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Walker County Democrat Club Monthly Planning Meting,

5:30 pm Monday, February 27, 2017, at Democratic Headquarters, 1111 University Ave


All are invited to help plan activities of Walker County Democrats.  This is an opportunity for your political voice to be heard at the local level.





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Annual First Amendment

Molly Ivins Dinner


Saturday, March 25, 5:30 pm

Walker Education Center

1402 19th Street, Huntsville


  Mark your calendar for this annual event of fine dining and political celebration.  


   This year's keynote speaker is Glen Maxey, Legislative Affairs Director of the Texas state Democratic Party.


  Glen is a 1970's graduate of SHSU with a degree in political science.   He is a long-time political activist and former State Representative.


   The Walker County Democrat Club's Annual First Amendment Award winner this year is KPFT Pacifica Radio, a community radio station in Houston, known for its progressive message.  KPFT Houston has remained on the air since 1970, despite several efforts to shut it down, including two bombings.


   This dinner is a major fundraising event for Walker County Democrats.  Tickets are $50 each and are available at Democratic Headquarters on the Square (call Dem HQ at 936-293-8110 before your visit).


Call WCDC President Fred Guillory for further information at 713-314-6191.


 Open cash bar at 5:30 pm with one complementary drink.


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Huntsville Chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL)

THIRD Meeting

Sunday, MARCH 12, 2017

3:00 5:00 pm

At SHSU Center for Biological Field Studies in the Pineywoods Lab,

1866 Fish Hatchery Rd, Huntsville.  (​THE SHSU CENTER IS LOCATED AT THE VERY END OF FISH HATCHERY ROAD)


    If you are concerned about global warming but not sure where to start, please attend the Huntsville chapter of the Citizen's Climate Lobby (Successful first meeting was held on January 29, 2017).  Alan Byboth (936-264-2295), Operations Manager of shsu Center for Biological Field Studies, is the local group leader. 

     CCL is a non-partisan, national organization whose purpose is to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.

    For details of CCL and its agenda, click on https://citizensclimatelobby.org/



Walker County Democrat Club Monthly Meting, 
5:30 pm Monday, March 13, 2017, at Democratic Headquarters, 1111 University Ave​


​Speaker:   Dr. Gregory Rodriguez, HISD Deputy Superintendent. He will give a presentation on the state-mandated “grading system” for schools that combines a number of measures into a single A-F letter grade.

​The A-F grading system is supposed to reflect school quality, but it turns out to be questionable as an assessment tool and  damaging in its effects. The meeting starts with a a business portion at 5:30, and Dr. Rodriguez's presentation should begin around 6:00.


Special Meeting for Democrats: Where do we go from here?

Monday, November 21, 6:00 pm at Dem HQ


At our first meeting last week after the Nov 8 election, we had a very large and vocal crowd.  Of course, we were all displeased with the outcome of the Presidential Election, and several audience members gave perceptive views of why Trump won and Clinton lost the election.


 Following this "venting" session, many expressed a desire to get busy and prepare Democrats for the next election.  

In this vein, Dorothy Willett urged those committed individuals in attendance to meet as a group to develop strategies that we may develop locally to enhance the Democratic Party cause.  


This "Where do we go from here ?" meeting will be conducted by Dorothy at Dem Headquarters.  Please call Dorothy (936-661-5463) for additional information.


We urge all interested Democrats to attend this important meeting.


Monday, April 24, 2017, 7:00 pm

Civil Rights legend Rep John Lewis (D-GA)  will be on the SHSU campus to receive The National Book Award


Presentation at The National Book Awards Festival will take place on Monday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in the LSC Ballroom.


A book signing by Representative John Lewis, Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell, authors of March: Book Three, 2016 National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature will begin at 8 p.m.


For more information visit www.shsu.edu/nba

                DEMOCRATS

Saturday, April 15, 2017

 Please come meet at the Democrat Headquarters (1111 University Ave) at10:00 a.m. to make posters to declare that we want to see President Trump's tax returns.  We will then march from the headquarters around the courthouse and down Sam Houston Ave. to the Annex Building and back up University Ave. We will march periodically (as people can and want to) until 2:00 p.m. This is supposed to be a nation-wide march in all cities and towns across the U. S.  Please come be with us; drinks and snacks will be provided. We could take up money to order pizza or sub sandwiches. We need a big group to show that Huntsville cares about what our President does!!

​Dorothy Willett

Walker County Democrat Club Monthly Meting, 
5:30 pm Monday, April 10, 2017, at
​Democratic Headquarters, 1111 University Ave​


Speaker:
Long-time Huntsville resident and retired educator, Dewitte Lindsey, has written a new book, “The Triumph of Ariadne.” The book gives an analysis and commentary on America’s current political state from a progressive point of view. Dewitte will read a selection from the book, and entertain questions and comments on the ideas in it. (BTW, He has sent a copy of the book to Noam Chomsky, and hopes to get his reaction.)



There will be an election of officers for the Walker County Democrat Club at this meeting.


Contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee if you would like to be nominated for an office (Frank Fair 936-438-7795, Chair, Andie Ho, Steve Covington).  Please click on "WCDC By-Laws" in the menu bar above for a listing of officers and their duties.  All officer positions are open.


Current Officers are:
President Fred Guillory
Vice-President Frank Fair
Treasurer Andy Dewees
Recording Secretary Dianne Myers
Corresponding Secretary Joe Ann Anderson


This meeting marks the beginning of the WCDC dues-paying year.  Dues are $20 per person.  Please bring cash or check to the meeting.  Or, you may send a check for your dues to:

WCDC, P O BOX 6744, Huntsville, TX 77342



Walker County Democrats
Huntsville, Texas


Monday, April 24,2017

Planning Meeting
Walker County Democrat Club

Democrat Headquarters

​1111 University Ave


​Get involved with the new Board of Walker County Democrat Club as they plan for the upcoming year.


Board Members for 2017-18:

President Fred Guillory

Vice-President Dorothy Willett

Treasurer Andy Dewees

Corresponding Secretary Joe Ann Anderson

Recording Secretary Dianne Myers

Environmental and Headquarters director Steve Covington

Walker County Democratic Party Chair Terry Presley


Also, it is time to pay yearly dues of $20 per person.  Pay at the meeting, cash or check. Or mail your dues check  to WCDC, P O BOX 6744, Huntsville, TX 77342.


If in doubt about your membership status, please contact Treasurer Andy Dewees, 936-295-7650 or adewees@suddenlink.net




Saturday, April 22, 2017
EARTH DAY


For Earth Day, anyone who can, meet at Thomason Park across the street from Sam Houston Elementary School on 7th Street at 8:00 am.  We will be planting wild flowers and two trees in the area by the road. 
 
Please come help. It won't take long if several people show up.  
I will have tools and water to drink.


Hope to see you there.


Dorothy Willett