The Democratic Party and the Irish have a long, intertwined history in the United States. Let's keep the relationship alive by marching in the Royal Oak St. Patrick's Day Parade this year.
Since we are a movement that sings we will be singing "Rising of the Moon," an Irish folk song that is very easy to sing and learn. We will start rehearsing the song at 9am. You've probably heard the melody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKFCQ-Hhh2E. We'll bring a print-out of the lyrics.
Singing is optional, you are welcome to just come and walk with the group.
The parade leaves the RO Middle School promptly at 10am. Give yourself a half-hour to park and find our group in the RO Middle School parking lot, or get there by 9am to help us get the song together:
Other events of interest to Royal Oak Democrats
Our guest speaker will be Todd Fenton, Economic Development Director for the City of Royal Oak. Do you have questions about the Civic Center project downtown or future development initiatives in Royal Oak? Mr. Fenton can answer them.:
The meeting is free and open to the public. If you wish to be a voting member of the club our dues are $10 per person per calendar year. You can pay dues with credit card, a check made out to "GRODC," or cash.
We will have our club t-shirts for sale for $15 (credit card, cash, or check made out to "GRODC").
Our sister organization Indivisible Fighting #9 is collecting 3,000 toys for a display they are erecting at First United Methodist Church in Ferndale. The display will draw attention to the plight of the 3,000+ child asylum-seekers who have been separated from their parents by the Trump administration.
Used, small toys in any condition are desired (dolls, trucks, jump ropes, action figures, animals, etc). Please bring donations to:
All precinct delegates and all those interested in running for precinct delegate next year are invited. Mona DeQuis from the Michigan Democratic Party will help us as we figure out exactly what this office means and how we can be effective:
Club member Shelley Lake leads the Royal Oak Blessings in a Backpack steering committee. The group distributes weekend food to food-insecure students in Royal Oak. The group currently serves over 200 students and would like to serve more. They need both volunteers and donations.
Our club adopted Cummingston Park several years ago, and each year we team up with the Royal Oak Nature Society to do a spring cleanup and trail repair. Please join us this year for some good exercise at a great city park:
Wear work gloves, bring a water bottle, and if you have a long-handled grabber (to pick up litter) please bring that as well.
If you are on Facebook here are some quick-and-easy actions you can take to help spread the word about our club to your social media contacts.
All of our meetings and events are always open to the public, and you are always welcome and encouraged to invite friends and family members to attend.