Harney County Democratic Central Committee
August 12, 2019
6:00 PM~7:30 PM
Hines City Council Room
The watercolor painting of the donkey was offered to the HCDCC by David Keim, Terry Keim's brother. When asked if HCDCC could use his painting, his response was, 'the donkey wants to work, go forth and serve!' Those words resonate well, since we as rural democrats, want to serve the greater good of humanity and our community. According to the Democratic Party of Oregon mission statement, Oregon Democrats believe that rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. It is up to all of us to work for a present and future society that treats every individual with dignity and respect, provide for the health and education of future generations, grow Oregon businesses and local economies, safe guard our civil liberties and democratic rights, and protect the natural environment in which we all live. So with that said, Rural Democrats UNITE and go forth to do the hard work that it will take to build a community of peace and harmony.
As our local democratic committee moves into the latter months of summer, there is plenty of work to do. The above pictures were taken to show our Adopt-A-Highway signage on Highway 78. A great tribute to our presence in Rural Eastern Oregon. The picture on the left depicts the sign view looking west. This sign is located just east of the the fishing pond. The sign on the right, is looking east, near the veterinarian clinic on Highway 78. Although there was still water in the drainage easements, on July 13th a few members of HCDCC cleaned up the trash along our designated section from the clinic toward the Grange Hall and 205. It was good to see that the job done last year really made a difference as we collected fewer bags of trash. However, it was a revelation that we appeared to have missed a section of our highway commitment. From 205 near the old Grange building, to the fishing pond, where our second sign is posted, has never been cleared of trash; therefore, the committee needs to schedule another highway clean up later this year before the big freeze to focus on this section of highway. A date will be discussed and set at the August meeting. We are obligated to the State of Oregon to do this job.
In regards to our August meeting, HCDCC will present a certificate to Burns High School graduate, Christian Boyd, the recipient of the HCDCC 2019 Scholarship. Steve Quick, Harney County School District 3 Superintendent will be our guest speaker. Please join us to hear about the expectations for the future of our education system in Harney County. Bring your questions, concerns and accolades for this discussion.
September is the annual Harney County Fair Rodeo and Racemeet. For the past three years, HCDCC has had a booth to promote the presence of rural democrats with a friendly, smiling face. This is a huge "time commitment" for you, our members, over the course of three days. Set up of our display must occur Wednesday, September 4, 2019 by 8:00 pm and remain intact until Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 4:00pm. Our display must be open from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday. This endeavor will cost our committee insurance fees and a fee for the booth. The Fair Committee set the following schedule. Don Greenfield is the contact for this schedule. Two people are needed for each slot and each slot is a three hour time block. Don Greenfield and John Thelen will set up the booth on Wednesday, 9/4 and take down the booth on Sunday 9/8. Here are the open slots. Please consider sitting with a fellow democrat at this event. Consider this as a friendly political action voice that speaks volumes in our rural community. If three people feel better working together, please do so. Don will put you on the schedule. PLEASE contact Don at 541-589-4214 or you can email him via his wife's email address at the following;
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your commitment.
Thursday September 4
Our September HCDCC meeting will be Monday September 9. Unfortunately, our meeting is the Monday after a long weekend of fair activities. Please plan to attend this meeting. It is important that we listen and question the plans set forth by our representatives to tackle climate policies in the state of Oregon. We have a voice and need to be heard. Some points that were expressed on Mr. Bentz's recent newsletter about his Town Hall meetings include:
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Stay active and stay informed. We need your help on furthering the agenda of Oregon Democrats. 2020 Presidential elections are just around the corner. It will a be along haul but we are up to the challenge. Stay calm and carry on as the Brits say. We can do this if we work together.