I just wanted to say thank you to all our county party chairs who participated in submitting names for this years Michigan Democratic Party’s Legacy Award. I hope you all enjoyed the framed “Volunteer Appreciation Certificate” we mailed to each of your parties. I loved the pictures you all took when you presented them and I shared them on the 2nd CD’s Facebook page the moment I got them from you. I enjoyed coming to some of your monthly meetings in the past month and a half to watch you read your written bio’s of your nominee’s and the surprised look on their faces when their names were called up to receive them. I also want to mention that everyone who is a Democrat and volunteers their time is an amazing person that we could not have made our State of Michigan BLUE. Thank you!!!!
At our next General Membership Meeting on Saturday August 12th at 10:00am-12:00pm, here at Wheatland Township Hall, we will have a very special guest speaker – Elizabeth Welch - Michigan State Supreme Court Justice! You won’t want to miss this one! I hope you all can come in-person to take pictures and ask any questions you have. This meeting will be available on zoom. Keep your eye out for the MailChimp email the week before this meeting for more details and link to our website: Michigan2ndDemocrats.com
Now, on September 30th, we will have Congresswomen Elissa Slotkin as our Keynote Speaker for the Blue Wave Gala. I just received conformation of her appearance on April 18th. Eaton County Commissioner Jacob Toomey will introduce the Congresswomen. After the Congresswomen's speech, a personal recorded video for our event will be given by U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, followed by the comedy duo Marshall and Nancy Stern. The event will be held at the St. Ives Golf Club Ballroom located at 9900 St. Ives Drive, Stanwood, MI 49346. The event will begin at 5:00pm and end at 10:00pm. A cash bar will be available. The dinner menu and ticket prices for this event will be coming soon from the Fundraising Committee along with flyers and printed tickets for our County Parties to help sell and promote. For more information, please click on this link: www.tullymoregolf.com/meetings/facilities/
On a personal note, I have accepted the nomination as the new chair of the Lake County Democratic Party since the current chair Sandy Clarke has moved out of the county to Detroit. I will of course stay as the Chair of the 2nd CD.
I am continuing to make all of our 2nd CD’s 19 County Party monthly meetings. Since we last met, I have made it to Kent CDP, Rural Caucus DP and their Summit for their three-day event in Sault St. Marie, Barry CDP and Gratiot CDP, Oceana CDP, Wexford CDP, Manistee CDP special "Great Lakes Environmental Festival" event, Lake CDP and Newaygo CDP and also volunteered for three-night shift (8pm-2am) at their Texas Hold'em Fundraiser events. Finally, went to Midland CDP "Start Something Blue” fundraiser.
The 2nd CD’s “Political and 2nd CD Party Organizing Committee” Has started to put names together of residents of Osceola County to build a County Democratic Party there since one does not exist now. If you know of anyone in that county and can send me some names with phone numbers/email addresses, that would help us out greatly!
Lastly, On May 9th, I participated in the MDP Chairs call.
Thank you everyone. On to the Vice-Chair’s report.