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NEWS  from June 2010 (updated: 09.30.2010, 13:16)
  • Our annual John Syrett Lobster Bake fundraiser is Sunday August 22nd. Save the date. Details here.
  • Our last meeting was June 15th at Stella Maris House, Rockland. Discussion included:
    • The Thomaston 4th of July festivities will be held on Saturday, July 3d. Folks are needed to march in the parade and man the food booth. Call Lysbeth Andrews @ 632-1311 to volunteer for a shift between 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and/or Friday evening setup, Saturday night teardown.
    • A grievance committee met at MDP headquarters in Augusta on May 15th to hear three complaints brought by Leonard Greenhalgh against the KCDC and several KCDC members. The hearing was held in the absence of the aggrieved party. The committee found in favor of the KCDC and its members in each complaint.
    • The Chair announced Bob Baker's resignation as Vice Chair due to press of business and asked for volunteers to fill the position.
    • Stu Thro has volunteered to fill the position of Recording Secretary. Vote to be taken next meeting.
    • The Candidate search committee is still seeking candidates for house and senate seats.
    • The Chair reported on the state party convention, including the election of Moira Paddock and Diana Beach to the State Committee, and financial results of running our button booth at the convention.
    • Representatives Ed Mazurek and Chuck Kruger discussed the results of the June 8 referendum, the opportunity to exploit the Maine Republican Party's bizarre platform in the fall campaign, and the need to support Carol Maines for County Commissioner.
    • Diana Beach discussed "virtual phone banking," and the Thomaston Monday Morning meeting. She and others spoke of interest in reducing the MDP platform to a few bullet points.
    • Mike Mayo discussed the idea of running several low-key bean suppers throughout the county during the fall campaign; the Chair proposed a Haskell-Mayo event in the fall - more on these next month.
    • Proposed expenditures for the fall campaign were discussed, including: campaign button supplies, lawn sign supplies, media & mailing budget, possible color printer purchase.
    • We voted financial support for our candidates for County Commissioner, Judge of Probate, and County Sheriff; initial funding for the Lobster Bake fund raiser, and for the Thomaston 4th of July food booth. We voted to permit Mike Mayo to maintain a postage stamp inventory.

    The meeting agenda is here.

  • 06/19 Update on James O'Haverty James is back at home in Hope, recovering from heart surgery. Elizabeth reports:

    Hello, Lovely People. Just to give you the good news that Dr. Buchanan, James' surgeon, officially signed James off his patient list when we saw him in Portland this week. He said there were a few dicey moments, but he used "some tricks" and got James through, and now is very pleased with his progress. Hurrah! James is getting stronger every day, although we know it is going to take three to six months before James is skateboarding or climbing mountains. Love and thanks to you all. OXO e


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