Our January membership meeting will feature discussion with Larry Seaquist
on the results of the 2014 election. We’ll be sharing ideas and thoughts for upcoming elections in 2015-16. We hope you can join us for this important conversation! For January our membership meeting will take place on the second Thursday (January 8th, 2015) at the Givens Community Center (Kitsap Room), 1026 Sidney Rd, Port Orchard, 98366. Our social begins at 6:30 PM with our meeting called to order at 7 PM. For additional information or questions please contact our vice-chair Jacquelyn Williams.
We’re looking for a few members to bring snacks for our social! If you wish to bring something, please contact John Barelli. Thank you so much in advance for your help.
With the partnership of many of our 26th LD Democrats, we have an official mailing list! For more information or to join the discussion, please visit here.
Committees are being formed today for many different functions within the 26th LD Democrats. If you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up the list will be available during our January meeting. For additional information or questions, please contact George Robison, chair.
Our 26th LD Democrats Re-Organization meeting will take place on Thursday, December 4th, 2014. The location for this meeting is the Givens Community Center (Kitsap Room), 1026 Sidney Road, Port Orchard 98366. Sign in begins at 6:30 PM and our meeting will be called to order at 7 PM. The agenda for this meeting can be accessed here. Proposed bylaws can be accessed here.
Members of our organization can run for any of our Executive Board positions, however only *elected Democrat Precinct Committee officers* within our legislative district may vote. Persons interested in becoming an appointed PCO please contact George Robison before our December Re-Organization meeting. For additional information or questions, please contact our current chair Carl Olson. Any difficulties with the pages listed above please contact Johanna Baxter. See you at our December meeting!
The April meeting of the 26th LD Democrats was called to order by our chair Carl Olson. Members and guests heard reports from Carl Olson (chair), Kathleen Tei (Pierce vice-chair) and Tony Otto (Kitsap vice-chair).
Treasurer George Robison gave us a brief overview of Public Disclosure Commission rules and regulations concerning donation limits.
Don Bartley, membership chair, shared that our membership grew by five members and we’re now at 25 percent of our goal.
Larry Seaquist, 26th legislative district representative, spoke about his re-election campaign briefly before turning to his legislative review. Topics covered included education, the Dream Act update, state grants and state support, the homelessness bill update, and medical marijuana.
Judy Arbogast, our candidate for state senate in the 26th district for State Senate spoke briefly.
We also heard from Nathan Schlicher, our candidate for house of Representatives (position 1).
Linda Streissguth, Kitsap county commissioner, spoke briefly about upcoming events for her campaign. Dave Peterson, Kitsap County Clerk, gave us a re-election update and explained services that the county clerk office provides. Finishing out our speakers for the evening was Paul Andrews who is running for the Kitsap county assessor position.
Good of the Order was announced and Lynda Filson spoke on behalf of the Gig Harbor Foundation to thank the 26th LD Democrats for volunteering for the Big Sports Gig in Gig Harbor. River Curtis-Stanley announced an option for carpooling to the State Convention in Spokane.
Our next meeting will be held on Thursday May 1, 2014 at Givens Community Center, Port Orchard, WA. Social reception begins at 6:30 pm while our meeting starts at 7 pm.
Special thanks to Nove and Barbara Meyers for our monthly after meeting get-together held at Everybody’s Cookhouse and Sports Theater.