership is strongly encouraged for continuing guests.
DWK also host semi annual fundraisers in the summer and winter each year.
The Democratic Women of Kern membership benefits all of our continued effort in supporting democratic principles, events, candidate support and positive change in Kern County. We offer a scholarship each year, participate in community events and do everything we can to contribute to the betterment of our environment.
Annual membership is $35 for individuals | Familiy $50 | Seniors (55+) $20 | Students $20 and comes with the added benefit of our deep appreciation for your participation and support! There are several ways to join DWK. In person at the monthly meeting or:
Join by Mail
Download, print and complete the application. Mail with check or money order made to: Democratic Women of Kern
P.O. Box 286, Bakersfield, CA 93302
Choose the membership option that fits and complete the form and pay membership fees online.
Please read the descriptions carefully.