Upcoming Events January 2, 2018 and Beyond!

Democratic Happenings in Buncombe County




Volunteer Lunch

When:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 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.

West Asheville Dems Monthly Screening and Forum

When:  Wednesday, January 3, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where:  West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806, USA (map)
Description:  The first of a monthly series of documentary film screenings followed by a forum from local Democratic leaders, organizers, and candidates. Learn how you can become part of the big blue wave getting ready to wash over our fine country this November. A great way to get directly active in democracy at a local level, bring a friend! First screening is “Democracy for Sale” followed by a brief discussion of Virtual Phone Banking and upcoming event your West Asheville Dems are planning.
Contact: Jeff Anderson at jaacrodude@gmail.com for more information.

11th District Democrats Monthly Meeting

The 16 counties in the 11th Congressional District will meet by by clusters during January 2018. Dates and locations will be announced.
The 11th District will hold its next full meeting on February 7th at 6:30 pm at BCDP Headquarters

Progressive Dems of Buncombe County Networking Committee Meeting

When:  Thursday, January 4, 2018, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  PDOB Networking Team will meet at BCDP HQ to draft questions for a future questionnaires.
Contact:  Richard Spivack at rspivack1@gmail.com with questions or for more information.

North Buncombe Cluster GOTV 2018 Kick-Off

When:  Saturday, January 6, 2018, 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Where:  Weaverville Library, 41 N Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787, USA
Description:  We are urging all NB Precinct Officers to attend this 2-hr. Planning and Strategy Session. In the two-hours we will:
  • Map out our year ahead with key dates and events.
  • Offer step-by-step plans for phone banks
  • Review each precincts master list.
  • Offer preliminary plans for Annual Statewide Precinct Meeting on Feb. 10.
  • We guarantee you will leave with a clear blueprint for the coming year.
Contact: RSVP Barrie 828-712-9654

Hominies Cluster Meeting

When:  Monday, January 8, 2018, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Where:  Enka-Candler Library, 1404 Sand Hill Rd, Candler, NC 28715, USA (map)
Description:  Join us as we discuss our January phone banking plans, our February 10th precinct meetings, and our plans for 2018! All cluster members are welcome- you don’t have to be an officer!
Contact: Lindsey Prather  laprathe@alumni.unca.edu

Progressive Democrats of Buncombe County Meeting

When:  Monday, January 8, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Where:  Buncombe County Democratic Party HQ, 951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803 (map)
Description:  Silent Auction! Everyone is invited. We’ve got some great donations including a sail boat ride and hand-turned wooden bowls. Come and support universal healthcare, clean air and water, and campaign finance reform. Items will be set up early (6:15) and then we’ll go through business followed by the auction by 7:40 pm. You can find the agenda for this meeting here.
Contact: Kris Kramer at pdobpresident@gmail.com

Veterans’ Restoration Food Service

When:  Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 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!

Senior Dems Monthly Meeting

When:  Thursday, January 11, 2018, 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.

Young Democrats Monthly Meeting

When:  Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6:00 – 8 p.m.
Where: Habitat Tavern and Commons, 174 Broadway St, Asheville, NC 28801, (map)
Description:  Join the Young Dems for our monthly meeting on the second Thursday of every month! We will be prepping for the precinct meetings on February 10th, so this is a great opportunity to learn about how the party works, and what you can do to get involved.
Contact: Ben Sullivan at sullivan.ben2@gmail.com.

BCDP Women’s Club Dinner

When: Thursday, January 18, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where:  BCDP Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803
Description:  January is the month to renew your membership to the BCDP Women’s Club. Your $25 annual fee will help Democratic women candidates and reduce the price of the monthly dinner from $15 (non-members) to $12. Contact Marnie Walsh at mprescottwalsh@yahoo.com or join us at the January 18th meeting.
RSVP:  Please RSVP to buncombedemwomen@gmail.com

Buncombe Democrats 2018 Kickoff Party!

When:  Saturday, January 20, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Where:  Mission Health Conference Center, A-B Tech Campus
Description:  Join Democrat colleagues to celebrate our accomplishments and get energized for the 2018 elections! Tickets start at $25.00 for Young Democrats; $50.00 for General Admission. Sponsorships are available and all funds raised will help elect Democratic candidates in Buncombe County and Western NC in the coming year.
For tickets and sponsorship information visit buncombedems.org/kickoff18

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