2007-07-06 Meeting

Thanks For Making Our First Meeting A Success!!

Hello everyone. I want to take the time again to thank those of you who came out last night to the BBC to take part in the first meeting of the Menlo Atherton Democrats. To put it bluntly, it was clear by the end of the evening that the event was a complete success. In all, I counted about twelve persons present and we captured what I like to think is the essence of the Democratic activist segment of the Menlo Park and Atherton community. We brought to the table a wide range of backgrounds, professions, and even ages, and I've no doubt that we'll be able to leverage that to our advantage.

While making my rounds, I sat in on the various discussions that were being held and heard a wide range of topics mentioned including presidential politics (of course!), issues specific to our community such as the need for affordable housing and a spirited discussion about the goings on in Menlo Park mayoral politics, and discussions on how we might best leverage ourselves to aid Democratic efforts and campaigns outside of our community.

The end result is that our get together was very encouraging, and I look forward to working with you all toward achieving our goals over the next year and a half and beyond.


M-C Reid