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


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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.

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!)

North Oakland Democratic Club (NODC) January 2009 Events and Meetings

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

2009 North Oakland Democratic Club memberships are now due; club membership is on a calendar year basis.

NODC Membership Form

Download the membership form and mail it to NODC, PO Box 336, Lake Orion, MI 48361

North Oakland Democratic Club (NODC) January 2009 Events and Meetings:

– An Obama/Biden Inaugural parties planned for Tuesday, January 20th from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM in downtown Clarkston, please contact for details. There is a limit to the number of attendees who can attend these two parties so you need to RSVP.

– If you are going to Washington DC, there is a Michigan Inaugural Ball at the American History Museum of the Smithsonian. Tickets to this black tie event are $200 each. Call 703-288-8696 or email for information.

– Congratulations to John Dickie of Ortonville who received inaugural tickets from the office of Congressman Mike Rogers and will be in attending the Inauguration!

Holly/Davisburg/Rose – Thursday, January 22, 6-8 PM at the Holly Twp Library 1116 N Saginaw St, Holly MI 48442 (Meeting Room)

Clarkston/Brandon/Groveland – Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 P
M – 8-30 PM at the Brandon Twp Library, 304 South St, Ortonville, MI 48462 (Community Room)

Orion/Oxford /Addision Meeting Room B – Saturday, January 31, 10:30 AM to Noon at the Orion Twp Library, 825 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion 48362

– On January 31th (Orion Library), we will hold elections for NODC club officers (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary) and nine (9) Executive Committee members. You must be a member in good standing of the North Oakland Democratic Club to vote or be elected. If you are interested in being an Officer or a member of the Executive Committee, please contact Tracy Jensen via

– At our meetings there will also be a short discussion on the writing of resolutions, in preparation for our Oakland 8th District Convention on February 7 from 10 – Noon (Registration is at 9 AM). The Oakland-8th Convention will be held in the Pernick/Aaron Conference Room of the Oakland County Commissioners Auditorium building, 1200 N. Telegraph Rd, Pontiac MI. You must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party as of January 8th (30 days prior) to vote in Feb. 7th convention. Precinct Delegates, 2008 ballot candidates, and currently serving elected officials in Oakland County can renew their MDP membership anytime prior to the start of the convention.

To vote at the February 21st State Convention (Cobo Hall), you must be an MDP member as of January 22nd (except for Precinct Delegates, etc.)

Orion-Oxford meeting 8/14, District Convention 8/16

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

The next Orion/Oxford meeting will be on Thursday, August 14, 7 PM at the Orion Twp Library, 825 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion MI 48362

8th Congressional District Call to Convention – 08/16/08

Registration 9 AM, meeting 10 AM to Noon, at the Pernick/Aaron Conference Room of the Oakland County Board of Commissioners 1200 N Telegraph Rd, Pontiac Michigan

In order to vote at the District Caucus you must be a member of the Michigan Democratic Party on or before July 16. Precinct Delegates and candidates may become a member that day when they register at the county convention.

· Election of members to the State Convention Standing Committees Oakland has one male delegate to the Rules committee, September 4th, 2008, 7 PM Hart Kennedy House, 606 Townsend, Lansing.
· Elect one female alternate delegate to the Platform committee, September 2 -3, 2008 7PM Hart Kennedy House
· Resolutions – motions are needed if resolutions are adopted.

8th Congressional District Web Site: