Events

While indoor “live” meetings/ events are temporarily cancelled we do have monthly 2021 Events noted below! Join us!

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HAPPY NEW ERA… 2021  !

Need some over-winter ideas of things to do?  Please go to
The FIGHT for democracy must continue! – Henderson County Democratic Party (myhcdp.com)   and / or:
BLUE WAVE TIME for Volunteers! – Henderson County Democratic Party (myhcdp.com) — work you can do from home!   

MARCH

MARCH 6 – MARCH 20. 2021 ANNUAL PRECINCT MEETINGS!
Some dates are to be determined… please check back soon.

Registered Democrats and UNAs with Democratic Values are invited to attend the HCDP Annual Precinct Meetings (listed below by precinct).  –> To get your Zoom link, email the precinct ‘Contact’ below or call our office (828-692-6424) by March 5, 2021 with the date and time of your precinct meeting. 
-> Please leave a message (# above) if you don’t get an answer. We will call you back! Meetings are scheduled March 6 through March 20.

Purpose of meeting:  To organize your precinct, elect officers, establish a team of volunteers to communicate HCDP activities, events, and candidate and election information.

We look forward to becoming a part of our HCDP efforts to elect Democratic candidates and uphold the rights and privileges of the people in our community, state, and country.  

Join us today!

Precinct Contact Email Meeting Date/Time
Armory Cindy Ellis
cewmt123@gmail.com
Topic:  Armory Annual Precinct Meeting
Time:  March 6, 11 AM
Atkinson Bruce Sargent brucejsargent@gmail.com Topic: Atkinson Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 11, 2021  5PM
Bat Cave Randy Neall randolph.neall@gmail.com  Topic: Bat Cave Annual Precinct Meeting
March 6, 2021, 3 pm.
Brickton Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Brickton Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
Carolina Village Don Streb fisherstreb@gmail.com   Topic: Carolina Village Annual Precinct Meeting.
March 11, 2021, 4 PM
Clear Creek Lynn Romeo lynnromeo50@gmail.com Topic: Clear Creek Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 6, 2021 01:00 PM  
Crab Creek Brian Leverson sotatwin@gmail.com     Topic: Crab Creek Annual Mtg.
March 20, 1 PM
East Flat Rock Michelle Tennant Nicholson michelletennantnicholson@gmail.com Topic: East Flat Rock Annual Meeting Time:  Mar 8, 2021  06:00 PM
Edneyville Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Edneyville Annual Precinct Meeting
Time:  Mar 6, 11AM
Etowah South Natalie Aalto naalto@msn.com

Topic: Etowah South Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 14, 2021, 1 PM
Etowah Valley Jack Robinson
jackrobinsonmerida@gmail.com
   
Topic: Etowah Valley Annual Precinct Meeting March 20, 2021, 10AM
Flat Rock Michelle Antelac michelleantelac0@gmail.com Topic: Flat Rock Annual Meeting
Time:  Mar 7, 1PM
Fletcher Keith Sashegyi sashegyi@aol.com     Topic: Fletcher Annual Precinct Meeting.
March 6, 2021 10 am.
Green River Christina Shaffer shaffertreasure@gmail.com   Topic: Green River Annual Meeting Time: Mar 13, 2021 06:00 PM  
Grimesdale Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic: Grimesdale Annual Precinct Meeting
Time: March 6, 2021 11 AM
Hendersonville 1 Ann B’Rells ann9br-bus@yahoo.com   Topic: Hendersonville 1 Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 10, 2021 06:00 PM
  Hendersonville 2   Virginia Tegel   virginiategel@gmail.com   Topic: Hendersonville 2 Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 18, 2021 06:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting
Hendersonville 3 Bettie Orr bettieworr@gmail.com   Topic: Hendersonville 3 Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 7, 2021 03:00 PM
Hoopers Creek Diane Bauknight dbauknight@gmail.com   Topic:  Hoopers Creek Annual Precinct Meeting Time:   March 10, 2021 6PM 
Horse Shoe Jack Robinson jackrobinsonmerida@gmail.com     Topic: Horse Shoe Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 20, 2021, 10AM
Laurel Park Ed Mattern edmattern@att.net     Topic: Laurel Park Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 15, 2021 06:00 PM
Long John Mtn Lynn Conchado lconchado@gmail.com   Topic: Long John Mountain Annual Meeting Time: Mar 13, 2021 03:00 PM
Moores Grove Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Moores Grove Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
North Blue Ridge Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  North Blue Ridge Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
  North Mills River Joe Elliott  ejoe2397@gmail.com Topic: North Mills River Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 13, 2021 01:00 PM
Northeast Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Northeast Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
Northwest Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Northwest Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
Park Ridge Josh Feierstein josh@naturalgeodata.com Topic: Park Ridge Annual Precinct Meeting Time: Mar 16, 2021 06:00 PM
Pisgah View Josh Denton joshuadenton@rocketmail.com     Topic: Pisgah View Annual Precinct Meeting
Time: March 13, 2021, 10 AM
Raven Rock Betty Lou Wallace saludablou@hotmail.com   Topic: Raven Rock Annual Precinct Meeting
Time: March 14, 2021, 3 PM
Rugby Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Rugby Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
South Blue Ridge Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  South Blue Ridge Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
South Mills River Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  South Mills River Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
Southeast Cindy Ellis cewmt123@gmail.com Topic:  Southeast Annual Precinct Meeting Time:  March 6, 11AM
Southwest Bob Hartsell boloblueridge@outlook.com   Topic: Southwest Annual Precinct Meeting
Time:  March 13, 1 pm

APRIL Events! 

APR. 6 – HCDP Board Meeting (virtual).

APR. 10  @ 1 pm HCDP Annual County Convention, will be held via Zoom. The Zoom link will be coming ‘here’ so please check back!   

Agenda will include the below, plus ‘more’:
Deb Butler will be our convention speaker. Ms. Butler was the heroine of the NC State Assembly.
Vote on the HCDP Board of Officers. Those currently nominated are:
County Chair:  Cindy Ellis
First Vice Chair:  Michelle Antelac
Second Vice Chair:  Bruce Sargent
Third Vice Chair:  Currently OPEN – have a nomination?  If so, please email a member of the Nomination Committee (named below).
Secretary:  Dana Lundy
Treasurer:  Steve Culp
TO read the HCDP Board of Officers Candidates’ Statements and see informal photos go HERE.

Note -> Who will vote at the annual convention? Precinct chairs and delegates (from the annual precinct meetings – dates listed above March 6-20). Please attend a precinct meeting!

Nominating Committee:
Joe Elliott, Catherine Rael, Don Streb, Sukey Pratt,
Jessica Stepp Edney, Susie Hartsell. To email a committee member, please use: info@myhcdp.com and name the committee member in subject line. It will be forwarded to him/her.

APR. 17 @ 10 AM HCDP CEC meeting.

MAY Events:

May 6 @ 1 pm Public comment option- from NC Bd of Elections.
A public hearing will be held as follows:
Location: https://bit.ly/2PqPEwz
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please use the Panelist code provided in the confirmation email if you plan to make an oral comment during the public hearing. Please use the Attendee code if you wish to listen to the hearing but don’t plan to provide a comment.This notice is posted on the State Board of Elections website, https://www.ncsbe.gov/about-elections/legal-resources/rulemaking.Summary of the Proposed Text:08 NCAC 01 .0107: Proposed amendment would clarify when a political party expires and the timeline for changing the registration of voters affiliated with expired political parties.08 NCAC Chapter 09:
Proposed amendments would remove references to direct record electronic voting machines (DREs), clarify the conduct of recounts, and detail how the county board of elections makes determinations of voter intent in hand-to-eye recounts.08 NCAC 20 .0101:
Proposed amendment would clarify the number of precinct-specific observers permitted and how the lists of observers are to be submitted.08 NCAC 21 .0102 – .0104:
Proposed amendments would clarify who may sign disclosure reports.08 NCAC 21 .0107:
Proposed rule would permit the use of electronic signatures in future campaign finance software.08 NCAC 21 .0202:
Proposed rule would outline the process for closing a candidate or political committee once it ends operations and disposes of its assets. The rule would also clarify limits on when a committee may close. 08 NCAC 21 .0203:
Proposed rule would require and set a deadline for a committee to file a new certification of threshold at the beginning of a new election cycle if the committee intends to remain under threshold pursuant to G.S. 163-278.10A.08 NCAC 21 .0401:
Proposed rule would clarify communications with State Board staff and opportunities for feedback from the committee during the audit process.08 NCAC 21 .0501:
Proposed rule relates to disclosure legends on print media advertisements and defines a “billboard” as any sign, flat surface, or display larger than 2,160 square inches (15 square feet).
The proposed rule would only apply to campaigns for state candidates, would not affect any advertisement supporting a candidate for president or Congress, and would only apply to advertising campaigns of a certain dollar value. Homemade signs or flags bought or made for less than $1,000 – even if they meet the definition of a billboard – would not require a disclosure legend and will not be subject to any penalty. An individual who unintentionally violates the law will not face criminal penalties.

VC_SBOE.RuleMaking <RuleMaking.SBOE@ncsbe.gov>Sent: Monday, March 1, 2021 5:18 PMSubject: State Board of Elections – Notice of Public CommentPursuant to G.S. § 150B-21.1, notice is hereby given that the State Board of Elections intends to adopt or amend the following permanent rules:08 NCAC 01 .010708 NCAC 09 .0106 – .010908 NCAC 20 .010108 NCAC 21 .0102 – .0104, .0107, .0202, .0203, .0401, .0501The full text is attached to this notice and is also available here. The State Board of Elections voted in an open meeting on February 23, 2021, to publish the proposed text in the North Carolina Register, and the agency invites public comment on this matter from Monday, March 1, 2021, through Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Public comment may be made through any of the following methods: Online: Public Comment Portal Email: rules@ncsbe.gov Mail: Attn: Rulemaking Coordinator, P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255



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