THE VILLAGES, FL

 THE VILLAGES DEMOCRATIC CLUB WELCOMES YOU!

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DEMS NEIGHBORS ORIENTATION

Neighbors

— NEW TO THE VILLAGES?

— CURIOUS ABOUT YOUR NEW DEMOCRATIC NEIGHBORS?

— WANT TO MEET FELLOW DEMOCRATS?

— WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE VILLAGES DEMOCRATIC CLUB?

THEN WE HAVE AN EVENT FOR YOU!!!

DATE/TIME SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7TH, 1:45 — 3:45

LOCATION: COLONY COTTAGE RECREATION CENTER

B. HOWARD “BILL” PENIX 352-633-9085 bhpenix62@gmail.com

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FEBRUARY MEETING

The Villages Democratic Club monthly meeting will be held on Saturday, February 13, at Colony Cottage. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. for refreshments, and registration.  The program begins at 9:45.

The meeting will feature the annual Volunteers Jobs Fair, based on the results of a recent members’ interest survey. Club members will have the opportunity to browse the display tables, and sign up for issue team(s) of their choice.

The final slate of officers will be presented for election at the March meeting, and there will be a reminder/description about Florida’s Presidential Primary Election.  

If you are one of the 18,000 plus registered Democrats in The Villages and haven’t join the Club, you can do so before the meeting.

The Club will be collecting food for St. Vincent De Paul.  They need cereal, peanut butter, jelly, boxed and canned pasta, pasta sauce, pork and beans, canned fruits and vegetables, and paper products.

NOTICES

Valentine’s Day Party on Saturday February 13th

 

Liberal + Independent Ladies (LIL) Debate

HILLARY vs BERNIE

Friday, February 12th at 1:00 pm
at Laurel Manor Recreation Center
Brown Bag Lunch Meeting
(men are welcome too)

An exciting discussion between advocates from each side:

HILLARY – by Nancy Hurlbert, President of Lake County Democratic Women’s Club, and past president of Lake County DEC.

BERNIE – by Marsha Shearer, Villages Democratic Club member and Villages Environmental Club member.

Email Sue Azia at sazia67@gmail.com or call at 352-350-6184.

Help Wanted on Membership Database

If you know and enjoy using EXCEL and would be interested in helping out in our Membership Department, please contact Helen Kelly at helenkelly2009@gmail.com for more information about this need.

DEMOCRATS COMING OUT IN DROVES

This was the scene at the January Democratic Breakfast … the restaurant was filled ! 

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Recent meetings have seen standing room only and even overflow crowds!

At the January meeting, latecomers watched and heard Rep. Patrick Murphy’s speech from an auxiliary room. This is an excellent sign for Democratic success in the 2016 election!

In addition to the attendance at regular meetings, participation is strong in a wide variety of events. There is something for everyone.  See the events listed to the right. We welcome new ideas … anything to bring Democrats together and to help Democrats get elected!

And, don’t forget to look at several new posts listed underneath this photograph.

TVD Alan Grayson

DID YOU KNOW?

  • The Villages is promoted as a Republican stronghold. Yet 30% of the registered voters in The Villages are Democrats. Put a different way, there are upwards of 18,000!!! registered Democrats residing in the Villages. With another 16% registered Independents that means there are almost 50% potential Democratic voters in 2016.
  • Our Democratic Club has almost 1,300  members of these groups and is one of the largest and most active clubs in the state of Florida.  Let’s continue growing our membership. Try to bring a neighbor or resident friend to the meeting and help them see that they are NOT ALONE.

Spotlight

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2016 Officer NomineesThe Villages Democratic Club presented its nominees for Officers in the year 2016.
January 9, 2016 MeetingThis post contains details of Rep. Patrick Murphy's background. Rep. Murphy, who is running for U.S.
Presidential Primary Calendar  When is the Florida Presidential Primary? When do other states hold their primaries?Is the election restricted by party or is it determined by party caucus.  This primary calendar will help you answer those questions.
Water Works - Villages Environmental Club January 20The Villages Environmental Club brings the Sierra Club to The Villages with a presentation specifically addressing this area of Florida called Water Works. If you are concerned about the quality and availability of water and its effect on every aspect of life in the tri-country area, you need to attend.
OBAMA: Promises made ... promises kept.President Obama has accomplished so much during his terms in office. If your nay-saying neighbors need a little convincing, just show them this list of  promises kept.
Do these actions represent you? Read this excellent article written by our own Marsha Shearer. It appears in Villages-News.com. You can go there to view the comments.
December 12th Meeting Dave Koller, 11th Congressional District candidate, spoke to the club outlining why he is running for Congress and his goals for the campaign.
If Money is Speech ...If money is speech, then we can all have as much speech as we can afford. What's more American than that? If Money is Speech, The Most Influential Man says: "Stay silent, my friends." But if you really want to be heard, then actions speak louder than words: visit democracyforall.
MUST READ! The Enlightened VoterThe Enlightened Voter is a must read. The current issue discusses Illegal Immigration: Border Guards, Fences, Drones.
November 2015 Meeting The Villages Democratic Club November 14 monthly meeting featured Congressman Alan Grayson as speaker. Representative Grayson, a dynamic speaker, is currently a candidate for the United States Senate to replace Marco Rubio.  Rep.. Grayson is one of three outstanding Democratic candidates in the running to join Senator Bill Nelson in Washington.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Friday February 5
10:30 a.m. - noon
Coffee Klatch
El Santiago Recreation
2373 Enrique Dr.
Aixa Nuno 305-409-0217
Lois Puzey 770-856-2481
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Sunday February 7
1:45 p.m.
DEMS Neighbors Orientation
Colony Cottage
Bill Penix 352-633-9085
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Friday February 12
1:00 p.m. Brown Bag
Ladies Luncheon
Laurel Manor
Sue Azia 352-350-6184
sazia67@gmail.com
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Saturday February 13
9:45 a.m. (Doors Open 9:15)
Democratic Club Meeting
Colony Cottage
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Saturday February 13
7:00 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Party
Koller for Congress
Entertainment, Food, Auction
Eisenhower
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