Archive for 2006

Two Action Items for this Saturday

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

This Saturday, October 21th, the Marcinkowski for Congress campaign plans to distribute literature in the Lake Orion and Clarkston areas.  More hands (and feet) make the work lighter!  We need your help!
* In LAKE ORION, meet at Starbucks, 590 S. Lapeer Rd, in Lake Orion (North of W. Clarkston Rd) meet at 10:00 – 10:30 AM,  [Map]
* In CLARKSTON, door-to-door from 10am-2pm.  Meet at Caribou Coffee, 6315 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston.[ Map]
Come and have a cup of coffee, and a chat,  and then join us!  We will have maps, lists, and literature, we are looking for people to help.
Please contact Phil Reid if you can attend at, 248-802-9203 (cell) or 248-922-9203 (home) and leave a message if you can be available

Or, contact Jamie Poller at 231-758-0213 email
Attend the Last House party of the campaign season on Sunday November 5th at the home of Liz and Russell Wilson, 1965 W Davison Lake Rd, Oxford [ Map] R.S.V.P. 248-628-8918
On Monday the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) categorized the Marcinkowski campaign as an Emerging Race (link) see a related article from today’s paper in the Livingston Press and Argus. ( link)

North Oakland Dem Action for Jim Marcinkowski

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

North Oakland Dems:

The Marcinkowski for Congress Campaign will be going door-to-door across North Oakland County this weekend (  As you may know, Jim’s campaign is in reach of victory and has identified North Oakland as strategically key to Jim’s success.  Yet, unlike other parts of the state, our area has not yet achieved a critical mass of Dem volunteers.  This is why we, the small and dedicated group of Democrats in North Oakland, must step up to the plate now.

Please consider volunteering your time this Saturday to one of the following efforts:

*In HOLLY, door-to-door from 10am-2pm.  Meet at the Bittersweet Cafe, 12 S Saginaw St, Holly.

*In ORTONVILLE, door-to-door from 10am-2pm.  Meet at location TBD (contact Jamie Poller, Marcinkowski’s Oakland Field Coordinator at or 231-758-0213 for final details tomorrow)

*In CLARKSTON, door-to-door from 10am-2pm.  Meet at Caribou Coffee, 6315 Sashabaw Rd, Clarkston.

*In LAKE ORION, walking with Jim at Barn Days from Noon-5pm.  Meet at Friendship Park, Lake Orion.

Finally, if you are in need of more information, campaign paraphernalia or details about upcoming events, the North Oakland Democratic Club will be having a joint MEETING with the Orion Area Democratic Club tomorrow, Thursday, 7pm at the Orion Twp Library, 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI 48362 [ Map]

If you have questions about any of these events, please feel free to contact me or Jamie Poller ( Jim’s coordinator for North Oakland,

Thank you for your time and dedication.  Hopefully we will see you this weekend.

Meeting of North Oakland Dems

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The next meeting of the North Oakland Dems will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2006, 7pm at the Brandon Township Library (304 South Street, Ortonville, Michigan, ).

Items on the agenda will include:

*Volunteer opportunities to help elect Democrats in the area.

*Briefings from local Democratic candidates.

Bumper stickers, yard signs and other campaign materials should also be available.

I hope to see you there.

Holly Carry Nation Parade

Sunday, September 10th, 2006

The North Oakland Dems made a strong showing at this weekend’s Carry Nation Parade in Holly, despite the thunderstorms! Orion Area Dems Chair, Phil Reid, assisted in the carrying of the North Oakland Dems banner with members Becky Gilpin and Frank Aiello. . .

The Marcinkowski campaign ( headlined the Democratic presence at the parade:

Special thanks also to John Gilpin (photographer) and club members Mark and Polly Cornwell.

Last Night’s Meeting, August 24, 2006, Brandon Library

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

North Oakland Dems:

A note of thanks to all those who attended our meeting last night.   We had a great showing of 15 people. For those of you who were not able to attend, here are some snapshots and further information.

Jamie Poller demonstrates “the dialer,” a program that allows you to make volunteer calls on behalf of the Marcinkowski for Congress campaign from your own home:

Attendees listen to Jamie’s presentation:

A few reminders if you were unable to attend last nights meeting:

*Contact Jamie Poller ( or 231-758-0213) to have “the dialer” installed on your own home PC if you have a broadband connection.

*Let me know if you are available to walk with us in the Carry Nation Parade (we may be joined by the Stabenow for Congress RV!) on Saturday, September 9, 2006, 9am (staging area is on the corner of Saginaw and Airport Roads)