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Find your new Democratic best friends at the Jan 14 Dem Club meeting

We're planning a special program to help Club members find and connect with other Democrats in your neighborhood, in your voting precinct and in The Villages

After brief opening remarks, Club member Marsha Shearer will talk about Democratic Neighbors Orientation, and Sumter County Democratic Party Vice President Cris Andersen will talk about the countywide Neighborhood Links program.

After that, you'll be asked to join your voting precinct captains, which means you'll be among your neighbors, so you can chat and get to know one another. If you don't remember your precinct number and can't lay hands on your Voter Information Card, we can look you up in the voter rolls.

So plan to attend Saturday, Jan. 14, at Colony Cottage Recreation Center, 510 Colony Blvd. The doors to the anteroom (Tea Room/Study), will open at 8:45 a.m. The meeting begins at 9:30 in The Parlor.

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DEm club leadership changes

Mike Faulk

Diane Foley

MIke Faulk hands off presidency to Vice President of Membership Diane Foley

Mike Faulk, who led us through the worst of the COVID pandemic, the nationally victorious 2020 presidential election, and the recent midterms, has decided to hand over his post.

Faulk formally transferred the presidency at Saturday's Club membership meeting to Diane Foley, the Club's vice president of membership.

Faulk finished hosting the meeting with a "State of the Club" address, thanking previous and current Club board members, all our volunteers and our more than 1,300 members.

He received a standing ovation. After Foley received the president's gavel, she presented Faulk a birthday card and cake on behalf of the Club, and the crowd sang "Happy Birthday."

"On behalf of the Club, I want to thank Mike for his commitment and leadership." Foley said. "I am honored that he and the board have put their faith and trust in me to carry the VDC forward. He will be my mentor."

The next board election will occur at the March 2023 membership meeting. At present, nominations for all board officers are open, including president, vice president/membership, vice president/programs, vice president/communications, secretary, treasurer, and parliamentarian.

The new board officers begin their terms April 1.

Members interested in becoming candidates should contact Nominating Committee Chair Susan Blalock: sblalock742@aol.com

Meeting video highlights

Mike Faulk's "State of the Club" remarks and resignation announcement begin at the 1:00.34 mark in the YouTube video linked below.

Saturday's meeting also featured leaders of the Democratic Public Education Caucus of Florida and its Help Out Public Education political committee. Their presentation begins early in the meeting video. It includes ways you can volunteer and donate.

There's also a fun slideshow. See how many Democrats you recognize!

Thank you, Mike Connifey for shooting, editing and posting.

Watch Meeting   Meeting Slide Show

A Message from The Villages Democratic Club Board

The Villages Democratic Club deplores and denounces any hate speech in Florida and in this country. This hatred has no place in our community or our society. TVDC has always welcomed diversity and promoted inclusivity.  We also stand with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in denouncing the terrorist threats to their homes, schools, and families and offer our deep concerns for their safety.  You can read about the incidents below. 



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