Aug. meeting agenda and location; thank you; and more volunteer opportunities

We will be meeting in a new location Wednesday, August 18 at 5:30 pm: 405 Main Street, near Grapes Gallery. We encourage wearing a mask.


Pledge of Allegiance

New Mexico State Pledge: I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.

June Minutes

Treasurer’s Report – Tom Hinson/ Sid Bryan

Guest speaker: Verrel Lukman Eugenio and Rendabel Radian : on outreach to youth and minority voters and on going off to college

Audit by Secretary of State’s office resolved. Special thanks to Tom Hinson.

County Fair – Cathy Berger

Fall fundraising? Fundraising rules – Sid Bryan

Donation from Martin Heinrich’s Office – Suzanne Carlstedt

News from State Party – Suzanne Carlstedt

News from School Board – Barbara Pearlman

Postcards for Blue CD2 NM Campaign – Jan Thedford

Municipal elections – Suzanne Carlstedt

COVID Protocol -future meetings – group discussion

Member Input

Motion to adjourn

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the initial Blue CD2 NM postcard effort. It was great to see people step up already this far ahead of an election.

If activism by mail is your thing, take a look at Vote Forward. They organize letter writing campaigns to Democratic leaning voters in order to get out the vote in key races. Virginia is a major focus right now.

June Meeting Agenda; Volunteer Needed for Treasurer

The next Democratic Party meeting will take place Wednesday, June 16 at 5:30 pm outside at Pelican Spa, 306 S. Pershing, T or C.

Please consider whether you could volunteer to take on Treasurer duties or know someone who could take on this vital role. Training for county party treasurers will soon be available. A small core group has been doing much of the local party’s work, and we need additional people to share the load as long-term volunteers step down.

Pledge of Allegiance
New Mexico State Pledge: I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among United cultures.

Secretary’s Report – Leslie Sekavec
Treasurer’s Report – Tom Hinson/Suzanne Carlstedt
Guest Speaker – Superintendent of Schools, – Dr. Channell Segura
Discussion of Party Financial Matters and Treasurer – Sid Bryan, Suzanne Carlstedt
Preparation of outreach materials for County Fair booth, etc. – Suzanne Carlstedt
Voter registration – Sid Bryan
Update on Blue CD2 NM – Guest speaker (via Zoom) Rochelle Williams, founder
Member input
Motion to adjourn

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April Meeting Reminder and Agenda

Sierra County Democratic Party Meeting Wednesday, April 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

We have changed to Zoom only after all. Sierra County is going back into yellow status Wednesday, so we’ve decided to do tomorrow’s meeting on Zoom only.

Those who wish to attend via Zoom or telephone, please subscribe to our mailing list to receive the links.



State pledge: I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among United cultures.

Guest: Jessica Velasquez, candidate for State Party Chair

Democratic Party Scholarship, status and funds needed     Sid Bryan

Fundraiser yard sale    Liz Telea

Fiesta booth?   Suzanne Carlstedt

Funding for county parties available from Senator Heinrich   Suzanne Carlstedt

Blue CD2   Patty Kearney

Newsletter mailing list    Patty Kearney

Melanie Stansberry Campaign for CD-1   Suzanne Carlstedt

Member input

Motion to adjourn

August Monthly Meeting

Wed, Aug 19, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM (MDT)
Sierra County Democratic Party

Go-to-Meeting and Face-to-Face at Pelican Spa, 306 So. Pershing, T or C

 Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212

Access Code: 542-555-565
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For those who want to join us at the Pelican Spa, we are easily distanced, outside, and masked. Both meetings will be held simultaneously.   Hope to see you there!

August 19, 2020Regular Monthly Meeting

Call to Order

Pledge:           U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

NM State Pledge

Welcome:       Introductions of New Attendees: please type your name and email in the chat box

Guest Speakers: Karen Whitlock, Rudy Martinez, Neomi Martinez-Para

Minutes July 22, 2020 (GtM)—Cathy Berger

Treasurer’s Report and Act Blue Contributions—Tom Hinson

Note: online attendees and those who come in person but prefer not to use cash can donate through Act Blue.

Committee Reports & Old Business:

  • Advisory Board Report—Barbara Pearlman
  • Communications Report—Suzanne Carlstedt

New Business:

  • Phone Bank and Upcoming Event—Diana Tittle
  • Cobblestone Ads—Diana Tittle
  • Banners and Bumper Stickers—Barbara Pearlman
  • Yard Sale September 12th—Volunteers—Barbara Pearlman
  • Virtual Fundraiser—October 4th—Leslie Sekavec and Diana Tittle

Motion to Adjourn

Suggestions for using “Go-To-Meeting”:

  • Remember to download the app
  • When you first get to your meeting you will see a picture of yourself and be asked “OK?” If you want to be seen when you enter the meeting then you need to click on the little camera icon on the bottom of the page.
  • For this meeting, everyone will be muted; if you have a question or comment please do it in the chat box
  • For those who are on the agenda: when it is your time to speak, you will be unmuted, and then you will also unmute yourself to be heard.
  • When you enter the meeting on the top of the screen you will see a pull down of “view all” or “view who is speaking,” When you select view all you will see everyone who is participating….but when we have a speaker you can select view speaker to have that person be prominent.
  • On the right is an option to use the chat box where you can type in questions or other responses
  • You can also check your audio before we begin with the options on the right


Four January opportunities to be active in your community

Monday, January 6 at 5:30 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall
407 Cedar, TorC
Guest Speaker: Paul Gibson, co-founder of Retake Our Democracy, explains how we can help to advance priority legislation in the upcoming NM legislative session and why Retake believes conservative Democrats in the NM Senate must be replaced.
Sierra County Democratic Party Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
Sea Properties
108 Main, T or C
Guest Speaker: Neomi Martinez-Parra, former state Democratic Party vice chair, who is vying against veteran NM Senator John Arthur Smith to become the Democratic nominee for our District 35 Senate seat.
“Women Rising”: Fourth Annual T or C Women’s March
Saturday, January 18
Organized by Women United of Sierra County. Time, location and program to be announced soon.
T or C City Commissioners Candidates Forum
Monday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Civic Center, 400 W. Fourth, TorC
Organized by Sierra County Indivisible
Meet and question what promises to be a crowded field of candidates running for the three of five commission seats up for election on March 2. Your chance to determine, before early voting begins on February 4, who is best equipped to lead us forward.