Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Pride Center at Equality Park
2040 N. Dixie Hwy Wilton Manors, FL 33305
7:00 PM to 7:30 PM- Pizza and Soft Drink Social
7:30 PM – Meeting begins – Board Election and March 14 Municipal Elections Endorsement Vote
All Dolphin Democrats memberships will expired on December 31, 2016. If you joined before September 1, 2016, you need to renew your membership. You can pay your 2017 membership dues online (HERE) or bring a check to the next membership meeting.
Our membership levels are:
Single Standard: $35.00
Single Senior (62+): $25.00
Single Student: $25.00
Household Standard: $60.00
Household Senior (62+): $40.00
Household Student: $40.00
Harvey Milk Society: $500.00
Jamie Bloodworth Society: $500.00
Each day there is legislation proposed in Tallahassee that affects YOU! We need YOU to see that the Florida Competitive Workforce Bill adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the existing protected classes of race, color, sex, religion, or disability! We need YOU to help add LGBT protections to the bullying bill so that children can be further protected from harassment in school. We need YOU to help to defeat bills that allow LGBT discrimination by religious organizations, AND people who conscientiously object to homosexuality and transgender people. We need YOU to help lobby for a change in Florida Statutes governing HIV/AIDS sex-education; to repeal President Reagan’s Abstinence-Only Title V language; and to change Florida’s Drug Paraphernalia Statute to permit needle-exchange programs. We need to fight bills that take awayYOUR rights.
YOUR membership and support are so very important to our Club. When YOU stand with us,YOU broadcast to the Democratic Party and Broward County that we are a strong and vocal presence in this community. Thank YOU for taking the time to join the Dolphin Democrats or renew your membership!
NOTICE OF BOARD ELECTION
The Dolphin Democrats will elect ten members to the Board of Directors for two year terms at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The open offices are President and Vice President (they must be different genders and nominated together). Also, open positions include Secretary, Treasurer, and six Directors. There is more information on our Nominations page (CLICK HERE)
NOTICE OF ENDORSEMENT MEETING VOTE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017
We will be endorsing candidates in the municipal elections being held on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 in Coconut Creek, Deerfield Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Lighthouse Point, Miramar, and Sea Ranch Lakes at our Wednesday February 8, 2017 meeting. Check out our candidates page (CLICK HERE) on our website with a lot more info on who has filed. The filing deadline is January 16, 2017.
If you are a paid 2017 Dolphin Democrats member (if you joined or renewed your membership AFTER October 1, 2016), and you would like to request the Dolphin Democrats to endorse a candidate in the March 14, 2017 Municipal Election, send an email to email@example.com with your name, the name of the candidate, the office they are seeking, and the reason(s) you believe the Dolphin Democrats should endorse that candidate, by January 19, 2017. That will allow us to consider your request at the February 8, 2017 membership meeting.
We have received requests to endorse Patricia Dubayes for Coconut Creek Commission, District C, Bernard Parness and Richard Rosenzweig both for Deerfield Beach Commission, District 3, and Gwyndolyn “Gwyn” Clarke-Reed for Deerfield Beach Mayor