West County Democrats
St. Louis, Missouri

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Monday, August 8th

West County Democrats
Regular Monthly Meeting

United Food & Commercial Workers, Local 655
300 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO  63011

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
(coffee and socializing, 9:00 – 9:30)

Speaker:   Peggy Cochran, who has been in Mo. Education for 42 years is a native SE Missourian and taught speech, drama and English for 21 years in House Springs, Portageville and Chaffee, Missouri. She was the first woman to be Executive Director of the now 35,000 member Missouri National Education Association and the first Missouri teacher to hold that position. In Feb, 2014 Peggy returned to the position of Executive Director of Missouri NEA and currently serves in that capacity. She is also currently the Vice President of the Lake Ozark Federation of Democrats and is treasurer and scholarship chair of the Heart of the Ozarks Business Women of Missouri at the Lake of the Ozarks. Peggy currently serves as President of the Capitol Women’s Political Caucus, is a Truman Trustee of the Democratic Party and is serving on the State advisory Board of Directors for the Missouri Women’s Leadership Coalition. In January of 2012, she was named one of the 10 Outstanding Women of the Lake of the Ozarks, and she received the Volunteer of the Year Award from MNEA-Retired in 2013.

Title:   The State of Education in Missouri—The Challenges that Lie Ahead!

:   Areas to be explored; Funding, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)…replacement for No Child Left Behind, Salary comparisons with other states, The status and effectiveness of charters in Missouri, Forthcoming legislation and What you can do to help.

Protect Union workers:
 Walmart items to West County Democrat meetings

Plan now to attend the
"Celebrate the Vote Festival"
on September 3, 2016 - 10am to 2pm
at the St Louis Public Library
1301 Olive Street

A parade and festival celebrating the centennial of the St. Louis Suffragists of 1916 and honoring the women of today!

Click here for the event flyer

Circle of Concern, our community outreach agency ~
is requesting the following items this month. Please remember to bring one or more of these to the monthly meeting (cash and checks cheerfully accepted, too).
If you cannot make the meeting but would like to donate to Circle of Concern, mail your checks to:

Circle of Concern
112 St. Louis Ave.
PO Box 4444
Valley Park MO 63088-0444

Immediate Needs List:

Food Products:
Peanut butter and jelly,
chili and beef stew,
tomato products,
dry dinners,
canned fruit,
muffin mix,

Personal Products:
Shampoo & conditioners,
laundry detergent,
dish soap,
bar soap,
body wash,
diapers and baby wipes

We cannot accept: We appreciate every interest to help, but there are certain items Circle cannot take. We cannot take expired or opened food, furniture, clothing or any other item not designated for a specific program. All items for our programs should be new, not used.
Thank you!

Please join us for lunch following the meeting.
(Location to be announced at the meeting.)

Members may visit our Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/westcountydems/
for agendas as well as minutes of past meetings.

Please don't shop at Wal-Mart!


West County Democrats