Monroe County Democratic Women:
 Serving Monroe County Women.  

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of February, March, April, May, June, September, October, (November meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at the  Democratic HQ, 18 South 9th St, Stroudsburg - 7:00 pm
President: Nellie Gordon 
VicePresident:Kathleen Frisby-Burch
Secretary: Gen Battisto
Treasurer: Anne Fetherman
For more information: (570) 620-2383 or email
Next Meeting:  May 23, 2018 7:00 PM

We want to thank and celebrate all our candidates, whether they won or lost. You are all awesome! There will be light refreshments.


Meeting Agenda

Type of Meeting: General Meeting of Members
Meeting Facilitator: Nellie Gordon, President
Invitees: Members of the Monroe County Democratic Women and Guests

I. Call to order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Approval of minutes from April meeting
IIII. Treasurer’s Report (Account Balance)
 a) Discuss Budget
     i) Rent
    ii) Advertising: MCDC (Banquet/Journal); PFDW (Convention/Brunch Honoring Women Elected into Public Office) and PFDW Century Club
   iii) Community
  iiii) Candidates
V. Open issues
 a) Primary Election – Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Results and Moving Forward
 b) Candidates’ Events
 c) MCDC Picnic – Saturday, June 23, 2018
VI. New business
 a) E.R. Brunch – October 20, 2018
 b) Good of the MCDW
VII. Adjournment-The next regular meeting of the MCDW will be held Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at 7:00.

Weather permitting, the MCDW will hold an informal meeting for petition signing on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 7 pm, at MCDC Headquarters.
MCDW - AGENDA-February 28, 2018
Informal Meeting - Petition Signing
Collection of 2018 Dues (Anne Fetherman, Treasurer) $10.00 - Make check payable to MCDW. Note, Treasurer needs to leave early.
Call to Order at 7:15 pm by Kathy Burch, Vice President
Pledge of Allegiance
*No Minutes will be taken at this meeting, except for notations on this Agenda by the Vice President. Taking of the Minutes will resume starting at the March meeting. The Vice-President will read the the Agenda 

2017 E.R. Brunch commemorating Eleanor Roosevelt, Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The ER Brunch Committee met this past Wednesday evening to plan and organize our annual fund raising event scheduled for Saturday, October 21.  Thank you, Gen Battisto, Kathy Burch, Carol Nevil, and Tarah Probst for your help and input.  Below are notes taken by Gen with important dates for your calendar and a request for basket raffle items to purchase and contribute.
I will send updates and reminders as the summer progresses.
On another note, thank you to members who contributed to our Picnic Raffle and Gen Battisto for helping out in selling chances. We raised $145.00.
Happy Independence Day! Don't forget to check out Freedom Fest being held at Dansbury Park in East Stroudsburg July 3 and July 4. Even if you didn't specifically volunteer to help out at the MCDC Table, please feel free to visit and give a volunteer a break to get some funnel cake. Nellie


Theme for the brunch: Hats Women Wear

Speakers: Local Democratic Women Officials and Candidates

Raffle basket theme: Coffee break basket


SEPTEMBER 20MCDC HQ, 10 AM, volunteers needed to prepare the mailing of ER Brunch invitations

***** Members need to bring donations of items to fill the raffle baskets: beverage items coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix, cookies, snacks, party napkins, plates, mugs, and any other items creative minds can imagine *********************
Please make every effort to attend but if you cannot then make arrangements to send your donated items with a friend or contact Nellie for pick up plan


Monroe County Democratic Women’s 2016 Eleanor Roosevelt Brunch
Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Northampton Community College Monroe Campus
Keystone Building, Room 202
2411 Route 715, Tannersville, PA 18372

$25.00 in advance, seating is limited! Download the Invitation here or Purchase Tickets online.

“The battle for the individual rights of women is long standing, and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.” Eleanor Roosevelt

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr. Andi McClanahan, Professor-East Stroudsburg University, Communication Studies and Women’s Studies
  • Maureen Madden, Instructor of Communication-East Stroudsburg University, and Candidate for PA House District 115
  • Dr. Damary M. Bonilla, Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion-Leadership Development, and Candidate for PA House District 189

    □ Gold Sponsorship for $150: prominent lis ng in the program and three tickets to the brunch.
    Silver Sponsorship for $100: prominent lis ng in the program and two tickets to the brunch.
    Bronze Sponsorship for $50: inclusion in the program and one ticket to the brunch. 
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7pm, Meeting of the Monroe County Democratic Women. This meeting will be at the Monroe County Democratic Headquarters, Monroe County Democratic Committee Headquarters, 18 South 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA

We had another successful ER Brunch on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the Pocono Inne Town on Main Street in Stroudsburg. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Rachel Cardelle Associate Dean, Administrative Services, Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus.  She spoke about the construction of NCC’s new campus and its positive impact on our community.

View the embedded image gallery online at:

20150319MCDWStreet2Feet01The MCDW collected money for the Street2Feet Outreach Center at the last MCDW club meeting.  Above are MCDW President Nellie Gordon, Treasurer Anne Featherman, Elizabeth Bogart and Maureen Madden.  The MCDW presented a check for $350 to Elizabeth Bogart, Street2Feet Site Supervisor, on March 19, 2015.  Street2Feet is a place for local homeless to go for social services, access to computers and even a shower.  It is located at 130 North First St, Suite 102 in Stroudsburg.
Past events:
The Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women has honored our Monroe County Democratic Women's Club with their 2014 Club Achievement Award.  

The 2014 ER Brunch took place on 
October 18, 2014 at Mullaly’s Clubhouse Café at Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroud Township.  Our Keynote speaker, Ms. Sharone Glasco - Manager, Business Accelerator Program, ESU, & President of the Monroe County Chapter of the United Federation of Negro Women, spoke on “Integrating Women Leaders”.

Eleanor Roosevelt2013:  WOMEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE was the theme of the brunch.  Keynote Speaker, Katie McGinty, spoke with pride about our Commonwealth, the opportunities for clean energy and related jobs, protection of the environment for future generations, and the importance of providing adequate funding and resources for our public schools. She also talked in depth about raising the minimum raise and how it boosts the economy by giving people the opportunity to purchase products in addition to what they need. Ms. McGinty relayed the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act for women and emphasized the importance of privacy between a woman and her doctor in making medical decisions. Joining Ms. McGinty at the podium was   Dr. Kimberly Adams, Professor of Political Science at ESU and Owner of Adams Political Research & Consulting. Dr. Adams gave a historic timeline of Women's involvement in politics and social causes starting with the American Revolution to the present.  

Both speakers were in keeping with the ideas promoted by Eleanor Roosevelt and motivated the audience to become active within their community and support the causes that move it forward and benefit all within.



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