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2018 0502 Early May eNews

posted Jun 13, 2018, 7:52 AM by Douglas County Democrats

Dear NCW Democrats and friends,


Thank you to all who volunteered to help make the Nason Creek Rest Area fundraiser a success.  We appreciate the many donations of goods and time.  Your efforts enabled us to raise hundreds of dollars for use in hosting upcoming events and candidate support.  We met many traveling Democrats, registered voters, built our party, and generally had a good time.  And just in case you missed the chance to help, you'll have another opportunity in September!  Please consider volunteering then.


As you know from our recent emails, it’s time to renew our PCO team.  We hope you’re planning to step up to the challenge—as a neighborhood PCO leader or team member.  Please call us if you have questions.  We’re also making calls to many of you.


Concurrently, candidates are busy visiting us at meetings and informal settings.  Take the opportunity to come shake their hands and ask them questions.  They need our support and we surely need them in Olympia and DC.  Filing week will also give us Democrats and progressive candidates to support.





NCW DEMOCRATS’ GENERAL MEETING: monthly program and business meeting—first Wednesday ea month,

Douglas Co Fire District #2, East Wenatchee.

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

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

·         PROGRAM:  Regular business meeting.  Announcements.  Originally scheduled candidate event has been rescheduled for 5/9 (see below).


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

·         Brunch with Shannon Hader on Wednesday morning, 11a—noon, O’Grady’s Pantry at Sleeping Lady, Leavenworth.  Hosted by NCW United.  All are welcome.

·         Meet-n-Greet/Q&A with Shannon Hader on Wednesday evening, 6:30-7:45p, Wenatchee Public Library auditorium.  Hosted by local Democratic organizations. All are welcome.


Opportunities to meet CD4 Democratic candidate, Christine Brown as she tours the entire district before filing for office on May 14!  (select “blue” links below for details).

·         Meet Christine Brown-Bridgeport on Wednesday morning, 5/9, 11a—1p, Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport.  Hosted by Christine Brown and Douglas Co Dems.  All are welcome.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-Coulee Dam on Wednesday evening, 5/9, 6:30-8:30p, Coulee Dam Town Hall.

·         Coffee with Christine-Grand Coulee on Thursday morning, 5/10, 8-10a, Voltage Coffee, Grand Coulee.

·         Meet Christine Brown-Waterville on Thursday mid-day, 5/10, 11:30-1:30p, Blue Rooster Café, Waterville.

·         Town Hall/Q&A with Christine Brown-East Wenatchee, Thursday evening, 5/10, 6:30-8:30p, Douglas County Fire District #2 Meeting Room, E Wenatchee.

·         Coffe with Christine-Rock Island on Friday morning, 5/11, 8-10a, Island Restaurant, Rock Island.

“DEMOCRATIC COFFEE BREAK” twice-monthly no-host daytime gathering of Democrats to share and organize —

1st & 3rd Tues ea month. 

·         WHEN:  Tues, May 15, 10a-noon,

·         WHERE:  Pybus Mkt concourse (near Ice Restaurant)


“TASTE ‘O POLITICS” monthly no-host “happy hour” gathering of Democrats to share and organize—last Thurs ea month.  

Please mark your calendar to attend the next “TO’P” on Thursday, May 26, 5—7p, location TBA (the weather might allow us to be out of doors!).





·         Great need for Democrats to step up to become a Democratic PCO for your precinct.  We want to fill all positions in NCW: 89 precincts in Chelan County and 47 in Douglas County! 

o   You are the grassroots activists who will make the difference to help elect the best people to represent us.

o   Help in this vital work to make sure everyone in your neighborhood knows how important it is to vote.

o   PCOs must file for this 2-year-term publicly elected office during the week of May 14—18, 2018. 

o   You may file online that week via the county elections websites OR complete the attached form and take/mail it in.  There is no fee to file. 

o   If your precinct presently has someone who is the PCO (and who is willing to continue), you can volunteer to be part of the team and help do the work. 

o   Email or call Bill or Karen if you are interested. 


Multiple upcoming events to assist with voter ID / voter turnout canvasses, AND voter registration:


·         May 27, “Flip The 8th” Canvass with Frances12:30—3:30p, Cashmere.

·         Help Register Voters at Pybus Market in June and September




·         May 21, “Independents Day” Candidate Event6:30 at Gustav’s, Leavenworth.  Meet Ann Diamond (LD12-1) and Bob Bugert (Chelan Co Comm). Hosted by NCW United.  RSVP.

·         May 30, CAFÉ Monthly Meeting5:30 dinner/6:30 program, 766 S Mission, Wenatchee

·         June 14, CD8 Candidate Roundtable, watch for details.  Co-hosted by NCW United and local Democratic organizations.

·         June 23Wenatchee PRIDE Festival 2018, Pybus Public Market, 11a—4p


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 16-17, WA-Democratic State Convention, Wenatchee Convention Center; volunteers and observers needed.

July 15 (Sun), 5-8p, NCWDem Summer Picnic, HydroPark, E Wenatchee; music, food, friends, candidates, kids activities.  All welcome!


August 11, NCWDem Summer Ice Cream Social, Walla Walla Pt Park;

August 22-26, NCW District Fair, Waterville; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

Sept 5-9, Chelan County Fair, Cashmere; volunteers needed for Democratic Booth

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

November 6, GENERAL ELECTION and election night watch party, location tbd

December Winter In-Gathering, date/location tbd


Watch for emails with additional info, dates/events to consider.


Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats, 509-630-3055

Bill Miller, Chair, Democrats of Chelan County, 425-444-9598

Dan Maher, Chair, 12th LD Democrats, 509-433-7336