Second Annual Golf Tournament

 

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The St. Charles County Democrats Second Annual Golf Tournament is on August 15, 2015 at Emerald Greens.  Shotgun start at 1 pm. – This is a new date due to scheduling conflicts.

The cost is $90 per golfer, or $350 for a Foursome. Fee includes Greens Fee, Cart, and Box Lunch.  Registration and Lunch Start at 12 Noon.

The event will be a four person, 18-hole scramble.  Prizes awarded for nearest to the Pin and longest drive.

Contact Brad DiMariano or Morton Todd at 636-946-1066 regarding sponsorships, donations, or golfer sign-ups

Emerald Greens Golf Course is located at 12385 Larimore Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138

Download the registration form

2015 First Capitol Day Banquet

2015 First Capitol Day Banquet

Please join us for the 33nd Annual “First Capitol Day” banquet hosted by the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee. The event will be help on Friday, June 19, 2015.

The event will be held at the Trigg Banquet Center located at 300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Doors open at 6:30pm with open bar hospitality and dinner until 11:00pm.

The 2015 First Capitol Day Banquet will be a tribute to recognize the Honorable William T. Lohmar. 

It is our pleasure to dedicate the evening to Bill, who had served as a Democratic elected official in St. Charles County for nearly 30 years, and to honor him with the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his unwavering commitment to the cause of justice in our state.

Keynote speaker to be announced soon!

Meet your Democratic Office Holders and Candidates as we celebrate continuing success for Democrats in St. Charles County.

Event tickets are $40.00 per person, or a “Reserved Table” of 8 people for $300.00. You can also support the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee’s work by purchasing a Program Ad (download the form below for details). You can also buy tickets and ads by contacting Larry at 636-443-9180

2015 St. Charles County First Capitol Day Ticket and Ad form (click on the link to open, or right click to download and save)

Missouri Constitutional Amendments on Ballot November 4, 2014

West County Democrats

Resolutions on November 4 ballot issues –

to be voted on in the WCD general meeting Oct. 13.

(See Appendix for the ballot language.)

WCD Resolution on Proposed Constitutional

Amendment 2 – Nov. 4 ballot

Whereas: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 2 would allow evidence of

prior criminal acts, whether charged or uncharged, to be admissible in

certain crimes, and

Whereas: The introduction of such prior acts is intended to support the

victim’s testimony or show that the person charged is more likely to

have committed the crime, and

Whereas: The introduction of such evidence is likely to have the effect of

biasing the jury, and

Whereas: It is well-documented that victim eye-witness testimony is

unreliable, and

Whereas: It is also well-documented that when a person is wrongfully

convicted of a crime of a sexual nature, the damage suffered by that

person is considerable, and

Whereas: Convicting an innocent person allows the actual perpetrator of

the crime to remain at large and free to commit additional crimes,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT

The membership of the West County Democrats

opposes the adoption of Amendment 2 and urges

all Missouri voters to vote against this

amendment.

WCD Resolution on Constitutional

Amendment 3 – Nov. 4 ballot

Whereas: Research supports the importance of teachers and school

leaders as the principal components of student success in the K-12

educational system, and

Whereas: Student scores on standardized tests depend entirely on

student retention and understanding of the content of the tests, and also

depends on students’ willingness to answer standardized test questions,

and

Whereas: It is in the interest of the citizens of Missouri and their schoolage

children to recruit, hire, and retain the best new teachers for

Missouri’s public schools, and

Whereas: Continuing contracts (a/k/a “tenure”) for teachers is a principal

means of recruiting and retaining teachers who are deemed effective

during their three- to five-year probationary employment period, and

Whereas: The proposed amendment requires school districts to evaluate

teachers primarily on the basis of “quantifiable student performance data”

rather than the professional judgment of other teachers and

administrators, and

Whereas: The right to make teacher evaluation systems negotiable is

denied in the collective bargaining process, and

Whereas: The right of due process is severely and unconstitutionally

curtailed in “retaining, promoting, demoting, dismissing, removing,

discharging and setting compensation for certified staff,”

Be it therefore resolved that:

The West County Democrat Club opposes the

amendments to Article IX and urges voters to vote

“No” on Ballot Measure No. 3 in the November 4

general elections.

WCD Resolution on Proposed Constitutional

Amendment 6 – Nov. 4 ballot

Whereas: Proposed Constitutional Amendment 6 allows early voting for a

time period substantially more limiting than that proposed by an initiative

petition campaign, and

Whereas: This proposed Amendment permits early voting only in years

when the General Assembly provides funding, and

Whereas: This proposed Amendment does not guarantee that early

voting will actually be implemented on a regular and consistent basis, but

is dependent on the General Assembly for funding, and

Whereas: It is within the purview of the General Assembly to adopt laws

regarding early voting without recourse to a constitutional amendment,

and

Whereas: It is therefore unnecessary and inappropriate to amend the

state constitution in this manner,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT

The membership of the West County Democrats

opposes the adoption of Amendment 6 and urges

all Missouri voters to vote against this amendment.

WCD Resolution on Constitutional

Amendment 10 – Nov. 4 ballot

Whereas: The Governor already has the responsibility for proposing and

implementing a budget for the State, and

Whereas: The Legislature already has the responsibility for adjusting and

approving the budget for the State, including its revenue projections, and

Whereas: The Governor must often adjust specific budget items in

reasonable and prudent response to changing financial and programmatic

conditions, and

Whereas: Constitutional amendments should be reserved for public

policies of general importance, and not be used for operational disputes

between branches of the government, and

Whereas: This amendment, if passed into law, unduly restricts the

Governor’s rightful and reasonable prerogatives and responsibilities,

Be it therefore resolved that:

The West County Democrat Club opposes the

movement of House Joint Resolution No. 72 into

the Missouri State Constitution, and urges voters

to vote “No” on Constitutional Amendment 10.

APPENDIX

The following ballot measures have been certified for

the November 4, 2014 general election. (Source:

http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2014ballot/)

Constitutional Amendment 2

[Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session)

HJR 16]

Official Ballot Title:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow

relevant evidence of prior criminal acts to be admissible in prosecutions for

crimes of a sexual nature involving a victim under eighteen years of age?

If more resources are needed to defend increased prosecutions additional costs

to governmental entities could be at least $1.4 million annually, otherwise the

fiscal impact is expected to be limited.

Fair Ballot Language:

A

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to allow evidence of prior

criminal acts, whether charged or uncharged, to be considered by courts in

prosecutions of sexual crimes that involve a victim under eighteen years of

age. The amendment limits the use of such prior acts to support the victim’s

testimony or show that the person charged is more likely to commit the

crime. Further, the judge may exclude such prior acts if the value of considering

them is substantially outweighed by the possibility of unfair prejudice to the

person charged with committing the crime. A

“no” vote will not amend the

Missouri Constitution regarding the use of evidence of prior criminal acts to

prosecute sexual crimes.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

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Constitutional Amendment 3

[Proposed by Initiative Petition]

Official Ballot Title:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to:

require teachers to be evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation

system for which each local school district must receive state approval to

continue receiving state and local funding;

require teachers to be dismissed, retained, demoted, promoted and paid

primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part of the

evaluation system;

require teachers to enter into contracts of three years or fewer with public

school districts; and

prohibit teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining regarding the

design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system?

Decisions by school districts regarding provisions allowed or required by this

proposal and their implementation will influence the potential costs or savings

impacting each district. Significant potential costs may be incurred by the state

and/or the districts if new/additional evaluation instruments must be developed to

satisfy the proposal’s performance evaluation requirements.

Fair Ballot Language:

A

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to require teachers to be

evaluated by a standards based performance evaluation system. Each system

must receive state approval in order for the local school district to continue

receiving state and local funding. Teachers will be dismissed, retained, demoted,

promoted and paid primarily using quantifiable student performance data as part

of the evaluation system. The amendment further requires teachers to enter into

contracts of three years or fewer with public school districts, with exceptions. The

amendment also prohibits teachers from organizing or collectively bargaining

regarding the design and implementation of the teacher evaluation system.

A

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding teacher contracts

and performance evaluation systems.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

3

Constitutional Amendment 6

[Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (Second Regular Session)

SS SCS HCS HJR 90]

Official Ballot Title:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to permit voting in person or by mail

for a period of six business days prior to and including the Wednesday before the

election day in general elections, but only if the legislature and the governor

appropriate and disburse funds to pay for the increased costs of such voting?

State governmental entities estimated startup costs of about $2 million and costs

to reimburse local election authorities of at least $100,000 per election. Local

election authorities estimated higher reimbursable costs per election. Those

costs will depend on the compensation, staffing, and, planning decisions of

election authorities with the total costs being unknown.

Fair Ballot Language:

A

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution to permit voters, in years when

the legislature provides funding, an early voting period of six business days prior

to and including the Wednesday before election day to cast a ballot in all general

elections. This amendment does not allow early voting on Saturday or Sunday.

A

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution to provide all voters with a

six-business day early voting period.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

6

Constitutional Amendment 10

[Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (Second Regular

Session) HJR 72]

Official Ballot Title:

Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to require the governor to pay the

public debt, to prohibit the governor from relying on revenue from legislation not

yet passed when proposing a budget, and to provide a legislative check on the

governor’s decisions to restrict funding for education and other state services?

State governmental entities expect no direct costs or savings. Local

governmental entities expect an unknown fiscal impact.

Fair Ballot Language:

A

“yes” vote will amend the Missouri Constitution regarding the requirements

placed on the governor for proposing a state budget and for withholding money

appropriated in the budget passed by the legislature. This amendment prohibits

the governor from reducing funding passed by the general assembly without

receiving legislative consent, and provides certain other restrictions on the

governor’s ability to increase or decrease line items in the budget. This

amendment further prohibits the governor from proposing a budget that relies on

revenue from legislation that has not yet passed in the general assembly.

A

“no” vote will not amend the Missouri Constitution regarding the requirements

placed on the governor for proposing a state budget and for withholding money

appropriated in the budget passed by the legislature.

If passed, this measure will have no impact on taxes.

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Ken Tucker Fundraiser with Clint Zweifel

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Ken Tucker, Democratic Candidate for State Representative in South St. Charles City District 106, will be discussing key upcoming issues like Economic Development, Education and Ethics with Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. The event is being held at the Grand Opera House in St. Charles at 5:30 p.m. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is available.

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St. Charles County Democrat Night at the River City Rascals

River City Rascals LogoJoin the St. Charles County Democrats on Friday July 11 at the River City Rascals game!

We have tickets in the Dog Pound Patio at the Rascals ballpark – T.R. Hughes Ballpark, 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon, MO 63366.

Tickets are $25 and include an all-you-can-eat buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips, popcorn and pretzels. Beverages included are all-you-can-drink draft beer, lemonade, iced tea and water. Buffet is open from 6:30-8:30. The beer closes down after the 7th inning.  The seating chart is below.

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing tickets by email at info@stcdems.org or by phone 636-946-1066.

River City Rascals Seating Chart

West County Dems Guest in May is Glenn Koenen from MO Association for Social Welfare

West County Democrats Monthly Meeting

United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 655

300 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011

Monday, May 12, 2014

9:30 AM –11:30 AM (coffee and socializing, 9:00 –9:30 AM)

 

 

Speaker:  Glenn Koenen, Missouri Association for Social Welfare, Chair of the Hunger Task Force

 

Topic: “Missouri 2015″

Glenn Koenen has spent most of his career working for non-profit organizations.  He was executive director of Circle Of Concern –a community charity with a food pantry based in Valley Park.  Glenn was a founding board member and later president of the St. Louis Metro Food Pantry Association where he has tracked food stamp and other benefit programs for better than two decades.  After running (unsuccessfully) for Congress from Missouri’s Second Congressional District in November 2012, Glenn joined the Board of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare and became MASW’s Hunger Task Force Chair.  Please come give Mr. Glenn Koenen a warm welcome to our West County Democrats meeting!

 

2014 First Capitol Day Banquet on June 13th

Please join us for the 32nd Annual “First Capitol Day” banquet hosted by the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee.  The event will be help on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The event will be held at the Trigg Banquet Center located at 300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon, MO 63366.  Doors open at 6:30pm with open bar hospitality and dinner until 11:00pm.

The keynote speaker will be Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster.  Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel and Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander will also be in attendance.

Meet your Democratic Office Holders and Candidates as we celebrate continuing success for Democrats in St. Charles County.

Event tickets are $40.00 per person, or a “Reserved Table” of 8 people for $300.00.  You can also support the St. Charles County Democratic Central Committee’s work by purchasing a Program Ad (download the form below for details).

2014 St. Charles County First Capitol Day Ticket and Ad form (click on the link to open, or right click to download and save)

All About St. Louis Trivia Night

St. Charles County Democrats are sponsoring a fun night of trivia about our St. Louis Area geography, history, entertainment, neighborhoods, politics and local icons.

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Call 636-946-1066 or 636-272-0031. $20 per person and we’ll match you up or $160 per table of 8.

St. Charles County Democrats TRIVIA NIGHT
Friday, February 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Where?
Tri County Labor Club Meeting Hall
10 Droste Square – St. Charles, MO 63301
(Behind Tubby’s Pub & The Bowling Alley)

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments Available

There will be 10 ROUNDS OF TRIVIA.  $20.00 per person or $160.00 per table

For more information contact: Larry Laughlin at 636-272-0031, OR
St. Charles Democratic Central Committee at 636-946-1066

Download the flyer for the Trivia Night

The Republican led MO legislature has one agenda –CRUSH THE WORKER–
We resolve to hold the extremists in Jeff City accountable for attacks on the middle class that would devastate working families and threaten progress.

TRI-COUNTY LABOR CLUB Fundraiser for State Representative Bill Otto

Tri County Labor Fundraiser for Bill OttoPlease Join the TRI-COUNTY LABOR CLUB for a Fundraiser for State Representative Bill Otto

With a Special Guest Appearance by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander

When: 5:00-7:30 pm, January 23, 2014

Where: Tri-County HQ, #10 Droste Square St., St Charles, MO 63301

(behind Tubby’s and the bowling alley at the corner of Droste and First Capitol in St. Charles, MO)

Click to flyer to the right to expand or download