Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee
The Meeting of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort – 777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA 15622.Hotel phone information: 800-452-2223. For reservations: 866-437-1300. Seven Springs is a family resort with many activities for you and your family. We encourage you to bring your family and enjoy the weekend. To learn more visit: http://www.7springs.com
Friday, June 3
DEMinars – Please register at www.padems.com or call the State Party office at 717-920-8470
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm – Navigating the New Pennsylvania Democratic Party Website – Room Sunburst
Take a closer look at our new PA Dems website and learn how your county can incorporate our new NGP and VoteBuilder tools, learn about new media and develop your county website through the PA Democratic Party. Recommended for all.
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Media and Communications 101 – Room Sunburst
In this DEMinar, attendees will learn the basics of media relations and how to communicate their message to the public. Recommended for all.
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm – Targeting – Identifying Voters 101 – Room Sunburst
In this DEMinar, we will review important recent trends of who is and isn't turning out to vote. We'll then get into more specifics about how you can help campaigns in your area to identify and target likely voters in 2011 and in the future. Recommended for campaign staff and County Parties.
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Voter File – The Best VoteBuilder Tools for Your County – Room Sunburst
In this DEMinar, we will review the latest and best tools for using VoteBuilder, our online voter file and field management database, to organize your County Committee's activities. Learn about communication tools like Virtual Phone Bank and turf packets and field/committee organizational tools available from My Campaign. The DEMinar will end with an open-ended Q&A period. Recommended for all.
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Credential Table – Stag Pass
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Caucus Chairs Meeting – Hemlock Room
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm – Progressive Hour – Snowflake Room
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm – Catherine Baker Knoll After Dinner Reception – Timberstone Room
Please join Chairman Burn and special guests for a beautiful summer evening reception to honor Catherine Baker Knoll. Imagine enjoying a cocktail, light refreshments and fellowship while you take in the dramatic beauty and breathtaking views of the mountain for an evening that you won’t soon forget. Tickets are $30 each; $25 for State Committee Members, Second Star Society donors and Young Democrats. Discounted ticket sales end 6/1.
Saturday, June 4
The Official Business of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee
Only members of the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee may participate in the official business conducted on Saturday. We invite all registered Democrats to observe the General Business Meeting that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday.
8:30 am to 11:30 am – Credential Table – Stag Pass
8:00 am to 9:00 am – Constituency Caucuses
Labor Caucus – Snowflake Room Women’s Caucus – Wintergreen Room
LGBT Caucus – Chestnut Room Veteran’s Caucus – Hemlock Room
Black Caucus – Sunburst Room
9:00 am to 10:00 am – Standing Committees
Voter Outreach & Registration Committee – Seasons 3 Room By-Laws Committee – Wintergreen Room
Rules and Order of Business Committee – Chestnut Room Credentials Committee – Hemlock Room
10:00 am to 11:00 am – Executive Meeting – Snowflake Room
** Please note the Executive Committee Meeting will occur at the time and date above. Kindly make every effort to attend and to arrive early as all members will be required to sign in for this meeting. A quorum will be required to conduct necessary business of the meeting. All members of the Executive Committee have received an additional page of information with this mailing notifying each of the specific purpose of the meeting.
11:00 am to 12:00 pm – Chairs Meeting – Sunburst Room
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm– Regional Caucuses
South East – Sunburst Room North East – Wintergreen Room
South Central – Chestnut Room North Central – Hemlock Room
South West – Seasons 2 Room North West – Dogwood Room
Philadelphia – Snowflake Room Allegheny – Seasons 4 & 5 Room
1:00 pm – STATE COMMITTEE MEETING – Exhibit Hall
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Best Practice Session – TBA
Members of the media can learn more about events or register for credentials by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.