As the official club of the Democratic Party in Talbot County, the Forum seeks to mobilize Democrats, holds public discussion on vital issues, raises money to help elect Democratic candidates, and furthers Democratic ideals.
Following the progressive principles laid down by Presidents Roosevelt, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and now President Obama, the Forum also reaches out to the public via newspaper articles and letters to the editors and with knowledgeable speakers.
Forum Meets a Need
Started in the mid-nineties, the Forum met a need for a community of Democrats to become involved in the local Party and to make a difference in local, state and national elections. Forum members are activists who believe change is possible with an educated electorate and they have built their base upon that premise.
The Forum prints a quarterly newsletter, holds four Forum Breakfast-Speaker events a year, runs symposiums of candidates, sponsors a Fourth of July booth, brings in speakers on key events, hosts social events, registers voters, and raises money in off election years so that in election years it can have a headquarters and is able to purchase campaign material for dissemination.
Staying Up to Date
Forum members come to demforum.com for the most up-to-date information on Forum events, calendar dates, and news. The Monthly Update section of our webpage features our monthly Forum newsletter.
The Annual Meeting is held in March of each year and officers are elected every two years. A noted speaker usually addresses the Forum members on an issue of consequence. The officers and Board are nominated by a select committee and presented to the membership as a slate. Yearly dues are collected in February. The levels of dues are Member: $20, Couples: $35, Supporter: $45, Associate: $50.
The current Board consists of President: Richard Calkins, Vice-president: Bob Potter, Secretary: Marilyn Furlong, Treasurer: Paula Lowry and Board members: Steve Bailey, Wayne Brobst, Pamela Clay, Francine DeSanctis, Charlene DeShields, Jane Johnson, Rick Lynch, June McGuckian, Blair Potter, Joyce Scharch, Hasan Wilson.
For More Information
The Democratic Forum may be reached at email@example.com or P.O. Box 66, Easton, MD 21601.
The Forum welcomes all Democrats to become activist members and to strengthen the grassroots movement here in Talbot County.
President Richard Calkins
Vice President Bob Potter
Secretary Marilyn Furlong
Treasurer Art Cizek
Board membersSteve Bailey