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Schaeffer to address Democratic Club of the Islands

By Staff | Jan 10, 2011

One of the Democratic Club of the Islands’ own, Bob Schaeffer, will be the featured speaker at its 7 p.m. membership meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20 being held at the Sanibel Public Library, 770 Dunlop Road.

Schaeffer, a Sanibel resident, annually addresses the Club just prior to elections to illuminate to its members in his always informed, insightful and entertaining way of the perennially-complex ballot issues. Schaeffer attended M.I.T. as both an undergraduate and graduate student and was the Editorial Writer at NBC-TV in Boston and the host of a regional NPR political talk show.

Now a strategic planning and communications consultant for national non-profit organizations, foundations, grassroots activist groups and socially responsible businesses, Bob is a tireless worker in national, statewide and local campaigns for candidates and ballot questions, and a frequent leader of workshops on political campaign management, media relations, public advocacy across Florida and in virtually every other State in the Union.

Over the years, Bob have given generously of his time and talents as a board member of numerous political organizations including the Democratic Club of the Islands, ProgressFlorida and many others.

During the meeting, Schaeffer will discuss the 2010 general election results and address its implications and the impact for future campaigns especially in light of Florida’s Redistricting reforms and its new Congressional Districts.

Members are encouraged to attend, as are other islanders, whether full-time or most-of-the-time residents or snowbirds, interested in getting active in the Democratic Party activities. The Democratic Club of the Islands welcome persons of all races, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and national origin.

The Democratic Club of the Islands is an authorized organization of the Lee County Democratic Executive Committee, organized to stimulate interest in political and governmental affairs, to educate the electorate about issues, to further the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, to support Democratic Party nominees in national, state and local campaigns and to foster good fellowship among Democrats on Sanibel and Captiva Islands

For more information, contact Ken LaMotte at 472-3271 or send an e-mail to demclubislands@gmail.com.