Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Please Review Our Announced Candidates for Chair and Vice Chair

Candidate for Chair of Rockingham County Democratic Committee

Mary Slade, of District 3,  is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional Education at the College of Education at James Madison University.  Mary directs the gifted education coursework and the Pre-K-12 Add-On Gifted Education Endorsement Program at JMU, including the online coursework in this area.  Mary teaches courses in gifted education, exceptional education, leadership, and civic engagement.  Mary has led many JMU community disaster relief trip efforts in multiple states.

Mary volunteers in local community events and organizations. She has been active in the local democratic politics while working on multiple local, state, and national campaigns.  She has also served on the RCDC executive committee as well as several other committees.  Mary has also volunteered for the Valley Fourth and International Festival planning committees.

Candidate for Vice Chair of Rockingham County Democratic Committee

My name is Linda Shuler (of District 5). I am married and have 2 grown children and a granddaughter. I am running for Vice Chair of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee. I have served as Chair of the Committee, and am currently serving as Vice Chair. I would like to serve another term as Vice Chair to expand the duties of this position in order to be of more assistance to the Chair.  I am also currently serving on the 6th District Democratic State Committee, State Outreach Committee and the 5th District Rockingham County Democratic Committee. I have a degree in Human Services and a BS Degree in Business Management from EMU. I was a Mental Health Counselor in a day program for the long term mentally ill where I taught pre-vocational skills and did case management. I am currently tutoring for Skyline Literacy.  I enjoy working on Campaigns and look forward to each election cycle.     

Candidate for Vice Chair of Rockingham County Democratic Committee

Don Roderick, of District 2, lives in Rockingham County with his wife of 35 years, Gay, on a farm north of Harrisonburg. Originally from DC suburbs, Don and Gay moved to the Valley in ’74 and never looked back. They have three sons, and are blessed with two wonderful grandchildren.

Don is a Quality Engineer at McQuay International in Verona. Prior to McQuay he was Manager of Operational Excellence at Banta Book Group in Harrisonburg. He has served the Rockingham County Democratic Committee as Chair and District 2 Chair. He is the current Chair of American Society for Quality (ASQ) Section 1108 and sings with the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church choir. He enjoys family, old friends, a good cigar, camping, cycling, cutting firewood, film, and reading Bernard Cornwell novels.

Passing the Torch to the next Leadership Team!

Thursday, January 7, 2010
7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Rockingham County Administration Center
20 East Gay Street
Harrisonburg, LA

Rockingham County Democrats will choose the leadership team to take us forward as we build on the solid gains we've made this decade.
Come out and get involved as we move the County Democratic Committee into the next decade of Community Building, Education on Important Issues, Progressive Direction and Ideals, and Service to the Valley.

Join us as we continue the work of better and more representative government!

We will be electing the following:



District Chair for each of Rockingham County's Five Election Districts



This is the makeup of our elected Executive Committee, after the Executive Team is chosen by our membership (You!) The new Executive Team will appoint positions such as Precinct Chairs, Outreach Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Program Director etc...

Now is the time and now is the opportunity for you to get involved and make your impact!

If you would like to seek one of these positions or nominate someone, please let me know!

Your participation is vital to our shared tomorrow!

Thank you so much for trusting me, and honoring me with a leadership role in this organization!

I remain always yours in service and dedication,
Lowell Fulk

540-820-2592 cell
540-896-1323 home

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J. Tyler Ballance said...

A chair is something one sits in.

A Vice Chair is a chair where one commits vice.

It was a mistake to go down the path of non-gender specific speech. The practice has muddled the meanings of words and occluded our American writing.

Dickie Cranwell is our DPVA Chairman and I can never bring myself to refer to such a patriot as a piece of furniture;such as chair.

Another point: As each of these citizens step forward and seek a leadership role, they should be able to say what they have done to help the two candidates who are carrying the Democratic banner in the 37th and 8th District Special Elections.


If just five people from each county committee volunteered to make calls for these candidates from their homes (many of us have unlimited calling plans so distance is irrelevant) we could get thousands of voters contacted and motivated to go to the polls and to vote on Tuesday, January 12th.

Jerry Bell said...

Sorry JTB, but your splitting of hair regarding chair is incorrect:

chair (châr)
1. A piece of furniture consisting of a seat, legs, back, and often arms, designed to accommodate one person.
2. A seat of office, authority, or dignity, such as that of a bishop.
a. An office or position of authority, such as a professorship.
b. A person who holds an office or a position of authority, such as one who presides over a meeting or administers a department of instruction at a college; a chairperson.
4. The position of a player in an orchestra.
5. Slang The electric chair.
6. A seat carried about on poles; a sedan chair.
7. Any of several devices that serve to support or secure, such as a metal block that supports and holds railroad track in position.
tr.v. chaired, chair·ing, chairs
1. To install in a position of authority, especially as a presiding officer.
2. To preside over as chairperson: chair a meeting.

And your point about making calls is valid indeed. Will the campaigns you've referenced provide potential callers with list and script?

Johnny Reb said...

I'm curious if these individuals ACTUALLY INTEND TO WORK for the party and it's ideals,or are they just going to fill an empty seat and go through the motions with no direction or will?

Rockdem said...

Are you intending to involve yourself Johnny Reb?

Johnny Reb said...

Nope. I'm a closet Dem. I believe that there are many different roles to play and mine is supporting The Party from outside the organized groups. I have no desire to be more involved.

BUT I DO EXPECT those people who seek executive positions in the committees to actually lead. If they aren't willing then they need to be like me, on the outside looking in, not stroking their egos at the expense of another lost election cycle.

Rockdem said...

I have no use for "closet" people.

Rockdem said...

You're right though, it takes many different puzzle pieces to come together to make a complete picture.

And you're right as well that those who seek leadership positions should in fact be willing and dedicated and capable.

I have no use for false ego either. Life is too short for such...