Archive for 2011

January 2012 Events

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011
  • Our January 2012 NODC meeting will be Thur. Jan. 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Clarkston Red Knapps 6722 Dixie Hwy, Clarkston, MI

Guest speakers include:

  • UoM Regent candidate Mark Bernstein,
  • Jeanie Lamreaux update on Anti-Bullying at Clarkston Schools,
  • Scott Banks, MEA VP of Clarkston Community Schools (update)
  • Lance Enderle for Congress (update)


  • Jan. 24, Tues. State of the Union Watch Party at Clansman Gaelic Pub (a.k.a. C-Pub) in Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI, 48360  8:00 pm to 10:30 pm (meeting room upstairs) – Hope to see you there!  R.S.V.P here!

We are now collecting 2012 membership renewals and looking for new members!  Membership is on a calendar year basis.

Membership form:

December 2011 Events

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
  • Wed. Dec. 14, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Clansman Gaelic Pub at Canterbury Village (Upstairs Meeting Room) 2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Mi – Guest speakers include:
  • Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner,
  • Paul Stevenson and Bridget Mary McCormack – MI Supreme Court Challenge,
  • John Freeman for Health Care for Michigan to talk about the Affordable Health Care Act.
  • Please bring canned and packaged foods for our ongoing donation to the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.
  • Now is the time to renew your NODC membership or join!

Hope to see you there!


November 2011 Events

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
  • Sat. Nov. 12, 9 am to 3 pm – MDP Engage Michigan, Vision, Values, Victory – Lansing Center, Lansing, MI 333 E. Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48933



  • Wed. Nov. 16, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Clarkston Union (M/C room downstairs) 54 S Main St, Clarkston, MI 48346

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    • Special Guest Speaker Brenda Moon, Southfield, MI AFL-CIO national field representative and assistant director of the national AFL-CIO education department to talk about pending Right to Work (RTW) legislation in Michigan. Brenda Moon was also candidate for Wayne State University Board of Governors in 2010.
    • Peggy Garrigues will present for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project
    • Bruce Fealk will speak to our group about ALEC – American Legislative Exchange Council. This group writes “model legislation” for issues like immigration, RTW, health care, etc. and they are funded by people like the Koch brothers.

please bring canned and packaged food donations for Oxford / Orion FISH food panty.

  • Friday, Nov. 18, 7 pm to 9:30 pm, our next NODC Movie Night event at the home of Amy Murawka, Oxford, MI
    • In light of Jack Abramoff’s recently published book, we will show the documentary “Casino Jack and the United States of Money”. It should be a great evening. Please feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share.

October 2011 Events

Sunday, September 18th, 2011
  • NODC Adopt-A-Road pick-up, Sat. Oct. 1, 10 am to Noon, Brown Rd. Between Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Meet us at the Costco parking lot (400 Brown Rd, Auburn Hills) Please join us as we conduct our 3rd clean-up of 2011 at Brown Rd between Baldwin Rd and Joslyn Rd. Bags, Safety-Vests, pick-up sticks provided. Please bring work gloves and sturdy shoes. At noon we plan to finish and and optional visit to Applebee’s for lunch is likely.
  • NODC October (Oxford) Meeting Wed. Oct 19 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Red Knapp’s, 2 N Washington St, Oxford, MI 48371 
  • Our special guest is Casandra Ulbrich, who will discuss the Engage Michigan: Vision, Values, and Victory convention of the Michigan Democratic Party.
  • We also have invited a speaker from Common Ground to talk about their programs and services.
  • Dellashon Di CresceCenter for Peace & Conflict -Wayne State University will talk about their programs related to projects, programs, curricula, research, and publications related to international and domestic peace, war, social justice, arms control, globalization, multicultural awareness and constructive conflict resolution.
  • Please bring canned and packaged foods for our ongoing donation to the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.

September 2011 Events

Sunday, September 18th, 2011


  • NODC September Meeting Wed. Sept. 21, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Clansman Gaelic Pub at Canterbury Village (Upstairs Meeting Room) 2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, Michigan
  • Guest speakers include:
    •  Oakland County Parks & Rec. Director Dan Stencil, and Oakland County Commissioner Gary McGillivary to provide an update regarding Oakland County Parks.
    • Lance Enderle on his campaign for Congress
    • Also, we have invited a small business owner Rick Galbraith from Castacios from North Oakland County to speak to our group.
    • Melissa Bernardi will provide an update for OFA.
  • Please bring canned and packaged foods for our ongoing donation to the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.
    Hope to see you there!
  • NODC at Septemberfest – Ortonville, MI Sat. Sept. 24, 10 am to 5 pm This one-day family event takes place in downtown Ortonville, and admission is free! Children and adults of all ages will enjoy live music and stage entertainment, magic shows, contests, a pet parade, inflatable attractions, over 100 vendors, great food, and the Ted Baker Memorial Car Show.
    Free parking will be available at Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School, and free shuttle bus service will run back and forth from the parking lot to downtown Ortonville throughout the day.  Drop by our booth on South St, near Mill St. and say hello!
  • NODC at Taste of Clarkston – Clarkston, MI  Sun. Sept. 25, Noon to 6 PM  Join the NODC as we greet visitors at our canopy on W. Washington St @ Main St.
    – TASTE TICKETS are available on site in $1 increments.  Buy what you need at the event  (We suggest easy pack of $10 to get started)  FREE parking at school lots Park at Clarkston Elementary, Clarkston Junior High School, Renaissance HS or Clarkston HS.  FREE Shuttle Bus
    – ALSO HAPPENING (separate tickets for these events available onsite, the day of the event)
    SCAMP Designer Showcase House (44 E. Washington), Clarkston Union Oktoberfest Beer Tent (Union Parking lot), Clarkston Rotary Club Wine Tent (Clarkston News Parking lot), LIVE MUSIC on TWO STAGES, SEE the Entertainment schedule, TWO FREE KidZones–games & activities: Depot Park & Washington St. Parking Lot.