Archive for the ‘General’ Category

5/9 Forum featuring Dr. Eric Schreiber

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Please join us on Thursday, May 9th, at 7:00 at the Cleveland Heights Community Center for an exciting discussion with Dr. Eric Schreiber! A distinguished physician, professor, and Cleveland Heights resident, Dr. Schreiber will join us for a forum on global climate change. Attendees will learn the basics behind the negative impact of carbon emissions and why it is critical that we take steps for our planet and public health.

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Video: Forum featuring State Senator Nina Turner

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

For those unable to attend our April meeting:



Thanks to William Clarence Marshall III for taking the video, and thanks to all of the club members and neighbors that came out!

4/11 Forum featuring State Senator Nina Turner

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Please join us as we welcome Senator Nina Turner, State Senator for the 25th District and Senate Minority Whip. This exciting event is one you won’t want to miss.

The Cleveland Heights Democrats and Senator Turner will discuss many important issues, including our fight to prevent voter suppression, equitable re-districting, Governor Kasich’s proposed budget and the upcoming elections. We look forward to your attendance and participation!

Thursday, April 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Recap: 3/14 Panel Discussion Featuring Cleveland Heights City Council Members

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Last Thursday, March 14, members of the Cleveland Heights Democrats gathered to honor long-time community champion, public servant, and neighbor, Phyllis Evans.

We were also joined by Cleveland Heights City Council members Bonnie Caplan and Cheryl Stephens who participated in an excellent panel discussion and Q&A session with the Cleveland Heights Democrats on topics ranging from the search for a City Manager, to road improvement, to city-wide economic development.

Thanks to all who came out!

Click on the images below to view at full-size.


The Honoree, former Cleveland Heights City Councilwoman Phyllis Evans and her husband


Phyllis Evans (center with flowers), CH City Council Members, and the CH Dems!

First Slice

Former City Councilwoman Evans cutting the first slice

Councilmembers Caplan and Stephens

Council members Caplan (left) and Stephens (right)

Our next meeting will be held at the Cleveland Heights Community Center on Thursday, April 11, 2013 and will feature State Senator Nina Turner. Keep an eye out for additional information soon!

3/14 Panel Discussion Featuring Cleveland Heights City Council Members

Monday, March 4th, 2013

We’ll discuss issues and opportunities facing our community, and get updates on economic development, resource and service collaboration, housing and neighborhood disparities, finance and municipal services, along with other news of interest.

This meeting will begin with a tribute to former City Council Member, Phyllis Evans, in recognition of her service to Cleveland Heights, her political activism promoting Democratic Party values and engaged citizenship, and her many years as a respected leader in the Cleveland Heights Democrats Club.

Don’t miss this opportunity to help us thank and recognize Phyllis, and join in the discussion about what is happening in Cleveland Heights!

Thursday, March 14, 2013
7:00 p.m.

Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

The meeting is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, contact Ryan Pierce, Secretary of the Board of Trustees at secretary@clevelandheightsdems.com.

Video: Community Discussion on Reducing Gun Violence

Monday, February 18th, 2013

2/14: Community Discussion on Reducing Gun Violence

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Since the December 14th massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, our country has begun a wide ranging dialogue seeking to identify practical and effective steps we can take to curb gun violence in our society. To further this dialogue, the Cleveland Heights Democrats Club is hosting a panel discussion on this topic featuring:

Susanna Niermann O’Neil, Acting City Manager, Cleveland Heights
Jeffrey Robertson, Chief of Police, Cleveland Heights
Jim Reese, Volunteer, Buckeye Firearms Association
Tom Schmida, Teacher and former President of the Cleveland Heights Teachers Union
Jeffery Bendix, Journalist and Senior Editor of Medical Economics Magazine

Panelists will share their ideas about how to curb gun violence, and audience members will be invited to directly question panelists during the second half of the program. Club Secretary Mike Gaynier will facilitate the panel discussion.

Thursday, February 14th

7:00 pm to 8:45

pm Cleveland Heights Community Center

1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road)

This meeting is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mike Gaynier, Secretary of the Board of Trustees at secretary@clevelandheightsdems.com.

12/13: Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Club members and guests are invited to join us to celebrate the holidays and our election victories at the home of Chip & Gail Bromley, 2480 Coventry Road, at 6pm on Thursday, December 13th.  Please bring a beverage, dessert item or $10 donation to cover party expenses.

Membership dues for 2013 are $15.00 and can paid at the party or securely on our website (on sidebar at right).

Please be sure to “LIKE” the Club on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ClevelandHeightsDemocrats

Thanks and hope to see you there!

11/8: Election Results Discussion

Friday, October 26th, 2012

You are cordially invited to an election results discussion featuring Jon Benedict, Political and Communications Consultant and Vice President of R Strategy Group, who has served as the lead consultant on numerous county-wide health and human services issues. Jon is Editor in Chief of Edible Cleveland, and a former Deputy Press secretary for the City of Cleveland.

Come join in our analysis of the election results!

Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m. Cleveland Heights Community Center
1 Monticello Boulevard (between Mayfield and Lee Road) Rooms A and B

We also will be voting to approve a Nominating Committee tasked with identifying candidates to serve as Club Officers for 2013, and to fill four expiring and one open Trustee slot.

Club by-laws specify a six member Nominating Committee, chaired by the Club Secretary, who only votes to break a tie. Of the five other Committee Members, no more than two may be current Trustees. The proposed Committee is:

Russell Baron, Trustee

Jeff Coryell, Trustee

Nancy Dietrich, Club Member

Mike Gaynier, Committee Chair

Helen Hertz, Club Member

Carol Roe, Club Member

2012 Officers are: J.J. Costello, President, Richard Andrews, Vice-President, Sheronda Isler-Hunter, Treasurer, and Mike Gaynier, Secretary. Officers are elected to serve 1 year terms.

2 year expiring Trustee terms: Harriet Applegate, Jeff Coryell, Phyllis Evans and Nancy Welchans. There is 1 additional slot open due to a resignation.

If you cannot attend and wish to vote to approve the Nominating Committee, you can do so by email to secretary@clevelandheightsdems.com. Trustee and Officer recommendations are also welcome. We will vote at January’s meeting for 2013 Officers and new Trustees.

Please be sure to “LIKE” the Club on Facebook

Membership dues for 2012 are $15.00 and can be securely paid on this web site (see right sidebar).

9/13: Candidates Forum

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The Cleveland Heights Democrats invite you to a forum featuring many of our endorsed Democrats running for office.  This is a great opportunity in a relaxed setting to meet our candidates and share your concerns about the important issues we face.  Our District 10 County Council Representative, Julian Rogers will be there, numerous judicial candidates, and representatives form our state and national races. This event is free and open to the public.

Richard Andrews, Executive Director of the Consortium of African American Organizations and Vice-President of the Cleveland Heights Democrats, will moderate the forum.

In addition, Dennis Wilcox, Vice-Mayor of Cleveland Heights, will present an overview of the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority levy proposal.

So bring your questions, and plan on enjoying another very informative forum hosted by the Cleveland Heights Democrats.

Forum starts at 7:00 pm at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, One Monticello Boulevard (at Mayfield Road).