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Polk DEC -Election of Officers & December Meeting

Monday, December 12, at 6:30p.m.
Polk County Commissioners' Bldg., Third Floor Lounge
330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL


Election of 2017-18 DEC Officers.
Nominees are:
Shawn Kinsey, Chair
Celeste Williams, Vice Chair
Dina Friedman, Secretary
Leonard Guminski, Treasurer
Ellis Moose, Sergeant at Arms

Karen Welzel, State Committeewoman
David Jones, State Committeeman

If you are interested in any of the board positions, please contact Nominations Committee Chair Karen Welzel ASAP at (863) 318-0441 or kwelzel628@gmail.com

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

Following the election meeting there will be a brief regular business meeting.

Contact Ellis Moose at 863-852-7294 or ChairPolkDEC@SolivitaDemocrats.org for more information.

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Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus - December Party!

Tuesday, December 13th – 6:00 p.m.
Tapa Tios, 6645 South Florida Ave., Lakeland

We have reserved the same space as last year at Tapa Tios in South Lakeland. We need to have a count, so RSVP ASAP. We had a crowd of 55 last year and should be that many again, so let's get the word out. Thanks, Woody

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Woody Wilbanks at 863-709-1848 or via email at gatorwood@msn.com


Next Regular Meeting:
January 17th, 2017, at Champino's Italian Restaurant,
6617 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland

Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus Winter Conference and Biennial Meeting Schedule Announced — Lakeland, FL

MARCH FORTH!
Friday March 3rd 7-9 p.m. Welcome Social
Saturday March 4th 9 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast 10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks 10:30 a.m. Workshop 12:00 p.m. Lunch and Guest Speaker 1:00 p.m. Membership Meeting 3:00 p.m. Workshop 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. – on your own 8:00 p.m. Social Event
Sunday March 5th 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast 10 a.m. Marching Orders 11:00 a.m. Adjourn

Watch for more detais as the become available.

March Fourth United!

March Fourth! 2017

Save the Date: March 4, 2017
2017 Winter Membership Meeting

The Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus is pleased to announce plans for the 2017 Winter (Biennial) Membership Meeting and Board Elections, held March 4, 2017, in Lakeland, Florida!  The membership meeting will include the election of officers and other board members and additional caucus business.  As always, there is no cost to attend the membership meeting.
 
Save the date and stay tuned for additional event announcements, including venue information and agenda materials.
 
Andy Janecek
Secretary, Florida LGBTA Democratic Caucus
Cell: 850-445-4909

Polk Co. Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida - Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 13th – 6:00 p.m.
Tapa Tios, 6645 South Florida Ave., Lakeland

We are celebrating with the other Clubs and Caucuses of Polk County at Tapa Tios in South Lakeland. We need to have a count, so RSVP ASAP. We had a crowd of 55 last year and should be that many again, so let's get the word out. Thanks, José.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Woody Wilbanks at 863-709-1848 or via email at gatorwood@msn.com


Polk County Chapter of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida

José Garcia, President
(516) 319-4118 – TopCop@earthlink.net

Democratic Women's Club of Florida/East Polk Ridge - December Meeting

Wednesday, December 14, 11:30 a.m. 
Lavender & Lace Tea Room, Lake Alfred

We will be meeting for a holiday get-together. More to come!
We will hold our election of officers in the new year.

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
Perkins, 6005 Cypress Gardens Blvd., for our first Breakfast meeting. 
Speaker will be Barbara Mathews.
(Could not get room for third Sat, so took second Sat.)


Please call Carol DeMosley
 at 863-438-5260, or by email at:  cdemosley@gmail.com for meeting details.


Karen Welzel
kwelzel628@gmail.com

Lake Wales democratic Club - December Meeting

Tuesday, December 20, at 7:00 p.m.
"B" Street Community Center,
230 B Street, Lake Wales, FL


You won't want to miss this event as we celebrate the success of our Democratic candidates.
Light refreshments will be served.


Contact Jennifer Nanek for more information:
JJaneN@aol.com

The Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club - December Meeting

Tuesday, December 27th at 7 p.m.
Room 1 of the Chain of Lakes Complex,

210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven 

Members are encouraged to suggest additions to the agenda to the Chair below.                                 

For more information please call Frank Chichetto at 863-299-4216, frankchichetto@yahoo.com
or Paul Anderson at 863-965-8241.

Polk County Democratic Black Caucus - December Meeting

Monday, December 19, at 6:30p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. "S" NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881


We will review the results of the general election on November 8 and make plans for our caucus in 2017.
Light refreshments will be served.


Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:
Kinsey_819@yahoo.com

Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL

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We have expanded
our office space due
to the needs of our
outstanding candidates
and the number
of volunteers that
are helping us register
new voters and
sign them up for
Vote By Mail!


Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Please donate or volunteer today.


Polk County
Democratic Office

Hours:
11am to 3pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday through Monday by appointment

Inside the OK Arcade,
Across from City Hall
651 East Main Street, Suite 10-C,
Haines City, FL 33844

(863) 668-7199


PolkCountyDemocrats@Gmail.com


Office Manager:
Ruth Ann Eaddy
ruthann41eaddypolitics@msn.com

D.E.C. Chairman:
Ellis Moose, III
ChairPolkDEC@SolivitaDemocrats.org

Important Florida 2017 Legislative Session Dates

Interim Committee Meetings for the 2017 Regular Session:
Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 9th (House of Representatives)
Monday, December 12th - Friday, December, 16th (Senate)
Monday, January 9th - Friday, January 13th
Monday, January 23rd - Friday, January 27th
Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 10th
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th

January 27, 2017 Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills (Senate)

March 3, 2017 Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills (Senate)

March 7, 2017 Regular Session convenes (Art. III, §3(b), Fla. Const.) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Senate Rule 3.7(1))

April 22, 2017 All bills are immediately certified (Senate Rule 6.8 and House Rule 11.7(i)). Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Senate Rule 6.4(4))

April 25, 2017 50th day - last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Senate Rule 2.9(2))

April 30, 2017 55th Day - no House bills on second reading may be taken up and considered by the House (House Rule 10.18)

May 3, 2017 58th Day – the House may consider only: (a) Returning messages, (b) Conference reports, and (c) Concurrent resolutions (House Rule 10.19)

May 5, 2017 60th day - last day of Regular Session (Art. III, §3(d), Fla. Const.)

Lakeland Democratic Club - January Meeting

Thursday, January 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Lakeland Downtown Library


For more information, call
Ricky Shirah, president, at (863) 937-8944 or electshirah@gmail.com

East Central Polk Democratic Club - Januaryr Meeting

Tuesday, January 3rd, at 6:30p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. "S" NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881


Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:
Kinsey_819@yahoo.com

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