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LOCAL DEMOCRATS - 2021 Jan 5 eNews

posted Aug 5, 2021, 8:26 PM by Douglas County Democrats
Dear NCW Democrats and Friends,

Away we go, into uncharted territory again!  Happy New Year and Welcome, 2021!

We're looking forward with enthusiasm to the Presidential Inauguration on Jan 20 and witnessing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris be sworn in.  There were some tense moments Monday during the leadership votes in the House of Representatives, but Nancy Pelosi eventually held the gavel high, an act that accompanied her bipartisan and welcoming statements.  And tonight/tomorrow, we wait as Georgia tallies runoff votes in an election that will determine the course of our democracy for decades to come.  Someday, this will become plot-material for spine-tingling books and films.  For now, it's high-anxiety time.  To everyone reading this, thank you for what you've contributed to take us toward a better tomorrow.

We'll make this brief tonight.

  • Status of recent and upcoming reorganization meetings (newly elected leadership),
  • Tomorrow's General Meeting and other important dates
  • Opportunity to answer the first Biden/Harris "call to action"

Drum roll, please!

Reorganization meetings for Democrats of Chelan County and Douglas County Democrats were held on Saturday, December 12, 2020, and new leadership was elected.  Publicly elected Precinct Committee Officers in attendance for each county voted to elect the following officers, who will serve two-year terms.  CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

Douglas County Democrats

Chair: Karen Keleman

1st Vice-chair: Don Spurlock

2nd Vice chair: Mary Peterson

State Committee Member: Diane Young

State Committee Member: John "Stew" Steward

Treasurer: Pam Morris

Secretary: Rebecca Cattin

Democrats of Chelan County

Chair: Bill Miller

1st Vice-chair: Darlene Hernandez

2nd Vice-chair: John Haggerty

State Committee Member: Alma Chacon

State Committee Member: Ed Martinez

Treasurer: Frances Titus

Secretary: Mary Pekich

A reorganization meeting for the 12th Legislative District Democrats will take place on Saturday, January 9, at 1:00 pm via Zoom.  All Democrats are welcome to attend, but only 12th LD Elected Democratic PCOs in attendance will vote to elect a chair, vice-chair, state committee members (2), treasurer, and secretary.  The deadline to file your intention to run for office is 11:59 pm TONIGHT (all nominations must be submitted by completing this form  Elected PCOs and others interested in attending must RSVP by completing this form.  :  Meeting login info will be sent to you after RSVP.

Joint General Meeting of the Democrats of Chelan County and Douglas County Democrats (aka NCW Democrats), the first Wednesday of each month, will be held TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, from 6:00 - 7:30 pm (note change of meeting start-time).  All meetings are being held virtually.   All Democrats are welcome.  RSVP for a meeting link HERE (   The agenda for this meeting will include a welcome of new officers, brief presentation by staff from Chelan Douglas Community Action Councildiscussion of 2021 goals, and conduct of regular business.

Take a Democratic "Coffee Break"  Join with other Democrats any Tuesday between 11:00 am and noon, for a Zoom event.  Gathering provides an unstructured hour of conversation and discussion about topics of interest and upcoming events.  Drop in for an hour or a few minutes to meet other Dems!  RSVP for link HERE ( 

Presidential Inaugural Committee to Join National Day of Service on Martin Luther King Day  Join with local Democrats and Friends to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris!  We're planning a local event and will share details within the next day or two!  A no-contact, community-service, NCW-wide impact.  Turn our good thoughts into "good trouble" to Build Back Better!  Watch for details coming within a day or two!

REMEMBER:  On January 20 at 12:01 pm ET, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn into office as president and vice-president of the United States!

GA and the Senate:


Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the 80+ volunteers who responded - under a very short timeframe - to write postcards to over 4000 voters in Georgia!  We know your handwritten messages from NCW made a difference in turning out voters for today's historic election!  You are an amazing group of Democrats. Thank you, also, to those who phone banked voters and to those who made financial contributions.  Each effort matters!

Here's a message we received today from our contact organization for work in Georgia, "Today is the big day. The Georgia Senate runoffs will determine whether we achieve our central goal of flipping the Senate blue. No matter what happens, we couldn’t be prouder of everyone who stepped up, both in Georgia and the 2020 election cycle. On behalf of everyone at Flip the West, THANK YOU!"




Please consider supporting the ongoing work of our local Democratic Party to cultivate and recruit local candidates, build effective neighborhood teams, register and inform voters, participate in the statewide Democrat Party, and keep our NCWDem Headquarters Office OPEN!  Yes, the office is temporarily closed to the public, but we’re still doing work, responding to calls and emails, planning for the months ahead.  Your recurrent or one-time contribution (preferably split between our two county organizations) will allow us to plan for 2021 and beyond. 

·   Via ActBlue to Douglas County DemocratsDONATE/DCDems, or by mail to 630 Valley Mall Parkway #175, E Wenatchee 98802

·   Via ActBlue to Democrats of Chelan County: DONATE/ChelanDems, or by mail to PO Box 1610, Wenatchee 98801

·   By check made payable to NCW Democrats, 768 S Mission, Wenatchee 98801


On behalf of the Democratic Central Committees of Chelan and Douglas counties and our HQ Team, we look forward to seeing or talking with you soon.  Please take care of yourselves.


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

Karen Keleman, Chair, Douglas County Democrats (509-630-3055) – HQ Office, 768 S Mission, Wen (509-436-8899/leave a msg) HQ Office Hrs: temporarily CLOSED to the public.  MASKS REQUIRED.


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NCW Democrats (Democrats of Chelan and Douglas Counties): ncwdems@gmail.com