As the elections have been upon us, the Robson Ranch Democratic Club has been picking up steam to help Robson Ranch residents navigate the voting process with education. For our April meeting in the clubhouse, we had four speakers who gave a clear vision of the offices they were seeking and how they would work as newly elected officials in those offices. Paul Meltzer, outgoing member of the Denton City Council, outlined his vision for an improved Denton. Amber Briggle and Brandon Chase McGee were the two speakers running for the Denton City Council. The fourth speaker, Doug Chadwick, candidate running for an additional term on the Denton ISD School Board, educated the listeners on some of the duties of that position.
The short meeting began with a social hour that is always exciting. Short committee reports were given. These reports reinforced the importance of the Robson Ranch Democratic Club. The club assists persons in Robson Ranch, both those new and those who are having problems navigating the voting process. Sample ballots are made available on the club’s website for easy voting preparation. Margo Ways, the precinct chair, provides updates to the members on those who are running for office. The Democratic Club also sets up a table in the clubhouse during election periods to assist “newbies” to Robson Ranch who need help registering to vote. As noted, the Robson Ranch Democratic Club now provides sample ballots on its website www.rrdemocraticclub.com.
The club also combines social time with educational information. Susan Engstrom hosted a successful wine-tasting fundraiser. This resulted in additional monies being raised for continuing their educational functions. All enjoyed the dynamic speaker, Delia Parker-Mims. She is an SMU-trained lawyer and chair of the Denton County Democratic Party. She spoke on the importance of increasing the registration to vote in the primaries as well as in the general election. The funds raised through the wine tasting will help continue the educational functions by providing monies for advertising to make each person’s vote count.
The club is now planning to celebrate Independence Day by members participating in the Robson Ranch Parade the morning of July 4. This will be followed by a fun get-together with food and drinks at the Ramada Room near the tennis courts. Those who plan to walk or take a golf cart in the parade can email [email protected] for more information.
If you are interested in learning more about what’s happening in Texas state government, come join the RR Democratic Club on the fourth Thursday of each month, at 7 p.m., in the clubhouse. For more information, go to www.rrdemocraticclub.com.