Weekly Email – 4/10/12

Do You Like to Plan Events? Join AYD’s Date Auction Planning Team!
TONIGHT, April 10th- 7:00 pm
Arlington Democrats Headquarters
2050 Wilson Blvd., 2nd Floor, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Orange Line to Courthouse Email Ben at finance@arlingtonyoungdems.org to RSVP.

AYD is beginning to plan our wildly popular and successful Charity Date Auction, and we are looking for volunteers interested in helping us put this great event together!
We will be meeting tonight at Arlington Democrats Headquarters in Courthouse, to discuss planning the auction, which also includes auctioning off items donated to us from the area business community.

Headquarters is located immediately behind Cosi, across the street from the entrance to the Courthouse metro station. Look for the yellow awning located on the corner of 15th St. N and Uhle street; that is the entrance to HQ. Take the elevator to the second floor.

Email Ben at finance@arlingtonyoungdems.org to RSVP, or with any questions. Please also email Ben if you would like to help, but cannot attend this evening.

Like to Run? Like to Eat? Enjoy Community Service? Join us Saturday!
Saturday, April 10th

Bus Boys and Poets- Shirlington
4251 South Campbell, Arlington, VA 22206
Metrobus: Shirlington

7:45 AM- Start your morning off with the AYD Running Club’s first run of the year! We will do a short run for about a half hour in the nieghborhood. All skill levels are welcome. Please email Andrea at politics@arlingtonyoungdems.org to RSVP.

8-10 AM- Join AYD at the monthly “Second Saturday Breakfast” hosted by the Arlington Democrats. Details are available on facebook here. Special guests will be Sen. Adam Ebbin and Del. Alfonso Lopez. Email Charley at charleyconrad@gmail.com with any questions. Please bring cash for breakfast.

10:00 AM -12:30 PM- Following the breakfast, meet up with fellow volunteers as we get together with Telemundo Television, the AYD Latino Caucus, and the AYD Environment Caucus for a clean-up of Four Mile Run park. We will meet outside Bus Boys and Poets and walk across the street to the staging location.

Details are available on our website here, and also on facebook here. Please email Nicole at community@arlingtonyoungdems.org with any questions or to RSVP.

IMPORTANT: Please bring drinking water, a hat, work gloves, clothing and shoes appropriate for a park clean-up, that you won’t mind getting dirty.

Take the AYD Membership Survey and You Could Win a Prize!

Take our survey here!

AYD’s officers want to hear from you as we get ready to plan the rest of our activities for the year. Your participation in this survey is critical to our efforts; it allows us to tailor AYD events and offerings to what our members want and need. In addition to helping us make AYD better, completing our survey will give you the chance to win the following prizes:

$20 discount to any AYD or party ticketed event
$30 credit to any winning bid at the annual AYD Charity Date auction
$50 gift certificate to Toscana Grill in Courthouse.

This survey is completely anonymous, so please give us candid feedback and thank you!

Apply to be a Convention Delegate

As a first step toward the DNC convention in Charlotte, NC, Arlington is holding its own caucus to select our 78 delegates and 16 alternates to the 8th District (5/19) and Virginia State Democratic (6/2) Conventions, both in Fairfax County. To become a delegate or alternate, you must complete and submit a filing form to ACDC Secretary Charley Conrad no later than 5:00pm on April 16, 2012.

Access the filing form and get more information >>

April 15th: Obama For America Office Opening in Arlington

Join your fellow Arlington Democrats at the grand opening of the Obama For America office in Arlington on Sunday, April 15th from 1:00pm-4:00pm. The new office is across the street from Penrose Square on Columbia Pike (2408 Columbia Pike, 22204). More information can be found here. Please contact Gordon at vp@arlingtonyoungdems.org with any questions. RSVP on facebook here.

Join us at the New Toscana Grill for our April Membership Meeting
New Toscana Grill
2300 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
Metro: Courthouse- Orange Line

Meet up for happy hour and an informal discussion about the environment and how to get more involved locally with this issue, as well as network with those in the environment community! Our discussion will be anchored by our own Miles Grant; blogger, activist, and former candidate for The Virginia House of Delegates. We’ll also be discussing our Environment Caucus and their 2012 kick-off meeting.

Toscana Grill is located at the rear of Velocity Five in Courthouse Plaza. Don’t be deterred by the construction in the plaza; the restaurant is open! Toscana Grill is accessible via Courthouse metro (Orange line). Free parking (after 6p) is available in the open lot on the corner of 15th St. and Courthouse Road.

Contact Gordon at vp@arlingtonyoungdems.org with any questions. RSVP on Facebook here.

New Campaign Opportunities on our website!

Visit the AYD Campaign corner for new postings on campaign opportunities! You can also sign up to volunteer on any campaign here in Arlington through AYD! Visit our campaign corner here and visit our volunteer registration form here.

Save The Date:
May 8th: Annual AYD Charity Date Auction at Clarendon Grill
May 19: 8th District Convention in Springfield, VA
June 2: Democratic Party of Virginia Convention at George Mason University in Fairfax
June 8: Arlington Democrats’ Jefferson Jackson Dinner
September 3 – 7: Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina

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