The Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club is 80 years old, and to commemorate the occasion, it has put out a 2013 calendar that features local prominent Democrats — most of them dedicated rank-and-file foot soldiers.
January, for instance, has the club’s president and vice-president — Susan Good and Carole Laval, respectively. In February, it’s Coke Hallowell and — proving that a women’s club isn’t for women only — Howard Watkins.
Not surprisingly for anyone who knows Watkins or sees him around town: His photo features him with a camera to his eye.
Though the calendar is almost exclusively local, May features the state’s two senators — Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, both Democrats. July has Rep. Jim Costa and Assembly Member Henry T. Perea, who are Fresno Democrats.
Several other well-known locals populate the calendar, including Ray Ensher, Billie MacDougall, Carol Bequette, Gail Gaston and Mary Stanley.
If it’s on the wall, people can learn a bit about each of the featured Democrats, and also see meeting dates for several Valley Democratic clubs.