Spring is here!

Happy Spring!

We hope you are enjoying the lovely weather. This month we give thanks for the Earth and pledge to protect her for future generations. There are many wonderful outdoor events happening in our St. Mary’s community -- get involved wherever you can!

Democratic Club

The Club held a meeting on March 18. The speaker was Rosa Hance from the Southern Maryland Sierra Club. To view the minutes, click here.

Democratic Central Committee

Vacancy Announcement

The Democratic Central Committee is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Committee. Because the Committee must be gender-balanced, this position is open only to male applicants. To be eligible for consideration, an individual must be male and a registered Democrat voter in St. Mary's County. This is an unpaid position. The successful applicant will serve out the remainder of the current term, which ends in June 2022.

Interested individuals may apply by submitting a resume to Shane Mattingly, Chair, at smcdemocrats@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 19, 2019.

Interviews will be scheduled subsequent to the review of submissions. The Committee will hold a vote to select the new member at its regular public meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad, 21685 FDR Blvd., Lexington Park, MD 20653.

For more information, contact Caroline King at 240-538-8670 or smcdemocrats@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

April 14, Noon-4 p.m.

Earth Day on the Square in Leonardtown -- The Democrats will have a booth at this event and would love a few more volunteers to greet people and hand out treats. If you’re interested in helping out, even for just an hour, email us.

April 15, 7 p.m.

Democratic Club Meeting, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad in Lexington Park. For the agenda, click here.

May 20, 7 p.m.

Democratic Club Meeting, Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad in Lexington Park.

May 31, 6 p.m.

Skipjack Gala, Olde Breton Inn, Leonardtown

Come out for the Democratic Central Committee’s largest fundraiser of the year! See the full flyer below and purchase tickets here.


March News

March is here and spring is right around the corner! We'll all be getting busier as events and activities start to fill our calendars. Make sure to pencil in these dates:

Democratic Club Meeting

The Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m.; location is the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. For February's meeting minutes, click here. You can view the agenda for the March meeting at this link.

Earth Day on the Square

The St. Mary's Democrats will participate in the Town of Leonardtown's annual Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 14. We will need volunteers to help set up, work our table, and take everything down at the end. Be on the lookout for a signup soon.

Skipjack Gala

The Democratic Central Committee will host its biggest fundraiser of the year on the evening of Friday, May 31 at Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown. More details forthcoming!

Help STILL Needed

The Democratic Club is urgently in need of people to step up and be a part of the Events Committee and Communications Committee. The Events Committee will work with the Democratic Central Committee to coordinate and rally volunteers for events sponsored by the DCC, as well as help organize club-sponsored events. The Communications Committee will assist with the Democrats' website, social media, and email newsletter to promote club events and activities. Please email us at smcdemocrats@gmail.com if you are interested in these positions!

 

See you on March 18.

 


February 2019 News

We hope you're having a fantastic February. Here are a few notes to catch you up with the St. Mary's County Democrats:

Club Meetings

At our January Democratic Club meeting, we elected some new officers: Julia Nichols as 1st Vice President and Bonnie Kelnberger as 2nd Vice President. Members also voted for Darlene Johnson to continue as Secretary. (Elections for President and Treasurer are scheduled for Dec. 2019/Jan. 2020). The club also discussed some ideas for how to be more active in 2019. To see the meeting minutes, click here.

The February club meeting will be Feb. 18, 7 p.m., at the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, chair of the Maryland Democratic Party, will be there as part of her statewide listening tour. View the full agenda here. We hope you will join us!

HELP NEEDED

The Democratic Club is urgently in need of people to step up and be a part of the Events Committee and Communications Committee. The Events Committee will work with the Democratic Central Committee to coordinate and rally volunteers for events sponsored by the DCC, as well as help organize club-sponsored events. The Communications Committee will assist with the Democrats' website, social media, and email newsletter to promote club events and activities. Please email us at smcdemocrats@gmail.com if you are interested in these positions!

Membership Has Its Rewards

For 2019, the Democratic Club is running a membership incentive program. Each month, anyone who joins or renews their membership will be added to a drawing for a small prize. (As a reminder, dues are just $20 for individuals; $30 for families.) We will hold the drawings at the monthly club meetings, and you must be present to win. If you encourage a friend to join, let us know and your name will be added again for a better chance at winning. At the December meeting, we will include everyone from the entire year in a drawing for something a little larger. Join us, renew your membership, and bring your friends!!

See you on February 18.