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Democratic Women of Erie County


to attend the Democratic Women of Erie County
Annual Picnic Dinner

Monday, August 21, 2017

at UAW 913 Hall, 3114 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 44870

Social - Doors open at 5:00pm
Dinner - 6:00pm
BBQ Baby Back Ribs and Honey Baked Glazed Chicken
Baked Beans, Pasta Salad, Potato Salad
Cranberry Glazed Almond Salad
Rolls and Butter
Light Dessert, Coffee, Pop
Catering by: Creative Cuisine

$25 per person - tickets must be paid in advance
There will be NO tickets available for purchase at the door.

Please make check payable to Democratic Women of Erie County
and mail to:
Democratic Women of Erie County, % Diane Schaefer,
P.O. Box 1044, Sandusky, OH 44871-1044
no later than Tuesday, August 8, 2017



Steve Dettelbach
Democratic Candidate for Ohio Attorney General
Kathleen Clyde
Democratic Candidate for Ohio Secretary of State
For additional information, please contact Karen Walderzak | 419-626-0734

2017 Meeting Schedule & Dinner RSVP Deadlines:
To print 2017 Meeting Schedule and Dinner Deadlines


Please pay your 2017 dues if you have not yet done so.
You may pay dues at Dinner/Membership Meetings.

Proceeds from the 50/50 will go to the scholarship fund. 

Democratic Women of Erie County 2017 Scholarship

The Democratic Women of Erie County will be awarding a $500.00 scholarship to a local female resident who demonstrates the principles of the Democratic Party.  The purpose of the scholarship is to stimulate interest in and to create involvement in local, state and national government.


  • Erie County female resident
  • GPA minimum of 3.0
  • Scholarship is restricted to an accredited institution of higher learning
  • 250-500 word essay is required
  • Registered to vote if age permits
  • Available to attend and read the essay at the Democratic Women’s July monthly meeting and at the annual picnic to be held August 21, 2017


The percentage of women running for political office is exceptionally low in comparison to men.

In your opinion,

a. What do you believe accounts for this lack of political involvement by women?

b. What would your campaign strategy be to resolve the problem of recruiting women candidates for upcoming political positions?

The essay must be typed on white paper and double spaced.  The applicant’s first name should appear at the top right corner of each page.   Entries will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, organization, grammar and presentation. 

Applicants are to complete the cover page.  The cover page, essay and a school transcript are to be delivered or mailed to Charlene Adams at 1518 Pearl Street, Sandusky, OH 44870. 

The essay must be postmarked - Friday, March 17, 2017

Any questions, please contact Charlene Adams at or Yvette Rankins at

2017 Scholarship - Cover Page - PDF Format
2017 Scholarship - Requirements and Essay Topic - PDF Format

Danica Lombardi - Xavier University

The Democratic Women of Erie County awarded the 2016 $500.00 Scholarship to Danica Lombardi, attending Xavier University, who demonstrated the danica-lombardi-photo2principles of the Democratic Party.  The purpose of the scholarship is to stimulate interest in and to create involvement in local, state and national government.

Danica graduated from Edison High School in 2015 and is now a Sophomore at Xavier University majoring in Occupational Therapy.  Danica was President of the EHS Natonal Honor Society, competed in Speech and Debate on a local, state and national level, lettered in soccer and was in band four years in high school.  She was active her first year in college in helping to organize the opportunity for students to use remaining funds on their college ID food cards to purchase items at the college stores and have those items donated directly to the local homeless shelters.  In addition, Danica spent this past summer working as a camp counselor for behavioral and developmental disability youth and and young adults.  Danica returned to Xavier University as a Residential Advisor in her college dorm and looks forward to helping on campus and in the local community.  She has signed up to volunteer for the Go Hillary campaign.


Click here for Membership Form - 2017
Join Us!  You'll be glad you did!!


Officers, Committee Chairs & Committees - 2016-2018

President - Darlene L. Walk
Vice-President - Margaret M. Murray
Treasurer - Diane L. Schaefer
Recording/Corresponding Secretary - Lisa R. De Verna
Membership Secretary - Adrienne G. James
Chaplain - Pat Baum
Historian - Shannon Eskridge
Parliamentarian - Sandra Brown
Political Action Chair - Adrienne James
Publicity Chair - Margaret Taylor 
Scholarship Chair - Charlene Adams
Social Chair - Mary Lou Napka
Dinner/Meeting E-mails - Diane Schaefer
Dinner/Meeting Telephone - Charlene Adams
Ways and Means Chair - Diane Hahler-Johnson

Audit Committee - Barbara Kresser and Norma Scally
Nominating Committee - Diane-Hahler-Johnson, Sonia McCarty and Mary Zuk
Picnic Committee - Tracy Francis, Mary Lou Napka, and Connie Porter
Ways and Means Committee - Diane Hahler-Johnson,
Mary Lou Napka and Debbie Nickoloff

Paid for and authorized by the Democratic Women of Erie County
Diane L. Schaefer, Treasurer, P.O. Box 1044, Sandusky 44871-1044