2015 Pasta Supper and Auctions: Sat Mar 28

Join the Cville Dems and friends for the 15th Annual Pasta Supper
and Auctions!donkey
    auction items

Saturday, March 28, 2015 | 6 pm to 9 pm
Fry’s Spring Beach Club, 2512 Jefferson Park Avenue –
a new venue for an old favorite.

Admission is $25 for adults
$12.50 for children ages 6-18

Sponsors, patrons and benefactors are eagerly sought to help us raise funds for Democratic activities in this local election year! Purchase sponsorships at any level or regular admissions online at https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/pasta2015 or send a check to P.O. Box 916, Charlottesville VA 22902 – your name will be on the list at the door to eat, drink and bid highly on wonderful silent and live auction items and sign-up events.

Contact Erin Monaghan at 434-284-0244 with any questions.

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Two City seats open on the Thomas Jefferson Soil & Water Board

INCUMBENTS TO STEP DOWN:  OPPORTUNITY FOR CITY RESIDENTS INTERESTED IN POLITICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Rich Collins and John Conover encourage interested Charlottesville citizens to run for the non-partisan, elected positions to the Thomas Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District.

Their seats will be on the November general election ballot. We have enjoyed two terms but will not stand for re-election this year. We believe that democracy, like crops, thrives on turnover. The filing deadline is June 9. The term is four years. There is no compensation other than satisfaction.

Soil and Water districts are a product of the Dust Bowl in the 1930’s and now cover the nation. In recent years the emphasis has been on preserving our waters, rivers and, in the mid-Atlantic, the Chesapeake Bay.

The Thomas Jefferson District is made up of Albemarle, Nelson, Fluvanna, Louisa and the City of Charlottesville. Each political subdivision elects two commissioners. It has become increasingly recognized that urban activities, primarily water runoff, impact our neighboring streams, rivers and the Bay.

The following links give some general information about the goals and work of the Soil & Water District.

http://www.bayjournal.com/article/conservation_districts_increasingly_serving_urban_areas

http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/a-new-watering-hole/article_16655508-a41a-11e4-a0a0-b75860d08c00.html

If you would like to talk, contact either Rich or John. If you would like to attend a monthly meeting, they are on the 4th Wednesday, 10:00-noon and open to the public.

Rich Collins
rcc3f@me.com
973-7253

John Conover
john@papercraft.com
293-5622

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Monthly Democratic Breakfast: Sat, Mar 21

“Men in the Median: Panhandling and Homelessness in Our Community”

The topic of this month’s breakfast meeting is panhandling and homelessness in the Charlottesville region, and the shelters and support agencies that serve them.

Guest speakers include:
— Stephen Hitchcock, Director and Chaplain at The Haven
— Robert Johnson, Director of Region Ten
— Matt Quatrara, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney
— Kaki Dimock, Director of the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless

WHEN: Saturday, March 21, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

LOCATION: Cville Coffee, 1301 Harris Street

Coffee, juice and bagels will be served.
All are welcome!

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Democratic Primary Election: June 9, 2015

PRIMARY ELECTIONDemocratic nominees for the three City Council seats on the November general election ballot will be selected by primary election on June 9, 2015.
(The incumbent Democratic officeholders in the 57th House of Delegates district and the 25th State Senate district have also selected a primary and will (if necessary) be on the June 9 ballot.)

The deadline to file all required documents and pay the primary filing fee is Thursday, March 26, 2015. Candidates may file their declaration of candidacy, petition sheets with at least 125 signatures from qualified City of Charlottesville voters, and receipt showing payment of the filing fee beginning at 12 noon on Monday, March 9, 2015. Contact Ivy Hinton and Erin Monaghan at chair@cvilledems.org for more information.

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