Newsletter 5/20/2021

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #220, 5/20/2021
Upcoming Club Meetings
Minutes for the April 5 Club Zoom meeting
Moving Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Becker
– May 20, 2021: Virtual Victory Gala fundraiser (TONIGHT! UPDATED)
– June 7, 2021: Club Meeting via ZOOM
– June 19, 2021: HSCC Wolfstock
– Sunday July 25, 2021: Picnic
About the Club (UPDATED)
About the Newsletter
Standard Links
Upcoming Club Meetings
* Monday, June 7: ZOOM meeting @ 7pm
* Sunday July 25 Picnic: 1-4pm; in person, as conditions allow.
    See details below. NEW LOCATION!
Moving Forward: A Conversation with Dr. Mona Becker
Kate Sanner, host of Moving Forward, interviews Dr. Mona Becker who discusses her candidacy for Mayor of Westminster, MD (she is now the MAYOR-ELECT!), her plans for making Westminster a sustainable community, her activism in promoting a sustainable, inclusive climate for scientific and technological advancement, and the realities of climate change and how to talk with climate skeptics.
May 20, 2021: Virtual Victory Gala fundraiser (TONIGHT! UPDATED)
The Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s “Virtual Victory Gala” will be held Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 7pm-9pm.  For info, contact the CCDCC at
We have a big line-up of speakers for the evening, including:
       MD Senate President Bill Ferguson
       US Senator Chris Van Hollen
       Congressman Jamie Raskin
       Yvette Lewis, MDP Chair,  AND MORE!
Here is the ad the CCDemClub bought for the Gala:
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June 7, 2021: Club Meeting via ZOOM
At 7pm. Details to follow
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June 19, 2021: HSCC Wolfstock
The Humane Society of Carroll County has announced that the 5th annual Wolfstock will be at the Ag Center in Westminster on June 19th.  Mark your calendar.  This is a fun fundraiser that includes over 60 vendors, Jack Russell racing, animal demos, goat yoga, pet contests, live music, food, craft brews.
A variety of business sponsorships are available.
Your support will assist with pet adoptions, education, spay/neuter, medical treatments for animals in the care of the HSCC.
Appropriate covid precautions will apply.  Call 410-848-4810 for more information.
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Sunday July 25, 2021: Picnic (NEW LOCATION)
After years out in Union Bridge, we are MOVING the picnic to a more central location: Landon Burns Park, July 25, 1pm – 4pm.
The park is located adjacent to the Ag Center and Farm Museum at 700 Gist Road in Westminster.
The club will provide “communal” food (hamburgers and hot dogs, water, some sodas), but guests are encourage to bring their own personal items as well. (In years past, there was a lot of sharing, but this year we’ll skip that except for the club-provided items.
You do NOT need to sign up in advance – just come and enjoy!
The picnic is free to members; non-members $10. As always, Mark will be accepting club dues for anyone who wants to join up at the picnic.
We hope to have various candidates and officials come to speak – details as they become available.
About the Club (UPDATED)
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. Our email address is  (there was a typo there previously).
Officers and meeting information:
The newsletter will always have the LATEST information on upcoming meetings.
The meeting minutes are posted in our Google Group folder:
We are now in a new club year, 2021-22 (club years run May-May).
We have 7 paid members, in 6 memberships, with at least 3 NEW/FIRST-TIME MEMBERS!
We even have one paid member for NEXT year, 2022-23! AMAZING!
To join by check OR PayPal:
Our new member this week is Liuda Galinaitis, who heard about the club from Kate Sanner. Welcome aboard!
About the Newsletter (UPDATED)
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.  NEW and UPDATED items are marked and highlighted. 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 For new items, include a URL if possible.
As always, you can also go to at any time to see the full calendar and details.
The newsletter was first published on February 25, 2017. The CCDemClub newsletter archives can be found at
Archived links are at
– Mark
Standard Links
Jamie Raskin:  Contact his district staff at 301-354-1000 if you need any assistance.
Moving Forward Podcast: , with host Kate Sanner.
To get on the  Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, email Tom Scanlan at
To give DIRECTLY to the local food bank, Carroll County Food Sunday, go to the CCFS donation page:
This page is always available, and ensures your donation directly benefits folks here in Carroll County.
From the Carroll County Democratic Club