From the Desk of the Chair

Greetings Greenwood County Democrats,
 
As we move closer to 2020, we must revisit the issue of Real ID. Some of you have already taken care of this. For those of you who have not and wish to become better informed, I have invited a representative from the SC Department of Motor Vehicles to be the special guest speaker at our February Breakfast Meeting. Our country, and indeed our world, have changed in that we have to take precautions we never had to worry about before. Due to the need to keep us safe, our Department of Homeland Security has issued mandates to the states to have citizens update their driver’s licenses. Once you have done so, you will not need extra documentation when flying within the country, entering a federal building, or many other circumstances.
 
I know you have many questions: What is a Real ID? When can I get a Real ID? What do I need to get a Real ID? Come get the answers to those questions and more from someone who knows. Please invite family and or friends to come get informed.
 
I have also invited Garrett McDaniel, one of the Democratic candidates for SC House Seat 14. Mr. McDaniel will introduce himself and present his platform to you.
 
Looking forward to seeing you February 2nd at our monthly breakfast meeting.
 
Charles Lewis
Chair
GWCDP
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Monthly Meeting

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the New Year! Our first breakfast meeting of 2019 will be this Saturday, January 5th, at our usual time of 9 AM. We will be meeting at our old haunt of the Inn on the Square. Our guest speaker will be Mayor Brandon Smith. We will also be auctioning off one of the pieces of fabulous original art we were unable to get to at the Carnell-Drummond Dinner.

Mayor Brandon Smith (picture from Index-Journal website: indexjournal.com)

 

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the Greenwood County Democratic Party!

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Christmas Party

We will not have a Breakfast meeting in December, but we will get together for the holidays! Robert Headley Downs and his husband Ken have offered up their lovely home (112 Reynolds Ave – The 1889 Moore House) for our Christmas Party on December 8th from 4-6 PM as a show of appreciation for doing so much for them and making them feel so welcome. If you would like to bring a dish, please let us know ahead of time. If not, just bring yourself, your friends, and your family. Last year a great time was had by all! It will be great to get together and just relax. It’s been a long year, and we’ve worked hard. We deserve this!

Please RSVP to:
Cathie Swindell: 864-992-2182

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Chamber of Commerce Breakfast: 2019 Legislative Preview

The Greenwood Chamber of Commerce invites you to:
 
2019 Legislative Preview
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
7:45 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Program
Piedmont Technical College
Self Conference Center, Room 102-C
620 Emerald Rd.
 
All Chamber members are invited to attend this informative breakfast for a 2019 Legislative preview with our special guest speaker and members of Greenwood’s legislative delegation.
 
Members of the Leadership Greenwood Class of 2019
will be in attendance.
$15 Chamber Members | $20 Non-Members
Register for the Legislative Breakfast Today
Special Guest Speaker:
Andy Brack
Editor & Publisher, Statehouse Report
With Greenwood Legislators:
Senator Mike Gambrell
Senator Floyd Nicholson
Rep. John McCravy
Rep. Anne Parks
Rep. Mike Pitts
 
Andy Brack is a communications strategist and publisher who produces two weekly publications – Charleston Currents, which focuses on Lowcountry news, and Statehouse Report, a respected legislative and policy forecast about South Carolina. He will provide a 2019 preview of the upcoming legislative issues.
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