Newsletter 10/17/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #138, 10/17/2019

NEW and UPDATED items are marked and highlighted in the Table of Contents, and in the details.

For UPDATED items, I’ll try to highlight the changed or new bits (like this!)
For information on joining the club, see “About the Club” at the end of the newsletter.

Any problems, or to submit items for the newsletter, email me at wils…@gmail.com.
– Mark


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Note from the President

The Shepherd’s Staff annual Call for Coats is underway!

Support a runner in the Marine Run

2019-2020 Carroll One Book: “The Origin of Others” by Toni Morrison

The CCDCC is looking for interns

Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

An invitation from Kate

New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

Jamie Raskin mobile office: open once a month in Westminster!

EVENTS

October 19: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

October 20:  Canvas to advance the Democratic Party in Carroll County

October 26 (1 of 2): CCDCC Annual Fall Breakfast

October 26 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

November 14: CCDCC Monthly Meeting for November

November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

December 9: CCDemClub/CCDCC Holiday Party: DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE!!! (UPDATED)

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Note from the President

Thanks to all of you who attended our Democratic Club meeting on Monday, October 7. Thanks also to our speaker, O’Ryan Case, Director of Development, The Arc Carroll County who discussed the mission and services of The Arc, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and how we can offer support to The Arc and our fellow Carroll Countians with developmental disabilities.

At the meeting, the Club voted to sponsor at the Ambassador Level The Capitol Steps Event on November 23, 2019 at Winters Mill High School in Westminster. All proceeds of the event benefit The Arc Carroll County.

For those who were unable to attend, here are some ways you can help support The Arc Carroll County:

Be informed –

Visit their website: https://arccarroll.org/

Sign up for their email list: https://arccarroll.org/sign-up-for-our-email-list/

Donate – https://arccarroll.org/donations/

Attend and/or sponsor their upcoming event The Capitol Steps: The Lyin’ Kings https://arccarroll.org/event/the-capitol-steps/

Please mark your calendars for our November 4 meeting at which, in honor of Veterans Day, we will have a panel of veterans as our speakers. We would love to see a big turn- out for this event – to show our gratitude to our veterans and to learn how we can best support them. The meeting will take place at Johansson’s in Westminster. We start the meeting at 7, but several of us come at 6 to have dinner together. Please join us!

Thank you for all you do to give Democrats an important presence and vibrant voice in Carroll County.

Kate

The Shepherd’s Staff annual Call for Coats is underway!

Support a runner in the Marine Run

Our good friend, Jose Flores, is asking for support for the Marine Run in October, held in Arlington, VA.
Jose is a Vet, and very active with veterans and addressing their issues. He’s a runner, and will be participating in the annual Marine Run, as a member of the 2019 Marine Corps Marathon Team. This effort supports the Semper Fi Fund, one of America’s highest-rated charities.

If you are interested in supporting him, go to this page:  https://runsignup.com/joseflores

2019-2020 Carroll One Book: “The Origin of Others” by Toni Morrison

The Third Annual Carroll One Book, Sponsored by The Learning Advantage Partnership Carroll County Public Library, is:

The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison

The 2019-2020 subject is:  A Platform for Courageous Conversations

Scheduled Events

PAST: August 21 — Culture Expo Introduction

PAST: September—November: One Maryland One Book What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City, By Mona Hanna-Attisha

October 24—OMOB Westminster CCPL 7:00: Thinking Out Loud: Water, Health, and Community Teamwork—panel presentation on water health

November 3—Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha – OMOB Author Visit—South Carroll HS 1:00

November 18 — N. Carroll CCPL branch discussion 6:30

January and February—CCPS Discussions

Winter—Westminster CCPL branch discussion

Spring— Mt. Airy CCPL branch discussion

January —February CCPS Discussions

March 14—National History Day

Spring—Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality Conference

April—Human Library—McDaniel College

Sponsored by:

  • Carroll One Book – Community Support

  • Carroll Citizens for Racial Equality, Carroll Community College,

  • Carroll County NAACP, McDaniel College, St. Paul’s UCC

2019-2020 planning meetings – All are welcome – CCPS Board of Education Conference room – 4:30-5:30 September 10, November 12, January 14, March 10, May 12

The CCDCC is looking for interns

The CCDCC is looking for high school and college students to help as interns for the 2019/2020 academic year. Contact us at ccmddde…@gmail.com for more information.

Paid Internship with the Maryland Democratic Party

With an eye towards the 2020 election cycle, a Maryland Democratic Party Internship will be a valuable experience and will give students and recent graduates experience in electoral politics and the opportunity to learn about the state, the political process, and to meet many of Maryland’s elected leaders.

Internship Program

The Maryland Democratic Party Internship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Maryland’s political process.

The internship will be based at our Annapolis HQ. You must be eighteen years of age or older.

This is a paid internship position at $15 an hour.

Schedule:

Interns must commit to a minimum of twelve hours per week during normal business hours. Hours of operation are 9 am to 5 pm.

How to apply:

Please send a copy of your resume, cover letter and 3-5 references to shub…@mddems.org

An invitation from Kate

Calling all patriots! Have you heard of Postcards to Voters?

“Postcards to Voters are friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters giving Democrats a winning edge in close, key races coast to coast.

What started on March 11, 2017 with sharing 5 addresses apiece to 5 volunteers on Facebook so that they could mail postcards to voters in Jon Ossoff’s race grew in one month to 1,200+ volunteers nationwide and over 51,000 postcards mailed.

Now, we consist of over 61,000+ volunteers in every state (including Alaska and Hawaii) who have written close to 4 million postcards to voters in over 162 key, close elections.

To learn how you can write individually from home, go to: https://postcardstovoters.org/volunteer/ 

Or you can attend a great postcard writing group that meets weekly at The Shops at Kenilworth in Towson every Thursday from 10 AM – 12 Noon. I just started attending on July 4th and plan on going frequently. (I have written PTV from home for the Midterms.). The organizer of the group, Jill, an amazing activist whom I met 2 ½ years ago, asked me to extend an invitation to all Democratic Club members to come write with them. This is a powerhouse group of postcard writers but they are also welcoming and enthusiastic. I hope you can come!


New episode of the Moving Forward podcast

Kate Sanner’s latest podcast:

Honoring the Women of the Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion of WWII

One group of unsung heroes of WWII were the women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. The 6888th was the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas during under the Command of Major Charity Adams. Their nickname was the “Six-Triple Eight” and their motto was “No Mail, Low Morale.”

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Colonel Edna W. Cummings and Master Sergeant Elizabeth Helm Frazier who discuss the efforts being made to secure the recognition these women so rightfully deserve including the Six Triple Eight Monument, the “Six Triple Eight: No Mail, Low Morale Documentary” and the Six Triple Eight Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2019.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/honoring-the-women-of-the-six-triple-eight-central-postal-directory-battalion-of-wwii


Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

The NDTC still offers free campaign webinars available on their website. For details and links, go to:

https://traindemocrats.org/


Jamie Raskin mobile office: open once a month in Westminster!

NOTICE: Congressman Jamie Raskin’s staff has a mobile office in Westminster once per month, on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 12noon at the Westminster Library (50 East Main Street, Westminster, 21157). Congressman Raskin says “No appointment is necessary for mobile office hours but constituents are encouraged to contact my District Office at 301-354-1000 ahead of their visit to ensure they bring with them proper documentation that may expedite service requests. As always, you may request assistance at my permanent District Office (51 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD 20850) Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.”


EVENTS

October 19: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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October 20:  Canvas to advance the Democratic Party in Carroll County

The CCDCC will be holding its next canvas at the Westminster Branch Library, in the large meeting room, from 1pm – 3pm. Please note the date and time, details as they become available.

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October 26 (1 of 2): CCDCC Annual Fall Breakfast

Save the date! The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s Annual Fall Breakfast will be  Saturday, October 26th, 2019, from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM at the Best Western Conference Center, 451 WMC Drive, Westminster, MD 21157.

$45.00/ per person**

**includes Mimosa Drinks!!
Note:  Because of the special drinks, there is no ‘cheapskate discount’, sorry!

KEYNOTE Speaker: Congressman Jamie Raskin
Also attending will be Adrienne Jones, speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Contact: Anita Riley at dolce…@verizon.net OR at 410-781-0206

OR reserve your place now by sending your check (made payable to CCDCC) to Don West’s attention at:

CCDCC

P. O. Box 2004

Westminster, MD  21158

Note: this is a ‘ticketless’ event, so receipt of your check will add your name to our guest list.

By authority: Corynne Courpas, Treasurer

Note: Any candidates attending this event are NOT soliciting donations.

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October 26 (2 of 2): Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

From the CarrollCAN website:

This is a peaceful gathering to spread the love!

Make a sign to celebrate inclusion! (this is not a protest, no chants, just signs).

Meet across from the Westminster Branch Library, from 1 to 2pm every Saturday. Please keep your signs Welcoming, Positive and FOR something (not against something, this is a message of inclusion and welcome for all)

There are no organizers for this event. It is an organic gathering meant to spread peace, love and inclusion.

Any questions please email In…@carrollcan.org.

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November 14: CCDCC Monthly Meeting for November

Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:30pm – 8:30pm (EST)

At the Carroll County Public Library, 50 E Main St, Westminster – Large Meeting Room

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November 15, 16, 17: Save the Dates! UDWMD Biennial Convention

Save the dates!  November 15-17, 2019, at the Carousel Resort Hotel, 11700 Coastal Highway, in Ocean City.

For the tentative schedule, and other information, see the CCDEMS Event page: https://ccdems.com/event/udwmd-biennial-convention/

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December 9: CCDemClub/CCDCC Holiday Party: DETAILS NOW AVAILABLE!!! (UPDATED)

The 2019 Holiday Party, sponsored by the Carroll County Democratic Club and the Carroll County Democratic Central Committee, will be held Monday, December 9 at the Buttersburg Inn.

They will be open ONLY FOR US, we will be the ONLY guests!

NOTE: this is a NEW day of the week, and this will be a BUFFET dinner!

Here’s the MENU:

Salad, roast beef w/ stuffing, penne alfredo with broccoli, with chicken on the side to add to that , lasagna, and steamed shrimp, green beans, mashed potatoes.

The choices for dessert will be, apple pie chocolate silk, coconut cake pumpkin pie.

There may be a few other items, that’s to be determined.

COST: $32.50/person, payable AT THE DINNER. Checks (made out to “CCDemClub”) are preferred, but I’ll do what I can with cash.

The limit will be around 80.

The sign-up page is STILL NOT YET UP, so that will also be announced when it’s ready. I’m having technical problems with the web site. 🙁

  • Mark

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About the Club

FACEBOOK Page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/CarrollCountyDemocraticClub/posts/?ref=page_internal

We work to promote Democratic ideals and candidates. We also present speakers on topics of interest to voters at our meetings. We’re based in Westminster.

The December meeting is the holiday dinner Dec. 9 (see above).

No meetings in January or February (weather!), so regular meetings resume March, April, May of next year.

The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0ByGlJGvA6lW3bGlfdUlJTTVpcGs

To pay CCDemClub annual dues, send a check made out to “”CCDemClub” to:

      Mark Wilson, Treasurer, 1699 King Richard Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784.

$15 for a single, $25 for a couple. You will receive a spiffy club membership card in the mail!

Back to our regularly-scheduled program….


About the Newsletter

We send out a weekly newsletter listing all the news and upcoming events for the next month or so, emphasizing the newly-added or updated events.

As always, you can also go to ccdems.com/events at any time to see the full calendar and details.

To ADD an EVENT: send the information, including (if possible) a URL, to Mark Wilson, wils…@gmail.com.

The newsletter was first published on February 25, 2017.

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)

Moving Forward Podcast: moving-forward.libsyn.com   With host Kate Sanner

To get on the  Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, email Tom Scanlan at trsc…@gmail.com.

To give DIRECTLY to the local food bank, Carroll County Food Sunday, go to the CCFS donation page: http://ccfoodsunday.org/how-to-help/
This page is always available, and ensures your donation directly benefits folks here in Carroll County.



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