Tue., Jan. 15, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  We will be discussing the candidate filing deadline (Feb. 6th) for the May Primary Election. This will be a city candidates election. Mayor, Auditor, Treasurer, Law Director, President of Council, 3 Council-at-Large Seats and Municipal Judge position will all be on the ballot. If you want to run for one of these positions or know a Democrat who would, please attend the meeting.  We will also be planning our fundraisers and events for 2019.

Wed., Jan. 16, Muskingum County Democrats, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St.., Zanesville.  This represents a permanent change from 7:30 pm at Democratic HQ on 6th St.  Our agenda will include discussions on State issues, Party issues, the upcoming elections and plans for the new year. Hope we'll have a big crowd; come and help us plan for a winning year.

Sat., Jan. 19, Women's March in Columbus, OH, 11 am - 2 pm More info:  https://www.womensmarch.com/sister-marches (Enter zip code 43215 to search on the Sister Marches page for the Columbus, OH march RSVP form.) 
Organizer:  Rhiannon Childs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thur., Jan. 31, Democratic Central Committee meeting, 6:30 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Followed by the Executive Committee meeting.

Wed., Feb. 6, Filing Deadline for May Primary Election for city candidates--Mayor, Auditor, Treasurer, Law Director, President of Council, 3 Council-at-Large Seats, and Municipal Judge.

Tue., Feb. 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville. On the agenda: upcoming St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, memorial band concessions, candidates, state and federal issues, new membership and more 

Wed., Feb. 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Chili dinner. Members will be providing Chili and desserts. Donations will be accepted and will go towards club activities.  Also, November ballot, Sherrod Brown’s possible run for President, state and federal issues, and our part in all of these things.  Officers for this club are also needed.

Fri., Mar. 15, St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at VFW Hall, 1318 Putnam, Zanesville.  Menu:  Potato Bar, Salad and Desserts.  Cash Bar. 

Door Prizes, and Half-and-Half Drawing. 

  

Special Guest Speaker, Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, who is working to draft Sherrod Brown for President in 2020.

Speakers--Local City Candidates:
2nd Ward City Council – Jan Bradshaw
3rd Ward City Council – Connie Norman
4th Ward City Council – Sandy Gentry     
Council at Large – Albert Zakany
Municipal Judge – Andrew Joseph
Mayor – Jeff Tilton


Live entertainment by Kris Geis. 

$20 donation, payable to MAWD PAC.  All proceeds benefit Democratic Candidates.

RSVP to: 
Martha Sullivan, 740-704-3344, 643 Locust Ave., Zanesville 43701
Melanie Kish, 740-787-2203

Tue., Mar. 19, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Mar. 20, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue., Mar. 26, Newark Fair Housing Event (recommended by the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty), 9:30 am - 3:30 pm, at Newark High School, 314 Granville St., Newark, OH.  Keynote address by G. Michael Payton, Executive Director for the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.  Training is FREE and open to the public.  Community discussion regarding protections under the Fair Housing Act, Ohio Civil Rights laws, and the Newark Fair Housing Ordinance for protected parties, including families with children, LGBTQ community, people with disabilities, immigrants, and those re-entering the community after incarceration.  Training will include advice on how to request a reasonable accommodation/modification and how landlords should handle such requests.  The training will also discuss the administration complaint process through HUD, Ohio Civil Rights Commission, and the Newark Fair Housing Board.  Sponsored by the City of Newark and SE Ohio Legal Services.

Tue., Mar. 26, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty General Monthly Meeting, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, at the Singer Center, 831 Matthews St., Zanesville.  The city has not had enough response to its survey on Zanesville housing needs, which is needed for future planning.  The group will be canvassing, helping more residents fill out these forms.  There will be a potluck supper.  Come to learn about the work of the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty on affordable housing, and find out how you can get involved. We will watch the movie "Up River" to learn about how the Newark Think Tank was started. Call Lesha at 740-334-2152 if you need a ride or childcare.

More information:

Tue., Apr. 16, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., Apt. 17, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue., Apr. 23, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty Monthly Meeting, 5:30 pm, Muskingum County Library auditorium, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville.  Renters/Tenants Rights and Responsibilities discussion.

Thu.-Fri., Apr. 25-26, Carr Cake Auction--The Muskingum County Democrats will have a cake and incentives.  If you’d like to contribute an incentive to add to the cake’s value, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Update:  Bob Pletcher bought the cake and incentives.

Fri., May 17, ODP Legacy Dinner, Keynote speaker, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, NANCY PELOSI.  $250 each, or $200 each if the club can fill a table of 10.  CONTACT JACK BOYD if you want to attend so the ODP gets a list of Muskingum County attendees:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  To get tickets, CLICK HERE

Sat., May 18, Federated Democratic Women of Ohio Convention, begins 10:30 am, at Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison Street NW, Hartville, OH 44632.  330-877-9353.  Congressman Tim Ryan is the guest speaker.  Deadline to Register:  May 15, 2019
To Register,
mail your name-address-phone, select chicken or beef for your lunch, and mail to June Barlow, 609 35th St., NW, Canton, OH 44709.  More info:  330-936-8411.  Enclose $15 to register, plus $25 for lunch--total $40.  Checks payable to FDWO.

10:30 am - Convention opening, general business and appointment of nominating committee.
1:00 pm - Lunch

2:00 pm - Guest Speaker, Congressman Tim Ryan
Workshop to follow.
Those wishing to arrive Friday, Comfort Inn, 953 Edison St., NW, Hartville 44632, 330-587-4347.  Special room rate, $99 + tax; mention FDWO for discount.  Deadline May 1 for hotel reservations.
Please remember to bring a gift from your county for our "Ways and Means" table sale.

Sun., May 19, Al Zakany benefit, candidate for Zanesville City Council, member-at-large, noon, at Susan Stubbins' house, 305 Woodlawn Ave., Zanesville.

Tue., May 21, WDC meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., May 22, Muskingum Democrats meeting, 7:00 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Thu., May 30, Drop donations for WDC garage sale, between 10 am and 7 pm, at Jane Ann Perry's house, 23 Downing Dr., Zanesville.  We are asking for quality items to sell. 

Fri., May 31, starting at 8 am, WDC Garage Sale,
23 Downing Drive (2 houses from Rte. 40 East of Zanesville)

Sat., June 1, starting at 8 am
Sun., June 2, is the rain date

Sun., June 2, Memorial Band concert, 7 pm, at Zane Landing, Zanesville--where our club has a refreshment stand as a fundraiser.

The Muskingum County Women’s Democratic Club is sponsoring a fundraising garage sale during the Annual Rt. 40 Sales event.
The sale will be held at the home of Jane Ann Perry located at 23 Downing Drive. (2 houses from Rt. 40 East of Zanesville)

If you have any questions, please contact one of the following committee members:
Kristine Geis, 740-586-5602
Melanie Kish, 260-312-8567
Amy Nern, 740-704-5489
Kathy Newsom, 740-453-6427
Martha Sullivan, 740-704-3344

All proceeds are used to support our candidates.

Thu., June 13, and Fri., June 14--Funeral Services for Lloyd Miller, long-time Democrat and former mayor of Philo. Masonic Services will be held at 5:45 pm at the Farus Funeral Home of Duncan Falls on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Visitations will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday. 

Sat., June 15, Documentary screening about the opioid crisis, and the semi-pro football team that offers purpose, spirit and a family-like connection:  'Til the Wheels Fall Off, based in Portsmouth. McIntire Library, 2 pm, 220 N. 5th St., Zanesville. Co-sponsored by the Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty, and Reel Meal.

Sun., June 16, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane Landing, Zanesville--where our club has a refreshment stand as a fundraiser.

Tue., June 18, WDC meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.  Guest speaker:  Yumeno Young, an "ODP Summer Fellow" working with Central Ohio counties, would like to talk to us, get involved, and organize canvasses and events.  She will address questions about this ODP program. 

Wed., June 19, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Tue, June 25, Central Committee meeting, Committee members only, 6:30 pm at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville, followed by a closed session for members representing Zanesville wards.

Tue., June 25, Think Tank on Poverty meeting, 4:30 - 8 pm, at Trulight Ministries, 807 Putnam, Zanesville.

Sat., July 13, Celebration of Life for Mary Lenore Woltz Shrader, June 20, 1923 - January 31, 2019, a long-time member of our club, 1:00 pm, Masonic Lodge, 238 Mound Rd., Duncan Falls. RSVP: Suzanne Goldenberg and family, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 401-467-3235.
Her book, a charming memoir of her long and interesting life, is available at amazon.com:
https://www.amazon.com/Memoirs-Mary-Woltz-Shrader/dp/1479248444/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1549187061&sr=1-1&keywords=mary+shrader


Mary Shrader's 90th Birthday party

Sat., July 13, Women LEADing Ohio meeting, 9:30 am - 1:45 pm, Granville Public Library, 217 E. Broadway, Granville, OH.  Discussion, panel Q&A, workshops.  For women in Licking and surrounding counties interested in strengthening leadership skills, becoming civically engaged, running for office, and supporting a candidate.  LEAD Ohio in partnership with the Women's Fund of Central Ohio.  RSVP: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue., July 16, WDC meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., July 17, Muskingum County Democrats meeting, 7 pm, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.
Half and Half Drawing: Tickets are $10 and we will only be selling 100 tickets for the first drawing. So, your chances of winning $500 are pretty good! We believe the first drawing will be held at the club meeting in July, assuming we sell 100 tickets and it seems we are on track for that to happen. Contact Melanie Kish (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Jack Boyd (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for tickets.
Update--winner of the Half and Half drawing was Alan Kish.

Sun., July 21, Memorial Band Concert, 7 pm, at Zane Landing, Zanesville--where our club has a refreshment stand as a fundraiser.

Tue., July 23, Zanesville Think Tank on Poverty is having a general meeting: Making Sense of the 2020 Census, featuring speaker Amber Kohler from the Census Bureau.  The event will take place from 6:00-7:30 pm in Meeting Room B of the John McIntire Library, 220 N. Fifth Street, Zanesville.

Sat., July 27, Day of Action Canvassing in Zanesville Ward 3B, 10 am--Yumeno Young, Summer Fellow with Ohio Democratic Party.  Meeting at Muskingum County Fairgrounds, meeting in front of the Veterans' Building near the main entrance.  Volunteers needed. Volunteers who are unable to walk to participate in the canvass, but want to help, can receive a list of Democratic voters to call. 

Mobilize Link: https://www.mobilize.us/ohdems/event/101763/

More info: 
Martha Sullivan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yumeno Young, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominating Petitions must be filed by August 7 at the Board of Elections if you’d like to run for:
Township Trustees, Township Fiscal Officers, Village Mayor, Village Clerk Treasurer, Village Council, Village Board of Public Affairs, Board of Education, and Education Service Center.
Petition packs are available at the Muskingum County Board of Elections, 627 Market St., Zanesville, 740-455-7120.  Open M – F, 8 am – 4 pm, except on Federal Holidays.
Simon with Ohio Dems is looking for Democrats who want to run for local office in rural areas, such as township trustees and fiscal officers.  Text to 234-294-1684.


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