Plans are coming together for the party's annual convention April 16 in the auditorium of the Cleveland County Office Building at 130 S. Post Rd. in Shelby. See the Call to Convention for details., and learn more in this Shelby Star article about the convention.
"This presidential-election year is definitely the time to come together with other Dems and get involved," says CCDP hair Joyce Sheaffer. In addition to voting delegates elected at the party's recent precinct meetings, the convention is open for attendance by any Democrat registered in the county who's interested. Newcomers and volunteers are especially welcome, she said, along with current and past office holders and party leaders.
The convention will be called to order at 10:00 a.m. and last until approximately noon. Registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m. As has been traditional, the party will hold a fund-raising auction in conjunction with the convention. Items donated for sale will include baked goods, plants, crafts, etc. Democratic Women of Cleveland County are assisting the sale.