A Carroll County DEMs Conversation with Andru Volinsky & Dan Feltes — August 12

On August 12, the Carroll County Democrats will welcome the two candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor. Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky and Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes will be on the ballot on September 8 when New Hampshire has its primary. The Zoom Meeting will take place at 7 PM and will end at about 8:15 PM. There is limited space and therefore only those who act fast can be assured a seat at the virtual meeting.

To participate in this meeting being held on Zoom, registered DEMs who live in and vote in one of the towns of Carroll County can register for the event by doing these simple things:

  1. Send an email to Carroll County DEMs chairperson Knute Ogren by clicking HERE.
  2. In the email you send, you will please note your first name, your last name, and the town in which you live and vote.
  3. Be ready to receive your invitation to the meeting which will arrive to your email on the morning of the event.
  4. When you receive that email on the morning of August 12, you will click on the link provided and follow the prompts. By doing this step, Zoom automatically issues you the official meeting link.

Looking forward to seeing Carroll County DEMs on August 12 at 7 PM. Questions or concerns? Contact Knute by clicking HERE.


A Carroll County Conversation With Congressman Pappas


July 28 at 6:30 PM — Zoom (reservation required)

If you are a registered DEM in Carroll County, you are welcome to reserve a spot for the evening chat being hosted by our State Senate candidate, Theresa Swanick, and Greater Ossipee DEMs chair, Pat Pustell. There will be a limited number of guests so don’t delay.

Here’s how it will work:

  1. Decide that you will commit to being at the Zoom Meeting on the 28th.
  2. Message KNUTE BY CLICKING HERE from your preferred email address. First come, first served.
  3. Include in the email your first name, your last name, and your town.
  4. If you’d like, include a question you think would be good for Mr. Pappas to answer.
  5. On the morning of July 28, check your email for a message from Knute.
  6. Guests will register for the meeting by 6 PM.
  7. That registration process will release the official Zoom link invitation for the 6:30 PM meeting.
  8. No guests will be allowed entry after 6:30 PM.

If you are NOT a registered DEM in Carroll County, this event won’t be a good match for you. There is a limited number of people who can attend this Zoom Meeting. When the slots are gone, they’re gone.

Thanks for caring about the work of the DEMs here in Carroll County. Together we can do great things.


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April 2020

Happy April, Friends.

Some days ago, after some fresh snow, I snapped this pic of Effingham DEMs chair, Rob Waterman, who made a small fire in the yard. With plenty of time on hand, gathering a bit of brush and having a fire was a nice activity for the night. As the flames danced, I was reminded of flames of hope which dance in hearts all over. Even during strange times like right now, hope dances inside us.

All kinds of events and programs have been cancelled (as they should).

There is a spirit of wonder about where we are going as a country — and as a state, as a county — as we face this unprecedented national experience.

I have found pride in my neighbors who are following the social distancing norms, who are checking in with their neighbors, who are making do with what they have, who are not letting greed win the day …

We watch as an infuriating inept POTUS says preposterous things. We watch as our Governor slowly is picking up steam in understanding the seriousness of what we face. Our Congressman and our two Senators are shining brightly. Our county and town governments are doing whatever possible to keep things going in a steady direction.

*** This is why elections matter. ***

The election for President matters. Let’s do whatever necessary to ensure Mr. Trump goes somewhere else after this election is over. “Vote Blue No Matter Who” matters. Do not let people convince you otherwise. 

Having a Governor grounded in goodness and who has true leadership ability matters. What would it look like were a Democrat (Feltes or Volinsky, for example) leading the way during these days?

Having Shaheen and Hassan at the biggest table in the country making smart decisions based in science matters. Can you imagine where we’d be if a Republican had one of our two Senate seats? Maine’s Republican Senator Susan Collins continues to do and say some of the strangest things during these days. And she’s one of the very few rather normal ones! My goodness …

Having Pappas working for us to ensure we can do everything possible to keep on solid ground matters. Can you imagine what having a Republican in Pappas’ spot would bring? We are working to re-elect Mr. Pappas this fall!

Having Executive Councilor Cryans working with the other 4 Ex.Councilors to keep NH safe matters. Can you imagine what it would look like to have Republicans in the majority at the Executive Council level? Mr. Cryans is a good worker and a committed leader to this part of the state. We are lucky!

We have an opportunity to keep our county government with a DEM majority come November. Each of your towns will be sending a message with who is snagging the votes. Are you paying attention? Are you ready to make a small contribution to help your local State Rep. nominee be successful? Every gift, no matter the size, will matter.

I don’t know what will come. You should assume that every program, meeting, gathering, educational opportunity that brings people physically together is cancelled. Be ready for announcements about how work will be getting done using any number of technological resources.

Here are five things you can do:

1. Write a letter to the paper. Point to the successes and the steadfastness of Democrats during these days.

2. Comment — with respect, care, and compassion — on Facebook pages so that people can see activism and goodness at work.

3. Call your neighbor to see if you can offer support. Make a new friend. Let people see your wisdom, your care, you’re compassion. Let them see that DEMs are a party of action.

4. Make a list of the people you know in your town who have a progressive flavor. Ask yourself: “Is (so and so) actively engaged in the local party?” If not, invite them to participate with you.

5. Make a gift to support the Carroll County DEMs so that we are even more ready to win local and regional elections this November. Is doesn’t matter how much you give, it just matters that you give. Find the giving option on the county’s website: DONATE HERE

Good luck out there. Be good.


Carroll County DEMs chairperson



FIVE Things To Know … FEB 6, 2020

The DEMs of Carroll County are actively engaged and are totally ready to make this year’s First In The Nation Primary a seriously awesome day …

The work of our regional groups has been awesome. Periodic meetings of the Conway DEMs, the Iron Mountain DEMs (Bartlett, Jackson, Hart’s Location), the Tri Town DEMs, the Greater Ossipee DEMs, the Moose Mountain Area DEMs (meeting in Wakefield), and the Wolfeboro DEMs. Be sure you are getting involved!! Check out this great event by the Tri Town DEMs in the rather RED District 4 (Tuftonboro, Sandwich, & Moultonborough) which was held two days ago — over 50 people! Have hope, my friends! Invite your neighbors!

Okay … Here are just FIVE Things To Know …

FIVE Things To Know — FEB 6, 2020

1. FEB 9 — Candidate Andrew Yang will be here in Carroll County this Sunday. Here’s the message: “Andrew Yang will be in Conway on February 9th. He is hosting a town hall at 7:30 PM at the A. Crosby Kennett Middle School.”


2. FEB 11 — Voting Locations. Only one voting spot in the county is different than has been typical. On Tuesday, Conway and Hales Location will head to Conway Elementary School at 160 Main St. in Conway. All other towns will go where they usually go!

• Albany at town hall.

• Bartlett at town hall.

• Brookfield Town House on Wentworth Road.

• Chatham at town hall.

• Conway at Conway Elementary at 160 Main St.

• Eaton at town hall.

• Effingham at Effingham Elementary School.

• Freedom at town hall.

• Hales Location at Conway Elementary at 160 Main St.

• Hart’s Location at the town hall.

• Jackson at the Whitney Center.

• Madison at Madison Elementary School.

• Moultonborough at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building.

• Ossipee at town hall.

• Sandwich at the town hall.

• Tamworth at Tamworth Town House.

• Tuftonboro at the Town House.

• Wakefield at Town Hall Opera House.

• Wolfeboro in the Great Hall on the second floor.

3. Carroll County Leadership: Among the accomplishments at the most recent meeting of the Executive Committee, Erik Corbett, LeeAnn Stevens, & Caroline Nesbitt volunteered to coordinate and figure out the important details about some kind of  “So You’re Thinking About Running For Local Office” event. Reps. Burroughs and Ticehurst have also offered their service, expertise, & leadership. Stay tuned. The next meeting of the Executive Committee will take place in March — Date, Location, and Time TBD.

4. MAY 3 —  The Iron Mountain DEMs are in the midst of planning a great event for May and are inviting DEMs and Independents from all over to join in the fun! *** Mardi Gras in May — A fundraiser to help elect Democrats in NH local and state elections. It will take place on Sunday, May 3rd at 4pm at the Shovel Handle Pub, Jackson, NH. Attire: Semi-formal dress and mask (although mask is not required). “Join us for a fun gala that includes hearty apps, cash bar and Mardi Gras-theme surprises.” For more info, contact the new Chair of the Iron Mountain DEMs, Helen Crowell — HELEN

5. MAY 17 — As many are already aware, every two years, we are required to meet for our county caucus. This past May ,we had over 90 people in the room. Your leaders figured we ought to try gathering everyone in the “off year,” too. Mark your calendars for the Carroll County Summit to be held on a Sunday afternoon at 1:30 PM (central location TBD). We will gather together and handle 3 things: 1. Lessons we’ve learned which we should try to remember for the next FITN Primary. 2. Stories of Carroll County folks who are newly involved in political stuff for the very first time. 3. Quick handling of any Bi Law updates and other stuff that might require a vote of some kind.

Another email will come in a couple of weeks after everything quiets down. But until the quiet comes, let’s keep focusing and inviting — making the most of this crazy primary day on TUESDAY the 11th!




Ten Things To Know … January 18, 2020

Happy Saturday — January 18, 2020!

I hope this email finds you to be doing well. Here are Ten Things To Know for January 18, 2020.

  1. JAN 19 — Bernie is coming! Sunday the 19th! Conway … Tuckerman’s … Conway (Hobbs St) … doors open at 1 PM. RSVP at this link: HERE
  1. JAN 20 (7PM) — The Wolfeboro DEMs are meeting for their regular monthly gathering on Monday at the Wolfeboro Inn. All are welcome and will enjoy a healthy conversations about whom each person is supporting and why. Come if you have a candidate already. Come if you’re not yet sure.
  1. JAN 22 (6 PM) — The Moose Mountain Area DEMs are meeting for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday at Poor Peoples Pub in Wakefield. They’ll be receiving a few guests and having conversion about the primary.
  1. JAN 26 (2PM) — Rep. Jerry Knirk is doing another forum on healthcare — this time at Runnell’s Hall in Chocorua. This will be his third in recent weeks. He is doing a great job at helping people think deeply about this major issue. Thanks, Jerry. 
  1. JAN 27 (6:30 PM) — The Executive Committee will have a meeting and all are welcome! It’ll be held at the Madison Library. If you live in Madison and plan on attending, I (Knute) could use a little help.
  1. FEB 4 — The Tri Town DEMs (Tuftonboro, Sandwich, Moultonborough) will meet at the Moultonborough Public Safety Training Room (assess behind fire station on Route 25). 6:30 PM. Similar to Wolfeboro’s event on Jan 20, the Tri Town DEMs are having a pre-primary conversation about candidates. 
  1. The primary is FEB 11. Vote. Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to vote. Wear one of those stickers that tells everyone you voted. Post on your Facebook and/or Instagram page that you voted. Let’s keep the DEM momentum going by being public and bold about your most important activism — Voting.
  1. Kudos to Carroll County’s own Pat Pustell & Edie DesMarais for being part of a recent NHPR story about the DEMs in more rural places here in the state. They come across beautifully and make us proud! Read the story here: HERE
  1. Be ready for mistakes and/or misinformation. State Rep. Anita Burroughs shares this important message: “Hey Knute, Just wanted you to be aware of a voting registration issue that was brought to my attention. Several folks from Conway, Bartlett, & Jackson were told that their college kids needed a parental affidavit that they were living at home. Per the secretary of state’s office, this is not correct. The assistant secretary of state, Dave Scanlan, was reaching out to these towns today. Please let folks know to contact Dave if they are having difficulty registering, 271-3246.” Thanks Anita!
  1. Friends … Keep trying hard to build up your own candidate without devaluing the other. The other might very well be our nominee. These races are complicated because we are passionate. We are commited. Be careful not to be short-sighted by denouncing any DEM candidate. And, as always, here’s the link to find out where your favorite candidate(s) will be in NH in the weeks to come. HERE

If there’s something you’d like included in a future Ten Things To Know, give me a yell. EMAIL KNUTE Be good. Knute



Ten Things To Know … JAN 6, 2020

Ten Things To Know … January 6, 2020!

Happy New Year, everyone! You’ve likely heard that Julian Castro is no longer in the race. We can be thankful for both his participation in raising issues and his wonderful team of workers & volunteers who worked so hard. Campaign workers & volunteers are vitally important to our democracy. Here in NH, we get to meet so many wonderful, passionate people. Aren’t we lucky! Okay, friends …. Let’s work together to make sure that 2020 is a great year for Democrats at every level of government! Here are Ten Things To Know …

  1. In the last hunk of time, Candidate Amy Klobuchar and Candidate Pete Buttigieg came to Conway and Wolfeboro. Both candidates had great turn outs in both spots. Together with Warren, Sanders, Biden, Booker, Steyer, Yangand so many others, what we have is a hunk of excellent candidates who are deserving of our attention. It’s looking like whomever the nominee happens to be come later on in the year, we are going to be well suited to take on Mr. Trump in the general election. Keep learning, and keep building up your candidate without short-sightedly knocking down another candidate who could very well end up being our party’s nominee. Let’s be smart and united!
  1. JAN 9 — Candidate Mark Stewart will be visiting Carroll County on January 9th. Mr. Stewart  is a Connecticut resident who will be on the primary ballot. He is visiting the Yankee Smokehouse in West Ossipee. From Mr. Stewart: “First round is on Mark, and serious voters can then stay for dinner.” RSVP HERE
  1. JAN 10 — Candidate Andrew Yang will be at the Met in North Conway on Friday, January 10th at 9 AM. Learn more by emailing justingevertz@yang2020.com. Candidate Andrew Yang will be at Wolfeboro Town Hall on Friday, January 10th at 2 PM. Learn more by emailing JUSTIN
  1. JAN 10 — Candidate Mark Stewart will be at Bear Peak Lodge Cafeteria on January 10th at 8:40 AM for “Breakfast intro with Candidate Mark Stewart.” Find more info HERE Later that morning, candidate Mark Stewart will be at the Met in North Conway at 11:40 AM. From Mr. Stewart: “Coffee or Cocoa at the Met is on Mark, and serious voters can then stay for Lunch.” Please RSVP HERE
  1. JAN 13 — The January 13 Greater Ossipee DEMs forum on Water with Mindi Messmer has been cancelled.Please be ready for when this will be rescheduled.
  1. JAN 13 — But if you had that time set aside, consider heading to the Conway Library at 6 PM. The Conway DEMs/Valley DEMs are welcoming State Rep. Jerry Knirk who will present his forum on Healthcare. Last month, the Greater Ossipee DEMs hosted this and it was very, very well received. Lots of great information. Jerry has made a ton of edits. The presentation will be just as fantastic, but shorter than the presentation in Ossipee. Please spread the word. Attendees will not be disappointed and they will be way more informed!
  1. JAN 20 — Don’t forget about the regular meeting of the Wolfeboro DEMs (January 20th, 7 PM, Wolfeboro Inn).
  1. JAN 22 — Don’t forget about the regular meeting of the Moose Mountain Area DEMs (January 23rd, 6 PM, Poor Peoples Pub).
  1. FEB 4 — The Tri Town DEMs (Tuftonboro, Sandwich, Moultonborough) will meet at the Moultonborough Public Safety Training Room (access behind fire station on RT 25) on February 4th at 6:30 PM. This will be a time when people will be sharing with each other about the candidates they are supporting, and WHY! This is a great time to gather with neighbors to discuss the important primary on FEB 11.
  1. As is typical, #10 on this list is the link for the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s website that has info on when your favorite candidate(s) will be coming to NH! Check it out: NHDP

Let me know (KNUTE) about info that ought to be included in future Ten Things To Know. Also, share this info widely! Thank you for your work and attention. 


Ten Things To Know … DEC 28, 2019


As we live out these last days of 2019 and move boldly into 2020, let us remember that there is a lot of opportunity to share ideas, invest in relationships, educate ourselves & our inner circles, and work for fairness & justice. 

Here are “Ten Things to Know” for December 28, 2019 …

  1. DEC 29 — Candidate Amy Klobuchar will be in Wolfeboro. What an opportunity to connect with someone who might very well be president! Wolfeboro: http://bit.ly/WolfeboroTH . And later in the day on DEC 29 — Candidate Amy Klobuchar will be in Conway: http://bit.ly/ConwayTH
  2. JAN 3 — Candidate Pete Buttigieg will be in Conway. What an opportunity to meet someone who might very well be president! Conway: https://www.mobilize.us/newhampshireforpete/event/178496/ And on JAN 4 — Candidate Pete Buttigieg will be in Wolfeboro: https://www.mobilize.us/newhampshireforpete/event/181956/
  3. The county had December visits from candidate Deval Patrick, candidate Michael Bennet, and candidate Marianne Williamson. Most of the presidential candidates have visited here at some point. But not all … 
  4. Former candidate Kamala Harris never was able to visit Carroll before ending her campaign which is too bad. Only a tiny handful of candidates still in the game haven’t yet visited Carroll County — candidate Michael Bloomberg, candidate Julian Castro, and candidate Joe Biden. We should feel VERY good about the visits candidate have made here thus far and we’ll keep hoping these remaining candidates visit us!
  5. There are just 6 weeks until FEB 11, Primary Day, here in New Hampshire! Here’s a helpful piece of info from the Valley DEMs if you aren’t going to be in town: https://www.facebook.com/NHValleyDems/photos/a.2179681515689396/2497074647283413/?type=3&theater
  6. JAN 13 — the Greater Ossipee DEMs will host Mindi Messmer, one of New Hampshire’s best activists regarding environmental concerns. She and some other more local guests will be with us to help us think about water, water conservation, and regulatory concerns to which we should all be paying attention. All are welcome, but we hope to have a count of how many we can expect (Knute4NH@yahoo.com). Learn more about Greater Ossipee DEMs at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/369725837155657/
  7. JAN 20 — The Wolfeboro DEMs will have their regularly scheduled meeting at Wolfeboro Inn at 7 pm. If you live in or nearby Wolfeboro, you need to get to a monthly meeting. It’s a very good and engaging experience. Meet other local workers for fairness. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/WolfeboroDemocrats/
  8. JAN 22 — The Moose Mountain Area DEMs will have their regularly scheduled meeting at the Poor Peoples Pub at 6 PM in Wakefield. This is a great group of folks. Says member, Chuck Hodsdon, “We used to have aten or twelve people and now we are getting twenty or more!” If you haven’t gone to a meeting there, check it out! Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/213843118670701/
  9. Are you planning a Primary Results gathering? Give me a shout! Knute4NH@yahoo.com
  10. As is typical, #10 on this list is the link for the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s website that has info on when your favorite candidate(s) will be coming to New Hampshire! Check it out: https://www.nhdp.org/first-in-the-nation-events

Visit the county website, make a small contribution to the work of the county DEMs, and stay tuned in by visiting: https://ccnhdemocrats.org


10 Things To Know … DEC 1

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for YOU and for the ways we are working together for the sake of goodness. Here are 10 Things To Know for December 1. ***We aren’t worried about tomorrow’s snow!!***

  1. Tomorrow, Healthcare Lingo — We are a *GO* for this Monday’s DEC 2 event at Hobbs Tavern West Ossipee. Rep. Jerry Knirk will be offering a presentation on Healthcare lingo and what all the presidential candidates are talking about. DEC 2 at 6:30 — Hobbs. We’ll have a $15 meal deal and Hobbs has been so gracious in getting this all put together (choices include burger, salads with protein, soups, etc.). Please bring cash! For those who aren’t interested in eating — no worries. Just come and learn. Learn more about this Greater Ossipee DEMs event by reading out to Pat Pustell: patriciapustell@gmail.com
  2. Just prior to the DEC 2 Healthcare event, the Carroll County Exec. Comm. will have a meeting which will begin at 5:15 pm. There are a few agenda items that require some attention. All county DEMs are welcome to attend. We’ll be meeting upstairs at Hobbs.
  3.  Candidate Tulsi GabbardDEC 3 in Sandwich: This event has been cancelled due to snow ******Cancelled due to snow******  shelly@tulsi2020.com.  
  4. Candidate Tulsi GabbardDEC 4 in Intervale: This events has been cancelled due to snow *****Cancelled due to snow***** shelly@tulsi2020.com
  5. Candidate Marianne WilliamsonDEC 5 in Tamworth: Candidate Williamson is visiting Art in the Age Cafe, Tamworth, from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Learn more by sending an email to: dawn@marianne2020.com
  6. Also on DEC 5 … The Tri Town DEMs (Sandwich, Moultonborough, & Tuftonboro) are hosting a great event to think about redistricting. The presenter for the evening in Rep. Jerry Knirk. It’ll begin at 6:30 pm at the Moultonborough Library. All are welcome!
  7. Candidate Michael Bennet in West Ossipee — DEC 9: Bennet will be upstairs at Hobbs Tavern on Monday, DEC 9 at 4:30 PM. Come and meet Senator Bennet until 5:30 pm. The Greater Ossipee DEMs are thankful to Hobbs for the use of the space. Afterwards, all who wish are invited to the bar downstairs following the event for a beer or to partake in the Hobbs Monday Night burger & beer $10 special. RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/michaelbennet/event/166479/
  8. DEC 10 — Conway DEMs / Valley DEMs are gathering at the Conway Library at 5:30 for a wonderful fellowship gathering and to meet campaign staffs. Come for a supper of delicious food prepared by area DEMs. Come hungry!
  9. The Moose Mountain Area DEMs are looking ahead to their next event in January. More to come.
  10. Want to find out what’s going on with the campaign of the candidate(s) you are leaning toward? Visit: https://www.nhdp.org/first-in-the-nation-events

Ten Things to Know … NOV 18

Ten Things To Know … November 18!

After a very fun and good experience all together at the Carroll County DEMs annual Cleveland Dinner, we are getting back to business. And what does that entail?? Who are we??

We DEMs are about learning. DEMs are about creating conditions for goodness so that every single one of our neighbors can live a life that is whole and healthy. DEMs are about fairness and about fixing problems. DEMs careabout the marginalized neighbor. 

Carroll County DEMs are pointing to some important areas of focus in the weeks to come. Regardless of where the events are in the county, regardless of which group is hosting — anyone in Carroll County who want to learn in invited to the events. Spread the word. Make the connections that your friends need you to make so that they can get involved where they are!

Check it out:

1. Tonight — NOV 18 —  The Wolfeboro DEMs are meeting at 7 PM in a side room by the tavern. Raetha Stoddard is the special guest. Raetha is a leading voice at Starting Point and she’ll be sharing what Starting Point is up to in the southern region of the county. All are welcome!

2. Tomorrow — NOV 19 — The Moose Mountain Area DEMs (Wakefield, Brookfield, Effingham, Ossipee) are connecting at the Poor Peoples Pub at 6 PM (Yes, it’s a non-standard TUES meeting). Among the things on the agenda is the group’s welcome of reps from the Biden and Buttigieg campaigns.

3. Thursday — NOV 21 (from 5:30 pm to 7 pm): The Iron Mountain DEMs and Rep. Anita Burroughs invite all who are interested to “New Hampshire’s Energy Future” which will be held at the Mt. Washington Discovery Center. 

4. On DEC 2 beginning at 5:15 PM — a periodic meeting of the Carroll County DEMs executive committee. All voting DEMs of Carroll County are welcome to attend. We’ll be thinking about four or five areas of focus for the months ahead. Please contact knute4nh@yahoo.com so that we can be ready to welcome those who plan to attend.

5. On DEC 2, the Greater Ossipee DEMs will gather at Hobbs at 6:30 PM for a Burger N Beer meeting (those who want to skip the burger n beer option are very, very welcome) with guest Rep. Jerry Knirk. The topic for the evening: The Healthcare plans being shared by presidential candidates and what they actually mean. All are welcome! Bring some cash for your burger meal deal.

6. On DEC 5th, the Tri-Town DEMs (Tuftonboro, Moultonborough, and Sandwich) will welcome Rep. Jerry Knirk to the Moultonborough Library. The meeting begins at 6:30 and Jerry will talk about “Redistricting & Gerrymandering: “What Every Voter Should Know.” 

7. The Valley DEMs/Conway DEMs is planning a date in the first half of December for a Gathering during which we’ll enjoy some soup, some bread, some holiday cheer (including Christmas Cookies), and some chatting with campaign workers from the presidential campaigns. More details to come. Enjoy time with these wonderful people who have come to Carroll County to help us learn about our next President of the United States!

8. Many thanks for Bill McKay, our county Treasurer, who has been unbelievable in his work to make sure that the Carroll County DEMs is on track with all the reports and such related to our finances. It is an important job, for sure!

9. We are in the midst of figuring out some updates regarding the way we communicate with each other. Be ready for some changes in the months to come.

10. And lastly, please visit: https://www.nhdp.org/first-in-the-nation-events to learn about where the candidates are going to be throughout the whole state of New Hampshire!


Ten Things About the Cleveland Dinner 2019

The much anticipated Cleveland Dinner 2019 took place on this most recent Thursday night (NOV 7) at the Red Jacket in North Conway. What a great night of connections, reconnections, laughter, and focus. There were nearly 200 people in attendance and it was fantastic. Here are 10 Things About the Cleveland Dinner which you might find to be interesting …

1. Our specials guests (Sen. Dan Feltes & Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky) shared thoughts and concerns that pushed them to step up and offer themselves as the DEM nominee for Governor in 2020. We must work hard to elect a DEM to the Governor’s Office. The present Governor, a Republican, has issued an historic number of vetoes — more than three times his predecessors!


2. The night’s special guests included our Executive Councilor Mike Cryans, each of our county’s 8 State Reps, and the town chairs of most of the towns of our county.

3. There were special scholarship contributions made by the campaigns of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Congressman Chris Pappas, Mr. Steve Marchand, and Sen. Bernie Sanders which meant that we were more able to include 12 high school students and a handful of friends for whom the ticket fee was overly challenging. What a wonderful expression of generosity and support from these campaigns.

4. We had representatives from nearly all of the presidential campaigns present with us in one form or another. 

5. We’re still doing the math, but it looks like over $12,000 was raised/given (or pledged over the next 12 months) in support of the Carroll County DEMs through our ticket sales, raffles, silent auction, & live auction! The money raised will help the Carroll County DEMs be ever more ready to support the work of Democrats during the 2020 election. The most important thing we do with our funds is support those running for State Rep and County Commissioner here in Carroll County.

6. George Cleveland was on hand playing the role of President Grover Cleveland. He offered a Call to Action for the sake of Democracy. Many thanks to him.

7. Many thanks to Rob Waterman Photography for snagging great pics of the night which have been shared to the Carroll County DEMs Facebook page. Please check them out — and give any pics you find particularly cool an official Facebook LIKE.


8. We had guests from 18 of the 19 towns of Carroll County! How cool is that!

9. There were dozens of businesses and individuals who made contributions of one kind or another to ensure a great night — decorations, prizes, volunteerism, and expertise. We are most certainly privileged to have such great people here in Carroll County!



10. A *BIG* thank you to Mary, Cheryl, Christine, and Helen! They worked hard over these last many weeks. Their commitment to the work of Carroll County DEMs is staggeringly impressive and vitally important.

It is a great time to be a Carroll County DEM!
Spread the word.
Invite your circle of friends, family, neighbors, & colleagues to participate.

It matters.

Carroll County DEMs, Chair

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