December Membership Meeting – December 17th

Please join us for the December Membership Meeting of the Washington County Dems on Wednesday, December 17th at our office located at 132 North Main Street in West Bend from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.

This is an important time of year for the Washington County Dems as we are in the process of making plans for 2015! We will be discussing our goals for 2015 as well as planning how to reach those goals. We will also be discussing spring races.

Please join us for discussions based on “brainstorming” and “problem-solving.”


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“Sock Collection” Reached Over 150 Pairs

Thank you and congratulations for helping to collect over 150 pairs of socks for West Bend students in need of holiday cheer!

Just as incredible was the wide variety of socks donated. The photo of the socks below doesn’t do justice to the magnitude of 150 pairs of very colorful socks……


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Dwayne Block heads a fantastic, grassroots “Oconomowoc Dems Group” in the Oconomowoc area. He has put together a review of the 2014 elections with important political and community leaders as described in the program below.

The event will take place on Sunday, January 11, 2015, starting at 12 noon at the Olympia Resort Hotel in Oconomowoc. (Directions below.)

To sign up for the event, contact Dwayne at: ; 262-567-4848 (home); 414-759-5600 (cell)

(Dwayne is a very warm, approachable and welcoming person.)


12:00 Noon:  Coffee, Socialize

12:30:  Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign – “Blue Jeans in High Places” and Election Perspective

1:00:   Nate Timm of the Wisconsin Grassroots Network – “Wisconsin Grassroots Net Update”

1:10:   Mary Laan of Move to Amend – “Perspectives on Move to Amend’s November 4th Victory”

1:20:   Candidate Recognition and Special Awards

1:30:   Keith Roberts, MATC Retired & Far East Business Consultant – “Thoughts on the November Election” with Q and A

2:30:   BREAK

2:45:   Joyce Luedke of MWCN – “Report on Middle Wisconsin Community Network”

3:15:   Joyce Luedke of MWCN – “Winning for Families”

3:45:   Ed Fallone, Marquette University Professor of Law and Wisconsin Supreme Court Candidate – “Insights into the November 4th Election”

4:15:   Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett – “Sharing the Old Milwaukee German Socialist Values, the Democratic Party Traditions and Himself: Identity Check and On Into the Future”

The “Olympia Resort Hotel, Spa & Conference Center” is located at 1350 Royale Mile Road on the south side of Oconomowoc, just off Highway 67.

Directions from Milwaukee: “Travel east on I-94 for 25 miles to the Oconomowoc area and take exit # 282 (Hwy 67). Then turn right on Highway 67 and travel north 1 ½ miles. The Center will be on your left and somewhat set back off the highway.

For more information on the Center, call 1-800-558-9573 or 262-369-4999.

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Have You Thought About Taking A Leadership Role?

Elections for the Washington County Dem’s Executive Board will be held next fall and we will be looking for new people to take on some of these important roles.

If you are thinking about running for a leadership position, the time to start learning the role is NOW!

Please let us know and we can start giving you some smaller leadership roles this year in preparation for “the next step.” You can talk to any of the executive board members (listed below) for more information.

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2014 – 2015 Executive Board

Tanya Lohr, Chair:; 414-467-8469

Waring Fincke, Vice-Chair:; 262-334-1030

Anne Molineu, Secretary:; 262-353-3692

David Kliss, Treasurer:; 262-7-7-9935

Brenda Tucci, At-Large:; 262-305-7106

Sally Lacy, At-Large:; 262-502-0722

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