First Friday Luncheon and Other Announcements

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Democratic Party of Sandoval County
THOMAS R. BUCKNER, Chairman
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PO BOX 45318, RIO RANCHO, NEW MEXICO 87174
505.331.8262
E-mail: tbuckner21@cableone.net
February 15, 2019

Dear Sandoval Democrats and Friends:

The “off year” is the time for organizing the Democratic Party of Sandoval County (DPSC) in preparation of the upcoming 2020 election year.

As such, we will be holding Sandoval County Precinct, Ward and County Central Committee meetings in March and April.  The following information will be published in the Albuquerque Journal ten (10) days prior to the meetings:

Pursuant to a Call from the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM), Precinct, Ward and County Meetings of the Democratic Party of Sandoval County (DPSC) will be held as follows: Ward A, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM at the Viva Events Center, 1420A S Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004; Ward B, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM at the Corrales Senior Center, 4320 Corrales Rd., Corrales, NM 87048; Ward C, March 22, 2019, 3:00 PM at 6374 Highway 550, Cuba, NM 87013; Ward D, March 23, 2019, 2:00 PM, at Rio Rancho Elementary School, 4601 Pepe Ortiz Rd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124: Ward E, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM at Sandia Vista Elementary School, 6800 Franklin Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.  Ward and Precinct meetings will be held concurrently.

The County Central Committee will meet April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM at Pongal Event Center, 1101 Golf Course, SE, Suite 103, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.
Thomas R. Buckner, Chairman DPSC

Additionally, the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of New Mexico will be held at Sue Cleveland High School, in Rio Rancho on April 28, 2019.  The meeting is open to all Democrats with voting limited to State Central Committee Members.  Elections will be held at this meeting for State Party Leadership including State Chair, State Vice-Chair, State Secretary and State Treasurer as well as CD Vice-Chair positions.  Additionally, membership on all state committees will be elected.

 I encourage all Democrats to get involved.  Find an activity you are comfortable with and fill that position/activity.  DPSC had eighty-six (86) precincts.  Are you interested in filling one of those positions?

To determine what precinct you live in you should first look at your voter registration card.  Your precinct is listed thereon.  Also, look on the Sandoval County website by typing “Sandoval County Precinct Map” in a Google search.  A call to the Bureau of Elections at 505-867-7577 is also available.

March First Friday Luncheon:

The March First Friday Luncheon will be held Friday March 1, 2019, beginning at 11:30 A.M. The luncheon will be held at the Range Café, 925 Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, New Mexico. Space is limited so plan to arrive early.  All are welcome.  Seating will be “First Come, First Seated” basis.  Reservations will not be taken.

The Range Café tells me that seating for the Bar area is limited to 70 people as they must comply with Fire Department Code.  Additionally, the abilities of the serving staff is stretched when any group exceeds 70 in the Bar area.  Thus, the first 70 people to arrive will be seated and late arrivals will be seated by the waitress in the regular dining room.

Our First Friday Luncheons have been a great success but we have outgrown the Range Café in Bernalillo.  Any suggestions for another meeting place would be welcomed.  

Our guest speaker will be Former Mayor Tom Swisstack of Rio Rancho.  Mayor Swisstack currently represents District 3 on the CNM Governing Board.  District 3 of the CNM Governing Board encompasses Rio Rancho, NM.  District 6 represents Corrales and parts of Albuquerque.

Mayor Swisstack will be speaking on CNM and its activities in Sandoval County. I look forward to hearing a great presentation by my friend Mayor Swisstack.

No First Friday Luncheon in April 2019:

Please note, there will be no April First Friday Luncheon in April 2019 due to the numerous other meetings we will be participating in.

Activities You May Have Interest In:

  • The Placitas Democrats and Friends will be holding its next meeting on Tuesday February 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the Placitas Community Library. The meeting will cover the upcoming Democratic Party Meetings and Elections.
  • Second Saturday Breakfast to be held at TacoMex, 2003 Southern Boulevard, SE, #115, Rio Rancho, NM. March 9, 23019 at 9:30AM.  Check this event out for some good conversation and program.
  • State Central Committee (SCC) Meeting of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, Sunday, April 14, 2019 at the Cleveland High School Concert Hall in Rio Rancho, NM. The meeting is open to all Democrats with only members of The SCC voting.
  • Saturday, February 16, 2019Stop The Shutdown Food Bank for Furloughed Federal Employees at the New Mexico Federation of Labor, 2300 Buena Vista Drive, SE, Albuquerque, NM at 10:00. If you can help distribute food, please attend.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandovaldemocrats.org/announcements/

Refugees Seeking Asylum in Albuquerque Need Your help!

Dear Sandoval County Democrat:

As you may or may not know, ICE has been releasing asylum seekers from its El Paso Facility at a rate of 500 people per day. These refugees are released with no money, no means of communication, no instructions, and no support. The refugee assistance organizations in El Paso and Las Cruces have been completely overwhelmed, and as a result approximately 300 refugees, many of them single parents with young children, have arrived in Albuquerque at 4PM TODAY.

These folks all have family members currently living in the US, but they need time (usually 2-5 days) to make travel arrangements to get to those family members. Annunciation House in El Paso has arranged for lodging for these refugees as follows:

HERE’S WHAT WE NEED:
– Spanish speakers to perform intakes at these three hotels, get people settled, and answer basic questions.

– Basic meals i.e. Breakfast burritos, Sandwiches for lunch, Pizza for dinner snacks water etc. While there will be 300 refugees to worry about today, their numbers will dwindle throughout the week as they secure travel to their ultimate destinations.

Alexandria Piland worked with organizers to develop this list
They need the following items in addition to food:

Small children’s underwear
Small children’s socks
Men’s T-shirts
Men’s underwear
Unisex Adult Socks
Toothbrushes (soft) and toothpaste
Dignity Kits
Toothbrush (soft)
Chapstick
Deodorant
Shampoo and conditioner
Lotion
Comb
Washcloth
Nail file/Emory board

Donations can be delivered to:

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Catholic Church 3424 Fourth Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Or to the Sandoval County drop off location: We are working on a site for drop off in Sandoval County (to be determined and disseminated soon)

If you’d like to contribute food you can click the button below to sign-up. The organizers onsite have access to the GoogleForm sign up sheet.

Sandoval County Refugee Food/Supply Drive

Bernalillo
Lady of Sorrows Church
301 S. Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo NM 87004
Contact: Ray 505-688-7224

Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho Presbyterian Church
1004 24th St SE., Rio Rancho NM 87124
Contact: Kathy 505-892-6664
Hours: 8am – 3pm

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandovaldemocrats.org/refugees-seeking-asylum-in-albuquerque-need-your-help/

Sandoval County Precinct, Ward and County Central Committee Meetings

The “off year” is the time for organizing the Democratic Party of Sandoval County (DPSC) in preparation of the upcoming 2020 election year.

As such, we will be holding Sandoval County Precinct, Ward and County Central Committee meetings in March and April.  The following information will be published in the Albuquerque Journal ten (10) days prior to the meetings:

Pursuant to a Call from the Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM), Precinct, Ward and County Meetings of the Democratic Party of Sandoval County (DPSC) will be held as follows:

Ward A, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM at the Viva Events Center, 1420A S Camino del Pueblo, Bernalillo, NM 87004;

Ward B, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM at the Corrales Senior Center, 4320 Corrales Rd., Corrales, NM 87048;

Ward C, March 22, 2019, 3:00 PM at 6374 Highway 550, Cuba, NM 87013;

Ward D, March 23, 2019, 2:00 PM, at Rio Rancho Elementary School, 4601 Pepe Ortiz Rd, SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124:

Ward E, March 23, 2019, 10:00 AM at Sandia Vista Elementary School, 6800 Franklin Road, Rio Rancho, NM 87144.  Ward and Precinct meetings will be held concurrently.

The County Central Committee will meet April 6, 2019, 10:00 AM at Pongal Event Center, 1101 Golf Course, SE, Suite 103, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.                  .

Thomas R. Buckner, Chairman DPSC

Additionally, the State Central Committee of the Democratic Party of New Mexico will be held at V. Sue Cleveland High School, in Rio Rancho on April 28, 2019.  The meeting is open to all Democrats with voting limited to State Central Committee Members.  Elections will be held at this meeting for State Party Leadership including State Chair, State Vice-Chair, State Secretary and State Treasurer as well as CD Vice-Chair positions.  Additionally, membership on all state committees will be elected.

I encourage all Democrats to get involved.  Find an activity you are comfortable with and fill that position/activity.  DPSC had eighty-six (86) precincts.  Are you interested in filling one of those positions?

To determine what precinct you live in you should first look at your voter registration card.  Your precinct is listed thereon.  Also, look on the Sandoval County website by typing “Sandoval County Precinct Map” in a Google search.  A call to the Bureau of Elections at 505-867-7577 is also available.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sandovaldemocrats.org/sandoval-county-precinct-ward-and-county-central-committee-meetings/