November 27, 2017 6:30 PM
QUUF, 2333 San Juan Avenue, Port Townsend
Jefferson Healthcare has been presenting LGBTQ+ 101 for the past three years. This year we have had 71 staff, providers and general public attend the class. So we thought with such a good turnout this year why not invite the community.
Program highlights: Introduction, The Pumpkin Story, Definitions, Statistics, Discrimination, History, Trans 101, You Tube Clip, LGBTQ+ Elders, Short Film, LGBTQ+ Youth, Do’s and Don’ts, Pronoun Usage
Explanatory Note: In non-partisan races, JCD usually does not offer endorsements. However, we want to offer our members as well as other interested citizens the opportunity to review the experience and qualifications of candidates who want to serve on our boards and commissions.
Below are responses received from candidates for Hospital Commissioner, Position 1. Some of these questions are more of a “political philosophy” nature, because boards and commissions are often a pipeline to higher office.
These surveys were produced under the direction of JCD’s Political Action Committee. We hope you find them useful as you prepare your ballot.
JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bernie Donanberg Responding
JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire_Bruce McComas Responding
JCD-HospitalCommissionQuestionnaire Cheri Van Hoover Responding
Cheri Van Hoover_CV Bernie Donanberg Hospital Commissioner Resume 7.15.17
Click here to visit the Jefferson County Auditor’s site for more election information.
Our board voted to move E-Board meetings to the 2nd Monday of each month. Meetings typically are held from 6pm to 8pm.
Our default location is the Humphries Room at Jefferson County Library at 620 Cedar Avenue in Port Hadlock, though the location may vary. Check the calendar on our home page to be certain.
Meetings have been booked at the Jefferson County Library for June 20th, July 10th, and August 14th, 2017.
THIS SATURDAY, MAY 20TH
Be a party of Jefferson County history! It’s a fun and long-lasting tradition to march in this parade celebrating sunshine and beauty. This year’s festival theme is Enchanted Rhody. Some members with children are coming costumed with fairy wings, a great enchanted touch! Others are having sign painting parties to focus on issues such as Single Payer Healthcare, and Amend to End Citizens United (positions our membership has supported via the resolutions process).
The staging area is in upper Port Townsend, in the area along Lawrence Street between Calhoun and Harrison. Come and find us! We are Entry #74.
John Hamilton will arrive at 9:00 a.m. with his truck and a trailer, for decorating. Bring rhododendrons! The parade starts at 1:00 PM. About 8 people will be able to ride aboard the float, rather than walk.
If you have not RSVPd, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to do so, and let us know how many friends, or precinct members, you are bringing.
We need banner carriers. We have a banner on two poles, and need pairs to carry the banner. Multiple pairs will mean no one has to carry it the whole way!
*Deadline for comments: 5PM on Thursday, March 9th. Below are two links to download template language, with instructions on where to e-mail your comments.
Sustainable Harvest Calculation DIES Comment Draft Individual Letter
Individual Support Letter for Conservation Alternative for Marbled Murrelet
A coalition of Peninsula and WA state conservation groups has been working on marbled murrelet conservation for 3 decades – and it has come down to the next few days on two important policies. The State has finally released its Long Term Conservation Strategy and its DEIS analysis. Related and paired to this strategy is the Sustainable Harvest Calculation, a decadal limit for cutting timber on state public lands, and its DEIS. Both will likely significantly contribute to the extirpation of the species.
The two “asks”, which must be submitted separately to DNR:
- Marbled Murrelet Long Term Conservation Strategy DEIS comment instructions are specific and found about a third of the way down on this page: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/mmltcsThe Ask: Issue a revised / supplemental DEIS on the Long Term Conservation Strategy considering “The Conservation Alternative” that we are proposing; ask the Commissioner of Public Lands to convene a Task Force that will study and make recommendations on alternative, sustainable, sources of funding for timber counties (trustees) and communities for essential services (school, fire, emergency, health/hospital funding);
- Sustainable Harvest Calculation DEIS comment instructions are specific and also are found about a third of the way down on this page: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/shc.The Ask: Issue a revised / supplemental DEIS on the Sustainable Harvest Calculation that implements the “The Conservation Alternative”; and ask the Commissioner of Public Lands to convene a Task Force that will study and make recommendations on alternative, sustainable, sources of funding for timber counties (trustees) and communities or essential services (school, fire, emergency, health/hospital funding).