Sunday, April 14, 2019


The members and officers of the Shelby Area Democratic Club welcome you to our website. And we welcome you to attend our monthly meetings. Our meetings usually begin with a speaker in an informal, conversational setting. We then have our monthly business meeting. All Democrats and people of goodwill are welcome to attend.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Truman-Kennedy Society plans annual breakfast...

Judge Earle E. Wise, Jr., 5th District Court of Appeals

You’re Invited to the 12th Annual

Society Breakfast

Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 9:00 am
First United Church of Christ, 23 Church Street, Shelby, Ohio
(Parking lot is located on Church Street across from Paul’s Drive-In.)

Please join with us as we honor the memories of
Presidents Harry S. Truman & John F. Kennedy

Keynote Speaker:
Hon. Earle E. Wise, Jr.
Judge of the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals

Plain Speaking & Profile in Courage Awards

This event is by reservations only.  Because seating is limited, seats will not be sold at the door.  Please return your personal check – made payable to Shelby Area Democratic Club – and this form by Friday, May 10, 2019.  Please indicate if you will attend by circling “Yes” or “No.”
Please reserve the following seats at the Truman-Kennedy Society Breakfast.

Regular:     _____ x $15 =    $__________      Attending?  Yes or No
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        Total:        $__________

Name(s) ___________________________________

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Mail this form & your check to:
Carol Kimmel, Treasurer, 38 Woodland Road, Shelby, OH 44875

Friday, March 22, 2019

Local Dems visit new firehouse...

Chief Mike Thompson greets local Democrats.
Democrats of all ages enjoyed the tour.
The new firehouse has plenty of space.
Chief Thompson answers Ted Nolen's question.

Shelby Area Dems write "Postcards to Voters"...

Local Democrats diligently write Postcards To Voters for mailing to Wisconsin.

“Postcards to Voters” was on the agenda for the Shelby Area Democratic Club’s recent meeting.  Members Amy and Sean Burns updated local Democrats about this national movement.
            “Postcards to Voters is driving Democrats to vote, making competitive districts,” stated Mr. Burns.  He cited Doug Jones’ and Conor Lamb’s successful congressional races.
            The effort started in April 2017 when John Ossoff ran for Congress in a Georgia special election.  In that race, 1200 volunteers wrote 51,000 postcards.  Since then 59,000 volunteers – including those in Shelby and Richland County – have mailed over 4 million personal, handwritten postcards to Democrats in swing districts.
            Mrs. Burns added, “The national Postcards To Voters movement has completed over 140 campaigns and has nearly 60,000 volunteers.  Most of them are folks who write 5 to 10 cards at a time from home.  It is a great way to stay active and engaged and follow the issues.”
            After a brief business meeting, members got to work and wrote dozens of postcards on behalf of Judge Lisa Neubauer.  She is a candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on April 2nd.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Shelby Area Dems elect officers for 2019...

SHELBY – The Shelby Area Democratic Club recently met for the organization’s annual meeting, as required by the Ohio Revised Code and by the group’s constitution. Members unanimously elected president Garland Gates, vice president Ted Clabaugh, secretary Gail Eckstein, and treasurer Carol Kimmel. All officers will serve a one-year term.

Members honored retiring secretary Rita Scheurer and treasurer Vickie Eichof for their many years of service with a reception.

Monday, December 31, 2018

The origin of the Shelby Area Democratic Club...

For nearly 50 years, the Shelby Area Democratic Club has played an active role in local politics. Here is an excerpt from the group's very first meeting minutes from July 11, 1968:

The first get together of the Shelby Democrats was held on July 11-1968. A picnic at Seltzer Park consisted of a covered dish furnished by each one attending.

Thirty people enjoyed a discussion on the possibility of forming a Democratic club in the Shelby area.

The first officers were elected in September of that year. They were president James Moorehead, first vice president L.D. Ball, second vice president Lonzie McKenzie, recording secretary Mary Stine, and treasurer Thomas Yetzer.

Thanks to those local Democratic pioneers who laid a firm foundation for our club! We owe them a debt of gratitude for a job well done.