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Times are tough for almost everyone right now. But, WTDO still needs funds to continue to get Democrats elected. Looking at the future I am not sure if we will even be able to hold a typical fundraiser this summer or fall. And, we obviously are not "passing the hat" at meetings. We need to look at alternative means to reach voters.That may mean mailings, which are expensive. We have an ActBlue account which makes it very easy to donate as a one time or monthly donation. It is linked below. If you feel more comfortable mailing a check you can send it to PO Box 224 Warrenville, IL 60555.
Please, if possible, donate what is reasonable for you.
Thank you so much!
Your participation in WTDO is greatly appreciated. Together we will get through whatever lies ahead for us. Please be aware of those around you that may need assistance. Maybe an elderly neighbor that could use help getting groceries, etc. The term social isolation brings to mind loneliness. Let's not let that happen to each other. We can still call, text, and email. If you are in need, email us here at WTDO. We are here for you! Take care everyone!
Next WTDO Virtual Meeting:
Wednesday May 20th 7pm
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that attended our April meeting. It was a great to "see" everyone again, candidates and WTDO locals alike. We had some good conversations. We all understand we are in the midst of some very uncertain times that encompass our health, our economy, and just how we are able to navigate through our daily lives. And, on top of all that......it is an election year. A presidential election year. We will have to find new and creative ways to reach voters to GOTV, ways to fundraise, and ways to be a louder voice so that our township of Winfield knows that the Winfield Township Democratic Organization is here for them.
The Democratic Party of DuPage County had a successful virtual election on April 15th. Cynthia Borbas retained her position as Chair as did Steve Schenk as Treasurer. Pam Pringle Pintozzi was elected as Vice Chair. Thank you to everyone that participated and congratulations to the DPDC leadership team.
As the DPDC elections completed we are now bound to have our own leadership elections. Consequently, our May meeting will be focused strictly on our leadership elections. We LOVE our candidates but we will not have any outside speakers at this meeting.
As per our bylaws, "All officers shall be members in good standing of this Organization. A member in good standing is one who supports our Mission Statement and has attended at least two meetings during the previous twelve months." We have 5 positions up for election and they all serve 2 year terms. Township Chair, First Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large. Vince Hardt, our Secretary, has decided to step down. Sheila Rutledge has decided to run for the Secretary position. As Chair, I discussed at the April meeting wanting to step back from the position, but will stay on if none are interested. I really have loved seeing WTDO grow! Anyone that meets the above requirements and has a desire to be more involved please feel free to run! Many times I feel fortunate that we are the smaller township as that leads to us being a more close knit group and one that I have found works together well.
We also need to elect 2 delegates and 2 alternate delegates. Our 2 Delegates, and the Chair, make up part of the Executive Committee of the DuPage County Democratic Central Committee. The Executive Committee meets about 4 times a year and has input on and votes on various county level Democratic Party decisions.
Our votings rights are simple. As per the bylaws "All Precinct Committeemen have full voting rights. All non-Committeemen have full voting rights after attending at least 2 meetings during the previous 12 months." Vince, as secretary, will tally up who is eligible to vote prior to the meeting.
More details in future emails as to how the election will be handled via Zoom. While floor nominations are certainly acceptable and time will be allowed for them and speeches, if you are interested in running it would be great to know in advance so that we can make the virtual meeting as smooth as possible.
Link to the meeting is below. For safety's sake we need to register in advance.
Thank you all!
Lynn Casey-Maher Chair WTDO
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You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: May 20, 2020 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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