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    Preview of Just Some of Our
    Great Auction Items….


    Pool Party at
    Cave Creek Home, Arizona

    Donated by Linda Streissguth

    Escape the cold, dreary months of winter in the northwest for a week of golfing, hiking, or Mariner Spring Training.  Or, jump start the summer with a week in the heat poolside. 

    Located in Cave Creek, Arizona - just north of central Phoenix.  Good for seven nights stay within the next 12 months.
    Subject to availability and payment of cleaning fees.

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    Dinner for 6 with
    Commissioner Rob Gelder and Bryan Johnson


    It will be a feast to remember at the home of some of the most accomplished and adventurous cooks in Kitsap County!  An evening of laughter, fun, spirited conversation and really good food.   Available at a mutually agreed upon date and time. 

    Item expires September 15, 2015.

    Value: $700

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    When:    July 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Our 23rd LD Chair, Mary Bryant, has all the freshly caught crab you can eat along with beer and side dishes.  She and her husband, Jim, will troll the cold Puget Sound Waters after crab season opens next year to supply 10 lucky diners with as much crab as they can eat.   Great fun, great conversations and good people in Mary's Driftwood Key home.

     Price:  $50 per place at the table

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    Enjoy the Cuisine of France with

    Dinner for Six at the Hood Canal home of Natalie Bryson

    An authentic French menu with Champagne,

    hors-d'oeuvres and personal specialties of the

    hostess, made especially for you and your five guests.

    Date to be determined by mutual acceptance


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    Sailing on the Sound with Steve Olsen

    It's a great day to sail on Puget Sound in the beautiful Emeraude, an Islander 36. Enjoy a wonderful meal and drinks for four people with Steve Olsen.  Enjoy the sun - or not as this is the Northwest - but an interesting day with interesting people. A great Adventure!


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      Eco-Tour with Paul Dorn


    Join Paul, the research scientist for the Suquamish Tribe, for one of the most interesting days ever.  First, tour Port Madison Bay/Bainbridge Island in the mighty Defiance.  Paul is a fountain of information on the biology and history of the area.
    End with a BBQ at Paul's wonderful waterfront home.
    A day to remember!

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    Bloedel Reserve Private Tour and Brunch


    Join Karen Klein and John van den Meerendonk for a fabulous brunch at their Bainbridge Island waterfront home.  Then enjoy a personalized tour of the Bloedel Reserve with John, their former head horticulturist. John owns Botanica, a noted landscape design and installation company, and is a frequent speaker on ferns and other horticultural topics.  John worked at Bloedel with Mr. and Mrs. Bloedel, and will share insights on the creating of this beautiful Northwest treasure. 

    Time and Date: 

    The weekend before Mother's Day, Sunday May 3rd
    from 10:30 AM to ~ 2:30 PM.
    (A great mother's day gift by the way)

    Price:  $75 per person

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    Senator Rolfes Mosquito Fleet Experience


    Room for five to Hitch a Ride to Blake Island on the Rolfes Mosquito Fleet Speedboat.  Round trip service provided from Poulsbo, Suquamish, Brownsville, Bremerton, or Bainbridge Island (or a reasonable combination of ports). 

    Enjoy a day at this lovely state park with a picnic for five
    provided by Leonard and
    Christine Rolfes.
    Don't miss this one!

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    Walk a Day in the Shoes of Rep. Drew Hansen



    Rep. Drew Hansen will host 2-3 people in Olympia during the legislative session on a mutually agreed upon date that ensures exposure to legislative floor action, committee hearings, etc. – not just meetings in his office.  Plan for a morning arrival, lunch with Rep. Hansen (his treat), and a tour of the Capitol.

    You’ll be done by early afternoon with plenty of time to drive back home.

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    Shadow Day with Sherry Appleton!


    You can be a Legislator for the Day!  With Sherry's help of course.

    Spend a day in Olympia to see how the legislature works
    behind the scenes.
    See our legislators in action in
    committee meetings or 
    on the House floor.
    This day includes lunch at the Capitol with Sherry. 

     Date to be mutually agreed on.
    A fun, interesting day to be sure!

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    For Children of all Ages


    Did you know that Port Gamble is one of the most haunted places in Washington State?  If you dare, take the Ghost Tour this Halloween.  Then bundle the family up for the corn maze at Pheasant Hill Farms.  Explore on a wonderful Fall day!  Finally a gift of a pumpkin for carving at home.  Celebrate Fall in the Northwest!  The best of the season.

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    Lazy J's horseback riding lessons!

    For the Cowboy or Cowgirl in all of us!


    Learn some beginning elements of riding at our riding arena
    in Kingston, with gentle horses during the good weather of
    June through September 2015. 

     Three 40 minute lessons. 

    A great Christmas or Birthday present!

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    Kayak Tour Package

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    Thanks for Supporting our
    Endorsed/Approved Candidates
    in the August 5th Primary!

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    Support Your Local Democrats
    Volunteer! Make a contribution!

    Governor Jay Inslee and Natalie Bryson

    Jay & Trudi Inslee with good friend, Natalie Bryson

    US Rep. Derek Kilmer and 23rd LD Senator Christine Rolfes

    US Rep. Derek Kilmer and 23rd LD Rep. Sherry Appleton

    Ginger and Jim Sommerhauser

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    You Can Still Renew Your 2014 Membership!

    It is time to renew your membership to the 23rd LD Democrats.  You can do that now by clicking on "Buy Now" below to use your PayPal account or credit card, or you can send a check to 23rd LD Democrats, P. O. Box 368, Poulsbo, WA  98370.

    One-Year Membership

    Remember, too, that when you join both the 23rd LD Democrats and the Kitsap County Democrats, you save $5.  The joint membership costs only $44 per year.  Please show your support for the Democratic Party in Kitsap County by joining both organizations.

    Your membership helped the 23rd LD Democrats elect responsive candidates to office in 2013.  The 23rd LD Democrats endorsed candidates in 9 races this fall.  We won 6 of those 9 races.  Of the contested races in which our endorsed candidate won, we won with an average of 65% of the vote.  That doesn't just happen by chance.  That kind of success comes from a strong, active and committed membership working for and voting for our endorsed candidates.   
    We have a lot more work to do in the next several years.  In 2014 we will be re-electing our two state house members--Representative Drew Hansen and Representative Sherry Appleton.  We will also be voting for Kitsap County Commissioner.  In 2015 we will have more local and municipal races to work on and work on the 2016 presidential race will begin.  Then the 2016 elections bring the presidential race and many statewide races.  Your membership helps us get ready to meet these challenges.   
    Please take a few minutes right now to renew your membership.  We look forward to counting you among our members in 2014. 

    One-Year Membership

    Your Support Makes a Great Difference
    in our ability to get Great Democrats Elected!

    Interested in helping build the Democratic Party in Kitsap County—Become a PCO!


    The 23rd LD has many precincts without Precinct Committee Officers.  Precinct Committee Officers (PCO) are a building block of the Democratic Party in Kitsap County and Washington state. They are the grassroots organizing base for all Democratic Party activities.

    If you are interested in being a PCO, please contact the chair of the 23rd LD Democrats and request an application or download and print the application from the "News Updates" page of this website. 





    A Message from the Chair of the 23rd LD Democrats

    As the chair of the 23rd LD Democrats, it is my honor to serve the membership and Precinct Committee Officers to further the mission of our organization to elect good Democrats to office. This is not a job that is done alone, but rather is a team of dedicated volunteers that roll up their sleeves, dive in and get the job done.
    We welcome your involvement as well.  Take a look around the site, as the content and news items will change with regularity. Please feel free to sign up for the 23rd LD General News email list.  This email list is the 23rd LD Democrats most used method of communicating with the public. To sign up, just email:  chair@kitsap23rd.com and provide your full name, email address, and zip code.
    All the best,

    Mary Bryant, Chair



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