Meeting  Reminders


May 8, 2018, Primary Election Day

Polls Open at 6:30 AM and Close at 7:30 PM

ALL 12 Voting Sites Across Madison County will be OPEN on May 8, 2018!


Madison County Executive Committee meetings will be on  May 17, & June 21, 2018, 6:00 PM, in the Small Room at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Building, Marshall, NC.

May 17, 2018 – Agenda
-Review of the Primary Elections Results
-Develop plans for political work to be done the next few months
June  21, 2018 – Agenda
-Develop plans for political work to be done during the remainder of the summer

Mars Hill Precinct Meeting: May 3, 2018, 6:00 PM at Broyhill Social Hall, Mars Hill University. Will be discussing preparations needed to have a precinct ready for the May 8th Primary Election and how Get out The Vote is progressing across the County. EVERYONE is invited! You do not have to live in the Mars Hill Precinct.


2018 11th District Convention will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, with registration at 11:00 AM, the convention will begin at noon in the Charles M. Beall Auditorium at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive in Clyde, NC.


Meeting Update: The Madison County Democratic Committee has rescheduled the meeting scheduled for Wed. April 25, 2018, to Thursday, April 26, 2018, 6:00 PM, at the Madison County Courthouse, due to the death & visitation of Johnny Payne. This meeting is to hear from our local candidates running for Commissioner & School Board Chair. 

Please come out to listen and support our candidates running for Democratic Office!

The Democratic Precinct and County training planned for Saturday, April 28 from 9am-2pm at the Yancey Senior Citizens Center is quickly approaching. Each precinct should plan to send at least 2 or 3 people to get this training which would normally cost our Democratic officers several thousand dollars. 11th Congressional District is doing this to increase GOTV (get out the vote) for FREE. The three counties training together are Yancey, Mitchell, and Madison. You do not have to be an officer to attend.  In order to provide breakfast and lunch we need to have a head count. Please click on the link below if you can attend. Please RSVP by April 21 by clicking on this link


District 11 Democratic Party
County and Precinct Officer Training
Saturday, April 28th
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Yancey Senior Center
503 Medical Campus Drive, Burnsville NC  28714
RSVP by Thursday, April 26 by clicking on this link

We’re exciting to launch the first District 11 training sessions for Democratic County and Precinct officers!  This training has been developed to provide valuable resources for County Parties to grow into a sustainable organization and be prepared to get-out-the-vote for all Democratic candidates at all times!

As we certainly feel and know, 2018 is a very, very important election year.  Across the country we’re seeing a Blue Wave of Democrats being elected at all levels of government.  But that’s not happening by accident!  It a direct result of strong, Democratic County Party Organization!

County Parties need to function 365 days every year.  That means recruiting volunteers, fundraising, maintaining voter files, and being aware of issues that affect all people in our communities.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  Please make every effort to have all County and Precinct Officers and “key” volunteers in attendance.  Campaign volunteers are welcome to attend “Listening” & VoteBuilder.  Sorry, but we’re unable to offer this training to groups such as Our Revolution, Indivisible, etc.

9:00am – Precinct 101: Basic literacy for county and precinct organization.  Learn how to build a year-round, functional, and sustainable organization to supporting campaigns’ Get-Out-The-Vote efforts.

11:00am – Listening:  In today’s political climate it has become increasingly more difficult to have civil conversations when we disagree.  Participants will learn to how to ask open-ended questions and have a dialogue which can lead to a fuller understanding of why a person feels and believes as they do.

A light lunch will be provided as we continue training.

12:30pm: Choose 1 of the following 2 Breakout Sessions

1) VoteBuilder:  VoteBuilder is the best voter contact tool currently available. It allows us to organize our data, identify and talk to specific groups of voters that we need to target, manage our volunteer teams, and track our progress.

By the end of this training you will be able to pull up voter profiles of individual voters; create targeted lists of voters to contact via phonebanking or canvassing; share lists with volunteers via VoteBuilder and PDF; and enter data gathered through phonebanking and canvassing into VoteBuilder.

 2) Phone Bank / Canvass:  Learn how to organize phone banks and canvasses for the purpose of recruiting volunteers, gathering data, and providing information that will lead to increased voter turnout for Democratic candidates.

Kathy Sinclair, Chair, NC CD11 Democratic Party,   (828) 242-5807


On April 21, 2018, at 4:00 – 7:00 PM the Ebbs Chapel Precinct will host a Meet & Greet Candidates Donation Dinner. Come out and meet candidates from the 11th District, 47th District, and Madison County Democratic Candidates. Each Candidate will be given 3 minutes to speak and then they can mingle.

Food will be served – NO Charge — DONATIONS will be Appreciated — There will also be a Cake Auction!

Contact Person: Marsh Boyd &  Margaret Richards

Everyone welcome!


Madison County Executive Committee meeting  at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Building on Carolina Lane in Marshall, NC on April 23, 2018, 6:00 PM to meet State Candidates & hear their Campaign Goals. Then on April 25, 2018, 6:00 PM, there will be an opportunity to hear from local candidates as they share their campaign goals.

Everyone is encouraged to come out to meet, hear, and ask questions of each of these candidate’s as they discuss their campaign goals.


Revere-Rice Cove Democratic Precinct Fish Day Breakfast

Saturday, April 7, 6:00 Am – 10:30 AM, Revere-Rice Cove Community Center,  3980 Revere Road, Marshall, NC 28753

The Democrats of the Revere -Rice Cove Community invites you to come and enjoy a country breakfast before, during or after you’re done fishing.
You can dine in or takeout.
This is not just for fishermen or Democrats, everyone is welcome to come out for a good breakfast and for visiting with one another.

We welcome all candidates seeking public office.
COST $ 8.00 per plate. Proceeds go to the Madison County Democratic Party.

Scrambled Eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy and assorted jams and jellies. BeveragesCoffees, Orange and Apple juices.


Madison County Democratic Women’s Club’s Pot Luck Dinner & Membership Drive will be on March 10, 2018, 6:00 PM at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Building, Marshall, NC.

This will be our Annual Membership Drive, Annual Membership Cost, $20.00 Women, $10.00 Men.

Everyone InvitedNo cost for attendance — You are encouraged to join our ClubWe welcome ALL Democratic Candidates running for office, Come and share your Election Goals with us.

Everyone: Please bring your favorite DISH for us to share!

– Sherri Hill, President of Madison County Democratic Women


Madison County Executive Meetings: at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Building on Carolina Lane in Marshall, NC
on March 15, 2018, 6:00 PM

Madison County Democratic Party County Convention: March 24, 2018, at 10:00 AM, at the Madison County Courthouse in the Courtroom.


Madison County Men’s Democrat Club meeting:
DATE: MARCH 6, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm


Election of new officers
Please note:
1. To be eligible to vote in Men’s Club Elections you must be a Registered Democrat living in Madison County and be a member of the Men’s Club
2. The Men’s Club Invites EVERYONE to come to their meetings = Everyone is Welcome = Men and Women can join the Club
3. Yearly Dues can be paid at this meeting

John Gosnell / Neil Roe Co-Presidents


Mars Hill Dems Precinct Meeting will be Feb. 19th at 6:00 PM in the Mars Hill Elementary School.

South Marshall Precinct Meeting will be Feb. 19th at 6:00 PM in the Polling Location.

Madison County Women’s Democrat Club meets the 2nd Thursday, 6:00 PM of each month at the Marshall Housing Authority Building, Marshall, NC

11 Congressional District Meeting: Monthly Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month and held in Buncombe County Democratic Headquarters, Asheville, NC at 6:00 PM

Madison County Executive Meeting scheduled for Feb. 15th has been CANCELED due to Flu in Madison County.

Madison County Executive Meeting Date: Re-scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018, Noon at the Madison County Extension Building in Marshall, NC

All Executive Committee Meetings Will Begin at 6:00 PM
* Additions will be made to this Calendar as the year progresses
Madison County Democratic Party Executive Committee Meeting
Date:  January 18 CANCELED Re-Scheduled for January 20, 2018
Time:  Noon
Location:  Madison County Co-operative Building – Small Room
Reason for Meeting:   Review of 2018 NC Democratic Party Precinct Packet for Individual Precinct Meetings

Individual Precinct Meetings Precinct led by Precinct Chair
Date:  February 5, 2018: 
Time:  6:00
Location:  Your Individual Precinct Polling Place
Make Up Dates due to Inclement Weather for Individual Precinct Meeting:  
All Precinct follow this makeup Calendar and meet on the same date
February 12, 2018:  1st Makeup date
February 19, 2018:  2nd Makeup date
Location:  The Polling Place for Each Precinct
Time:  Chairs set their own time for their Precinct Meeting

February 15, 2018  Executive  Committee  MeetingSmall room Co-operative Ext
March 15, 2018   Executive Committee Meeting Small room Co-operative Ext, for Preparation for County Convention
Madison County Democratic Party COUNTY  CONVENTION

March 24, 2018   
Location:   Madison County Court House – Courtroom
Time: 10:00 AM
Date:  March 31, 2018
Time:  10:00 AM
Location:  Madison County Courthouse – Court Room

April 19, 2018
Executive Committee Meeting    
Location:  Madison County Courthouse – Court Room

May 17, 2018       
Executive Committee Meeting  – Small room Co-operative Ext
June 21, 2017       
Executive Committee Meeting – Small room Co-operative Ext

NC Democratic Party Statewide Calendar
Important Dates

State Executive Committee Meeting – January 27,  2018
• Location Dennis Wicker Civic Center
• 1801 Nash St.  Sanford NC
• Registration 9:00 AM – Council Meeting 11:30 AM – Committee Meeting 1:00 PM
Precinct Organization Period – February 5th-February 19th 2018.
County Conventions (8 day period) – March 24 – March 31,  2018
Unity Dinner in Raleigh – April 14,  2018

District Conventions – May 5, 2018
• 11th District = Additional Information:  TBA
State Convention in Raleigh
June 9,  2018
Dinner at Sanford Hunt Frye in Raleigh

Western Gala in Asheville – Oct 6, 2018

CAR  Show 🚗  CANCELED  🚗 will be re-scheduled in the Spring!   Car Show, October 28, 2017, 9:00-11:00 AM, Cinco de Mayo Restaurant, Marshall,  Walnut Creek Rd. 

Democratic Women’s Christmas Dinner, December 9, 2017, 6:00 PM at the Mars Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Tickets: $20. Contact: Sherry Hill, Chair

District Meetings: 11th District Monthly Meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month and held in Buncombe County Democratic Headquarters, Asheville, NC
Next Meetings: Nov. 1 & Dec. 6, 2017, 6:00 PM

Club Meetings:
Madison County Democratic Men’s Club meets the 1st Monday, 6:00 PM of each month. Location to be Announced!  Contact: John Gosnell & Neil Roe, Co-Chairs

Madison County Democratic Women’s Club meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Marshall Housing Authority Building, Marshall, NC

Madison County Executive Meeting March 22, 2018, 6:00 PM at the Madison County Extension Building in Marshall, NC


NC District 11 Democratic Party
Monthly Meeting
October 4, 2017, 6:30 PM
Buncombe County DP Headquarters


Democrat Executive Committee Meeting: October 26, 2017, 6:00 PM at theMadison County Cooperative Extension Building just outside Marshall.
Special Guest: Kathy Sinclair. We are very pleased to have Kathy Sinclair as our Guest Speaker. Kathy chairs the District 11 Democrats and will present the new Strategic Plan that she believes can take us to victory next year.
Mars Hill Dems
October Meeting
Thursday, October 5th
6 PM at Broyhill Fellowship Hall


Madison County Fair

Madison County Fair Ground, Marshall, NC

September 28 – 30, 2017


Heritage Festival

Mars Hill, NC

October 7, 2017



The Leaf Lover’s Premier Vehicle Show


 Walnut Creek Rd.
Marshall, NC  28753
Registration starts at 9:00 AM, Event 9-11 AM

Four Categories:   GM, Ford, Mopar and all Motorcycles

Chances at, Door Prizes, 50/50, Cake Auction





Revere-Rice Cove Community Center will be OPEN this Friday, JUNE 30. Pass the word. Everyone welcome. BJ & Barb 🎱🍔🌭🍪


NC Congressional District 11 Democratic Party
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
6:30 PM
Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters
951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville, NC  28803

You’re Invited!

Mars Hill Dems
Monthly Meeting

Thursday, July 6, 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Special Presentation
A New Approach to Reducing
Climate Change

Our Speaker: Don Kraus,
Field Development Coordinator
for Citizens Climate Lobby

Don will speak about the Fee and Dividend approach
to curbing greenhouse gas. Fee and Dividend is winning
broad support among major businesses,
environmental organizations, and citizens across the country.

Please note out temporarily changed location:
Peterson Center
Ground Floor of Blackwell Hall
Mars Hill University Campus

Please invite your
neighbors and friends
to this very important meeting!
The Madison County Democratic Women’s Club Meeting:
Time:  Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Place: Madison County Housing Authority Conference Room
Location:  630 Skyway Drive, Marshall, NC, Corner of North Main Street & Skyway Drive
Topic: Annual Women’s Club Picnic coming up in July


New Meeting Location for MC Democratic Executive Committee Meetings will be at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Building!

Dates: June 22 & July 20, 2017

Time:  6:00 PM


From Mars Hill

Hwy 213 toward Marshall
Right onto Ramp onto US -25-70
Left onto Long Branch Rd
Right onto Kenpak Lane
Bear Right ontl Elderberry Land and then immediately bear left onto Carolina Lane
Arrive at Carolina Lane on the right
The last intersection is Elderberry Lane
NC Cooperative Extension – Madison County
258 Carolina Lane
From Hot Springs
Hwy US 25-70 from Hot Springs to Marshall
Take the Marshall By-Pass
Left onto Long Branch Rd
Right onto Kenpak Lane
Bear Right ontl Elderberry Land and then immediately bear left onto Carolina Lane
Arrive at Carolina Lane on the right
The last intersection is Elderberry Lane
NC Cooperative Extension – Madison County
258 Carolina Lane

Invitation!  Please join Willa Wyatt and her family as she is sworn in by the Honorable Larry Leake to serve as a member of the North Carolina State Social Services Commission representing the Eleventh Congressional District Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6:00 pm at Mars Hill Baptist Church Sanctuary, 67 North Main Street, Mars Hill, NC.

Democratic Women, Please Act Quickly!

Join us for the Democratic Women’s Region One Annual Meeting, from 11-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Governor’s Western Residence, (45 Patton Mountain Road, directions below), in Asheville. Our guest speaker will be the First Lady of North Carolina, Kristin Cooper. 

Reservations are required ASAP!
Tickets are $25.00 but space is limited. First, please call Leila Tvedt at 828-736-5448  by Friday, May 26, to make your reservation.  Then, please mail your check to Leila Tvedt at P.O. Box 1955, Bryson City, NC 28713. (Lunch is being catered by 67 Biltmore and features their “Southern Sampler” box lunch with grilled chicken or a vegetarian option, salad, desert, and beverage. Please let Leila know your preference when you call.)
Please carpoolParking is limited to 50 spaces so you will need to carpool with others.
Please dress casually- We will be using an outdoor, covered pavilion at the residence — rain or shine — so bring an umbrella if it looks stormy. Sorry, no rain date is available.
Please bring a silent auction item–  
each Democratic Women’s Club is asked to bring an item worth at least $25.00 for the silent auction. We will also be accepting separate cash donations for Manna Food Bank.
Please consider serving as a regional officerwe will be electing new officers for two-year terms. Contact Nancy Francis at 828-456-5253 if you are interested!
Directions to the Western Residence— From I-240, take the Charlotte Street exit. Go south on Charlotte Street (toward downtown) for one block. Turn left on Town Mountain Road and continue up and around Town Mountain for 2.3 miles. Turn left on Patton Mountain Road. the entrance is .2 miles on the right. 
Copyright © 2017 Region 1 Democratic Women, All rights reserved.
You are a member of a county Democratic Women’s organization in Region One.Our mailing address is:

Region 1 Democratic Women

P.O. Box 1955


Democrat Executive Committee MeetingsThe Executive Committee will meet at the Madison County Court House in the Courtroom, Marshall, NC. This is an open meeting and ALL Democrats are welcome!

Dates:  May 25, 2017 — 6:00 pm 

June 22, 2017 — 6:00 pm

July 20, 2017 — 6:00 pm

JUNE 3, 2017: HOLD THIS DATE!  The Officers of Democratic Women of North Carolina Region One invite you to the Annual Meeting on June 3, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Governor’s Western Residence at 45 Patton Mountain Road in Asheville. Our special guest will be Mrs. Kristin Cooper, First Lady of the State of North Carolina.
The meeting will feature a box lunch and refreshments. More information about tickets to this event will be coming soon!

May 20, 2017:  11th District Democratic Convention will meet at Haywood Community College on May 20, 2017, from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The Convention will be in the Beale Auditorium at Haywood Community College, 185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde, N.C. 28721.
Registration will be from 10:00 -11:00 am. The meeting will begin at 11:00 am.
The agenda will include the election of officers and consideration of county party resolutions passed at county conventions.  PLEASE NOTE: ONLY delegates elected/chosen at their County Conventions will be able to vote on party business. The Party Plan of Organization does not allow proxies at District Conventions. ONLY the names of delegates turned into the NC Democratic Party (which will be provided to us for registration) will be allowed to vote. However, all registered Democrats are invited to attend the District Convention.

May 20, 2017:  2017 Liston B. Ramsey Gala will be on May 20, 2017, at Mars Hill University, Chartwells Pittman Dining Facility, at 6:00 pm. Registration will begin at 5:15 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. Join Democrats for a good meal and good conversation.   (Any questions– please contact Jeanne Styles at or Willa Wyatt at

March 1, 2017:  The 11th Congressional District Democratic Executive Committee will be meeting at the Buncombe County Democratic Party Headquarters, 951 Old Fairview Road, Asheville on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be $13.00 (cash or check) and includes: Herb-roasted Pork Loin, Roasted Potato Trio, Roasted Green Beans with Almonds, Salad, Cupcakes, and beverage. All Democrats are welcome to attend– purchase of dinner is not required.  Please join Democrats from across our region for dinner and catch-up on the county, state, and national Democratic Party news. Our mailing address is: 11th Congressional District Democratic Party, Sybil Mann, 1154 Plott Creek Road, Waynesville, NC 28786. Our telephone:  828-508-4336