Calendar of Events
Democratic Women's Club of Worcester County
DWC General Meeting
Monday, February 20, 2023
10 a.m. (coffee and conversation, 9:30 a.m. - NOTE - Please bring your own coffee or beverage)
Speaker: Dr. Nicole Hollywood, Board President PFLAG, Salisbury, a vital community advocacy group for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends and families.
Worcester County Board of Education Meeting
Tuesday, February 21, 12:30 p.m.
Board Building, Newark, Maryland
Join us and WEAR RED!
Democratic Club of Worcester County General Meeting
Thursday, February 23, 6:30 p.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center, Marlin Room
PAC Work Sessions Will Now Continue Through March
Wednesdays, February 22, and March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center - East Room
(see article above - PAC Report)
Drinking Liberally - GREAT NEW WINTER LOCATION!
Marriott Residence Inn, Ocean City
Thursday, March 2, 5 to 7 p.m.
We had a great first happy hour there in February. Let's do it again!
Hope to see you there!
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - Parade starts at noon.
Once again the Democratic Clubs and the Central Committee are joining together for this fun event.
Help is needed to decorate the truck/float, and to ride or march in the parade. Email Patty Lockett at email@example.com or call her at 410-289-4725.
Political Action Committee (PAC) Meeting
Monday, March 13, 2 p.m. via ZOOM
Watch your email for Action Alerts for details and the Zoom link
DWC General Meeting
Monday, March 20, 10 a.m.
Ocean Pines Community Center, Assateague Room
Speaker: Dr. Annette Wallace, Worcester County Board of Education
Topic: "How is Worcester County Implementing the Blueprint for Maryland's Future?"
SAVE THE DATE!
The annual Kennedy-King Dinner will be held April 23, 2023 at Light House Sound.
We will publish more details as they become available. Put it on your new calendar now!
Recap of January 16, 2023 DWC General Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 10 a.m. in the Ocean Pines Community Center. Vice President Susan Buyer introduced the guest speaker, Reverend J. Jones, Convener of the Caucus of African American Leaders of the Eastern Shore. Rev. Jones focused on inclusion, diversity, and civil rights. He told some moving stories and stressed the need for police accountability in stereotyping and profiling, and the need for fine-tuning the judicial system regarding sentencing. He told the history of Stephen Long, and the efforts among the community in Pocomoke to find financing to install a commemorative plaque in the city. Many members offered some resources in that area, including the Worcester County Historical Society, and perhaps a fundraising effort within the DWC.
Co-President Debra Fisher-Reynolds discussed the 2023 Goals for the Club, and mentioned that the volunteer sign up sheets for various areas were available at the meeting.
Maggie Miller gave the Treasurer's Report and presented the 2023 budget to the membership. The budget was passed unanimously, with the inclusion of a motion by Tish Michaels to carry over the balance of $143 remaining in the 2022 storage shed budget to 2023, which was seconded by Cherie McNett and passed by the membership.
Website update (Sue Challis and Joan Roache) - Sue reported that the domain problem has been resolved and that the new site design is completed. Launch of the new site is hoped to be accomplished during the week of February 20.
PAC (Joan Roache) - Joan announced that Drinking Liberally has moved to the Marriott Residence Inn in Ocean City for the next few months (going back to the Ocean Pines Yacht Club in the summer).
She reported on the Strong Schools efforts at the recent School Board meeting (see PAC report above) and announced that there is now a new Strong Schools newsletter distributed via email.
Current Legislative Actions: Joan announced that Gail Jankowski has created a spreadsheet (updated frequently) on pending legislation in the General Assembly and asked members to contact Gail to get on the email list for that.
Central Committee (Vicky Wallace) - Vicky announced that the Kennedy-King Dinner is April 23 and that invitations for speakers have gone out to new Comptroller Brooke Lierman and Lt. Governor Aruna Miller.
Vicky also announced that the new DCWC ("night club") has a new president - Tim Tarr.
Kindness and Giving (Cherie McNett) - Cherie gave a brief recap of the donations made by DWC in 2022 Several members asked if we could publicize some of the efforts in Ocean City and elsewhere where winter coats and other items are needed.
Hospitality Committee - members are needed to sign up to bring baked goods to meetings.
Announcements: Honk and Wave January 22, Salisbury - 50th anniversary of Roe
The meeting was adjourned at 12:15.
Submitted by Dana Barney, Recording Secretary
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