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2024 DWNC CONVENTION: SEPTEMBER 13 - 15, 2024

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CONVENTION PHOTOS

These photos are available to download for a year (until next year's convention)

For $5.00 a print, our photographer is happy to provide a print without the watermark for you. Please email her directly. In the body of the email just let her know what day and photo number(s) you would like with your contact information and Melissa will reach out to you about payment and a proof of the photo(s) you would like to purchase.

Call to convention

Dear Fellow Democratic Women,

 

On behalf of the Democratic Women of North Carolina, it is my honor to issue this call to convention for our 63rd Annual State Convention, September 22-24, 2023 in Charlotte. Inspiration for this year’s theme, Aflame and Unafraid, came from Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, the poem she composed for President Biden’s inauguration: 

“When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.

The new dawn blooms as we free it.

For there is always light,

if only we’re brave enough to see it.

If only we’re brave enough to be it.” 

 

The past year brought many challenges for the women of this state and this country, but the coming year presents an opportunity for us to step out of the shade of the backwards policies and rhetoric advanced by the GOP, and into a new day.  The Democratic Women are ready to see the light, we are ready to be the light.  We are aflame with the righteous anger that comes from seeing years of progress reversed one bill at a time, one opinion at a time.  We are aflame with the energy we need to change things and the knowledge that we stand on the right side of history. And we are unafraid to speak out when our rights and liberties are being taken away.  We are unafraid to contribute our time, our talent, our voices, and our efforts toward making that brighter, lighter, new day come sooner rather than later. 

 

We are planning a fantastic convention for you, that will give us all an opportunity for fellowship, sharing ideas, learning new tactics, and going home energized and ready to organize.  We have keynotes from State Senator and candidate for Lieutenant Governor Rachel Hunt and US Representative Jeff Jackson, among others.  We are planning another speed dating lunch with the candidates. We will have opportunities during our breakout sessions to learn more about voting rights and the voter ID law, legislative priorities and lobbying, tips for campaign finance law compliance, and more. 

 

It all kicks off with your attendance, aflame and unafraid, at our “Fire and Ice” themed welcome reception with the candidates (we hope you’ll don your fiery-ist and iciest outfits to help us celebrate) and karaoke after-party!  And, of course, we will honor the sheroes among us at our annual Stars Banquet. 

 

I look forward to hosting you in my hometown of Charlotte.  Get ready to set the world on fire with the Democratic Women of North Carolina! 

 

Warmly,

Elizabeth Goodwin

President, DWNC

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Registration & Hotel information

We are excited to host this year's convention in Charlotte at the DoubleTree Executive Park. We have several levels of registration-- all inclusive, early bird, VIP and a la carte for those only able to attend part of the convention. We have also reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $129/night just for our members and convention attendees.

 

Hurry, discounted hotel registration only lasts until September 8th!

If the above "Reserve a Discounted Room" link gives you trouble, please contact Nadia Lomax-Jones at the DoubleTree at 704-527-8000 or Nadia.Lomax-Jones@hilton.com

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Visit our updated online store for reasonably priced political and patriotic shirts, mugs and tote bags. Stock up on DWNC items to show your pride, reward your hard working chapter members, or to thank your Democratic speakers at your meetings. They also make great holiday gifts! 

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Friday, September 22

Saturday, September 23

Sunday, September 24

5:30 - 7:30 pm

7:30 pm - until

Fire & Ice Welcome Reception

Karaoke After Party

8:30 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 11:30 am

12:00 - 1:30 pm

2:00 - 4:00 pm

4:00 - 5:00 pm

6:00 - 7:00 pm

7:00 - 9:00 pm

9:00 pm

Opening Plenary

Annual Business Meeting 

Lunch with Leaders: Speed dating with candidates for statewide office

Breakout Sessions

Presidents Meeting

VIP Reception

STARS Banquet

Hospitality Suite Open

9:00 - 10:00 am

Farewell Breakfast and Officer Installation 

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Nominees are active members of DWNC in good standing for a minimum of five years who have served Democratic Women at the county, district and state level, and/or served in an elected or appointed leadership role.

Deadline for Woman of the Year nominations is September 2, 2023.

 

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Recipients are deserving individuals who are sponsored by their DW chapter or county party in recognition of their outstanding work in energizing the party and helping elect Democrats. Stars will be recognized Saturday night with a certificate, a pin, and a picture in the evening’s commemorative program.

Deadline to nominate a STAR is September 2, 2023.

Updated rosters AND all dues for memberships paid should be submitted by September 2, 2023. Rosters should be emailed and payment must be received. Dues can be made online.

More information regarding the payment of 2023 dues may be found in the Membership Letter.

Awards are given for largest chapter, chapter with the greatest % growth, etc.

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This award goes to a chapter that has demonstrated excellence in communicating with its members and with the general public about its activities and the chapters' mission.  All chapters are encouraged to submit examples of their work via this form.  

 

Deadline is September 2, 2023.

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