Sunday, March 30, 2014

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Eleventh Congressional District of Michigan
Democratic Party

TO:   All Eleventh District Democrats
FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair (tel 248-624-7228)

Friends, Here are some hot news items --------- CLUB 11 - April 3, Thursday, 6 - 8 PM - at Andiamo Restaurant, in the lounge.  A social get-together to meet & greet Democrats of our District.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  Easy to find:  on 7 Mile 500 feet west of I-275......38703 Seven Mile Rd, Livonia 48152.  Cash bar, cash food, free friendship.

 District Meeting for All Democrats - April 19, Saturday, 10:30 - Noon.   Guest Speaker Mark Schauer, candidate for governor.     Plus salute to candidates -- meet all our candidates for national and state office.   At MEA conference center, 2625 East Oakley Park Rd (northwest corner of traffic-circle intersection with Martin Drive), Commerce Township 48390.  Doors open at 10.  [At our following meeting, in May, we'll salute candidates for county, local, and college board offices.]  Map?  Click on MEETING

CLUB 11 - May 1, Thursday, 6 - 8 PM:   - At Steel House Tavern, "Troy's finest gathering spot," 1129 East Long Lake Road, Troy.   A purely social gathering - mix & mingle with other Democrats in our District.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  Cash bar, cash food, free friendship.  Tel 248-817-2980

District Meeting for All Democrats- May 17, Saturday, 10:30 - Noon.  Guest Speaker Mark Totten, candidate for attorney general.  Plus salute to candidates for local, county and college boards  At MEA Conference Center in Commerce Township. 
 
Fifth Annual Spring Gala - May 17, 7 PM.  At Meadowbrook County Club -- dining, dancing, visiting, & keynote speaker Mark Schauer.  Sponsored by  Canton Democratic Club, Plymouth Democratic Club, Northville Democratic Club, Democrats of West Oakland County.  For info contact Vice-Chair Lisa Dirado, tel 248-982-6602, email dirado23@gmail.com

11th DISTRICT PHONE BANK EACH  MONDAY, 6;30 to 8:30 PM, at Oakland County Democratic Party HQ, 24445 Northwestern Hwy (Lodge service drive near 10 Mile), Southfield 48075.  Call Democrats to update contact info.   For details & to register, contact Carla Meier:  248-689-1815, email carlajmeier@yahoo.com

BE A PRECINCT DELEGATE. Get registration form (affidavit) at next Democratic meeting,  complete form there.  Or get form at the MDP website - click on  http://www.michigandems.com/become-precinct-delegate-now   Bring form to your next Democratic meeting.
 
HASSLE-FREE WAY TO JOIN MICHIGAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY.  Contact Corresponding Secretary Carol Prince Hundley  - tel 248-703-7843 / email hundleycarol46@aol.com     Give Carol your contact info.

 
CANDIDATE REGISTRY.  The Michigan Democratic Party wants to instruct candidates (including precinct delegate candidates) on campaign best practices in all areas of campaigning.  Sign in today - click on   http://www.michigandems.com/candidate-registry

CANDIDATE HOTLINE -Answers to all your campaign questions. For all 11th District candidates.  Contact Gwen Markham (gwenmarkham@gmail.com, 248-921-9336) or Pam Jackson (pjandaway@yahoo.com, 248-767-4240).

 
CALL FOR CANDIDATES.  Thinking of becoming a candidate for elected office?.  Great!  Plenty of help available.  Fear not.  Please call me.  Your Party needs candidates for county commissisoner, state house of representatives, state senate.

TAKE A PLEDGE TO VOTE THE MICHIGAN WAY  Sponsored by Michigan Democratic Party.  Click on www.gomiway.com

MDP EMAIL -Register to get late breaking news from MDP and Chairman Lon Johnson.  Click on http://www.michigandems.com/email 

 
11th DISTRICT BOOSTERS. Look for your name on our booster honor roll.  Get booster pride, become a booster today.  We need YOU.   Click on BoosterPride
 
RECENT BOOSTERS
.............John Miller, Birmingham
.............Patricia Davis, Northville
.............Kenneth Kott, Plymouth
.............Florence Anderson, Waterford
.............Saundra Williams, Auburn Hills
.............Robert Moreillon, Northville

THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - date for our general membership meetings


 
MONTHLY WEBINAR TRAINING MDP training on your home computer in key action areas such as  political organizing, compliance with legal requirements, increasing membership.  Call Caitlin O'Rourke at Michigan Democratic Party, 517-371-5410.

Friends, that's it for now.  Keep charging forward.  In-it-to-win-it.  Please call with questions, problems, Jim

Thursday, March 27, 2014


TO:   All Eleventh District Democrats

FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair (tel 248-624-7228)


Here are some important news items - starting with a list of coming events.


 
   CLUB 11 - April 3Thursday, 6 - 8 PM:   - At Andiamo Livonia.  Easy to find:  38703 Seven7 Mile (1,000 feet west of I-275), Livonia 48152.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  A purely social meeting -  mix & mingle with other 11th District Democrats.   Cash bar, cash food, free friendship.

   Membership Meeting with Governor Candidate Mark Schauer, Guest Speaker.  April 15Saturday, 10:30 to Noon.  Plus Salute to Candidates -- introductions of all our candidates for national and state office.   At MEA Conference Center, 2625 East Oakley Park Rd, Commerce Township 48390.  At next month's meeting we will salute our candidates for county, local and school board offices.

11th DISTRICT PHONE BANK STARTS MONDAY, MARCH 3, 6;30 to 8:30 PM, at Oakland County Democratic Party HQ, 24445 Northwestern Hwy (Lodge service drive near 10 Mile), Southfield 48075.  Phone bank every Monday, same place.   For information and to register, contact Carla Meier:  248-689-1815, emailcarlajmeier@yahoo.com


 
BE A PRECINCT DELEGATE. Get registration form (affidavit) at next Democratic meeting,  complete form there.  Or get form at the MDP website - click on
  http://www.michigandems.com/become-precinct-delegate-now   Bring form to your next Democratic meeting. 


 
CANDIDATE REGISTRY.  The Michigan Democratic Party wants to instruct candidates (including precinct delegate candidates) on campaign best practices in all areas of campaigning.  Sign in today - click on  http://www.michigandems.com/candidate-registry


 
CANDIDATE HOTLINE - answers to all your campaign questions,  for all 11th District candidates.  Contact Gwen Markham (gwenmarkham@gmail.com248-921-9336) or Pam Jackson (pjandaway@yahoo.com248-767-4240).


 
CALL FOR CANDIDATES.  Thinking of becoming a candidate for elected office?.  Great!  Plenty of help available.  Fear not.  Please call me.  Your Party needs candidates for county commissisoner, state house of representatives, state senate, US House of Representatives.


 
MDP EMAIL -register to get late breaking news from MDP and Chairman Lon Johnson.  Click onhttp://www.michigandems.com/email 


 
11th DISTRICT BOOSTERS. Find your name on our booster honor roll.  Show your booster pride.  Become a booster today.  We need YOU.   Click on


 
THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - date for our general membership meetings


MONTHLY WEBINAR TRAINING MDP training on your home computer in key action areas such as  political organizing, compliance with legal requirements, increasing membership.  Click on MDP website -- www.michigandems.com
 
Friends, that's it for now.  Keep charging forward.  In-it-to-win-it.  Please call with questions, problems, Jim

Eleventh Congressional District of Michigan
Democratic Party

General Membership Meeting for All Democrats

This coming Saturday, March 15, 10:30 to Noon  (Doors Open at 9:30)

Guest Speaker:  Lon Johnson, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party
                                  Topic:  My Plan for Winning in November
 
Plus:  Our two US House candidates speaking on the Affordable Care Act
 
Plus:  Victory Campaign 2014 Update

At MEA Center, 2625 East Oakley Park Rd (2nd building in northwest corner
of intersection of Martin Drive & East Oakley Park Rd), Commerce Township 48390.
Map?  Click on mymap

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

All Eleventh District Democrats

Eleventh Congressional District of Michigan
Democratic Party


TO:   All Eleventh District Democrats

FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair (tel 248-624-7228)


Here are some important news items - starting with a list of coming events.


    CLUB 11 March 6Thursday, 6 - 8 PM - at Peabody's Dining & Spirits, 34965 Woodward (corner of Maple), Birmingham 48009.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours at this purely social get-together, a chance to meet other proud Democrats in our 11th District.    Cash bar, cash food, free friendship.


   Membership Meeting with Guest Speaker Lon JohnsonChair of the Michigan Democratic PartyMarch 15Saturday, 10:30 AM to Noon.    Topic:  how to win in November.  At MEA conference center, 2625 East Oakley Park Rd (northwest corner of traffic-circle intersection with Martin Drive), Commerce Township 48390.  Doors open at 9:30.


   CLUB 11 - April 3Thursday, 6 - 8 PM:   - At Andiamo Livonia.  Easy to find:  38703 Seven7 Mile (1,000 feet west of I-275), Livonia 48152.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  A purely social meeting -  mix & mingle with other 11th District Democrats.   Cash bar, cash food, free friendship.


   Membership Meeting with Governor Candidate Mark Schauer, Guest Speaker.  April 15Saturday, 10:30 to Noon.  At MEA Conference Center in Commerce Township. 


11th DISTRICT PHONE BANK STARTS MONDAY, MARCH 3, 6;30 to 8:30 PM, at Oakland County Democratic Party HQ, 24445 Northwestern Hwy (Lodge service drive near 10 Mile), Southfield 48075.  Phone bank every Monday, same place.   For information and to register, contact Carla Meier:  248-689-1815, emailcarlajmeier@yahoo.com


BE A PRECINCT DELEGATE. Get registration form (affidavit) at next Democratic meeting,  complete form there.  Or get form at the MDP website - click on
  http://www.michigandems.com/become-precinct-delegate-now   Bring form to your next Democratic meeting. 


CANDIDATE REGISTRY.  The Michigan Democratic Party wants to instruct candidates (including precinct delegate candidates) on campaign best practices in all areas of campaigning.  Sign in today - click on  http://www.michigandems.com/candidate-registry


CANDIDATE HOTLINE - answers to all your campaign questions,  for all 11th District candidates.  Contact Gwen Markham (gwenmarkham@gmail.com248-921-9336) or Pam Jackson (pjandaway@yahoo.com248-767-4240).


CALL FOR CANDIDATES.  Thinking of becoming a candidate for elected office?.  Great!  Plenty of help available.  Fear not.  Please call me.  Your Party needs candidates for county commissisoner, state house of representatives, state senate, US House of Representatives.


MDP EMAIL -register to get late breaking news from MDP and Chairman Lon Johnson.  Click onhttp://www.michigandems.com/email 


11th DISTRICT BOOSTERS. Find your name on our booster honor roll.  Show your booster pride.  Become a booster today.  We need YOU.   Click on


THIRD SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH - date for our general membership meetings


MONTHLY WEBINAR TRAINING MDP training on your home computer in key action areas such as  political organizing, compliance with legal requirements, increasing membership.  Click on attachment (at top of page) for schedule. 



Friends, that's it for now.  Keep charging forward.  In-it-to-win-it.  Please call with questions, problems, Jim

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Eleventh Congressional District of Michigan
Democratic Party
 
 
TO:         All Democrats
 
FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair
 
 
Friends, Proud Democrats,
 
Here are some important announcements.  Hope you will join us at our events.

 
Feb 15Saturday Morning - General Membership Meeting
For all 11th District Democrats, 10:30 - Noon.  .  At Michigan Education Association (MEA) Conference Center, 2625 East Oakley Park, Commerce Township 48390.  Wheel chair easy access. Centrally located at intersection of East Oakley Park Rd and Martin Parkway.  Martin Parkway is the Highway M-5 extension at the north end of M-5.  Road map?  Click on  MyMap        Addressses by our 2 US House candidates:  Anil Kumar and Bobby McKenzie.  Plus........

Guest Speaker:  State Senator Rebekah Warren

Outstanding public speaker,  fighter for progressive Democratic values
Champion of Michigan environment & our Great Lakes
Champion of public schools & Affordable Care Act

Champion of women's reproductive freedom
For video of Sen Warren's brave remarks on the senate floor - click on SenWarren
.
 
  
Mar 6,  Thursday - Club 11
At Peabody's Dining & Spirits, 34965 Woodward, southwest corner of Woodward and Maple, in Birmingham, 6 to 8 PM.  A purely social get-together to meet & greet Democratic friends in our 11th District.  Drop by for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  Cash bar.  Cash food.  Free friendship.   
 
Mar 15Saturday Morning - General Membership Meeting
For all 11th District Democrats, 10:30 - Noon.  Guest speaker:  Lon Johnson, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.  Topic:  How To Win in November.  At MEA conference center, Commerce Township.
 
Call For Candidates
Do you want to run for elected office?  Please give me a call - 248-624-7228 or emailjim.eleventh@gmail.com.  We need candidates for Wayne County Board of Commissioners, Oakland County Board of Commissioners, State House, State Senate, US House.

Become a Precinct Delegate
We need precinct delegates in every one of our precincts.  Get application ("Affidavit of Identity") from club chairs/presidents, at our district meetings, or online at www.michigandems.com - & click on 'take action' tab.   Give completed applications to club chairs/presidents, or bring to our meeting.

Join the Michigan Democratic Party
No money needed.  Click on www.michigandems.com

Booster Pride
Look for your name on the 11th District Booster Honor Roll  -- just click onBoosterPride   Hearty thanks to recent Boosters:  Keith Mixer, Novi; Ann Erickson Gault, Troy; Lori Manoogian-Johnston, Canton; Patrick Collins, Northville; Gerry Kilsdonk, Plymouth; Frederick Simms, Birmingham.

2 Great Candidates
We have 2 great candidates for US House.  At the Jan district meeting, I spoke about fairness in working with the 2 candidates.  I said the District will be absolutely fair.  The District will respect & support both candidates - equally.  The District will do nothing to favor or promote one candidate over the other (or others).  Of course individuals are free to support any candidates they choose.

Meeting Dates
Here's our meeting plan.  We'll meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month, and we'll meet at the MEA Conference Center, centrally located in Commerce Township.  Certainly there will be changes to the plan, but we'll do our best to stick with the basic plan.



Proud Democrats, that's it for now.  Hold fast to our ideals.  Fight the good fight.  Best wishes to all, Jim

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Quick Update

Eleventh Congressional District of Michigan
Democratic Party
 
 
TO:     All Democrats
 
FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair
 
 
Friends, Proud Democrats,
 
Here are District events for the next few weeks.  Hope to see you at these events.  We need you!
 
 
Jan 11Saturday - Executive Committee Meeting
At Pipefitters Bldg, Northwestern Highway, 10:30 - Noon.
 
Jan 18Saturday Morning - General Membership Meeting
For all 11th District Democrats, 10:30 - Noon.  Guest speaker is Garrett Arwa, Executive Director of Michigan Democratic Party.  Topic:  How to Win in November.  Also speaking:  Anil Kumar and Bobby McKenzie, 11th District candidates for US House.  At Michigan Education Association Conference Center, 2625 East Oakley Park, Commerce Township 48390.  Wheel chair easy access. Centrally located at intersection of East Oakley park and Martin Parkway.  Martin Parkway is the Highway M-5 extension at the north end of M-5. 
 
Jan 18Saturday Evening - District Fundraiser:  Dinner & Line Dancing Lessons
A most enjoyable evening.  Delicious dinner, open bar for wine, bear, soft drinks.  Line dancing lesions - no experience necessary.  At Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post, 238550 Military, Dearborn Heights MI 48127.  $30 per person - that's a bargain.  Tables of 8. Mingle with Democratic politicians and your Democratic neighbors.   Limited seating - buy tickets early.  Buy tickets from Susan Nichols (tel 248-767-1141, email  snich96@aol.com )  or from Lisa Dirado (tel 248-982-6602, email ldirado@comcast.net )
 
Jan 25Saturday - Intro to VAN Class - 1 to 3 PM
 Sponsored by Michigan Democratic Party & 11th District.  Instructors are VAN managers Caitlin O'Rourke and Megan Lizotte.  VAN is the huge data base of political information on all Michigan voters.  Class will be esp profitable for club officers, precinct delegates, candidates, activists.  At Commerce Township Community Library, 2869 North Pontiac Trail, Commerce Twp 48390.  Advance registration required.  Before Jan 23 register with Carol Prince Hundley, tel 248-269-6597, email hundleycarol46@aol.com
 
Feb 6Thursday - Club 11 - postponed
 
Feb 15Saturday - General Membership Meeting For All Democrats, 10:30 to Noon
 
Call For Candidates
Do you want to run for elected office?  Please give me a call - 248-624-7228 or emailjim.eleventh@gmail.com.  We need candidates for Wayne County Board of Commissioners, Oakland County Board of Commissioners, State House, State Senate, US House.
 
BOOSTER PRIDE.  Boosters Wanted
Here's hoping you will be an Eleventh District Booster, and get your name of the Booster Honor Roll -- just click on BoosterPride  Hearty thanks to recent Boosters:  Cathy Lang, Novi; Barbara Moroski-Browne, Northville,; Richard Long, Waterford; JoAnn Ropeta Foster, Highland; Julie Ann Smith, Troy; Colleen & George Mills, Livonia; Morton Potter, Livonia; Jim & Lonna Petrie, Northville;  Judy & Karl Lopata, Canton; Swarn Rajpal, Troy;  Karen & Richard Rappleye, Birmingham; Robert Nicholson, Birmingham, Walter Sobczak, Novi;  Allyn Ravitz, Novi.
 

Proud Democrats, that's it for now.  Hold fast to our ideals.  Fight the good fight.  Best wishes to all, Jim

Sunday, December 1, 2013

TO:  All Democrats

FROM:  Jim Gualdoni, Chair

Friends, Proud Democrats,

Here are District events for the next few weeks.  Hope to see you at these events.


Dec 5, Thursday –This Coming Thursday --  Club 11
Come and meet other Democrats of Eleventh District. Drop in for ten minutes or 2 hours.  Cash bar.  Cash food.  Guaranteed good time.  Kennedy’s Irish Pub, 1055 West Huron (Highway M-59), 2 blocks west of Telegraph, in Waterford Township, 6:30 – 8:30.

Dec 9, Monday – Envelope Stuffing Party
Help address and stuff envelopes for our ‘reach out to MDP members’ campaign, 6:30 – 8:30.  At Oakland County Democratic Party Headquarters, 24445 Northwestern Highway Suite 10, Southfield 48075.  This is on the service drive of the Lodge Expressway, near Lodge Exit #15 (Ten Mile – Evergreen).   Call 248-982-6602 if main door is locked.

No general membership meeting in December

Jan 18, Saturday – General Membership Meeting with Lon Johnson
For all 11th District Democrats, 10:30 to noon.  Guest speaker is Lon Johnson, Chair of the Michigan Democratic Party.  Topic:  How To Win in November.  At Michigan Education Association Conference Center, 2625 East Oakley Park, Commerce Township 48390.  Wheel chair easy access.  Centrally located at intersection of East Oakley Park & Martin Parkway.  Martin Parkway is the Highway M-5 extension at the north end of M-5.  Chairman Lon Johnson will talk about new get-out-the-vote tactics for winning.

Same Day, Jan 18, Saturday, 6:30 to 10:30  – Dinner and Line Dancing Class
An evening of fun.  Delicious dinner, open bar with wine, beer, soft drinks.  Line dancing lessons – no experience necessary.  At Carl E. Stitt American Legion Post, 238550 Military, Dearborn Heights MI 48127.   Tickets $30 per person, or purchase a table of 8 for $240.  This is an Eleventh District fundraising activity.   For tickets contact Susan Nichols:  email snichols96@aol.com, phone   248-767-1141.

Jan 26, Sunday, 4 to 5:30 World Sabbath of Peace & Religious Reconciliation  Meet in church lobby at 3:45.  Delegates of all major religions in a service of peace.  Hartford Memorial Baptist Church, 18700 James Couzens Freeway (service drive off Lodge), near 7 Mile & Lodge, Detroit 48235.  Reception for all after service, 5:30 to 6:30.  More info at www.worldsabbath.org




Feb 6, Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 -  Club 11 - POSTPONED (TO BE RESCHEDULED) 
Relax and meet other Democrats in our Eleventh District.  Drop in for 10 minutes or 2 hours.  Cash bar.  Cash food.  Guaranteed good time.  At Peabody’s Dining & Spirits, 34965 Woodward, southwest corner of Woodward & Maple (15 Mile) in Birmingham.

Feb 15, Saturday, 10:30 to Noon.  General Membership Meeting for All Democrats in Eleventh Congressional District. 
At MEA Conference Center in Commerce Township.

Call For Candidates
If you would like to run for office, please give me a call – 248-624-7228 or email jim.eleventh@gmail.com   We need candidates for Wayne County Board of Commissioners, Oakland County Board of Commissioners, State House of Representatives, State Senate, and US House of Representatives.

 BOOSTER PRIDE.   We need Boosters
Here’s hoping you will  be an Eleventh District Booster, and get your name on the Booster Honor Roll --  just click on ________________.    Many thanks to recent BOOSTERS:  Joan Gephardt, Livonia;  Hannah & Don Donigan, Commerce; Nadine & Chris Nichols, Commerce; Agnes Bongero, South Lyon; Roy Brown, Highland; Jim Brixey, Rochester Hills;  Rowland Hwang, Northville; Alexander Ashkenazi, Auburn Hills; Douglas Andridge, Livonia; Leonard Graham, Livonia;  Les Caulford, South Lyon.

Fellow Democrats.  That’s it for now.  Hold fast to our ideals.  Don’t weaken.  Fight the good fight.  Best wishes to all.  Jim


Problems?  Suggestions?  Please call me ( 248-624-7228) or email (jim.eleventh@gmail.com).