Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rockbridge County Democratic Committee Meeting - Nov 28, 2012



Former Virginia Democratic Committee Vice-Chair to Speak November 28

James Turpin, former Vice-Chair of the Virginia Democratic Committee, will be the featured speaker at the November 28 meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee to be held at 5:30 pm at the Virginia Horse Center, Mezzanine Level.  Mr. Turpin will be taking a look back on the successful 2012 campaign and a look forward to 2013 campaigns. 

Mr. Turpin grew up in Georgia and came to Virginia in 1971 to attend Virginia Military Institute.  A one-time Republican,  he has served in a number of posts in the Democratic Party of Virginia over the last twenty-five years. His background includes a strong interest in historic campaign paraphernalia, and a passion for wine.   These two interests were combined when Mr. Turpin founded the Democracy  Vineyard in Nelson County in 2007 and decorated the wall of the tasting room with pieces from the campaign collection. 

In the past, Mr. Turpin has been principal with the EB&T Strategy Group which provided strategic planning in a range of issue areas including, but not limited to, health care, land use, housing, economic development and state legislative caucus development.  In 2008, he served as Delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Mr. Turpin's remarks will be preceded by a 5:30 pm social hour (cash bar) and a 6:15 pm 
buffet dinner ($20 cash).  Dinner is not required to attend the 7:15 pm talk.  The public is welcome.   RSVP by Nov. 21 for dinner reservations or for more information, contact Glenda Grasse at 463-4267 or gandg@histomin.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September meeting of the Rockbridge Democratic Committee

Wednesday, September 26.

Lexington Country Club 5:30pm social hour, 6:30pm dinner ($20 cash) 7:15pm program.

Program: Margaret Howard, Professor of Law At W&L will speak on " Can improved Bankruptcy Laws Spur Economic Recovery?"


For dinner reservations, please contact Glenda Grasse (gandg@histomin.com) before
September 21.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 20, 2012

U.S. Health Care: What's Next? to be featured topic at Democrats' July 25 Meeting

U.S. Health Care: What's Next? to be featured topic at Democrats' July 25 Meeting

What happens with health care reform now that the Supreme Court has ruled on the Affordable Health Care Act? This timely topic, important to anyone concerned about the future of their own health care, will be addressed by Timothy S. Jost, health law expert, at the July 25 meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee.


Mr. Timothy S. Jost, J.D. , is Professor of Law at Washington and Lee University School of Law and a coauthor of the case book, Health Law, now in its sixth edition and widely used throughout the United States in teaching health law. Mr. Jost has written numerous monographs on legal issues in health care reform for national organizations and blogs regularly for Health Affairs on regulatory issues. He is a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and a member of the Institute of Medicine.


The meeting will be held at the Southern Inn II Restaurant, 465 East Nelson Street, Lexington. The public is welcome.


A 5:30 pm social hour followed by a 6:15 buffet dinner ($20 cash) will precede Professor Jost's remarks. For those wishing to attend the program only, it begins at 7 pm. To RSVP by July 20 for dinner reservations or for more information, contact Glenda Grasse at gandg@histomin.com or 540-463-4267.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

An Unassembled Caucus - Monday, April 23, 2012

The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee will convene an unassembled caucus at 7:30 PM, Monday, April 23, 2012 at the rear meeting room of the Old Rockbridge County Courthouse, Lexington, Virginia for the purpose of electing 7 delegates and 2 alternates to the 6th Congressional District Democratic Convention and the Virginia Democratic State Convention. For information about being elected a delegate call Joe Skovira at (540)-348-1093.

- CORRECTION: This event has been CANCELLED.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Democrats to Host Senator Creigh Deeds at March 28 Meeting

Senator Creigh Deeds, representing Virginia's 25th district, will speak at the Wednesday, March 28 meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee to be held at 5:30 pm at the Southern Inn II Restaurant, 465 Nelson Street, Lexington.

The Senator will summarize the accomplishments and challenges of the 2012 Virginia General Assembly Session. He will also assess the current legislative environment in the evenly divided Senate of Virginia.

Senator Deeds was born in Richmond, VA and received his undergraduate degree from Concord College and, in 1984, his law degree from Wake Forest University. From 1988-1992, he was a prosecutor in Bath County. In 1991, Deeds was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 18th District. In 2002, after winning a special election to fill the seat of the late Senator Emily Couric, Deeds entered the State Senate representing the 25th District, which includes Rockbridge, Nelson, Albemarle (part), Alleghany, Highland and Bath counties and the cities of Lexington, Buena Vista, Covington, and Charlottesville.

Senator Deeds sits on three standing committees: General Law and Technology, Privileges and Elections, and Transportation.

A social hour and a 6;15 PM buffet dinner ($20 cash) will precede the Senator's remarks The public is welcome to attend and anyone wishing to attend the program is invited to arrive at 7 pm. To RSVP for dinner reservations by March 21 or for more information, contact Glenda Grasse at gang@histomin.com or Joe Skovira at 540-348-1093 or jskovira@embarqmail.com.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January Meeting of the Rockbridge County Democratic Committee

The Rockbridge County Democratic Committee (RCDC) will hold its January meeting on Wednesday, Jan.25, 2012, in the Southern Inn II restaurant on 465 E. Nelson St. in Lexington, VA. Michael Smitka, Professor of Economics at W&L will speak on "America's Economic Recovery: Are we over the hump?" Please feel free just to come to the program at no charge.

The agenda will be:


5:30 p.m. social hour with cash bar

6:15 p.m. Dutch Treat Buffet ($20)
7:00 p.m. speaker
8:00 p.m. business meeting and political roundtable