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Membership Dues are Due
Please renew your membership Today

On February 5th, the Dolphins will have a booth at the Flea Market at the Pride Center in support of the March munincipal elections. Please let me know who among you will be able to staff the booth along with the timeframe you will be available.

Thank you for your continued support of this activity.

Betty DiMaio

[email protected]

Our Next Meeting - February 9th, 2011

Our Dolphin Democrats Elections

March 8th City Commission Candidates

Celebrating Black LGBT Pride


The Dolphin Democrats Will be collecting non perishable food items and toiletries for
The Poverello Center. we will have a collection receptacle at all of our membership meetings, tabling at the Pride flea market
and at all of our outside activities, like, Pride in the Park, Stonewall Street Festival, etc.

The mission of The Poverello Center is to provide life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are residents of Broward County and meet the specified qualifications for services.

Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus
Registration For Our 2011 Winter Conference Is Now Open!

We're excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2011 Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus Winter Conference to be held February 25-27, 2011 at Hotel Duval in Tallahassee. Sign up to attend by clicking ‘Register Today’ on our conference web page:


The conference will include a welcome reception, appearances by state and local elected officials, informative workshops, including grassroots organizing, diversity and how to pass a Human Rights Ordinance in your county, as well as entertainment events planned throughout Florida’s capital.

It’s going to be an amazing weekend that you won’t want to miss. Register today!

Dolphin Democrats 2011 Elections

Nomination Procedures for Officers and Directors

The Dolphin Democrats Nominating and Election Committee - Michael Albetta - Chair, Gwen Handelman, Robert Bernhardt

The Dolphin Democrats Nominating and Election Committee is organized for the election of Officers and Directors at the February 9th, 2011 meeting. Members interested in running for an office or a seat as Board member should contact a Nominating Committee Member - Michael Albetta Chair, Gwen Handelman, and Robert Bernhardt, at the addresses listed below. To be considered for the official slate, the Nominating Committee will need all nominations no later than January 31, 2011. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the January 12, 2011 Dolphin meeting and also at the meeting prior to the elections on February 09.

Candidates should send a brief narrative statement of no morethan 200 words including relevant background, skills and interests - to be posted on the Dolphin website prior to the February meeting. Letters of endorsement from Dolphin Members and additional background information may also be included for the Committee's use, but will not be distributed by the Committee.

The Committee is charged with nominating one person for each Executive Board positions - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. We also are charged to fill 11 Board members. The terms are for 1 year. The President and Vice President shall be of opposite gender and shall be elected together as a ticket. Candidates must have been a Member of the Dolphin Democrats 45 days before the election - Monday, December 27, 2010.

Please send your information before January 31, 2011 to:
• E-mail: [email protected]
• Fax: (866) 478-8262
• Mail: PO Box 7437, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33338-7437

The Dolphin Democrats Nominating and Election Committee - Michael Albetta - Chair, Gwen Handelman, Robert Bernhardt.

Chair, Michael Albetta

Black Pride 2011- Bayard Rustin (March 17, 1912 -- August 24, 1987) was an American civil rights activist, important largely behind the scenes in the civil rights movement

Dolphin Democrats General Meeting January 12, 2011 * Notes

Open Mic Night: What can we do better? What do you want to see for programs?

· Talk about Democratic Values – what it means to be a Democrat; for example, support taxation based on ability to pay (economic policy)

· Talk about local issues

o Runway

o Reduction of library hours

o Same sex adoption – come together with several organizations with one voice

· Need to attract more women into the Dolphins

· Need to attract more diverse membership (Hispanics, African-Americans)

· Need to attract more young members

o Ryan Terrell circulating Dolphin info on all Broward campuses

· What can we do to support the Democratic Party?

· Need Democratic Party to pay young Dems to ballot chase like Republicans do

· Have a plan to win (early/absentee voting)

· Need trust, affection, speak with one voice as “the Dolphins”

· Intensify commitment of all members

· Stop attacking Democratic candidates – support whatever Democrat is running

· Support not only GLBT issues but also issues of other groups

· Move forward from here

· Reach out and mentor someone (especially potential future candidate)

· Set a positive example so people want to be a part of Dolphin organization

· Survey members

o What do they want?

o What will make organization better?

VOTE BY MAIL 2011-2012

Voters who wish to cast their ballots by mail may make a single request to get absentee ballots for every election through 2012.

Absentee ballots no longer need a reason. People can use them if they prefer to vote by mail.

Broward voters who want absentee ballots, either for a single election or for multiple elections, need to request them from the Supervisor of Elections Office.

Requests can be made in person, by mail, by phone or by filling out an application online.

Details at 954-357-7055 or online here.

* Online request are only for 1 year

* Phone request can be for every election through 2012.

Please renew your membership or donate today

The Broward Democratic Party requests your presence at the 2011 Democratic Unity Dinner
Please join us on this Important night to hear our plans to win the debate on issues, get voters to the polls, win the marketing and public relations battles and support our candidates.

Broward Democratic Party 2011 Democratic Unity Dinner,
(formerly The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner)
Saturday March 5th 2011
Marriott Coral Springs Hotel
Golf Club and Convention Center
11775 Heron Bay Boulevard
Coral Springs, Florida
VIP Mixer 6:30-7:30 P.M.
Dinner, Awards, Speeches 8:00 P.M.
Black Tie Optional

Diamond Sponsorship ($2,500.00)
Gold Sponsorship ($2,000.00)
Table ($1,700.00)
Dinner Ticket ($150.00)
VIP Cocktail Ticket ($125.00)

Advertise in our journal
Back cover ($1000.00)
Front inside cover ($750.00)
Back Inside cover ($600.00)
Full page (4-1/4 x 7-1/2) ($500.00)
Half Page (4-1/4 x 3-1/4) $350.00
Please Call 954-423-2200 to RSVP today



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