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Villages Democratic Club Meeting - Saturday December 13

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 DECEMBER 14 – SUNDAY FORUM
     “Future of American Public Education”

Do you care about the future of American public education? Join the debate and decide whether EPIC should join the Network for Public Education “grassroots alliance?

Read a complete description of the program. The meeting is at Colony Cottage Recreation Center at 2 p.m.

Join the group for popcorn, information and stimulating discussion.


 “DON’T MISS” EVENT – DECEMBER 14th

 

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A KAFFEE KLATSCH is “a casual gathering of people, especially for refreshments and informal conversation”. The Villages Democratic Club has just introduced this concept so that newcomers (and oldtimers) can get to know their Democratic neighors. These are scheduled in the next few weeks.

Numerous successful and well-attended Kaffee Klatschs were held in October and November. These are scheduled for January 2015:

  • Tuesday       January 13   10:30 a.m.  Fernandina     Andrew Lucas    412-551-1384
  • Friday          January 23   10:00 a.m. Gilchrist           Karlene Ruddy   240-481-9784
  • Wednesday January 28    7:00 a..m. Fernandina     Sharron Chiodo  352-750-0673

Attend your neighborhood Kaffee Klatsch and meet your Democratic neighbors. You can read more about this new program here.


UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OFFERS TO PERFORM FREE  SAME-SEX WEDDINGS

A federal appeals court ruled this month that a stay in the state’s gay-marriage ban case will be lifted at the end of the day January, 5.  The decison paves the way for same-sex couples to wed in Florida … unless Florida continues its objections.

Attorney General Pam Bondi could seek a stay from the U.S. Supreme Court, but the court has already denied similar requests for stay extensions in South Carolina, Alaska, Idaho and Kansas.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County is preparing to celebrate the arrival of marriage equality in Florida.  The congregation and its minister, Rev. Janet Onnie, hope to offer marriage ceremonies, free of charge, in the days following any decision that empowers same-sex couples to wed in Marion, Lake, or Sumter Counties.

If the current ruling is not appealed, the free weddings will be conducted in the afternoon and evenings of January 10, 2015. If you plan to marry, contact the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at uufmc2010@gmail.com.

 


Eleanor’s Hope for Women

 

The National Committee for the Preservation of Social Security and Medicare is introducing a new initiative geared to bringing equality to women  … equality in income, Social Security, Medicare  and Medicaid benefits. Read about this program here and/or go directly to Eleanor’s Hope.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday December 13
9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Democratic Club Meeting
Colony Recreation Center
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Saturday December 13 
Time and Course TBD
Love Dem Golfers 

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Sunday December 14
Sunday Forum
"Future of American Education"
 2:00 p.m. 
Colony Recreation Center
 
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Sunday December 14
 3:00 p.m. 
Move to Amend
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
7280 SE 135th St. Summerfield
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Tuesday December 16
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Sumter Landing
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Wednesday December 17 
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Spanish Springs
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Saturday December 20 
9:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Blue Crew on the Square
Brownwood 
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CANCELLED for DECEMBER
Tuesday December 23
 
9:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Democrats 
Tierra Del Sol Country Club

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