Reception for Mike Hamlar, Candidate for Senate District 19

Hampton Roads
Mike Hamlar
Please join the host
Pat Moore Harbour

and the host committee

Senator Louise Lucas
The Honorable Kaye Brown
Joe Booker
Barbara Easter
Hazel Edwards
Benjamin Goldberg
Jocelyn Hamlar
Gaylene Kenoyton
Anna Lawson
Bittle Porterfield
Leslie Rinaldi
Robert Stephens

Senator Kenneth Alexander
The Honorable James Chapman
Jackson & Betty Crowley
Elaine Eatman
Michele Faulk
David Hamlar
Joe Hancock
Darthula Barlow Lash
Jessie Linyear
Otis Smith
Carolyn Weaver
Todd Yancey

For a Reception Honoring
Mike Hamlar
Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19
Let’s Celebrate the connection of Democrats Statewide
at the Cedar Point Country Club
Sunday, August 9th
8056 Clubhouse Dr, Suffolk
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Please RSVP by August 1st

Pat Moore Harbour


Co-Host $1,000
Benefactor $500
Sponsor $250
Friend $100
Ticket $50
Advance Tickets can be Purchased at

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast Saturday, August 22nd


You’re invited to an Applebee’s® Flapjack Fundraiser breakfast to support the
Suffolk Democratic Committee


Tickets cost $10.00
August 22, 2015 8am – 10am
1206 Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434


For Tickets Call 757-774-8716
Meal includes Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs and a beverage ( coffee, juice, soda or tea).
Please contact organization to purchase ticket. This flyer is only intended for advertising purposes. Ticket valid for pancake event only. Applebees® menu items are not included as part of purchase.

Meeting Tonight

The next meeting will be 7:00PM Tuesday, June 9th at 701 Old East Pinner Street, Suffolk VA 23434

SDC Monthly Meeting Information and Driving Directions

Driving Directions from Downtown Suffolk:
Via E. Pinner Street – Follow East Pinner Street toward US58/E. Constance Road, turn right on Old E. Pinner Street, then take your first right. Our location is on your right.
Via US 58/E. Constance Road – Follow E. Constance Road just past the light at Wilroy Rd and E. Pinner Street. Make an immediate right onto Old East Pinner Street and then make your first left. You will see our location ahead on the right.
Driving Directions from 58 West:
Follow 58 West toward Downtown Suffolk. Get off on the first Downtown Suffolk Exit. Once you get under the railroad overpass, get in the left lane and then the left turn lane as you approach the intersection of Wilroy Rd (on the right) and E. Pinner Street (on the left). Turn left on East Pinner Street and make your first left onto East Old Pinner Street. Next make your first right onto Suburban Drive*. Our building is on the right.


*Subarban Drive may not have a sign.

SDC at Shake, Rattle, and Roll Saturday May 9th

Come see us at the City of Suffolk’s Shake Rattle and Roll festival and car show this Saturday on Main Street. The Suffolk Democratic Committee will be there so stop by for refreshments and information about voting, upcoming events, and important issues that citizens should be aware of.

Shake Rattle and Roll will take place this Saturday, the 9th, starting at 10 am and going until mid-afternoon. There will be music, food, contests and, of course, cars. The cost is free.

Thank you honorees, guests, helpers, and contributers

The Suffolk Democratic Committee honored Mr. W. Randolph Carter, Mr. Wallace Cotten, and Mr. Andrew Damiani at our annual Community Heroes Luncheon.

Jack Crowley introduced Mr. Carter. Mr. Carter and Mr. Crowley worked together setting up restoration workshops, as well as providing one-on-one assistance to people who were interested in regaining their voting rights. Mr. Crowley praised Mr. Carter for all of his efforts and told about the joy expressed by some of the people who they had helped. When Mr. Carter spoke, he said that restoring the rights of people who have paid their debts and proven to be good citizens was the right thing to do. He noted that he had a hand in convicting some of those who he now hopes to help, but that he was more interested in lifting people up then holding them down.

Andy Damiani was honored for his very extensive involvement in promoting and supporting the citizens and the city of Suffolk. Mr. Damiani had been a mayor for four years and a member of Suffolk council during the merger of Suffolk and Nansemond. He has participated in a multitude of charitable organizations, some of which he started, and led several local chapters of national and regional organizations, including the Kiwanis and the American Legion.

An error in one of the listings led Mr. Damiani to the wrong address, and so he was a few minutes late for the event. When he spoke, he joked that politicians usually show up late to attract attention, but his lateness that day was unplanned.

Mr. Cotten was honored for his generosity, volunteerism, and efforts to encourage non-voters to register. Mr. Cotten has difficulty speaking due to a recent stroke, but Margaret Barnes introduced him and his daughter spoke on his behalf. They both told of Mr. Cotten’s countless hours spent talking to people about the importance of voting, and about the help he has given others during times of hardship. Mr. Cotten has participated in or spearheaded drives for disaster relief, and drove to New Orleans to help rebuild after Katrina.

Gaylene Kanoyton, was our keynote speaker and praised the committee for our work. She said that demographics was turning Suffolk more progressive and that Democrats must be ready to stand up for our values.

Our Chairperson, Leslie Rinaldi was Master of Ceremonies. Michele Faulk organized the event, Mary Steverson arranged the decorations, and Anthony Castillio coordinated with the hotel.

This was our first time holding the event at the Hilton Garden Inn, Riverside. We were very pleased with atmosphere, the furniture and equipment, and the staff. The committee would also like to thank Johnson’s Florest for donating a beautiful flower arrangement.

Some Upcoming Events

The Suffolk Community Heroes’ Luncheon will be this Saturday, the 2nd, at 12:00PM.

Also coming up will be our participation in Suffolk’s Shake Rattle and Roll and our Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s on Main St.

Please see our calendar for upcoming meetings and events .

(Edited 4/29 to remove notice of availability of Heroes Luncheon Tickets)