Thank You Breakfast

Please join us on November 10 at 10 a.m. at Ashland Coffee & Tea for muffins, fruit, juice, and coffee. It's our treat to thank volunteers who have worked hard to get Democratic candidates elected. We have moved the breakfast to our usual meeting place, Ashland Coffee & Tea, to seat more people than we were able to seat at Ashcreek.  At the Nov. 10 meeting, greet Vangie Williams, our exciting candidate and we hope our next Congresswoman from the First District. Also, meet some of the candidates who are running in 2019. We thank all of you who have canvassed, phone banked, written postcards worked the polls, donated money, attended events, and supported Democratic candidates in any way. 

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 pm in the heart of the College District in Ashland at the home of Nelson Vaughan, 209 College Avenue, Ashland.  These Democratic Men's forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says come hungry as he will be serving heavy hors d'oeuvres. 

This month's speaker will be Brian Cannon, Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, the non-partisan organization established to stop Gerrymandering and advocate for a Constitutional Amendment to set up a transparent, non partisan group to draw up new districts line.  Virginia is the 5th worst state for gerrymandering.  Presently the district lines are drawn to favor the incumbent, in the 2015 election no incumbents lost their seats.  In Virginia, representatives pick their voters.  Shouldn't voters pick their representatives?  Something is backwards,  go to this website to discover more:  https://www.onevirginia2021.org.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, envigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county.  (Hopefully we can turn the county blue.)  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on WEDNESDAY MAY 23 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm at the home of Gordon Silver 12281 Goddins Hill Road, Ashland.  These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says hors d'oevres will be served. 

Directions to Gordon's home:  From the intersection of VA-54 and I-95 at Ashland, drive east on VA-54 for about 3 miles, turn right at the bottom of the hill onto Rt 798 (Goddins Hill Rd), stay on Rt 798 Goddins Hill Rd (not Goddins Rd), following Rt 798 bearing left at the top of the hill, traveling for a total of about 0.6 miles, turn right into Gordon's gravel drive with a black mailbox after several houses on the right (you cannot see Gordon's home at this point because of the trees).  His driveway is about 0.1 of a mile before getting to Mt. Eagle Road on the left.

This month's speaker will be John Suddarth, one of three nominees for Virginia's First Congressional District to oppose Rob Wittman.  As everyone knows the Democratic Primary Election will be held on June 12.  John will be speaking to us either as the nominee to oppose Wittman or as one of the people who will be pulling together all the Democrats of the Santana, Suddarth and Williams campaigns to defeat Wittman in November.  John has served as the Board Chair of Hanover Habitat for Humanity and has been very active in the HDC overseeing the Committee's fundraising efforts.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend. 

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm at the home of Dale Mann 12778 Mount Hermon Road, Ashland.  These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says hors d'oevres will be served. 

Directions to Dale's home:  Off I-95 take exit 92A East unto route VA54, East Patrick Henry Road toward Hanover Courthouse.  Once on VA 54, take the first right onto Mt. Hermon Road (VA656).  1 mile down on the left at the political sign and white fences turn left between the trees.  Turn right at the house and go thru the gates on the right.  Past the shed, you'll see a white fence around a horse paddock.  Please park in there and walk back to the house.  GPS may take you a different way, on the farm side of the property, but after a little wandering around a bit, park in the horse paddock. 

This month's speaker will be our own Kelly Thomasson who is the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Northam.  Kelly had previously served under Governor McAuliffe and Senator Warner.  She was named in 2017 by Style Weekly as one of the top 40 under 40. Come and hear the crucial issues facing the Secretary of the Commonwealth including voter restoration rights.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, July 25 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend. 

Let's all get together and support Vangie Williams to beat Rob Wittman in November and become our next representative.

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm at the home of Rick Lux, 11253 Silverstone Drive, Mechanicsville 23116.  These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says hors-d'oeuvres will be served.

This month's speaker will be Ola Hawkins a member of the Hanover County School Board.  Ms. Hawkins is a native of Richmond, attended college in New York and Virginia and is, I believe the only member of the school board with any hands-on educational experience.  Come and learn how our children and grandchildren are being educated to be viable members of our society, what issues they have faced and what issues they will face in the future.  Come prepared with questions/issues.  We are hoping also to be joined by a representative of the Vangie Williams for Congress campaign and the coordinated Kaine/Williams campaign who will give us updates on their campaigns.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.

The Men's Forum is combining with the Women's Coffee to welcome U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, First Congressional District Candidate Vangie Williams, and Senator Jennifer McClellan.  Please RSVP to Forum Chair Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com. See you Sunday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m.

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm at the home of Bill Fleming, 11054 Brookhollow Dr., Glen Allen.   These Democratic Men's Forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says hors d'oevres will be served. 

This month's speaker will be Toni Radler, chair of the Hanover Democratic Committee (HDC) who will speak on the upcoming election and what everyone can do to guarantee Democratic victories.  This will be our last Men's Forum before the November midterm elections which will be the most important election of our lifetime.

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican (but turning blue) county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

Directions to Bill Fleming's home - From the intersection in Ashland of Routes 1 and 54, drive south on Rt 1 out of Ashland for about 5 miles, turn right at the BP gas station on the right onto Cedar Lane (VA 623-S), travel for about 1 mile and turn right on Brookhollow Rd. (Route 1305), in about 0.3 miles Bill's home (black mailbox with his house number 11054 on it) will on the left.   The address for SatNav/GPS users is 11054 Brookhollow Dr., Glen Allen, 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend.  Attendees do not have to be HDC members.

The next monthly gathering of the Hanover Democratic Men's Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 28 (this is the week after Thanksgiving) at 7:00 pm in the heart of the College District in Ashland at the home of Nelson Vaughan, 209 College Avenue, Ashland.  These Democratic Men's forums provide an opportunity for Hanover Democratic men to meet, socialize, talk politics and hear interesting speakers.  The host and Chair of these Democratic Men's Forums, Nelson Vaughan, says come hungry as he will be serving heavy hors-d'oeuvres. 

This month's speaker will be Trevor Southerland, the Executive Director of the Virginia House Democrats and a Hanover member of the 1st Congressional District Democratic Committee, who will speak on Democratic politics. Trevor has been with the Virginia House Democratic Caucus since 2014, serving as the Finance Director for the 2015 and 2017 cycles as well as Acting Executive Director in 2016.  Come to learn the intimacies of Democratic politics here in Virginia and what the results of the November election might mean to the Democrats as well the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

The purpose of these monthly Men's Forums is to socialize, invigorate, educate and elect Democrats and is a great opportunity to get to know like-minded Democratic men in a way that you just can't in other venues in this predominantly Republican county.  The monthly Saturday morning committee meetings are great but you don't have the opportunity to talk and to get to know one another on a more social level.  It also gives those who can't attend the Saturday morning meetings a chance to get involved.  So please join us on Wednesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm.  Don't miss this opportunity to socialize and mobilize. 

RSVP to Nelson Vaughan at vnvaughan@aol.com or call the cell phone and text messages 201.826.7093; home 804.496.6217.

If you are a woman and receive this, please send to your favorite Democratic male relative, neighbor or friend. 

Coffee is brewing!

All Democratic Women are Welcome! 

Please join women from all over Hanover at our April Women's Coffee Caucus gathering on Wednesday morning, April 18, at the home of Caroline Cooke at  9008 Mount Eagle Road, Ashland, 23005. Caroline will welcome us at 10 am

Come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with a wealth of like minded women in this relaxed setting.   There's much to talk about and take action on as we work to advance our Democratic ideals.

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we may better work together.  We have no formal memberships or dues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net,or 804-304-1951.

 

Kara Chabora will host our May Democratic Women's Coffee on Thursday, May 17, at her home at 9120 Ashlar Place, Mechanicsville, 23116.  It's time for another evening coffee, and Kara will welcome us at 7 pm. 

Please come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with like-minded women in the relaxed setting of Kara's home, centrally located just off of Chamberlain Road, (U.S. Highway 301). There's always much to talk about and take action on. 

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we may better work together.  We have no formal memberships or dues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net,or 804-304-1951.

 

 

Nancy Patterson will host our June Coffee, a morning coffee this time, on Wednesday, June 27, at her home at 10445 Windam Hill Road, Glen Allen 23059.  Nancy will welcome us at 10 am.

Please come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with like-minded women from all over Hanover.

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we may better work together.  We have no formal memberships or dues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net, or 804-304-1951.

Please come to this monthly Coffee on Thursday, July 26, for great fellowship and spirited conversation with like-minded women from all over Hanover.

This July Coffee, an evening get together this time, will be at the home of Betsy Farley. Betsy, who lives in the Hickory Hill Subdivision at 13192 Rooney Lee Drive, Ashland  23005, will welcome us at 7 pm.

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we can better work together.  We have no formal memberships or dues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net, or 804-304-1951.

 

Please join us for our August Coffee, a morning get together this month, at 10 am on Wednesday, August 22, at the home of Jane Lux at 11253 Silverstone Drive, Mechanicsville, 23116.  All Democratic women are invited to come for great fellowship and spirited conversation with like-minded women from all over Hanover.

For those who don't know, we are a growing group of Democratic women of all ages who meet monthly, sometimes in the day and sometimes in the evening, at the homes of volunteer hostesses at different locations around the county. Our goal is to enable as many women as possible to get to know one another so that we can better work together.  We have no formal memberships or dues.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Neergaard at daneergaard@comcast.net, or 804-304-1951.