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This Thursday

Dean and Rita are out of town, so you get to hear from me again. We will be at Pastaria 811 Thursday at 600 p.m. Remember your soup for Baskervill and a little extra cash for FREEDOM HOUSE. Thank you all so much for last week. We collected $171.00 and the week before we collected $27.00
If you are some of our "occasional" members and haven't been up to date about Freedom House let me catch you up. DL Pawleys Island has been assisting Freedom House, the women's domestic violence shelter in Georgetown. We helped get them reopened after shelter lost its sponsor and had to close and now we are working to expand the size of the shelter to more effectively serve the clients. Three women in America are killed by domestic violence every day. SC ranks number 2 in women killed by domestic violence. Georgetown County ranks 9 out of 46 counties in SC. Checks should be made payable to Friendship Place/Shelter Fund and mailed to Friendship Place PO Box 282 Georgetown , SC 29442 If you have any questions or concerns, contact me thru this email address or call me at 843-240-8925. Thank you, Anne Hartsell
Hope to see you soon.

Busy, busy, busy....

There's lots going on in our little corner of paradise, so let's get right to it, shall we:

1. Vida Miller will be hosting a meet and greet rally next Tuesday, October 21, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm at Inlet Affairs – Business 17, in Murrells Inlet. No need to RSVP, you can just show up for Fun-Fellowship-Food and Music!!

2.This Saturday Oct 18th, Bethel AME Church on Duke St in Georgetown will host a free breakfast with Congressman Clyburn and Sen. Sheheen at 9 am. If you go, bring some friends with you! Contact Michael Carter if you need more info at
340-3097.

3. Of course, this Thursday is Drinking Liberally! This week, give yourselves a pat on the back for our soup donations. Chris Ryan wanted me to pass along this message: Curiosity got the best of me as to how many cans of soup we've donated to Baskervill. Did the math and discovered an awesome total of 1,276 cans from March 1 to September 30! Great job in helping our neighbors less fortunate than us!! (I'll second that!)

We're at Pastaria 811 starting at 6 pm. Don't forget your soup, if you have old books, magazines, etc. bring those for the Housing Authority residents and finally, we're raising awareness (and funds) for the expansion to Freedom House, the Domestic Violence shelter in Georgetown.

See? I told you we were busy!

Cheers,
Rita

Domestic Violence Shelter

In addition to Breast Cancer Awareness, October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In keeping with the month, I have set up a website for FREEDOM HOUSE, the shelter for Georgetown. DL has helped this shelter before and we are currently raising funds to expand the size and increase the effectiveness of the shelter. The website address is: www.freedomhousegtown.com Please take a look and I hope it provides answers to some of your questions about the plans. Since October is the month... I am bringing our Freedom House bank to DL every Thursday in October and hoping you will all donate what you can. Our major fund raiser is February 21, 2015, but we need to receive donations from businesses, corporations, business owners, and individuals to help us meet our $50,000.00 goal for expansion of the shelter. Thank you to the wonderful CSI (Committee for Shelter Improvement) volunteers: Berni Bader, Beth Samples, Debbie Heller, Debbie Morgan, Mary Watkins, Mary Jo Freeman, Mary Lou Morobito,Rita McTaggert and Rita Smith.. Please contact me at this DL e-mail or phone me at 843-240-8925 with any questions or concerns. Anne Hartsell PS: According to press/statistic one in eight women will be affected by breast cancer. One in four women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime....Just a little food for thought. Thank you and let's all keep living,laughing, and DRINKING LIBERALLY. Anne

We're Baaaaack!!!!

To meeting at 6 pm, our usual time. Thanks for the great turnout last week even though we met a wee bit earlier. And if you missed it, you missed Vida Miller and Michael Carter.

Speaking of Ms. Miller, Jim Watkins asked that I pass along an important event coming up. Mark you calendar for Tues Oct 21, 5:30-7:30 for the Vida Rally - Place - Inlet Affairs, 4024 US 17 Bus, Murrells Inlet. Free, Food, Fun, Fellowship, Music ( Jim tried to think of a word beginning with F but somehow foxtrot just didn't cut it).

Absentee voting has begun for the November election. You can request a paper absentee ballot or vote in person at the election office. Remember, you have to have a reason for voting absentee (over 65 anyone?). And, having processed the mail-in paper absentee ballots, I can tell you it is an arduous process. If you do vote absentee, go to Georgetown, vote in the office and go to lunch somewhere on Front Street.

Last week, you all got an email from the National chapter announcing the Laughing Liberally book. I've already had one taker and since there is a discount for multiple orders, I was wondering if anyone else was interested. If you are, please reply to this email.

Finally, bring your soup for Baskervill. Also, if you have old paperback books, magazines, kids books around, bring them with you and Chris Woodruff will take them for housing authority residents.

There's never been a better time to be a liberal! Even though we are in a red state, we're here fighting the good fight. Who knows? SC may turn purple some day.

See you Thursday,

Rita

Important -- Time change!

This week only, we will meet at 5:00 pm (not our usual 6 pm) at Pastaria 811. They have a rehearsal dinner coming into the back room at 7:30, so we can have it from 5-7. Next week we'll return to our usual gathering time. Thanks for accommodating them -- they've been really good to us.

Election day is right around the corner and there's lots of ways to get involved. You can work with Jim Watkins and Michael Carter and the Waccamaw Neck Dems. Each Tuesday at 5:30pm at the Waccamaw Recreational Center Team Vida meets to schedule volunteer efforts, get feedback, and provide support for one another as they move into the final month. Jim wanted me to remind you to to circle the 21st of Oct as a special rally day.

There are so many ways to get involved this election season: You can work the election; you can help get absentee voters to vote; you can help spread the word how important it is for people to make sure their voter information is correct and up to date. As a precinct clerk, this is my number 1 problem on election day.

Our soup drive continues. Chris Ryan tells me that Dollar Tree has a limited variety of Progresso soups. Stock up folks.

Hope to see you Thursday at what time???? 5 pm!

Enjoy this fall weather!

Rita

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