Friday, June 21, 2013

Thanks to everyone who showed up last night for Multi-county gathering at Ashford on Main

I want to thank everyone who came to the Watkinsville's Ashford on Main last night for the Multi-County gathering, but especially vice chair Pat Adams for going above and beyond the call of duty with cleaning up and setting up the event.

Oconee County Democratic Committee member Nancy DeRemo stuck around late with the clean up, as did retired Law School Professor Sarajane Love. Peggy Law and Robert Wyatt worked long and hard setting up and bringing food, as did Wendy Wade and Carolyn Crawford. Right now I am so tired from the event that I cannot even think straight so please forgive me if I am forgetting anyone.
 Thanks to the announced US Senate candidate Dr. Branko Radulovacki from Atlanta for coming up and speaking passionately and concisely about his campaign and background. "Dr. Rad" spoke about his background from Chicago and the former Yugoslavia and made a few fans at this event.

Marvin Nunnally spoke extemporaneously and without much warning about his White Linen event at Ashford Manor in August to provide scholarships for area students.

 Thanks to the many area restaurants including Krimson Kafe, Kumquat Mae Bakery and Cafe, Barberitos, Zaxby's, Inoko's Sushi Express and all the food others brought from Greene, Clarke and Oglethorpe counties. No one left this event hungry, that much is for certain.

 10th District Chair Patsy Harris talked about a State Committee meeting August 17th to elect a new State Chair, and talked about my old friend R.J. Hadley as a possible new chair. I think there are at least two other candidates as well right now. There is an event in Siloam, in Greene County Saturday where R.J. will be speaking.

 Bob Gilbeling will be running in Fulton County for the State House 54th district in an open seat. He spoke briefly at the end of the evening.

Jerry Gonzalez of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials gave a clear history of the Hispanic immigration in Georgia and gave specific totals and percentages for Oconee County as well. He fielded questions from the audience and talked to many others.

Ashford Manor's David Shearon and Mario Castro and Brian (not sure his last name) could not have been more hospitable in allowing us the use of their home. We did not have an empty seat in the house, and Blake Giles of the Oconee Enterprise newspaper can attest to that. He took pictures of every award winner present, and I will be delivering framed awards to some of those who could not make it. Here are some photos of the events, with Democrats coming from Walton, Clarke, Oglethorpe, Morgan, and Greene counties.

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