Saturday, February 13, 2010

February Meeting of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee

Rockingham Democrats February Meeting!

Serving the residents of Rockingham County with a common sense approach to the Democratic ideals of Community, Individual Liberty, Fiscal Responsibility, and Quality of Life.

Date:
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Rockingham County Government Complex - Supervisor's Meeting Room
Street:
20 East Gay Street
City/Town:
Harrisonburg, VA

 
Topics:

Poultry Growers Fight For Fair Pay

One of the more under reported stories in our area is the financial hardship most poultry growers are facing. With their earnings basically flat for 25 years, an increasing number of growers have to work second jobs to make ends meet, or worse, face bankruptcy.

Mike Weaver, president of the Contract Poultry Growers Association of Virginia's will share his story of how he became involved with the growers association and the struggle to get a living wage for fellow poultry growers.

Mike lives in Fort Seybert, West Virginia and has been growing turkeys and chickens for almost nine years. Prior to his involvement with the growers’ association, Mike was a conservation officer for 14 years and a Special Agent for U.S. Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Office of Law Enforcement for 20 years.


Service and Volunteerism in Our Community

Mr. Rich Harris, Director of Community Service Learning (CSL) at James Madison University, will talk about the needs for service in the surrounding area and the opportunities for individual and volunteer groups to serve right here in our own backyard.

It is the hope of the RCDC that we can begin a service initiative in the coming months that reflects the values and interests of the party while dedicating ourselves to our neighbors and the organizations that are the backbone of the civic engagement in our local area.

Come hear about these amazing opportunities and prepare to “suit up” and give back in the near future with your fellow Democrats.

3 comments:

John Doe said...

Here, let me save everybody the time and energy of attending:

"I thought YOU were bringing the pot!"
"No, I told you I was bringing the Che Guevara posters."
"Nice rainbow hair dye job, dude!"
"Thanks. I love your navel piercing, Lowell."
"DebSF, got Rules for Radicals?"
"Check!"
"Das Kapital?"
"Double Check!"
"Welfare check!"
"Right on brother!"
"Who brought the 'Fight the Power' handbills?"
"Daisy did. Where IS Daisy?"
"She's trying to keep her toddler away from Bubby..."

Some things never change. ;)

Rockdem said...

This effort is really just a waste of creative time, isn't it John?

Rockdem said...

This blog I mean.