Minutes – November 18, 2018

Framingham Democratic Committee

136 Maynard Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

Meeting Minutes – Sunday, November 18, 2018  (*with corrections)

Call to Order:  Beverly Hugo, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM

Announcements:  Every month a charity to benefit.  Next month, December, Pathways Family Shelter.

SMOC – social service agency; federal/state funding; variety of programs – provide community support, housing; shelters.

Tania DiDuca – SMOC Chief of state staff over 15 years; Leslie Lee – programming.  Shelters – Gordon St, Pearl St and Clinton St helping families (8-16) to stabilize and become part of the community.  Drop-In  Center – downtown; Turning Point – chronic homelessness.  Needs for Family and Individual Shelters (handout include diapers, personal care items).  Volunteer application on website.(Read more…)

Minutes – October 21, 2018

Framingham Democratic Committee

136 Maynard Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

 Sunday, October 21, 2018

Pot Luck Social 6:00 PM – Enjoyed by all present!

Diana Goswami – Field Director for Elizabeth Warren for Senate.  From Sudbury, worked in Washington, D.C.   GOTV/Coordinated Campaign.  Office 1071 Worcester Rd., Framingham, 01701.

Guest Speaker – Quentin Palfrey, Democratic Nominee for Lt. Governor.  L. Bornstein hosted a party for Quentin Palfrey. Invest in youth, communities of color, first-time voters; “Diversity is our strength.”  Jay has a vision – investing in transportation and early childhood education; gov’t that leads; make a difference at local level.

Watch Party – Massachusetts U.S. Senate Candidates’ Debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren vs. Geoff Diehl.

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Minutes of September 30, 2018

Framingham Democratic Town Committee

Framingham Green Community Room

136 Maynard Rd. , Framingham, MA 01701

Meeting Minutes – Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Call to Order:  Chair Beverly Hugo called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM

Announcements & Updates:  Our last meeting was in June.  Since then  we have hosted two candidate debates and held our annual BBQ.  We congratulate Maria Robinson for her victory in the primary election to fill the seat of the late State Rep Chris Walsh.  A Co-ordinated Campaign Office is now open Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays at 1071 Worcester Rd., 4th Floor. There is elevator access; the office is handicapped – accessible, including restrooms on the first floor. A memorial service for long-time FDC member Stephanie Mercandetti was held on September 22 at Cushing Park.  A park bench and a tree were dedicated, and a scholarship established in memory of Stephanie. Jay Gonzalez will speak at the First Church at 6  Eliot St in Jamaica Plain on Oct 1 at 6:30 PM.  See Larry Stoodt for information. Former FDC Secretary Barbara LeDuc is filling in this evening for Secretary Barbara Fontes, who is at her daughter’s wedding this evening. Best wishes to Barbara Fontes and her daughter!

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Minutes of June 24, 2018

Framingham Democratic Town Committee

136 Maynard Rd.

Framingham, MA 01701

Meeting Minutes – Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Call to Order:  Beverly Hugo, chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Attendance:  Members:  Lori Bornstein, Jeanne Bullock, Robert Case, Carmen Chico, Jack Duffy, Patrick Dunne, Barbara Fontes, Adam Freudberg, Kurt Fusaris, Gwendolyn Holbrow, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Beverly Hugo, Michael Hugo, Barbara LeDuc, Rep. Jack P. Lewis, Thomas Mahoney, Marie Duaime Robinson, Cindy Rubin, Norma Shulman, Larry Stoodt, Mel Warshaw.  Associate Members:  Michael Gatlin, James Hansen, Douglas Lawrence, Amanda Northrup, Joel Winett.  Life Members:  Jerry Desilets, Linda Fields, Bettie Muto, Phil Ottaviani, John Stefanini.

Guest Sign In:  Ally Connolly-Pelletier, Marlene Fine(Holliston), Charlie Sisitsky, Gus Bradford, Mary Kate Feeney, Mark Tilden, Leslie Smart, Jose Ivan Roman, Dhruba Sev, Isabella Petroni, Susan Petroni, Vanessa Gatlin, Herb Chasan, Joan Chasan,  Irwin Tsh, Andrea Haynes, Ruth Winett, Joel Winett, Adrian K. Haugabrook, Anne Krauss, Beth Greeley, Audrey Hall, Richard Baritz, Judy Margulies, Sheri Slerb, Zane Razzaq.

Announcements:  Sen. David Magnani – Stephanie Mercandetti Memorial next meeting, July 8, 2018, Bob Berman- Cushing Park – tree, stone bench; Civic Leadership Scholarship.  Go Fund Me page.  Resolution from Senate, House and Governor – September 22, 2018 2pm.  Room in City Hall with her name – Mayor and City Council need to vote.

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Minutes of May 20, 2018

Framingham Democratic Town Committee
Community  Room, The Green
136 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
 
Meeting Minutes – Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Call to Order:  Beverly Hugo, chair, called the meeting to order at 7:20 PM
 
Attendance:  Members:  Lori Bornstein, Craig(Chris)Broyles, Jeanne Bullock, Robert Case, Carmen Chico, Jack Duffy, Patrick Dunne, Barbara Fontes, Adam Freudberg, Kurt Fusaris, Gwendolyn Holbrow, Rosamond Hooper-Hamersley, Beverly Hugo, Michael Hugo, Steve Joyce, Barbara LeDuc, Rep. Jack P. Lewis, Christopher Lorant, Kathie McCarthy, Joan Rastani, Maria Duaime Robinson, Cindy Rubin, Norma Shulman, James Stockless, Cheryl Tully Stoll, Larry Stoodt, Parwez Wahid, Mel Warshaw.  Associate Members:  Jim Hanson, Ann Jeffris, Sen. David Magnani, Amanda Northrop, Vanessa Pendexter, Amanda Shephard, Priscila Sousa, Adam Steiner.  Life Members:  Jerry Desilets, Linda Fields, Bettie Muto, Phil Ottaviani, John Stefanini.  Youth Members:  Ohad Klopman.
 
Filling of the Sixth Middlesex State Representative Democratic Seat:  Overview, Discussion, Vote
Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s Designee – Atty. Michelle Tasinari – Elections Division – filling vacancy overview;  MGL – town committee can select delegate to fill vacancy.  Only DTC members can vote. 
May 29, 2018 – vacancy declared.  Delegate – a registered Democrat in the district.
Caucus deadline – May 25, 2018, 5:00 PM (no opportunity to get signatures).
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