Democrats of the Desert membership chair person, Anita Hoag, received the prestigious Democratic
club volunteer of the year recognition award on Sunday, Oct. 29, hosted by the Riverside County
Democratic Party. Held at the Morongo Hotel Resort, DOD President Rob Westwood presented
the award to Anita on behalf of the DOD board or directors and DOD's 360+ members. Every
Democratic club in Riverside County recognized its volunteer of the year at the event,
attended by more than 350 Democrats.
Rob presented the award and flowers to Anita, citing her amazing work as membership chair person
in a time the last 18 months when DOD membership has exploded. Membership is at an
all time high for DOD, much of it thanks to what Anita called "an extraordinary experience to serve
as chair for 7 years. I am grateful to the DOD board for this honor, and I am so very proud
of who we are and what we do".
Rob told the crowd that Anita was awarded for her "amazing friendship, love and loyalty
to DOD and to the Democratic party".
Keynote speakers at the event were California Democratic party Chair Eric Baumann and
Kevin de Leon, California Senate President Pro-tem.
Anita lives in Rancho Mirage with her husband, Richard. THANK YOU, Anita, for your incredible
dedication and hard work!