Democratic Happenings in Buncombe County

Upcoming Events November 28, 2017 and Beyond!

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South Buncombe Cluster Meeting

When:  Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Earth Fare, 1856 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Kathy Sinclair, District 11 Chair, will speak to us about 2018 Elections and Candidates. Pat Deck, Campaign Manager for Vijay Kapoor, will talk about running a very successful campaign. We will be discussing what we as a cluster can do to Get Out The Vote (GOTV) and support Democrats. We’ll meet in the community room behind the deli area at Earth Fare. All Precinct Officers, members of South Buncombe Cluster, and anyone interested are invited!
Contact:  Suzy Morrissey at 828-230-6006 or suzyr181@gmail.com with questions.

Kenilworth Precincts Meeting (Precincts 7.1 & 20.1)

When: Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 123 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description: Our precincts will meet in the Fellowship Hall of Kenilworth Presbyterian Church to discuss ideas about how we can encourage more voter participation in 2018. Please plan to attend and bring along a few of your neighbors! Refreshments will be served.
Some of the questions we’ll explore are:
  • “What can we do as a precinct to increase our number of registered Democrats?”
  • “How can we become a more inclusive precinct that listens to & responds to the political concerns of everyone?”
  • “What are next steps in making our Get Out the Vote (GOTV) operation a well-oiled machine by next November?”

Contact: RSVP to Kathie Kline at kathiebkline@gmail.com.


Progressive Dems Networking Committee Meeting

When:  Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, (map)
Description:  Anyone interested in helping with networking for the Progressive Dems is invited! Make a plan to listen and work with other progressive groups to see what they need and want from Democratic candidates and to support progressive issues and values.
Contact:  Laura Evans at laura.p.evans@gmail.com with questions.

Democratic Men’s Club Breakfast

When:  Saturday, December 2, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
Description:  Democratic Men’s Club of Buncombe County quarterly breakfast. Breakfast is available at no charge for members, $12 for non-members, and will be catered by On The Spot Cookin’.
Doors open at 8:00 AM with breakfast beginning at 8:30 AM. Keynote speaker will be Todd Williams, District Attorney.
Join the Democratic Men’s Club of Buncombe County – annual membership is $100 for one person, and a spouse/other family member may join for an additional $50. All money raised will help elect Democratic candidates.

Contact:  Democratic Men’s Club President David Anders at dranders@charter.net with questions.


North Buncombe Holiday Social

When:  Sunday, December 3, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Where:  Fields At Blackberry Cove, 135 Blackberry Inn Rd, Weaverville, NC 28787, (map)
Description:  Please join us as we celebrate this holiday season at The Fields of Blackberry Cove, a premier event venue. We will also briefly announce our 2018 victory plan. Please bring somebody new with you! Democratic candidates and elected officials are welcome to attend and mingle.
Contact:  Larry at NorthBuncombeDems@gmail.com for info.

Precinct 60.4 Meeting

When:  Sunday, December 3, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Laurel Creek Clubhouse, Laurel Creek Drive, Asheville NC 28803 (map)
Description:  All active and new members of Precinct 60.4 are invited to attend! We will be planning strategy for 2018, welcoming our new Secretary/Treasurer and connecting once more in 2017.
Contact:  Ellen Costanzo, Chair Precinct 60.4 at ecausier@gmail.com.

Volunteer Lunch

When:  Wednesday, December 6, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Buncombe Democrat Volunteer Lunch. Hot Dogs catered by Anderson Davis, $5.00. Come join with other volunteers and get prepared for 2018 elections!
Contact: Keith Thomson at volunteerlunch@mountainscape.com for more information.

11th District Democrats Monthly Meeting

When:  Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Join Democrats from across the 11th Congressional District for our monthly meeting.
Contact:  Visit nc11democrats.org or e-mail nc11democrats@gmail.com for more information.

Hominies Cluster Meeting

When:  Thursday, December 7, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715, USA (map)
Description:  All Precinct Officers, members of any Hominies Precincts, and anyone interested in helping plan events/activities for the Hominies Cluster are welcome participants. Join us as we discuss and plan how to reach out to residents in our Hominies Communities in an effort to make a real difference and solve problems facing us all. December’s meeting will involve final planning for the February County-Wide Precinct/Cluster meeting and a review of DATA/results from 2016 Election, precinct by precinct.

Contact: Nancy Waldrop at nswking2@gmail.com or 828-778-4186 with questions and to RSVP.


Precinct 9.1 Organizing Meeting

When:  Thursday, December 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, (map)
Description:  All registered Dems in Precinct 9.1 are invited to attend as we discuss plans for canvassing in December!

Contact:  oakleydems@gmail.com with questions


Progressive Democrats of Buncombe County Meeting

When:  Monday, December 11, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Buncombe County Democratic Party HQ, 951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Our goal is to further progressive ideals. We work to get big money out of politics and bring power to the people–not just corporations. We believe higher education needs to be available to anyone willing to do the academic work. We stand up for single-payer health care. Come and join us–make these ideals a reality!

Contact: Kris Kramer at pdobpresident@gmail.com


Veterans’ Restoration Food Service

When:  Wednesday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where:  ABCCM Veterans Restoration Quarters, 1329 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC 28805 (map)
Description:  BCDP has elected to help prep and serve food every second Wednesday. Three to five volunteers are needed each shift (we have 3 “regulars”). The residents and staff are very appreciative and the volunteers find the time spent very rewarding.

Contact:  Ingrid Campbell at Icamp359@pacbell.net or 828-515-2002 to sign up for a shift. Precinct chairs, how about each of you taking one month’s shift and finding those 3-5 volunteers to help!


Shiloh-Precinct 8.2 Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, December 13, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: Shiloh Community Center, 121 Shiloh Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, USA (map)
Description: Join members of Shiloh precinct 8.2 for our monthly meeting.

Contact: Catherine Mitchell – 1418cpm@gmail.com.


Senior Dems Monthly Meeting

When:  Thursday, December 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Buncombe County Senior Dems monthly meeting. We will have a Pot Luck dinner. Please bring a covered dish to share or pay $5.00.

RSVP:  Nancy Detweiler at nancydetw@aol.com.


Riceville-Swannanoa Cluster Meeting

When:  Thursday, December 14, 6:30 – 8:15 p.m.
Where:  Craggy View Cottages Clubhouse, 134 Outlook Cir, Swannanoa, NC 28778 (map)
Description:  Any resident of Riceville/Swannanoa concerned about the political situation in Washington and/or Raleigh is encouraged to attend! We meet every 6 weeks to discuss what we can do to change the current state of affairs in Washington and Raleigh and then plan and implement steps to make those changes happen. NC State Senator Terry Van Duyn will be the guest speaker.

Contact:  Patrick Kilroy at phkilroy@gmail.com with questions.


BCDP Monthly Meeting

When:  Saturday, December 16, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC  28803 (map)
Description:  Buncombe County Democratic Party officers will meet at BCDP HQ to discuss the past month and plan for the coming month. We’ll hear updates from auxiliaries, reports from each member of our Executive Board, and discuss the state of the party. No quorum is required for this meeting. The meeting is open to all.
Contact:  Jeff Rose at jeff@buncombdems.org or call 828-333-2595 with any questions.

African American Caucus Monthly Meeting

When: Monday, December 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Stephens Lee Recreation Center, 30 George Washington Carver Ave, Asheville, NC 28801 (map)
Description:  Join Buncombe’s African American Caucus for our December monthly meeting.

Contact: Catherine P Mitchell at 1418cpm@gmail.com or 828-215-0728.


BCDP Women’s Club Will Not Meet in December

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