Monroe County Democratic Women:
 Serving Monroe County Women.  

Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of February, March, April, May, June, September, October, (November meeting is the 3rd Wednesday of the month) at the  Democratic HQ, 18 South 9th St, Stroudsburg - 7:00 pm
President: Nellie Gordon 
VicePresident:Kathleen Frisby-Burch
Secretary: Gen Battisto
Treasurer: Anne Fetherman
For more information: (570) 236-9760 or email
Monroe County Democratic Women’s

2019 Eleanor Roosevelt Brunch
“Monroe County Democratic Women-The Power behind the Blue Wave

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 ato 12:00 pm

Northampton Community College Monroe Campus
Keystone Building, Room 202
2411 Route 715, Tannersville, PA 18372

$25.00 in advance, seating is limited! Order tickets online.

Keynote Speakers:

SHARON LAVERDURE, Candidate for Monroe County Commissioner

BETH RODRIGUEZ, Candidate for Monroe County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts

*Elected Democratic officials and other candidates will be joining us at this event!


 Gold Sponsorship for $150:  prominent listing in the program and three tickets to the brunch.
□ Silver Sponsorship for $100: prominent listing in the program and two tickets to the brunch.
□ Bronze Sponsorship for $50: inclusion in the program and one ticket to the brunch.

Please detach this portion and return with payment to Anne Fetherman, 7250 Cherry Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360. An addressed envelope is included for your convenience.  Checks should be payable to MCDW. Your check is your reservation. Please, no corporate checks.

Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

City: ________________________ State: ___________ Zip: ________

Phone: _________________ email: ____________________________

Number attending: _______@ $25 pp.  Amount enclosed: ________

Seating is limited!  Please respond by Friday, October 4, 2019

I am unable to attend but please accept this contribution to the fundraising effort: ________

Please check the appropriate box and return this form with your check in the envelope provided. We thank you in advance for your participation. Funds will benefit Monroe County Democratic candidates for office and local Democratic efforts in general.

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”

--Eleanor Roosevelt

Note time ChangeThe Monroe County Democratic Women meeting is Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm at the MCD office. We will be working on our program for the E.R. Brunch.For more information: (570) 620-2383 or email
Our first meeting for 2019 of the Monroe County Democratic Women is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, at 7 pm, at MCDC Headquarters—N. 9th and Ann Streets, Stroudsburg, PA (Lockwood Building). We will be collecting $10.00 dues for 2019 from those who have not paid same and creating a new membership list for 2019. In addition, we are inviting Candidates and/or their committees to bring their petitions. It is another signing opportunity for people who can’t make the MCDC petition signing event on February 21.
We have another busy year ahead of us—fund raising, helping candidates with their campaign, GOTV, poll watching, letter writing...
Good weather permitting, I will see you on February 27.
Your MCDW President, Nellie
We Monroe County Democratic Women were persistent and GOTV! I am proud and honored to know all our Democratic Candidates who ran ethical campaigns with hardworking, predominantly Volunteer support. Although monetary expenditure was much, our campaign contributions were nothing as compared to the Republicans who basically ran negative, slanderous ads throughout.
Congratulations to Maureen Madden and Susan Wild for fantastic wins!
To Claudette Williams, Adam Rodriguez, and Tarah Probst, you truly gave your opponents the “run for their money.” You also brought the Democrats out to vote, and that helped keep Tom Wolfe our Governor, Bob Casey our U.S. Senator, and Matt Cartwright our U.S. House Representative. In addition, you have also exposed these “Nice” people who were your opponents as the self-serving individuals that they truly are. Their constituents are starting to “wake up,” and we are not going to “shut off the alarm clock.”
Let’s take a “breather,” celebrate our accomplishments, and keep moving forward.

Our final meeting for 2018 will be held at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1215 W. Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA, in the “Library,” on Wednesday, November 28, at 7:00. The MCDW will provide for coffee, tea, cookies and muffins. However, members shall have the opportunity to purchase meals off the menu.

Type of Meeting: General Meeting of Members

Meeting Facilitator:Nellie Gordon, President

Invitees:Members of the Monroe County Democratic Women and Guests

I. Call to order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Minutes
IIII. Treasurer’s Report (Account Balance)*
a) Collection of 2019 Dues ($10.00 payable to MCDW)
V. Open issues
a) General Election – November 6, 2018 – Results and What we have to look forward to in 2019
b) 2019 E.R. Brunch: Saturday, October 19, 2019 – NCC Monroe (Keystone)

VI. New/Old business
a) Annual Holiday Project

Stacey Koeck

Special Events Coordinator

Monroe County Meals on Wheels


Monroe County Meals on Wheels has relocated to new offices on Business Route 209 across from S & S Speedway. 

They want to do something holiday related for their “Pet Program” clients, but lack the time or the funds to do it.  They provide all of their clients with a small wrapped holiday gift every year and would like to extend that to the pets.

They asked for help in providing cat and dog toys, dog sweaters, etc.  They would purchase inexpensive stockings and distribute the gifts to their clients.

In addition to, or instead of the toys, donations of pet food would be appreciated. They now currently assisting 35 clients and 46 pets and are especially in need of dry cat and dog food.

They can always use the smaller (3-4lb) size of dry dog and cat food.  Most of their clients prefer the traditional brands (Friskies, 9-Lives, Beneful, Kibbles 'n' Bits) but they will distribute whatever is donated. 

Members can also give monetary tax deductible donations. Make the check payable to MOW (Meals on Wheels) and note on the “Memo” line that it is for the “MCDW Pet Project.” 

VII. The first meeting for 2019 will be back at MCDC Headquarters, 18 S. 9th Street, Ste. 103, on Wednesday, February 27, at 7:00 pm.
The Monroe County Democratic Women meeting is Wednesday, October 24, 7pm at the MCDC office. We will discuss the outcome of our E.R. Brunch and vote on disbursement of money to candidates. For more information: (570) 620-2383 or email
The Monroe County Democratic Women will meet on Wednesday, September 19, 10am at the MCDC office to mail out invitations for the ER Brunch.  The next regular meeting of the Monroe County Democratic Women is Wednesday, September 26, 7pm at the MCDC office.  For more information: (570) 620-2383 or
The 2018 ER Brunch is scheduled:
2411 ROUTE 715, TANNERSVILLE, PA 18372
10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in referring to the incident on the Senate floor when he invoked Rule XIX to stop Senator Elizabeth Warren from protesting against Jeff Sessions' nomination as Attorney General, said:

"She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”

Meet our “Persistent” Keynote Speakers:

MAUREEN MADDEN, PA House Representative, 115th District

TARAH PROBST, Elected First Female Stroudsburg Borough Mayor in a 2015 Special Election and re-elected by a wide margin in 2017, part Business Owner of The Charcuterie, and Candidate for PA Senate, 40th District (Monroe & Northampton Counties)

SUSAN WILD, First Female Solicitor of the City of Allentown, Recognized by Gov. Wolf for her work on Bipartisan Immigrant Rights Issues, a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” 2010-2018, Woman of Influence by Lehigh Valley Business 2016, and Candidate for U.S. Congress, PA 7th District

CLAUDETTE WILLIAMS, President of the Mount Pocono Borough Council, a Police Commissioner, former Chair of the Monroe County Democratic Committee, a 30-year U.S. Army Sergeant Major (Retired), and Candidate for PA House, 176th District


Join us for this galvanizing event! Reservations are limited and the cost is $25. Responses are due by Friday, October 5. Contact Nellie Gordon at 570-236-9760 or Anne Fetherman at 570-460-2839 for details.


The Monroe County Democratic Women held their last meeting before summer. Following is the Agenda for Wednesday, September 26.  Note the information highlighted in boldface relative to our E.R. Brunch.  We will be doing a mailing on Wednesday, September 19, at 10:00 am at MCDC Headquarters, and we will need items listed below for the raffle baskets being made up at our meeting.

It is going to be a busy summer with Monroe County Democratic Committee events, candidates’ events, phone banking, canvassing, etc. Therefore, we will take a short break from meeting until September.

Meeting Agenda

September 26, 2018

7:00 PM

Type of Meeting: General Meeting of Members

Meeting Facilitator:Nellie Gordon, President

Invitees:Members of the Monroe County Democratic Women and Guests

I. Call to order
II. Pledge of Allegiance
III. Approval of minutes from June meeting
IIII. Treasurer’s Report (Account Balance)
V. Open issues
a) Candidates’ Events
b) MCDC Fall Banquet-October 13, 2018
VI. New/Old business
a) E.R. Brunch – October 20, 2018 (Program)
i. Theme (‘Nevertheless, She Persisted!’)

Keynote Speakers

MAUREEN MADDEN, PA House Representative, 115thDistrict

TARAH PROBST, Stroudsburg Borough Mayor, part Business Owner of The Charcuterie, and Candidate for PA Senate, 40thDistrict

SUSAN WILD, Candidate for Congress PA-7

CLAUDETTE WILLIAMS, Chair of Mount Pocono Borough Council and Candidate for PA House, 176th District

ii. Invitations:Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 10:00 am, at MCDC Headquarters
iii. Publicity (Press Release issued)
iiii. Program (Done)
v. Raffles:
This is the major MCDW fundraiser so we need all hands on deck!
b) Good of the MCDW
VII. Adjournment-The next regular meeting of the MCDW will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018,at 7:00.We will discuss the outcome of our E.R. Brunch and vote on disbursement of money to candidates.

The Monroe County Democratic Women meeting is Wednesday, September 19, 10am at the MCDC office to mail out invitations for the ER Brunch.  For more information: (570) 620-2383 or

The Monroe County Democratic Women meeting is Wednesday, September 26, 7pm at the MCDC office.  For more information: (570) 620-2383 or


20150319MCDWStreet2Feet01The MCDW collected money for the Street2Feet Outreach Center at the last MCDW club meeting.  Above are MCDW President Nellie Gordon, Treasurer Anne Featherman, Elizabeth Bogart and Maureen Madden.  The MCDW presented a check for $350 to Elizabeth Bogart, Street2Feet Site Supervisor, on March 19, 2015.  Street2Feet is a place for local homeless to go for social services, access to computers and even a shower.  It is located at 130 North First St, Suite 102 in Stroudsburg.
Past events:
The Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women has honored our Monroe County Democratic Women's Club with their 2014 Club Achievement Award.  

The 2014 ER Brunch took place on 
October 18, 2014 at Mullaly’s Clubhouse Café at Glen Brook Golf Club in Stroud Township.  Our Keynote speaker, Ms. Sharone Glasco - Manager, Business Accelerator Program, ESU, & President of the Monroe County Chapter of the United Federation of Negro Women, spoke on “Integrating Women Leaders”.

Eleanor Roosevelt2013:  WOMEN MAKE A DIFFERENCE was the theme of the brunch.  Keynote Speaker, Katie McGinty, spoke with pride about our Commonwealth, the opportunities for clean energy and related jobs, protection of the environment for future generations, and the importance of providing adequate funding and resources for our public schools. She also talked in depth about raising the minimum raise and how it boosts the economy by giving people the opportunity to purchase products in addition to what they need. Ms. McGinty relayed the benefits of the Affordable Health Care Act for women and emphasized the importance of privacy between a woman and her doctor in making medical decisions. Joining Ms. McGinty at the podium was   Dr. Kimberly Adams, Professor of Political Science at ESU and Owner of Adams Political Research & Consulting. Dr. Adams gave a historic timeline of Women's involvement in politics and social causes starting with the American Revolution to the present.  

Both speakers were in keeping with the ideas promoted by Eleanor Roosevelt and motivated the audience to become active within their community and support the causes that move it forward and benefit all within.



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