|Roosevelt Club Newsletter
|December Club Meeting
Our next general meeting is this coming Friday, December 19th at 7:30 pm and our special guests will be Prince George's County School Board Member At-Large Amber Waller and Dr. William Hite, interim Superintendent of Prince George's County Public Schools. District 1 Board Member Rosalind Johnson will also be in attendance.
In addition, we will vote for our 2009 Club officers, and our Club Holiday Party follows the Club's general meeting. Please bring a dessert item to share with everyone.
The Roosevelt Club meets in the Terrace Room of the Greenbriar Community Center in Greenbelt. (click here for directions.) Please bring a dessert item for our social time that follows the meeting.
See you there!
Club's January Event . . .
Instead of having a regular Club meeting in January, we all attend the District 22 Legislative Night in Annapolis. Our Delegation (Senator Pinsky and Delegates Gaines, Healey and Ross) will host our Delegation night on Monday, January 19th at the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. This year's theme will be a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Day and President-elect Obama's inauguration. Watch for details coming soon.
Time to Renew Your Club Dues . . .
It is time to renew your annual club dues ($5 per year, $3 for seniors.) Please remember to see our Treasurer Karl Shipps at the meeting.
Below are links to websites of interest to Democrats:
Roosevelt Trivia: "If I read the temper of our people correctly, we now realize as we have never realized before our interdependence on each other; that we can not merely take but we must give as well; that if we are to go forward, we must move as a trained and loyal army willing to sacrifice for the good of a common discipline, because without such discipline no progress is made, no leadership becomes effective. We are, I know, ready and willing to submit our lives and property to such discipline, because it makes possible a leadership which aims at a larger good. This I propose to offer, pledging that the larger purposes will bind upon us all as a sacred obligation with a unity of duty hitherto evoked only in time of armed strife."
"With this pledge taken, I assume unhesitatingly the leadership of this great army of our people dedicated to a disciplined attack upon our common problems."
Franklin Roosevelt's First Inaugural Address, Saturday, March 4, 1933.
|Congratulations to our own
Our fellow Roosevelt Club member Kurt Walter, member of the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee, was recently honored by the Maryland Democratic Party at a campaign gala for his work spearheading Prince George's County voter registration drive. Kurt has registered hundreds of new voters over the years. In the photo below, along with Governor Martin O'Malley and Democratic Chairman Michael Cryor, Attorney General Doug Gansler presents Kurt with a plaque of recognition.
A note from Club President Ed Terry:
I would like to thank the members of the Roosevelt Club for entrusting me with the leadership of our Club these past two years. It was my honor to serve in this capacity and my reward was the invigoration of the company of passionate Democrats.
I am confident our Club's best days are ahead of us and our incoming President will guide us to a new level of commitments to our goals and values.
About the Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club
** Our Thirty-Second Year **
The Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club was founded in 1976 to further the principles of the Democratic Party and to elect its candidates in general elections. We also help to organize poll workers and register voters.
The Roosevelt Club serves western Prince George's County, including areas in the 21st, 22nd and 47th State Legislative Districts.