Spring Forward with RR Democratic Club

Joan Wall

The National Democratic Party adopted its present name during the presidency of Andrew Jackson in the 1830s. On March 28, 2017 residents here at the Ranch gathered to revitalize the Robson Ranch Democratic Club.

Fifty people are seeking a forum to discuss progressive political values and issues at all levels of government. Their desire is to encourage voter participation in elections, support particular candidates for elected offices and recruit new members for activities endorsed by the membership.

During the initial meeting a nominating committee of Virginia Wheeless, Denice Marusak and Kara Engstrom recommended candidates for the executive committee. Officers elected were Tom Cindric and Richard Kushmaul, co-presidents; Wayne Friesner, vice-president; and Kara Engstrom, secretary/treasurer.

Members participated by volunteering for efforts such as establishing relationships with other political organizations including RR Concerned Citizens, Voices United, Indivisible Denton and Democratic Clubs in surrounding areas. Committees were formed to develop a statement of values, coordinate future social events and set up a website and Facebook page.

Meetings will be scheduled for 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Clubhouse on the third Thursday of each month except for the May meeting, which will be on May 25. The club looks forward to many activities and encourages anyone who is interested to attend. For further information please contact Kara Engstrom at 214-554-1656 or Richard Kushmaul at 940-262-3422 or email [email protected]