Archive for 2012

2013 meetings and events (subject to change)

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

NODC 2013 Proposed Meeting Calendar

Meetings 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, unless otherwise noted

meeting dates and locations are subject to change, check our website for changes:

Mon., Jan. 21 – Clarkston Union, 54 S Main St, Clarkston, MI  M/C Room/Inauguration Party — Clarkston 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Wed., Feb. 20 — C-Pub Gaelic Room at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI  6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Sat. Feb 23 – MDP State Convention, Cobo Hall, Detroit.  The deadline to join or renew your MDP membership in order to vote at the State Convention is Jan. 25. Join here.

Thurs., March 21 — Clarkston Knapp’s Banquet Room — Clarkston

Wed., April 17 — C-Pub Gaelic Room — Lake Orion

Wed., May 8 mtg/fundraiser — “Cinco de Mayo” at G’s Pizzeria, Lake Orion

Wed., June 19 – Clarkston Union M/C Room — Clarkston

Wed., July 17 — C-Pub Gaelic Room — Lake Orion

Sat., Aug. 17 Picnic / fundraiser — Miller Home – Oxford 4 pm to 8 pm

Thurs., Sept. 19 — Clarkston Knapp’s Banquet Room — Clarkston

Wed., Oct. 16 — C-Pub Gaelic Room — Lake Orion

Wed., Nov. 20 – Clarkston Union M/C Room — Clarkston

Wed., Dec. 18 — C-Pub Gaelic Room/Holiday Gathering — Lake Orion

NODC December 2012 Events

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Wed. Dec. 19, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – C-Pub (a.k.a. Clansman Gaelic Pub) at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48360

  • Join us for our December Holiday meeting!  Our guest speaker will be MDP Chair, Mark Brewer who will discuss his take on the 2012 election and will also look forward towards 2013-2014 election cycle.
  • We will also be taking 2013 NODC new memberships and renewals.  (Membership form)
  • Please bring canned and packaged food donations for the Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.

Hope to see you there!

November 2012 Events

Monday, November 5th, 2012

November 6 Election Day 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Election Night Watch Party at Clarkston Union (M/C Room downstairs) 54 S Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346, please come after 8:15 pm
  • November NODC Mtg will be at Clarkston Red Knapp’s 6722 Dixie Hwy (Near Main St) 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm for a election results discussion.  (Other agenda items and speakers to be announced).  Please bring canned goods for our ongoing donations to Oxford/Orion FISH food pantry.


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October 2012 Events

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012


  • Wed. Oct. 3, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm  Presidential Debate Watch Party – 9635 Forest Ridge Dr Clarkston, MI 48348-4156, (McCue residence)
  • Wed. Oct. 17, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm NODC October Meeting at C-Pub (a.k.a Clansman Gaelic Pub) 2325 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, Michigan 48360 – Jim Nash, candidate for Oakland Cty Water Resources Commissioner is invited.  Other guests to be announced.
  • Thurs. Oct. 18, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm – Taste of Oakland at Club Venetian, 29310 John R. Madison Heights, MI 48071  – The NODC will have a table, and if you join us tickets are $35 otherwise the will be $50 at the door.  This is a fundraiser for the Oakland County Democratic Party to help recover court costs resulting from the GOP power grab of the Oakland County Commissioner redistricting process.
  • Sat. Oct 20, Noon to 6:00 pm Political Art Show in Lake Orion, at Diamond Dave’s Creative Jewelers 416 South Broadway (Lapeer RD / M-24), Lake Orion  There should be some some ecological and financial equality artists coming!


NODC State Card – Vote Tues. Nov 6 or AV!

Barack Obama, President of the USA

Joe Biden, Vice President of the USA
~~Congressional ~~
Debbie Stabenow U.S. Senate
Lance Enderle U.S. House (8th Congress District)
Neil Billington, State Rep. Dist 43
Tom Crawford, State Rep. Dist. 44
Dan Sargent, State Rep. Dist. 46
Steve Losey, State Rep. Dist. 51

~~State Boards of Education~~
Michelle Fecteau, Michigan Board of Education
Lupe Ramos Montigny, MI Bd Educ
Mark Bernstein, University of Michigan Board of Regents
Shauna Ryder Diggs, UM Bd Regents
Joel Ferguson, Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Brian Mosallam, MSU Bd Trustees
Sandra Hughes O’Brien, Wayne State University Board of Governors
Kim Trent, WSU Bd Governors

 Andy Meisner, Treasurer
Jessica Cooper, Prosecuting Attorney
Kevin Howley, County Executive
Lisa Brown, Clerk & Register of Deeds
 Jane Boudreau, Sheriff
Jim Nash, Water Resources Commissioner


~~County Commissioners ~~
Jeff Vaught, District 1
Sherlynn Everly, District 2
Phillip Reid, District 4

~~ Township Supervisor ~~
Dale Smith, Holly
~~ Township Trustee ~~
Maria Lauinger, Brandon
Kevin Bushroe, Independence
Jeremy Mitchell, Independence
Mark Cornwell, Holly
Charlene Sutherby, Leonard
Thomas Willwerth, Rose

Vote the Non-Partisan Ballot!
~~ Nonpartisan Judicial Candidates ~~
~~ Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court ~~
Connie Marie Kelley
Bridget Mary McCormack
Sheila Johnson
~~ Oakland County Circuit Court, Non-Incumbent ~~
Karen McDonald
~~ Oakland County Circuit Court Incumbent ~~
Leo Bowman
Phyllis McMillen
Denise Langford Morris

Oakland County Community College Trustees (vote for two)
Randy Ston
Pamela Davis

~~ Ballot Proposals~~
Proposal 1 (Retain EM Law) – Vote No
Proposal 2 (Protect Collective Bargaining) – Vote Yes
Proposal 3 (25% x 2025 RES) – Vote Yes
Proposal 4 (In-Home Care Workers) – Vote Yes
Proposal 5 (2/3 Majority to enact taxes) – Vote No
Proposal 6 (International Bridge) – Vote No

September 2012 Events

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
  • Clarkston Labor Day Parade

The parade will begin at Renaissance High School (Clarkston Community School’s alternative education building) at 6300 Church St., across from Clarkston Elementary located at 6558 Waldon Rd. at 10:00 AM sharp and proceed down Church St., north on Main St. through downtown Clarkston, turning left on Miller Rd. The parade will end before reaching St. Daniel Catholic Church on Holcomb Rd.   Please arrive early and enjoy the friendship.  Walk with County-wide, State, and local candidates!

 DNC Convention Watch Party Thurs. Sept. 6th

Just as the Republicans have held their convention, we too are scheduled to hold a convention — except livelier. We are hosting a watch party for the Democratic National Convention, scheduled for the upcoming Thursday on the 6th and Francine Melotti has offered to host the event at her place. Stop by, bring along the family and friends for some food, drinks and show!

Where: 1949 Twin Lakes Blvd Lake Oxford, MI 48371  When: Thursday September 6th,7:00pm
Have you any questions, suggestions, comments or concerns ladies and gentleman, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you much! Abdulla Alhassani   (248) 797-4506


  •  MDP State Nominating Convention SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2012  9 am to 5 pm LANSING CENTER, LANSING  333 East Michigan Avenue  Lansing, MI 48933

Agenda (follow this link)

  • Wed. Sept. 19th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, NODC September meeting will be at Clarkston Union 54 S. Main St. Clarkston, MI 48346(M/C room downstairs).  Tracy Jensen to speak on the Michigan Supreme Court Race, Steve Losey, candidate for House District 51 (including Holly, Rose, and Groveland Townships).
  • Sat. Sept. 22nd 10 am to 5 pm, Septemberfest, Ortonville MI – come join us as we represent the Democratic Party and our slate of candidates in Brandon Township.
  • Sun. Sept. 23rd Noon to 6 pm, Taste of Clarkston, Clarkston, MI   – come join as we we represent the Democratic Party and our slate of candidates in Independence Township.
  • Sat. Sept. 29 9 am to 11 am, Adopt-A-Road, Brown Rd between Joslyn Rd and Baldwin Rd in Lake Orion.  We will meet in the Costco parking lot at 400 Brown Rd.  Please bring sturdy shoes and work gloves, we will provide safety vests, trash bags, and “pick-up sticks”.