You are welcome to join other club members in our first Virtual Bar Night this Friday:
If you missed our virtual meeting with MDP chair Lavora Barnes this week you are invited to view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWI_lWZ9Y7Y&feature=youtu.be
The Royal Oak Nature and Historical Societies are giving away 100 oak tree seedlings this Saturday to commemorate the 200th birthday of Oakland County:
For more information about the Oakland County Bicentennial Oak Tree Program please visit https://www.romi.gov/DocumentCenter/View/26721/Oakland-County-Bicentennial-Oak-Tree-Program
Join us at our June meeting (on Zoom). Our guest speaker will be Julie Campbell-Bode from Fems for Dems, the independent political action committee working to elect progressive candidates to office and engage and activate voters. When we toss Trump out of office this November it will be largely because of the work of groups like Fems for Dems.
The race for the Democratic nomination for County Sheriff features some outstanding candidates. You've probably never paid much attention to this office. I guarantee that you will feel both interested and inspired by these candidates:
Please consider contributing to the Royal Oak Schools Foundation.
The Royal Oak Schools Foundation has postponed its regular projects and is instead raising funds to help school district families in need. In a relatively wealthy community like Royal Oak it is easy to forget that we have families in our city who have difficulty making ends meet in the best of times. During the current crisis these families are suffering, and the Royal Oak Schools Foundation is doing its best to help them.
The pandemic forced the Royal Oak Schools Foundation to cancel their summer fundraiser. If you can help them make up the gap please visit https://www.royaloakschoolsfoundation.org/ and scroll down to "Donate to the Foundation" to make a PayPal or credit card donation. Or mail your check payable to Royal Oak Schools foundation to:
Help write brief letters to Michigan voters to urge them to vote this November, or work on Nicole Breadon's virtual phone bank.' Contact Indivisiible's Paula Martinos-Mantay, email@example.com>.
Register for the meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqduygrTgtHdGWOOrVBt6zpIMzCKrST-5d. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.
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State Representative Padma Kuppa is continuing her "Postcards for Padma" effort as part of her re-election campaign. If you have time to write postcards from home Sandy Larson will provide you with postcards and lists of recipients and pick them up from you when you are done. Contact Sandy Larson at 313-820-8645, firstname.lastname@example.org>.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters would appreciate your help on-line as he battles for re-election. For more information on how you can help from home visit https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UdBeZeTDI4H67maZyLgclCdzqhWkVjw9ovd0eU-rmQY/edit. This document contains brief stories about Gary that you can share online on forums like Facebook and Twitter.
Our co-chair Lauren Jasinski recorded and uploaded our May Zoom meeting to YouTube. You will want to watch the fantastic opening duet by the fabulous Katie Harris and Julia Cody: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5At8TQHW9s.
Our co-chair Lauren Jasinski recorded and uploaded our Candidate Forum Zoom meeting to YouTube: https://youtu.be/IK_ni19omHo.
To contact the candidates with questions or comments:
Oakland County residents can call 1-800-848-5533 to schedule a Covid 19 test. Tests are much more available now, so medical authorities have made it much easier to get tested.
Royal Oak residents who need any kind of assistance (health, food, financial, stress) should call 248-246-3800. City staff are on call to provide assistance or to refer you to help. Do not feel ashamed to ask for help; as Katie and Julia sang so beautifully before our May meeting, we all need somebody to lean on.
Our co-chair Lauren Jasinksi has compiled a list of links to reliable information: about the virus itself, how to seek assistance, and how to volunteer: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tjCKWtVJd_6t7ukRfrfZvCOdvTtkn-bHJ-Som_bxQ2M
Zoom works on a PC, laptop, or on an Android or Apple cell phone. Install Zoom on your Android or Apple cell phone using your app store, then open it and enter the meeting number.
If you are using a PC or laptop you do not need to install Zoom; you can join the meeting using your default web browser by clicking the meeting link.
If you are using a PC or laptop you will probably have a better experience if you install Zoom first (it is free) from this link: https://zoom.us/. Click "Sign up, it's free" on the top right, then enter your email address in the input that says "Your work email address" (I don't know why it specifies "work" email; you can enter any email). To test that your installation worked visit https://zoom.us/test."
If you have trouble getting Zoom to work our co-chair Lauren Jasinski has graciously offered to help, please contact her directly at LJ.Jasinski@gmail.com or (734) 649-4944