The Women Dems will have their June luncheon at the Blue Pelican Inn in Central Lake at noon on Tuesday, June 18, 2013. The speaker will be Jan Mancinelli, Executive Director of the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Please email your reservations to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 13.
Please join us for our monthly meeting at 7:00pm in the board room of the Antrim Co. government center on Cayuga St. in Bellaire.
Please join us at noon on April 24, 2013 for lunch at the Blue Pelican Inn and Restaurant in Central Lake. Our speaker will be Andrew Sahara , PhD., Director of Clinical Services, North Country Community Mental Health. His topic will be “The Value of Mental Health Services.” Email Chris Harvey at email@example.com with your reservation.
Kevin Hrit, Political Organizing Director for the Michigan Democratic Party, presented a workshop to over 25 area party members at Moka’s in Bellaire on March 28, 2013. He stressed the importance of setting goals and getting organized now for the next election cycle in 2014. There will be several offices up for election including the governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Michigan Senate and House, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Secretary of State, and the all important local races for municipal offices.
Join us on March 28, 2013 at 5:00 at Moka’s in Bellaire to hear our speaker, Kevin Hrit, MDP Political Organizations Department Director. Kevin will speak on his role in helping county partys win elections, county voting patterns, framing hot button issues, and building a field of candidates for local offices.
If this video does not spur you to action (calling, emailing,) Gov. Snyder and your congressperson….. nothing will. It is from the Rachel Maddow show….. known liberal….. but so well done. Watch the whole video. (about 5 minutes) Michigan wins award as most crazy state, not something we should be proud of.
New officers and executive committee members were elected at the Dec. 13, 2012 meeting in Bellaire. See About for the results. The party will continue to meet on the fourth Monday of the month throughout the winter. Our party membership stands at 206 members.
Please mark your calendars now to attend the important election of officers and Executive Committee on Dec. 13, 2012 at the county building in Bellaire. That will be the last monthly meeting of the Antrim County Democrats until next spring.
Thanks to all our volunteers who helped out during the campaign. Nov. 6 was a great day to be a Democrat! Now that we have President Obama re-elected, we need to stay involved and let our politicians know what we think about the important issues of the day. Keep writing those letters to the editor in the local newspapers. Keep writing to your state and federal politicians.
Gary McDowell will be at our Elk Rapids Dem office on River St. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm. He’s making his final campaign swing through the U.P. and lower peninsula so please stop by and show your support.
We need people to volunteer the last few days of the campaign, both at the office and out in the field. Please email Karen Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can make phone calls or knock on doors. We want to keep the office open every day from Nov. 1 -6, and we need some more volunteers to help us do it. Do you have an Obama yard sign? If not, we still have several at the office.
Volunteers are needed to make phone calls and canvas for Gary McDowell every Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 at the ACDP office in Elk Rapids. Just show up and and bring your cell phone and good walking shoes.
Our next luncheon will be at noon at the Blue Pelican Inn and Restaurant in Central Lake on Oct. 9, 2012. Jocelyn Benson, former candidate for Secretary of State and Democratic activist, will be certain to fire us up for the November election. Make your reservations by emailing email@example.com. The cost of $12 will be paid at the door.
The Antrim Co. Women Dems are hosting a dinner and panel discussion on women’s issues on September 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm at the Blue Pelican Banquet Room on E. Torch Lake Dr. Over 50 people have already made reservations, and you can, too, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Dinner will be $15 and there will be an open bar.
Stop by the office for coffee on Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 10:00 – 2:00 and sign up to volunteer. Or just stop by to visit with your fellow Dems and rave about the DNC convention. We were there today and had a great time discussing last night’s speeches especially Michelle Obama’s. We have bumper stickers, yard signs, and lots of literature about local and state candidates.
A good crowd enjoyed coffe and donuts on 8/23/12 at our grand opening of the office at 209 River St. in Elk Rapids. Several new Dems stopped by and introduced themselves so it was a successful event. We have Obama yard signs now and lots of campaign literature for Michigan candidates. We’ll be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 – 2:00 and need volunteers to be there in 2 hour shifts. Stop by during open hours to sign up or email email@example.com. Click on Calendar on the menu bar to see the current sign-up sheet. Our office phone number is 231 735-7043.
We will open our new campaign office at 209 River St. in Elk Rapids on Aug. 22 at 10:00. Our hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to cover the hours in 2 hour shifts. Contact Marilyn Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add your name to the calendar on our website.
All are welcome to attend our luncheon and program this week on Thursday, August 16, at noon at the Blue Pelican Inn and Restaurant in Central Lake. Our speakers will be Judge Connie Kelley, candidate for the Michigan Supreme Court, and Lon Johnson, candidate for the 103rd District. Please email email@example.com to make reservations. The $12 lunch cost will be taken at the door.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in the online auction, live auction, and party on July 17, 2012. We met our goals for the fall campaign season and can now look forward to providing support for our local and statewide Democratic candidates. We’ll also be opening an office in Elk Rapids by September so check out our website to stay informed. Also check the calendar for event postings.
Auction HAS FINISHED! A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO BID ON ALL THE ITEMS. WINNING BIDDERS WILL RECEIVE EMAIL INVOICES TODAY. BIDS ON LIVE AUCTION ITEMS WILL CONTINUE AT THE PARTY ON JULY 17, 2012. THERE WILL BE LOTS OF SILENT AUCTION ITEMS, TOO.
Live Auction Party on July 17, 2012. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or call 231 322-4622.
You can download an updated Auction Catalog to review the items that will be available at the July 17th event in the silent and live auctions.