Lemon Bay Hight School Scholarship Award

“OUR LIVING DEMOCRACY” SCHOLARSHIP

May 4, 2024

EDC Board Member Tony Dunbar and EDC President Chris Kenealy presented a $1,000 scholarship to McKenzie Brown, a student at Lemon Bay High School. The students were asked to write an essay answering the following question:  WHAT ARE SOME STRATEGIES FOR ENCOURAGING YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS?

Read her winning essay:  CLICK HERE.

Great job, McKenzie, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

 

 

 

On December 12, 2023 EDC Members gathered to celebrate the Holiday season together.

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Table at Venice Pride 11 18 23
EDC Members around the table
EDC Board members help at Venice Pride 11 18 23
Venice Pride attendees 11 18 23

On November 18th, EDC Board Members volunteered to help staff the Venice Democratic Club table at the Venice Pride event.

 

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Table at Venice Pride 11 18 23
EDC Board members help at Venice Pride 11 18 23
Venice Pride attendees 11 18 23

The EDC Fundraiser/Wine Tasting was held on November 6th on Manasota Beach. All tickets were sold and everyone enjoyed the event!  Proceeds will be used to Make Florida Blue.

 

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Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11 6 23
Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11 6 23
Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11 6 23
Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11 6 23
Wine Tasting Fundraiser 11 6 23

Board member Larry Johnson and his wife Linda, represented our Club at the Hispanic Caucus Festival on October 1, 2023

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Linda Johnson EDC Table at Hispanic Fest 10 03 23

Coffee Time!

In 2023, we met on the THIRD Tuesday of each month at 9:15 am at the Mango Bistro, 301 W. Dearborn, Englewood

We are sociable and like to get together!  Lots to talk about. Look at our Calendar on the Upcoming Events page for future third Tuesday gatherings.

Coffee Time Attendees

Coffee Time September 19, 2023

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Coffee Time August 21, 2023

Drinking Liberally...

In 2023, we met on the FIRST Thursday of every month from 4:30-6:30. First at the Cool Pickle in Paradise, then at Paraisio's.

We will continue in 2024-- check our Calendar on the Upcoming Events for future first Thursday gatherings.

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Adopt A Road

Adopt A Road July 8, 2023

Various events throughout 2023

Corner of East Dearborn and Pine St.

The Englewood Democratic Club has made a commitment to the Adopt-A-Road program to do our part to keep Sarasota Beautiful. In the hottest part of the summer, we met an hour earlier to avoid some of the heat. Our committed club members gathered 4 to 8 bags of trash at each event.

VP David Evans organizes this event- he would welcome help, so if you can lend a hand email him at: [email protected]

Adopt A Road September 20, 2022

EDC Street Cleanup Crew

 

We met on a monthly basis throughout 2023 to listen and learn, make plans and socialize.

 

 

Monthly Members and Friends Meeting

May 24, 2023 Lemon Bay Park Pavilion

Our EDC “End of Season” Pizza Party very well attended with over 45 members!  The pizza was hot, the Comedian was entertaining and we all had a few laughs.

, Daniel Kuether (Kee-Der), who is the Chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party

 

 

Monthly Members and Friends Meeting

April 26, 2023 Englewood Chamber of Commerce

Daniel Kuether, newy-elected Chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party gave us an overview of plans for preparing in 2023 to Get Out the Vote and prepare/support Candidates in 2024.  After a short business meeting, we adjourned to socialize with snacks and beverages.

Charlotte County 2023 Democratic Party Chair Dawn Mann

Members and Friends Meeting

March 22, 2023

We heard from Dawn Mann, newly-elected Chair of the Charlotte County Democratic Party.  Ms. Mann covered the goals and initiatives for Charlotte County Democrats for the upcoming year.

After a brief business meeting, we enjoyed some social time with beverages and snacks.

2023 Board Members February 22, 2023

The Englewood Democratic Club is pleased to announce its board of directors for the upcoming year.  Chris Kenealy will be serving as President, David Evans as Vice-President, Holly DeVogt as Corresponding Secretary, Andrea Kluender as Recording Secretary, and Tony Dunbar as Treasurer.  At-large members of the board are: Karn Cunningham, Joyce Colmar, Gerry Pielack, Joe Del Bonis, Barbara LaCorte, Larry Johnson, Fran Dance, and Joanie Hillis. The Club has a full schedule for the upcoming year.  In addition to monthly membership meetings, the Club holds monthly morning coffee and afternoon social hours at local restaurants.  The Club continues with its adoption of Pine Street with regular Saturday clean-ups scheduled.  Special events occur throughout the year.