Newsletter 12/12/2019

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #146, 12/12/2019

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 (NEW)

New episode of the Moving Forward podcast (NEW)

WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER

ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

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

Training Opportunities from the National Democratic Training Committee

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

EVENTS

December 14: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

December 21: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

December 28: Patriots Resist Rally (Weekly Gathering for Inclusion)

January 6: Special meeting – Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election

February 8: Special workshop – Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

About the Club

About the Newsletter

Et Cetera! (Various Other Resources)


Note from the President (NEW)

Thanks to all of you who attended the Carroll County Democratic Club Holiday Party on Monday, December 9 at The Buttersburg Inn in Union Bridge. It was a wonderful event! We had the restaurant all to ourselves and had the largest number of attendees than the Club has ever had at the annual event. Buttersburg Inn owners Frank Tunzi and Jim Rowe along with their great staff provided us a delicious buffet and attentive service. We appreciate their opening up their restaurant to our Club on their day off.

The Club held a gift basket raffle and a 50/50 raffle which brought in $325.00 with all proceeds going to the Club’s Good Works Fund which donates to local charities, causes, and organizations. At the event, Club Treasurer Mark Wilson and Club President Kate Sanner presented a check from the Good Works Fund to Carroll County Food Sunday (CCFS). Frank Baylor, Immediate Past President of CCFS, accepted the check on CCFS’ behalf.

Our next Club meeting will take place on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 7-8:30 PM in the Large Meeting Room of the Public Library in Westminster. The event is titled Welcome to the New Year: Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election. There will be several local speakers who will do short presentations and share their ideas, knowledge and expertise for preparing for this upcoming historic election year. We hope that all who attend will also bring their ideas and suggestions. Light refreshments will be provided.

Our February meeting will be a special event on Saturday, February 8 from 10 AM – 12 Noon in the Large Meeting Room of the Public Library in Westminster. The Club will sponsor a mini-workshop on Writing Effective Letters to the Editor, Longer pieces such as for Other Voices in CC Times, and Opinion pieces. The workshop will be free to attendees. Our presenter will be Deborah Carter. Morning time beverages and light fare will be provided.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Remember, you don’t have to be a Club member to attend any of our meetings or events. Thank you for all you do to give Democrats an important presence and vibrant voice in Carroll County.

Kate


New episode of the Moving Forward podcast (NEW)

Kate Sanner’s latest podcast:

Just a soldier returning home: Honoring Private Indiana Hunt-Martin

Private Indiana Hunt-Martin was a member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion – a group of unsung heroes of WWII. The unit’s nickname was the “Six-Triple Eight” and they were the first and only all Black Female Women Army Corps (WAC) unit to be deployed overseas. Their task was to clear a mountainous backlog of mail in England and France that had not reached servicemen in the European Theater of WWII. Their motto was “No Mail, Low Morale.”

Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Ms. Indiana Hunt-Martin who recently turned 97 years old. In the interview, Ms. Hunt Martin talks about her enlistment in the WAC, being assigned to the Six Triple Eight, and being deployed overseas. She also talks about the challenges of their task of addressing the mountainous backlog of mail, the challenge of racism and segregation, and her life and work once she returned to the U.S., and the honors and recognition that are now being bestowed on the women of the Six Triple Eight.

http://moving-forward.libsyn.com/just-a-soldier-returning-home-honoring-private-indiana-hunt-martin


WE NEED YOU TO VOLUNTEER

For Democrats in Carroll County, having a consistent and persistent presence and voice is vital to our making a difference in the political and social life of our county. However, initiating and maintaining a strong presence and voice takes time and effort and that means building and maintaining a strong volunteer base.

We need volunteers – not just at election time, though that is very important – but throughout the year. Our Club members can volunteer for the Club’s own activities but also for activities of the CC Democratic Central Committee.

Here are some current examples of volunteer efforts:

  • At election time, the Club holds a Sign Rally at which volunteers take our Democratic candidates’ campaign signs to put up and later remove at voting sites around Carroll County. That is a fantastic effort by our Club members and a big help to our candidates.

  • Recently, the Central Committee had a booth from opening to closing time for both days of FallFest and we were so fortunate to have had a couple new volunteers, in addition to our Central Committee members, to staff the booth. We are grateful to them!

  • With the election year coming up we need more people to step up to volunteer. We will need volunteers to help write postcards, phone bank, do door-to-door campaigning for candidates, staff campaign headquarters when it opens next September, as well as do electioneering (hold signs, hand out campaign literature) at the polls for our Democratic candidates. You can sign up to volunteer at https://ccdems.com/volunteer/.

If you are interested in helping out over the next several months with Club activities, please email me at kates…@gmail.com. I would love to have your help!

Thanks so much! – Kate


ALL ARE WELCOME AT OUR MEETINGS AND EVENTS!

Did you know that you do not have to be a member of the CC Democratic Club to

attend our meetings and events?  Our activities are open to anyone who would like to

attend and participate. (Almost all our activities are free. Our picnic in July is free to paid

members.)

That being said, we would love to have you as a member! Membership costs $15 for an

individual and $25 for a couple per club year. You will get a very spiffy membership card

and the gratitude and camaraderie of fellow CC Democrats. Most importantly, your

membership dues help the Club extend its outreach in the community, so please

consider joining. You can join at any meeting, or by contacting Treasurer Mark Wilson, wils…@gmail.com.


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

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

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

PAST: 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


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

December 14: 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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December 21: 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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December 28: 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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January 6: Special meeting – Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election

The Club is planning to hold a special meeting Monday, January 6 from 7-8:30 PM at the Westminster Library in the Large Meeting Room. The meeting is titled “Welcome to the New Year: Getting Prepared for the 2020 Presidential Election”. Club President Kate Sanner is inviting several speakers who will do short presentations on a variety of topics. Here are some of the proposed speakers:

·   a representative from the CC Democratic Central Committee to talk about its planned local efforts and the need for volunteers,

·   the MD Dem Party’s liaison to the Western MD counties who will talk about outreach/canvassing efforts in the Western MD counties

·   a speaker on effective postcard campaigns,

·   a representative from the Election Board, to talk about voter registration deadlines, primary and general election dates, the security of our polling places;

·   representatives from non-partisan activist and advocacy groups

Light refreshments will be provided.

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February 8: Special workshop – Writing Effective Letters to the Editor

Saturday, February 8 from 10 AM to 12 Noon

Location: TBA.

This will be a mini-workshop on writing:

• Effective Letters to the Editor

• Longer pieces such as for Other Voices in CC Times, and

• Opinion pieces

The workshop is free to attendees.

Beverages and light fare will be provided.

More details to follow.

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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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