Archive for 2010

January Events

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

January 20, 2011 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (Thursday) Join the NODC for our January meeting at Red Knapp’s American Grille, 6722 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI   Food and beverage can be ordered from the menu before, during, and after the meeting.

  • Election of NODC Officers for the 2011 – 2012 cycle:
    • Chair
    • Vice Chair
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • Frank Houston, Oakland County Democratic Party (ODCP) Chair, will speak to the group about his plans for the next two years.
  • Jeanie Lamreaux – “No Place for Hate” anti-bullying project at Clarkston High School
  • Please bring canned and packaged food donations for the Oxford/Orion Fish food pantry.  The NODC donated over 1,000 pounds in 2010, and we would like to exceed 1,100 pounds in 2011 (11 in 11!)

January 25, 7:30 to 10 pm State of the Union address watch party (Tuesday) at the Clarkston Union (M/C Room in the basement)

Clarkston Union, 54 S Main St, Clarkston, MI – the event is in the basement (M/C room), attendees can order off the of the menu for food and beverage.

January 29, 10:00 am to noon - (Saturday) Oakland 8th District Convention, leading up the MDP State Convention February 12th, at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium, Pernick/Aaron Conference Room.  1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI.   Registration from 9 am to 10 am.  You must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party, as of December 30, to vote at this convention.

December Events

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

December 15, NODC December Meeting and Holiday Celebration Wed. from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm The Clansman Gaelic Pub at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  We will meet in their meeting room (upstairs).  [Map to Restaurant]

  • Christina Kuo, Executive Director of Michigan Common Cause will speak to the club about the redistricting in Michigan which will occur in 2011.
  • Sherri Liebau, Regional Community Director for Governor Granholm has been invited to provide a “wrap-up” of the activities of the Granholm/Cherry administration.
  • December is our last month to reach our 2010 goal of 1,000 pounds of food to donate to the Orion/Oxford Fish food pantry [Link].  The NODC has donated over 800 pounds, so we are at 80%  of our goal.  Each month this organization distributes over 14,000 pounds of food to needy families in the area.   Please bring canned and packaged foods to donate to this worthy cause.

2011 NODC Memberships are now being collected.  Membership is on a calendar year basis and memberships received in November and December will be received as 2011 memberships.  Please renew now!   [Membership Form]

November events

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

November 2 – Election Night Watch Party 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm at the Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen, M/C Room (basement).   Join us as we watch the election returns.  Food and beverages can be ordered off of the menu.  Please bring canned / packaged food donations for Oxford/Orion Fish food pantry.

November 17 – Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – Red Knapp’s American Grill – Oxford – 2 N Washington St, meeting room.  – General Meeting, speakers: Valerie Cass from FISH -Secretary, member of the Board of Directors, newsletter author and office volunteer for Orion/Oxford FISH Food Pantry.  OFA Field Director Melissa Bernardi and another member of the OFA Michgian Team will also speak to the group.

Food and beverages can be ordered off of the menu. [Map]

Important Update

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

It has come to our attention that there is a Katherine Houston who is placing yard signs on public easements and right-of-ways, in the 8th Congressional District, for a write-’in campaign for Congress, claiming to be a Democrat.

This person does not have the support or endorsement of any Democratic Party organization.  Nor does this person support the Democratic party at any level, or any Democratic Party candidate as far as we can tell.

The North Oakland Democratic Club, Oakland County Democratic Party, 8th Congressional District Committee, Michigan Democratic Party, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and the Democratic National Committee all support Lance Enderle for Congress both at the polls and financially.

Phil Reid, Chair - North Oakland Democratic Club and 8th District Vice Chair, Oakland County Democratic Party

October Events

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

October 2, Adopt-A-Road Canceled due to rain.   No rain date planned for this month. SPRING Clean Up is a MUST as it’s the worst and need to get out before the mowers.

October 16, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Villager Restaurant, 1121 N Saginaw St # 7, Holly, MI 48442-1380 – Meet and Greet Pam Jackson (candidate for MI Senate District 15), and Lance Enderle (Candidate for U.S. Congress, MI District 8).  After the meeting, some of us will go out and knock doors for these candidates in the Holly area.  You can order food and beverage off of the menu when you arrive and during the meeting.   This is also a low-dollar fundraiser (suggested amount is $20 or more), proceeds to be donated to these candidates.

October 20, The Clansman Gaelic Pub, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Invited speakers, Pam Jackson, Paula Zelenko, and Casandra Ulbrich – candidates for Senate Districts 15, 26, and 12).

October 29, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - House Party and Fundraiser for Lance Enderle, our candidate for Congress, 8th District!  At the home of Shelley Hirth, 7140 Dark lake Dr, Clarkston, 48346 Food and beverages provided.  Pay what you can afford, but please plan to attend to show your support.