Minutes March 24, 2019

Framingham Democratic Committee
Framingham Green Community Room
136 Maynard Rd., Framingham, MA 01701
Meeting Minutes – Sunday, March 24, 2019

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

Announcements & Updates:
– Dues are payable as of April 1; they are $20 voluntary donation for voting Members, $15 for
Associate Members, with waivers granted upon request to the Treasurer.
– Subcommittee assignments are being reviewed for the year. Please let Beverly know if you
would like to join a different/additional subcommittee. Members will be limited to two
subcommittees as a voting member, with all subcommittee meetings open to all Regular and
Associate Members.
– The FDC is in need of a couple of members to take over the Hospitality Committee: Amanda
Northrup is unable to arrive early for meetings.
– Our Framingham caucus to elect delegates to the state convention will be held on May 19.
Registrants must be 16 years old by May 11 th for possible election; fee waivers are available.
To run for Delegate or Alternate, one must be a registered or pre-registered Democrat by the
time of the caucus. The Chair asked for people to please not run for Delegate/Alternate if
they will be unable to attend the State Convention in Springfield on September 14.
– Our new FDC banner is under design.
– The next DSC meeting is on April 6 at 10 AM in Marshfield.
– Signature papers for local offices will be available on May1 at the office of the City Clerk.
– Volunteers for Elizabeth Warren will assemble to use Hustle on Thursday March 28, at 5:30PM, at the Green. Please bring your laptop (easiest) or smart phone.(Read more…)

Minutes February 24th, 2019

Framingham Democratic Committee

135 Maynard Rd., Community Room
Framingham, MA 01701

Meeting Minutes – Sunday, February 24, 2019

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

Welcome/Announcements: B. Hugo – Thank you for all that you do for our organization and the nation. State Rep. Maria Robinson ill with flu symptoms, wishing her a quick recovery. May 19, 2019, regular meeting, elect delegates to State Convention, September 13-14, 2019, Mass Mutual Center 1277 Main St., Springfield, MA. Mass Democratic Party, chair, Gus Bickford, State committee meetings, April 6, 2019, & August 24, 2019. March 30-31, 2019, Democratic Campaign Institute, workshop- Roxbury Community College.

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Minutes of Jan 2019

Framingham Democratic Committee
136 Maynard Rd, Community Room
Framingham, MA 01701

Meeting Minutes – Sunday, January 13, 2019

Call to Order: Beverly Hugo, Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Welcome/Announcements: Thank you for what you do. Reminder that on January
20, 2019, Campaign Finance Reports are due; May 1, 2019 Nomination Papers will be
available at City Hall; Swearing in ceremonies upcoming at the State House for State
Rep. Jack P. Lewis, State Rep. Maria D. Robinson & Senate Pres. Karen Spilka.
Hospitality – Amanda Northrop is to be commended for her service. There is now an
opening for the head. Reminder that Membership Dues will be due by April 1st:
Members $20; Associate Members $15, if able to pay. Please talk to our Treasurer
Larry if you need the fee waived, no questions asked; Total – 80 members, Associate
and Life.

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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.

Enthusiastic viewing.(Read more…)