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    The Democratic Club of Bonita Springs and South Lee County was established in 1970 with the purpose of fostering and strengthening the ideals of the Democratic Party, encouraging active interest in political and governmental affairs, supporting the candidacy of nominees of the Democratic Party in local, state, and national elections, and maintaining active relationships with county, state, and national Democratic organizations.

    Next Coalition for Democracy Meeting
    This group's next meeting will be on 2/27, at 3:00 PM, in the Estero Recreation Center, off Corkscrew Road behind Estero Park Commons condos. . . River Ranch Road is also an access. Note that this is where the Democratic Club of Bonita and South Lee County meets on the second Wednesday every month. Next meeting is March 8 at 6:30 PM.

    Report from Democrats Meet in Pelican Landing on February 13th

    Cathy Michiels, State Committeewoman for Lee County Democrats, was introduced by Alice Ellman and Deb Washburn.

    Cathy told the group of about 40 that strength is greater in numbers and with designated committees to focus on specific issues.She presented several options for volunteering with Lee County Democrats, such as phone calling, community outreach, communications, environmental issues, and invited us to join their regular meetings. The next one will be held at 7:00PM on Monday - 2/27- at 10051 McGregor Suite 101. She noted that registered Republicans in Lee number 188,000; registered Democrats 118,000. Lee County Dems website. Cathy Michiels: cell 239-560-1682; e-mail.

    Cathy’s recommendation for us was to include as many others as we can in our efforts to promote the solidarity issues raised by the Women’s March. To impact federal issues, start locally, she said, to build a data base that can impact local ballots, candidates, and legislation. Commit to an area that matters to you.

    Our post-march name is now Coalition for Democracy.

    This roster will be given to Cathy, as approved by the people at our meeting. She will answer your questions and will stay in touch with our steering committee.
    February Meeting
    Our meeting on February 8 was exciting. We had a good turnout of South Lee County Democrats who want to make a difference. We had the largest attendance in several years. With continued involvement we will make a difference.
     
    A number of issues were discussed and some action plans initiated. Several suggestions were made including the need to update this website which is underway. Your patience and support is appreciated.

    We're looking forward to the next meeting on Wednesday March 8 and hope to have started some of the actions.

    Fiscal Policy

    The club adopted the following Fiscal Policy at the January meeting following its adoption by the Board of Directors at their previous meeting.

    "The following shall be the policy governing expenditures of the Democratic Club of Bonita Springs and South Lee County:

    "First priority shall be toward providing for the costs of renting a facility for our meetings.
    "The second priority shall be to provide $500 in general election years to support Democratic candidates after primaries.
    "Further, requests for funding support in excess of $50 shall be communicated to the membership before the monthly meeting and considered for approval at the next monthly meeting."

    The purpose of this policy is to make sure that we attend to the basic objectives of the club to provide for meetings of members and to support candidates. It is also to provide adequate time for consideration of other consequential requests for funds.
                  
    Meeting Schedule and Location:

    The Club meets at 6:30 PM on the Second Wednesday of each Month.
    THE NEXT MEETING OF THE CLUB WILL BE:
    March 8, 2017 at 6:30 PM
    Estero Recreation Center
    Estero Community Park
    9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
    Estero, FL 33928
    (Map may be found here.)


    Membership:
    Annual memberships: dues are $20 per person. Please send a membership application and your check to:

    The Democratic Club of Bonita Springs and South Lee County
    P.O. Box 1049
    Estero, FL 33929
    Contact:
    Contact Person: Steven Blumrosen (858) 683-3362 (UL Vote Dem 2)
    Email: Steven Blumrosen
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