Nov 20 Meeting to Discuss Efforts to Address Poverty in Horsham

Thank You!

As we approach Thanksgiving, a heartfelt thank you to all who have worked with us in this past year:
We have accomplished a lot, grown as a team, and been active, effective participants in one of the most consequential mid-term elections in modern history.

Susan Glover to Keynote November 20th Meeting and Discuss Efforts to Address Poverty in Horsham

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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul offers service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of it’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, Saint Vincent de Paul. One of the oldest and most successful charitable organizations in the world, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization of approximately 700,000 people throughout the world who volunteer to seek out and provide person-to-person aid to the poor and needy in 144 countries on five continents. An essential precept of the Society’s work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served.

In Horsham the programs offered by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul include:
Super Saturdays/Food Pantry – Each Saturday,
members either deliver food to clients in need, or
allow them to “shop” in our donated food pantry
 Guardian Angels/Archangels – Organizes, collects
and distributes gifts and holiday items for needy
families at Christmas and throughout the year
 Project Roadmap – A networking and life-skill
educational program designed to teach clients how
to solve their personal/financial problems
 Financial Assistance – Limited funds are available
to help clients with emergency situations

Susan Glover, President of the Horsham chapter of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, will attend our meeting on this coming Tuesday night, November 20 at 7PM at the Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church at 706 Witmer Road, and discuss the needs of Horsham residents and the programs which are offered by the society to help address these needs. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring food donations for the Saint Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. 

Welcome to the 2019 Election Cycle

All politics are local, and as J.R.R Tolkien famously said, "it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay...", and so it is that I welcome you to the 2019 election cycle, where we ordinary folk now have the opportunity to work within the boundaries of our own township, even as great and terrible things may happen well above or far away.
Our objectives in this election cycle are simple:
  • to flip the Horsham Township council to a Democratic Majority, and
  • to bring additional support to our Democratic representative within the Hatboro-Horsham School Board.
A local election cycle is different from a mid-term election cycle: we must be more self-reliant, and our success or failure rests solely in our own hands. 
In this cycle, if we do not do it, it does not get done.
In order to succeed, we must prepare to succeed. 
Here are the immediate things we will do to prepare to succeed in the coming cycle:
Refresh the Elected Committee
Some members of the elected committee have indicated they do not wish to continue; some other people have communicated a desire to join. 
If you are in either of these buckets, or are interested in knowing more, please reply to this message and let us know so we can figure out how to make the necessary changes happen.
Refresh the Executive Committee
Over the past several months we have made some 'field commissions': on the fly assignments of accountability for needed activities like communications, recruiting, and events. 
In addition to these accountabilities, we now assume an important new one: campaign management.
Commitment to one of these roles means the following: 
  • regular attendance at the weekly Executive Committee meetings, which we currently hold on Sunday mornings at Peggy's house at 524 Cedar Hill Road;
  • commitment to the team that you will make sure any required work in the committed area is completed promptly, with quality and attention to detail;
  • barring unforseen circumstances, fulfilling your mandate through the entire 2019 election cycle.
If you are interested in being one of our leaders in:
  • Communications
  • Recruiting
  • Events
  • Campaign Management
or in some other area, please let us know by replying to this email. 
We will discuss assignments for the coming year at the next Executive Committee Meeting, which will be held on December 2nd at Peggy's house at 524 Cedar Hill Road.
As always, all are welcome to attend this meeting.
Gather our Candidates
If you would like to be a candidate for either Horsham Town Council, or for Hatboro-Horsham School Board, now is your time. Please inform us of your intention to run, or your desire to explore whether running would be right for you (we can help you with that....), by replying to this email or by calling me at 267 251 9479.

In Conclusion
As you can see, we have a lot going on.
To succeed in what we are now attempting, historic change within our township, good intentions are not enough.
To succeed, we need your help and active participation.
If this is something you can offer, we are ready for you now.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Malcolm Stanley
Chair, Horsham Dems

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