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September 2015 Events

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

-  Mon. Sept. 7 – 9:30 am – 11:30 am – Please join the North Oakland Democratic Club as we walk to support Labor, and Melissa Gilbert for Congress, 8th District, and of course, our club! The parade route is almost one mile long and a lot of fun! The Parade begins at Renaissance High School 6558 Waldon Rd, Clarkston 48346 near Cherrylawn (across from Clarkston Union High), and ends on Miller Rd at Holcomb Rd near St. Daniel Church.

Melissa Gilbert - Labor Day









- Wed. Sept. 16 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NODC Mtg at Clarkston Union Bar & Kitchen 54 S Main St, Clarkston MI 48346 – Jocelyn Benson, 2010 candidate for Michigan Supreme Court and Dean of the Wayne State University Law School will be speaking to our club.  Additional  speakers and agenda items to be announced.

Jocelyn Benson












- Sat. Sept. 19 9:30 am – 11:00 am Adopt-A-Road pickup up on Brown Rd between Joslyn Rd and Baldwin Rd, meet at Costco parking lot, 400 Brown Rd.  Bags, safety vests, and “picking sticks” will be provided, please bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes.

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp

NODC Adopts Brown Rd in Orion Twp











- Sat. Sept 26 10:00 am – 5 pm – Septemberfest in Ortonville

Septemberfest 2014


Melissa Gilbert for Congress

Monday, August 17th, 2015

For more information about Melissa Gilbert, please check out this link:

Crains Business Detroit August 14, 2015

LANSING — Having ties to Hollywood could be a good thing for actress Melissa Gilbert, who plans to run for Congress in Michigan and will need a sizable war chest, political observers say.

One caveat: Her ability to leverage her name recognition while fundraising her campaign won’t easily offset the fact that she owes hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid federal taxes, which continues to grab headlines.

That could make it hard for Gilbert, a newcomer both to politics and to Michigan, to unseat an incumbent congressman in a Republican-leaning district.

Gilbert, an author and actress who starred as Laura Ingalls in the 1970s TV show “Little House on the Prairie,” said she will run in 2016 as a Democrat in the 8th District, which spans Ingham and Livingston counties and northern Oakland County.


National analysts, from Charlie Cook’s The Cook Political Report to Washington-based political news source Roll Call, have pegged the 8th District as “likely” or “safe” Republican in 2016. Even so, the National Republican Congressional Committee has listed Bishop on its “Patriot Program” to help raise money for what it considers possibly vulnerable incumbents.

State party officials say they expect Bishop to return to Congress.

Bucholz said Bishop could benefit in a presidential-year election if voters perceive “party fatigue” and decide to elect a Republican to the White House.

But Ballenger said Democrats in general tend to do better in elections with a presidential race because turnout increases. This could be true if Democrats have a popular candidate, namely if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wins the party’s nomination.


June 2015 Events

Monday, June 8th, 2015
  • Wed. June 17  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm NODC Mtg. C-Pub at Canterbury Village, 2325 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48360 – Guest speaker will be Ethyl Rivera, founding member of the Alliance to Halt Fermi 3, will join us to provide an update to this project.

NODC June 17 FB Cover


  • Sat. June 20, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm, 8th District Congressional Committee at Lakes Grille, 6722 Dixie Hwy, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346

March 2015 Events

Friday, March 13th, 2015
  • Sunday March 8 – 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm – Maple Theatre, 4135 W Maple Rd, Bloomfield Twp, MI 48301.  Please join NODC  members for a special screening of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry“.  Tickets $12 (some of the proceeds go to Planned Partenthood.  SHE’S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE’S ANGRY resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.

  • Saturday March 14, 10:30 am – Noon – 8th District Congressional Committee  Meeting at Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823
    Agenda: 1. Call meeting to order; 2. Pledge of Allegiance; 3. Approve Agenda; 4. Approval of Minutes of the February 14, 2015; 5. Treasurer Report – Isaac Francisco; 6. Old Business; A. Report State Convention; 7. New Business ; A. Review 8th District By-Laws.

  •  Wednesday March 18, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – NODC March Meeting C-Pub at Canterbury Village, 2369 Joslyn Ct, Lake Orion, MI (2nd level).  Please join as former MDP Chair, Mark Brewer speaks about the need for a new kind of Redistricting process in the State of Michigan.  Bring your questions!
  • As always please bring canned and packaged food donations to Oxford/Orion FISH Food Pantry.  Follow this link to see what their current “wish list” suggestions are:  
  • Now is the time to join or renew your membership in the North Oakland Democratic Club!  Please download and print our membership form to the meeting!  Thank you for your support!



  • Please join the North Oakland Democratic Club movie night fans at the home of Dave and Melissa Bernardi as we start our NODC Movie Nights for 2015.    Their home is at  8374 Deerwood Rd Clarkston, MI 48348   Map Link
  • At the request of our hosts, we will be viewing “All The President’s Men”, a classic!   Here is a link to the IMDB post:
  • People are welcome to bring an appetizer to share, but it is not required. BYOBeverages.   We hope to see you there!
  • Happy Spring! The Spring Equinox is at 6:45 pm EDT!

October 2014 Events

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
  • Oct. 15 (Wed.), 6:30 – 8:30 pm NODC October Mtg at C-Pub, 2365 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion, MI 4836
    • Guest speakers include Casandra Ulbrich for State Board of Education, and Dennis Ritter for State House District 43
    • GOTV discussion
  • Oct. 18 (Sat), 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Waterford Candidates door-knocking / Lit. Drop
    • Meet at the home of Dennis Ritter, candidate for State House District 43, 63 Waldon Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346 (map)


NODC Slate 2014

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