The 2014 Kitsap County Democratic Convention and Legislative District (LD) 23, 26, and 35 Caucuses will be held Saturday, April 12, at Olympic High School, 7070 Stampede Blvd NW, Bremerton. All Democrats registered to vote in Kitsap County are invited to attend.
Registration for both the Convention and Caucuses will be between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. The Convention will officially convene at 10:00 AM. The LD Caucuses will convene during the Convention.*Donations are requested to help defray the costs of both, but are not required to participate.*
You may bring your own lunch, or enjoy snacks and beverages available onsite for purchase.
The business of the Convention shall be the adoption of a 2014 Kitsap County Democrats’ Party Platform and consideration of resolutions. Amendments to the platform and resolutions do not need to be submitted prior to the Convention. (Amendments to the platform are due at 11:00 am and resolutions must be submitted by 12:01 pm at the Convention)
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.
IMPORTANT: Pierce and Kitsap LD caucuses will not take place on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. Please see Washington State Democrats link here for additional information.
PCO Votebuilder Training (Kitsap Democrats)
Sunday March 9th from 1-3 PM
Katherine Woods’ home (chair, Kitsap County Democrats)
1128 Ironsides Ave, Bremerton, WA 98310
For additional questions or to RSVP for this event, please contact Katherine Woods [@encode@ email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” display=”by email”] or call (360) 471-5366.
An Evening Fundraiser hosted by Barbara and Nove Meyers
Honoring Congressman Derek Kilmer
Saturday, March 15 at 7 PM
Everybody’s American Cookhouse & Sports Theater
4215 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard 98366
To RSVP for this fundraiser, contact Sean Callahan [@encode@ email=”email@example.com” display=”by email”] or (206)696-0639
Kitsap Democrats March meeting
Monday, March 17th, 2014 6:30 PM social, 7 PM meeting starts
1195 Fairgrounds Rd, Bremerton 98311 (Eagles Nest at Kitsap County Fairgrounds)
Please join us as we discuss our upcoming county convention and more! More specific agenda items will be announced at a later date.
For additional information or to be added to the agenda, please email firstname.lastname@example.org [@encode@ email=”email@example.com” display=”Katherine Woods, Kitsap County Democrats chair”].
The 26th LD Democrats monthly membership meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Givens Community Center. The center is located at 1026 Sidney Avenue in Port Orchard. For our March meeting, we’re starting our social hour at 6:00 pm. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Meetings take place in the Kitsap Room at Givens Community Center in Port Orchard (address is 1026 Sidney Avenue,
Port Orchard, WA 98366).
For this month’s meeting we will be discussing “Why I Am A Democrat”. We will also be listening to presentations from guest speakers.
We’re going to have a gathering after our membership meeting at Everybody’s American Cookhouse & Sports Theater
at 4215 SE Mile Hill DR in Port Orchard. This is a casual gathering of our friends and family and we’d love to see you there!
Starting with our April meeting, the day will change from Tuesday to Thursday, with the same hours 6 PM for social hour, 7 pm for our meeting to begin.
For additional information please contact [@encode@ email=”firstname.lastname@example.org” display=”Carl Olson”], chair of the 26th LD Democrats.