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Democratic Women’s Club of Martin County

October, 2009 Newsletter

IMPORTANT NOTICE - - This month we will begin alternating meetings. On October 20, 2009 our meeting will be at 5:30 P.M. at the Womanís Club of Stuart. Please note this meeting will be on Tuesday evening. In November our meeting will be held on the 2nd Saturday morning.

October Program Speaker: Our speaker will be Shields McManus, Judge, 19th Circuit.
For 2009, Judge McManus is assigned to Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties. In Okechobee he covers civil actions, domestic relations, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and dependency, probate and guardianship, and mental health. In St. Lucie, Judge McManus covers foreclosures.
Topic: Family issues that come before the 19th Circuit Court

DWC 2009 Convention: Marie Argana and Barbara Robert represented the DWC of Martin County at the Convention held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Indiatlantic, FL. Approximately 175 people attended. New Board members were elected and resolutions adopted. More information will be presented at the October meeting. Marie and Barbara attended different workshops which were informative and interesting. Karen Thurman, President of the Democratic National Committee of Florida, was the featured speaker at Saturday nightís banquet.

DWC 2010 Convention: Our District VII will host the 2010 Convention in September at the PGA in Port St. Lucie. Seven representatives from the three counties (Martin, St. Lucie and Highlands) met to begin formal planning for the event.

Fundraiser: In March, we will participate in hosting Mark Russellís performance at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets are $50.00 each. Marie Argana will take your reservations at our October meeting.

Non-Perishable Food Items: Please remember to bring food items that will be given to families in Martin County. The need is great.