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.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Rockingham County Government Complex - Supervisor's Meeting Room
20 East Gay Street
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.