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2018 0424 Late-April e-news / COOKIES NEEDED!

posted Apr 25, 2018, 10:27 AM by Douglas County Democrats   [ updated Apr 25, 2018, 10:31 AM ]

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,


Spring is here, thankfully.  New growth and color, warmer weather, cleansing rains—all remind us to be hopeful and to dig into important tasks ahead.


Over the past 7-10 days, we said “hello” to CD8 candidates Kim Schrier and Shannon Hader as they worked their way throughout NCW.  They’ll be back, as will Jason Rittereiser and CD4 candidate Christine Brown.  Each of them has told us how valuable it is to meet you and hear your comments, answer your questions.  We've offered support to each of the candidates, in hopes that meeting them will help you decide who will earn your votes in August and November.  

As Democrats, we've also continued to express our thoughts through voting, contacting elected officials, and by showing up at canvasses, forums, and rallies.  Each civic action matters.  We know there’s a lot to do, but many people are working hard to right this ship.  Please join in when you can.



·         April 27-29Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; Dems to staff rest stop booth and serve cookies/coffee/conversation to Stevens Pass travelers!  Cookies and volunteers needed!  SIGN UP HERE (control+click)! (or cut/paste this link:  Twice each year our county organizations staff the Nason Creek Rest Stop as a community service and to raise donated funds that help with our annual operating expenses.  It’s also a soft way to advertise that Democrats are alive and well in NCW and to do some internal team-building!  Please consider helping by donating cookies or other supplies (see the list via the link) or by volunteering to spend a couple of hours in the good company of other Dems and weekend travelers—you meet the most interesting people.  This will be a great weekend! 

The schedule, so far (need 2 per shift):






Fri, April 27, 2018

Karen K

Dick A

Dick A

Pam M

Dick A

Pamela P



Sat, April 28, 2018

Karen K


Frances T


Sun, April 29, 2018

Pam M

Lois R



Karen K

Bill M

Donations to-date:

Past experience suggests we’ll need ~125 dozen cookies and add’l supplies for a 3-day weekend (maybe more, as this is Apple Blossom!).  So far, 45 doz cookies and various supplies have been donated (thank you, to all who’ve signed up!)  There’s still plenty of opportunity for you!  If you can make or purchase cookies/etc or spend a few hours staffing the booth, your contributions will really help!  PS Homemade or store-bought—all are fine.

***If you intend to donate cookies or other supplies, you can call or text 509-630-3055 for pick-up/delivery options OR bring them to “Taste O’ Politics” on Thursday evening!




“Taste O’ Politics” Democratic Gathering: monthly no-host evening social gathering of Democrats and friends

·         WHEN: Thursday, April 26 (last Thurs ea mo), 5—7pm

·         WHERE:  Jones Tasting Room, Pybus Market, Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Relaxed political discussion among friends, sharing info about upcoming events.  Bring friends


“Coffee Break” Democratic Gathering: twice-monthly no-host social gathering of Democrats and friends

·         WHEN: Tuesday, May 1 and 15 (1st and 3rd Tues ea month), 10a—noon

·         WHERE:  In the center concourse near Ice Restaurant, Pybus Market, Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Enjoy political discussion among friends, share about upcoming events.  Drop by for a few minutes or an hour!


NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month, Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

·         WHEN: Wednesday, May 2, 6:30p social/7:00p meeting

·         WHERE:  Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, 377 Eastmont Ave, E Wenatchee

·         PROGRAM:  Candidate announcements.  Brief business meeting to follow.  Refreshments. (Shannon Hader will not attend on 5/2, but will be in NCW on 5/9).   



Wednesday, 5/9 opportunities to meet CD8 Democratic candidate Dr. Shannon Hader (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Coffee with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning in Leavenworth.  Details in next email.

·         Canvass with Shannon Hader in Wenatchee/E Wenatchee, times tba.  Volunteers welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader, Wednesday evening, 6:30—7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library, 309 Douglas St, Wenatchee.  Hosted by NCW Democrats.  Public event – all are welcome!

MULTIPLE opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate Christine Brown.  Join Christine as she travels throughout the 4th Congressional District during the week before Candidate Filing Week.  Meet her and let her know what’s important to you.  Brief schedule below.  More details to follow—please mark your calendars and bring friends.

·         Monday, 5/7 Oroville, Omak, Okanogan

·         Tuesday, 5/8 Winthrop, Twisp

·         Wednesday, 5/9 Bridgeport, Grand Coulee, Coulee Dam, time and locations tbd

·         Thursday, 5/10 Waterville, East Wenatchee, time and locations tbd

·         Friday, 5/11 East Wenatchee morning coffee, Ephrata, Moses Lake, time and locations tbd

·         Saturday, 5/12 other locations in the 4th Congressional District



·         May 14-18, CANDIDATE FILING WEEK:  Consider filing to become a PCO for your precinct!  Call us—we’ll have fun doing GOOD together!

·         May 27 (Sunday), FLIP THE 8TH CANVASS with Frances – Cashmere: SIGN UP HERE! (or cut/paste this link:  Learn how to do the grassroots work that’s needed to turn out with every voter!  Many future opportunities to help.




·         April 25 (Wed), CAFÉ monthly meeting, 5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission St, Wenatchee.  Community for the Advancement of Family Education, a 501c3 organization providing support and education to the immigrant communities of NCW.

·         April 26 (Thurs), STAND AGAINST RACISM—WENATCHEE, 9a—3:15p WVCollege campus, hosted by Wenatchee YWCA.  Info HERE.

·         Register NOW thru 5/11: Climate Conversations NCW Eco-Challenge – “The NCW EcoChallenge is a community-wide competition only for Chelan and Douglas county residents.  Participants challenge themselves to try new, environmentally-friendly behaviors for two weeks. You choose the behaviors you want to commit to doing (from dozens of options) and report your progress online daily. In addition to learning how to reduce your carbon footprint, you have a chance to win valuable individual prizes and cash for the nonprofit agency* of your choice!”  INFO AND SIGN-UP HERE! 

·         June 23 (Sat), 11a—3p: Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Market

·         June 26 (Tues): Naturalization Ceremony, time and location tba.


Please mark your calendar for these important dates:


May 14-18, Statewide Candidate Filing Week; file to run for PCO or other elected office!

June 14 (Thurs), CD8 Candidate Forum – Hader/Rittereiser/Schrier, hosted by NCWUnited, time and location tba (probably evening at Cashmere Riverside Center)

June 15-16, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

June 16, 23, 30, July 7 (Saturdays)Voter Registration at Pybus: Help staff a table and register voters, provide voter info.  Non-partisan activity, volunteering with CAFÉ.  SignUp here!

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music by The Saddlerockers, food, candidateskids activities.  All welcome!  SignUp here!


August 11(Sat), NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;  SignUp here!

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth.  Sign-up coming soon.

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth.  Sign-up coming soon.

Sept 15, 22, 29, Oct 6 (Saturdays), Voter Registration at Pybus: Help staff a table and register voters, provide voter info.  Non-partisan activity, volunteering with CAFÉ.  SignUp here!

Sept 28-30, Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser; cookies and volunteers needed!  Sign-up coming soon.

November 6GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd.  Sign-up coming soon.

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd


Watch for future emails with dates/events to consider.  Moving into the election season, 2017 candidates will appreciate your donations of time and/or money.  Please engage as you are able.


Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats

Douglas County Democrats,
Apr 25, 2018, 10:28 AM