December 04, 2022
|January 6, 2023|
Happy New Year, Fellow Democrats!
We made it to 2023 and what a way to start the new year by watching the dysfunctional Republicans in Congress! This is going to be a wild ride for the next 2 years. Better fasten your seatbelts and place your seats in an upright position. I think they are going to crash!
We are still planning to be out in the county doing deep canvassing. We might not get started as early as we like, but we will get this going. If you are not familiar with that, it means we will be knocking on doors to see just what it is people are most concerned about and what would motivate them to get out and vote. If you are available to help us out, please contact Barb at 937.303.2221. No one will go out on their own.
We are currently getting signatures for Victoria Maddox to run for City Council member at-large. She needs 75 signatures on her petition to run. If you live within the Bellefontaine City limits, are a registered Democrat or Independent and would like to sign her petition, please let me, Barb or Victoria know. We will come to you! We still need 35 signatures, so please help us out on this if you can. Thanks!
Likewise, we will be discussing meeting dates and times at our January meeting. LC Solid Waste is a free location to use and works great for us, but they sponsor 4-H groups, and they meet on Wednesdays, so the facility is not available on the last or 3rd Weds of the month through June. Currently, we have scheduled the 2nd Weds of the month for our meetings until July. This will be a short turn around from Jan meeting to Feb meeting, but not much we can do about it. We can change it again in July if needed, or leave as is. We have also had a request to have the meetings start at an earlier time, so we will be discussing that as well. The Executive Committee will decide and vote on this at a January meeting.
Our Holiday dinner was a fantastic event! Such a great location at the Red Apple Barn, and the Fulton’s are great hosts! We collected $170 for our Adopt-a-Family during the dinner. We had way too much food, and it was all good. Furthermore, we also had music and entertainment. 26 people attended, and it was just an all around great time. Please plan to attend next year as we will be doing this again.
The Adopt-a-Family went very well. We raised over $600 for 3 children and with Suzanne’s expert wrapping capabilities, we were able to get the gifts delivered prior to the winter storm arriving. Thanks to all who donated or helped in any way! We couldn’t do it without you!
So the program to help out with past due lunches at our local schools is still being developed. Anyone who is willing to help work on this can call Sue. This is an investment in future voters, so we feel it will be a very worthwhile program. We hope to have more details soon.
We are still working on establishing a group of young Democrats to help with our activities and to get them involved in moving our party forward. If you were interested in helping out with this project, please let us know.
The Logan County Democrats are again looking for someone to fill our secretary position. Mandie Rudolph has resigned due to personal reasons. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested, please let us know.
With the death of Democrat Tom Smith, a position for Jury Commissioner is open for appointment. There is one Republican and one Democrat on the commission, which is appointed by the common pleas judge. If the Logan County Dems have someone they would like to recommend, we can pass that name along to Judge Braig. These commissioners conduct the jury selections. We would like to send a recommendation for this position, so if you are interested, let us know.
At our December meeting, Christine Greenwald was nominated for Central Committee Representative for First ward A and was approved. Thank you, Christine, and welcome!
The Logan County Democrats are always looking for candidates to run in future campaigns. Please give this some serious thought. We will support you in any way possible, and nobody will work any harder to get you elected! You can look on the BOE website to see what positions will be open.
The next Logan County Grassroots Democrats meeting is January 11 at 7:30pm at LC Solid Waste. Contact Barb Gant if you have any questions. 937.303.2221.
Our next LC Democrats monthly meeting is Wednesday, January 25 At 7pm at the LC Solid Waste. We will still post it on Facebook.
Here is the link for zoom:
Meeting ID: 832 6205 5731
or call in on your phone at One tap mobile
Thank you for supporting our Logan County Democrats!
Our contact info:
Mail: PO Box 124 Huntsville, Oh 43324