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Ten Years Ago — It Seems Like Yesterday

Always a lot of fun. Missing my friend and brother-in-law, Jimmy Dunaway

April 20, 2009 — Hard to believe that ten years have gone by since the passing of my friend and brother-in-law, Jimmy Dunaway. Jimmy was 71 and had been a minister in the United Methodist Church for about fifty years. I am missing Jim especially today, and especially also missing my sister, Carole, who passed on May 19, 2014. Their grave site is nearby — in David’s Cemetery — I rarely visit, but today I will cut a few tulips and place on the grave.  I love you Jimmy. I love you Carole. So sorry you had to leave us so soon.

Love is a song that never ends

Life may be swift and fleeting

Hope may die yet love’s beautiful music

Comes each day like the dawn

Love is a song that never ends

One simple theme repeating

Like the voice of a heavenly choir

Love’s sweet music flows on

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The Montgomery County Democratic Party To Establish A “Strategic Planning Committee” To Make A Long-range Plan

Mark Owens, Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party and Clerk of Courts

Yesterday, I had a cordial and productive 80 minute meeting with Mark Owens, longtime Chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. One outcome of the meeting will be the establishment of a “Strategic Planning Committee” that will be “charged with developing recommendations for discussion and action in the Central Committee concerning how the MCDP can advance the goals established in the preamble and statement of purpose established in the MCDP Constitution.”

The new MCDP Constitution talks the “pro-democracy” talk. The purpose of the Strategic Planning

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“We Show Our Devotion To Democracy By What We Do In This Room — By What We Talk About In This Room, By How We Empower Ourselves In This Room”

The agenda for the March 28 Meeting for the MCDP Central Committee indicated a very short meeting — it amounted to twelve minutes of announcements and reports. The you-tube video of the meeting shows that after this agenda ended, I addressed the group starting at 12:42. My goal in speaking was to make a motion that the Central Committee form a subcommittee, of everyone in attendance who would want to join, to meet with the chairman and discuss making deliberation a big part of our Central Committee meetings. I start my remarks by telling about the paper that I

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Ironic — Speech At Central Committee Meeting Calling For The MCDP To Be “A Champion Of Democracy” Interrupted By ‘Non-Debatable’ Motion To Immediately Adjourn

The agenda for the March 28 Meeting for the MCDP Central Committee indicated a short meeting — it amounted to twelve minutes of announcements and reports. The you-tube video of the meeting shows that after this agenda ended, I addressed the group starting at 12:42.

My name is Mike Bock. I represent the Democrats in Kettering 4-J. I first became a member of the Central Committee in 2006, was reelected in 2010. Did not seek election in 2014 and was elected in 2018.

I am very concerned about the party and I think we all should be. How do

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At The MCDP Meeting — Wonders Of Wonders — The Central Committee Votes To Continue The Discussion

Here is the link to the youtube video of the March 28 MCDP meeting. (For some reason I’m unable to embed it.)

I appreciate David Esrati’s efforts to make transparent the Central Committee meetings of the Montgomery County Democratic Party. David was unable to attend and video this March 28 meeting but, thankfully, he found a substitute to attend the meeting and do the recording.

Prior to the start of the March 28 meeting, I spoke with Diane Walsh, the Vice-Chairperson of the MCDP. She was to chair the meeting because Mark Owens was unable to attend. I’ve never

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