Monday, January 7, 2013

Chair Report - January 7, 2013

Greetings….I would like to take a moment to thank all of you for a great 2012 and we must now focus on 2013 to meet the continuing challenges we face as democrats. Your past efforts have not gone unnoticed and provide the Burnett County Democrats with a positive view looking forward. Let’s all recommit to a successful year. Thanks again for hanging in there.

Annual Recognition Dinner….This is the time of year we honor our members who have volunteered their time and energy to help make the party events and programs a success. This year the dinner will be held at the Siren Senior Center located at 23943 State Rd. 35 in Siren on Saturday, January 19. All democrats are welcome to attend this pot-luck dinner. We are expecting a big turnout that will provide the opportunity to mix with fellow democrats. Won’t it be fun to enjoy conversation with others who simply “get it?” The food service begins at 5:00 p.m. and we’ll be serving ham, green beans, mashed potatoes and your dish to share. The food will be served buffet-style. During the dinner we will enjoy music provided by Dragonfly with Doug Crane & Al Parson. At 6:00 p.m. the program will begin and continue until no later than 8:00 p.m. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on the 19th

Elections….Spring elections are popping up like tulips. On February 19 a primary will be held for the state Supreme Court justices and perhaps some local races. The actual election is scheduled for April 2nd and we will be urging everyone to vote. I’ll have more on this later. One important lesson learned in 2012 is that we must all vote every election. Republicans are faithful at getting to the polls and since they currently outnumber democrats in Burnett County, they win if we don’t show up. Let’s not let this happen. We can show up and start moving offices back into the blue zone.

Next Meeting….Our next membership meeting will be held at the Whitetail Wilderness Restaurant & Bar on February 19. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. but arriving at 6:00 p.m. gives you time to enjoy dinner before the meeting starts. In the meantime your executive board has been handling our affairs and things are running smoothly. We’ll have lots to talk about at that meeting and you’ll get a chance to meet your new leadership. I am working on assembling committees. If any of you would like to be considered for a committee, give me a call. This is one of the best ways to get involved in our party activities. By getting involved, you learn the ropes and help make a difference in the success of the party.

Richard Costerisan

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