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Monday, March 31, 2008

Western Howard County Democratic Club
Information Line

Two important Dates – Circle your calendars!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Monthly WHCDC monthly meeting, 7 p.m. County Conservancy
Report on the 2008 Legislative Session – Robey, Guzzone,
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Howard County Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, 6:30 p.m.
Hon. Elijah Cummings, U.S. Congress, MD 7th District
10 Oaks Ball Room, Clarksville.
See below for details!!!!!

WHCDC Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, April 15, 2008
MD. Senator Jim Robey and Assemblyman Guy Guzzone will be sharing their perspectives of the 2008 Maryland Legislative Session which will end on April 7. Other Howard County state elected officials from Howard County have been invited to attend as schedules permit. The panel will discuss the overall impact of the 2008 session, including the impact of current economic problems on the state budget; tax measurers such as changing the tax structure on the information technology industry; and changes in social legislation. They will also look forward to the probable issues which will shape the 2010 state level election.

The April meeting of the Western Howard County Democratic Club will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at the Howard County Conservancy, 10520 Old Frederick Rd. (Rte. 99), Woodstock, just east of Woodstock Road. Refreshments and socialization begin at 7 p.m. and the program start at 7:30 p.m. Specific meeting location within the Gudelsky Environmental Center will be posted at the front door.

Howard County Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Hon. Elijah Cummings, who represents Howard County in MD Congressional District 7, will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner scheduled for Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the 10 Oaks Ballroom in Clarksville near the intersection of MD 32 and MD 108. Socialization will begin at the reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the dinner at 7:30 p.m. The Dinner is the principal fund-raising event of the year for the Howard County Democratic Party

Last year’s event was a huge success, built around the theme of Democratic Party Building – making Howard County all blue in 2010. The greatest challenge is in Western Howard where all four offices (State Senate, Assembly (2) and County Council) are presently held by Republicans. WHCDC made a strong showing last year selling five of the 33 tables, a total of 50 seats including 19 high school students or sponsors.

Party-building, especially in Western Howard, remains a central theme this year. WHCDC has reserved six tables with 10 seats each. The initial plan is to set aside 30 seats for high school students and 30 seats for regular club members. Our goal is to conclude ticket sales by May 1 so we can secure additional tables if necessary. Regular membership seating will be $87 and high school/sponsor seats will be $75. Students will pay $20 and the club will seek sponsors for the remaining $55. The six tables will be together and will feature reserved seating.

Seven of the 12 county high schools service Western Howard. Two (Mt. Hebron and Centennial) have established clubs, another (Marriotts Ridge) established a Club this year; one (Atholton) is in the process of organizing, and three (Glenelg, River Hill and Reservoir) need organizational effort. Our goal is to have at least potential organizer students from each of the seven high schools present at the dinner. Rich Corkran, State Senate candidate in 2006 and a recently retired teacher, is playing a leadership role in helping to organize these student clubs.

These tickets will go fast Club members who purchased tickets or supported student tickets last year will be given priority consideration this year. All club members will be contacted individually this week to determine their interest in tickets for themselves or supporting student tickets ($55 each). Those Interested in attending should contact Mearl Grabill, Club Secretary, at 410-800-8984 or ASAP. Thanks in advance for your enthusiastic support of this important program.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the Western Howard County Dems will support a qualified Democrat to replace "Secretary of the Cabinet" Ulman next election.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous jim adams said...

The Western Howard County Democrate Club will support those Dems which the members fell will serve Western Howard County the best.

The club also included in it's bylaws, the very progressive thought, that the club would support, if the person was well qualified, an Independent candidate for office.

6:14 PM  

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