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February Meeting 02.17.10 at Orion Twp Library

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The next meeting of the North Oakland Democratic Club is Wed. Feb 17th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Orion Twp Public Library, Mtg. Rm A, 825 Joslyn Rd., Lake Orion, MI 48362 Map link

Our guest speakers are Gubernatorial candidate State Rep. Alma Wheeler Smith, who will discuss her campaign, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer, who will discuss redistricting, and State Board of Education member Casandra Ulbrich, who will discuss financing education in Michigan. You won’t want to miss this meeting!

Now is the time to join or renew your membership in the North Oakland Democratic Club for 2010! Our membership form is attached. Membership dues is used to pay club event fees, postage, and supplies. Your membership is very important to the success of our club. 2010 will be a big year for our club, and we need your support!

We will be collecting donations of canned or boxed food for North Oakland food banks. Bring canned or dry goods suitable for food banks.

Link to the Alma Wheeler Smith web site:

Alma Wheeler Smith

Alma Wheeler Smith

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer

Casandra Ulbrich

Casandra Ulbrich

Candidates chat with club members

Candidates chat with club members

NODC December meeting was a great event

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Now is the time to join our club or renew your membership for 2010! Please download the NODC Membership Form today!

Thanks to Senator Gretchen Whitmer for visiting our North Oakland Democratic Club at the Clansman Gaelic Pub, in Lake Orion on Tuesday, December 15th to talk about her candidacy for Michigan Attorney General.

Thanks also to Kevin Hrit for bringing us up to date with Congressman Gary Peters!

Jason Bauer, Operations Manager and Political Director of the Oakland County Democratic Party discussed OCDP accomplishments in 2009 and goals for 2010. Thanks to Jason for helping us with our last mailing.

Thanks to Francine Melotti and Jody LaPointe for working on our food drive. “Grandpa Bob” at Oxford/Orion FISH asked that we convey his heartfelt thanks to the NODC for our generous donation. We ended up with about 50 lbs. of non-perishable food — and that averages to about two pounds per person who attended our holiday meeting. Not bad at all! NODC member kindness and generosity is appreciated, especially during such tough times in our community. We would like to suggest that we ask our members to bring food donations to every meeting.

To our North Oakland Democrats! We wish you a great holiday season! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Phil Reid – Chair, Tracy Jensen – Vice Chair, Patrick Howse – Treasurer

Senator Gretchen Whitmer - December Meeting 2009

Senator Gretchen Whitmer - December Meeting 2009

December Holiday Celebration - Lake Orion 12.15.09

December Holiday Celebration - Lake Orion 12.15.09

Watershed Forum June 18th at the Orion Twp Library

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Reminder: Saturday is the 8th Congressional District Meeting in Ortonville at the Brandon Twp Public Library, Community Room, from 10 AM to Noon.



June 12, 2009

Contact: Dan Keifer, Clinton River Watershed Council,

Tracy Jensen, North Oakland Democratic Club,
The Clinton River Watershed Council and the North Oakland Democratic Club will be sponsoring a Watershed Forum at 6:30 pm on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion, MI. This discussion is nonpartisan and open to all members of the public. Attendants are urged to come late if unable to arrive by 6:30 pm.

The discussion will highlight the importance of watershed maintenance and include an update on the health of the Clinton River Watershed. Detailed topics will include stormwater runoff, phosphorus overload, and wetland permitting.

* Stormwater runoff: When it rains, water falls on impervious surfaces and picks up pollutants such as dirt, oils, grease, pesticides, fertilizers, and pet waste. These pollutants are carried by runoff to our drainage systems and eventually end up in our lakes and streams. Stormwater and its pollutants cause erosion, sedimentation, algae blooms, high bacteria counts, and other water quality impacts that affect aquatic habitat for fish and insects, threaten public health and recreation, and spoil the beauty of our rivers and streams.

* Phosphorus: Phosphorus is the primary nutrient of concern throughout the Clinton River Watershed. Sources of phosphorus include fertilizers from lawns, golf courses, failing septic systems, animal waste, and improper connections between sanitary and storm sewers. Excessive amounts of phosphorus cause aquatic plants to grow out of control and algae blooms are common. However, phosphorus runoff can be controlled in simple ways, and individual homeowners can greatly reduce this problem.

* Wetland permitting: Wetland permitting is an issue of prime importance as Michigan seeks to protect its resources while also managing severe funding cuts. Currently the wetland permitting program is under review and may be managed by the federal government in the future.

Panelists will include:

* Dan Keifer, Clinton River Watershed Council, moderating;

* Jeff Bednar, Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick Consulting Engineers;

* Dave Dortman, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Land & Water Management Division;

* Keith McCormack, Michigan Water Environment Association; and Hubbell, Roth, & Clark Consulting Engineers;

* Jim Wineka, Oakland County Water Resources Commission (formerly the Drain Commission).

Interested residents, groups, representatives of homeowners associations, and all lakefront homeowners are encouraged to attend and learn more about these issues that so directly affect our roads, our drinking water, our local lakes, and the Great Lakes.

The Clinton River Watershed Council provides programs and services in watershed management and stormwater education to protect, enhance, and celebrate the Clinton River, its watershed, and Lake St. Clair.

For more than 30 years, CRWC has served to coordinate the efforts of local governments, businesses, community groups and individuals in improving water quality, promoting innovative watershed management techniques, and celebrating the river as a natural and recreational resource.

The North Oakland Democratic Club serves the North Oakland County area of Addison, Brandon, Groveland, Holly, Independence, Orion, Oxford, Rose, and Springfield Townships.

The NODC, as a public service, frequently hosts speakers from area nonprofits, business, and both sides of the political aisle. Past speakers have included Lieutenant Governor John Cherry, County Clerk Ruth Johnson, and County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper, as well as numerous candidates for office.

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NODC June Events – Mark your calenders

Monday, June 8th, 2009

There are a number of events which you are invited to, please attend and get to know fellow Democrats in North Oakland County better!

Now is the time to join or renew your membership with the NODC, if you haven’t already.

There are a number of events in Oakland County that may be of interest to you, they are listed farther down in this email.

Saturday, June 13: 10 AM to Noon – the 8th Congressional District Committee will meet at the Brandon Township Library, 304 South St, Ortonville, MI. Join us as we discuss social networking tools such as Facebook and Twitter and the 2010 election. This meeting rotates between the five counties of in the 8th District, so this is the meeting closest to you!

Wednesday, June 17: our Holly area Meetup, meet State Senate District 15 Candidate Pam Jackson and OCDP Political Director Jason Bauer. 6:00 pm – 7:45 PM, Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at the Holly Township Library, 1116 N Saginaw St, Holly, MI

Thursday, June 18: our Watershed Forum, a panel discussion cosponsored with the Clinton River Watershed Council.
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM, at the Orion Township Library, 825 Joslyn Road, Lake Orion.

Saturday, July 4th: 9 AM to 11 AM – Join us in the 4th of July Parade in Clarkston! Walk a mile in our shoes and support our club. The parade is a lot of fun. Help us hand out candy to kids along the one mile parade route. After the parade, join us at Clintonwood Park in Independence Twp for the annual Festival of Fun. Contact Phil Reid for more information.

– Organizing for Oakland County!
HEALTHCARE – Demand drug industry accountability!
EDUCATION – Stop privitization/outsourcing of school support staff!
JOBS – Support Hire Michigan First legislation!
ENVIRONMENT – Keep water bottles and non-carbonated beverages out of our landfills by supporting the Bottle Expansion Bill!
ENERGY – Create jobs and encourage innovative business development through the Renewable Energy Sources Act!
GOOD GOVERNMENT – Support our County Commissioners!
TRANSPORTATION – Create a strong regional transit authority!


Community Conversation with Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The next meeting of the North Oakland Democratic Club will be at the Orion Township Library, Thursday May 21, 7 PM. The Orion Library is located at 825 Joslyn Rd, Lake Orion.

Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper will discuss current activities of the Prosecutor’s Office since January of this year.

Oakland County Democratic Party (OCDP) Chair Michael McGuinness will discuss activities of the County Party.

Janis Ripple, will provide a brief review of the Oakland County Democratic Party Healthcare Platform and Advocacy campaign for repealing Michigan’s Drug Industry Immunity laws.

Please attend the meeting, and bring a friend!