Archive for 2010

September Events

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

September 6, Labor Day Parade, Clarkston, MI 48346 9 am – noon, park at Clarkston Junior High School 6595 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346.  Parade Starts at Clarkston Renaissance High School, 6558 Waldon Rd, ends on Miller Rd, west of Main St.

September 6, Clarkston, MI 48346 Birthday Party and Fundraiser for Casandra Ulbrich noon to 2 pm.  At the home of Shelley Hirth, 7140 Dark Lake Dr – only a few blocks from where the Labor Day Parade ends!  Suggested donation is $25.

September 16, Red Knapp’s, Mtg. Rm, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 6722 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI 48346 (Speakers Matthew Clark for David Leyton, Kevin Hrit for Jocelyn Benson, Paula Zelenko, candidate for Senate Dist. 26, Richard Lyon for MCC Waterford, Melissa Bernardi for MCC Pontiac)

September 25, Septemberfest, Ortonville, MI 48462  10 AM to 5 PM, South St, and Mill St.  The NODC will be supporting our Democratic Party candidates, including Paula Zelenko for State Senate (Dist. 26)

September 26, Taste of Clarkston, W Washington St at S. Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346  noon – 6 PM – This is a huge event, typically 10,000 people show up on Main St!  Join us as we support our Democratic Party candidates!

August Events

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Aug 3 – Primary! Congratulations to Virg Bernero, who won all jurisdictions in the North Oakland Democratic Club area!  Congratulations to Casandra Ulbrich (Senate Dist. 12), Pam Jackson (Senate Dist. 15), and Paula Zelenko (Senate Dist. 26) for winning their contested primary!  David Lillis (House Dist. 46), and Phil Frabrizio (House Dist. 44) both won their uncontested primaries, as did Mark Venie (County Commissioner Dist 2), John Bingham, Jr (County Commissioner Dist 3), and Phil Reid (County Commissioner Dist 4).  Ken Christie lost in his primary bid for County Commissioner Dist 1 to Ken Quisenberry.   Lance Enderle received 10% of the write-in votes against Kande Ngalamulume, who has quit the race for 8th District Congress for the second time.   Congratulations to Dana Margaret Hathaway for making it to the November election for Probate Court (Nonpartisan)!

Aug. 7  Sat. 10 am to 5 pm NODC will participate in the Celebrate Oxford Business Expo.  It is located on E. Burdick at Washington St in Oxford.  Stop by and say hi, or join us behind the table for our outreach to the community in Oxford.

Aug. 7  Sat. 2 pm to 5 pm Oakland County Democratic Party (OCDP) 2nd Annual Obama Birthday Bash in Troy at Firefighters Park, 1800 W Square Lake Rd. Join the OCDP for their annual summer picnic to celebrate President Obama’s birthday.  Fun, games, food and Democrats. $20 contribution per person.

Aug. 10 Tues. 7 pm to 9 pm – Monthly OCDP Executive Committee Meeting.  Commissioners Auditorium, 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac, MI

Aug. 12 Thurs. 6 pm to 8 pm Fundraiser for Mike McGuinness and Phil Reid at the home of Shelley Hirth, 7140 Dark Lake Dr, Clarkston, MI 48346 (for information contact the Oakland County Democratic Party 248-584-0510.

Aug. 14 Sat. 9 am to noon – Oakland 8th District Convention at the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium (Pernick – Aaron Conference Room).  Registration 9 am to 10 am, meeting from 10 am to noon.  The Convention will vote on submitted resolutions for the MDP Convention, and will receive candidates that wish to meet with our group.  You must be a member of the MDP to vote at this meeting.  Elected precinct delegates can renew their membership the day of the convention.  Example of resolutions can be found at the MDP web site

Aug 21, Sat. 4 pm to 9 pm, NODC Summer Picnic Fundraiser at the home of Fred and Nancy Miller 875 N Baldwin Rd, Oxford, MI (Brandon).  Food, fun, candidates, music!  Adults $10 each, Children under 18 $5.00  Five acres of fun and frolic!  Please bring a dish to pass, NODC will provide hamburgers, hot dogs, soft drinks and water.

Aug 28 Sat. 8 am to 6 pm,  Aug 29 Sun 8 am to 6 pm – MDP Nominating Convention – Agenda – You must be a member of the MDP as of July 30 to vote, unless you were on the Aug. 3 primary ballot.  ( including precinct delegates!)

July Events

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

July 3rd Clarkston Parade and Festival of Fun

The North Oakland Democratic Club will once again participate in the Clarkston Independence Day Parade, which will be on Saturday, July 3rd. The parade will start before 10 a.m. (arrive by 9:30 am) from the parking lot of St Daniel Church, 7010 Valley Park Dr (corner of Miller Rd and Holcomb Rd) and will end at Church St at Cherrylawn Ave around 11:30 am.  We will be joining candidates like Casandra Ulbrich for State Senate Dist.12, Phil Fabrizio for State House 44, Phil Reid for County Commissioner, Dist. 4, Mike McGuinness for County Commissioner, Dist 5, and will also have walkers for David Layton (MI AG), and Jocelyn Benson (MI SOS). This event is a lot of fun and whether you’ve walked in a parade or not, this is a fun one!

After the parade we will be at the Independence Twp “Festival of Fun” at Clintonwood Park, 6000 Clarkston Rd, Clarkston, MI.
Parking is $5 at the event, or free at Clarkston High School, 6093 Flemings Lake Rd, and you can take the shuttle between CHS and Clintonwood Park.

July 10, Adopt-A-Road, Brown Rd between Baldwin and Joslyn, 8:30 am and 11:30 am, Orion Twp, 48359.  We will meet at the Costco parking lot (northeast corner).

July 17, Strawberry Festival Parade (and Festival) – Leonard in Addison Twp.  11 am – 5 pm we will be in Leonard for the annual Addison Twp Strawberry Festival.   We will have a booth at the annual street fair on E. Elmwood St, Our candidate for Senate District 12, Casanda Ulbrich, will be in the parade, and our club plans to join her in the parade (which is less than 1/2 mile long).   We will have candy to hand out to children (and some adults), and we will be there to show our support. Please join us! The parade starts at noon (please arrive by 11 am) at Leonard Elementary School (335 E Elmwood) and ends at Forest St (Rochester Rd)

July 21,  Meeting and Open House at our new GOTV office, 1520 S Lapeer Rd #216, Lake Orion, MI 48360  6:30 pm – 7:30 pm,  Speakers to include Casandra Ulbrich (State Senate District 12), David Lillis (Candidate for House Dist. 46), Jason Bauer, Operations Director, Oakland County Democratic Party, representatives for Congressman Gary Peters, other guests TBD.

July 25, OCDP Phil Hart Dinner, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Troy Marriott 200 West Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48084), Keynote speaker, former Senator and candidate for President, George McGovern, Senator Carl Levin, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman Carl Levin and other guests.

June Events

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Join the NODC for our Wed. June 16 meeting, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Clansman Gaelic Pub, at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360.  Parking and Entrance is behind the main building on Joslyn Rd.   For our June meeting we have invited three candidates to the Michigan Supreme Court: Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo Jr, Oakland County District Court Judge Sheila Johnson, and Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Denise Langford Morris. It will be a very good event so please attend to support our club and our candidates!

June 16, Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm:  8th District Officers, Executive Board, State Central Delegates & Alternates, other interested individuals are invited to discuss next steps as a result of our candidate suspending his campaign and moving out of state.

Clinton County Senior Center, 14480 Webster Rd, Bath, MI [ Map ]
Directions from US 127 and I-69: merge onto I-69 East via Exit 82A toward Flint. Take the Webster Rd Exit 92, toward Bath – turn Right onto Webster Rd. Township hall is on the left.


Lance Enderle discusses write-in campaign for 8th District

Lance Enderle discusses write-in campaign for 8th District

Honorable Judge Denise Langford Morris

Honorable Judge Denise Langford Morris

May Events

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

North Oakland Democratic Club endorses Kande Ngalamulume for Congress!

Kande Kicks of Candidacy in Clarkston!

By a unanimous vote, the NODC endorsed Kande Ngalamulume for Congress.

Kande Ngalamulume kicked off his bid for Congress, 8th District, in Clarkston on Thursday, May 6th in the heart of Clarkston, in front of the Clarkston News.

Kande with Jim Marcinkowski and Bob Alexander

Kande with Jim Marcinkowski and Bob Alexander


NODC fundraising event: “Cinco de Mayo” on May 5 at G’s Pizzeria 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Please join us for a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, silent auction, and social hour at G’s Pizzeria, 2775 S. Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion, 48360, Wednesday, May 5th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

You’ll enjoy a delicious “all you can eat” pizza buffet that also includes salad, breadsticks and fountain beverages – all for only $15 per adult, $10 for children 13-18, and $5 for children 12 and under. A cash bar will also be available.

You won’t want to miss guest speakers: Candidate for Governor Virg Bernero, Secretary of State Candidate Jocelyn Benson, Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner, State Senate 12th candidate Casandra Ulbrich, Erin Fox for Congressional candidate Kande Ngalamulume, State Senate Candidate Pam Jackson (15), State Senate Candidate Paula Zelenko (26), Lorenzo Rivera for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, State Rep candidate John Bingham, Jr. (46), MSU Board Trustees candidate Dennis Denno, and Melissa Bernardi for OFA.

PowerPoint projector ads are $25; “Friend” ads are $10 (see contact information on the attached flyer). The event is open to the public, so please bring family and friends to enjoy what’s sure to be a great social event. For additional details – or to donate a Silent Auction item – please contact Francine Melotti at

Virg Bernero and Jocelyn Benson

Virg Bernero and Jocelyn Benson

Casandra Ulbrich for State Senate 12

Casandra Ulbrich for State Senate 12

NODC fills the room at G's

NODC fills the room at G's

On May 19,  NODC will meet at the Brandon Twp. Library, 304 South St. Ortonville.   Our invited speakers are Lt. Gov. John Cherry, State Senate Dist. 26 candidate Paula Zelenko, and Barbara McCallahan, Director of Community Affairs for Senator Stabenow.

Paula Zelenko

Paula Zelenko