Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Dem Party Meets In Hendry-Glades

More than 30 Democratic Party organizers, elected officials and candidates gathered for a pot-luck dinner and election season kick-off meeting at the Indian Hills home of Ellen Hawk Geake, Chair of the Glades County Democrats.  

The September 29 event was the second joint meeting for the Hendry and Glades Counties Democratic Executive Committees.

Joe Thomas, Chair of the Hendry County Democrats said that the two county political groups would continue to rotate their monthly meetings between LaBelle, Clewiston and Moore Haven.

Explaining why the combined meetings, Thomas said "Hendry and Glades County Democrats have a lot in common. We share many issues and organizing challenges. And it's just a lot more fun to get together as a larger group in a more social setting. It encourages more people to come out and meet one another."

State party leaders Dee Dee Smith and Dave Dew attended to represent Florida Democratic Party Chairman Rod Smith.

Smith emphasized the need for Democrats to work enthusiastically to elect their candidates in the hard-fought political arena that is the American two-party system.  But she reminded the group that both parties are citizens working for a better nation and there is no place for hostility between fellow Americans.

Dew urged Hendry and Glades County Democrats to take a more active role by attending the Democratic Party state convention scheduled for October 28-30 at the Contemporary Resort in Walt Disney World. The first night of the convention features a dinner with Vice President Biden as the keynote speaker.

Those wanting to participate in Democratic Party events and projects are invited to contact Ellen Hawk Geake at 863-983-2922, info@GladesDemocrats.com or Joe Thomas at 863-612-0413, info@HendryDemocrats.com.

(photo: Joe Thomas, Dee Dee Smith, Ellen Hawk Geake, and Carol Griggs gather for a joint meeting of the Democratic Executive Committees of Hendry and Glades Counties.)

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