NCSD President’s Messages

North Carolina Senior Democrats
2017 Convention

Salisbury, NC

May 5-6, 2017


The 2017 convention of the North Carolina Senior Democrats will be held in Salisbury, NC on May 5-6 at the Livingstone College Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Center at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South (click here for map).

While the actual convention is scheduled for Saturday, there are those who will be traveling great distances and will want to arrive in Salisbury on Friday.

All pre-convention meetings (Friday) are being held at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites located at 125 Marriott Circle (map).  These include a Technology class for those who want to become more computer literate and a class called Politics 101.  These run concurrently and they are free!  Please indicate on the registration form which one you will attend if you plan to arrive on Friday.

Dinner is on your own in Uptown Salisbury where there are numerous restaurants and a festive atmosphere.  The trolley will transport us from the hotel to the uptown area and back again before 8:00.  This is a free ride.  At 8:00 p.m. we have a speaker at the hotel.  There is no cost for this event.

The convention (Saturday) will be held at the Livingstone College Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Center located at 530 Jake Alexander Blvd South, a distance of 2.6 miles and one exit toward Charlotte on Interstate 85.  Breakfast is at 8:00am at Livingstone College.  A nominal cost may be charged.  Please make a reservation for this meal.

We expect the convention to end around 3:30pm.  Please make plans to remain until the end.  Take note that Daylight Savings Time will be in effect so leaving early isn’t necessary.


North Carolina Senior Democrats Executive Committee Retreat
Date:  June 9th
Time:  10:30 – 3:30
Location:  Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, 3000 Galloway     Ridge Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312
Cost:  Lunch Make check to Galloway Ridge, not to NCSD.
    $19.95 per person inclusive for salad
    $22.95 per person inclusive for entree
Who is to come?  Executive Committee (includes chapter presidents [and spouses], Committee Chairs, District Representatives
Choose your lunch preference NOW. (Cannot order that day.)  Notify Matilda no later than June 6th at noon.  If you cannot attend, please designate a member of your chapter to be there in your place to represent your chapter.  Each chapter should have someone there.  Bring someone with you!

Food Menu

Soup of the day & dessert
Harvest Salad: Mixed Greens with Sliced Granny Smith Apples, Candied Pecans, Crumbled Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberries. Served with a champagne vinaigrette Topped with Choice of Grilled Chicken Breast or Grilled Salmon or Grilled Portobello Mushroom
Chicken Parmesan Herb Seared Breast of Chicken topped with Provolone Cheese and Homemade Marinara Sauce served with Chef’s Selection of Starch & Veg

Vegan Pasta Primavera with Fresh Seasonal Vegetables

lunch from 12-1

If you are on Facebook, visit us at North Carolina Senior Democrats.
I hope to see you there!  Please R.S.V.P. to me right away.  Materials have to be made ready.
Thanks.  Matilda


NC Senior Democrats



Call to North Carolina Senior Democrats 2016 Convention



March 12, 2016

Dear NC Senior Democrats,

The North Carolina Senior Democrats 2016 Convention is in Raleigh this year, on April 29-30, 2016 at the Crabtree Marriott.  Our convention provides opportunities (1) to greet longtime friends and fellow Democrats, (2) to learn about the political situation in a presidential election year in NC and the country, and (3) to express your opinions on those things that bother us all and to hear others.  We also get a chance to remember our close friends and colleagues together.

There will be several activities on Friday afternoon including a Technical Forum on phones and computers, an opportunity to explore Raleigh via a Trolley Ride and a hospitality room for your gathering and relaxation.   Saturday, we will hear from Dr. Gene Nichol, who gives an old time stump speech on the evils of Republicans.  We hope you come early on Friday and enjoy these planned events.

Wake County Senior Democrats are the Convention hosts this year and they are working hard to prepare everything.  Our theme is to celebrate our accomplishments this year, such as addition of many new chapters and opportunities to serve North Carolina in the coming election and year.  We hope you are fired up to return home and take the flames with you.

Please register NOW, right now, for the convention and the activities surrounding it.  It is located at 4500 Marriott Dr. across from Crabtree Mall in Raleigh.  Come early and plan to spend Friday night.  The first 20 to register get an additional discount on the already discounted rooms.  You might want to attend the FREE classes on multi-media things, like Facebook, the website, uses for I-Pad and other things.  You might want to tour the older section of Raleigh on a trolley car!  Then there is a banquet on Friday evening and entertainment to boot!  Saturday features a breakfast with candidates and elected officials for you to hang out with.  Finally, the convention itself with Gene Nichol and Wayne Goodwin speaking to you starts at 9:30 sharp!   There will be lots of surprises, too, not to mention the political talk.

I look forward to spending time with you in the Hospitality Room and at events.    Please ask all your members and friends to come and spend the weekend with us.  We will have a good time.

Matilda Phillips
North Carolina Senior Democrats



The Buzz

July 27, 2015


Your NCSD officers are planning a great meeting for the Executive Committee on August 13 in Asheville! President Dick Warren has promised lunch and several of us are forming carpools for the trip. Some have already made reservations to spend some time in the area. The meeting is open to all members of the NCSD, so make your plans now to attend. The only stipulation is that you must make a reservation for lunch. We will meet in the Buncombe Democratic headquarters located at 951 Old Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC 28803. My phone number is 336-971-8933 if you need help. Please notify me about reservations. or text or call the above number by Tuesday, August 11th. Thanks!

I have just returned from Garden City/Surfside Beaches. Stayed with two GOOD Democrats from Concord: Jean and Richard Earl Johnson. They have Randolph County roots and we talked about democrats all across the state. We were never bored. The cooks in the restaurants know how to prepare seafood. Wow!

It’s time to make committee assignments. If you would like to serve, please notify me. There are slots to be filled. Dan Bennett has resigned for personal reasons as First Vice President. This position has the responsibility of increasing membership and each chapter First Vice President serves on that committee. Steve Fairley stepped up and will serve there. I have asked Jyoti Friedland to serve as Second Vice President. This position is the Liaison Committee president and Jyoti already belongs to several auxiliaries and she is active in them. She’s a natural fit. This appointment is subject to approval of the Executive Committee, so please give this some thought before the meeting on August 13th.

At your service,