DCFDW Newsletter 11-17-2016


Many thanks to Pat Bitondo, Linda Jefferson, Diane Martin, Jeannette Mobley, Gwendolyn Smart, and Windy Carson Smith for traveling to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in support of the PA Federation Awards Brunch Chairperson, Dr. Carolyn Collins; and the PA Federation President, Gwen Collins.

We were especially pleased to be present to witness former PA Federation President Nancy Hobbs being honored as the Democratic Woman of the Year for her long-term commitment, dedication to electing Democrats for public office and for her history of extraordinary fund raising. We had a lovely trip and were very well received by the members at the Brunch which honored outstanding Democratic women and elected officials from throughout their state.
We had a good laugh, because the members thought we were VIPs from the DNC, since we were wearing white and were seated near the front. We were honored to have the privilege of representing the DC Federation of Democratic Women and it was great fun!!
 Democratically Yours,
 Hazel Bland Thomas

* Join the Ward 4 Democrats as they celebrate two superlative DCFDW members at their Annual Ethel Delaney Lee Dinner tomorrow, Friday, November 18th at 6 pm at the St. George Antiochian Church Ballroom located at 4335 16th Street, NW. We’re very proud our members who will be honored:

  •  Mayor Muriel Bowser with the “President’s Award of Excellence”
  • Ms. Ella Creech Peete will receive the “Woman of the Year” Award;
  • Ms. Theresa Cusick, Esq. will be honored with the “Joan Thomas Spirit Award” named for Mrs. Joan Thomas, a long-term, outstanding Ward 4 and long-term DCFDW member.

Tickets are $85.00 each or $75 for persons over 65. Checks should be made payable to “Ward 4 Democrats” and hand-delivered to the event or paid via credit card through Eventbrite, https://w4demsedldinner.eventbrite.com. You can email your interest in tickets to: Ms. Karen Parker at: lfaworks@gmail.com.

*The DCFDW’s Theme for the Year is “Building Bridges – Taking Action.” We have some exciting plans for the 2016-2017 Program Year, but we need volunteers to put the plans into action!! Please let us know if you’d like to chair or be a member of the Annual Luncheon, Legislative Summit or Women in Blue committee.

* The Next DCFDW Meeting will be on Monday, December 12 from 6:45 to 8:30 pm at the Wilson Building. Officers and committee chairpersons are asked to bring written reports to help move the meeting quickly. We plan will have an invited guest speaker and a light potluck. Please RSVP your participation to me at (202) 491-9245.

* The DCFDW Executive Committee is asked to participate in a Conference Call Meeting to set the agenda on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm. The conference call number is: (605) 475-4700 and the Access Code is: 750586#.

* The Metropolitan Democratic Women’s Club will have its Annual Holiday Party at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 5501 14th Street, NW 20011. For information, contact: Wycarsonsmith@gmail.com.


What: 2016 Ward 4 Democrats Ethel Delaney Lee Dinner

When: Friday, November 18, 2016, 6:00 pm cocktails, 7:00 pm dinner

Where: St. George Antiochian Church Ballroom, 4335 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011

Why: Honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser and other Ward 4 Democrats, specifically Sterling Tucker, Ella Peete and Theresa Cusick, Esquire.

This annual event enables the Ward 4 Democrats of Washington, DC to provide scholarships to college bound students who reside in Ward 4. This year we will be honoring the:
Leader of our City’s Democratic Party Mayor Muriel Bowser with the “President’s Award of Excellence”; and The Honorable Sterling Tucker and Ms. Ella Peete; respectively as “Man of Year”, as “Woman of the Year” and and Theresa Cusick, Esq. with the “Joan Thomas Spirit Award”.

Proceeds for the event will be used to provide scholarships to college-bound high school students residing in Ward 4 and for the overall operations of the Ward 4 Democrats of Washington, DC. Since 1975, the Ward 4 Democrats have been conducting the affairs of the Democratic Party in Ward 4 through monthly meetings, administering forums, and through voter education and registration activities. Visit www.ward4democratsdc.org for more information on the Ward 4.

How: If you’re interested, you must purchase your tickets immediately. The tickets are $85.00 each or $75 for persons over 65. Checks should be made payable to “Ward 4 Democrats” and hand-delivered to the event. Payments can also be made via credit card through Eventbrite, https://w4demsedldinner.eventbrite.com. You can also email your interest in tickets to: Ms. Karen Parker at: lfaworks@gmail.com<mailto:lfaworks@gmail.com>.

*”We must become the change we want to see…” Mahatma Gandhi

Have a blessed, beautiful and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!!

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