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Tuesday, August 14th, 6pm social dinner, 7pm business meeting, Adam's Taphouse, Prince Frederick
*Note Irregular Meeting Schedule in August Due to Outreach Events*

Agenda:

  • To be announced soon

 

Notes:

  • Back-to-School Drive: Please bring school supplies.
  • 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!

 

 

 

CCDCC Booth Wine and Funk Festival

Join the Calvert County Democratic Club at the 4th Annual Southern Maryland Wine, Jazz, R&B, and Funk Festival on Saturday, August 18th . Pick any 2-hour shift from 10am to 8:30pm. Come and say hi to your friends and neighbors while enjoying great music, excellent food, beer and wine, and fun activities. The Democratic Club will be talking to passersby, handing out some information, and promoting Democratic values during the event, so make sure to stop by and show your support.

If you can come out to work the table, please contact Jeanette and let her know!

Encourage your favorite Candidates to attend as well; there will be many Calvert voters walking by and this is an excellent opportunity to meet them.

CCDCC At the Wine and Funk Festival

 

Event Date

CCDWC At North Beach Farmers' Market

Join the Calvert County Democratic Women’s Club at the North Beach Farmer’s Market on Friday, August 10th from 6 to 8:30. Come and say hi to your Club friends while enjoying seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding plants. You can sample the wines from Calvert County wineries and enjoy viewing some of the coolest vehicles in the area at the Classic Car Cruise-In. The Democratic Women’s Club will be talking to passersby, handing out some information, and promoting Democratic values during the event, so make sure to stop by and show your support.

If you can come out to work the table, please contact Jeanette and let her know!

Encourage your favorite Candidates to attend as well; there will be many Calvert voters walking by and this is an excellent opportunity to meet them. Contact the Democratic Women’s Club for more information.

CCDWC Farmers Market

 

Event Date

Donkey Ears Big Hit at Green Expo

Posted 06 June 2018

CCDWC Green Expo
                                         Photography by Jackie Cutlip-Niles

The Democratic Women's Club hosted a booth at the Calvert Green Expo to discuss sustainability and environmental policy with Calvert voters! They handed out re-usable grocery bags, water bottles, drawstring backpacks, and napkins made from plastics. Children were thoroughly entertained by decorating and wearing their donkey ears. We are so grateful to Harriet Gossett and Mary Ellen Gibson for their hard work preparing this craft for the kids and staffing the tent!   

Fair-goers showed strong interest in local Democratic candidates and we were lucky tCCDWC Green Expo Bootho have candidates Holly Budd, Matt Bennett, Jeanette Flaim, and Helenmary Ball on hand to talk to everyone who came by! There was also plenty of campaign literature from our candidates available for interested voters, and the candidate summary packet made up by the Democratic Club. The Women’s Club would like to specifically thank all the other wonderful volunteers: Cindy Peil, Linda Copeland, and Jackie Niles.

Don’t miss out on the fun – 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, please sign up here or contact Jeanette Flaim by email or text 301-938-2902. Also, be sure to check out our next booth at the NAACP Community Day in Jefferson Patterson Park on  June 16th from 11am to 5pm.  We also need volunteers to staff this booth. If you can spare a couple extra hours, please contact Hagner Mister by email or call 410-474-5269.

 

 

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

CCDWC Farmers' Market
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.

CCDWC Julie Veratti

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.

CCDWC Farmers Market        CCDWC Farmers Market

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.

 

 

 

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.

CCDCC Spies and Tea

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.  

 

 

 

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