Monday Morning News Aug. 21, 2016

DWC Members: We Need Your Vote on Proposed DWC Bylaw Revision
The DWC By-Laws were recently reviewed by the Steering Committee and a change is proposed.  The modification to the By-Laws is in Article 4, Section C.  The proposed change specifies that only the President and Treasurer will be elected to their roles and other roles may be appointed from among at-large members.  This change is intended to allow greater flexibility for leadership within the Steering Committee.
This modification can be adopted with a simple majority of the membership at the September 2 breakfast meeting.
If you cannot be present at the DWC monthly meeting on Friday, September 2 to vote in person, or if you just want to vote now, please submit your YES or NO vote to [email protected].
Voting by email will begin at noon on Wednesday August 24 and end on Thursday, September 1 at 6pm
NOTE:  These two offices are the ones required for our PAC and financial forms.  This is one reason.  The other was that having the Chair and the Vice Chair elected in opposite years didn't allow for a natural succession of the Chair.

 A simple majority of the whole membership is needed for it to pass.  If you don't know whether or not you paid your dues this year, please contact DWC Treasurer Vicky Sorensen, [email protected].  




Richland Bean Blossom Democrats
There’s a new Democratic group in town!  The Monroe County Democratic Party is looking to ramp up its organizing efforts in Ellettsville and Stinesville and to establish a long-term presence in order to recruit, train, and elect candidates to local office and build political power in West Monroe for 2016 and beyond! See the save the date in the events section below! Check out (and like) the Facebook page at
For more information contact Judy Bolick at [email protected]
Leadership Bloomington/Monroe County calls for participants
Applications are due September 15 and class begins October 21.

Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County applications are now available. Change the world right here at home. Offered in partnership by Indiana University and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County prepares emerging leaders to address current and future community needs through a seven-month experiential learning program. In LBMC, participants learn leadership skills they can apply to their career and community involvement. LBMC session topics will include project management, ethics, conflict resolution, communications, and strategic partnerships, as well as spotlight community strengths and needs. A limited number of scholarships are available for those who would otherwise not be able to participate.
For more information and an application, visit or call Kyla Cox Deckard at 812-855-1182.
Vacancies on City of Bloomington Boards and Commissions
Applications are now being accepted for vacancies on the following Bloomington Boards and Commissions:
  • Bloomington Commission on Sustainability
  • Commission on the Status of Black Males
  • Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs
  • Housing Quality Appeals Board
  • Telecommunication Commission
  • Bloomington Digital Underground Advisory Commission
  • Traffic Commission
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.  A complete list and description of Boards and Commissions, in addition to application materials may be found at  Information and applications also are available at the City Clerk’s Office in Showers City Hall at 401 N. Morton.  For more information or questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 812-349-3408.  


Reception honoring Shelli Yoder for Congress with special guest Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)
Monday, August 296-8 p.m.  Upland Banquet Hall, 350 W 11th St, Bloomington 
Mayor John Hamilton & Dawn Johnsen, Regina Moore, Dorothy Granger, Vi Simpson, Kelly Eskew and Doug Dayhoff cordially invite you to a reception in support of Shelli Yoder for Congress. Suggested contributions: $100, $250, $500, $1,000, may be made payable to Shelli Yoder for Indiana, P.O. Box 6654, Bloomington IN 47407, or online at . Please RSVP to Matthew Cruz at [email protected] .

Save the Date!!
Richland Bean Blossom Democrats Labor Day Weekend Picnic
Sunday, Sept 4, 1-4 p.m.  Flatwoods Park, Shelter 3

Hamilton Friends and Family Picnic
September 11, 4-7 p.m.
  Bryan Park- North Shelter (Henderson St.)
Please join Mayor John Hamilton and Dawn Johnsen in supporting Indiana Democratic candidates at the 2nd Annual Hamilton Friends and Family Picnic. Join them in giving a warm Bloomington welcome to John Gregg, Christina Hale, Shelli Yoder, Judge Arredondo, and all our local candidates! Everyone is welcome and admission is free.  Live music by the Vallures, food, friendship and some politics.  Bring a side dish or dessert to share if you wish, and a lawn chair or blanket.  This is a family-friendly event.

ACTION ITEM:  For September 2 breakfast meeting

At next week's meeting, we'll be focusing on the Status of Women’s Health Care in Indiana and reproductive issues.  Our action should be to bring the following items for the clinics being represented: diapers for newborn up through larger size (greater demand for 4, 5 & 6), pull-ups and baby 2T-4T size clothing.   

One more thing....

Have you paid your DWC Dues for 2016?

The DWC is dedicated to inspiring, recruiting, training, supporting and funding women to increase the number of progressive, pro-choice women in the political arena. We ALL help with this mission, together, collectively. Make sure you have full rights and privileges of membership!
Only $20 for one year’s membership.  Join online here:

Do you have news items? Send your items of interest to us at [email protected]
Deadline for MMN is noon on Sunday.

Paid for by DWPAC - Democratic Women's Political Action Committee
Democratic Women's Caucus