On June 6th, Chesterfield Democratic Township (CDT) met at the Chesterfield City Hall. Led by Brian Legate and Marti Maurer, the committee persons for CDT, the meeting was well attended. Two guest speakers presented information on the most recent legislative sessions in Jeff City – not ALL bad news – and they shared some insights on some of the personalities in the legislature. As usual, the Democrats are the adults in the chambers and the governor’s office is apparently without any grown-up supervision.
Significantly, CDT took great strides in organizing itself for viability, sustainability and traction. Three on-going committees were formed and populated. They are: MEMBERSHIP, headed by JoAnn Fox-Hughes with the help of Marti Maurer and Pedro Guerrero; FINANCE headed by Pedro and assisted by Sue and Paul McCool, and PROGRAMMING by Brian, Marti and Mark Kumming. All committees agreed to report progress by CDT’s next meeting. These committees need more volunteers and other committees await new members.
An initiative to reach out to other quiescent townships in West County to link up was undertaken and a tentative recruitment push event is slated for September with an exciting action oriented workshop – more later.
In all aspects, Chesterfield Democratic Township, like a Phoenix, is rising from the ashes of the past and promises to bring Chesterfield and the far West County back to its humanitarian and social justice senses. Please join us at our next meeting, July 11th at the Walnut Grill in the Dierberg’s Shopping Center Plaza at Clayton and Clarkson Roads in Ellisville. Our meeting will commence at 7pm, but get there early for a bit of socializing over dinner and drinks.
Submitted by Mark Kumming, WCD Member