Women's Club

Primary Pre-Election Rally with Congressman Hoyer

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Join Congressman Steny Hoyer and Many Other Democratic Candidates on June 23rd!

The Democratic Central Committee is hosting a Pre-Election Rally on Saturday, June 23rd at Democratic Headquarters in Prince Frederick from 12-2 p.m. Joining us will be Congressman Steny Hoyer, Maryland Senate President Mike Miller and candidate for governor Rushern Baker. Many local Democratic candidates will also be attending. 

Don't miss this chance to enjoy some free food and good company with fellow Calvert Democrats and leaders in our community and state. There will also be several opportunities to learn more about upcoming volunteer opportunities. This will likely be our last chance to get together before the Primary elections on June 26th, and there's plenty of work to be done leading up to the Primary and beyond.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to the event's Facebook page so we can be sure to have enough food and drink for everyone. Hope to see you there!

 

Event Date

Don't Miss Our Next Monthly Meeting

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Tuesday, July 10th, 6pm social dinner, 7pm business meeting, Adam's Taphouse, Prince Frederick

Agenda:

  • We will be awarding the final Scholarship to our 2018 recipients!

 

Notes:

  • This month, the CCDWC is suspending its food drive for a sanitary napkin drive. Please bring in unscented sanitary pads in their original, unopened packaging. Let’s ensure that all Maryland women are treated with dignity.
  • Club Dues ($25/annually on a sliding scale by need, $10 minimum) may be paid at the meeting or by mailing to:

Margaret H. Phipps
7445 Briscoe Turn Road
Owings, MD 20736
* If writing a check, please make payable to CCDWC *

New members can fill out a membership form online here, or download the form here.
Contact Club President, Renée Lafayette (CCDWomensClub@gmail.com), for more info. Follow the CCD Women's Club on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

 

CCDWC at Dragon Boat Races

Posted 12 June 2018

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End Hunger provides a lot of relief for hungry people in Calvert County, and the Democratic Women’s Club wanted to show their appreciation. They hosted their booth at the event in North Beach on Saturday and handed out water and sports drinks for fair attendees. Several candidates were there to also support End Hunger, as well as talk to fair-goers about the upcoming election.

Women's Club Shows off at the North Beach Farmer's Market

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Photography by Jackie Cutlip-Niles

Posted 27 May 2018

The Calvert Democratic Women's Club was pleased to host a booth at the fun-filled North Beach Farmers’ Market on Friday. Julie Verratti, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, stopped by to speak about her background and her goals for Maryland as well as to sample beer from the local breweries.

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The Club was able to reach many Market attendees with candidate and voter information. Kids loved the small flags for Memorial Day Weekend (thanks to Harriet Gossett for providing) and parents loved the re-usable grocery bags, water bottles, drawstring bags and coffee mugs.

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Women’s Club members and candidates for the Democratic Central Committee: Jeanette Flaim, Missy Miller, and Helenmary Ball; helped run the booth along with candidate for office, Holly Budd. Several other Calvert County candidates stopped by to help out and talk to voters: Jason Fowler, Tammy Fowler, Matt Bennett, and Rick Piereck. We thank them for all their hard work and help, and a big thanks to all who came out.

CCDWC Farmer's Market Julie Veratti    CCDWC Farmers Market

Don’t miss the next events: Calvert’s Green Expo and End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival. The Women’s Club could use help at the Expo at Annmarie Gardens on June 2nd, especially from 3pm to 5pm. And we’re still looking for a whole slate of volunteers for the Dragon Boat Races at the North Beach Boardwalk on June 9th from 7:30am to 3:30pm. If you can volunteer at either event, please contact Jeanette Flaim by email or text 301-938-2902. If you can’t volunteer, still stop by and just say hello.

 

 

 

Election Day Coverage

CCDCC PollsJune 26th is fast approaching and we’ve got 23 precincts that need coverage! Sign up today to help staff a booth at your precinct (or any other precinct in the County). We need people to greet voters as they arrive, pass out sample ballots, speak with people, and most importantly: Thank people for voting! All it takes is just two hours on Primary Day: June 26th 2018, and it is great practice for the Mid-Terms in November. Please sign up now. All the precincts are listed on the webform, just scroll down to find the precinct where you would like to volunteer and place the time slots you wish to be there in the comment section. Any questions, please call the office at 410-414-3660 or email: ccdemoffice@gmail.com.

Civil War Spies Reminisce over Tea and Crumpets

Posted 10 May 2018CCDCC Spies and Tea

Spies recounted their stories at the Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club fundraiser last week. The community came out in their garden skirts and tea hats to support the Democratic Scholarship Fund and enjoy an enormous spread of snacks and sandwiches.

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While the audience sipped and snacked, two actresses performed as historical Women in History. Vernice Jackson‘s brilliant portrayal of Mary Elizabeth Bowser was gripping. Mary Elizabeth was an enslaved woman working in the Confederate White House in Richmond where she spied on Jefferson Davis for the Union. Having received anCCDCC Spieas and Tea education in the North and possessing a photographic memory, Mary Elizabeth was a valuable asset to the Virginian abolitionist espionage efforts. Her intense tale is fascinating and Vernice Jackson played it beautifully.

The Club’s own Helenmary Ball performed the riveting role of Elizabeth Van Lew. Elizabeth Van Lew was an abolitionist who used her fortune and connections as a lady in Richmond’s high society to build an elaborate spy network for advancing the Union cause. Being willing to give up both her family's wealth and her high social standing, Elizabeth was solely dedicated to seeing an end to slavery in the United States. Helenmary captured that essence and enthralled as both a genteel Southern lady and a scheming Union spy.

The performance is a production of Women in History, a non-profit corporation dedicated to education of all people through the dramatic re-creation of lives of notable women in U.S. History. To read more about either Elizabeth Van Lew or Mary Elizabeth Bowser, visit the Women in History website

Proceeds from the Tea go to the Women’s Club Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Club awards four scholarships: one to a graduating senior from each of Calvert’s four high schools. The 2018 recipients will be receiving their awards at the next Women’s Club meeting, Tuesday, June 5th.  

 

 

 

Local Support for March for Our Lives

Posted 30 March 2018

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Last Saturday, March 24th, saw a movement that began with the teenagers in Florida but extended to all ages all across America. Hundreds of thousands attended March for Our Lives rallies in nearly 800 locations, the largest being in Washington D.C.  Many local Democrats were there to stand up for safe schools and an end to gun violence.

CCDCC at March for Our Lives

“I volunteered to register people to vote at the March for Our Lives!  We met up in the morning at the Georgetown University Law Center to pick up supplies and receive training.  It was a very well-coordinated event.  [The organizers] did a great job speaking to the volunteers to get us excited about what we were about to do. It may have been the biggest voter registration effort in history.”  -Kim Blair

“This is a movement I feel strongly about and I’m so glad I got the opportunity to show my support with one of my best friends. The entire day was moving and it really impacted me. I have faith in March for Our Lives and I am confident that change is coming.” - Yavor Gray (on the left), CASC Historian, HHS FBLA Historian

 

Want to share your stories or pics? Get in touch today!

 

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Let People Vote Voter Registration

Saturday, June 16 from 11 am to 2 pm and/or Saturday, June 16 from 2 pm to 5 pm  at  NAACP of Calvert County Community Day - Jefferson Patterson Park

Sign up here

Let People Vote is in need of 3-5 people to handle each event and will contact those who sign up to confirm all the details, including who will be responsible for each of the items listed below:
•    Folding table
•    Folding chairs
•    Voter Registration Forms – English/Spanish
•    Signs for table (Voter Registration/Voter Registration Updates)
•    Pens
Please plan to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the event.  
If you have any questions about the voter registration event(s), please contact Janet Bellizzi (jbellizzi13@gmail.com) or Darlene Bremer (darbremer@comcast.net).

 

Event Date

Women's Club Collecting Feminine Hygiene Products

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While the CCDWC is extremely pleased at the passage of bill ensuring that women in prison have access to menstrual hygiene products, the fact that the bill will not take affect for 6 months is upsetting. So this month, the CCDWC is suspending its food drive for a sanitary napkin drive. At the July 10th meeting, please bring in unscented sanitary pads in their original, unopened packaging. This Women’s Month, let’s ensure that all Maryland women are treated with dignity.

 

 

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