News from the DWC --
Congratulations again to former DWC Steering Committee member Jennifer Crossley on her election to the role of Monroe County Democratic Party Chair. Jennifer has resigned from the Steering Committee, and in accordance with the bylaws, the Steering Committee will select a member to step in for the remainder of her term. This selection will be ratified by the membership at the earliest breakfast meeting date after that selection. Stay tuned for more news on that front.
One of the very best ways to prepare for running for office and SERVING in that office is to become involved in government affairs by way of Boards and Commissions. There are openings at the beginning of every year, and Monroe County Commissioner Julie Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) invites you to email her about openings for county boards or commissions.
Be inspired on this MLK Birthday at the 2019 City of Bloomington Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Birthday Celebration.
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, January 21 -- TODAY -- at 7 pm. There is also a reception that starts at 6 pm.
Keynote speaker is Janai S. Nelson, who is the Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. This is bound to be a most inspiring presentation.
Deepest sympathies to Charlotte Zietlow and family as they mourn the passing of her grandson, Henry, last week. May your memories of him sustain you in these times, Charlotte.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
Declaration of Candidacy for the 2019 Municipal or Town Elections:
Filing a declaration of candidacy for nomination in the 2019 municipal primary began on January 9. The deadline for declaring as a candidate is Friday, February 8 at noon. Forms are available in the Voter Registration Office on 7th and Madison, where one would file for this election.
Monday, January 21, 2019
A Day ON, not a day off.
See opportunities to volunteer by checking January 21 on the calendar link at https://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/calendar/
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Party For Amanda’s Friends & Supporters
Upland Brewing Company, 350 W. 11th St., Bloomington
Hosted by Barge For Bloomington
Sunday, January 27th, 2019 1:00 - 3:00p.m.
Monroe County NOW January Chapter Meeting
Monroe County Library, Room 1B, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington
Hear updates from committee chairs and find out how you can get involved.Jackie Daniels from the Indiana Center for Recovery will discuss substance use issues and recovery. Jackie will host a panel of women to discuss barriers to treatment for women with substance use disorders.
Sunday, February 17, 2019, 3:00pm
NOW Chapter Meeting
City Hall NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE!
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