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Persuasive Letter Writing Workshop with Mike Shearer

You may remember a letter in the Observer a few months back.  Written by Mike Shearer, it was brief but excellent guide to writing more effective and persuasive Letters to the Editor.  (Note - you can read Mike’s piece at: http://www.lagrandeobserver.com/Opinion/Community-Comment/Letters-to-the...)

 

Last month, Mike kindly agreed to conduct a seminar to expand on the ideas he presented in his article.  If you weren’t able to attend on September 14, you missed an informative session! 

 

Here are some important concepts from the seminar.  Many thanks to Sharon Evoy and Jerry Sebestyen for their notes!

 

Join us at our monthly meeting!

Our next meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5.  We will meet in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex at 105 Fir Street.

 

Here are some key items on the agenda:

Meeting agenda for September 7, 2011

Our next meeting will be from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 7. With White House Coffee now closed and its ultimate fate up in the air, we will instead meet in the second floor conference room of the Sac Annex, 105 Fir Street.

Carole Halvorson will chair the meeting.

Here are some key points to consider – please give your input and comments to Carole to finalize the agenda.

  • Review of Union County Fair Booth
  • Review Sen Merkley Town Hall
  • Next Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up Day
  • Review YTD Financials
  • Set Next Fundraising Effort
  • Highlights from SCC meeting
  • Writing Workshop on Letters to the Editor

Glen Scheele Chair, Union County Democrats

Democrats booth at the 2011 Union County Fair

Wasn’t it great to be out at the Union County Fair – meeting good friends, enjoying the passing scene, and admiring the creativity and industry of our neighbors? The Fair is an enduring celebration of our way of life and our community.

The Union County Democrats were proud to be a part of that celebration again this year. As we do each year, we asked fairgoers to speak out on their most important issues. We counted 2,081 votes in our straw poll. That’s a 50% increase over last year and a new record of participation! Here is a breakdown of the tally:

ISSUE

Votes

% of Total

Ending the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

401

19%

Improving Family Wages, Jobs, and Home Ownership

334

16%

Access to Quality Affordable Health Care for all Americans

312

15%

Access to Quality Education for all Americans

275

13%

Preserving Social Security and Medicare

220

11%

Tax Fairness for People and Corporations

204

10%

Preventing Another Financial Meltdown and Bailout

189

9%

Promoting Energy Independence and US Energy Jobs

146

7%

 

2,081

100%

See you at the Union County Fair!

Hello Democrats!

 

The Union County Fair begins Wednesday, August 3rd.  In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, I hope everyone will take some time to come by the Democrats' booth.  Participate in the issues straw poll.  Buy and take home a newly designed t-shirt or bumper sticker.  Sign up to get active with your fellow Democrats!

 

We will have an impressive presence at this year’s fair thanks to the efforts of Gray McGuire and Suzann Chapman.  Gray has seen to it that the booth is freshly painted and decorated.  Suzann has insured we have volunteers in the booth throughout Fair week.

 

Join Us At Our July Meeting

Hello Fellow Democrats...
 
I hope that you enjoyed your 4th of July! 

To mark the holiday, I took a bit of time to reread the Declaration of Independence.  I was reminded that these United States began as a bold experiment with no guarantee of success.  I was also reminded that this experiment requires our work and participation to survive and thrive. 

I am writing (late, I know) to invite you to our next gathering.  We will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, at White House Coffee, 1702 Fourth Street in La Grande.
 
Here's a preview of our agenda.  As always, your participation and input is welcome.
 
      Union County Fair Booth
      Fund Appeal Results
      Fundraising Next Steps
      Strategic Planning Next Steps    
 
      And More...
      

Please plan to attend - get involved for positive change with your fellow Democrats.
 
Your help is needed and appreciated - I look forward to seeing you!
 
Sincerely, 
 
Glen Scheele
Chair, Union County Democrats

June 1, 2011

Union County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes for June 1, 2011

Minutes include:

  • Meeting Called to Order
  • Present
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer's Report and Minutes Approval
  • Adopt a highway
  • DPO OFA Grassroots Volunteer Training
  • Union County Fair
  • SCC State Central Committee
  • Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee May 24th
  • Wyden Town Hall
  • Adjourned

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June 1, 2011

Union County Democratic Central Committee
Meeting Minutes for June 1, 2011

Minutes include:

  • Meeting Called to Order
  • Present
  • Introductions
  • Treasurer's Report and Minutes Approval
  • Adopt a highway
  • DPO OFA Grassroots Volunteer Training
  • Union County Fair
  • SCC State Central Committee
  • Ad Hoc Strategic Planning Committee May 24th
  • Wyden Town Hall
  • Adjourned

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Union County Democrats Clean Up

UC Dems Adopt a Highway

Union County Democrats spent a pleasant Spring morning cleaning their adopted section of Highway Highway 82. A group of Democrats met in town and carpooled out to their assigned 2 ½ mile stretch of Highway 82, just past Pierce Lane to Market. All went well in spite of the rain.

Nicole Foss Presents "A Century of Challenges"

Our friends at ORA, Grande Ronde Transition, and EOU Students in Free Enterpirse are bringing internationally renowned writer and speaker Nicole Foss to La Grande.

Nicole will present "A Century of Challenges" at 7 pm on Sunday May 29 in Huber Auditorium at Badgley Hall on the EOU campus. Her lecture will focus on the economic dislocations stemming from Peak Oil and rapidly rising energy costs. Foss will also show that strong communities and localized, sustainable economies can answer the challenges posed by the end of cheap fossil fuels.

Admission is free and open to the public.  Don't miss this important event!  For more information go to http://granderondetransition.com

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