Archive for 2012

August 2012 Events

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
  • Sat. Aug. 4 10:00 am to 5 pm Celebrate Oxford – Business Expo Tent on E. Burdick St. at Washington St.  Join us at our table or drop by while you are there!


  • Fri. Aug 3, 4:00 pm  Deadline to file with your township clerk as a Precinct Delegate Write-In Candidate


  • Tues. Aug 7 – Michigan Primary
  • Sat. Aug 18  11 am to 1:00 pm – The “Oakland 8th District” County Convention will be held at the C-Pub (a.k.a. Clansman Gaelic Pub) at Canterbury village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360
    • We will be in the meeting room upstairs from the main floor.
    •  Credentials from 11:00 am to 11:45 am
    • Convention from noon to 1 pm
    •  We will elect 1 female delegate to the Credentials Committee and 1 male alternate to the Platform and Resolution Committee (see details below).
    • We will also discuss and approve any resolutions submitted to the committee (please submit any potential resolutions in advance to Phil Reid


    County  conventions will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2012 in preparation for the MDP State Convention on Sun. Sep. 9th at the Lansing Center
    State Convention Committees will meet as follows:
    Platform and Resolutions
    Wednesday – Thursday, August 22 -23, 2012
    7PM Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend, Lansing 
    The committee will meet at the call of the chair of the MDP at the convention if necessary
    Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    7PM Hart-Kennedy House, 606 Townsend, Lansing
    The purpose of the convention are to 1) elect members and alternates of State Convention Committees and 2) consider resolutions for forwarding to the State Convention Platform Committee.
    Committees                    Delegates                          Alternate delegates
                                            male            female                   male             female
    Credentials                 Ingham        Oakland             Shiawassee        Ingham
    Rules                              Clinton         Ingham              Ingham                Livingston
    Platform/ Resolution    Livingston   Ingham              Oakland              Clinton


  • Sat. Aug. 18 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm NODC Picnic at the home and property of Fred and Nancy Miller 875 N Baldwin Rd , Oxford, Mi 48371 Cost per person $10 each, $20 per family.  Hamburgers, hot dogs and soda pop and water provided.
  • This is an opportunity to meet candidates and have fun with our great club members!

July 2012 Events

Friday, June 29th, 2012
Join us for the Parade!
Wed. July 4th, 9:00 am to noon – Clarkston Independence Day parade.   Please join us as we walk again in this year’s 4th of July parade in Clarkston. 
We will begin at St. Daniel Church parking lot (Miller St at Holcomb).  The parade begins at 10 a.m., and ends before noon at Clarkston Community Ed. parking lot (parade is about 1 mile long).  The best bet is to park where the parade ends (where there is plenty of parking) and walk
to where the parade begins (where there is no parking).  We need help with banners, signs, and handing out candy.
A:  LINE-UP AREA   St. Daniels Church,  7010 Valley Park Drive                       
D:  PARADE FINISH  Clarkston Community Ed, 6558 Waldon Road

Sat. July 14, 8:30 am to 10:30 am NODC Adopt-A-Road pickup on Brown Rd, between Joslyn and Baldwin in Lake Orion.
We will meet at the Costco parking lot (400 Brown Rd), and will likely stop someplace for brunch afterward.
More hands make the work go faster!  Please bring a pair of work gloves and sturdy shoes for this activity.
We will have safety vests, “picking” sticks and trash bags.
Wed. July 18, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – NODC  July meeting at C-Pub (a.k.a. Clansman Gaelic Pub) at Canterbury Village 2369 Joslyn Court Lake Orion, MI 48360.
We will have candidates for Oakland County Circuit Court and Dan Sargent, who is running to replace Brad Jacobsen for MI House District 46.
Other speakers to be announced.

June 2012 Events

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Sat. June 2 – MDP Congressional District Conventions – Registration 9 a.m., Convention begins 10 a.m.

At the conventions, voters will select delegates and alternates to the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • 8th District – East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • 9th District – Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Rd. (at Livernois, in the Church Building), Troy, MI 48098

Wed. June 20,  Monthly meeting will be at the Clarkston Union (M/C Room downstairs), 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

  • Lynnette Teller, MEA Public Affairs Council member and MEA/NEA delegate will discuss educational issues, particularly public education and the work of the MEA Public Affairs Council
  • LuAnn Kozma from “Ban Michigan Fracking” will talking about Induced hydraulic fracturing or hydrofracking, commonly known as fracking in Michigan, with a focus on Oakland County.
  • Additional speakers to be announced.
  • Against fracking 01

    Against fracking 01 (Photo credit: Bosc d'Anjou)










Fri. June 22, 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm – NODC Movie Night at the home of Francine Melotti, 1949 Twin Lakes Blvd. Oxford. 48371 248-628-1267  The movie will the the documentary “Gasland” which is about “fracking” in the U.S.


Sun., June 24, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Oakland County Democratic Party 52nd Annual Phillip A. Hart Dinner at the Somerset Inn, Somerset Ballroom 

  • Francine Melotti will be recognized at Precinct Delegate of the Year.
  • Keynote Speaker will be Congressman Xavier Becerra,
  • for more information go to Phil Hart Dinner
English: Official Congressional portrait of Co...

English: Official Congressional portrait of Congressman Xavier Becerra. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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May 2012 Events

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Join the North Oakland Democratic Club, Michigan Supreme Court candidate Judge Connie Marie Kelley, Jocelyn Benson, Sandy Hughes O’Brien – Chair of the MDP Latino Caucus and Candidate for the WSU Board of Governors”, and other guests to be announced for a “Dos” de Mayo Pizza & Salad Fundraiser and Social Event

Wednesday, May 2nd, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
G’s Pizzera and Deli Bar & Grill
2775 South Lapeer Road, Orion, MI 48360-2239, (248) 393-0000

$20.00 per person (covers pizza, salad, breadsticks, pop)
60/40 raffle!

Contact Francine Melotti for details, 248-894-8021

MDP Presidential Caucus Saturday May 5th, voting will begin shortly after 11 am.  You must be registered before 11 am, doors open after 9 am.

There will be an opportunity for candidates, and campaigns to speak to the group.

To participate in the Caucus, and If you live in Addison, Oxford, Orion, or Brandon Townships, you must go to UAW 5960, 180 E. Silverbell Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360.

If you live in Holly, Groveland, Rose, Springfield, or Independence Townships, you must go to the Independence Twp, Fire Station #1, 6500 Citation Dr, Clarkston, MI 48346.  There is parking available at the First Baptist Church of Clarkston which is adjacent to fire station parking lot.  Use the building entrance at the back of the building, which leads directly to the Training Room.

If you don’t live in any of these townships, then you can check the list of caucus locations by following this link.

April 2012 Events

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


April 14,  (Saturday) 10 am to Noon, Adopt-A-Road, Brown Rd between Baldwin and Joslyn, Orion Twp, 48359. Meet at Costco lot (East entrance) to get your vests and bags.  Wear sturdy shoes and layers as it warms fast.  Gloves are a must have and poking sticks are optional.  Please read Team Safety Briefing Brochure:            Rain date is Sat. April 21, same time and place.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at C-Pub (a.k.a. Clansman Gaelic Pub), 2325 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion, MI.   map link

  • Our guest speaker will be Tony Troupiano, host of “First Shift” on AM 1310, a Progressive radio station serving the Detroit area market.
  • Also, we will show the 17 minute documentary “The Road We’ve Traveled” released by the Obama for President campaign.
  • We will also be notarizing Precinct Delegate affidavits, so please attend and fill one out!
  • In case you haven’t, now is the time to join or renew your membership in the NODC
  • Please bring canned and packaged goods to donate to the Oxford/Orion Fish food bank


April 28, (Saturday) 6 pm to 9 pm, MDP Jefferson-Jackson Dinner and Celebration, Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI – Join the NODC at our table and hear the Keynote Speaker Robert Gibbs.  The NODC is looking to again have our own table.  If you plan to attend, please call the MDP at 517-371-5410 and ask to sit with the North Oakland Democratic Club.