Club Updates

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, October 12 at 7 PM

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Our meeting will be held both in-person at the Rocky River Public Library as well as via Zoom.  All health protocols of the Library will be followed. For in-person, masks and proof of vaccination are required (e.g., your CDC Vaccination Record Card).

Featured Speaker:

ANTHONY PERLATTI
Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections 

Mr. Perlatti will provide an update on voting in this year’s election.  He will also address the impact of changes to voting regulations in Ohio and across the country.  We are all aware of the efforts to restrict voting rights; and the need to be informed and vigilant to protect those rights.

Candidates for Rocky River Director of Law and Rocky River City Council:

For Director of Law:
MICHAEL J. O’SHEA

For City Council:
JEANNE GALLAGHER (Ward 3)
LISA M. HAVEMANN (Ward 1)
CHRISTINA MORRIS (At Large)
STACEY SCHRANTZ REID (At Large)
KATIE L. TIMMONS (At Large)

To attend the meeting, please first RSVP and
CLICK HERE

You’ll be able to select the Library or Zoom.

  • The Library, at 1600 Hampton, has an in person limit. RSVP’s are on a first-come, first-served basis.  Vaccination status will be checked at the sign-in table.
  • If you attend via Zoom, we’ll send you the actual link to the Zoom meeting on October 12th.

 



VOTE 2021
For Rocky River Mayor, Law Director, City Council, and School Board

October 5th: Early Voting begins

VOTE BY MAIL:
A majority of Rocky River Democrats voted by mail in last fall’s Presidential Election.  It’s the same process and easy to vote by mail in this year’s local election.

  • To print a vote by mail application from the Board of Elections website, CLICK HERE.  You’ll have the option of printing an application pre-filled with your name/address, or a blank application form.
  • Or, call the Board of Elections at 216-443-8683 and ask that they mail the application to you.
  • Simply complete the application and mail it to: Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115

Once the Board of Elections receives and processes your application, they will send the official ballot to you in the U.S. Mail.

VOTE EARLY IN-PERSON AT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS

If you’re downtown, you can vote in-person early at the Board of Elections at 30th/Euclid beginning October 5th.  To view the complete in-person voting schedule at the Board of Elections, please scroll to the bottom of this message.

VOTE IN-PERSON ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND IN ROCKY RIVER

There will be three in-person voting locations in Rocky River on November 2nd.

To check your voting location on the Board of Elections website, CLICK HERE or call them at 216-443-8683.



YARD SIGNS! 

Yard signs help promote candidates in the community and they make a difference.

If you would like a sign for our city council candidates, we’ll place one in your yard based on your ward and sign availability.  To request a yard sign, please CLICK HERE.

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, August 31 at 7 PM

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Next Meeting of the
ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB
Tuesday, August 31 at 7 PM
See details below

To attend the meeting in-person at the Library, CLICK HERE
(Limited to the first 20 who RSVP)
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To attend the meeting via Zoom, CLICK HERE
(This is to RSVP.  The Zoom link will be sent to you on August 31st.)

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The Rocky River Democratic Club will be among the first groups to hold a hybrid meeting at the Rocky River Library.  Our meeting will be held both in-person as well as via Zoom (as we’ve been doing during the pandemic).  All health protocols of the Library will be followed.

We are thrilled and excited to feature the following candidates for Rocky River Director of Law and Rocky River City Council:
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For Director of Law:
MICHAEL J. O’SHEA
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For City Council:
JEANNE GALLAGHER (Ward 3)
LISA M. HAVEMANN (Ward 1)
CHRISTINA MORRIS (At Large)
STACEY SCHRANTZ REID (At Large)
KATIE L. TIMMONS (At Large)
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Early voting begins in about six weeks on October 5th; and Election Day is November 2nd!

Scroll to the bottom of this message to view the door hanger that you’ll be seeing throughout our community as the candidates for city council knock on your door.

During the meeting we are also delighted to feature:
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CHRIS RONAYNESince 2005, Mr. Ronayne has been President of University Circle Inc., the nonprofit that leads community development, education and safety efforts in the hub of many of Cleveland’s premier cultural institutions such as the Art and Natural History Museums; and Severance Hall. He has had a long career in public service, serving as the Planning Director and Chief Development Officer for the City of Cleveland in 2002, and he currently sits on the boards of Destination Cleveland, Port of Cleveland, Notre Dame College and Canalway Partners. He is also running for Cuyahoga County Executive — the office currently held by Armond Budish.


Club Endorsements! Summer Party Photos!

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After more than a year, it was so good to see everyone in person at the Club’s Summer Party on June 29th!
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In addition to the fun of being together, food, and door prizes, we conducted one important piece of Club business.
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By unanimous vote of its members, the Rocky River Democratic Club proudly and enthusiastically endorses:
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For Director of Law:
MICHAEL J. O’SHEA
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For City Council:
JEANNE GALLAGHER (Ward 3)
LISA M. HAVEMANN (Ward 1)
CHRISTINA MORRIS (At Large)
STACEY SCHRANTZ REID (At Large)
KATIE L. TIMMONS (At Large)
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These outstanding candidates will preserve and enhance this great community that we call home.  We look forward to supporting them throughout their campaigns!

Summer Party: Tuesday, June 29th!

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ROCKY RIVER DEMOCRATIC CLUB SUMMER PARTY!
Tuesday, June 29th, 6 – 8 PM
Elmwood Cabin
600 Elmwood Rd., Rocky River

PLENTY OF FOOD, FRIENDS AND FUN!

As things begin to return to normal, we look forward to seeing you in person after the long time apart. Please join us for plenty of food, friends and fun!

To RSVP (optional) — it will help us order the right amount of food, please CLICK HERE.

For more information, please send an email to: submit@rockyriverdems.org

ELMWOOD CABIN

The Cabin in beautiful Elmwood Park is very spacious and suitable for those who are comfortable indoors or outside on the covered patio.

THE 2021 DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES 

We’re thrilled and delighted with the outstanding Democratic candidates running for Rocky River City Council and Director of Law this year.  We look forward to them joining us for this celebration.

(in alphabetical order):

JEANNE GALLAGHER, Elect for City Council, Ward 3
LISA M. HAVEMANN, Elect for City Council, Ward 1
CHRISTINA MORRIS, Re-elect for City Council, At Large
MICHAEL J. O’SHEA, Elect for Director of Law
STACEY SCHRANTZ REID, Elect for City Council, At Large
KATIE L. TIMMONS, Elect for City Council, At Large

THANK YOU!

A big thanks to everyone who signed the above candidates’ petitions!  It was our collective signatures submitted to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections that places the candidates’ names on this year’s November 2nd ballot.

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, May 25th, 7 PM Via Zoom – With Rep. Marcy Kaptur!

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Featured Speakers:

CONGRESSWOMAN MARCY KAPTUR

With introduction by:
Rep. Monique Smith (D – OH House District 16)

Rep. Kaptur will address January 6th, the Biden/Harris administration, Congressional dynamics and legislation, her committees, redistricting, and allow time for Q&A.

Rocky River is divided Congressionally (it should not be) and Rep. Kaptur represents the approximate geographic area of the city north of Detroit Avenue; with her district also including Lakewood, Bay Village and beyond.  To visit Rep. Kaptur’s website, CLICK HERE.

MATTHEW DIEMER, Democratic candidate for Congress

Mr. Diemer is running for Congress in next year’s midterm elections.  The approximate geographic area of Rocky River south of Detroit Avenue is currently in Congressional District 16 that is now represented by Anthony Gonzalez. Congressional redistricting takes place this year and geographic districts are expected to change.  Mr. Diemer will share the key components of his campaign platform and allow time for Q&A. To visit Mr. Diemer’s website, CLICK HERE.

To receive the Zoom link for the Tuesday, May 25th Club meeting at 7 PM, PLEASE FIRST RSVP AND CLICK HERE.   

Our Zoom account is limited to 100 attendees. RSVP’s are on a first-come, first-served basis.  The actual Zoom logon will be provided on May 25th.

VOTE! Tuesday, May 4th – The School Levy

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The Rocky River Democratic Club is pleased to endorse Issue 11 — The Rocky River City School levy.

In-person voting on May 4th in Rocky River:
There are only two in-person voting locations in Rocky River on May 4th:

  • Rocky River United Methodist Church, 19414 Detroit Rd.
  • Rocky River Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd.

To check where you are assigned to vote in-person, visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website “Where Do I Vote” by CLICKING HERE or call them at: 216-443-8683.

Or, if you show-up at the wrong location, a poll worker will simply direct you to the other location.

Next Club Meeting: Tuesday, April 27th via Zoom

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THEME: THE ENVIRONMENT

Featured Speakers:

GRANT GOODRICH, Executive Director, Great Lakes Energy Institute, Case Western Reserve University.   Their mission: advancing energy initiatives including energy storage, solar, and emerging technologies.

RICH SNYDER, Director, Public Safety-Service, City of Rocky River.  Focus: the environment in our community.

JIM ROKAKIS, Senior Advisor for Land Banks, Western Reserve Land Conservancy.  Their mission: To provide the people of our region with essential natural assets through land conservation and restoration.

In April 2019, the Rocky River Democratic Club was pleased to co-host a meeting on Climate Change at the Don Umerley Civic Center that was attended by over 150 residents of our community and surrounding suburbs. Our community joins people around the world in recognizing the existential threat posed by climate change.

To receive the Zoom link for April 27th, please first RSVP and CLICK HERE




EARTH DAY 2021
Last Thursday, April 22nd, was Earth Day 2021.  The President hosted a climate summit with 40 world leaders; and his infrastructure plan addresses climate change in a big way.  Many local organizations participated in Earth Day with a variety of activities.  The following in our own community is still open.

City of Rocky River
Trash to Treasure Contest.  Turn a piece of unwanted waste into something fun. Drop off entries at Memorial Hall between now and April 29th. Judging will be on April 30th, and winners will be displayed at the Civic Center from April 30 – May 7.  For more information, visit https://www.rrcity.com/rocky-river-blog/2021/4/14/trash-to-treasure-contest