Welcome to the website of the Whatcom County Democratic Party. Our goal is to keep you informed, interested and involved in our local political activities. Please check our monthly calendar to stay updated on all our events. Click on "Calendar" at the top left side to get an expanded monthly view.
Mark your Calendars: The Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner is Back!
The 2015 Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Silver Reef Events Center. Join us for a fabulous Northwest buffet featuring salmon and steak, a dynamic keynote speaker, and great entertainment. Our guest list includes local environmental groups, labor groups, local Tribal Nations as well as local and state level elected officials and party notables. All Democrats are welcome. Until March 31, tickets are $45 each, and tables of ten are $400. After March 31, tickets are $50 or $475 per table. Purchase tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1342546 or call us at 647-7661.
Super-candidate Joy Monjure is stepping up again - this time to run for a Supervisor position with the Whatcom Conservation District. Joy is concerned about the "natural resource challenges that threaten our health, culture, economy and quality of life". Joy has worked with the Conservation District in the past and says that it is a unique form of non-regulatory government that matches local resource needs with technical and financial resources to help landowners with “on-the-ground” conservation projects.
Intimate Conversations and Casual Dinning will kick off with our hosts William and Cheryl Hockett-Prelle and Catherine Chambers. Our guest 40th Legislative District Representative Kris Lytton will join us for an evening of delectable food and conversation. This enchanting Celtic late midsummer dinner will feature Strawberry Liqueur, Rhubarb Bread with Faerie Butter, Watercress Soup, Sweet Peas with Mint, Tweed Kettle (Salmon), Steamed Oran ge Pudding and Cornish Saffron Cakes.
Meeting: Thursday July 17th
6pm Dinner: Taco Bar for $10
7pm Endorsements and program on Minimum Wage
Members will vote on a proposed slate of candidates for Charter Review Commission:
District 1: Todd Donovan, Barbara Ryan, Thomas Stuen, Alie Walker and Eli Mackiewicz
District 2: Susan Gribbin, Judd Morse, Bob Bandarra, Stan Snapp, Kate Blystone
District 3: Richard May, John Lesow, Chris Johnson
Members of the Whatcom Democrats gathered Thursday, June 19th for an endorsement meeting. Candidates for 2014 elected office introduced themselves and fielded questions from the audience.
Seth Fleetwood Tuesday June 17th - 5pm Whatcom Museurm - 121 Prospect St Bellingham
Joy Monjure Thursday June 26th - 6pm - 8pm Bellewood Acres
Monday, June 23, 5 PM to 7 PM
Squalicum Boathouse, 2600 S. Harbor Loop
Bellingham, WA 98225
For more information, call Campaign Manager Patrick Stickney @ 425 - 681 - 8137
Super Gardeners Peggy Borgens and Ronalee Kincaid once again went above and beyond and did an amazing amount of work to bring the Whatcom Democrats over $600 from the annual plant sale. Thank you to Peggy and Ronalee, for all their growing, potting, and transporting, and other volunteers who helped out during the sale.
by Catherine Chambers, Development/Finance Committee Chair
by Daydre Phillips
Lots more parades to walk in with the Democrats – Please join us! The Ski to Sea Blossomtime Parade was a huge success! 34 people walked together under our big tent! Candidate Seth Fleetwood joined us for his first parade. Thanks to everyone that joined us. Also thanks to Riley who led us in chants to let people know that “Everyone Is Welcome Under Our Big Tent”
Stommish Water Festival, June 21st
Sumas Community Days, June 28th
Blaine Old Fashioned 4th of July, 4th of July
Everson/Nooksack Festival, July 12
Bellingham Pride Parade - Sunday, July 13th
Discovery Days Parade - Saturday, July 19th
Old Settler's Grand Parade - Saturday, July 26th
Watch your email for meeting place details, email Daydre firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-3072. Please join us whenever you can!