Friday, February 19, 2010

February Meeting

The Flint River Valley Democratic Women will hold their second organizational meeting on February 27, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the home of District Director Yvonne Sutherland. We want this to be multi-county club and hope to have members from Dooly, Macon, Sumter, Taylor and nearby counties. The address is 427 N. Dooly Street, Montezuma, Georgia. It is across the street and just South of the Montezuma Public Library. The steering committee is providing breakfast. Please let us know if you can join us. Email:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Debate Tonight

Dear Friends:
We wanted to remind you that tonight the Democratic Party of Georgia is hosting the first televised Gubernatorial Debate of the 2010 primary election.It will be held in Athens at the PJ Auditorium, located in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Some last minute seats may be available, but you must arrive no later than 6:30 PM to be seated, and the debate begins at 7:00 PM.For those of you who can't be in Athens tonight, it will be aired live on WNEG-TV (Athens), WGCL-TV (Atlanta) and WALB-TV (Albany). It will air on WRDW-TV (Augusta) at noon on Saturday. WMAZ-TV (Macon) will air it online tonight, as well as on Saturday at 7:00 PM. We encourage you to check your local listings.I know you will be even more inspired after the debate, and I encourage you to e-mail us your thoughts on tonight's debate at you for your support,Robert FinchPolitical DirectorPoythress for Governor

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Monday, February 1, 2010

GFDW Board Meeting

The Board of the Georgia Federation of Democratic women met on January 30, 2010 in Forsyth, Georgia, at the Grits cafe. Interesting conversation and great food made for a fascinating meeting.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Great Meeting on January 23

Among those attending the first meeting of the Flint River Valley Democratic Women’s Club at Rosati’s Depot in Marshallville on Saturday morning were: seated, from left: Mildred Carter, Maryjane Crook, Spring Rosati and Diana Dunton; standing: Annie Keen, Houston County Democratic Party Chair Fenika Miller, Sally McIntosh, Candidate for Ga. Dept. of Insurance Mary Squires, District 2 GFDW Director Yvonne Sutherland, GFDW President Kristina Simms, and visitor Keith McCants who operates the blog, "Peanut Politics."

Chairing the meeting was Yvonne Sutherland of Montezuma, who is a Director of District 2 of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women. Also there to support the new organization were Fenika Miller, Houston County Democratic Chair, and Kristina Simms, President of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women.

The next meeting of the group will be at the home of Yvonne Sutherland and her husband, Sid Moore, 427 No. Dooly Street, Montezuma, on Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m. All interested parties are welcome.

The speaker at Saturday’s meeting was Mary Squires, Democratic candidate for Georgia Commissioner of Insurance, the position which will be vacated by Republican John Oxendine, who is now a candidate for governor. The Commissioner of Insurance also serves as Safety and Fire Commissioner.

Squires, who is currently unopposed in the Democratic Primary to be held in July, gave a lively, informal talk about her platform and background. She said of the post she is seeking, "There is not one life untouched by this department , and it is one the state’s highest collectors of revenues." She suggested at several points that Oxendine, rather than protecting consumers, had "shaken down" insurance companies, and said that if she is elected, insurance companies not paying legitimate claims will be swiftly fined and even denied the option of doing business in Georgia if they persist in not paying claims.

Squires spoke about her experience as a U.S. National Guard and as a Chemical Warfare specialist, her combining family responsibilities with work, and her first run for the Georgia General Assembly in 1998 when she went door to door to win a House seat in a largely Republican District. She also served in the Georgia Senate, putting her efforts into health benefits, insurance and improvements in the juvenile justice system.

Most recently she has been Executive Director of the Georgia Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc., a self-insured health care trade association and is Executive Director of the Georgia Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, Inc. She and her husband Tom West of Augusta currently live in Atlanta. They have four children.

To learn more about Mary Squires, visit

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meeting On Saturday, January 23

Reminder: Our first organizational meeting is this coming Saturday at 10:00 a.m in Rosati’s Depot CafĂ© Locomotive in Marshallville. In addition to hearing from Mary Squires, Democratic Candidate for Insurance Commissioner, we will have some important guests including Tina Simms, President of the Georgia Federation of Democratic Women, Fenika Miller, Chair of the Houston County Democratic Committee, and Charlotte Perkins, retired journalist. 2010 will be a challenging year. Don’t miss being part of our grassroots effort to better our world.
Let me know if you are coming and if you will eat breakfast. ($8.00 per person.) I need to give Spring Rosati who is preparing our wonderful breakfast a headcount.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Flint River Democratic Women - 2010

The Flint River Democratic Women (formerly the Macon County Chapter of the Middle Georgia Democratic Women) will hold its first organizational meeting on January 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. This will be an exciting year to be a Democrat. Please join us as we support our President and help our fellow Democrats turn our red state blue!

As before we will meet in the Cafe Locomotive at Rosati's Depot. Spring Rosati will serve one of her delicious breakfasts for only $8 a person.

Our speaker will be Mary Squires, candidate for Georgia Insurance Commissioner. You can learn more about her at

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Coming Soon

The Macon County Democratic Women (a chapter of the Middle Georgia Democratic Women) will reorganize as an independant club after the first of the year. Stay tuned for exciting new events.