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ADP 2023 Training and Planning Session - Northeast Region

The Alabama Democratic Party’s 2023 Training and Planning Session for County Executive Committees in the Northeast region was conducted on Saturday, February 18, 2023. The Calhoun County Democratic Executive Committee hosted the training at our HQ, 812 Noble Street, Anniston, AL.

Alabama Democratic Party Vice Chair for County Affairs, Ben Harris (pictured below speaking), said the regional meetings would act as a 'refresher' on the basics and the most important aspects of building our county parties, and would allow individuals to come together to exchange ideas and to collaborate on how we best can build our parties at the grassroots level.

The recently updated and renamed Alabama County Executive Committee Manual was distributed and thoroughly reviewed.

Upper left: EXCOM member and CalCoDem Chair Sheila Gilbert; EXCOM member and CalCoDem Vice Chair, Vernon Presley; EXCOM member and community volunteer Jim Williams; Chair, Marshall County Democratic EXCOM and President, Marshall County Democratic Club, Susan McKenney; Jim Justice, Chair Senior's, EXCOM member; Carsie Evans, CalCoDem EXCOM Secretary.

Lunch, snacks, desserts, pop corn and beverages were provided by CalCoDems. Continuing the celebration of Black History Month - BBQ was ordered from a favorite locally Black family owned restaurant in Anniston/Oxford/Calhoun County - Brad's BBQ in Oxford, AL.

Pictured above are Sanfredia Massey, Dorothy Bradford, and Shay Allen! Thank you for the great food, excellent service and welcoming friendship you offer the community.

"Our family business is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

From our family to your family, Thank You and God Bless! The “Brad’s” Family"


It was an excellent training session, and as usual - a few folks got away before the 'group photo' was taken.

1st row left to right: Tracey Burkett; JoeAnne Griffie; Yolanda Flowers; Martha Jordan; Bradley Turner;

2nd row David Staples; Sheila Gilbert; Pam Howard; Beverly Williams; Michelle French; Carsie Evans; Frank Chaka; David Talley; Jim Wakefield; Maurice Vincent; Caleb Holloway

3rd row Amos Kirkpatrick; Jim Justice;

4th row Kerry Drake; Jim Williams; Ben Harris

Special Thanks to Susan for capturing this photo! And THANK YOU to all who received the invitation and took the time to attend!


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