Become an Orange County Delegate to the 2017 Florida Democratic Party State Convention
Members of the DEC –
The Florida Democratic Party Conference has been scheduled for October 27-29 at Disney’s Coronado Beach Resort. For excellent training, meetings of Caucuses, exchanges of views, energy building, nothing in the next few months is likely to get such sustained institutional support and it is right in OUR County.
While Democrats and dignitaries from around the state and nation will be attending, and there is a dynamic list of speakers in formation, Orange County Democrats have the added benefit of being able to drive in for the show and avoid the costs of overnight stays in hotels.
We hope and trust that many Democrats will attend and participate in the discussions. We remind you that the conversations that occur when Democrats get together are among the most important we have….because many ideas that come out of the informal networking yield new approaches to issues AND to campaigns. They build our understanding and strength. If you wish to be a delegate to this conference, we ask that you fill out a delegate application and get elected as a Delegate for the conference by the DEC. As a DEC Delegate, you will be able to participate in or observe a huge variety of events with Democrats from all over the State. The delegate fee is $60 which includes $15 dollars set aside for a hospitality suite. OCDEC members are welcome to swing by between sessions, get ready for the banquet, or relax with fellow democrats during the day on Saturday. The Board of the DEC also approved a small support program to ensure that the fee was not insurmountable for folks who might otherwise attend. If you are a Young Democrat between 18-36 and Seniors over 65 and want support for the fee (to reduce it by $15) please just let us know that your financial resources are constrained and we will work with you to ensure your attendance. We hope that those who think they are financially cut out to avail themselves of this and a board committee will try to allocate the funds responsibly. Note, this discount is limited to the first 20 people that request it.
If you want to attend, please download and fill out the form below and bring your check made out to the Orange DEC and noted “Conference 2017” to the next meeting of the DEC where the DEC Treasurer will take your payment. For those who are able, the State Party has set up a special rate which can be accessed at the FDP website for reservations at a rate 1/3 less than normal for the hotel. Here is further information.
Join us and let’s get the Party started on the right foot for the 2018 cycle.