Newsletter 8/26/2021

CCDemClub NEWSLETTER #234, 8/26/2021
 
 
CONTENTS
 
Note from the President (NEW)
Survey Link
Picnic Recap
Upcoming Club Meetings (UPDATED)
* Monday, September 13, via Zoom (NEW)
EVENTS
* Saturday August 28: Brooke Lierman Sykesville Meet & Greet
* Saturday October 30 CCDCC Breakfast: SAVE THE DATE!
RESOURCES
About the Club
About the Newsletter
Standard Links
 
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Note from the President (NEW)
Dear friends,
I wanted to let you know that, due to the Delta variant, and rising cases of COVID, our September meeting will be a virtual one via Zoom.  The meeting will take place the 2nd Monday of the month – which is September 13th – rather than the first Monday as we usually do, as the first Monday is Labor Day. It will begin at 7 PM and will be a business meeting (no guest speaker). As you have in the past, you will be receiving an email invitation to attend the meeting. Please respond if you will be attending, so that we can send you the Zoom link and agenda.
Please remember to complete the Survey for which you already have received a link. You can also find the link in this newsletter (below). We would like your input on what the Club should be focusing on and where you would like the meetings to take place. Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us.
Take care and stay well.
Kate Sanner, President of the CC Democratic Club
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Survey Link
The purpose of this survey is to find out from Club members, newsletter readers, and FB private group members their ideas on
1) the main activities they want the Club to engage in, and
2) where the Club should meet.
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Picnic Recap
The 2021 Carroll County Democratic Club Picnic was a GREAT success!
For pictures of the event, and the various terrific speakers, see:
As part of the event, Kate organized a wonderfully successful food drive:
* 265 items were donated for the food drive (the multi-pack items
  – like granola bars – were counted as one item).
Kate took half to Rob Roys/Coalition Against Prejudice to keep at his house as he
stocks the pantry every night and the other half to St. Paul’s UCC who will store
the rest until needed. They run the Pantry together.
We are all overwhelmed by the generosity.
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Upcoming Club Meetings (UPDATED)
* Monday, September 13, via Zoom (NEW)
You will receive an email blast with instructions on how to RSVP to join this meeting.
Once all RSVPs have been received, the meeting’s Zoom link will be sent to everyone who has signed up.
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EVENTS
* Saturday, August 28: Brooke Lierman Sykesville Meet & Greet
From 3pm – 4pm at Patapsco Distilling Company, 7609 Main St, Sykesville, MD 21784.
The Carroll County Democratic Club will be posting notices of Carroll County events that are shared with us by Democratic candidates in the 2022 primary elections. They are for informational purposes only and do not serve as an endorsement of any candidate.
* Saturday October 30 CCDCC Breakfast, 9am – Noon: SAVE THE DATE! (UPDATED)
Saturday, October 30 – 9:00 am -noon
Deluxe Buffet Breakfast
Martin’s Westminster
140 Village Shopping Center
505 Jermor Lane
Westminster 21157
$55.00 per person
Speakers: Westminster Mayor Dr. Mona Becker and Sykesville Mayor Stacy Link
By Authority of Corynne Courpas, Treasurer
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RESOURCES
 
Postcards to Voters (PTV)
If you would like to get involved in getting Democrats elected but can’t see yourself doing phone-baking or door-to-door canvassing, then postcard writing may be for you. Writing postcards to voters is one of the best ways to reach out to voters around the country about their local elections or to sign up for vote by mail. There are elections going on right now (with many more to come next year) and you can be part of getting Democrats elected by writing friendly, handwritten postcards. As a volunteer postcard writer, you will provide the postcards, stamps, and time, PTV will provide what to write, thorough instructions, and addresses of voters.
To learn more about becoming an authorized writer, go to www.postcardstovoters.org.
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Grassroots Activist Groups and Nationwide Activist Groups 
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This information has been moved to https://ccdems.com/resources/
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About the Club
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 ccmddemclubmd@gmail.com
Officers and meeting information: https://ccdems.com/ccdemclub-2020-21/
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 the 2021-2022 club year (club years run May-May).
We had a HUGE turnout at the picnic, with a LOT of new members!
We added 38 paid members, in 29 memberships, and 9 new members!
Since then, even MORE people have renewed their memberships!
We now have 58 paid members, in 40 memberships,
with 15 NEW/FIRST-TIME MEMBERS, including family memberships!
(We even have FOUR paid members for NEXT year, 2022-23.)
To join by check OR PayPal:  https://ccdems.com/dues/
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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.  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 wilsoncpu@gmail.com. For new items, include a URL if possible.
As always, you can also go to https://ccdems.com/events 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 https://ccdems.com/newsletter-archive/
Archived links are at https://ccdems.com/archived-links
– Mark
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Standard Links
Jamie Raskin:  Contact his district staff at 301-354-1000 if you need any assistance.
Moving Forward Podcast: http://moving-forward.libsyn.com , with host Kate Sanner.
To get on the  Carroll County Democratic Central Committee’s mailing list, email Tom Scanlan at trscanlan@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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From the Carroll County Democratic Club