Ten Things To Know … About the Cleveland Dinner

1. Here is the link to purchase tickets to the Cleveland Dinner which will be held on November 7th. This dinner is the annual gathering of the Carroll County DEMs and it is being held at the Red Jacket — $75 pp (if you or someone you know would have trouble with that ticket price, reach out to knute4nh@yahoo.com.

The cash bar cocktail hour with pre-meal bites will begin at 6 PM.


2. I’m hoping you’ll join me in buying a ticket(s) sooner rather than later because this will sell out. We are among the earliest gatherings in the whole state of New Hampshire which will have all 3 of the people seeking the DEM nomination for Governor talking about their respective campaigns. How cool is that! The Governor’s race is vital. Come and learn. Come and listen. Come and get ready to work!

3. The Cleveland Dinner planning committee will be putting together the seating chart in the days leading up to the dinner. Maybe you have a group of people you totally know you want to sit with at the dinner. If that’s true, you might consider just going ahead a snagging the WHITE TABLE SPONSOR option at $600. It’s the exact same price as buying 8 individual tickets, but it allows you to name particular people as your guests.

4. We’re wanting to raise money during this evening. So if you are capable of doing something special, it would be wonderful for you to consider being a BLUE TABLE SPONSOR — at $1,000.This level of sponsorship will have you and your seven guests at a way-up-front table. BLUE TABLE SPONSORS will be wildly celebrated on the night of the 7th.

5. One last *sponsorship* consideration that might be a good fit is STUDENT SPONSORSHIP. In order to ensure that some of the county’s high school students can participate, we are asking folks to consider “sponsoring a student” at a $40 level.

6. If you know a Carroll County high school student who might want to participate as an Usher, we’d love it if you would help with a connection. We have a limited number of slots for *Usher* at the Cleveland Dinner. There is an application — nothing fancy. It’s simply asks the applicant to share a short bio and answer one question — “What’s an issue that matters to you during this upcoming election, and why?” Students will submit their entry via email by October 18 and they’ll hear back by October 25th. Ushers commit to attending an orientation event on Nov 3 in the late afternoon/early evening and then will be present for the dinner from 5 – 10 pm on the 7th. To request an application or to learn more, contact Knute knute4nh@yahoo.com

7. There will be some raffle / auction type things going on at the Cleveland Dinner. Leaders in the county are working on gathering up donations for this part of the evening. If you are someone who can participate with a donation, please give us a yell — maryanneorsino@gmail.com. If you are someone who is in a position to ask a local business for a donation, please do so!

8. We’ll be raising some money at this event. All funds will be used to help elect DEMs in 2020. 

9. You will leave the dinner on the night of the 7th inspired and ready to go. You will meet all kinds of others from right here in Carroll County who inspired and ready to go. This dinner will be totally worth your time. What’s happening at the hands of the President and the Governor is not okay. On November 7th, we will raise our common voice of concern and roll up our collective sleeves to do work that is required of us.

10. Please invite someone you know to join you at the dinner. More and more throughout the county, people who haven’t really been involved in the political process are standing up and finding their voice. Invite a friend. Help them plug in. Grow the community in Carroll County. Together we can do great things!


Ten Things To Know … SEPT 17

Happy Tuesday! It’s September 17th and here are “Ten Things To Know …”

1. 10 days ago or so, nearly 60 people from Carroll County DEMs attended the NHDP Convention held in Manchester as delegates (and others from the county attended as day guests). It was a significant number of people from this part of the world as compared to other recent conventions. We should feel such pride that there are so many in Carroll who are getting involved. We need YOU to be involved, too. It’s going to take all of us to bring about the change we need.

2. State Representative Ed Butler is encouraging everyone to identify one or two persons in the county whom we can invite to be a bit more involved. Can you encourage them to sign up for this periodic email? It’s easy to do. Just go to the county DEMs website and click the “newsletter” link. Can you help get your friend or neighbor to be more involved?? Or just share this link: SIGN UP HERE

3. Last night, the 16th, Carroll County DEMs leaders from a bunch of towns gathered to learn more about the Vote Builder technology that is available to town committees. It was a fantastic event. Many thanks to Donnie from the DEM office in Concord. And to LeeAnn Stevens who organized the whole things. Every town has this resource available to them. The training is great. If you want to learn more, ask Knute or LeeAnn.

4. Tomorrow night, SEPT 18th at 6:30 PM, there will be a meeting of the Carroll County Exec Committee. It will be an abbreviated meeting — just 75 minutes long — but it will be important. We will be welcoming MaryAnne Carpenter Orsino who will be sharing info about the Cleveland Dinner (being held on NOV 7). Many thanks to Mary for her care and commitment! Contact KNUTE for meeting details.

5. The Cleveland Dinner will be held on November 7th at the Red Jacket. Emails of information and invitation will be extended during the next 24 hours. A press release will be go out. The guests for the evening will be the contenders for the DEM nomination for Governor (Mr. Feltes, Mr. Marchand, and Mr. Volinsky). This is going to be a fantastic evening. Be ready to get your tickets as soon as you see the info. Those needing financial assistance can contact Knute directly via email. We have set aside funding for this purpose so that everyone who wishes to participate may do so — KNUTE

6. The Valley DEMs are having their fall cookout at noon on Sunday, SEPT. 22. ! All are welcome to attend. Ellin Leonard and her team do a wonderful job and gathering people together. If you live in or around Conway — please consider learning more. VALLEY DEMS FACEBOOK

7. The Tri-Town Democrats (Moultonborough, Sandwich, and Tuftonboro) are inviting anyone who wishes to attend to their Garden Party to be held on SEPT. 29th from 2:30 – 5 pm at Ken and Cindy’s. “Representatives of Democratic Presidential candidates will be coming to address us and mingle!” Learn more by contacting Bonnie Chehames: BONNIE

8. The Iron Mountain DEMs are re-scheduling their October Applefest event (previously scheduled for OCT 11). Stay tuned for a new date to gather the DEMs in the northern part of the county. It may or may not involve apples!!

9. The Greater Ossipee DEMs leadership got together to do some wondering about programing in these months ahead. Ideas that made the list are: Gun Violence, Climate Change, Healthcare, and Rank Choice Voting. If you have an idea for a topic, reach out to: PAT PUSTELL

10. Please take a look at where presidential candidates are visiting throughout the whole state by visiting: https://www.nhdp.org/events

We’re all in this together. Let’s be kind to each other. Considerate of others’ opinions. Humble in sharing what we believe to be absolutely true. Knowledgable about the fact that we all will need to rally around whomever the eventual candidate will be (president, governor, etc.) … so let’s be smart as we discuss things.

Thanks for being out there on the frontlines. Give me a yell if you have something for a future “Ten Things To Know …” — KNUTE

Knute Ogren, Carroll County DEMs, Chair


Ten Things To Know … September 6!

Ten Things to Know …

September 6!

1. The Democratic State Convention takes place in Manchester on Saturday, September 7th. There are more than 50 people from Carroll County attending, far out-pacing any recent convention. Carroll County DEMs are paying attention, getting involved, and inviting friends to participate in ways that are new and exciting. Good job, Everyone!!

2. Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg will be in Conway on Sunday morning, September 8, as the Buttigieg Office opens. The campaign office is located at 73 Main Street and all are welcome to visit with Pete and his husband beginning at 7:15 AM. That’s right … 7:15 AM.

3. Please mark your calendars — NOVEMBER 7 — the Cleveland Dinner. It will be held at the Red Jacket and we will be welcoming every single candidate who is seeking the DEM nomination for Governor! This is very exciting that the three (thus far) leaders are taking Carroll County so seriously. We should feel really, really good about this. Tickets will become available very soon. This will absolutely sell out — no question about it. Tickets are $75 per person. Please note that there are tickets being set aside for people who need some special help to cover the cost of the event. We are a party that wants to include everyone as much as we can. If you or someone you know needs some financial help, please contact knute4nh@yahoo.com.

4. Speaking of the Cleveland Dinner (NOV 7), many thanks to MaryAnne Carpenter Orsino and her planning team. They are making sure every detail is handled. They are inviting students to participate. They are getting silent auction items together (can you help with a donation?). They are figuring out the menu. They are creating a great night for the DEMs of Carroll County. We are so lucky to have such great people involved!

5. Town Chairs — Monday, September 16 … there is a Vote Builder training session at Madison Library. This is a great opportunity to learn about this software available to DEMs in New Hampshire. Many thanks to LeeAnn Stevens who has organized this event. We will be welcoming Donnie Spencer from the state party headquarters in Concord. If you are a Town Chair and you cannot come, be sure to send another officer from your town committee. Learn more by contacting knute4nh@yahoo.com.

6. There is a meeting of the Carroll County Exec Comm on Wed, September 18th (location TBD, but probably in Conway area). This is a periodic meeting for the county to come together and figure stuff out, dream, wonder, discuss, and plan. All are welcome. But be advised that when we have votes on one thing or another, it’s just the chair, vice chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and two at large members who have a vote. 

7. The Conway DEMs are having a picnic on Sunday, September 22. This a great event for people in the greater Conway area. Conway Town Chair Ellin Leonard is (together with the rest of the committee) eager to welcome one and all. We will note the time and location in a few future Facebook posts (be sure to “LIKE” Carroll County DEMs on Facebook!! Contact Ellin: Click Here

8. The Tri Town DEMs (Sandwich, Moultonborough, and Tuftonboro) are having a fantastic event on Sunday, September 29th at the home of Moultonborough Town Chair Ken Hill (74 Moose Walk Road in Moultonborough) from 230 to 5 pm. All Are Welcome! Representatives from a variety of presidential campaigns will be present! Contact Ken: Click Here

9. The Iron Mountain DEMs are gearing up for an event in October — the word on the street is that will be held on October 11 (updates soon). The DEMs of Harts Location, Bartlett, and Jackson are very excited about getting everyone together. They are hoping to be welcoming a very special guest that you won’t want to miss! Hold October 11th and it’ll be confirmed in the next Ten Things message.

10. Lastly … as always, you can find out where all of the presidential candidates are going throughout the whole state by visiting: https://www.nhdp.org/events. Stay involved and invite your friends.

If you have something that you’d like included in a Ten Things to Know message, reach out to knute4nh@yahoo.com.

Thanks for caring and staying involved. Spread the word.

Knute Ogren

Chair of Carroll County DEMs


Ten Things To Know — AUG 22

I hope everyone is enjoying these perfect and (for many of us) busy summer days. A different variety of busy days will be upon us in no time! School will begin, a new season of beauty will bring people from all over, and we will do some paring down from multiple candidates to a more manageable hunk. New Hampshire people take this job seriously. Carroll County residents are as committed to this as ever.

Thanks for your commitment. Now … Ten Things To Know – AUG 22!

1. Pete Buttigieg is Coming! SUN, AUG 25th! Ossipee at 11:15 AM!

2. Inslee Is Out— A big shout out to the awesome DEMs of Wakefield & Brookfield who worked their tails off to get ready for a visit from Governor Inslee. Sadly, just days before their event, Inslee ended his effort. We can be very proud of the work of the Moose Mountain Area DEMs.

3. The Exec Comm of the Carroll County DEMs met recently at Pizza Barn in Ossipee. During that meeting, we covered important business. All are welcome to attend meetings of the exec comm. A reminder of exec comm members: Knute Ogren (Effingham), Erik Corbett (Conway), Pat Pustell (Ossipee), Bill McKay (Tamworth), Caroline Nesbitt (Sandwich), and LeeAnn Stevens (Madison). Next meeting is WED, SEPT 18 (location tbd).

4. Town Committee members! This one is for you. Many thanks to the super LeeAnn Stevens who is our county’s leader of the *Votebuilder Training* effort. We will welcome Donnie Spencer from New Hampshire Democratic Party — Monday, Sept 16 from 6 – 8 pm in the Tamworth area. Location still being locked in. What is Votebuilder? The online database the Democratic party uses to organize voter and campaign data. Candidates spend lots of money to get access to the data that our town and county committee members can access for free! This is one powerful tool we’re going to need to use to ensure we see another blue wave in 2020! Because access is town-specific, it’s important that we have someone from every town committee participate. We’ll be sending out an email with sign-up details.

5. Cleveland Dinner – The annual fall gathering of Carroll County DEMS will take place on NOV 7 at the Red Jacket. Mark. Your. Calendars. Many thanks to Mary Orsino (chair of the Bartlett DEMs) and her committee for their important work. A press release will be shared very soon (but you heard it here first)!

6. Local DEM Of Note— A big shout out to Bonnie Chehames of the Tri Town DEMs because she continues to share and encourage and engage her circle. She is always communicating all that’s going on. Lots of people do this incredibly well. Today, we can celebrate Bonnie (pictured here with candidate Warren)!

7. Kudos to the DEMs in Wolfeboro for their great work welcoming Bernie and Warren last week. And to the DEMs in Conway for their welcome of Bernie. These visits are important! More to come.

8. The Valley DEMs will be having a fall picnic on SEPT 22. All are welcome! Learn more by reaching out to ellinleonard@gmail.com Ellin is fantastic!

9. The State Convention will take place in Manchester, NH on SEPT 7. Delegates are all town committee officers, those who ran for office in 2018, and county officers. Carroll County will be represented in a strong way as compared to recent conventions. Thanks to all delegates for taking this so seriously!

10.Presidential Candidates in NH— See where the presidential candidates are visiting throughout the state by clicking here: https://www.nhdp.org/events

Thanks for being awesome! Please tell me what should be included in this periodic email. Be good!

County Chair


8/11/19 Ten Things To Know


Happy August, Carroll County DEMs Friends!

Candidates (Sanders, Warren, & Inslee) are coming to Carroll. Get ready!

Here are 10 Things to Know …

1. Bernie Sanders is coming to Wolfeboro on Monday, the 12th at 5 PM! https://act.berniesanders.com/event/event-bernie-sanders-attend/14857

2. Bernie Sanders is coming to North Conway the 12th at 7 PM! https://act.berniesanders.com/event/event-bernie-sanders/14856/signup?source=events-map

3. There is a meeting of the exec comm of the Carroll County DEMs on Monday the 12th at 5:00 pm at Pizza Barn in Ossipee. We will get some pizza and have some conversation about a handful of topics including Vote Builder plans, best practices for welcoming candidates, Fundraising & Events, and more. Our special guest is Mackenzie Murphy who most recently worked on Congressman Eric Swalwell’s presidential campaign. Please contact knute4nh@yahoo.comif you can come.

4. Elizabeth Warren is coming to Wolfeboro on Wednesday, the 14th! Space is limited and RSVP is a must. https://www.mobilize.us/warrenfornewhampshire/event/109693/

5. Governor Inslee is coming to Wakefield on August 23rd at 6 PM! Here’s the link to learn more: https://give.jayinslee.com/onlineac…/I2etDDm6qkWbGXSJ-kURZg2

6a. There is a meeting of the Valley DEMs at the Conway Library on Wednesday, the 15th. Come at 6 PM and spread the word!

6b. Also … The Valley Dems cookout and picnic will take place on Sunday starting  at noon on Sept 22nd   Location: 368 Drake Hill Road  Albany, NH. Mark your calendars and spread the word about this, too. All are welcome at this cookout!

7. We’re hearing that Harris, Buttigieg, and Booker are making plans to come this way in the weeks to come. No doubt others will be reaching out. Stay tuned and read the “Ten Things …” emails, check the Facebook page, and visit our website: https://www.ccnhdemocrats.org.

If you want to know where candidates are going throughout the whole state of New Hampshire, visit: https://www.nhdp.org/events

8. A huge congratulations to the Moose Mountain Area DEMs for an awesome Democrats of the Wakefield Villages event in late July. It was simply fantastic. Check out these great pics!  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.2449681895086801&type=3

9. Sen. Bennet was well received during his visit to Tamworth in late July. There were a few dozen people who gathered behind Tamworth Distilling alongside the river. It was beautiful, classic New Hampshire.

10. Lots of folks are talking about Governor Sununu’s veto of the bills that were sent his way about guns. They were smart and carefully crafted bills that had broad support. Many thanks to the Reps of Carroll County who were part of championing the passage of these bills in the House. It’s unfortunate that Mr. Sununu has made this mistake. Rep. Burroughs of Bartlett shared this editorial from the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript which is a good read for those of us who are disheartened by Mr. Sununu’s (in)action. Thanks for sharing this, Anita!



7/18/19 — 10 Things To Know …

Happy Summer! I hope you are enjoying all the beauty and fun that Carroll County has to offer this summer. Here are 10 Things To Know …

Michael Bennet
Michael Bennet

1. Candidate Michael Bennet will be in Tamworth on Saturday, July 20 from about 11 AM until about 1 PM. I understand that he will walk through the Tamworth Farmers’ Market and walk along Tamworth’s main drag in hopes of saying hi to Carroll County folks. He’ll then talk for a bit at Tamworth Distilling. Senator Bennet of Colorado is very excited to come see us!
Bennet Visit

2. The Conway DEMs is welcoming and lifting up the “Bernie 2020 Conway Barnstorm” to be held on Saturday, July 20 at Tuckerman’s Brewing Company in Conway. One day soon, we hope Carroll County residents will be able to meet Mr. Sanders in person! In the meantime, learn more by visiting the Valley DEMs FB page here:
Bernie 2020 Conway Barnstorm info

3. If you are a delegate to the State Convention on September 7th, you need to register ASAP. The cost is $20. Who is a delegate? If you are an officer of a Town DEM committee … an officer of the Carroll County DEMs … someone who ran successfully or unsuccessfully for office in 2018 … and some others. There are about 80 perspective delegates in Carroll County. To learn more, email Knute at:
email knute

4. The Fundraising and Events Committee is off to a great start. Many thanks to Mary Orsino of Bartlett who is heading up that team. There have been lots of comments over the last many months about ways the county should do things and ideas the county should consider. We can be very glad that — now — we have a working group. It’s their job to listen to feedback and to decide things on behalf of the county. In the coming days we will share the names of people serving on the committee. In the meantime, if you have ideas or concerns about fundraising & events, feel free to reach out to Mary at:
email mary orsino

5. The Moose Mountain Area DEMs are gearing up for their awesome event on July 27th called “Democrats in the Wakefield Villages.” This is a time for people from all over the county to gather together with our friends in Wakefield & Brookfield for a wonderful day! Learn all about what’s in store for the day by visiting:
July 27th Democrats in the Wakefield Villages

6. If you have an interest in gathering with others to watch the debates on July 30 and 31, stay tuned to the county DEMs FB page. We will share details of Debate Watch Parties. This time, the debates will begin at the much more reasonable hour of 8 PM!!
Carroll County DEMs FB

7. Many thanks to all of the JULY 4th parade walkers in towns across Carroll County. It’s a good day when we can celebrate our country’s fight for independence, the spirit of goodness that is alive & well, and the gift of democracy! And many thanks, too, to Blair, Bob, & Donnie who welcomed lots of the county’s town chairs and other leaders for an event on July 8th in Tamworth. By all accounts, the event was fantastic and there was a whole lot of learning going on.

8. Very soon, there will be an announcement of the date of the big Cleveland Dinner to be held in November. It’s going to be simply awesome! Many thanks to the county’s Fundraising & Events Committee.

9. On August 12th, there will be a meeting of the executive committee. All are welcome to attend. Location to be determined. Among the things on the agenda will be a special guest: Mackenzie Murphy who, up until very recently, served on Rep. Swalwell’s presidential campaign. Mackenzie has a boatload of experience and was asked by Knute to come visit and help the county leaders think about some long term “stuff” — including *best practices* for presidential campaign visits.

10. The county is very excited that exec comm member LeeAnn Stevens is spending some time this month at an event meant to help activists get more involved and build enthusiasm. She will be equipped to share her learning with DEMs all over the county in the months to come.

If you have something you think everyone in Carroll County DEMs should know about, give a yell to knute4nh@yahoo.com.


Delaney cancels, Gillibrand edits schedule; Klobuchar to be here July 7th!

Happy July, Carroll County DEMs Friends!

Candidate Delaney has canceled his scheduled appearance for JUL 4 here in Carroll County, New Hampshire. Though it can sometimes be frustrating, now and again campaigns have to make last minute adjustments. We hope he will get to Carroll County soon!

But … not Gillibrand. She’s still coming.

Candidate Gillibrand will be in Tamworth on JUL 6 at 1 PM. Click HERE and let her know you’re coming!

And … Klobuchar is coming, too!

Candidate Amy Klobuchar will be visiting the county on JUL 7. Tuckerman’s in Conway at 12:15 pm for some informal connections. Sign Up For Tuckermans! Then, the word on the street is that Wolfeboro DEM State Rep. Edie DesMarais will host a house party at 3 PM. Send an email to Edie letting her know you’d like to attend: EDIE



Urgent — Tell Cryans to vote “NO” on MacDonald

1. Cryans/Nomination — Urgent
2. Debates
3. White Mountains Pride Booth at the Festival


I just got off the phone with Executive Councilor Mike Cryans who represents about 270,000 NH residents (including most/all towns here in Carroll County). In short: I sent an email some days ago and left a message both yesterday and today. I was very glad that just a few minutes ago he was finally able to be in touch. I made that contact with Mr. Cryans because so many in Carroll County asked me about what they can do — what we can do — as it relates to the nomination of Gordon MacDonald to the Superior Court and the vote to be taken by Mr. Cryans and his four colleagues. Will they vote for Mr. MacDonald or not. Mr. Cryans was not able to be clear with me what his intentions are. I have to admit, I was not thrilled with the way Mr. Cryans was with me on the phone. And I think it’s fair to say that he could tell. I was disappointed on many levels.

The idea of Mr. MacDonald leading the court is NOT a good one if you are someone who has concerns about a woman’s right to choose or if you are someone who has concerns about voters’ rights here in the Granite State or if you are someone who has concerns about the way powerful lobbies (think big pharma and big business) seem to win over the average individual.

Mr. Cryans needs to hear from folks by tomorrow, June 26th, to let him know that we do not think Mr. MacDonald is a good fit for the court here in New Hampshire! You can send an email to: Mike or you can make a call to his Concord office: 603 271 3632.

Here’s an article from the Valley News that might help you think a bit about your email or call to Mr. Cryans: Article on MacDonald


Please pay attention to the debates on WED and THURS. As candidates come here, we want to know the best questions to ask them. On WED, there will be a group gathering at Hobbs Tavern. Give a yell to Knute



Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at White Mountains Pride festival on Saturday, June 29th (10AM – 4PM). We need a few volunteers to be there. We’ll be serving lemonade, engaging in conversation, and being present as important advocates and allies on whom LGBTQ persons depend. If you can help for an hour or two, be in touch with: Leeann

Thanks for paying attention. Thanks for helping. It matters.

Let me know what’s happening for you and I’ll try to spread the word.
Be good.


Ten Things To Know — June 22

1. It was a great event! The UU Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes opened its doors last week for an event offered by Jerry Knirk and the Greater Ossipee DEMs that focussed on Women’s Reproductive Rights. More than 70 participated in that incredibly worthwhile event. Good job, Carroll County DEMs, for paying attention to important issues!

2. Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at the White Mountains Pride Festival on June 29 in North Conway. If you are willing to be a booth worker on that day for a couple of hours, you’ll want to be connected with LeeAnn Stevens who is doing a fantastic job getting things together for the event. The DEMs will be ready with lemonade for anyone who wants it!

3. June 26: The Greater Ossipee DEMs is teaming up with the Cory Booker campaign and hosting a Debate Watch party at Hobbs on June 26th. As is the case with every town committee and every regional group here in the county, teaming up in ways such as this is simply for the purpose of helping to gather and does not in any way suggest an endorsement of or particular support for a candidate. The Booker campaign (one of many campaigns that understand the value of this kind of special partnership) is eagerly wanting to help build the party here in Carroll County. Come to the Debate Watch party on June 26th. It’ll be great! RSVP HERE

4. June 27: There is talk that a (at least one) town committee is putting together a Debate Watch party for the 27th. Be ready for more info when it becomes available.

5. July 4: Iron Mountain DEMs is calling everyone together to march in the July 4th parade in Bartlett! You are welcome to join them! Contact Mary Orsino to learn more. The Tri Town DEMs is calling on everyone to march together in the July 4th parade in Moultonborough. The DEMs are always sharing positive messages of hope at the annual parade. Join in! Contact Bonnie Chehames to learn more. The Conway DEMs will march in the Conway Parade and the town chair is Ellin Leonard. She’s awesome. Are you a Democrat in Conway? We need you in the parade! There is also a large and well attended July 4th parade in Wolfeboro. Join the Wolfeboro Democrats at that parade if you are able – more info will be posted at WolfeboroDemocrats.org.

6. CANCELED — July 4: UPDATE 6/28: John Delaney has CANCELED his visit to Wolfeboro on July 4th.

7. Amy Klobuchar is coming to the county on Sunday, July 7th. As the details become known, we’ll be sharing that info on the webpage and the Facebook page. 

8. Is there a topic of interest, an issue, that you would like to tackle as a county? Connect with your town committee or your regional group and get something organized. We at the county level can help figure that out, too. 

9. July 8th: A gathering of all town chairs and regional group leaders in Tamworth at 6:30 pm. We are going to do some thinking and some working together. We are a stronger party throughout the county when we are staying in tune. Staying in tune does not happen by accident. It takes a bit of effort. Together, we can have an important impact on the county’s future.

10. Lastly, there are lots of presidential candidates coming to New Hampshire. The county leaders have determined that the good and clear and fair thing is to do the following — share info whenever a candidate is visiting someplace in this particular county. We don’t share when someone is visiting Laconia or Concord or Portsmouth or Berlin or Keene. That said, there are lots of DEMs in Carroll County who are *really* interested in such things! With that being the case, the county will share the link to the website of the New Hampshire Democratic Party which has all of that kind of info — and it’s (mostly) up to date! See about candidates visiting New Hampshire by visiting:Presidential Campaigns


Ten Things to Know June 6th

Happy June! Happy Pride!

There is a lot to know.


1. June 11th — The Tri-Town DEMs (Moultonborough, Tuftonboro, and Sandwich) will meet at the Moultonborough Library. The special guest of the day will be State Senator Dan Feltes. The time of the meeting is 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Seriously! The Greater Ossipee DEMs hosted Sen. Feltes a few months back. He is a great public servant. Spread the word! Learn more by contacting: chehames@gmail.com

Senator Dan Feltes

2. June 13th — The Greater Ossipee DEMs will welcome candidate Andrew Yang to an event at Hobbs Tavern in West Ossipee. This event will begin at 6:30 pm on the second floor. Please come early and grab a bite or beverage downstairs or consider staying later for a bite or beverage downstairs. During the 60-75 minute event upstairs, there will be refreshing water. All are welcome to attend. Learn more by contacting: knute4nh@yahoo.com

Candidate Andrew Yang

3. Women’s Right to Choose. On June 17th, the Greater Ossipee DEMs and Rep. Jerry Knirk will be hosting an event in hopes of gathering folks from all over the county at 7 PM. . From Jerry: “I would like to announce an event at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slope on Monday June 17 at 7 PM.  There will be a panel and community discussion of the medical, societal and personal implications of the recent laws passed in Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia to restrict abortion. How do we respond and move forward as Democrats to meet this challenge? The inter-generational panel will include a retired Ob-gyn and women of different ages.This event will allow us to wonder together about the implications of the news out of Alabama and elsewhere regarding a woman’s right to choose.” This is an RSVP event and due to space limitations, only the first 100 people will have a spot. Rep. Jerry Knirk will serve as event Moderator. To reserve your space at the event, contact knute4nh@yahoo.com

4. The Executive Committee met on May 28th at Hobbs Tavern. What a great time for the leaders of the Carroll County DEMs. There’s a lot to be done in the months ahead. Our next meeting in on June 17th. We will meet at 6 PM just before the education event sponsored by the Greater Ossipee DEMs. To find out about the meeting’s details, contact knute4nh@yahoo.com

5. June 18 — The Moose Mountain Area DEMs are gearing up for their big July event (Democrats in the Wakefield Villages on July 27) and there will be a meeting on June 18th to get preparations underway. The Moose Mountain Area DEMs is glad to have all DEMs from all over hang out and learn and help. But if you live in Wakefield or Brookfield or Effingham or Ossipee — you are especially welcome! Learn more by contacting: anniemrobbins@gmail.com

6. June 20th — The Iron Mountain DEMs (Harts Location, Bartlett, & Jackson) will meet with Reps Anita Burroughs and Ed Butler for a chance to learn and understand what’s going on both here at the county level and in Concord — including the ins and outs of the state budget. Old Jackson Library at 6:30 PM. All are welcome! Learn more by contacting: maryanneorsino@gmail.com

7. The Valley DEMs enjoyed a great event on June 2 at Runnell’s Hall. Ellin Leonard, chair of the Conway DEMs led a wonderful team for the Ham and Bean supper with all kinds of treats! There’s always something brewing in the center of the county. Learn more about the Valley DEMs: Valley DEMs on Facebook and to learn more about the Conway DEMs contact the town chair, Ellin Leonard: ellinleonard@gmail.com

8. The Carroll County DEMs will be hosting a booth at the first ever White Mountains Pride Festival. Check out the Pride website here: PRIDE The festival is June 29th from 10 AM to 4 PM. If you are someone who would like to help us be present with our LGBTQ friends and to exude welcome and unity — you’re welcome to join the booth team! We are serving up some refreshing lemonade and we’ll need some lemon squeezers! Feel free to contact the team leaders (and Carroll County Executive Committee member at large) LeeAnn: leeanntmlp@gmail.com

9. There will be a meeting of the Town Chairs presently scheduled for July 8th in the center portion of the county. Each of the 19 towns has a town chair and this will be an opportunity for us to learn and to strategize. We are very glad that the town chair of Wolfeboro, Blair Moffett, has agreed to lead a presentation on what Wolfeboro did in the months leading up to the election of Wolfeboro’s first DEM state representative in over 100 years! If you are a town chair (or a leader of a regional group in Carroll County), you’re going to want to come to this event! More info to come!

10. Lastly, there are lots of presidential candidates coming to New Hampshire. The county leaders have determined that the good and clear and fair thing is to do the following — share info whenever a candidate is visiting someplace in this particular county. We don’t share when someone is visiting Laconia or Concord or Portsmouth or Berlin or Keene. That said, there are lots of DEMs in Carroll County who are *really* interested in such things! With that being the case, the county will share the link to the website of the New Hampshire Democratic Party which has all of that kind of info — and it’s (mostly) up to date! See about candidates visiting New Hampshire by visiting: https://www.nhdp.org/events

Then Things for June 6th!

There you have it!

Let me know if you have info that you want shared in an upcoming *Ten Things To Know* message. knute4nh@yahoo.com

Be good.


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