Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club

Our Purpose:
To unite women of the Democratic Party
To encourage active participation of women in politics
To promote community and educational functions
To promote the principles of the Democratic Party

Club President:  Melanie Kish
Vice President:  Nancy Harvey
Treasurer:  Barbara Anderson 
Recording Secretary:  Martha Sullivan
Webmaster, Corresponding Secretary:  Gretchen Fathauer

July 2014 Ice Cream Social
some of our club members with Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner

 The Muskingum County Women's Democratic Club meets on 3rd Mondays, 7 pm 
at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., longer at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville

Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville

Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.


 FTT "Free Trade" Deal

Jim Crannell is strongly opposed to the TPP "Free Trade" agreement that is now being debated in Congress, and brought several article printouts to the June 17, 2015 meeting of the Muskingum County Democrats Club.  He has been researching this issue, and shared with the club some articles. He urged us all to ask our representatives to block this deal.

Here are links to these articles:

How the Shenanigans in Congress Over the TPP Trade Deal Threatens the Fundamentals of Our Democracy

How the TPP Amounts to a Corporate Takeover

Awesome Power Is On the Verge of Being Handed Over to Private Banks If TPP Passes

Ponzi Scheme America - You’ve Been Scammed!

Will TPP Kill the Post Office?

The Real Meaning of Obama’s Trade Defeat

What the TPP Really Means: The Weakening of Capitalism

TPP Reduces Human Trafficking and Child Labor to Misdemeanors

Is the TPP Okay With Slavery? Really?

WikiLeaks Strikes Again: Leaked TISA Docs Expose Corporate Plan for Reshaping Global Economy

Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency

Barney Frank: Obama Is Making 'A Big Mistake' On TPP

Progressive Change Campaign Committee--Facebook page, scroll down to June 2

Progressive Change Campaign Petition: Tell Congress: Vote NO on fast track for fake trade agreements that kill jobs

Blue Cocktail Hour, May 11, 5:30 - 7:00 pm,
will be held at Zak's, 32 N. 3rd St., Zanesville. 

Ohio Democratic Party Chairman, David Pepper will speak. 
RSVP to Monica DeTota, 614-313-6436 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Suggested donation $25 or more. 

Links to our friends...

Ohio Democratic Party 

Muskingum County Democratic Party

Ohio Young Democrats

Morgan County Democratic Party

Muskingum County Young Democrats

Morgan County Democrats Flag Day Banquet - June 11, beginning at 6:00 pm
Stockport Mill Country Inn,
1995 Broadway Avenue, Stockport.
Guests: Former Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland.
Awarding two high school graduating seniors scholarships
and honoring Democrat Women of the year, Leota Casto and Dorothy Shriver.
RSVP by June 6, $25
Alice McElfresh 740-962-4372 or Brian McKee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon., June 15, 7:00 pm - Women's Democratic Club meeting, at Gant House, 1845 W. Main St., Zanesville.

Wed., June 17, 6:30 pm - Muskingum County Democrats meeting, at Democratic Headquarters, 46 S. 6th St., Zanesville.  There will be a dessert bar first, followed by the Central Committee meeting at 7:00 pm, and then the club meeting at 7:30 pm.  Poll workers are needed; please volunteer at this meeting if you're willing to do it.

Wed., June 24, 7:05 pm, Gant Municipal Stadium
Muskingum Valley Old Timers Baseball Association fundraiser, Banker's Night
Contact Grant Hutcheson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, June 27, at 6 p.m. - Ohio Democratic Party’s 2015 State Dinner
at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus.  
Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholmwill be the keynote speaker.
She gave an electrifying speech at the 2012 Presidential Convention. 
$150.  More info: 
To get a ticket, CLICK HERE 

Heartbeat Bill - Our club urges our members to protest this bill by writing to
Troy Balderson, Senate Capital Building 1, Capitol Square, Ground Floor, Columbus, OH 43215.  Phone:  614-266-8976.

We are endorsing our club members running in the May 5 Primary/Special Election:
Jan Bradshaw, Zanesville City Council, 2nd Ward
Connie Norman, Zanesville City Council, 3rd Ward
Sandy Gentry, Zanesville City Council, 4th Ward
Margo Moyer, Zanesville Auditor

National Road Garage Sale--Fri., May 29 and Sat., May 30, 9 am - 4 pm,
at Melanie Kish's house in Gratiot.  Set-up on Thur., May 28.
Please start gathering up your donations! 
Volunteers needed; call Melanie at 740-787-2203.


Our concession stand at Zane's Landing Park, Zanesville.
(Katalin Newsom and Amy Underwood)

This summer's Memorial Band Concert schedule:
Sunday evening, June 7
Sunday evening, June 21
Sunday evening, July 19
Sunday evening, August 2

Volunteers, and donations of pop, water and candy are needed.

(Mary Shrader, Sandy Gentry and Mary Bates, at an Ice Cream Social)

This year's Ice Cream Social is July 26, 2 - 4 pm,
at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 275 Sunrise Center Dr., Zanesville

Mary Shrader's 90th birthday was celebrated
Sat. June 29, 2013 - 2 - 4 pm, at the Masonic Lodge, Mound Rd., Duncan Falls