Newsletter of the Platte County Democratic
 Central Committee
Volume 15 No. 1                               January 2023

February 9 - Platte County Democratic Central Committee, Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO. 7:00 pm. NOTE: DATE CHANGED TO COMPLETE PLANS FOR MUSIC AND MIMOSAS EVENT!

February 13 - Platte County Federated Women's Democratic Club, Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, KCMO. 6:30 pm.

February 16 - Northland Democratic Club, ACA Business Club, 1400 NW Vivion Road, KCMO. 7:00 pm.

February 25 - Clay County’s Winterfest Luncheon at the Harrah’s Hotel, 1 Riverboat Drive, Kansas City, and registration begins at 11:30 a.m.

March 12 - Platte County’s Music and Mimosas at the Argosy Casino. See below.

Northland Democratic Club - click here.
Platte County Federated Women's Democratic Club - click here.
Clay County Democrats - click here
Jackson County Democrats - click here
Indivisible Kansas City - click here.
Greater KC Women's Caucus - click here.
Buchanan County Democrats - click here
2023 Music and Mimosas Fundraising Event
You can go directly to event sign-up page here.
Platte County Federated Women's Democratic Club
The Platte County Democratic Women met on January 9th at the Platte County Resource Center.

The program featured Candidates for the Kansas City, Mo City Council: Justin Short, 4th District At-Large,, Wes Rogers, 2nd District,, Kevin O’Neil, Incumbent 1st District,

Rita McGuire reported that Sharen Hunt had submitted a proposed revision to last year’s Women’s Club Platform. The revision is primarily a summary of the previous platform. Rita called for comments. Alice said that her only suggestion would be to split the first category “Identify candidates and races and assist candidates” into two groups because identifying candidates and races and assisting candidates are two very different activities. The Club voted to accept the proposed revision to read as follows:

Identify candidates and races
Identify upcoming open races and provide a listing of openings, filing location, cost to file (if any) and deadlines; Recruit candidates, help with petition signatures.

Assist Candidates
Post cards, calls, yard signs, literature drops, host events, fund raising
Recruit and confirm yard sign locations for Democratic Candidates in all elections.

Plans for the Women’s Club fund raising activities for Music and Mimosas were discussed. We do not plan to do a silent auction this year. Dawn Dolbe suggested that we try selling raffle tickets for a cash prize. The idea was tabled for the Mimosa event but might be a good fund raiser later. It was noted that the raffle for donated items we did last year was awkward as it took up a lot of time at the end of the event. Among the suggestions was that we try to find one big item, like Chief tickets or a stay for two at the Argosy to use for the raffle. The Club agreed to continue discussion at our next meeting. The fund raising committee will try to meet before then.

l to r - Wes Rogers, Justin Short, Kevin O'Neil
Platte Country Democratic Central Committee
The Platte County Democratic Central Committee met on January 19th at the Platte County Resource Center. Dawn Dolbee was approved as a new committee member representing district 14-2. The main topic for discussion was planning for spring event “Music and Mimosas” scheduled for March 12th at the Argosy Casino. Meredith Peace requested that members sign up to help with the event. To date guest speakers will include Lucas Kunce, Candidate for US Senate, and Jessica Piper, Turn Missouri Blue. 
Northland Democratic Club
The Northland Democratic Club met at the ACA Club on January 17th. Guest speakers were Kansas City Council Candidates: Jess Blubaugh – 4th District At-Large; Jenay Manlehy – 2nd District At-Large and Michael Kelly – 5th District At-Large Each candidate made introductory remarks followed by and questions from the Club. The Primary Election for City Council is April 4, 2023. The last day to register is March 8, 2023.

Following the Candidate presentations the Club held annual elections. Congratulations to our new officers: John DeFoor, Sr. – President, Cody McElroy – Vice President, Sherry Duffett – Treasurer and Garrett Jacobson – Secretary.
l. to r. - Cody McElroy, Sherry Duffett, Garrett Jacobson, John DeFoor Sr.
Paid for by PCDCC, John Kirchmeier Treasurer