November Newsletter

The November Meeting will be held at 3 pm Saturday, November 18 in the Silver Room at the Madera Clubhouse. The speakers at the meeting will be…


Polly 300 dpi (1)Polly Daly and Fred Ginocchio from the Alliance 4 Action, and Mary Matiella, CD2 candidate, will be the speakers at Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting Current members, prospective members, and the public is welcome to attend.

Polly Daly is a member of the Core Team and co-chair of the Education Action Team for the Alliance 4 Action. She retired and moved to Green Valley 4 years ago after working for 44 years in social service administration in Illinois. She has an MSW with a concentration in administration and an MSEd and has worked at the state and county levels of government and non-profit agencies.

Fred Ginocchio is a member of A4A and on the Action4Racial Justice action group. He is a retired educator having taught high school history and sociology for 18 years.  He ended his career as a middle school principal for 12 years in Wisconsin.


Mary Matiella will also be talking to the DCQC at the November Meeting

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In 1999, after four years as Director of Accounting Service for the Air Force in California, Mary was asked to work for the Pentagon for the Undersecretary of Defense. Mary served three years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the United States Forest Service with a $4 billion budget, then four years as Assistant CFO at HUD, overseeing a $40 billion budget. Mary earned a Doctorate from the Executive Leadership Program, George Washington University.

President Barack Obama asked her to return to the Pentagon. After a unanimous Senate confirmation, Mary was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management and Comptroller in 2010, a position designated by the Department of Defense as the civilian equivalent to a four-star general and served until her retirement in 2014.

“I decided to run for Congress because the American Dream is being threatened every day and we deserve better representation,” she added.

We are in need of a host for the post-meeting potluck after the November meeting. Volunteer at

The  Democratic Candidates for Governor Forum. November 16, 2PM Madera Clubhouse


If you have not yet looked at the Alliance4Action website now might be a good time.