November 2015 Events

November 11th, 2015

Wed. November 18 6:30 – 8:30 pm – NODC Mtg – Movie Night – at Italia Gardens 1076 S Lapeer Rd, Oxford, MI 48371 [ map link ]

For this meeting we will be showing a documentary “Best of Enemies” Buckley vs Vidal


In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born.

– See more at:

Best of Enemies








Sun. November 22, 6 pm – 9 pm at UFCW Local 876 located at 876 Horace Brown Dr, Madison Heights, MI  [ map link
Please join the NODC at our table for the Oakland County Democratic Party Annual Phil Hart Dinner
Tickets are $70 each if you join us at our table for 10 people
Please contact Phil Reid 248-922-9203, if you would like to attend.


OCDP Phil Hart Dinner

September 2015 Events

September 1st, 2015

-  Mon. Sept. 7 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Please join the North Oakland Democratic Club as we walk to support Labor, and Melissa Gilbert for Congress, 8th District, and of course, our club! The parade route is almost one mile long and a lot of fun! The Parade begins at Renaissance High School 6558 Waldon Rd, Clarkston 48346 near Cherrylawn (across from Clarkston Union High), and ends on Miller Rd at Holcomb Rd near St. Daniel Church.

Melissa Gilbert - Labor Day









- Wed. Sept. 16 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NODC Mtg at Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen 54 S Main St, Clarkston MI 48346 – Jocelyn Benson, 2010 candidate for Michigan Supreme Court and Dean of the Wayne State University Law School will be speaking to our club.  Additional  speakers and agenda items to be announced.

Jocelyn Benson












- Sat. Sept. 19 9:30 am – 11:00 am Adopt-A-Road pickup up on Brown Rd between Joslyn Rd and Baldwin Rd, meet at Costco parking lot, 400 Brown Rd.  Bags, safety vests, and “picking sticks” will be provided, please bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp











- Sat. Sept 26 10:00 am – 5 pm – Septemberfest in Ortonville

Septemberfest 2014


Melissa Gilbert for Congress

August 17th, 2015

For more information about Melissa Gilbert, please check out this link:

Crains Business Detroit August 14, 2015

LANSING — Having ties to Hollywood could be a good thing for actress Melissa Gilbert, who plans to run for Congress in Michigan and will need a sizable war chest, political observers say.

One caveat: Her ability to leverage her name recognition while fundraising her campaign won’t easily offset the fact that she owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid federal taxes, which continues to grab headlines.

That could make it hard for Gilbert, a newcomer both to politics and to Michigan, to unseat an incumbent congressman in a Republican-leaning district.

Gilbert, an author and actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the 1970s TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” said she will run in 2016 as a Democrat in the 8th District, which spans Ingham and Livingston counties and northern Oakland County.


National analysts, from Charlie Cook’s The Cook Political Report to Washington-based political news source Roll Call, have pegged the 8th District as “likely” or “safe” Republican in 2016. Even so, the National Republican Congressional Committee has listed Bishop on its “Patriot Program” to help raise money for what it considers possibly vulnerable incumbents.

State party officials say they expect Bishop to return to Congress.

Bucholz said Bishop could benefit in a presidential-year election if voters perceive “party fatigue” and decide to elect a Republican to the White House.

But Ballenger said Democrats in general tend to do better in elections with a presidential race because turnout increases. This could be true if Democrats have a popular candidate, namely if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins the party’s nomination.


August 2015 Events

August 6th, 2015
Please join the North Oakland Democratic Club for a Summer Picnic fundraiser!   Saturday, August 15 4 pm to 8 pm
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 at the home of Fred and Nancy Miller,  875 N Baldwin Rd, Oxford MI 48371   [ Map link ]     Food, Fun, and Candidates,  Adults $10 each, Children under 18 $5 each
- Guests include Lisa Brown – Oakland County Clerk/Register of Deeds, Lavora Barnes – Michigan Democratic Party Chief Executive Officer, and Melissa Gilbert, candidate for Congress, 8th District!
- Please bring a dish/dessert  to pass,  NODC will provide Clarkston Union Mac & Cheese, hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks, water
-  also, please bring a donation for our ongoing support of the Oxford/Orion FISH Pantry,  (FISH wish list includes: July Pantry Wish List: canned chili; canned gravy; canned pineapple; canned mandarin oranges; boxed hamburger helper; boxed potatoes; boxed rice)
– for Information contact: Kevin Church, Treasurer,

Join the NODC for a Detroit River Cruise Saturday 08.22.15 noon at Diamond Jack’s River Cruise, Rivard Plaza Dock, 1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207, tickets are $10 if you R.S.V.P in time to claim one of the 14 tickets we have bought in advance.  Normal prices are approx. $15.  The two hour tour begins at 1 pm.


July Events 2015

June 10th, 2015

Sat. July 4 9 a.m – 11:30 a.m. Clarkston Independence Day Parade


Tues. July 14 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Oakland County Democratic Party Executive Committee Mtg at Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI

Wed, July 15 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – NODC July mtg. at Italia Gardens, 1076 S Lapeer Rd, Oxford, MI 48371  Guest speakers include Tunde Olaniran from Planned Parenthood Mid and South Michigan, and Gerald Hasspacher from the Sierra Club Metro Detroit.

Sat. July 18 8:30 am – 10:00 a.m. – Adopt-A-Road, Brown Rd between Joslyn and Balwin Rd (meet at Costco Parking Lot)